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Into the Wild – Sinharaja

“Okay, from here, the road is a little bad. But it gets good… and then it gets very bad. But you’re here for an…

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The Cave Of The Demon King

At the southern edge of Sri Lanka’s hill country, nestled in dense forests and farms, lies Ella. This popular backpacking destination is known for…

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Five Backpacking Destinations In Northern Sri Lanka

By now, most Sri Lankans and many foreigners know about the charms of Galle and the waves of Arugam Bay. Most backpackers are also…

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Get To Know Ella

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Lake Tours And Lighthouses – Beyond The Beaches In Bentota

Any time there is a long weekend, the denizens of Colombo tend to migrate south like a bunch of fun-starved storks. It’s the shortest…

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Anywhere But South: Offbeat Beach Destinations

For as long as people have traversed oceans, Sri Lanka has been hailed as a land of golden shores, but while the country is…

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Diving In Sri Lanka: Five Sites You Should Not Miss

Most of us have been lucky enough to swim in the ocean at least a couple of times in our lives, depending on where…

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Diyatalawa: The Watered Valley

The garrison town of Diyatalawa is, as its name denotes, a ‘watered valley,’ nestled between Haputale and Bandarawela, in the central highlands of Sri…

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A Photo Journey Of Bangladesh Through A Lankan (And British) Lens

Note: The author, a self-admitted worse than irregular Roar Contributor, was so excited by the news of our recently announced foray into Bangladesh with…

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Four Devale In Sri Lanka Worth A Visit

From annual trips to Kataragama to visits to the Embekke devalaya, the concept of going on pilgrimage for spiritual upliftment is something most Sri…

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Batticaloa ‒ Jellyfish And A Lighthouse

If you are ever headed towards the east of the country, Batticaloa is such an interesting town to visit. Surrounded by lagoons, Batti (as…

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Everything You Need To Know About Hiking In Sri Lanka

This is probably going to sound like something off a tourism webpage, but we’re going to say it anyway: we live on an island…