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Category: Sri Lanka

Books galore

Books galore

By Royston Ellis

If you want a cheap guide book about Sri Lanka, a rare volume about ancient Ceylon, or a few paperback novels to read on the beach, Colombo has a street to thrill book lovers. It’s opposite the traffic island where D R Wijewardena Road meets T B Ja...

Green Flash

Green Flash

By Royston Ellis

For something really unusual that’s not seen in many parts of the world, watch out for the Green Flash. No, it’s not the name of a lurid cocktail dreamed up by a barman and served on the terrace of your hotel. It’s something to watch for as the...

Eyes wide open – Negombo’s Magical Waterways

Eyes wide open – Negombo’s Magical Waterways

By Juliet Coombe

I step onto a boat excited to see wildlife so near such a bustling happening city, as Negombo once just a small little fishing hamlet is today an exciting destination in its own right with HSBC fashion shows and contemporary are exhibitions. Each tur...

Bombay Velvet

Bombay Velvet

By Juliet Coombe

I have always been the girl behind the camera and was until Bombay Velvet over looked for my hidden acting talents, well if you can call dancing in heavy beaded dresses and jumping off steam trains acting. Ten years in the making Bombay Velvet is a b...

Ice Cool Negombo – Jetwing Blue

Ice Cool Negombo – Jetwing Blue

By Juliet Coombe

The cold war maybe over, but the Ice sculpture battle over who is the world’s best continues in, of all places, tropical Negombo, where the art of carving shapes, out of blocks of ice, is a Culinary Olympic sport. Unlike ice cool Alaska this a chal...