- a city in N central Sri Lanka: ruins of ancient Buddhist temples.
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The railway was extended from Matale to Anuradhapura in 1905.
Bintenne, which gives its name to the district, transcends Anuradhapura in antiquity.The Pearl of India
Maturin M. Ballou
Next morning he proceeded to Anuradhapura and was received with all honour and enthusiasm.
Hence when the court moved from Anuradhapura to Pollunaruwa it was installed in the new capital.
Monasteries like those of Anuradhapura, which are said to have contained thousands of monks, no longer exist.
- a town in Sri Lanka: ancient capital of Ceylon; site of the sacred bo tree and place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. Pop: 53 151 (2001)