September, 2013

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Whimsical Passekudah

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Glance at a map and you may wonder where Passekudah Bay resides. Diminished between two large bays, Kalkudah and Vandaloos, this little indent on the eastern......
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Enter the Dragon: savour the Sweetness

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You might be thrown off by its tough flaky exterior, but slice into it and you will discover a mellow centre waiting to be relished...
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The Sounds Of Freedom

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It is easy to miss, the little by-road hidden behind scrub jungle but with one quick manoeuvre we entered the road in search of the sounds of freedom...
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A Peek at Salliappayaru

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The sun was blazing as it was close to noon. I dragged my friend to go on a walk along the Trincomalee-Pulmoddai road, on and on we walked in the scorching heat to arrive at the quaint village of Salliappayaru....
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The Hamilton Canal: A Past and Future Waterway

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Sri Lanka’s remarkable canal legacy is due to the hydraulic expertise of the Island’s early civilisation and the homeland expertise of Dutch colonists. The British neglected canals for modern methods of shifting goods and carrying out trade – road and...
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Handagalakanda Viharaya: A Boundless Space

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A white clad Buddha statue rose majestically, presenting a striking contrast with the boulder of rocks situated behind it, engulfed in green. Atop the rock, another seated Buddha Statue, and a Dagaba, gleaming in white and towering towards the sky...
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The Eastern Jewel Padaviya

A raging current gradually disappears into the dense Vanni jungles

The less-than-often plied road leading from Kebetigollewa to Weli Oya could, in all probability, leave nothing to write home. That is of course, with the exception of the occasional wild elephant who may decide to inquire on the pliers of...
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Adventure In Sri Lanka

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Iain Mackay, a Scottish mountaineer has established Moonstone Expeditions, an independent expedition travel company in Sri Lanka. Words Udeshi Amarasinghe Moonstone Expeditions specialises in unique adventure trips to Sri Lanka. From bases in the UK and Sri Lanka, the company aims to...
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Lexon Gift Depot: Extraordinary Things

A jumble of items representing the many designer collections: card holders, a digital clock, tabletop fans, titanium clock radios, peas (USB) ports, a Buro set and a Diabolo messenger

From one shopper to another, my guarantee is that once you’ve visited the Lexon Gift Depot, you will give into desires that you thought you may have, otherwise, never had....
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Colombo City Hotel: Business or Pleasure

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Amongst the many hotels peppering urban Colombo, snuggled right into its heart, the Colombo City Hotel bestows a bounty for your budget. Whether you’d like an escape into or out of the city, this hotel makes all the difference. Apart...
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