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Kebithigollewa: Painting The Picture

Once unknown and unheard of, Kebithigollewa rose to fame one morning not so long ago… Though years have passed, to many Kebithigollewa remains a mere name of a village without a face. Hence, we drove all the way up there,...
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The Bullock Cart: Sustenance To Life

A procession of bara karaththa

Though now a symbol of simple country living and an almost extinct sight in even the smallest towns, the bullock driven cart has a past simultaneously illustrious and commonplace, embedded in Sri Lankan life. Words Dinali Sugathadasa Photographs BT images...
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Kandula: The Warrior Elephant

“Foremost in strength, beauty, shape and the qualities of courage and swiftness and of mighty size of body was the elephant Kandula,” is written in Mahawamsa. Hence, the name Kandula is synonymous with great elephants of the times gone by,...
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Paradise Road Design Ware House: Pieces Of Eternity

  Turn in from a bustling Ward Place into a faraway land, where temple trees and furred palms adorn a haven of ancient quaintness. Once you’ve been acquainted with the life-size Tang horses and the giant rustic jars at the...
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Romafour: Riding The Fashion Wave

Words Suharshi Perera Photographs Menaka Aravinda Fashion has strings attached to it. Trendy, upbeat and haute couture all in its store, romafour has something to offer everyone who steps in. With its seasonal ‘Get red to go’ collection receiving an...
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Hidden Oasis: Havelock Place Bungalow

Seated in the sun-speckled, courtyard of this 80-year-old colonial bungalow surrounded by Frangipani, Bougainvillea and the soft strains of piano music, I truly was in an oasis in the heart of a bustling Colombo. Having been in operation for just...
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The Dawn Of A New Era

November 19, 2010 marked the ceremonial inauguration of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second term in office....
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Colombo The Views Unseen

Much loved for its laidback lifestyle, the milky waves of the sea that lap against the edges of the city...
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Towards Casuarina

Driving north from Jaffna town, we were directed towards the Western tip of the peninsula, when we inquired after the famed Casuarina beach....
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‘Sangili Palama’ Kosgulana Suspension Bridge

What I saw ahead of myself was a plank-laden bridge held together with iron suspension cables....
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