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Northward Bound: Elephant Pass

Almost sunset. A quiet, straight road. Silence, broken by the sound of an occasional bus roaring past. Its name board carries the legend; Jaffna – Vavuniya. The only other sounds are the crying of the birds and the noise of...
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A Way To Kallady

  A bullock cart rolled past, its driver bestowing a toothy smile at me. The lagoon glistened with the morning sun and smells of warm food and spices mingled in the air. Breakfast beckoned, and an inconspicuous little saivara kadè...
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Ambalama: A Stopover On A Journey

    Back in the days, journeys, pilgrimages and carters’ travels lasted weeks or even months. These long journeys were often by foot or by cart. Each carried his own provisions and stopped for rest at ambalamas; simple structures that...
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All Walks Of Art: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Sri Lankan Art.

An unveiling, an advent of a contemporary culture in the art scene, pieces by the best of Sri Lankan artists and an international exhibition that will take the Sri Lankan spirit of ‘contemporary art’ to the world. ...
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Gal Vihara Etched In Stone

Observing the four statues, housed at the Gal Vihara Rock Temple, from afar, we are overwhelmed by its sheer magnificence and charm. Hewn out of solid granite, each figure is deeply expressive and intricately carved, with their details elaborately and...
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Spotting The Wilpattu Leopard

It was February 17, 2011… a date that will be etched in my mind. Why? I saw the elusive Wilpattu LEOPARD! Yipee…...
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Level 39

I had never seen a sea look so static. It had the texture of a vast canvas waiting for an artistic touch. The ripples of waves could be visible at the shore but only just. The looming clouds threatened rain...
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Tracks In The Mist

The fog held impenetrably heavy as we closed in. Heading uphill to Pattipola in the Central Highlands, we were in search of the highest summit railway station in the country…recalling my father’s memories of this place, I found that the...
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Raja Bojun:Simply Sri Lankan

Let your senses do all the talking as you enter through the restaurant doors into a spice-glazed fusion of native aromas. Although its buffet spread calls on your mouth to water, the setting within Raja Bojun does not go unnoticed....
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‘Dankotuwa’ For Artistry In Tableware

A perfect dining experience involves much more than purely recipes that tease the taste buds; the art of presentation plays an integral role in truly achieving it. Culinary art comes in handy in such a situation, yet for that touch...
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