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Beautiful Batik

  Batik has been an ancient art form in Sri Lanka dating back to the era of kings. Beautiful designs of abstract, nature and daily life were created in vibrant colors using various techniques. The Batik industry saw a revival...
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A TRIP TO THE NORTH

A Swedish traveler ́s experiences and observations of his tour of the northern and north-western parts of the country. Words Anders Tunek. The areas we visited on this trip; Mannar Island and Jaffna with surrounding regions, as well as Wilpattu...
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L.A.B AND GRAZE KITCHEN

With warm natural earthen tones, the L.A.B and Graze Kitchen at the Hilton Colombo seamlessly blend to provide wonderful dining and socializing spaces serving delicious cuisine and delectable beverages. Words Udeshi Amarasinghe. | Photographs Menaka Aravinda. As you walk towards...
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A VISIT TO A PLANTATION

  As you travel to Melsiripura, you dissect through a large coconut plantation, lush and green on either side of the road. It is the H L De Mel & Co Plantation, which is over 150 years and spreads across...
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Panoramas from Pidurangala

The thick forest cover shrouds the flanks of Pidurangala in direct contrast to the sheer sides of Sigiriya as both rocky outcrops reach towards the sky from the north-central plains. Of the two, the rock fortress is world-renowned. King Kasyapa...
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Global Surfing

Surfing is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is continuing to gather momentum. It is dependent on the natural waves of the ocean, as such surfers travel the world in search of the perfect waves....
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Awesome Arugambay

The sound of the waves is mesmerizing, surfers carrying surf boards walk towards the turquoise blue ocean early in the morning. The sun is slowly emerging from the clouds promising a wonderful day. They rhythmically paddle towards the waves, and...
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TO BUTTALA IN A DAY AND BACK!

  With the Southern Expressway (E01) being completed, Hambantota via the Mattala exit can be reached in less than two and a half hours. Thus you can travel up to Buttala and experience the wildlife and witness the many cultivations...
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MINNERIYA HOME TO THE GREAT AND SMALL

Minneriya National Park attracts visitors all year round to witness the wonders of its thriving biodiversity and a historical reservoir that has sustained wildlife over the years. It is a safari tour one should engage in at least once in...
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Il Ponte Authentic Italian Flavors

A relaxing Mediterranean ambience pervades the space as you enter Il Ponte, the authentic Italian restaurant of Hilton Colombo....
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