Anuradhapura is the first kingdom in Sri Lanka and King Pandukabaya is the first monarch of the kingdom. Because of the secured location and agricultural environment, it has lasted for a long era (377BC-1017AD) as the capital of the country. During King Devanampiyatissa's time, Buddhism has brought by Mihidu Maharahathan Wahanse and spread all around the country. As a result of that Anuradhapura was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. This world heritage site is placed 205km away from the commercial capital, Colombo.
This ancient city contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders, enormous dagobas (brick stupas), Huge lakes, ancient pools, and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka which reflects the pride of our ancestors. It is still a mystery about the advanced technology used on those unbelievable inventions.