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Chaaya Blu

Royston Ellis visits Trincomalee and finds a Sri Lankan resort to rival those in the Maldives....
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Fruit of the Sea: Loon Tao

With the catch of the day brought in from the ‘waves of prosperity’, a start to a fresh day with the freshest ingredients begins to unfold by the ocean....
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‘Raft House’: float away into tranquillity

A light breeze running through your hair, nothing but cool, deep water, green shores and blue skies as far as the eye can see, everything around you calm and still as you watch yourself drift away from the bustling routines...
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Cricket Club Café: tastes and treasures

Names of cricketing greats are scribbled across the front of the menu. Inside the booklet, are a variety of dishes, each named after a cricketer....
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Choices galore at Ram Bros

Situated in the bustling hubbub of Main Street Colombo, Ram Bros has established and evolved since its beginnings in 1967....
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Retracing the Steps of the Bodhi Tree: Dambakolapatuna

For Buddhists in Sri Lanka, Sri Maha Bodhiya, or the sacred Bo tree (Ficus religiosa) at Anuradhapura is one of the most revered places of worship in the country. Throughout millennia it has received the reverence of people one generation...
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A journey through the wilderness: Lahugala

It was around 4.30 pm when a group of us passed through the gates and entered the Lahugala National Park. The evening light was casting shadows on the ground and the large trees and foliage were shading our path....
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Along the shores of Passekudah

The unspoilt beaches of Passekudah and its calm waters are a treat to the discerning traveller. Located in the East Coast of Sri Lanka, a visit to the shores of Passekudah is an experience in itself....
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If art were a momentary impulse…

… it would begin when she was about 13 years old, and her mother recognised that those unusual patterns on her sketching were a potential of uniqueness that would require the guidance of art lessons to reveal a talent that...
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Angampora: the Martial Art of Sri Lankan Kings

“Ramayan”, narrates a war that was fought between Prince Rama and King Ravana of Sri Lanka. The “Mahawamsa” the chronicle of Sri Lankan kings, on many occasions narrates the swordsmanship and the combat skills of the Sri Lankan kings and...
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