March, 2016

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The Great Night of Lord Shiva

With Maha Shivarathri just round the corner, plan a trip to a Shiva temple to accrue divine blessings and experience one of the most auspicious events in Sri Lanka’s Hindu calendar....
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The Road to Ritigala

With every journey an adventure in itself in Sri Lanka, there’s a huge amount to see and do just getting to your destination....
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A different way of life

Making a stopover during a boat ride in Irakkandi, we stumbled across some nomadic farmers, who have been cultivating this land since the 1970’s...
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A rich tapestry of Faith

Coins tied as votive offerigns by devotees

Sri Lanka, possessing a complex culture, is a tangled weave of reverence. Most evident is the interaction of Buddhism with Hinduism, exemplified by the mixed statuary of the shrine known as the devale....
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New Year Revels at Nuwara Eliya

The hill town of Nuwara Eliya has long been the most popular place for Sri Lankans to enjoy the national holidays for the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year in April. It’s fun for tourists too and this year looks set...
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Brimming with mystery

A repository of legend and lore, Kala Wewa has seen so much human drama ...
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Sweet nostalgia

Sri Lanka is a confectioner’s dream with an array of wickedly tempting toffees and sweetmeats....
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Chill With Rosa: Sri Lanka’s PVM drink to cool and keep the body beautiful

Exotic as well as health giving, PVM drink is great for a tropical thirst

Forget colas. Bring some fizz into your life and stay cool in the sun by knocking back a pokuru vadha mal drink – or PVM for short....
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Distinctly French

The trendy dining area

Though having opened just a year ago, Café Français by Pourcel already glimmers with the fame of being one of Colombo’s top spots for mingling....
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The Treasured Flavour of the Orient

Sizzling chicken served on a hot grill

Japanese cuisine is a global phenomenon that has reinvented Sri Lanka’s restaurant culture. ...
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