Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

'Sri Pathula', on a rock on the banks of the Sithawaka Oya, Thimbiripola, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Therre is a legend among the villagers that one of King Rajasinghe's Queens had a craving to see the Sacred Foot-print on Sri-Pada - Adam's Peak, during her early pregnancy. Since it was an arduous climb to the real site, they took the pregnant Queen, at dead of night in a palanquin, all over the country side. They brought her to this sight before dawn and showed her this foot-print, claiming that this was the sacred foot-print on Sri-Pada.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A school in Adamban, Mannnar, 2004, Gram seller - Kadalai-Aachchi, Sri Lanka.

Gram seller - Kadalai-Aachchi

Teaching staff


Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dondra head light-house, installed 1889, Sri Lanka.

Lanka, Indian Ocean.

Managing Organization:
Sri Lanka Ports' Authority
This lighthouse was designed by James Douglass and constructed by William Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service. This is the tallest lighthouse in Sri Lanka.
Tower Height: 160
Height of Focal Plane: 153
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds; range 28 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White octagonal brick tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1889
Date Present Tower Built: 1889
Current Use: Active aid to navigation. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

92 year old Granny, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Mentally and physically alert with a good memory.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Honey bee hives, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

The house with honey bees. I went looking for help in harvesting honey, from my single bee box.I was directed to this house in Avissawella. It was a two acre land overgrown with trees and an old bvroken down abandoned house. There were plenty of trees and flowering plants growing in abandon. There were about 50 bee colonies in bee boxes. The owner pointed to the sky overhead with its swarms of bees, making a constant buzz. What an idyllic set-up. Each hive would produce above 6 bottles of honey, twice an year. The market price of a bottle of honey is Rs900/- at present.

Friday, March 3, 2017