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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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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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