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My home town

23 January, 2022

My home town is Anuradhapura. It is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lankaand is the biggest district in Sri Lanka. It belongs to the dry zone. The climate in Anuradhapura is hot and precipitation is low.

Anuradhapura used to be the ancient capital of Sri Lanka for a long time in the past and was ruled by famous kings such as King Pandukabaya, King Dhathusena, King Dutugamunu and King Walagamba.

Anuradhapura is a multi-national and multi-cultural area and different ethnic groups such as the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers, Malays and other minorities live here.

It is an agricultural area and the main occupation of the people is agriculture. Others work in goverment departments and private companies.

Anuradhapura is famous for its historical heritage and there are many historical places, ruins and monuments such as the Sacred Bo Tree, Ruwanweliseya, the Samadhi Buddha Statue, the Queen’s Pond, Moonstones and the Elephant Pond. This city is a good tourist attraction and manytourists visit it.

This is not only a historical and agricultural city but is also a well developed area in the country. People enjoy many modern facilities like leisure and sports centres and restaurants and health facilities. I love my home town.

 Vidath Amarawickrama

Grade 10

A/Niwaththka Chethiya College,