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The mosque with 49 minarets

Sri Lanka, Sept. 23 -- The general vicinity of Pettah is always crowded with vendors and shoppers. It is in a sense a melting pot which unknowingly unites all of us in this beautiful city as well as t... Read More


When the thundering roar of heavy guns resounded.

Sri Lanka, Sept. 21 -- The Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment, one of the oldest regiments of the Sri Lanka Army, celebrated 132 years of sterling service to the motherland. The anniversary was celebrated w... Read More


Cruising on the waves of victory

Sri Lanka, Sept. 19 -- Sri Lanka is an island nation. The responsibility and honour of being the country's first line of defence is assigned to the Navy. For more than six decades, the Sri Lanka Navy ... Read More


The postman's bell, still a welcome ring

Sri Lanka, Sept. 14 -- Today we live in a digitally dominated world. We communicate using various gadjets of technology. Over the past six months, Zoom chats have become vital for corporate executives... Read More


St. Lucia's Cathedral: an oasis of faith

Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 -- Prayer and faith are key elements of the Christian faith. This magnificent Catholic edifice reflects years of sacrifice, perseverance, a jubilant visit by the Pope and the overc... Read More


The dazzling trident of the East

Sri Lanka, Sept. 9 -- A destination that offers pristine beaches, ancient maritime history, beautiful underwater dive sites and succulent seafood should motivate anyone to travel and experience the bl... Read More


Reflections of Dutch history in Colombo

Sri Lanka, Sept. 8 -- The city of Colombo is being beautifully transformed. Every city has its unique history which in turn is reflected in its architecture. Ceylon was once the dominion of the Portug... Read More


154 years of triumphs, trials and tragedies

Sri Lanka, Sept. 3 -- The Sri Lanka Police is one of the oldest police forces in Asia. It has endured a long journey of over 150 years traversing a road laden with triumphs, trials and tragedies. Upho... Read More


Matara: The Southern Belle

Sri Lanka, Aug. 26 -- Sri Lanka is blessed with many exotic destinations. Every province has its unique identity, supplemented by rich regional cuisine. The following narrative is based on a few visit... Read More


Taking wing with golden memories

Sri Lanka, Aug. 20 -- Whilst engaging in my morning walk at a playground, I came across a smart tall gentleman. His stature resonated a military background. Being curious, I popped the question "Are y... Read More