August, 2010

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Ushering in the rains

The elephant bearing the golden casket containing the Sacred Tooth Relic

Since time immemorial, the inhabitants of this island have had a lifestyle based on agriculture. Hence appeals to Rain Gods to bring in timely rains were not uncommon in the past, and even today, they still continue in various forms....
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Experience Kumana

a large female sambur relaxing under a  tree

Yala East National Park is commonly known as Kumana, after its famous mangroves which provide an important habitat to both endemic and migratory birds....
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Encore

Lakshman Joseph De Saram

Lakshman Joseph De Saram is known for his brilliance as a violinist, in both the local and regional classical music arena....
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An icon of change: Fort Jaffna

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A piece of colonial history spanning the 17th and 18th Centuries, the Portuguese, Dutch and British have all woven its elaborate past....
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Chaaya Blu

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Royston Ellis visits Trincomalee and finds a Sri Lankan resort to rival those in the Maldives....
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Fruit of the Sea: Loon Tao

An evening at Loon Tao

With the catch of the day brought in from the ‘waves of prosperity’, a start to a fresh day with the freshest ingredients begins to unfold by the ocean....
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‘Raft House’: float away into tranquillity

The hypnotising view aboard

A light breeze running through your hair, nothing but cool, deep water, green shores and blue skies as far as the eye can see, everything around you calm and still as you watch yourself drift away from the bustling routines...
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Cricket Club Café: tastes and treasures

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Names of cricketing greats are scribbled across the front of the menu. Inside the booklet, are a variety of dishes, each named after a cricketer....
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Choices galore at Ram Bros

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Situated in the bustling hubbub of Main Street Colombo, Ram Bros has established and evolved since its beginnings in 1967....
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Mlesna Tea Centre: a part of the modern heritage of Kandy

A part of the exclusive value-added gift range

Mlesna; manufacturer and exporter of pure Ceylon tea, opened up their brand new Tea Centre in the beautiful city of Kandy in the presence of distinguished guests and media....
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