Arundathie Abeysinghe

Rajapihilla in Kandy – royal resplendence of yesteryear   By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Located about two kilometers away from Kandy City, Royal Bath (Rajapihilla in Sinhala) is the royal spout where Kandyan Kings (during the Kandyan Kingdom) have bathed whenever they wanted to bathe outside the premises of the Royal Palace. According ...

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  Mist-clad mountain ranges, spectacular vistas, hamlets, waterfalls, scenic valleys, endemic fauna and flora…Viewing platforms with vistas of rivers, lakes, valleys as far as the eye can see…18 hairpin bends snaking through the mountains rendering a picture postcard effect… Popularly known as “Daha Ata Wanguwa” in Sinhala, the 18 hairpin ...

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New Colombo Plan: a pillar of Australia’s Public Diplomacy By Arundathie Abeysinghe   The New Colombo Plan (NCP), a signature initiative of the Australian Government is a scholarship program offered to undergraduates in Australian Universities studying diverse disciplines in approximately 40 locations in the Indo-Pacific region. Scholars undertake study, internship ...

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Australia and Sri Lanka have a robust and enduring bilateral relationship of 74 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations in May 1947. The Asia Pacific Nation and South Asian Island have close foreign relations from May 1947 to date.  Australia’s expanding naval footprint in the Indian Ocean and Sri ...

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Australia and Sri Lanka have a robust and enduring bilateral relationship of 74 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations in May 1947. The Asia Pacific Nation and South Asian Island have close foreign relations from May 1947 to date.  Australia’s expanding naval footprint in the Indian Ocean and Sri ...

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