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Meet Netta Kotaa – Jetwing Yala’s Elephant CCTV Movie Star

Meet Netta Kotaa – Jetwing Yala’s Elephant CCTV Movie Star

By Juliet Coombe

Netta kotaa is a elephant with refined taste and a short tail first caught on CCTV at 3.45am in the morning on the 6th March, when he first popped in for some five star luxury service of fresh juices and cool towels at front reception. He took a good...

Learning the ways of the lake, parrot fashion with Jetwing Lake

Learning the ways of the lake, parrot fashion with Jetwing Lake

By Juliet Coombe

“Pieces of eight, pieces of eight” is an expression one might expect from a pirate’s parrot but not a cheeky green parakeet in the middle of an ancient lake reservoir, Siyabala Weva, surrounded until 1983 by Tamarind trees. The lake is the orig...

‘8th Wonder of the World’ – Jetwing Vil Uyana, a simply stunning eco resort

‘8th Wonder of the World’ – Jetwing Vil Uyana, a simply stunning eco resort

By Juliet Coombe

Juliet Coombe sees Jetwing Vil Uyana as one of the cultural triangle’s crown jewels, an incredible eco-resort set in reclaimed agricultural land with views of Sigiriya rock fortress, that in ancient times, only the great Kings and their courtiers e...

Victoria Park – Urban Paradise for Birds

Victoria Park – Urban Paradise for Birds

By Juliet Coombe

On entering this lovely, glorified oasis in Nuwara Eliya city centre, I am overawed by Victoria Parks diversity of trees, in size, shape and form; there are around 75 to 80 different species. But the first feature, by the entrance, my naturalist guid...

Mongooses

Mongooses

By Royston Ellis

I have a love/hate relationship with mongooses Yes, that’s the word for several of the creatures, not mongeese, since the English name is derived from the Marathi word: mungus. So the goose attached to mon is not related to the bird of that name, s...