St. Anthony's Shrine Wahakotte

St. Anthony’s Shrine Wahakotte, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 16 minutes St. Anthony’s Shrine Wahakotte (Sinhala: වහකෝට්ටේ ශාන්ත අන්තෝනි සිද්ධස්ථානය; Tamil: புனித அந்தோனியார் கோயில், வககோட்டை) is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Kandy in Wahacotte. The church is located in Wahacotte, in the north of Matale District, Sri Lanka, about 32 km from Matale. Considered to be one of the most important pilgrim sites for […]

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Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, Sri Lanka

Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara or Our Lady of Matara (Sinhala: මාතර අප ස්වාමිදුවගේ දේවස්ථානය) is a Roman Catholic church built in 1907 that tells us the famous story of the miraculous statue of Our Lady. Facing the southern seas, along this stretch of coast from Weligama to Dondra, is the shrine of

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Harry Potter Illustrated Editions: Books

Harry Potter Illustrated Editions

Reading Time: 4 minutes Harry Potter Illustrated Editions: Calling all muggles, witches, and wizards in the Harry Potter world! Experience every moment of the magic of the Wizarding World with these full-colour Harry Potter illustrated editions of books penned by award-winning British author J.K. Rowling, blended with extraordinary creativity and stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Jim Kay. Browse this amazing

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St. Sebastian's National Shrine Kandana, Sri Lanka

St. Sebastian’s National Shrine Kandana, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 24 minutes St. Sebastian’s National Shrine Kandana (Sinhala: සාන්ත සෙබස්තියන් ජාතික සිද්ධස්ථානය කඳාන) has been consecrated as the first shrine dedicated to Saint Sebastian in Sri Lanka. St. Sebastian is undoubtedly one of the most eminent martyrs honoured and venerated by the Catholic Church. Devotees frequent the shrine in large numbers, invoking his mediation to obtain many spiritual

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From Pearl Harbor to Calvary by Mitsuo Fuchida

From Pearl Harbor to Calvary by Mitsuo Fuchida

Reading Time: 9 minutes “From Pearl Harbor to Calvary” is Mitsuo Fuchida’s testimony of salvation From Pearl Harbor to Calvary is the incredible story of Mitsuo Fuchida, a captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service who is perhaps best known for leading the first air wave attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fuchida was responsible for

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Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall: Saviour of Ceylon

Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall: Saviour of Ceylon

Reading Time: 7 minutes Spotting of Japanese Fleet by Leonard Birchall Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall arrived at Koggala Airbase on April 2, 1942, after serving in the Shetland Islands. In Koggala, a large lake served as a runway and base for the flying boats. The slow speed and immense endurance of the Catalina flying boats allowed them to stay airborne

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Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka: Tewatta Church, Ragama

Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka: Tewatta Church, Ragama

Reading Time: 14 minutes Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka or Tewatta Church (Sinhala: ලංකා අප ස්වාමිදුවගේ බැසිලිකාව – තේවත්ත; Tamil: லங்கா மாதா பேராலயம்) is a Roman Catholic basilica in Tewatte, Ragama, Sri Lanka. It comes under the purview of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo and is a site of pilgrimage for Sri Lankan Catholics. This sacred church is home to the venerated statue of Our Lady of Lanka.

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Japanese attack on Ceylon During Second World War

Japanese attack on Ceylon During Second World War

Reading Time: 16 minutes Background of Japanese attack on Ceylon During Second World War World War II, or the Second World War, began in Europe on September 1, 1939, with the German invasion of Poland. Two days later, on September 3, 1939, the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany. The Second World War lasted six years and involved a vast majority of the

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Why did Japan fail to take Ceylon during the Second World War?

Why did Japan fail to take Ceylon during the Second World War?

Reading Time: 5 minutes After the successful Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, and subsequent conquests from the Philippines to Singapore to the Dutch East Indies, the Imperial Japanese Navy set its sights beyond the Pacific, advancing into the Indian Ocean and threatening the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, challenging the British naval fleet and

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Preface to the Lyrical Ballads: William Wordsworth

Preface to the Lyrical Ballads: William Wordsworth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, composed by William Wordsworth for the second edition published in 1800 of the poetry collection Lyrical Ballads wrote with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. William Wordsworth usually expressed himself through his poetry, and this collection single-handedly helped launch the Romantic movement in England. Related Post: The 10 BEST William Wordsworth Poems The

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