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Esala Festival Season 2000
Esala, the lunar month in the Singhalese calendar ushers in a period of festivities in Sri Lanka and it occurs during the months of July and August. This year the full moon day of Esala falls on 16th of July 2000. Most of these festivals take the form of a Perehara, a procession conducted mostly […]
Esala Festival Season 2001
Esala, the lunar month in the Singhalese calendar ushers in a period of festivities in Sri Lanka and it occurs during the months of July and August. This year the full moon day of Esala falls on 5th of July 2001. Most of these festivals take the form of a Perehara, a procession conducted mostly […]
Sri Lanka Travel Guide
Sri Lanka Travel Guide General Facts The number 1 beach destination in Sri Lanka, the sleepy fishing hamlet Unawatuna has a mythical and historical past, which makes it a very special place. Mythical Legend Was Unawatuna one of the beach paradises described in ValmikiÂ’s epic Ramayanaya, as a “seashore dotted with thousands of trees, coconuts and palms dominating, strings […]
Sri Lanka – May 2000
Laksala Remains the State Craft Emporium Hon. Amarasiri Dodangoda, Minister of Vocational Training and Rural Industries has assured that the Laksala would not be privatised. Laksala, mostly patronised by tourists who look for local crafts at reasonable prices, helped boost countrywide craftsmen engaged in various traditional crafts, who’s products are purchased by Laksala and sold […]
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Nuwara Eliya
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Nuwara Eliya General Facts Nuwara Eliya was by far my favourite place in Sri Lanka. It is however where we lived, so I admit – I’m a bit partial. Nuwara Eliya is a small town, located way up in the mountains in the south central part of Sri Lanka. In fact, it is the highest major town […]
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Cheap Eats
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Cheap Eats Sri Lankan restaurants have a great system of ‘take aways’. You pay far less for food if you simply carry whatever packed food is offered on sale. Check out SAPID at No. 2A Vajira road, Junction, Bambalapitiya, Colombo for both alternatives. Restaurants in Colombo sell LAMPRAIS, a Dutch variation of the rice and curry theme. […]
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Accommodation
Sri Lanka, like its mix of Low Country, Mid Country and Up Country has a conglomeration of hotels categorised under Hotels, Guest Houses, Rest Houses and Paying Guest Accomodation. The GH, RH and PGA’s are the cheapest but not necessarily comparable in quality and price. So you need to think it out carefully. Bargain, especially […]
Sri Lanka Travel Guide Jan 2000
Sri Lanka Travel Guide Jan 2000 The People and their Island Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island just off the southern coast of India (about the size of Ireland but with 18 million people). The majority are the Sinhalese, who inhabit most of the south and are Buddhists. The main minority are the Tamils, who live mostly in […]
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Unusual Places
Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Unusual Places The Tea Factory – Kandapola The exterior of this remarkable 60-room hotel, 6850 feet above sea level, has been retained exactly as it was when the British planters constructed it in the mid-1930s. It was then the Hethersett Tea Factory, named after a small town outside London. Its unique selling point is clearly the environment […]