July, 2010

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Retracing the Steps of the Bodhi Tree: Dambakolapatuna

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For Buddhists in Sri Lanka, Sri Maha Bodhiya, or the sacred Bo tree (Ficus religiosa) at Anuradhapura is one of the most revered places of worship in the country. Throughout millennia it has received the reverence of people one generation...
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A journey through the wilderness: Lahugala

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It was around 4.30 pm when a group of us passed through the gates and entered the Lahugala National Park. The evening light was casting shadows on the ground and the large trees and foliage were shading our path....
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Along the shores of Passekudah

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The unspoilt beaches of Passekudah and its calm waters are a treat to the discerning traveller. Located in the East Coast of Sri Lanka, a visit to the shores of Passekudah is an experience in itself....
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If art were a momentary impulse…

Rochelle Motha

… it would begin when she was about 13 years old, and her mother recognised that those unusual patterns on her sketching were a potential of uniqueness that would require the guidance of art lessons to reveal a talent that...
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Angampora: the Martial Art of Sri Lankan Kings

Angampora

“Ramayan”, narrates a war that was fought between Prince Rama and King Ravana of Sri Lanka. The “Mahawamsa” the chronicle of Sri Lankan kings, on many occasions narrates the swordsmanship and the combat skills of the Sri Lankan kings and...
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Sail Away to the 17th Century

Ship

Traversing through the Colombo Port, Navy and cargo ships impinged our immediate surroundings. As we approached the Bandaranaike berth we were transfixed by the extraordinary vision that seemed to have abruptly materialised before us....
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Airport Express

Airport Express

Recall all the times you were stuck in traffic on your way to the airport, worried and stressed that you would miss your flight. Think of all the times you waited in traffic jams on your way back from the...
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French Open 2010

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Rafael Nadal stole the show, in the Men’s Finals, at the 2010 French Open, earning his fifth title at the tournament. Roger Federer was curtailed after the quarterfinals while Andy Roddick didn’t get past the early stages of the Open....
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A ceylonese spa experience

Janet Spa

Nestled at the far end of Park Street Mews amidst a row of warehouses, Spa Ceylon Ayurveda transports us back to age-old Ceylon....
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Soulful Silver

Finely defined necklace and A chain in pure silver

When Fahemida, Gemmologist and Director of Ridhi Silver Studio, was asked about what gave Ridhi its originality as a purely silver jewellery boutique, “something new, something old, it’s silver in my soul...”...
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