Sri Lanka Archive

Sep
20
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A palm tree sapling planted in the middle of an atrium in a construction site just outside Anuradhapura.

Unfinished Business

Our first day on the bikes took us up the west coast from Negombo to Puttallam. It was a busy stretch of road and we were still a few days away from getting comfortable with the traffic so progress was slow.

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Sep
11
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Pool used by the LTTE to test submarines and train divers for guerrilla warfare.

Sea Tigers of the LTTE

In a lagoon north of Mullaitivu is a gold-painted ‘victory monument’. It presides over the area where the ‘Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam’ (LTTE) made their last stand against the Sri Lankan army in 2009.

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Sep
01
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Sri Lankan cricket fans at the Australia v Sri Lankan one-day international at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

Riding the Whitewash

It’s hard to know when to visit Sri Lanka. December to April is officially the dry season but the weather conditions are somewhat complex with various monsoon seasons affecting different parts of the island at different times.

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Aug
26
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Tuk Tuk parked on the wall of the Kumbichchan Kulama 'Tank'.  These enormous reservoirs began to be built in the 3rd century BC using sophisticated techniques not acquired by western engineers until the 18th century.

Conflicting Stories in Sri Lanka

A couple of chance encounters highlighted the dueling narratives of Sri Lankan history and the tensions that still remain following the end of the civil war.

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Aug
20
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Junk in a motorcycle workshop

Sri Lanka by Motorcycle

The best way to see Sri Lanka is on two wheels.

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