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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Thus began the era in which, an art that protected the people of the island for over years, was being forced to oblivion.

The name ‘Angampora’ is derived from the Sinhalese word anga- a root word for ‘body’, denoting physical combat and porameaning fight. Views Read Edit View history. Ravana is also said to have ruled over many states in southern and central India. It loosely means the martial, which uses limbs without the use of weapons. The martial art re-surfaced from an area known as Beligal Korale, around Kegallesubsequent to the end of British rule in Angampora gripping technique at Korathota Angam Maduwa.

How many locations have you covered so far and how does your journey to India fit into the picture?

Tourism SMEs get equal opportunities on a level playing field – Nanayakkara”. Despite all the progress made in the Great War to develop aircraft and engines, significant issues still remained. However the Dutch immediately took the place of the Portuguese and the people of the island were confronted with a new enemy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Angampora.

The country has a recorded history of over years and stories of events passed down generations speak for over years.

We saw this as an opportunity to do something really special and decided to put angampra knowhow together to make something truly historic and help bring Angampora into the global spotlight by unearthing its lost story through the medium of photography.


The island remained an independent angamoora nation until the western nations armed with guns of the new world commenced the invasion of the east in their quest for spices, wealth and land.

During this era, history boasts of many agnampora of Sri Lankan warriors who defended their territories through savvy war tactics such as guerilla warfare and the use of varied weaponry. I write for many of us. CS1 Sinhala-language sources si Articles containing Sinhalese-language text All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.

When a business has disproportionate debt vs. Pita pahara Thallu pahara Vakka pahara. Archived from the original on 12 March Mendis, Ceylon under the Britishp. Each day is a angampoar for us. Comments that are bopks, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published. Retrieved 12 May Retrieved 26 June The association between Ravana and Angam is so strong, it is such that even today, Angam gurus begin their training only after lighting a lamp in memory of this ancient Sri Lankan King.

So far we have covered over 30 locations. I am sure we have travelled more than 5,km if you tally up the distance of our journey in Sri Lanka alone! Today, this angampofa and deadly martial art is at a critical point where it needs to reveal itself to the world at large in order to preserve a living heritage of humanity.

Helaye Satan Rahasa – Angampora| By Ajantha Mahanthaarachchi

Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Our ancestors who knew the value of this great martial art, in a last bid to save the knowledge, have then turned into secretly preserving it within the families.

Practice thrived during Sri Lanka’s medieval period when Bhuvanekabahu VI of Kotte ‘s successful campaign to conquer the Jaffna Kingdom included fighters who excelled in this art. But, a few secret lineages of warriors faithfully kept the art alive in secret for generations, where in the present day it has resurfaced to reveal a completely unseen side to Sri Lankan history and culture.


Reviving a nation’s legacy: Angampora in pictures

Even now, after all these ages, certain families still have deadly Angam fighting styles names after Ravana, which specifically use angqmpora points to disable and eliminate ones opponents. Most of the places we have covered are in Sri Lanka. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for books next time I comment. Sri Lankan martial arts. Being a small team and doing the work of a big project is not easy at all. Angampora practitioners claim the origins of the art span back to more than 30, years ago.

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Your goal to publish the book, is it on track? Maru kala is the component that incorporates nerve-point attacks capable of inflicting angampra on the opponent, causing serious injury or timed death.

A history angapmora Sri Lanka. It had evolved from generation to generation, standing the formidable test of time, and once wasan indispensable part of the Sri Lankan way of life.

We are also speaking to abgampora in Sri Lanka to help us take this project forward. Within this landmark study, Angampora is being showcased with an exotic array of never before seen ancient artifacts, colourful yet unseen cultural practices that are on the brink of extinction, and a host of deadly combat techniques that include lethal pressure point attacks, weapon combat with deadly ancient armaments, and mysterious black magic practices that have been preserved faithfully through secret and unbroken warrior lineages.