June, 2011

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Snapshots Of Welikanda

Welcome to Welikanda

Imagine life away from the hype of the city, away from concrete buildings and the noise of motorists hurrying to their destinations….. imagine a simple life amidst paddy fields and forest and a quaint town that provides your necessities…imagine life...
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Tantirimale :Tranquil Seclusion

The white chaitya silhouetted against the fading light

We come to it as evening falls. It is that still time of the day suspended between day and night. At first sight it is unremarkable. A flat expanse of rock sloping upwards. And then a flight of steps. Nothing...
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The Grandeur of Gandara

A view of Gallery Red

The combination of fragrances that surrounded me as I entered the store was sweet and piquant. Rose and lavender were clearly discernible with cinnamon and perhaps sandalwood making a less distinct presence. The rich smell of old wood and brass...
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The Traveler’s Sanctuary Murugkandi Kovil


In appearance it’s unpretentious. If you didn’t know it existed, you might easily drive by, thus missing a small gem. But for those who often travel this way it’s a destination that cannot be missed. Tucked away along the A9...
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A Boat Ride In Dodanduwa

A thick canopy of mangroves creating a leafy doorway into the wide expanse of the Lagoon

  It was refreshing and mildly surprising to find the idyllic and pristine natural beauty of the Dodanduwa Lagoon only a twenty-minute drive from the seaside hotels and pulsating nightlife of the lively tourist hub of Hikkaduwa. Home to a...
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Peacock Beach Hotel

The illuminated Peacock Beach Hotel by night

Shed your city tensions before the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and let the soothing sea breeze refresh your mind. Or, retreat into the lush green wilderness and tour the wildlife parks of southern Sri Lanka; whether it is...
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Aitken Spence Ties Up With Atmosfair Germany

Dr Dietrich Brockhagen, Executive Director of atmosfair and Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Hotels Managements after signing the partnership agreement.

  Reaffirming their commitment to combating climate change and doing business in a sustainable manner, Aitken Spence Hotels, the pioneers of biomass energy in the Sri Lankan hospitality industry, recently partnered with atmosfair, Germany, to embark on a venture that...
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Segar, Celebrated For His Unique Style

Paintings by Segar

Elements of Impressionism, Romanticism, Cubism and Classicism blend together in the renowned artist, Segar. He is an icon painter who invented his own style of drawing. His representations have paid tribute to the beauty of Asian women and everything from...
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Dulux Ambiance – Style And Sophistication

A model at ‘Renaissance for Designs’

  The sole purpose of the newly launched Dulux Ambiance is to create an atmosphere that reflects each consumer’s innate style by using colours creatively. Bold, bright, mellow and vibrant, the colours within the Dulux Ambiance range define a new...
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Chamathka’s Latest Showroom At Moratuwa

Pendants from the collection

  In order to render a caring and valuable service to a growing customer base, Chamathka launched its 13th store at the K-Zone in Moratuwa. Chamathka will showcase another collection of its exclusive silver pieces ranging from semi precious to...
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