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From Elding To LKR

Although we use money practically every day of our lives, our currency itself isn’t something we give much of a thought to (unless, of…

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Maduwanwela Walawwa And The Pillars of Anti Colonialism

Tucked away in the town of Kolonne, somewhere between Suriyakanda and Embilipitiya, stands what’s left of a once palatial mansion. Maduwanwela Walawwa, whose construction…

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Ten Interesting Facts About Sri Lankan Names

Little do we realise that names are the foundation of all knowledge. Naming people and things makes it easier for us to make sense…

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How To Get Your Literary Fix In Sri Lanka

Being a bookworm in Sri Lanka is not without its difficulties. A trip to the closest Sarasavi is likely to offer you only the…

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The Forgotten Fort Of Colombo

Colombo. The heart of the island. A bustling metropolis filled with both the amazing and the horrendous, depending on when and where you go….

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Five Scary Diseases That Terrified Our Ancestors

Many of us are no doubt familiar with the Black Death, having read the chilling accounts of the Bubonic Plague that ravaged Europe over…

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Of Aliens And UFOs ‒ Sri Lanka’s Strangest Sightings

At one point or another, we have all wondered whether we are truly alone in this universe ‒ especially when news reports like this…

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Seven Cool Facts From Sri Lanka’s Aviation History

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The Slave Island That We Have Forgotten

Ever wondered how Slave Island, one of downtown Colombo’s major hotspots today, got its name? It has neither slaves nor is an island as…

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Godawaya: The Ancient Port Of The Maritime Silk Route

One of the four principal rivers that run through Sri Lanka, the Walawe River, meets the sea at a small fishing hamlet named Godawaya….

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The Dark Side of Colombo

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Colombo By Night: 8 Hours In The City

Many of us like to think we’ve spent enough days in our city to know it inside out: the complex system of bus routes,…