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The Tourmaline: Luxury Amidst Beauty

Since 1986 The Tourmaline has been offering guests a three star experience amidst its enviable setting in the hill capital Kandy. Situated near its counterpart, Hotel Topaz, since recent times The Tourmaline has been in preparation to unveil an entirely...
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Echo – A Taste Of Italy

With natural light streaming in through a window large enough to watch the world go by… music to soothe your ears with cuisine to give that final touch, a taste of Italy is echoed throughout this restaurant....
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Luxury, Relaxation And Indulgence Spa Ceylon Is At Kani Lanka

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and a lagoon on three sides, Kani Lanka Resort and Spa in Kalutara is a scenic setting. The Spa Ceylon spa at the hotel is housed separately on the bank of the lagoon. A 100-metre...
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Savour A New Gourmet Experience At The California Grill

The dazzling views of the shimmering Indian Ocean, the bustling Colombo harbour and the city lit up at night have been intrinsically linked with a fine dining experience at the California Grill, Galadari Hotel, for years. The restaurant opens its...
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Legging It Around Colombo

  Stretching along Colombo’s busy streets, the neatly paved pathways are an invitation to walkers. Some of these just recently rebuilt or reopened, they run beside towering buildings, giant trees and open fields, each assuming a character of its own,...
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Keeping Track Of The Time

The litha is the document that is consulted whenever customs are performed, whether at New Year or any other time throughout the year. It’s use provides an organised framework for the conducting of customs....
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Going Bananas!

    The banana fruit is not only the most consumed but also the most widely cultivated fruit crop in the country. A favourite among the locals, it comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and tastes. A banana...
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A Sanctuary where Myth And Fact Combine

Stepping out of the vehicle in the compound of the Asgiriya Purana Raja Maha Viharaya in Minuwangoda, Gampaha, and surveying the leisurely scene of the monks’ quarters, canopied by leaves and bathed in sleepy afternoon sunlight, I never expected the...
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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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