6 a.m: The red light snaps on and we’re on air. In her tiny studio, Shehara Liyanage bids her listeners a cheery “good morning!” slipping into the comfortable patter they’ve grown used to. She lines up the next song, and with a promise of good music to come, pumps the volume up on George Michael’s ‘Amazing’.
Bandarawela is losing its grip on destination status since lately as the city has become more monotonous. It was not a popular destination for excursions for many years. Sri Lankan travellers go there for just relaxation and enjoy the mild whether.