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Buffalo Curd

Buffalo Curd

By Royston Ellis

While driving on the way to or from Tissamarahama, Kataragama or Yala on the A2 main road in the south, you’re sure to see wayside stalls with stacks of clay pots on display. Sometimes these pots, strung together, hang from the branches of trees. A...

Jetwing Hotels wins PATA Grand Award for 3rd consecutive year

Jetwing Hotels wins PATA Grand Award for 3rd consecutive year

By Jetwing Hotels

Continuing its legacy as a trendsetter in the tourism industry of Sri Lanka, Jetwing Hotels bags its 3rd consecutive PATA Grand award at the recently concluded PATA Travel Mart 2015 held in Bangalore, India. Jetwing Hotels was presented with the pre...

A Queen’s Travels

A Queen’s Travels

By Royston Ellis

With Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain recently replacing Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch, it is timely to look at Queen Victoria’s connection with Sri Lanka. Although the Queen never actually visited Ceylon (as Sri Lanka w...

Postal Museum

Postal Museum

By Royston Ellis

There are many museums in Colombo that attract visitors, such as the National Museum and the Natural History Museum in Colombo 7, and the Dutch Period Museum and the Old Town Hall Museum, both in Pettah. Lesser known museums, and thus rarely visited ...

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

By Royston Ellis

There are many unusual fruits grown in Sri Lanka, such as the prickly rambutan – a red, plum-sized tropical fruit tasting like a lychee – and the green, spiky durian with its fetid smell but creamy pulp of robust deliciousness once its shell is o...