Saturday, September 12, 2009

Isurumuniya, stone carvings, 6th Century AD, Sri Lanka.

The Isurumuniya rock temple dates from 3rd century BC. It is situated in Anuradhapura. The rock carvings are of a later date probably 6th century AD. Various interpretations are given for the figure of the horse and a man positioned looking at a lake nearby. It has been suggested by some that it could be the figure of the God Ayyanayake, who looks after forests and lakes. Photo by Charaka Wickremasinghe.

Storm drain leading to Seethawaka Oya, Weralupitiya, Sri Lanka.

A storm drain to carry the large load of rainwater caused by the monsoonal rains, leading away from the Seethawake Free trade zone, at Weralupitiya, Sri Lanka.