Documentary Film on SRI LANKA
Government Film Unit, Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka
The earliest reference to this island widely dubbed as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, came in the Indian manuscript called ‘Skanda Puranaya’. Then it was also referred to in the ‘Ramayanaya’ that came several centuries later. According to the Ramayanaya,Sri Lanka was the homeland of the dominant king ‘Ravana’.Ancient astronomers believed that the equinoctial point of the universe was positioned in ‘Sri Lanka Puraya’ -the then capital of this country.