August, 2013

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‘Train Bus’ to Madhu

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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

Main-Street

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

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

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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

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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!

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

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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

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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

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

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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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