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Padayathra: Pilgrim Route through the Forest

“You need a personal call from the god to embark on this journey: as per the devotees. When the call comes everything should fall into place enabling you to traverse through......
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Beyond Bentara

The waters of the Bentara River seemed to stand still and the babble of the river, if there were any, would have been drowned in the din of the traffic that clogged the A2 highway....
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Whimsical Passekudah

Glance at a map and you may wonder where Passekudah Bay resides. Diminished between two large bays, Kalkudah and Vandaloos, this little indent on the eastern......
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Enter the Dragon: savour the Sweetness

You might be thrown off by its tough flaky exterior, but slice into it and you will discover a mellow centre waiting to be relished...
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The Sounds Of Freedom

It is easy to miss, the little by-road hidden behind scrub jungle but with one quick manoeuvre we entered the road in search of the sounds of freedom...
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A Peek at Salliappayaru

The sun was blazing as it was close to noon. I dragged my friend to go on a walk along the Trincomalee-Pulmoddai road, on and on we walked in the scorching heat to arrive at the quaint village of Salliappayaru....
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The Hamilton Canal: A Past and Future Waterway

Sri Lanka’s remarkable canal legacy is due to the hydraulic expertise of the Island’s early civilisation and the homeland expertise of Dutch colonists. The British neglected canals for modern methods of shifting goods and carrying out trade – road and...
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Handagalakanda Viharaya: A Boundless Space

A white clad Buddha statue rose majestically, presenting a striking contrast with the boulder of rocks situated behind it, engulfed in green. Atop the rock, another seated Buddha Statue, and a Dagaba, gleaming in white and towering towards the sky...
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The Eastern Jewel Padaviya

A raging current gradually disappears into the dense Vanni jungles

The less-than-often plied road leading from Kebetigollewa to Weli Oya could, in all probability, leave nothing to write home. That is of course, with the exception of the occasional wild elephant who may decide to inquire on the pliers of...
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‘Train Bus’ to Madhu

Is it a bus or a train? I wondered to myself. Except that it stood on rails and a frontal pilot attachment betrayed its intended function, I could be forgiven for the mistaken identity....
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