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Kithulgala

Kithulgala is situated in the west of Sri Lanka. A beautiful place to have some adventure plus enjoy the true beauty of nature. From Colombo there is only 3 hour drive to Kithulgala. Kithulgala is in the wet zone rain forest and it gets two monsoons each year. This is a popular place for both foreigners and locals. There are so many awesome things to do in Kithulgala such as water Rafting, Bird Watching, Walking in the jungle, Visiting prehistoric caves, Take a swim in the river, Trekking to waterfalls, Adventure jumps and slides in natural ponds, River Expeditions, Rain Forest walks and Trails, Flat water Rafting, Waterfall abseiling, Mountain biking etc. In Kithulgala there are many top quality restaurants available to serve you. Good accommodation and tasty food with all the facilities you need. A place to Experience a different kind of adventures and good food.
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2016-05-14
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One Bagful of Kadju Please!!!

Juicy and soft, the Kadju (also known as cashew) apple has a unique sweetness when ripe. While the apple itself is popular, it is the Kadju nut that is favorite among the masses. In Puthukudiyiruppu, Batticaloa you see many cashew trees around and that is because all households grow this tree in their gardens. Usually the extent of the land grown can vary from an acre to about two acres.
The Kadju tree is borne from seeds. Firstly, seeds are planted within coconut husks and placed in the ground and covered with soil. This is then watered regularly. Once the sapling has appeared, it can be uprooted and planted where one wishes the tree to be. Till about one year, the plant has to be watered until it can survive only from rainwater. A fully grown tree will start to bear fruit after about two years. The flowers will appear in February, and from April to June the Kadju fruit will ripen.


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2016-05-10
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Arcade Independence Square
It’s no wonder that vehicles passing by slow their pace to take a better look at the Independence Arcade. Restored to perfection, the complex commands attention, the dapper white wash elevating the colonial architecture to a heightened elegance. Despite a stately grandeur stepping on to the vast open spaces amidst all the frills and aesthetic trapping, eases the mind and the atmosphere settles on one of leisureliness. This is very much the intended effect-a result of bringing to fruition the concept and vision of Gotabaya Rajapaksha, Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development. The original architecture was unearthed to reveal its most preserved state that lay buried in years of neglect, ruin and layers of secondary construction. No signs remain today of the offices and haphazard arrangement of stalls that once occupied the dilapidated premises. Instead are a graceful series of arches and paned windows, long corridors, and wooden stairways. 
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2016-04-25
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Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year 
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Tomorrow and day after tomorrow are special days for the Sri Lankan People. It’s is because that they celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. According to astrology, the New Year begins when the sun moves from Meen Rashiya(the house of Pisces) to Mesha Rashiya(the house of Aries). In these two days there are lots of rituals and celebrations going on. Hisa thel gaama (Applying oil on the head), Aahara Anubhavaya(Eating food), Ganudenukirima (Doing Transaction) are some of them. These tasks are done in a certain time which are known as the Shuba nakatha which are announced by the astrologists. After all the rituals are done, the partying begins as families mingle in the streets, home are thrown open and children are let out to play. The ubiquitous plantain is dished out alongside celebratory feasts of Kavum (small oil cake) and Kokis (crisp and light sweetmeat).
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To explore the border beyond the Bentara River is starting from the Bentota Bridge. If you take a moment to observe the river that calmly shimmered in the dimming sun rays, it will be really worth your journey. It is said that in ancient lore that a demon by the name of Bem had guarded the river banks of Bentara and when crossing the river in the bygone days, people would seek the blessing of guardian deities for a safe journey. It is said that the town name and the river name was derived from this folk legend combining the words Bem and thota (river bank) to be later pronounced as Bentota or Bentara. Nowadays the river and the town is renowned for the breadth of water related activities such as water skiing, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and diving to name a few. Further, one can find countless hotels snuggled along the Bentota beach strip teeming with tourists, local and foreign alike, especially during the months between November and April. 
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Koggala is situated in the south coast of Sri Lanka in the Galle District. Koggala is bounded on one side by a reef and on the other by a large lake. Koggala has one of nicest and the longest beaches in Sri Lanka. If you come to the beach by the morning, you will be able to see there are Fishermen 20 meters from the shore perched on stilts in the ocean. This fishing technique is mostly used in the southern part of the county and it was introduced to Sri Lanka in Gantara, Matara long ago by traders who have come into the country in sloops. It is said that one merchant had observed how these traders would go to sea, to return after a while with their meshed bags filled with fish. Curious as to how this was accomplished, the merchant has inquired from one trader who has told the merchant that he will teach the technique before he leaves the country. Then the trader has shown all the techniques and it was passed from generation to generation. 
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Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka on the morning of Jan. 13 2015 at the start of a weeklong Asian tour. In his opening remarks at the ceremony, Pope Francis said that Sri Lanka’s “natural beauty” has made it known as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.”
 
“Even more importantly, this island is known for the warmth of its people and the rich diversity of their cultural and religious traditions,” he continued.
 
 “It is my hope that Sri Lanka’s political, religious and cultural leaders, by measuring their every word and action by the good and the healing it will bring, will make a lasting contribution to the material and spiritual progress of the Sri Lankan people,” the Pope said during a welcoming ceremony at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
 
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