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Sail Away to the 17th Century

Traversing through the Colombo Port, Navy and cargo ships impinged our immediate surroundings. As we approached the Bandaranaike berth we were transfixed by the extraordinary vision that seemed to have abruptly materialised before us....
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Airport Express

Recall all the times you were stuck in traffic on your way to the airport, worried and stressed that you would miss your flight. Think of all the times you waited in traffic jams on your way back from the...
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French Open 2010

Rafael Nadal stole the show, in the Men’s Finals, at the 2010 French Open, earning his fifth title at the tournament. Roger Federer was curtailed after the quarterfinals while Andy Roddick didn’t get past the early stages of the Open....
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A ceylonese spa experience

Nestled at the far end of Park Street Mews amidst a row of warehouses, Spa Ceylon Ayurveda transports us back to age-old Ceylon....
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Soulful Silver

When Fahemida, Gemmologist and Director of Ridhi Silver Studio, was asked about what gave Ridhi its originality as a purely silver jewellery boutique, “something new, something old, it’s silver in my soul...”...
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Ambalama Leisure Lounge: in the Heart of Nature

Just an hour’s drive from Colombo, the leisure lounge can be approached by both the low level and high level roads in Hanwella. At the 41km post one is almost abruptly greeted with the Ambalama’s Restaurant. As appearances go, “rustic”...
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Setting the mood for food

If seeking good food surrounded by an environment of touchable skies with starlit nights, views that parade the bustling town below and a scenery that opens to the glowing sites of Colombo...
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A little well of delight

Slicing open a King Coconut

There is a popular riddle that anyone schooled in this tropical island would have encountered. “Punchi lindey wathura rasai” – a little well filled with sweet tasting water....
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In the realm of Sri Lanka’s Mythical Creatures

Vaamana

Ancient cultures around the globe are rich in curious tales about the wisdom, the wit and the power of fascinating half- humans and beautiful yet intriguing creatures. ...
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An arty treat

For the lover of art, the many galleries in Colombo house stunning collections of art. These paintings, sculptures and creations of both the masters of art and emerging artists, not only showcase their skills, but also present to the discerning...
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