Sea Turtle Conservation, Mount Lavinia

Savaary
Our Turtle Conservation Project Started in 2003, the Our Turtle Conservation Project [OTCP in short] has been going strong in protecting Sea Turtles and hatching eggs. One would be pleasantly surprised to find… Continue reading →

The story of Sri Lanka’s Mister Cheese

Malinda Words
If I was asked to suggest a name that would go with the word ‘cheese’ I would naturally go for the known brands, which by the way do not always mean quality. Quality does go with ‘known’ but ‘known’ can come from good advertising helped along by low brand/product-awareness. We know after all that anything can be sold to the ...

Peckish Me on Life Online

Peckish Me
Peckish Me seems to be on the spotlight quite a bit for the past couple of weeks. After being published on Sunday Times two weeks back, it was once again published on Life Online last week.Find the article on http://life.dailymirror.lk/article/33/entertainment/15859/In-Conversation-With-Jayani-SenanayakeAnd check out the comment section! I do feel blessed! Thank you lovely people for your kind words. Keep awesome! :) :) ...

Pura Vida

The Fight In Me
Of course I did Costa Rica differently.  Although, I can’t actually say I’ve done Costa Rica at all. Spent most of my 5 nights in San Jose, leaving the hotel at 8am to our corporate office, and then heading back to the hotel at 6-7pm after a full day of meetings and work; most nights […]

Five Sri Lankan Lighthouses That You Must Visit

Roar
The tall majestic structures around the island’s coasts were built to serve as an aid for navigation, and to warn marines of hazardous coastlines. They often stand in isolation doing their job, but the towers are not mere sources of light; lighthouses can also be great pieces of art. Although relatively unknown, many of Sri Lanka’s lighthouses hold a rather ...

Enchanting Forest

Kirigalpoththa
Another photo from the cloud forest of Sri Pada reserve. Isn't it magical to wander in these forests?

Forget Hill Stations And Head To Goa This Vacation

Travel Diaries
Goa is nothing less than a heaven for the holiday-goers. Home to beautiful beaches, oldest forts, and churches, rich culture and traditional arts, Goa promises of a memorable vacation to every single visitor coming to the state. Catch one of the Mumbai to Goa flights today and book the hotels in advance for a hassle free vacation. An internationally renowned ...

#UberIceCream 2016 to be delivered at the tap of a button!

Travel Diaries
The largest global promotion in the history of Uber 400 cities participating in 69 countries Colombo, 12 July, 2016: Uber, the world’s most valued on-demand mobility company, will be bringing the largest global on-demand promotion in the history of Uber – UberIceCream – to Sri Lanka on 15th July, Friday. Riders can slide to the ‘UberIceCream’ view on 15th ...

#UberIceCream 2016 to be delivered at the tap of a button!

Travel Diaries
The largest global promotion in the history of Uber 400 cities participating in 69 countries Colombo, 12 July, 2016: Uber, the world’s most valued on-demand mobility company, will be bringing the largest global on-demand promotion in the history of Uber – UberIceCream – to Sri Lanka on 15th July, Friday. Riders can slide to the ‘UberIceCream’ view on 15th ...

Kayaking In Tangalle Lagoon

Roar
Tangalle is not the easiest place to visit if you live in Colombo. You have to travel a 195 km of curved road that takes you along the coast before you get to the town. Though the Southern Expressway has made things considerably easier, clipping off quite some time from your travel, it will still take you more than four ...

Mullaitivu ‒ An Unlikely Tourist Destination

Roar
We were almost gliding on the new roads in Northern Sri Lanka. That is when the Nandikadal lagoon started running parallel to us at a distance. Shiva, the driver of the trishaw, indicated the spot where LTTE’s leader Prabhakaran was found dead. Despite my requests, he did not stop his trishaw. He was scared that the army would question him ...

Muthurajawela Marsh ‒ A Hidden Sanctuary in Negombo

Roar
Negombo is a pretty big city just north of Colombo on the west coast. Its economy is based on its fishing industry and tourism. It’s where you go for fish, great seafood, Italian coffee, and some beach time. Basically, it’s where you go when you are too lazy to go down south. (Though that coffee is pretty good.) But if ...

Vegetarian Vs Non vegitarian

GALAXY
Being a vegetarian or non vegetarian is purely based on the individual preference. No one got the right to influence another in this case. If you don't like to eat specific meat you can stay away from it. But it is not good to look another person in a bad way who eat the meat which you do not. And ...

Street Food At Sunset: Ramadan In Slave Island

Roar
Ramadan is a time when Muslims the world over fast from sunrise to sunset for a period of thirty days. During the course of this month, as the sun sets, many places across the world come alive, and in Sri Lanka, one such place is Slave Island. On a normal day, this part of Colombo is brimming with colourful buildings ...

Arankale ‒ The Forest Monastery

Roar
Trying to get away from the humdrum of daily life, but don’t want to go to the beach or up-country? How about a long walk in a quiet forest monastery instead? Located 24 kilometres away from the Kurunegala town, along the Kubukwewa-Madalanda road, Arankale is a forest monastery now in ruins: an ideal place  for architecture and archaeology enthusiasts. Though ...

Nuwara Eliya’s Lesser Known Attractions: Galway’s Park And Moon Plains

Roar
Nuwara Eliya needs no introduction. It’s where you run to when Colombo gets too hot and sticky. It’s where you go to, to pretend that you have no urgent deadlines, that global warming is far in the future, and that the sweater you bought on sale a year ago but never really wore, was justified. It’s where you can sit ...

A bowl of sunshine & happy riot – Sweet corn salad

Peckish Me
A bowl of sunshine and happy riot :)I just realized that I have never posted anything on salads.Which is tragic because I love salads! Salads are my go-to meal when I don’t really feel like eating anything else, when I am hungry and need a quick fix or when I am not that hungry but still need to eat something. ...

The Sri Lankan Supper Club @ Peabody Heights Brewery — July 9th

Rice & Curry
It’s been far too long since my last supper club, so I’m doing it again–this time for the hometown crowd of Baltimore–at the Peabody Heights Brewery Tasting Room. Pairing spicy Sri Lankan food with craft beer only makes sense, and Peabody Heights is one of the city’s newest and best breakout breweries, handling the production of over 30 local brews. ...

When In Mirissa: Getting Your Roti Fix

Roar
I love Mirissa. It is a cozy little bay filled with just the right amount of people: neither too crowded to be gauche, nor too empty to be creepy. The waves are high, but the water is shallow enough to wade in a fair bit. You can rent a bodyboard from one of the hotels surrounding the beach and pretend ...

The budget travel guide to Phuket

Icarus Wept
My first introduction to Thailand was Bangkok. We  were met at the airport, whisked into a van and checked into an expensive hotel in Bangkok’s Siam Square, where we stayed for the next two days. I knew what I was going to do and who I was going to do it to. Phuket was a completely different experience. I arrived ...