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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]