Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scenes at the Nagadeepa Vihara, Sri Lanka.

Representation of the gem-studded throne of the Nagas.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Nagadeepa - Nainatheevu, Sri Lanka.

After disembarking at the jetty near the Nagapooshani Amman Temple.

Bus transport from the jetty.

At the Vihara.

Donating ceramic tiles at the Vihara.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Nagadeepa , Jaffna, Sri Lanka.and the Nagapooshani Amman temple

Nagadeepa Vihara jetty as seen from Kurikadduvaan.

'Nagapooshani Amman' temple Gopuram as seen from Kurikkadduvaan.

A passenger ferry boat at anchor.

A boat used by the Nagadeepa Vihara authorities.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scenes around Pungudutheevu, Sri Lanka.

An abandoned house.


Village scene.

Desrted stretch of road.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Environs of Pungudutheevu, Sri Lanka.

A  fisherman in his boat.

Cattle grazing across the water.

A villager's hut.
Palmyra trees.
Time has literally stood still in these Islands.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Scenes on the road to Pungudutheevu, Sri Lanka.

Rain-water collections.

Birds nesting.


Bird-life by the side of the highway.
Vast stretches of open land sitting in collections of water, a steady breeze and bird-life in its variety, these are the impressions I got of travelling in this area. Looking at the map of the area I realized that I was doing 'Island-hopping' via roadways.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scenes from Gurunagar to Velanai, Sri Lanka.

The road from Gurunagar to Velanai is free of pot holes. It passes a lot of causeways and the bird life was super in December 2012.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jaffna town, Sri Lanka.

Road expansion

Crowded streets are being widened and fresh tarmac laid.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Manipay, Sri Lanka.

Bottled fruit juices.

One of the buildings of the fruit juice factory.

A street scene in Manipay.

Manipay town.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Scenes around Manipay, Sri Lanka.

Machinery inside a fruit processing establishment, Uduvil road, Manipay.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Scenes around a vineyard, Chunnakam, Sri Lanka.

'Padayappa' the guard dog at the vineyard.  First time I saw a breed with this look.
Netting covering a vineyard to prevent birds stealing the grapes.

Water being pumped by an electric motor from a well to the plants.

An 'Indian Roller' with its bright plumage near the vineyard.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vineyard, Chunnakam, Sri Lanka.

White-ants eating into a cadjan fence, Chunnakam.

A village road, Chunnakam.

Inside a vineyard

Bunches of grapes, Chunnakam.
A vineyard needs a lot of initial investment and subsequent care. This is called a 'Rasa-payir' meaning a 'King of crops'. These brought much revenue before the troubles started in Jaffna in the 1970s. They are now being revived.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Kantharodai - T, Kadurugoda - S, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Temple courtyard on the way to 'Kantharodai'  T- 'Kadurugoda' - S, where some valuable archeological finds were unearthed accidentally. This is now an archaeologically 'protected site'.

The miniature Buddhist Stupas marking burial sites at Kantharodai.

A lovely grove surrounding the site of the Stupas.
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