September, 2011

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Colombo To Kandy And Back : The Thrill Of A Three-Wheeler Journey

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Ever considered doing a long distance trip in a three-wheeler? The initial reaction would be a brief hesitation with a mental image of a bumpy ride with your bones rattling but... ...
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9 Nights Of Feminine Divinity! Navarathiri

Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi

Acclaimed to be one of the most colourful religions, Hinduism has a calendar of events celebrated by its followers all over the world. In the lunar month of ‘aashvina’ which falls in either September or October, millions of Hindus celebrate...
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Capturing The True Essence Of Gampaha

A confluence of traditional and modern architecture

Simplistic yet elegant in design and structure, this office building is a blend of ancient Sri Lankan architecture with a sense of modernity. Consisting of open spaces with good ventilation and natural light, the aim was to make the office...
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The Art Of Betel

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Throughout the years, the sheaf of bulath or betel leaves has stood as a symbol of welcome and respect, of friendship and goodwill. ...
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The Lucky Ones

Sackful of jaggery being delivered to a customer

“Complete isolation, no signal on my phone and no internet...WHAT AM I GOING TO DO!??!” my mind screamed. It seemed like I was in the middle of nowhere, far away from civilisation. ...
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Nattamis

Glimpses of the day’s workload

The air was infused with the smell of onions, carrots, pepper, rice, fruit and dried fish. A fleet of lorries laden with countless goods was parked in picturesque disarray. ...
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Everywhere And Every Turn: It’s Fresh Fruits & Veggies

Mangoes, pineapples, watermelons and pumpkins tantalisingly arranged at a kiosk

Buying bag-loads of fresh fruits and vegetables on the long drive back home after a holiday, is something most Sri Lankans look forward to, perhaps as much as the holiday itself. ...
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Recipes With A Difference!

A dish of dhal and spinach curry (top), and chicken khorma

If you’re in the mood to experiment with a Sri Lankan take on Indian cuisine, or feel like jazzing up your regular dhal curry with something different, this is your chance. ...
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House Of Fashions: A Truly Fashionable Experience

The wide selection of luggage

I walked into the all too familiar department store, which was abuzz with shoppers as usual.A store member at the door nodded his head to greet me as I made my way towards the stairway. ...
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Mas Villa Beckons In The Valley Of The Kings

The sitting-room overlooking the courtyard

Celebrating one year in operations this September, Mas Villa is a serene but stunning Boutique Villa located less than an hour’s drive from Kandy. ...
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