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  • Building of Abhayagiri
    King Valagamba occupies a significant place in the history of Sinhala kings. He suffered immense difficulties for a long period of 14 years, for the sake of the country. He is well known for the self-confidence he possessed. When he became king for the second time, he turned to be kind and friendly and tried his best to rule the land the righteous way.
  • The sittara’s doings in the early days
    Like other forms of art and culture, painting too prospered with the introduction of Buddhism. It is recorded that after sending Arahat Mahinda to Sri Lanka, his father, Emperor Asoka sent eighteen guilds of artists, craftsmen and painters.

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