Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Free
Faster access than browser!
 

Matara, Sri Lanka

Index Matara, Sri Lanka

Matara (මාතර, மாத்தறை) (originally Mahathota) is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo. [1]

51 relations: A2 highway (Sri Lanka), Adam's Peak, Bastion fort, Cable-stayed bridge, City, Coastal line (Sri Lanka), Colombo, Defensive wall, Dharmapala of Kotte, Dondra, Dondra Head Lighthouse, Dutch Ceylon, Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, E01 expressway (Sri Lanka), Ferry, Gajaman Nona, Galle Fort, Kataragama, Kumaratunga Munidasa, List of railway stations in Sri Lanka, List of sovereign states, Matara Bodhiya, Matara Central College, Matara District, Matara fort, Matara railway station, Mayor, Municipal council, Old Nupe Market, Open University of Sri Lanka, Principality of Ruhuna, Promontory, Rahula College, Sinhalese people, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Railways, Sri Lankan Moors, St. Mary's Convent Matara, St. Servatius' College, St. Thomas' College, Matara, St. Thomas' Girls' High School, Star fort, Matara, Sujatha Vidyalaya, Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka), Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka, Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera, University of Ruhuna, ..., 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Expand index (1 more) »

A2 highway (Sri Lanka)

The A 2 is an A-Grade road in Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and A2 highway (Sri Lanka) · See more »

Adam's Peak

Adam's Peak is a tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Adam's Peak · See more »

Bastion fort

A bastion fort, a type of trace Italienne (literally, Italian outline), is a fortification in a style that evolved during the early modern period of gunpowder when the cannon came to dominate the battlefield.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Bastion fort · See more »

Cable-stayed bridge

A cable-stayed bridge has one or more towers (or pylons), from which cables support the bridge deck.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Cable-stayed bridge · See more »

City

A city is a large human settlement.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and City · See more »

Coastal line (Sri Lanka)

The coastal line (sometimes referred to as the coast line or the southern line) is a major railway line in Sri Lanka, running between Colombo Fort and Matara, via Galle.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Coastal line (Sri Lanka) · See more »

Colombo

Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Colombo · See more »

Defensive wall

A defensive wall is a fortification usually used to protect a city, town or other settlement from potential aggressors.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Defensive wall · See more »

Dharmapala of Kotte

Dharmapala or Dom João Dharmapala Peria Bandara (1541 – May 27, 1597) was last king of the Kingdom of Kotte, in present-day Sri Lanka, from 1551 until May 27, 1597.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Dharmapala of Kotte · See more »

Dondra

Dondra (Sinhala:දෙවුන්දර තුඩුව/Devi Nuwara - God's Town/City of Gods, Tamil: Tevan/Ten Thurai, Corruption: Devundara/Dondra - Lord's Port/South Port) is a settlement on the extreme southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean near Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Dondra · See more »

Dondra Head Lighthouse

Dondra Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Dondra Head, Dondra, the southernmost point in Sri Lanka and is Sri Lanka's tallest lighthouse, and also one of the tallest in South East Asia.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Dondra Head Lighthouse · See more »

Dutch Ceylon

Dutch Ceylon (Sinhala: ලන්දේසි ලංකාව Landesi Lankava) was a governorate established in present-day Sri Lanka by the Dutch East India Company.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Dutch Ceylon · See more »

Dutch Reformed Church, Matara

The Dutch Reformed Church is located within the Matara fort in Matara and is situated near the entrance to the fort.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Dutch Reformed Church, Matara · See more »

E01 expressway (Sri Lanka)

The Southern Expressway, also known as the Southern Lanka Distributor (Dakśina Laṃkā Adhivēgi Mārgaya, தென்னிலங்கை அதிவேக நெடுஞ்சாலை is Sri Lanka's first E Class highway. The highway links the Sri Lankan capital Colombo with Galle and Matara, major cities in the south of the island. The Southern Expressway Project (SEP) was introduced by the Road Development Authority and the Ministry of Highways as far back as late 1980s. The University of Moratuwa undertook an Environment Impact Assessment study in 1996, which was submitted to the government in early 1997. Construction of the highway began in 2003 and completion up to Galle was achieved by November 2011. March 2014 saw the section from Galle to Matara being declared open to the public. The construction of the expressway was partly funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, who were responsible for the section between Kurundugahahetekma and Kokmaduwa, and the Asian Development Bank, responsible for the section between Kurundugahahetekma and Pinnaduwa. The expressway reduces the time taken to travel from Colombo to Galle to one hour from three hours, and Colombo to Matara to one and a half hours from four hours taken by the regular A2 highway. The extension of the expressway to Hambantota was inaugurated on 4 July 2015. The extension will be four lanes (with allowance of further two lanes in future), the cost of US $180M being funded by the Exim Bank of China. On 10 August 2015, a Highway Traffic Management system was inaugurated and currently covers the length of the expressway, including the Outer-Circular Expressway.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and E01 expressway (Sri Lanka) · See more »

Ferry

A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Ferry · See more »

Gajaman Nona

Donna Isabella Koraneliya (Sinhala:දෝන ඉසබෙලා කොරනෙලියා) (Gajaman Nona) was a Sri Lankan author who was noted for having the ability to write and recite impromptu Sinhala poetry.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Gajaman Nona · See more »

Galle Fort

Galle Fort (ගාලු කොටුව Galu Kotuwa; translit), in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Galle Fort · See more »

Kataragama

Kataragama (translit, translit) is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Kataragama · See more »

Kumaratunga Munidasa

Kumaratunga Munidasa (Sinhala: කුමාරතුංග මුනිදාස; 25 July 1887 – 2 March 1944) was a pioneer Sri Lankan (Sinhala) linguist, grammarian, commentator, writer, poet, and journalist.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Kumaratunga Munidasa · See more »

List of railway stations in Sri Lanka

List of railway stations in Sri Lanka include.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and List of railway stations in Sri Lanka · See more »

List of sovereign states

This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and List of sovereign states · See more »

Matara Bodhiya

Matara Bodhiya is a sacred fig tree in Matara, Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Matara Bodhiya · See more »

Matara Central College

Matara Central College is one of the mixed school in Matara City.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Matara Central College · See more »

Matara District

Matara (මාතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය Mātara distrikkaya; மாத்தறை மாவட்டம் Māttaṛai māvaṭṭam) is a district in Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Matara District · See more »

Matara fort

The Matara Fort (මාතර බලකොටුව Mathara Balakotuwa; translit) was built in 1560 by the Portuguese and was substantially re-built by the Dutch in 1640, following the capture of Galle.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Matara fort · See more »

Matara railway station

Matara railway station is a station in Matara, Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Matara railway station · See more »

Mayor

In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Mayor · See more »

Municipal council

A municipal council is the local government of a municipality such as city councils and town councils.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Municipal council · See more »

Old Nupe Market

The Old Nupe Market (නූපේ පැරණි වෙළඳ ගොඩනැගිල්ල) or the Old Dutch Market is a historic, European-built structure in Matara, Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Old Nupe Market · See more »

Open University of Sri Lanka

"The Open University of Sri Lanka" (OUSL) (ශ්‍රී ලංකා විවෘත විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය, இலங்கை திறந்த பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a national university in Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Open University of Sri Lanka · See more »

Principality of Ruhuna

The Principality of Ruhuna, also referred to as the Kingdom of Ruhuna, is a region of present-day Southern and Eastern Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Principality of Ruhuna · See more »

Promontory

A promontory is a raised mass of land that projects into a lowland or a body of water (in which case it is a peninsula).

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Promontory · See more »

Rahula College

Rahula College is a boys' school in Sri Lanka, located in Matara district.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Rahula College · See more »

Sinhalese people

The Sinhalese (Sinhala: සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya, also known as Hela) are an Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sinhalese people · See more »

Southern Province, Sri Lanka

The Southern Province (දකුණු පළාත Dakunu Palata, தென் மாகாணம் Thaen Maakaanam) of Sri Lanka is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Southern Province, Sri Lanka · See more »

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (commonly known as Kotte) is the official, administrative capital of Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte · See more »

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka · See more »

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

. The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (ශ්‍රී ලංකා තොරතුරු තා‌ක්ෂණ ආයතනය; இலங்கை தகவல் தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனம்) (also known as SLIIT) is a private institute in Sri Lanka specializing in technology, engineering and business.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology · See more »

Sri Lanka Railways

The Sri Lanka Railway Department (more commonly known as Sri Lanka Railways (SLR)) (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා දුම්රිය සේවය Śrī Laṃkā Dumriya Sēvaya; Tamil: இலங்கை புகையிரத சேவைகள்) is Sri Lanka's railway owner and primary operator.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Railways · See more »

Sri Lankan Moors

Sri Lankan Moors (translit; translit formerly Ceylon Moors; colloquially referred to as Muslims or Moors) are an ethnic minority group in Sri Lanka, comprising 9.3% of the country's total population.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Moors · See more »

St. Mary's Convent Matara

St.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and St. Mary's Convent Matara · See more »

St. Servatius' College

St.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and St. Servatius' College · See more »

St. Thomas' College, Matara

St.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and St. Thomas' College, Matara · See more »

St. Thomas' Girls' High School

St.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and St. Thomas' Girls' High School · See more »

Star fort, Matara

The Star Fort (මාතර තාරකා කොටුව Mathara Tharaka Kotuwa; translit) is a fort in Matara, Sri Lanka, located on the eastern bank of the Nilwala River, approximately from the gate to the Matara fort.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Star fort, Matara · See more »

Sujatha Vidyalaya

Sujatha Vidyalaya is a girls' school in Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sujatha Vidyalaya · See more »

Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)

Sunday Observer is a weekly English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, published on Sundays.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka) · See more »

Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

No description.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Telephone numbers in Sri Lanka · See more »

Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera

Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera (1408 - 1491) was a Buddhist monk and an eminent scholar, who lived in the 15th century in Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera · See more »

University of Ruhuna

The University of Ruhuna (රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, රෝහණ සරසවිය (Ruhuṇa Viśvavidyālaya, Rohana sarasaviya),; ருகுண பல்கலைக் கழகம்) is a public university in Matara, Sri Lanka.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and University of Ruhuna · See more »

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with the epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

New!!: Matara, Sri Lanka and 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami · See more »

Redirects here:

Mātara, Māttaṛai.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matara,_Sri_Lanka

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »