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A Fishy Business

The vibrant Peliyagoda Fish Market Complex

Trying to get sleep out of my eyes, I slowly moved forward. People bustled by me and I tried to avoid head on collisions with busy people who were so out of pace with my slow gait....
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Canine Duty: A Day at the Kennels

Canines at a pose – KC, Bush, Scooby, Pako, Jena, Lada and Lady enjoying the attention

Alert watchful eyes glistening with anticipation... Ears twitching and tails wagging to a frantic rhythm... Listening and watching intensely for their next command, the surrounding atmosphere shimmered with their adorable fervour. ...
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Cruising the Wintering Grounds of Kalametiya

We were back along the southern extremities of the Island, this time to unearth a little known bird sanctuary of the parts – Kalametiya. ...
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Float Away in the City

The Floating Restaurant – Diyatha Cruise making its way along the Diyawanna and the brightly lit Boardwalk Restaurant and walkway in the distance

In the mellow embrace of the evening, the Diyatha Cruise glides surreptitiously along the Diyawanna Oya....
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Havelock Town: From rubber plantation to distinctive suburb

Bambalapitiya Road (Havelock Road from 1907) dissecting Havelock Town and Park (Plâté, c early 20th Century)

It may be unusual to find a town within a city – unless it’s a Chinatown - but as far as Colombo is concerned, before the creation of Havelock Town and the adjacent Havelock Park in the early years of...
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The Dawn Traders at Pamunuwa

Clothes Clothes Clothes! Everywhere you look, and it wasn’t even dawn yet! We had come for an early morning adventure among the wholesale clothes sellers at Pamunuwa Road, Maharagama (a suburb located about 18km from Colombo)...
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Traversing Elephant Country

Across the sparse landscapes, or hidden in the thick forests, we expected to see elephants. This was the Udawalawe National Park after all – elephant country. Nevermind the prolonged dry season....
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Breezing through Kaluwaragaswewa

Leaves rustled in a silent whisper; the soft breeze that swept across the lush pastoral landscape carried with it the smell of earth from the incessant ploughing. ...
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It’s Kotthu Style

A ‘mixed-grill’ kotthu, featuring beef, pork and mutton. The versatile kotthu takes on a multitude of forms

Forget gangnam style, Sri Lanka offers something better. It’s kotthu style, and it’s everywhere. Words Daleena Samara and Madhawa Nagahawatta Photographs Rasika Surasena Out at Galle Face Green, they are rapping up a sumptuous feast. It’s a familiar sound… katta katta katta, kattak kattak...
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Hoi Hoi… here comes the fish!!!

Hoi hoi...hoi hoi, they chanted in a harmonious sing-song pattern. ...
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