Saturday, January 11, 2014

Kurikkadduvan to Pannai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 21st December 2013.

Disembarking from 'Nagadeepa' S, 'Nainatheevu' T at Kurikkadduvan.
A palmyra grove with a palmyra leaf fence.
A lone cyclist on the highway.
An old dame - Morris Minor, popular in Jaffna for the past many decades.
A pair of 'Black-headed Ibises'.
The 'Pannai Bridge' - entrance to Jaffna town.
Get a grand-stand view of the journey from Kurikkadduvan to Pannai, Jaffna. I took these photos, compiled them as a video and posted the video on Youtube. Click on the link below to watch the video:-

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Murikandy to Kaithady, 20th December 2013, Sri Lanka.

Kilinochchi town with the A9 going through it.

Fallen water tank at Kilinochchi.

A Hindu temple.

A palmyra grove - 'Pana vadali' T - bordering the highway.

Click on the web-link below to see more photos taken by me on a trip on the A9 highway:-

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mankulam to Murikandy on the A9 highway, Sri Lanka.

A9 highway past Mankulam.

Road hazard cattle, A9 highway past Mankulam.

'Murikandy Pillayaar Kovil'.

Rubbing the dried log of a 'Sandal-wood' tree to obtain paste to apply a 'Pottu' on the forehead. This is a part of the ritual of worship at this temple. 
'Murikandy' (breaking the journey to Kandy from Jaffna in the old bullock cart days) acts even now as a place where travelers break their journey. An offering and 'poosai' is made to 'Lord Pillayaar' the guardian diety who prevents obstacles (hence his name 'Vikkinaraasaa')

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Vavuniya to Mankulam, a 'photo-journey', Sri Lanka..

Carrying chopped firewood by bicycle on the A9 highway.

A Hindu Kovil being renovated.

The train to Kilinochchi from Colombo Fort.

A school being rebuilt at 'Kanakaraayan Kulam'.

Click on web-link below to see a series of stills taken by me on this stretch of the journey:-

Monday, January 6, 2014

Photo-journey, Mihinthale to Vavuniya.

Turn off to Mihinthale on the A9 highway.

Medhawachchiya town.

Bullock cart in Medhawachchiya.

A9 highway
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

At the Museum, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.

Stamps depicting Sigiriya and its artifacts.

Post-card and Currency notes depicting Sigiriya.

Currency notes and wall calenders depicting Sigiriya.