Monday, June 29, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celebration lunch for the 75th birthday, Avssawella, Sri Lanka.

A gathering of some of  the siblings and their families which was a surprise for the 'birthday-boy'.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Bride's homecoming, Sri Lanka.

After the Registration of the marriage and the wedding reception, the bride and groom go away for a few days. They are then escorted to the Bride-groom's house with a few house-hold essentials like an almyra - cupboard, a pestle and mortar, a broom, a few items of furniture etc., froom the Bride's house. This last act is called a 'home-coming'. You see a scene at a 'home-coming' in the above photo.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Colombo - Katunayaka Expressway, Sri Lanka.

Photos taken on a misty morning.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Boat and fishermens' hut, Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Photos taken on the beach opposite 'The Jetwng Blue Hotel'.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The surf on the rocks off shore and footprints on the sand, Negombo, Sri Lanka.

The beach bordering the 'Jetwing Blue Hotel', Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Larvae and butterfly, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

These larvae swarm on the trunks of 'Murunga' trees. Contact of the skin with the larvae causes severe irritation and swelling.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Inside the 'Seethawaka Botanical Gardens', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Still iin its early days and has a long way to go but is good to spend half a day.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Using a drone-camera to take photos for a wedding 'Story-book' album, Seethawaka Botanical gardens, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A 'Story-book' wedding album is prepared  using various scenic sites to take pictures of the couple before the wedding. I came across this couple having their pictures taken by a 'drone-camera', at the scenic Seethawaka Botancal gardens.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Entrance to the Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens, Illukovita, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Coming on the road to Rathnapura from Colombo, just near the Puwakpitiya railway station, past the level crossing close by, is a road branching off on the right side. It is  the road to Thummodara and is not maintained well but is drive-able. Six Kilometers on you come to this recently opened Botanical Gardens.on your right side. It is a  good experience to visit this beautiful and serene site.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Eye Hospital Roundabout, Colombo, Sri Lanka - June 2015.

A famous land-mark in the city of Colombo.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

'Murthy Thorana' - Wesak 'pandal' with clay figures, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

The above photo shows a rather unusually designed 'Wesak Pandal', with clay figures mounted on the board to tell the story.

A 'Wesak Pandal' is a huge bill-board like  structure. It has a story of Lord Buddha in a previous life depicted in a series of pictures. There is a system of blinking lights arranged sequentially.
Please click on the web-link below to see the lighting in another Wesak Pandal in Avissawella.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Expressway over the main road at Kaduwela, Sri Lanka.

The continuation of the expressway from Matara, as the outer circular expressway, takes one from Kottawa to Kaduwela. It then continues to Kadawaththe. This last stage from Kaduwela to Kaduwathe is almost complete. This picture shows the flyover continuing as a new bridge over the Kelany Ganga.