COLOMBO: A year after the defeat of Tamil rebels who had made parts of Sri Lanka a no-go area, the island hopes to entice tens of thousands of tourists to places that appear in one of Asia’s most celebrated religious sagas.

Tourist officials have identified and collated more than 50 sites said to feature in the Ramayana, a Sanskrit epic more than 2,000 years old. The saga tells the story of the legendary king Rama who battles to rescue his wife, Sita, who is held captive by an evil demon king who lives in what is today Sri Lanka…

 Source: ACHA Bulletin of April 19, 2010 (from Gulf Times, April 19, 2010)

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