September, 2012

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TEA 4 U from Anverally and Sons


Anverally and Sons presents, Tea 4 U, a brand that is founded on a passionate commitment to quality, authenticity in tea and part of a philosophy that goes beyond, over one hundred years of tradition, coupled with constant innovation, the...
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Kandy: Seeking The Unseen


We stood small against the sublime centre, the heart of the last capital of the Sri Lankan monarchy. The morning sunbeams showered the Temple of the Tooth with a golden radiance against its vast and verdant backdrop....
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Thiruketheeswaram Kovil: Sacred Eeswaram Of Mannar


The clouds gathered in an otherwise vacant pale blue sky. In stark contrast, the red and white stripes with the burst of colour that erupted within mingled......
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Going Wild


A deep and rumbling roar tore into the night air. A touch of exhilaration shivered through me as I lay in the safety and comfort of my tent. Two of my colleagues occupied a tent adjacent. Having sighted the...
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And… We Are Off!


It was the weekend and an afternoon too, I was bored and feeling a bit sleepy... yawn! Then, I got a call from my friend who was like “Shall we explore Colombo in a three-wheeler?” Do you think I would...
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Grains Of Red-Brown And More


Aari mama (Uncle) poured the red-brown finger millet (kurakkan) into the round stone mortar and started turning the handle in slow rhythmic movements....
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Sasseruwa: Where Time Meets


Well, I do not mean that in a literal sense but more metaphorically as there is no better way to describe Sasseruwa, which is situated in Meegalawa in the Kurunegala-Anuradhapura border. Finding it is another matter, because no one seems...
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Southern Excursions


A Southern District Favoured With Its Coastal Location Hambantota Is Endowed With Scenic Beauty, Wildlife And Tales And Treasures Of Antiquity....
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Hee Haw! Donkey Tales


They stood scattered in the most densely peopled street sides as well as in the most scarcely populated grassy patches of Mannar, their muzzles deep in shrubs and shoots of grass browned by an all encompassing dust....
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The vanishing Bombai Mutai seller

Naufal carries his goods in a traditional contraption along the streets of Colombo

His brown weather beaten hands deftly place the pink gauzy strands of sweetness between two, thin pink wafers. I see little rapt faces with sparkling eyes standing impatiently in front of him, entranced by the sweet ‘sandwich’ he is making....
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