Citadels unravel before your eyes. Many luxurious palaces rise high into the sky. Royal gardens look like Eden with their water and boulder gardens. Kings are traversing the city on horseback. Sworded guards are standing on the sides of the entrance to castles. Queens clad in silk grace the city on ornate ‘dolawa’. Kings are
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Reading Month Sri Lanka has got me dreaming: dreaming about the days of yore when there were no prints or eBooks, but Sri Lanka was still rocking the art of writing; those golden Auld Lang Syne when Sri Lankans were so wonderfully talented that they recorded things on stones. For someone like me who love
Today, I’m going to take you on an epic journey. I said epic, and I mean it, in every sense of the word. Today we are going to travel places off the Indian Epic, the Ramayana. But before kicking off on a Ramayana Tour in Sri Lanka, let’s take in some storytelling. Put those smartphones
“Bori Bori Sellam-Sellam Bedo Wannita, Palletalawa Navinna-Pita Gosin Vetenne” No, I’m not crazy! It’s just that these Vedda songs are catchy. Well, last week I was off in Dambana on a trip to learn some stories of the indigenous forest dwellers of Sri Lanka. I’ve got lots to say, so prepare yourself for an exciting
Forts, fortifications and walled cities, I love these glamorous wonders that tell the stories of the Colonial days. These beautiful forts look distinctively Portuguese, Dutch or British. The first to build colonial forts in the island were the Portuguese. They found the rocky and coastal conditions of the country appealing. To them, it meant safety.