May, 2011

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Sri Maha Bodhi 2600 Years Of Worship

At the entrance to the sacred premises

The devotees throng the compound. Their white garments contrast with the bright purple flowers, which they offer in worship. A man holds a small child; an old lady sits palms placed together, leaning against the temple wall, watching them. Age...
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Vibrant Shades In Jaffna

Sun setting over the palmyrah fronds

A cool evening breeze passed swiftly through the busy streets of Jaffna, sweeping away the afternoon’s heat, bringing out eager shop-goers and young cyclists onto their midst; and as the sun began to descend gradually beyond the palmyrah fronds the...
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Maduru Oya Ramblings

The Maduru Oya Dam and a view of the valley

The tarred stretch of Maha Oya Road from Aralaganvila, felt very much like a soothing balm to the mind. You could only wish there were more such roads in the bustling cities. The aligning trees arched to form a natural...
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Art Through The Ages

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Walking into the gallery is a soothing experience. Artworks are displayed on panels. Gentle reds and oranges suffuse the room. Visitors browse through the room, looking at the photographs. The atmosphere is tranquil; this newly opened photo gallery at the...
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Algama Falls

The inviting bathing spot at the foot of the Fall

Here I was precariously perched contemplating my next move while a friendly canine tailed me. The bubbling stream, it seemed, was urging me to pay homage to the beauty around. Agreeably, I abandoned my little conquest and eased down on...
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The Tourmaline: Luxury Amidst Beauty

The plush and spacious lobby area

Since 1986 The Tourmaline has been offering guests a three star experience amidst its enviable setting in the hill capital Kandy. Situated near its counterpart, Hotel Topaz, since recent times The Tourmaline has been in preparation to unveil an entirely...
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Echo – A Taste Of Italy

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With natural light streaming in through a window large enough to watch the world go by… music to soothe your ears with cuisine to give that final touch, a taste of Italy is echoed throughout this restaurant....
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Luxury, Relaxation And Indulgence Spa Ceylon Is At Kani Lanka

The open-concept reception of the spa

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and a lagoon on three sides, Kani Lanka Resort and Spa in Kalutara is a scenic setting. The Spa Ceylon spa at the hotel is housed separately on the bank of the lagoon. A 100-metre...
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Savour A New Gourmet Experience At The California Grill

Entranceto the California Grill

The dazzling views of the shimmering Indian Ocean, the bustling Colombo harbour and the city lit up at night have been intrinsically linked with a fine dining experience at the California Grill, Galadari Hotel, for years. The restaurant opens its...
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Hilton Colombo Celebrates Earth Hour

Hilton Colombo Celebrates Earth Hour

  For the third successive year Hilton Colombo joined Worldwide and the Hilton Brand in committing to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Earth Hour initiative this year. All lights were switched off in all the Food & beverage...
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