May, 2013

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Hotel Rock Face, at the heart of tranquillity

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Tucked away in a haven of serenity, Hotel Rock Face is come upon at the end of a winding trail off Rathmalgoda, Horana. Lush paddy fields and rubber cultivations give the property a scenic setting and an unparalleled level of...
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On A Road Less Travelled

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Life in many ways represents the roads we decide to take and not take. A country too is a confluence of those decisions that its people make. ...
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Weaving Dreams

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The feet pedal frantically, deft fingers draw the cords that work the loom, the threads are drawn one by one, the loud clacking and trembling of the wooden contraption is hypnotic. ...
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Kokilai Island: A Way Of Life

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Across the waters lay an island, quiet and unobtrusive. Within its limits nestled a fishing village, home to a steadfast community who have remained for decades amidst the changing tides and times. ...
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The tale of Guava

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Pear shaped, oval or round – I did not know which one to choose from the gazillion number of Kilo Gram Guavas or Kilo Pera that surrounded me. Green tinged and emitting a sweet aroma, they seemed to beckon me...
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The Journey Of a Gem Stone…

Miner busy washing precious gems in the rough.....

“I want you to understand that the island of Ceylon is, for its size, the finest island in the world, and from its streams come rubies, sapphires, topazes, amethyst and garnet,” said Marco Polo when he visited the Island in...
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Saruwath Refreshing and Cool

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A flash of bright pink caught my eye. Set up with colourful umbrellas and an equally colourful display of glasses filled with multi-coloured liquid atop a table, beckoned commuters to stop by. Behind this alluring display a man was busily...
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P for Passekudah or Paradise?

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‘Swish Swish’, the waves lapped as they broke on the beach. Calm and quiet, Passekudah presented a paradise within paradise, a respite for a soul that had wandered far... ...
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Irangani: Versatility Is Her Forte

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‘Irangani’ relates the life story of Sri Lanka’s most iconic actress Irangani Serasinghe. She started as a stage actress in her university days towards the end of the 1940s, moved over to cinema in the mid-1950s and continues to this...
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Glimpses of Kumana

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Venturing into the wild terrain of Kumana that lies contiguous with Yala, led to chance encounters with wild elephants browsing the grasslands, spotted deer herds, black-necked hare and even sightings of the ever so elusive leopard. Fleeting moments and glimpses...
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