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In Search Of Kitul Hakuru

We set off in search of a villager who made kitul hakuru – a type of jaggery prepared with the sap collected from the flower of the kitul or palm tree – a sweetener savoured over generations. At the very...
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In The Thick Of The Pettah Market

This must be the busiest part of Colombo. Approaching commuters deviate from their usual course of travel with a sense of urgency and the typical bazaar atmosphere overwhelms the vicinity. A staggering diversity and quantities of consumer goods are unleashed...
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Blossoms Of The Setting Sun…

Born of the setting sun, the Hibiscus comes abloom in hues of white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and a variety of intermingled dusky shades. A spritely ornament embellishing our yards all day long, she goes back to slumber by...
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Smouldering Art

Observing the intricate pieces of art on the wood from afar, I struggled to fathom its technique....
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Chilli Fever

Their colours vibrant and stimulating, the vibes rendered are sure to infatuate. Your presence of mind dwindles in the magnitude of their zest....
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A Dose of Daha Ata Sanniya

In the olden days when local medicine men cured patients of various maladies that afflicted humans by using a variety of concoctions, oils, pills and mixtures, there was another secret ingredient that was used to heal the infirm; Daha Ata...
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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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