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Srilanka chances to host Asian Youth Games | HAMBANTOTA ZONE

Srilanka chances to host Asian Youth Games | HAMBANTOTA ZONE | al fanar qatar islamic culture center | Scoop.it
Sri Lanka’s hosting rights for the 2017 Asian Youth Games is at risk following a letter sent by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and the President of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC) Hemasiri Fernando. The letter dated January 21 and signed by the OAC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has pointed out seven important areas where Sri Lanka has failed to address, despite signing a Host City Contract in 2012. The letter states that the OCA “sees no progress in the conduct of the Games.” “As you are aware the City of Hambantota in Sri Lanka was entrusted with the responsibility of hosting the 2017 Asian Youth Games by the OCA General Assembly in 2012 and a Host City Contract to this effect was signed between the OCA, the City of Hambantota and the NOC of Sri Lanka. However even after one and half years of the allotment of the Games we see no progress in the conduct of the Games,” the letter states. Sri Lanka was offic
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History of Hambantota,Srilanka | HAMBANTOTA ZONE

History of Hambantota,Srilanka | HAMBANTOTA ZONE | al fanar qatar islamic culture center | Scoop.it
Hambantota, the main city of Hambantota District is located near the 148th mile (238-km) post along the Colombo-Galle-Matara-Tissamaharama highway. Map of Hambantota District (Click to enlarge) Hambantota, Sri Lanka, May 1978       Early Malay settlers History. About 200BC, the first Kingdom of Sri Lanka was flourishing in the north central region of Anuradhapura. After a personal dispute with his brother, King Devanampiyathissa of Anuradhapura, King Mahanaga established the kingdom of Ruhuna in the south of the island. This region played a vital role in building the nation as well asnurturing the Sri Lankan Buddhist culture. During the height of this vibrant period the travelers and traders from the Far East, Siam, China and Indonesia sought anchorage in the natural harbor at Hambantota. The vessels these traders traveled in were called “SAMPANS” and their anchorage came to be known as “ SAMPANTOTA” (now this particular anchorage is known as Godawaya). By an
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Kalu Dodol sweet toffee at Hambantota | HAMBANTOTA ZONE

Kalu Dodol sweet toffee at Hambantota | HAMBANTOTA ZONE | al fanar qatar islamic culture center | Scoop.it
Kalu dodol is a sweet dish, a type of dodol that is popular in Sri Lanka. The dark and sticky dish consists mainly of kithuljaggery (from the sap of the toddy palm), rice flour and coconut milk. Kalu dodol is a very difficult and time-consuming dish to prepare. TheHambanthota area is famous for the production of this dish. Kalu dodol is believed to have been introduced to Sri Lanka by Malay Peoples, perhaps from Indonesia . It has also been attributed to the Portuguese, who occupied parts of the country during the 16th and 17th centuries.With the introduction of artificial ingredients in recent times, the preparation of kalu dodol has occasionally deviated from the traditional recipes. Kalu dodol, along with other traditional sweets, is commonly prepared and consumed in celebration of the Sinhala New Year.As the process of making the dish is difficult and time consuming, nowadays most people don't make kalu dodol themselves, instead preferring to buy it from shops. Kalu dodol cap
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Kalu Dodol sweet toffee at Hambantota | HAMBANTOTA ZONE

Kalu Dodol sweet toffee at Hambantota | HAMBANTOTA ZONE | al fanar qatar islamic culture center | Scoop.it
Kalu dodol is a sweet dish, a type of dodol that is popular in Sri Lanka. The dark and sticky dish consists mainly of kithuljaggery (from the sap of the toddy palm), rice flour and coconut milk. Kalu dodol is a very difficult and time-consuming dish to prepare. TheHambanthota area is famous for the production of this dish. Kalu dodol is believed to have been introduced to Sri Lanka by Malay Peoples, perhaps from Indonesia . It has also been attributed to the Portuguese, who occupied parts of the country during the 16th and 17th centuries.With the introduction of artificial ingredients in recent times, the preparation of kalu dodol has occasionally deviated from the traditional recipes. Kalu dodol, along with other traditional sweets, is commonly prepared and consumed in celebration of the Sinhala New Year.As the process of making the dish is difficult and time consuming, nowadays most people don't make kalu dodol themselves, instead preferring to buy it from shops. Kalu dodol cap
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Hambantota fisher harbour- sunrise |Gazzan -Travel Photos,Animals,Design,Event Photos ::::

Hambantota fisher harbour- sunrise |Gazzan -Travel Photos,Animals,Design,Event Photos :::: | al fanar qatar islamic culture center | Scoop.it
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