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Delkanda Pola

  A high-pitched, repetitive call of price and product, an even louder strain for a bargain and if all agreements of price for pound between buyer and seller goes well… then you’ve got yourself a marvellous deal! Words Sonali Kadurugamuwa...
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Sanctum Of Mystery

Stepping over the threshold, demarcated by a cautiously salvaged stone frame, one entertains fanciful thoughts of stargates and Alice in Wonderland. Nature plays along with an unreserved charm aligning the footpath that diminishes secretively from view. Generously boughed, it begs...
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Island Hopping In Madu River

“What if it jumps into the boat” is my only thought. My eyes are almost popping out, my hand is on my chest, my jaw is hanging as if pulled down by the sheer force of gravity… It is also...
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Dutch Museum

  The sands of time lie suspended in an era between the 17th and 18th centuries within the Dutch Museum in Colombo. Walking through the gigantic main doorway the loud chatter, honking cars and the pandemonium of traffic in Prince...
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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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