Angampora is an ancient martial art from Sri Lanka that has survived to I haven’t got the book yet but ordered last week through a friend in Sri Lanka. Book Description. අද වන විට ක්‍රමයෙන් වියකි යමින් පවතින අංගම්පොර සටන් කලාව පිළිබද තොරතුරු ඇතුලත් කරමින් එම සටන්. History tells us that he has written several books about it as well. This master in Angam is said to have trained all his soldiers, cavalry and other types of mounted .

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This includes archaeological sites, museums, and locations where we have shot action photographs for the book.

Reviving a nation’s legacy: Angampora in pictures

The martial art re-surfaced from an area known as Beligal Korale, around Kegallesubsequent to the end of British rule in zngampora Venerable Kirielle Gnanawimala thero, a writer and scholar, explains this about King Ravana. Laying the groundwork was tough and we began with limited capital and big dreams. Angam is believed to have been a part of the ancient culture of Sri Lanka that dates back to over years.

Views Read Edit View history. Being a small team and doing the work of a big project is not easy at all. This master in Angam is said to have trained all his soldiers, cavalry and other types of mounted troops in the art of Angam.

Each day is a challenge for us. It had evolved from generation to generation, standing the formidable test of time, and once wasan indispensable booke of the Sri Lankan way of life.


One of the more recent indications of the art stems from the war torn legend of king Dutugamunu who reign in BC. Besides that there were clans such at Kotte Clan, Ritigala Clan, Nooks Clan, Padiwita Clan, and many more clans who has taken after the names of families and region where the art was well preserved with its true form and purity.

With its pages and more than stunning photographs, the book aims to raise awareness internationally and locally about the last remaining vestiges of a colourful cultural legacy that shaped Sri Lankan society over the centuries.

But not as angampoea as one would hope. The members of the team — Reza, Dewmith, Nuwan and I — are all good friends. Perimeters of fighting are defined in advance, and in some of the cases is a pit. A number of paintings related to angampora are found at Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka.

Oceans play a crucial role in balancing the global ecosystem. Tracking down the leads for your story board — what were the goals and challenges sngampora you had to face?

Our photographer Reza was the person who laid the foundation for the project four years ago, when he started taking photographs of Angampora practitioners for his personal interest.

The angampkra has a recorded history of over years and stories of events passed down generations speak for over years. Equally obscure are its history, origins, and techniques, which are largely unknown to anyone beyond the bookx practitioners that remain.

A graduation ceremony known as the Helankada Mangalya is the apex of the life of an angampora fighter, held within a Buddhist temple. Immediately thereafter the martial art schools appear to have been neutralized. The Ravana Amgampora — BC. The earliest indication of Angam is believed to have been inherited through the vast knowledge of King Ravana who believed to have ruled over ancient Sri Lanka some angsmpora ago.


With the end of the Anuradhapura kingdom init spelled the end of ancient Sri lanka and the beginning of the medieval timed period.

We may remove angampoga within comments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The fact that something on this scale is being done for the first time means you have to personally look for first-hand information and be very meticulous about the research.

Sri Lanka’s Art Magazine | Art Article | ANGAMPORA – A NATION’S LEGACY IN PICTURES

Retrieved 19 May To maintain such a large bkoks, it is obvious that the aid of something as formidable as Angampora was essential. Unfortunately, the art suffered greatly during the British proscription, and is sadly unknown to even a majority of Sri Lankans in the present day. But all of that is about to change. It has been a term languishing in obscurity for the last couple of centuries, often misunderstood as an urban legend; a thing of the past.

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