Namal Pokuna: History atop a hillock
It was morning and I could see the silhouette of
the Dimbulagala mountain range with its jagged peaks thrusting
against the pale blue sky. The air was a little chilly. The placid
water of the Dalukana tank could be seen on the left side of the
road, lying in the foot of the Dimbulagala hill. Across the tank, a
soft, cool breeze blew through the leaves of trees.
The pendant in the Orissa necklace
The Chilika Lake is like a beautiful pendent
attached to the Orissa necklace which is on the coastline on the
east coast of India. It is a large brackish water wetland of Asia.
It spreads across an expanse of 1165 km. During the rainy season it
spreads across 906 sq km: in the dry season it is nestled in the
heart of coastal Orissa.
Leopard tales from the past
Nomenclature and description :
The first reference to a leopard in Sri Lanka,
then known as Ceylon, is by Robert Knox, a Britisher, who was a
captive in the Kandyan Kingdom in the 17th century. ďAnd although
there be both bears and tigers in these woods,