Author Archives: Thilina Weerasekera

Koththu Roti – a Sri Lankan favourite

Koththu Roti – a Sri Lankan favourite

We Sri Lankans love our food, and we have a wide variety of dishes that can trace their origins back to either one of our many ethnic groups or our neighboring countries. Each dish has its own story, entwined with the history of the country and its people, and the kind of mystery and intrigueContinue Reading

Yala National Park

Yala National Park

After spending about a year in Kenya, my family caught what I like to call ‘the wildlife bug’, and upon returning to Sri Lanka we spent more and more of our vacation time visiting national parks and wildlife sanctuaries around the country. Although it’s small in size, Sri Lanka is one of the most bio-diverseContinue Reading

Papare music

Papare music

There are quite a few places in Sri Lanka, and Colombo in particular, where you could go to listen to some good live music, depending on your taste in music. However, if you are looking for a musical experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, all you have to do is goContinue Reading

Kala Pola – a celebration of art

Kala Pola – a celebration of art

Sundays are usually when most people do their grocery shopping for the week in Sri Lanka, and often you’ll find them at roadside markets. The best deals, especially for vegetables and other perishable items, are generally available towards the end of day at these markets, when the merchants are packing up and don’t want toContinue Reading

A not so White Christmas

A not so White Christmas

I was 19 when I experienced my first ‘White Christmas’, and somehow it didn’t feel right. In case you are wondering, it didn’t just start snowing in Sri Lanka one fine Christmas; that was in Iowa, USA. Despite what all the Christmas stories and movies had taught me, it simply did not set my soulContinue Reading

Little England – home of the world’s finest tea

Little England – home of the world’s finest tea

About a year ago a friend of mine and I decided that we wanted to explore other cities and towns in Sri Lanka and check out a few of the sights and places that we as locals sometimes take for granted. The idea was to go on a few trips. However, as we are bothContinue Reading

Seeking solitude in a crowded city

Seeking solitude in a crowded city

As the sun sets, signaling the end of another day, the scenery that surrounds me is one of the hardest to describe. Galle Face Green* in Colombo is where the hustle and bustle of city life meets the vast Indian Ocean. The result is an enforced serenity that no-one can resist. No matter how fastContinue Reading

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