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A Taste of Time Gone By

Jaffna’s odiyal kool is so nutritious and filling, it’s a meal in itself...
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Heading Home

The sun played on the Trincomalee-Anuradhapura Road. This 110 km highway runs straight, with almost no undulations, through an ancient land that is dry and arid....
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Jambu Jamboree

Birds love it. Bats love it. Everyone from little children to grown adults love it. Take a bite of its crunchy flesh and you will know why it’s called the ‘love apple’...
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Hanuman at Home

As the crowd rushed towards the object of their veneration, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was a celebrity they were so desperate to get close to. This was no superstar, but an icon hewed from granite, a statue...
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Temple of War: The Road to Andaulpotha and the Other Nagadeepa

An ancient temple hidden in the jungle on the far side of the Central Highlands, its origins unknown and unexplored, and home to a dark force with the power to grant victory in war. ...
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Nine Stone Wonder

The lovely rainbow jewels of the navaratna transcend aesthetics and come alive with a purpose of their own. ...
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Nature’s Kaleidoscope

Dr Michael and Nancy van der Poorten have trekked across the lush wetlands, harsh arid zones and steep heights of Sri Lanka for nearly a decade to document the 247 butterfly species of Sri Lanka for their hardback masterpiece, The...
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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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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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