Wildlife in flight!

This is not happening in some far off foreign land but amidst an area which has been in the spotlight for several weeks now, for its showpiece harbour and proposed second international airport. What is taking place at Mattala in Hambantota as 800 hectares are cleared under the first stage of the airport project? The ground reality is sending shock waves not only among perturbed environmentalists but also the people of the area.


Villa in the valley

Hidden in the historic Kotmale valley along the Gampola - Nuwara Eliya Road is this tranquil retreat, an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Mas Villa, as it is called now, also known as the Pahala Walauwwa in the Mas wella area is the ancestral home and the birthplace of late politician Gamini Dissanayake. Mayantha Dissanayake, recalling very personal memories of his father’s ancestral home said Pahala Walauwwa was the place where his father Gamini Dissanayake grew up.

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