January, 2013

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Havelock Town: From rubber plantation to distinctive suburb

Bambalapitiya Road (Havelock Road from 1907) dissecting Havelock Town and Park (Plâté, c early 20th Century)

It may be unusual to find a town within a city – unless it’s a Chinatown - but as far as Colombo is concerned, before the creation of Havelock Town and the adjacent Havelock Park in the early years of...
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The Dawn Traders at Pamunuwa

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Clothes Clothes Clothes! Everywhere you look, and it wasn’t even dawn yet! We had come for an early morning adventure among the wholesale clothes sellers at Pamunuwa Road, Maharagama (a suburb located about 18km from Colombo)...
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Traversing Elephant Country

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Across the sparse landscapes, or hidden in the thick forests, we expected to see elephants. This was the Udawalawe National Park after all – elephant country. Nevermind the prolonged dry season....
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Breezing through Kaluwaragaswewa

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Leaves rustled in a silent whisper; the soft breeze that swept across the lush pastoral landscape carried with it the smell of earth from the incessant ploughing. ...
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It’s Kotthu Style

A ‘mixed-grill’ kotthu, featuring beef, pork and mutton. The versatile kotthu takes on a multitude of forms

Forget gangnam style, Sri Lanka offers something better. It’s kotthu style, and it’s everywhere. Words Daleena Samara and Madhawa Nagahawatta Photographs Rasika Surasena Out at Galle Face Green, they are rapping up a sumptuous feast. It’s a familiar sound… katta katta katta, kattak kattak...
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Hoi Hoi… here comes the fish!!!

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Hoi hoi...hoi hoi, they chanted in a harmonious sing-song pattern. ...
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Ultimate Bliss at Laya Safari

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It takes your breath away the moment you catch a glimpse of its unique structure silhouetted distinctly against the open skies. ...
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Tea: The World’s Green Gold

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TEA TIPS Quality of water is an important factor in brewing a perfect cup of tea. Tea liquors well in soft spring water devoid of heavy minerals. Heavily chlorinated tap water left overnight in an open pan covered with a...
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PLATINUM 1 in Colombo

Malik Samarawickrama, Chairman – Platinum Realty Investments

Event coordination: Glenda Parthipan, Emphasis Platinum 1, the latest residential cum commercial property located at 1, Bagatale Road was presented to a distinguished gathering amidst an evening of music, cultural dances and celebrations....
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Kandy City Centre: A Shopper’s paradise in the Hill Capital

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Breathtaking architecture and glass encased shops arrayed with a myriad of options set a picturesque backdrop for a shopper’s paradise. Wandering around, I could not help but be mesmerised by the lure of these numerous shops as I paced the...
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