The smashing of a human head-breaking of an arm or leg of a father, mother brother sister walking a lonely dusky eve to bring a meagre loaf of bread to a family eagerly waiting for their hungry dinner-to hear the news that the sibling or parent had been smashed to death by an elephant on the way for the family bread-is no joyous news to a family living in a village bordering wild elephant infested jungle-or even for an elegant family in an elite Colombo Cozy home-what horrendous news the latter would produce and how normal the former would be-is it the new normal? Nay-it is a fairly old normal Sri Lankan society is bloodied with for decades-no end. How will the two families react? The sibling of the bordering village will initially sigh for the dead and then gradually for the loss of an opportunity to enter a ...

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   Thank you for sending in this very interesting video about the most elaborate residence in England, Chris. Lawton (O.A.M.). I feel that you have had the chance to tour this magnificent building, while in the Royal Ceylon Navy so many years ago, one of the reasons perhaps, that you wish all the rest of us to be able to see just one of the main residences of Her Majesty, the Queen of England & the Commonwealth of Nations around the World. I feel that everyone connected with eLanka also, will say a big “thank you” to you, again. We always enjoy reading or watching snippets of good news, especially now, in a somewhat dreary World, and this Royal Residence Buckingham Palace is certainly something WELL WORTH WATCHING. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief)  eLanka. Source link ...

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  Renowned as a snorkelers’ and divers’ paradise, Pigeon Island National Park with its powdery white sands and magnificent coral gardens is one of the two maritime national parks in Sri Lanka named after the endemic Blue Rock Pigeons (Columba livia also known as rock dove, rock pigeon or common pigeon) which breed there. Visitors can see hundreds of Blue Rock Pigeons which inhabit Pigeon Island National Park nesting as well as breeding amongst the rocks, a mesmerizing sight. The Island has rock pools and paths that run through thickets. But the underwater landscape is its centerpiece. Home to exotic species of fish, magnificent coral reefs and abundant tropical marine species,  reef fish including black tip reef sharks as well as turtles, this spectacular island is situated about a kilometer off the shore of *Nilaveli Beach in *Trincomalee. Pigeon Island can be reached by boat from Nilaveli Beach.  According to ...

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