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Pickles That Tickle Your Fancy

Pickles are famous culinary delights world over, and in each and every culture their origins are as a method of preservation for easily perishable foodstuff to be made use of during off seasons or lengthy journeys. Nowadays pickling as a...
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“Sadhu, Sadhu”

It was still dark when the Venerable Maha Sangha made their way towards the vishrama shalawa or the resting place of the Gangaramaya Temple site in Kataragama. Chief Incumbent of the Gangaramaya Temple, Ven Galaboda Gnanissara Thero, fondly known as...
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Pigeon Island Beach Resort: Exquisite!

Nestled along the sandy beaches of Trincomalee lies a hotel, unassuming at first glance but as you enter you step into a niche of exquisite taste and simplistic luxury. A friendly smile greets you in invitation. Pigeon Island Beach Resort...
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Madhu: Where Prayers Are Answered

Leaving our slippers outside, we stepped into the sacred Madhu Shrine. There is a sense of serenity here. At the centre, devotees kneeled in prayer were quietly making their way towards the altar, across the length of the Church to...
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Cheers to Little England

For the most part Nuwara Eliya’s climate is definitely one to indulge in, however, there is something else besides the cool refreshing atmosphere, and that is the volume of appeal experienced as clean white mists from the heavens rouse luxuriant...
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Dawn To Dusk: Travel Along The Wilpattu- Mannar Road

Words Udeshi Amarasinghe  Photographs Menaka Aravinda | Mahesh Bandara Would you like to visit Madhu Church or Thirukethees-waram Kovil in Mannar in a day? I asked my friends as a challenge. Yes, was their answer though they were a bit...
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Cinnamon that named an island

A few centuries ago, one of the closely guarded secrets of the spice traders who engaged in trade between the East and the West was the source of a certain spice that was worth more than gold. When the Portuguese...
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Unravelling Speed and Skill

Words Madhushala Senaratne Photographs Mahesh Prasantha For the spectator, watching from afar, it is all a blur. The dancers move in quick, well-synchronised rhythm, untangling the knots of the canes to form a beautifully arched flower. It’s an artistic and...
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Southward Bound

Arriving at the Hambantota town, it struck home exactly why “Hamban”, a variety of sailing craft and “tota” that translates to port would have been instinctively united to christen this district lying at the southeast coast....
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An Ode to The Last Kingdom

At a glance one’s eyes are deceived. With the intensity of detail the mind registers but a photograph. If one truth prevails it is that they are indeed frozen frames, but they have been brought to life not by any...
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