Hoardings, hoardings everywhere. Since the mid '90s, hoardings and billboards have been springing up like mushrooms not just within the Colombo city limits and other urban areas but all over the country, with the exception perhaps of the war torn north and east. Eye-catching they may be, but their uncontrolled proliferation and what seems to be a lack of checks and controls by the authorities concerned has many ordinary citizens worried.
Arugam Bay: It’s back to dancing on the waves
The tsunami that hit the coast of Sri Lanka in December 2004 left Arugam Bay completely flattened. Most of the hotels, which provide accomodation for the die-hard surfers were destroyed. Almost four years later, apart from the physical scars, Arugam Bay, is almost back to normal. The tourists are returning, surfers are dancing on the waves, almost all the hotels, guest houses and restaurants appear to have re-opened but no development appears to have taken place in the rebuilding.
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