Sri Lanka Index

Sri Lanka Index


The Multi-Cultural Chaos of Colombo
The Fort District of Colombo
The Pettah – Colombo’s Colorful Bazaar
Sri Subramaniya Kovil
The Modern Temple of Seema Malaka
Galle Face Green
Colombo’s Gangaramaya Temple


Sweet as Kandy
The Temple of the Tooth
Kandy’s International Museum of World Buddhism
The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya
The Four Devales of Kandy
A Great View at Kandy’s Hotel Casamara
Kandy’s Three Temple Loop
The Archaeological, National, and Elephant Museums of Kandy
The Kandy Garrison Cemetery


Anuradhapura – The Ancient Capital of Sri Lanka
Anuradhapura’s Sacred City
The New Town and Weekend Market of Anuradhapura
Echoes of the Past – Anuradhapura’s Ruins
The Stupas of Anuradhapura
A Day at the Abhayagiri Monastery
The Tanks of Anuradhapura
Creeped Out at Isurumuniya Temple

Sigiriya & Dambulla

The Story of Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock – The Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World
The Summit of Sigiriya
The Damsels of Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock – Sigiriya’s Overlooked Brother
The Back of Beyond Eco Lodge in Sigiriya
The Cave Temples of Dambulla

The Jaffna Peninsula

North to Jaffna
The Modern Ruins of Jaffna Town
The Besieged Fort of Jaffna
Jaffna Causeway and Chatty Beach
Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil
Casuarina Beach on Karaitivu Island
Fun in the Sun at Keerimalai
The Enigmatic Stupas of Kadurugoda
Delft Island


The Deer of Trinco
Fort Frederick and Swami Rock
Uppaveli Beach
Whale Watching at Trinco
The Beach at Nilaveli
The Kanniyai Hot Wells and Velgam Vihara


Tangalla Days
Dickwella and the Hoo-maniya Blowhole
The Kitsch Madness of Wewurukannala Temple
The Mulkirigala Rock Temple
The Bizarre Landscape of Ussangoda
A Sea Turtle Excursion at Rekawa Beach


Galle Fort – Our Final Stop in Sri Lanka
The Martin Wickramasinghe Museum
The Habaraduwa Turtle Hatchery
The Jungle Beach at Galle
The Best of Galle Fort


A Concise History of Sri Lanka
The Kandyan Kingdom and Robert Knox
The Buddha of Gnome Mountain
The Sri Lankan Civil War


The Stony Temples of Ridi Vihara and Aluvihara
The Mysterious Forest Monastery of Ritigala
Get Those Sexy Calves of Steel at Mihintale
The Ruins of Polonnaruwa, Part I
The Ruins of Polonnaruwa, Part II
Lahugala Forest and the Magul Maha Vihara

Photo Reportages

Images of Worship from the Temple of the Tooth
Elphants Crossing
Become A Lazy Photographer in Ella
The Rocky Southern Coast of Sri Lanka

Food & Drink

Arrack – The Discerning Sri Lankan’s Beverage of Choice
The Mackwoods-Labookelie Tea Estate
Sri Lankan Cuisine: Hoppers
Bow to King Coconut
Hotels, Rice and Curry
Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Me Some Kottu
Tap that Toddy

Culture & Festivities

Take a Tuk-Tuk
Sinhala Is Throwing Us for a Loop
Kandyan Dance at the YMBA
Sri Lankan Wood Working at Rajanima Craft
Ayurveda in Sri Lanka
Inquisitive, Curious Sri Lanka
Poya Days
Happy New Year!
Friend-Friends and Other Observations

Other Towns

Nuwara Eliya
Polonnaruwa – Sri Lanka’s 2nd Ancient Capital
A Death-Defying Journey to Habarana
Let’s Go Surfin’ Now at Arugam Bay
Ella and Its Rock
The Train to Haputale and Lipton’s Seat
The Temple Town of Kataragama

Nature & Adventures

Monkeyshines with the Toque Macaques
Leech Attack at the Knuckles Mountain Range
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
The Millennium Elephant Foundation
Horton Plains and World’s End
The Udawattakele Sanctuary
The Deadly Snakes of Sri Lanka
Elephants in Habarana’s Eco-Park
A Boat Tour of Pottuvil Lagoon
Little Adam’s Peak at Ella


Ayubowan, Sri Lanka!
The Train from Colombo to Kandy
After One Month in Sri Lanka
Rules of the Road
The Danish Villa at Arguam Bay
Tuk-Tuking around Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Reading List
Colombo Short Stay – Your Posh Condo in the City
Good Night, Sri Lanka