Dusky Blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordidus (Dull Blue Flycatcher)

Dusky Blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordidus (Dull Blue Flycatcher)

A sparrow sized endemic flycatcher mostly confined to the hills, where it is commonly seen. It is a plump, full plumaged bird, slaty blue in colour with paler underparts. The forehead is of a glistening bright blue colour. Both sexes...more

Dasara/Navarathi, Saraswathi Pooja, Vijaya Dhasami

Dasara/Navarathi, Saraswathi Pooja, Vijaya Dhasami

This is among the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar and comes as the finale of the nine-day festival, Navaraatri. this festival of victory is preceded by worship of Saraswati the Goddess of Learning and of Durgaa the Goddess of Strength. Grand processions...more

PATTIES RECIPE

PATTIES RECIPE

Ingredients

For the Filling
1 lb ground beef/ turkey
Salt to taste
2 dessert spoons vinegar
1 dessert spoon pepper powder
1 tspn roasted chillie powder...more

KIRIGALPOTTA

 KIRIGALPOTTA

Kirigalpotta Mountain is second highest mountain of Sri Lanka. Situated at close to Horton Plains of Sri Lanka. Highest mountain of Sri Lanka is Piduruthalagala Mountain. It's situated closed to Nuwaraeliya. It's 2524m high above sea level. Kirigalpotta is second and about 2395m high from ...more

1931 - 1948 Freedom Struggle and First Parliment

1931 - 1948 Freedom Struggle and First Parliment

1935
Sri Lanka Leftist movement was started. They fought for gaining full freedom. The Sooriyamal campaign against Popi mal campaign was a successful one. They organized strikes to fight the British imperial...more

Kanthale Tank

Kanthale Tank

This ancient irrigation construction belongs to the Trincomalee District. According to the chronicles the tank, also named “Gangathala Vapi” was built by Aggabodhi the II (606-618) and rehabilitated and developed by King Parakramabahu the Great....more

Panduvasnuwara Tempita Viharaya (II)

Panduvasnuwara Tempita Viharaya (II)

Nearby are three archeological cities - Parakramapura (Panduvasnuwara-පඬුවස්නුවර) (north - west) with remains of a moated palace and monasteries from the 12th century, more

Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanonotum (Sri Lanka Chestnut-backed Owlet)

Chestnut-backed Owlet Glaucidium castanonotum (Sri Lanka Chestnut-backed Owlet)

This is a very attractive owl, with its dark barred chestnut mantle and wings, black and white radially  barred head, horizontally barred breast which changes to vertical streaking on the abdomen....more