Nearly got arrested for this photograph


I nearly got arrested for taking the photograph in this post. Regular readers know that Cerno is about as bright as a flicking low watt bulb. Back then (somewhere in the 1990 s) I was even dimmer. Dim enough to wander around the harbour end of Colombo fort with a camera in the blaze of … Continue reading Nearly got arrested for this photograph

Buddhist Hindu bi-cultural life Sri Lanka


Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Hindu temple (Kovil), has always been referred to as the “Gal Kovila" (literal translation: "Stone Kovil") in my family’s short hand. The term is most likely due to the granite which is the primary material used in its construction. The granite exterior is matched by the restrained exquisite stonework inside which gives the … Continue reading Buddhist Hindu bi-cultural life Sri Lanka

Family Kovil Colombo Sri Lanka


Buddhist and Hindu cultures have coexisted seamlessly in my family. It extends to relationships with religious institutions as well. On the Buddhist side there is Asokaramaya, which has a long presence in family history. For more regular religious maters there's the smaller temple down our road. Palaya Kadiresan Kovil (pictured in the Google Earth screen … Continue reading Family Kovil Colombo Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka AIr Force jets Katunayake air base – ground level image


Found a ground level image of Sri Lanka Air Force jet aircraft on the apron at the Katunayake Air Force Base which was previously featured in my google earth video post. Details are best seen if you follow this direct link to the original high resolution image. The photo seems to have been taken from a … Continue reading Sri Lanka AIr Force jets Katunayake air base – ground level image

LTTE’s human shields: April 2009 satellite images


Update: Life in Taprobane has decisive analysis of satellite imagery regarding the LTTE's human sheilds. He also points out major error's in BBC's reports about the situation in Mullativu and challenges the LTTE terrorist's propaganda. US National Imagery Systems has released a satellite image (Dated April 2009) of  people held by the LTTE terrorists camped on the beaches in … Continue reading LTTE’s human shields: April 2009 satellite images