August, 2013

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‘Train Bus’ to Madhu

Is it a bus or a train? I wondered to myself. Except that it stood on rails and a frontal pilot attachment betrayed its intended function, I could be forgiven for the mistaken identity....
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Main Street Pettah A feast for your senses

If you enjoy being jolted out of yourself even for a few minutes, Main Street Pettah may just do that for you. Overwhlem yourself with innumerable choices and bargains....
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Ocean… Beach… Jungle A stroll along the bay of Kuchchaveli

It was six in the morning and the sun had already begun its ascent. My friend and I were alone on the beach with no one in sight. It was quiet, except for the soothing sounds of the waves breaking......
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Simple yet Intricate Baskets of Weeravila

Caught in a trance I watched as the hands threaded in and out, conjuring an intricate pattern with a palmyrah leaf. 
By and by, a dainty basket with shots of pink entwined in the natural yellowish hue of the leaf...
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An Unfading Beauty

A glance towards the pond revealed the breathtaking view of a mountain mirrored in its dark surface. Looking above, mountains towered towards the sky encasing this waterbody in its midst....
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Sour and Spicy… Ambul Thiyal!

The tingling aroma of spices permeated through the house and lured us to the kitchen where a dish of Ambul Thiyal slowly simmered in the stove emitting an enticing savour...
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STREETS ALIVE: How the new Dutch Hospital Square 
continues an old tradition

The 2011 opening of the renovated 17th Century Dutch Hospital in Colombo’s Fort as a refined shopping and dining precinct has created fresh vitality in the area....
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Jeval Australia launched amidst glamour

YW International, the newest venture by Yashoda Wimaladharma launched Jeval Australia, a haircare and colour range....
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TEA: The World’s Green Gold

The making and grading of tea ...
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A Helping Hand to British Nationals in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has strong ties to the UK, where British Nationals ranging from tourists, to residents, and those on business and retirement comprise a large portion of foreign visitors to the Country. The Consular Office at the British High Commission...
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