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1st Cross Street #2

Pettah, in Colombo, shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/125, f/1.8, and ISO 100.

600D

Ferry to the beginning of a disaster zone in #SriLanka

               

Staying in Rameswaram with the Palk Straight enticing me to Sri Lanka, I eventually boarded the ferry waiting off shore for a ride as slow as a snail oozing across a path.  41 more words

Glavin: What's so wrong with involving diasporas in foreign policy?

Let’s say that the critics are right, that the Conservatives are indeed running this country’s foreign policy in ways that are most sedulously attentive to the sensitivities of Canada’s diverse and sundry ethnic and immigrant communities. 1,058 more words

Politics

On being like the Sri Lankans

Travelling and ‘wanderlust’ have become such cliques with people of my generation. Thanks to the internet and the ability to view the far corners of our earth with HD clarity from the comfort of our own home, it has become common to see various tweets, Instagrams and Pinterest boards filled with this desire to “adventure” and “see the world”, perhaps even with the distant hope to “find” oneself and return from travelling with a wrist full of bracelets and eyes wide with stories to tell. 521 more words

Buddhism

Global garbage burning polluting skies beyond what is reported: study

NEW DELHI – Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world’s garbage is burned. 745 more words

World

Sri Lanka in pictures

Sri Lanka is a gem that has emerged from the shadows of war and the tsunami. Its pristine beaches, tea plantations, characterful elephants, tasty food and affordable prices have yet to be appreciated by the hoards, making it the perfect time to visit. 163 more words

Destinations

Roughing it

I know what I have to say next will be met with baffled amusement by some, but it’s camping time. OK, I guess it’s not quite roughing it if you get to sleep in a double bed, and have drinks brought to you by the staff, but the fact remains; I’m sleeping in a tent. 448 more words

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