November, 2010

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A Dose of Daha Ata Sanniya

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In the olden days when local medicine men cured patients of various maladies that afflicted humans by using a variety of concoctions, oils, pills and mixtures, there was another secret ingredient that was used to heal the infirm; Daha Ata...
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Irrakkandi to Kokkilai

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The first things that come to your mind when someone says ‘lets visit Trincomalee’ are the sandy beaches, the Koneswaram temple, Fort Federick and the largest natural harbour in Sri Lanka. However, if you step off the tourist trail and...
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Delkanda Pola

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  A high-pitched, repetitive call of price and product, an even louder strain for a bargain and if all agreements of price for pound between buyer and seller goes well… then you’ve got yourself a marvellous deal! Words Sonali Kadurugamuwa...
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Sanctum Of Mystery

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Stepping over the threshold, demarcated by a cautiously salvaged stone frame, one entertains fanciful thoughts of stargates and Alice in Wonderland. Nature plays along with an unreserved charm aligning the footpath that diminishes secretively from view. Generously boughed, it begs...
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Island Hopping In Madu River

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“What if it jumps into the boat” is my only thought. My eyes are almost popping out, my hand is on my chest, my jaw is hanging as if pulled down by the sheer force of gravity… It is also...
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Dutch Museum

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  The sands of time lie suspended in an era between the 17th and 18th centuries within the Dutch Museum in Colombo. Walking through the gigantic main doorway the loud chatter, honking cars and the pandemonium of traffic in Prince...
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Pickles That Tickle Your Fancy

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Pickles are famous culinary delights world over, and in each and every culture their origins are as a method of preservation for easily perishable foodstuff to be made use of during off seasons or lengthy journeys. Nowadays pickling as a...
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“Sadhu, Sadhu”

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It was still dark when the Venerable Maha Sangha made their way towards the vishrama shalawa or the resting place of the Gangaramaya Temple site in Kataragama. Chief Incumbent of the Gangaramaya Temple, Ven Galaboda Gnanissara Thero, fondly known as...
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Rolling Out The Red Carpet

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Fashion, fun and an intuitive step in fabric fusion, R E D is to bring out the ‘world’ in a trend that is truly a lifestyle choice. Words Sonali Kadurugamuwa |  Photographs Prabhath Chathuranga A part of a growing trend...
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7 Degrees North Of Dining Pleasure

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Beira Lake permeated a view of tranquillity, Mediterranean cuisine mastered for the savouring and a little bit of spice as one’s fancy may prefer, ‘7 Degrees North,’ is a place for the reader, the writer, the diner, the socialiser and...
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