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Saving Galle

Saving Galle

By Jennifer Chen Until November, when the country’s first highway opened, the only way to this historic port was via crowded trains or an even more crowded two-lane road. Despite local aversion to the Southern Expressway, which links Galle to the capital city of Colombo, the new highway marks a turning point in Sri Lanka’s […]

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Sri Lanka's Galle Literary Festival opens today

Sri Lanka’s Galle Literary Festival opens today

Jan 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Galle Literary Festival will open Wednesday in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Galle for the sixth time and continue till 22 January. The festival sponsored by HSBC was pre-launched yesterday with the annual Press Conference held at the Barefoot Gallery and Cafe, in Colombo. Writers from all over the […]

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Foreigners made to pay to enter Sri Lanka's Galle Fort

Foreigners made to pay to enter Sri Lanka’s Galle Fort

Nov 10, Colombo: The Galle Heritage Foundation has decided to charge an entrance fee from the foreigners who visit the historic Dutch Galle Fort. The Foundation has decided to request foreigners to pay Rs. 500 each to enter the UNESCO world heritage site on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The Foundation has said that there are […]

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Simple, sane coastal life

Simple, sane coastal life

JOHN BORTHWICK, The West Australian September 29, 2011, 12:30 pm Perhaps they should call this stretch of Sri Lanka the Siesta Coast. It’s an Indian Ocean shore of hammering seas and strolling folks, of vivid sunsets and jungle moonrises, parasols and tuk-tuks. Not to mention old Morris Minors and unholy cows. All of which contend […]

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The Next Time You Visit Galle

The Next Time You Visit Galle

By Abdul H. Azeez Galle has many attractions other than just the Galle Fort, something that you may like to keep in mind when you visit the place again, maybe during December, or the Literary Festival. That said however the Fort does have some snappy things to see, and so I’ll start this non-official pseudo […]

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