Culture & History

Stupendous monuments of a bygone era are as attractive and interesting as the pyramids of Giza and Mayan Temples. The technology used to build these structures is believed to be in par with these ancient civilizations. There has definitely been an advance technology which assisted in the formation of these elegant structures, the massive irrigation systems and the in the intricate sculptures and artwork that is still displayed in most cultural sites around the island nation. With a view to preserving this cultural heritage, 6 of these cultural areas have been designated as Sri Lanka’s 8 world heritage sites.