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Month: March 2015

Sri Lanka By Rail

Sri Lanka By Rail

By Royston Ellis

Travelling by train for tourists, as long as you pick the right trains, has become more convenient in recent years as special air-conditioned carriages have been added to long distance trains. In addition, the northern railway links, closed for nearl...

Endangered Neighbours

Endangered Neighbours

By Royston Ellis

I was surprised to learn recently that I am living with an endangered species of neighbours whose survival is in serious jeopardy. When I hear a rumble on my roof I know that the jolly creatures that often picnic in my garden are taking a short cut c...

Short Eats

Short Eats

By Royston Ellis

A highlight of Sri Lankan cuisine is the tiny food items known locally as “Short Eats,” or small snacks. These are savoury items such as buns, patties, pastries, vadai, fish cutlets, and more exotic snacks like stuffed, deep fried chillies. Short...

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