Spiriting out endemic species

A beautiful veil-tail Cherry Barb is on sale at Aquarama 2011 held in Singapore recently while a reputed international beauty-care company openly advertises Wewiya as the answer for wrinkles. How is it that the Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya) endemic to Sri Lanka is being sold .....


The charm of Ranmenika

There’s a little known hotel on the west coast that is a genteel holiday retreat even in the off-season, like now, when the sea is boisterous and the beach sparse. Villa Ranmenika is at Ahungalla, 75 km south of Colombo and inland some 60 m from the Galle Road, with a view of the beach from its gates.

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