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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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The rare sights of a Sri Lankan Kitchen

Kurahan gala, pittu bambuwa, koraha... when was the last time you saw them being used in an urban Sri Lankan kitchen? Or better yet, even hear of them? Traditional Sri Lankan cooking utensils remain in memory alone for us townsfolk....
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Feathered Paradise

In the North-West of the Island approximately 100km from Colombo are regions home to little known havens for birds. One such area is Anawilundawa sanctuary. Declared a RAMSAR site, the second of three in the Island, the sanctuary encompasses a...
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Sounds Like Kottu

We judge food in terms of taste, texture, aroma and appearance. Sound is the one sense that always seems disconnected from what we eat, though perhaps a case could be made for the sizzle of onions going into hot oil,the...
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Heritance Kandalama: Nurturing Nature

From a distance Hotel Heritance Kandalama looms discreetly in a cloak of green velvet tapestry. One would think that it has donned camouflage and indeed it remains unobtrusive in its surroundings, in spite of its sheer size. It spans a distance...
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Ten Years Of Hermitage

Navigating one’s way through the labyrinth of rooms, the valuable art that adorns the walls and the antiques, collectibles and ornaments compete for space and attention at every turn in the former house turned shop on Gower Street....
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The Roots to Happiness

Thirteen years ago Rienzie Fernando, Managing Director and CEO of Roots had a bright idea. By harnessing the thriving fruit population in Sri Lanka, he thought that a juice parlour would do the country a great deal of good. He...
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BLINDS! to suit your mood

Blinds are the latest trend in interior as well as exterior shading, and where better to spruce up your homestead with an assortment of blinds designs than at Light & Shade, a leader of the trade in the local market....
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