The Clifflodge, Haputale

The Clifflodge, Haputale

I cannot explain the experience; I've watched many a sunrise from different corners of the world, yet this was extraordinary. The stillness around you, the sounds of nature... you don't realize that you're holding your breath while waiting for the first rays of the day.

Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day, Sri Lanka

Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day, Sri Lanka

අද දුරුතු පොහෝ දිනයයි. ලංකාවේ විසූ යක්ක හා නාග ගෝත්රක දෙපලගේ ආරවුලකට මැදිහත් වීමට අවශ්‍ය බව ඉර්දි බලයෙන් දුටු බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ, බුදු බව ලබා මාස නවයකට පසු, දුරුතු පොහොය දිනක ලංකාවට වැඩම කර සේක. උන්වහන්සේ ලංකා භූමියට වැඩම කර පළමු අවස්ථාව විය. එවිට, සුමන සමන් දේවයන් හට, ජීවමාන බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේගේ කේශ ධාතුන් වහන්සේ නමක් පූජා [...]

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

August was a pretty great month. There were two back-to-back road trips and three weeks in Australia. My cousins, aunts and uncles were all back in Colombo during the school holidays and it was also a great time to drive up to Central Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, my favourite place (second to Kandy). Nuwara [...]

Mannar, Sri Lanka

So I've finally made the time to work on the backlog of my roadtrips here at home. It's 2016 and the rains have started - almost; and so on a gloomy Sunday morning I look back at the memories... Going back to 2015, we travelled up to Mannar in February. Mannar is more of a [...]

Sailing in Passikudah, Sri Lanka

Sailing in Passikudah, Sri Lanka

I love oceans. The look of it. The sound of it. The smell of it. The feel of it. And since I live on an island, I have plenty of it. The infamous coastal village of Pasikuda (also spelled Passikudah) is synonymous with Kalkudah, the name of the bay close to the town on the East [...]

Panama, Sri Lanka

Pronounced "pah-ner-mer", Panama is without a doubt one of my favourite places in Sri Lanka. In December 2015, le family travelled (literally) across the island to the East Coast - a road trip that did not pan out the way we expected it to but turned out to be quite the adventure!   Panama is [...]

Over Tanks, Lakes and Bunds – Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Over Tanks, Lakes and Bunds – Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

The Kings of the great Ceylonese, did not only leave behind treasured remnants of an eclectic past, but also created these colossal man-made lakes and tanks that collected rain water to be used during the droughts. Their far-thinking strategies still contribute greatly to the villages which rely solely on their cultivation. Boat on the Tissa [...]