Sri Lanka – photos

Here will be posted a selection of photos which would probably not interest the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority but which capture – or try to – the kinds of things that make Sri Lanka such a fascinating and slightly unnerving place.

Boat quay, Batticaloa lagoon
Boat quay, Batticaloa
Boat, Passikudah
Boat, Passikudah
Beach near Matara
Dikwella
Baobab, Mannar
Baobab, Mannar town
Batticaloa Fort
Batticaloa Fort
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After the tsunami, Kalametiya
2 Buddhas, Anaradhapura
Buddha images, Polonnaruwa
Cockerel and dagoba, Anaradhapura
Cockerel and dagoba, Anuradhapura
Chatti pots & arrack bottle, Thanthirimale
Chatti pots and arrack bottle, Thanthirimale
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Beach scene, Point de Galle
Cafe interior, Delft
Cafe interior, Delft island
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Buddha statue detail, Polonnaruwa
Beach scene, Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya
Boy with octopus, Trincomalee beach
Boy with octopus, Trincomalee beach
Mannar Harbour
Mannar harbour
Crab, Dondra Head
Crab, Dondra Head
Dikwela
Dikwella
Dikwela blowhole
Dikwella blowhole
Dikwela beach
Dikwella beach
Deva Street, Kandy
Deva Street, Kandy
Dondra Head lighthouse
Lighthouse, Dondra Head
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Ceylon Sea Anglers’ Club,China Bay
Fish Market, Mannar
Fish market,Mannar
Fish drying, Koddiyar Bay
Drying fish, Koddiyar Bay
Evening fishing, Pottuvil lagoon
Evening fishing, Pottuvil lagoon
Elephant Pass war memorial
War memorial, Elephant Pass
Dutch fort, Mannar
Dutch fort, Mannar
Doric Bungalow ruins, Arippu
Doric Bungalow ruins, Arippu
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Galle Fort
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Galle bicycles
Fumigating the drains, Galle
Fumigating street drains,Galle
Fruit bats, Peradeniya Gardens
Fruit bats, Peradeniya Gardens,Kandy
Fort Frederick gate, Trincomalee
Fort Frederick, Trincomalee
Fishing boat, Arugam Bay
Catamaran, Arugam Bay
Half built submarine, Sea Tiger museum
Unfinished submarine, Sea TigerMuseum
Habarana elephants
Habarana elephants
Guns and crow, Colombo Fort
Colombo Fort
Growing stone, Delft
“Growing stone”, Delft island
Gecko on lampshade
Gecko on lampshade
Gandhi statue, Batticaloa
Batticaloa
Hindu perahera, Valaichenai
Hindu perahera, Valaichenai
Hindu perahera, Valaichenai -1
Hindu perahera, Valaichenai
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Hindu perahera,Uduwela
Hauling in the nets, Koddiyar Bay
Hauling in the catch, Koddiyar Bay
Haputale
Haputale
Haputale hillside
Haputale hillside
Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya
Iron works, Trincomalee
Trincomalee
Interior, Sherwood Bungalow, Haputale
Sherwood Bungalow, Haputale
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Ottery Bungalow, Dikoya
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Ottery Bungalow, Dikoya
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The Hill Club, Nuwara Eliya
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Koresvaram Temple, Trincomalee
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Koresvaram Temple, Trincomalee
Kites, Galle Face Green, Colombo
Galle Face Green, Colombo
Kataragama,
Kataragama
Kapok stall near Kataragama
Kapok stall, near Kataragama
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Kanniyai hot wells
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Old town, Matara
Lake Gregory, Nuwara Eliya
Lake Gregory, Nuwara Eliya
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Tuk-tuk spares shop, Gandara
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Batik workshop, Matara
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Development opportunity, Matara old town
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Detail of Buddhist wall frieze, Matara
Mannar
Mannar
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Machinist, Nuwara Eliya
Lunuganga
Lunuganga
LTTE bulldozer memorial, Elephant Pass
LTTE bulldozer memorial, Elephant Pass
Lipton's Seat
Lipton’s Seat
Lakeside lovers, Kandy
Lakeside lovers, Kandy
National Agricultural Centre, Peradeniya
Agricultural Research Centre, Peradeniya
Mulkirigala
Mulkirigala
Monks, Mihintale
Mihintale
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Polonnaruwa
Monk and dagoba, Mihintale
Mihintale
Maritime museum, Trincomalee
Maritime Museum, Trincomalee
Oil lamps, Mulkirigala
Mulkirigala
Offerings stall, Kataragama
Offerings stall, Kataragama
Offerings at temple, Kataragama
Temple ceremony, Kataragama
No fun, Our Lady of Madhu
No fun – Our Lady of Madhu
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New Zealand Farm, Ambewela
'Naval Sewing Centre', Delft
Delft island
Pigeon post, Delft
Pigeon post, Delft
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, Kandy
Palms, Dikwela
Dikwella
Our Lady of Madhu church
Our Lady of Madhu church
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On the walls, Galle
Old court room, Delft
Old court building, Delft
Rosary stall, Madhu
Rosary stall, Our Lady of Madhu
Rear of Tooth Temple, Kandy
Rear of the Tooth Temple, Kandy
Rainy morning
Rainy morning, Mannar
Pottuvil lagoon
Pottuvil lagoon
Pinnawala -2
Pinnawala
Pinnawala -1
Elephant bathing, Pinnawala
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Sambur deer, Horton Plains
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Sales board, New Zealand Farm shop, Ambewela
Sailing back from Delft to Jaffna
On the ferry from Delft island to Jaffna
Ruwanwelisaya dagoba, Anaradhapura
Ruwanwelisaya dagoba, Anaradhapura
Ruwanwelisaya dagoba -1, Anaradhapura
Ruwanwelisaya dagoba, Anuradhapura
Royal bathing pool, Anaradhapura
Royal Bathing Pools, Anuradhapura
Still life, Kanniyai hot wells
Kanniyai hot wells
Stall, Kanniyai hot wells
Stall, Kanniyai hot wells
Spotted deer, Fort Frederick, Trincomalee
Spotted deer, Fort Frederick, Trincomalee
Shop front, Trincomalee
Shop front, Trincomalee
Sea Tiger museum -2
Sea Tiger museum, Valayanmadam
Sea Tiger museum -1
Sea Tiger museum, Valayanmadam
Talaimannar pier
Talaimannar pier
Swallows, Talpe
Roosting swallows, Thalpe
Sunrise, De Vries Bay
Sunrise, De Vries Bay
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Sumith, fishermen’s leader,Kalametiya
Streetscape, Kandy
Kandy streetscape
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Street scene, Galle
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Tissamaharama Wewa
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The remains of the Tuna II, China Bay
Thanthirimale
Thanthirimale
Temple complex, Kataragama
Kataragama
Tame turtle, Hikkaduwa
Tame turtle, Hikkaduwa
Talaimannar
Talaimannar
Wrecked building, Jaffna
War-damaged building, Jaffna
Wild horses, Delft
Wild horses, Delft island
Wave, Dondra Head
Dondra Head
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Walking the walls, Galle
View from Lipton's Seat
View from Lipton’s Seat
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Turtle hatchery, Bentota
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Tuk-tuk, Galle
Tuk-tuk boat, Delft
The ferry boat from Delft to Jaffna