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    The Great Kingdom Of Polonnaruwa

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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    The Great Kingdom Of Polonnaruwa
    The kingdom of Polonnaruwa is second most ancient of Sri Lanka’s kingdoms. It was first announced the capital by King Vijayabahu , who defeated the  Chola invaders in 1070 CE and reunited the country . The city has been listed under the World Heritage Site by UNESCO (1982). The place is extremely beautiful and used as a backdrop to film scenes for the Duran Duran music video Save a Prayer in 1982. There are now government institutions built about 6 km away from the town. The city is one of the cleanest and greenest places of the country. With the recent climate changes, the city has become far more attractive to tourists. Apart from great archaeological sites you can enjoy rains and chilliness in the later part of the year. From the pages of past: The Cholas when conquered the land,  [...]

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