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Seeking solace in Sri Lanka – MyStatesman.com – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Seeking solace in Sri Lanka – MyStatesman.com Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 05, 2018On the three-hour drive from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s far southern coast, my driver says very little. Occasionally he points out a tea plantation, a crew of fishermen working together in one long line to pull a heavy net from the sea or a gleaming, golden Buddha anchoring the exterior of a temple. When he speaks again after a companionable period of silence, I am struck by…

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Pound exchange rate: The countries where British sterling is up on last year – The Independent – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Pound exchange rate: The countries where British sterling is up on last year – The Independent A turbulent political landscape means the pound has had a rocky time of it over the last 12 months. Brexit took its toll, with sterling plummeting from £1 to €1.3 to £1 to €1.16 overnight in the wake of the decision. The exchange rate has fluctuated many times since then, but it’s never recovered to the heady heights of pre-EU referendum rates, and at…

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Sri Lanka: A tear-drop-shaped island that’s heaven on Earth – Irish Times – Sri Lanka Travel Article

Sri Lanka: A tear-drop-shaped island that’s heaven on Earth – Irish Times Armed with honey, and plenty of money (wrapped up in a five-pound note), the owl and the pussycat of Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. I went to Sri Lanka by plane and without the honey – but my destination was Owl and The Pussycat Hotel. The Victorian poet visited Sri Lanka once upon a time, but apparently hadn’t liked it…

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