Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Haldumulla to Belihul Oya, Sri Lanka.

Waterfall by the roadside.

Mud 'wattle-daub' hut - 'Varichchi gey'.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Near Haldummulla, Sri Lanka.

Adam's Peak seen through the evening mist, Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sights at Haputhale, Sri Lanka.

Tea-pluckers going to work.

Residences of tea-estate workers.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Faces of two tragedies on the road to Amithirigala, Sri Lanka.

Second-hand three wheelers for sale - owners defaulted on their installment payments.

House awaiting demolition to make way  for a widened highway.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Growing vegetables, Sri Lanka.

A vegetable plants nursery, Meepe, Sri Lanka. 

A bunch of 'Alu kesel' - Ash plantain from our home  garden, Avissawella.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

At the 'Tangerine Beach Hotel', Kaluthara, Sri Lanka. CoMSAA get together.

The Colombo Medical School Alumni Association (CoMSAA), had its annual get together at the Tangerine Beach Hotel. A few pictures from there.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tangerine Hotel, Kaluthara, Sr Lanka.

The driveway into the hotel by the beach.

Fresh flowers floating in the water contained in an old brass cauldron.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Buildings old and new, on the Kandy road from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

A brick and mortar building of the 1930s.

A modern architect designed building set among paddy fields.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Drone attack on a bee colony, Home garden, Sri Lanka.

Drones come to the bee-hive in our home garden and waiting near the entrance pick the bees off individually, to take away to feed their young ones. I was advised to smash each individual drone, hovering near the entrance to the hive, using a cricket bat. I put up a small net to cover the entrance of the hive hoping to prevent the larger sized drones from going close to the entrance. I found the drone landing on the net and creeping inside.
 I have a Chinese made electrified net mounted on a racket' used to kill mosquitoes. I used this gadget to give a 3000 volt shock to the drone leaving the hive. It vanished from sight and subsequently for the last few days I have not  seen any drones near our bee-hive. He must have got 'the shock of his life' and cautioned his hive mates. I am waiting for further developments.
Chinese made 'mosquito kller'. It uses a rechargeable battery. A metal net is seperated on either side by a plastic net. On pressing a button and swing the net, mosquitos get entangled in the net and the high voltage literally vaporises the mosquitos with a loud click sound. These rackets  are sold in Sri Lanka for Rs.600/- each.

At the entrance to the Wilpaththu National Park, Sri Lanka.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Scenes at the Wilpaththu National Park, Sri Lanka.

A rapidly drying water-hole.

A 'Spotted Deer' behind a 'Barking Deer'

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

'Ran-vaeta' - Golden fence around the Sacred Bo Tree, Anuradhapura, at night.

Childrens play area, Seedevy restaurant, Anuradhapura.