November, 2015

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Kirthi the Fashion Guru

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Designs that last a lifetime – it’s an accomplishment that many designers aspire to. But only a handful cross the threshold into timelessness. Kirthi Sri Karunaratne, legendary in the Sri Lankan fashion industry, is among that select few. As the...
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The Man with the Magic Potions

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At 6:30 on a weekend morning, the road is quiet, unsullied by the sounds and smells of the usual workday traffic. Morning walkers pass by at a leisurely pace. ...
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The Ruby Statue of the Vitarka Buddha

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Something stirred in the soul of a Hong Kong art and gem collector when he saw an elderly woman clasp her hands in worship before the statue of the seated Buddha......
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Word Cargo from the Far Country

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Sailor Robert Knox’s captivity in the Kandyan Kingdom for two decades in the mid 17th century resulted in a fashionable travel account that ‘loaned’ to the English language......
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Horowpathana: The Legendary City of the Seven Sluices

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Little remains of the ancient city of Horowpathana, deep in the heart of Anuradhapura district, but if the ruins of the Kiralagala archaeological site and the Madagama Kanda Temple......
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Mystery of the Pulligoda Painting: The Fresco That Time Forgot

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Less than five kilometres away from Dimbulagala lies another ancient rose of artistic genius – but one born to blush unseen. Adorning a rocky wall in a shallow cave in the midst......
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Cheers to Homemade Wine!

Christmas in Sri Lanka is never complete without a glass of homemade wine. Family recipes and loving attention give these concoctions a buzz that branded wine can never match

This Christmas forget the wine stores, the magic is in the home cellar. ...
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Affordable Fine Dining

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I knew I was going to like Grande Gourmet at Nirj’s when, after I’d made my reservation, someone took the trouble to phone to tell me that the restaurant had no liquor licence. I was welcome to bring my own...
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A Crazy World of Food and Fantasy

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Fantastical in concept, décor and food, Flamingo House is a new restaurant bringing a whole load of fun to Horton Place. ...
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Casa Colombo Collecion Mirissa

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A holiday haven tucked away amongst the beaches of Mirissa ...
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