June, 2014

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Under The Sea

Corals of Passekudah—little fishes darting in out

It was 7.30 in the morning, too early by the looks of still sleepy Passekudah. Only the imprint of footsteps of the countless people that must have walked the shores...
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Stop! It’s A Dansala

Yellow rice by buckets at Kirulapone

The blaring music is a mix of placid religious refrain and lively pop music. The décor is unmistakable....
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Gal Siyambala And Gaduguda

Lucky dip: bagful of Gal Siyambala plucked, cleaned and packed—ready for the market (Photography Dr D S A Wijesundara)

Call it by its fancy English name Velvet Tamarind or refer to it by its high flown Latin tag as Dialium indum if you must, but it hardly matters for the good old...
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The Making Of Creamy And Delicious Mee Kiri

Pouring the boiled mee kiri into the clay hatti

I hid behind my friend as fear gripped me, I covered my mouth with my hand so that I will not make a sound....
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Messages in Art

Gunasiri Kolambage putting the final touches on canvas at his studio

From scribbling with charcoal on the cement floor as a child to exhibiting works of art the world over as an established artist, Gunasiri Kolambage has lived...
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Activate Yourself With BT Active

An overview of BT Active with the range of Cybex machines for a complete workout

All work and no play? Not with BT Active—the first ever private corporate gym....
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Vesak Celebrations by the Diyawanna Oya

The Bakthi Gee platform on the Diyawanna Lake

Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla had livened up with busy preparations for the festival that was about to unfold along the street by the beautiful Diyawanna Lake. The Vesak full moon cast its rays upon the still waters of the lake...
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Yue Chuan: A Contemporary Chinese Dining Experience

Soft colours infused with darker tones conveys a touch of luxury—one of the private dining rooms

A scrumptious aroma enveloped us as we stepped through the stately doors decorating the entrance of Yue Chuan at The Kingsbury. Elegance and sophistication imbued with soft and soothing colours poised a warm welcome, inviting all to partake in a...
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Colombo Courtyard: Green Chic

Evening ambience at the Cloud Café

Nestled in the heart of the city, amongst the hustle and bustle of one of Colombo’s liveliest streets, lies Colombo Courtyard, considered to be the first boutique hotel in South Asia to be CarbonNeutral® certified....
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The Koala Touch

In-house made sofa set, matching coffee table and glass cabinet on the side

For the most part Koala is a true provider for the contemporary tastes of an urban lifestyle. One thing however that indeed stands out is the way the entirety of its unique design concept of home finds its way straight...
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