Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces and 25 districts
|1||Central||Kandy||Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya|
|3||Settentrional||Jaffna||Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullativu|
|4||Oriental||Trincomalee||Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee|
|6||Meridional||Galle||Galle, Hambanthota, Matara|
|9||Occidental||Colombo||Colombo, Gampaha, Kaluthara|
The sacred city of Anuradhapura, now in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of Sri Lankan civilization. The fascinating ancient ruins include huge bell-shaped stupas built of small sun-dried bricks, temples, sculptures, palaces, and ancient drinking-water reservoirs.
The Sri Maha bodhiya is perhaps the oldest living tree in the world. Ruwanwelisaya. After defeating the Tamil king Elara, King Dutugemunu of Sri Lanka built this magnificant stupa. Thuparamaya. Thera Mahinda himself introduced Theravada Buddhism and also chetiya worship to Ceylon
Lovamahapaya is situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya.Abhayagiri Dagaba. King Valagamba ascended the throne in 103 AD. He waged war with the Tamils and was defeated
Jetavanarama. King Mahasen (273-301 AD) built this largest stupa in Ceylon, and possibly the whole world Mirisaveti Stupa. King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara, built the Mirisaveti Stupa Lankarama was built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place at Galhebakada Isurumuniya is situated near Tisawewa and was built by King Devanampiyatissa to house 500 newly-ordained children of high caste The ancient Magul Uyana is situated close to Isurumuni Vihara and Tissawewa and contains several ponds Rathna Prasadaya was built by Kng Kanittha Tissa who ruled Ceylon from 167-186 AD.