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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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Tee in Paradise

From the fourth hole the scenery grew alongside the rippling waters of the Victoria Reservoir that held reflections of the banking hills. The eighth hole opened the golf course’s view of the Knuckles mountain range. In Nuwara Eliya, the atmosphere...
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Tangy Tastes Of Sri Lanka

Words: Thilini Kahandawaarachchi | Photographs: Mahesh Prasantha |  Prabhath Chathuranga |  Meneka Aravinda Perhaps the most anticipated of all fruit seasons in Sri Lanka, Rambutan time is the vibrantly colourful and the enticingly exciting. Awaited by the young and the...
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A Stop at Whiskey Point

Arugam Bay, in the eastern coastal belt of Sri Lanka, is the hot spot for surfing. Though many try their luck at conquering the waves at the more popular Arugam Bay point, there are numerous lesser-known points along the coast...
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