‘Tsunami boy’ Asitha moves on

No more does he roam the streets of Katukurunda, Moratuwa, with his friends playing “teek bola” (marbles) but has his mind set on passing his Ordinary Level and then getting a training in some “mechanical and electrical work”.

Doing nothing by the river of flowers

A resort set on an island in a Kerala backwater called the river of flowers and managed by the Sri Lankan hotel group, Aitken Spence, sounded perfect for a few days relaxation. The flight to Trivandrum took only 45 minutes, immigration and customs at the airport were swift and smooth, and within 20 minutes of arriving in India I was in a hotel car bound for the Poovar Island Resort.

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