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Tantirimale :Tranquil Seclusion

We come to it as evening falls. It is that still time of the day suspended between day and night. At first sight it is unremarkable. A flat expanse of rock sloping upwards. And then a flight of steps. Nothing...
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The Grandeur of Gandara

The combination of fragrances that surrounded me as I entered the store was sweet and piquant. Rose and lavender were clearly discernible with cinnamon and perhaps sandalwood making a less distinct presence. The rich smell of old wood and brass...
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The Traveler’s Sanctuary Murugkandi Kovil

In appearance it’s unpretentious. If you didn’t know it existed, you might easily drive by, thus missing a small gem. But for those who often travel this way it’s a destination that cannot be missed. Tucked away along the A9...
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A Boat Ride In Dodanduwa

  It was refreshing and mildly surprising to find the idyllic and pristine natural beauty of the Dodanduwa Lagoon only a twenty-minute drive from the seaside hotels and pulsating nightlife of the lively tourist hub of Hikkaduwa. Home to a...
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Peacock Beach Hotel

Shed your city tensions before the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and let the soothing sea breeze refresh your mind. Or, retreat into the lush green wilderness and tour the wildlife parks of southern Sri Lanka; whether it is...
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Sri Maha Bodhi 2600 Years Of Worship

The devotees throng the compound. Their white garments contrast with the bright purple flowers, which they offer in worship. A man holds a small child; an old lady sits palms placed together, leaning against the temple wall, watching them. Age...
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Vibrant Shades In Jaffna

A cool evening breeze passed swiftly through the busy streets of Jaffna, sweeping away the afternoon’s heat, bringing out eager shop-goers and young cyclists onto their midst; and as the sun began to descend gradually beyond the palmyrah fronds the...
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Maduru Oya Ramblings

The tarred stretch of Maha Oya Road from Aralaganvila, felt very much like a soothing balm to the mind. You could only wish there were more such roads in the bustling cities. The aligning trees arched to form a natural...
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Art Through The Ages

Walking into the gallery is a soothing experience. Artworks are displayed on panels. Gentle reds and oranges suffuse the room. Visitors browse through the room, looking at the photographs. The atmosphere is tranquil; this newly opened photo gallery at the...
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Algama Falls

Here I was precariously perched contemplating my next move while a friendly canine tailed me. The bubbling stream, it seemed, was urging me to pay homage to the beauty around. Agreeably, I abandoned my little conquest and eased down on...
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