Golden era in the recent history of Sri Lanka

Early 1950s was the golden era in the recent history of Sri Lanka,  during which Queen Elizabeth II also visited Sri Lanka. It is the earliest time that I can now remember. That was my first year in the secondary school in Jaffna in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Two years prior to that, Sri Lanka […]

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Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

Thailand holidays Thailand’s eastern islands offer the beauty, unspoilt beaches and personal touch missing from more touristy areas and, with accommodation from £18 a night, they’re affordable, too  Hop to it … pier on the island Koh Wai, Thailand.Photograph: Alamy The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh […]

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Taiwan blocks China flights after route row – Daily Mirror

AFP: Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to the carriers’ use of controversial new travel routes introduced by China. Taipei has repeatedly called for four new flight paths to be cancelled since China launched them earlier in January, but their complaints have fallen […]

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Unlocking the secret of the world’s coolest fort: Exploring Sri Lanka’s latest hotel opening, with curry chicken … – Daily Mail

Porridge is my breakfast of choice, perked up with berries and ground almonds if I’m feeling a bit daring. But what would it be like to have something more exotic at 8am – a zingy, tongue-tingling curry perhaps? Chicken curry hoppers caught my eye on the breakfast menu at the new boutique Fort Bazaar hotel […]

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