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Locked under 24 hour curfew in #Anuradhapura


Anuradhapura was an ancient Buddhist town with stupas studding the landscape and tanks spread around the outskirts filled with glistening water.

 I didn’t get to see any of its beauty the following morning because twenty-four hour curfew was imposed. 73 more words

A train that never reached #Colombo


I was glad to leave Mannar Island’s parched landscape and slump in a waiting train until everyone cleared customs. This was in a new country; a country I knew since childhood as Ceylon when I wrote to a pen friend in Colombo.  86 more words

Atamasthana (Eight Sacred Places in Sri Lanka)

Atamastana (Eight sacred places) are several different places in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, the Lord Buddha visited during his three visits. Those are,

  1. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya…
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Abhayagiri Dagoba

Anuradhapura - The Ancient City (the Day of Dagobas)

Today we bid farewell to our hilariously ‘grumpy-but-with-a-smirk’ Italian host, Luca, and travelled West to the Ancient City of Anuradhapura. Out driver mentioned that some of the roads were ‘a little bit broken’ and he wasn’t kidding. 306 more words


Hambantota affected by drought

Over one million people in Sri Lanka have been severely affected by a prolonged drought prevailing in 14 districts of the island, a top government official said on Monday. 18 more words