Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka

The city of Anuradhapura is the provincial capital of North central province. This is bounded by Mannar, Mulathiv and Vavnia districts by North, Kurunegala & Mathale districts by South, Puttalam from west and Pollnnaruawa and Trincomalee districts from east.

Anuradhapura is the first capital city of Sri Lanka. This capital city was first founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC. Upon the Arrival of Buddhism with Arahath Maninda Thero, Anuradhapura became more established city in the country with many rich cultural & religious values. Kings of Anuradhapura became the ruler of entire Sri Lanka. There are many sacred Buddhist places such as Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanmeli Maha seya located in this district. Kingdom Of Anuradhapura was under invasion from South Indian kings time to time and then Polonnaruwa became the capital city of Sri Lanka.

The Anuradhapura city has a land Extent of 7,179 Sqkm and according to the latest statistics current population is 886,945. Agriculture is the main source of income and there are many tanks, which were built by ancients kings still in use.

Kuttam Pokuna

Kuttam Pokuna means for Twin Ponds in native Sinhala Language and located in Anuradhapura.
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There was an ancient Buddhist monastery located in Ritigala in early days and nows days you can see some partially excavated ruins of the original structures.
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Thanthirimale is a prominent Buddhist sacred place, situated about 40 kilometers north-west to the city of Anuradhapura. More about Magul Maha Viharaya