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tea factory – ella, sri lanka

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tuna with karuna in unawatuna

When our plane touched the tarmac at Colombo airport, we were to journey into a deceptively peaceful country in the middle of a civil war. It was 24 hours since the Sri Lankan government’s ceasefire with the rebel Tamil Tigers had been aborted, and we had no idea what to expect. As we travelled the idyllic southern and western coastal resorts of the island, many of which had been rebuilt with style since the devastation of the Tsunami in 2004, we met many Sri Lankans who were worried too. Foremost in their minds was the fear that the intensifying conflict in the north would scare away foreign visitors. But this was far from being the case; those tourists we encountered were hooked on Sri Lanka, war or no war, and the conflict seemed far removed from the unspoiled, breathtaking beaches, wild jungle and tropical hill stations of the teardrop island… Continue reading

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