Several minute granite tools (about 4 centimetres in length), earthenware, remnants of charred timber, and clay burial pots date to the Mesolithic stone age.
Human remains dating to 6000 BCE have been discovered during recent excavations around a cave at Varana Raja Maha vihara and in the Kalatuwawa area.
These chronicles cover the period since the establishment of the Kingdom of Tambapanni in the 6th century BCE.
Several of these caves, including the well known Batadombalena and the Fa-Hien Rock cave, have yielded many artifacts from these people who are currently the first known inhabitants of the island.
Also a place of learning, it houses a museum, complete with residential hall. Visit Dehiwala Zoological Garden Beautifully landscaped 30 acres in which a rich collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes live in harmony with Nature. Get Wet and Wild at Leisure World Sri Lanka’s first amusement and water park features log flumes, roller coasters, and many other thrilling rides for kids and adults. Sample the Nightlife Colombo has a buzzing scene, with chill-out bars, casinos if you want to try your hand at roulette or baccarat, or cool clubs where you can party until dawn. Eat Some Kothu Rotti The quintessential Sri Lankan snack consists of sliced-up bits of rotti, expertly blended with your choice of chicken, beef, egg, onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to about 35,000 years ago (Balangoda Man).
In 1972 Sri Lanka assumed the status of a Republic.
A constitution was introduced in 1978 which made the Executive President the head of state.