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Word Cargo from the Far Country

Sailor Robert Knox’s captivity in the Kandyan Kingdom for two decades in the mid 17th century resulted in a fashionable travel account that ‘loaned’ to the English language......
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Horowpathana: The Legendary City of the Seven Sluices

Little remains of the ancient city of Horowpathana, deep in the heart of Anuradhapura district, but if the ruins of the Kiralagala archaeological site and the Madagama Kanda Temple......
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Mystery of the Pulligoda Painting: The Fresco That Time Forgot

Less than five kilometres away from Dimbulagala lies another ancient rose of artistic genius – but one born to blush unseen. Adorning a rocky wall in a shallow cave in the midst......
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It’s Ambarella Time

Looks can fool. So don’t sidestep the humble ambarella, which will surprise you with its culinary versatality, nourish and even heal...
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Untamed Udawalawe

Udawalawe takes you through a journey of anticipation and excitement where you become an inevitable participant of the...
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The Roaming Pottery Sellers

During church feasts pottery sellers travel from one place to another at times for as long as a month where they become part of the...
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Curious Siyambalanduwa

It is the broad Siamese twin faces of Debidigala rock that commands your attention as you near the arid zone of Siyambalanduwa located in the Moneragala District, 290 km southeast of...
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Sambodhi Chaitya: Reaching The Spiritual Sky

Of all the sacred architecture in Colombo - Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim or Christian - the oldest, though brimming with tradition, cannot compare with the modern boldness of the skyward design of the stupa of the Sambodhi Chaitya....
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A Tuk Tuk Adventure

How does one define ‘adventure’? According to my Random House Dictionary of the English Language “Adventure is an undertaking......
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Currying Flavours

The secret of a great Sri Lankan curry is in the mix of herbs and spices....
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