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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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A glimmer of hope

The annual Navam Perahera pageant has been brightening the streets of Colombo since the late seventies...
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The green fields of Sri Lanka

There is more to the traditional Sri Lankan paddy field than meets the eye. Make a stop at the next one you see and...
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The long and winding road

The celebration of the 68th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence on February 4 recalls not only the lowering of the Union Jack in 1948...
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The sweetest of offerings

The words ‘Chathu Madura’ summon up ideas of purity, sublimity and sweetness. Few today can explain, however, what Chathu Madura...
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Bridging the gap

One of the many wonders of the railway journey between Ella and Badulla through the hill country of south-central Sri Lanka ...
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A Sweet Story

Big things sometimes come in small parcels. Kuddan, dainty palm leaf baskets filled with sweet jaggery, are a tasty snack, but they are more...
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The Enigma of Thambalagamuwa

It’s hard to say why Thambalagamuwa Bay is so rarely visited. It’s a haven for animal and bird life, is close to the east coast beaches of Uppuveli and Nilaveli...
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Cornering The Market

The carrots are scrubbed, the tomatoes are shiny, and the aubergines look like they’ve been varnished. ...
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