Sunday, December 28, 2014

A kitchen and outside hearths, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A kitchen hearth. Clay 'Chatti' and an aluminium kettle, a coconut shell and steel ladles, a GI pipe to use as a blower and a coir rest for the pot. The hearth is made of brick and clay.
A hearth outside the kitchen.
Tending the meal cooking on the hearth.
Rice being cooked for a large crowd. Note the impromptu hearth on three cement bricks, the large aluminium container and the dried fire-wood.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Scenic Sri Lanka.

Flowers, Home garden, Avissawella.

Walk round the 'Diyawanna Oya', Colombo.

Red Lotus flowers in a pond, Kaluaggala.

White lotus flowers, Kaluaggala.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Scenes on the road from Kaduwela to Aissawella.

The Kelany Ganga near Ambulgama on the Low level road.

Scene near Kaduwela on the road to Avissawwella.

Message on a three-wheeler.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Curious infant 'Thalagoya'S - 'Udumbu' T, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

 "In Sri Lanka, the name given to the land monitor, Varanus bengalensis bengalensis."

The reference by Knox (1681:31) reads: "There is the Tolla guion very much like the former, ('Kabaragoya') which is eaten, and reckoned excellent meat. The Chingulays say it is the best sort of flesh; and for this reason, That if you eat other flesh at the same time you eat of this, and have occasion to vomit, you will never vomit out this tho you vomit all the other. This creature eats not carrion, but only lives on herbs; is less of size than the kobbera guion, and blackish, lives in hollow Trees and holes in the Humbosses: And I suppose is the same with that which in the West Indies they call the Guiana." -

Mathara to Kaduwela, Expressway scenes, Sri Lanka.

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