Sri Pada glorious shadow
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Sri Lanka

Year of Research
50 long years

  • The annual pilgrims\' development to Sri Pada, the holiest of the sacred hills has already begun.
  • Apart from the sanctity of this revered peak, its fascination lies in the beautiful shadow it casts at Sri Padasunrise.
  • Among them is one by Major Skinner who spent 50 long years here as a expert and proficient road engineer.
  • Major Skinner pitched his frail talipot camp tent atop the holy peak to take engineering surveys.
  • His leafy camp comprised a camp bed, a rolling chair and a table.
  • This maiden engineering survey atop theking of the first map of Ceylon, as Sri Lanka was then called.