By Dishan Joseph | Sunday Observer

By Dishan Joseph

Facade of St. Mary’s Church
Among the islands in the Northern Province the one with the most historic and commercial value is the island of Kayts. Commonly referred to as Oorkavatthurai by Northerners this amazing island was once a vibrant harbour and colonial naval establishment. According to ancient records by 1178 AD it was a strategic harbour where King Parakramabahu 1 gathered his troops and...
26 January, 2020
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