August, 2011

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Across The Mountains Of Riverstone

The skies were in steady competition with the beautiful mountains

The air was fresh, the landscape awash with the early morning sunlight, the blue sky was more radiant than usual, cotton white clouds adorning its vacant vastness. ...
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A Special Veneration At The Buddha Gaya

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Situated in the state of bihar in india, the buddha gaya is a place of utmost religious significance for buddhists around the world. Words Prasadini Nanayakkara Described as a peaceful and idyllic setting in the hallowed texts, the Buddha Gaya...
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The Leafy Plate

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If you ask most Sri Lankans what their favourite meal is, they’ll probably tell you it’s rice and curry. But a meal is more than just food, it’s how it’s packaged and presented as well. ...
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Sivura: The Story Of The Saffron Robe

An alms bowl (patharaya), the three robes (thun sivura) and a shaving knife (deli pihiya)

The vivid saffron robe of the Buddhist monk is far more than mere attire. It symbolises a monastic life, a life of detachment. To the layman it is a symbol, which in essence represents the Buddhist order of the bygone...
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The Fastest ‘Hopper’

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  A tantalising aroma of freshly made hoppers drifts out from the little shop tempting passers by. If any of them peeped in, they would be greeted by a scene of feverish activity. A man stands surrounded on three sides...
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It’s Bubbling At Nelum Wewa

1.	Fishing boats stationed at the embankment of the tank, Dimbulagala Rock looms in the distance

Sevanapitiya in Polonnaruwa, a discreet town that falls along the A11 route, held a simplistic charm favoured by its restful surroundings. We had our eye open for Nelum Wewa for locals had aroused our curiosity about hot water springs situated...
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Mouth Watering Dishes Sri Lankan Style!

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The master of scintillating meals, Koluu presents two recipes; one for kaha bath (yellow rice), and the other for fish mustard curry. ...
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Park Street Mews: Indulging In A Difference

As the evening sets in, strings of lights illuminate the Park Street Mews

At the threshold of the busy Park Street, ‘the Mews’ marks its presence with an eclectic charm of its own making. ...
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Swiss Residence: An Idyllic Retreat

The Swiss Residence Hotel surrounded by scenic beauty

Beautifully perched like an Eagle’s nest on the top of Bahirawakanda, the Swiss Residence Hotel is surrounded by a breathtaking view of the lush greenery of Kandy. ...
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Kalaya: A Fusion Of The Modern And Traditional

Kalaya is the Sinhala word for a clay vessel. Its rounded shape lends it an aesthetic appeal, while it serves the practical purpose of storing water. ...
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