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Discovering serenity at Laya hotels

Over the years Laya Hotels has been winning the hearts of many holidaymakers with their picturesque hotels, outstanding service and amenities. As of today, the hotel chain manages four very intriguing vacation spots that are frequented by both Sri Lankans...
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Malwana Fort: Back To Life

A narrow path, lined on one side with a small stream and the other with overgrown weeds, led us to an area shrouded with tall trees, in the midst of which we glimpsed a house. The bark of a dog...
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Matale Aluhunu

Busy factories with burning kilns and operational limestone quarries are a common spectacle in Matale; a name synonymous for decades with the famous ‘Matale Aluhunu’....
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Say what?

Cruising through the somewhat unfamiliar terrain of Ratnapura and its outskirts, village names strange to our ears and unheard of before piqued our curiosity. Here are just a few stories that we discovered as to how these names came about......
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Taste bud tantalising Chinese cuisine

Flower Drum is a well-known Sri Lankan chain that serves up delicious Chinese cuisine. And the Battaramulla branch is no exception as they also whip up exquisitely flavoured food to tantalise the palate of food lovers. ...
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The Boy Who Speaks in Numbers

As Sri Lanka forges ahead with renewed hope after decades of war, Mike Masilamani takes a moment to look back at those dark days through the eyes of a little boy in ‘The Boy Who Speaks in Numbers’....
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It’s all about the bays

Trincomalee is renowned as one of the best natural harbours in the world. But, did you know that the main harbour consists of a number of mini bays? And, what’s more they have unusual names too. Driving around Trincomalee you...
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Revelation Of The Truth

‘Prathyakshaya Saha Vishvasaya’, authored by Prof M M J Marasinghe, follows a series of book that endeavour to reveal the truth about misconceptions associated with Buddhism. In keeping with its objective of enlightening the reader, this book brings out the...
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Sinahawa Atharin: A journey of love, life and detachment

Written and directed by Sanath Gunathilake, Sinahawa Atharin is based on a story by film producer Chaminda Perera and has been envisioned for many years. The film, produced by Sunil T, is finally set to be released and is a...
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Conserving Sri Lanka’s Heritage

The National Trust – Sri Lanka, a non-profit, voluntary organisation that protects the rich cultural and natural heritage of Sri Lanka, commemorates its 10th Anniversary in May this year. ...
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