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PODI HAMADURUWO AN INSPIRATION

For decades Ven Galboda Gnanissara Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Gangaramaya Temple has been the inspiration that has brought all communities together. The Venerable Thero has been a guiding strength always voicing his thoughts for the betterment of the nation....
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SURFING AT THE OLYMPICS

Surfing, which has been introduced into the Olympics will continue in the Paris 2024 Games as well. Interestingly, the competition will be held in the ocean, 10,000 miles away from the main venue. Thus, Sri Lanka too has the opportunity...
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GOLDEN MAIZE

Village landscapes are poetic. Easily uplifting. And there’s nothing more beautiful than the view of perpetual mountain ranges embraced by fertile woodlands. Add cornfields to this vista and one sees continuity of a pictorial palette. Words Jennifer Paldano Goonewardane. In...
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RIFF HIKKADUWA VIBRANT LUXURY

Unbridled vistas of the ocean are transcendent, with altering imagery from the sublime to the hypnotizing, the theatrics that open out afar as one lounges on the rooftop space at Riff Hikkaduwa are truly phenomenal. Words Jennifer Paldano Goonewardane. |...
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UNDER THE BANYAN TREE

Words Udeshi Amarasinghe. | Photographs Menaka Aravinda. As you drive along Lewis Place in Negombo,a quaint promenade centered around a banyan tree catches your attention. It is a magical atmosphere of glittering lights in the night sky. Providing a street-food...
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APPLE MARINA BAY SANDS

  Words Foster + Partners. | Photographs Finbarr Fallon A NEW GEMSTONE ON THE SINGAPORE WATERFRONT AND A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT Apple Marina Bay Sands creates a new distinctive presence on Singapore Bay. The 30-meter-diameter structure is a fully glazed...
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THE WONDER OF A MORINGA TREE

  Words Megan Sathasivam. Photography and design Hema Kaushaliya and Megan Sathasivam. Dishes prepared by Nadashan Sivajothy. The wonderful Moringa tree also known as Murunga in Sinhala, has many benefits. Its flowers, leaves and pods can all be cooked to...
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FESTIVE GOODIES AT THE CHARIOT

Words Jennifer Paldano Goonewardane. | Photographs Menaka Aravinda. Rekindling nostalgia is what Shiran and Dimuthu Peiris have been working on since taking over the reins of Chariot restaurant in 2019. It is always nostalgic to return to an old hangout...
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First Doubletree by Hilton resort opens in WeeraWila

Hilton has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort, a new three-story, 78-room modern resort in Weerawila, Sri Lanka. The newly-built resort is owned by KDU Adventures and joins Hilton Colombo and Hilton Colombo Residences as the...
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HEALTHY SRI LANKAN HERBAL INFUSIONS

Indigenous medicinal infusions are slowly but steadily gaining recognition for their risk-free nontoxic healing properties for good health Words Jennifer Paldano Goonewardena. Drink your koththamalli’ as a preventive intervention against is a familiar refrain among Sri Lankans, almost a niggling...
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