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Media digest: 5 Sri Lankan fashion labels to look out for

Media digest: 5 Sri Lankan fashion labels to look out for

Elle India—Bungalow 8 and PR Sri Lanka are bringing the best of Sri Lankan fashion to Mumbai thanks to a chance encounter with Annika Fernando in Sri Lanka that led to the collaboration of easy Mumbai and Colombo styles in a 3-day pop up event.

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Tart London: How to make Sri Lankan chicken curry

ES Magazine UK—This traditional chicken curry comes from the head chef at The Sun House in Galle, a beautiful boutique hotel just outside the old Galle Fort. It’s also where our friend, Emily Dobbs, learned to make the best hoppers we’ve ever eaten, which she serves in London at her Weligama pop-ups; watch out for her cookbook this year.

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Sustain Lanka: Let Us Go Green

Daily Mirror—Though the United States President Donald Trump has cast a dark cloud over the world by cancelling his predecessor Barack Obama’s executive orders to restrict climate change and go green, Sri Lanka has set a proud example to the world with the five-day Sustain Lanka National Festival which started yesterday at the BMICH.  

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Why this country is fast becoming the new place to be

News.com.au—Sure, a crazy bus journey packed with locals is an exciting experience for us privileged first-world folk. There’s no doubt that the country becoming a major destination for the grey nomads, mini-breakers and honeymooners will greatly benefit the country and swiftly improve infrastructure of local transport.

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Foreigners will add steam to Tea Cup Cycle Race

The Nation—A cycling event from April 7-9 will share the beauty of Sri Lanka and the challenging terrain, and get to know the lesser-known parts of Sri Lanka coast-to-coast, east to west. The race will flag off from Passikudah, Mahiyangana and Kandy and finish at Negombo.

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Ancient rocks and ruins reveal Sri Lanka’s past

The Globe and Mail—In the central highlands of Sri Lanka, my driver makes a turn on to a small dirt road. Minutes later, he turns again at an unmarked opening in the trees. Moments after that, we find ourselves in a small forest clearing. I’ve arrived at Pidurangala, an ecolodge named for the giant rock that towers somewhere above us, the dense leaf cover rendering it invisible.

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