battle of Kolambalaka
Brahmin Tissa had a huge army of sons of Ruhuna. They were well
versed in the art of war-fare. They came as far as Mantota. As
they were nearing the border, the Tamil army was awaiting them.
Their army was organized under seven commanders. They were experts
from South India.
Vihara images - finest anywhere in the world
statues cut out of rock are seen in many places in Sri Lanka.
Among them, the ones at Gal Vihara in Polonnaruwa offer a rare
sight with four rock-cut statues in a row.
- The Brave
a busy town in south India was a zoo. In it lived a hippopotamus
whose name was Gappu. Gappu was a kind and gentle creature who
loved children. However the children always made fun of him and
this made him very sad. “See how ugly that creature is.”
Story of Mother’s Day
The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back
to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea,
the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600’s, England celebrated
a day called “Mothering Sunday”. Celebrated on the
4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter*),
“Mothering Sunday” honored the mothers of England.