Sri Lanka This and That

Some Parting Images

While it’s time to move onto Thailand I realized I still had some images I wanted to share.

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A stack of brooms used to clean around the Jaya Sri Maha Bodi, the oldest human-planted tree in the world in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.IMG_0200

The ever familiar petal decoration adorning many famous buildings in DC and elsewhere though this one is from an ancient Buddhist Stupa.

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The ubiquitous Asian cobra charmer reminding me of the IAFF’s ODL seen here with a monkey visible in the background representing the hapless board.

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The rebuilt Jaffna public library, one-time repository of ancient Tamil texts, the burning of which started the bloody Sri Lankan civil war.

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The “tuk-tuk” three-wheeler taxi seen here in Jaffna.  Sri Lankans have a special fondness for Che and Bob Marley, but then again, who doesn’t?

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An obviously aspirational sign for the unlucky park visitor near Habarana.

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A Sri Lankan firefighter with their tool for fighting brush fires, leather strips on the end of a stick.

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Part of the tsunami memorial near Peraliya where thousands died in a train catastrophe caused by the immense waves.

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The house where I stayed near there, devastated by the tsunami and since rebuilt.

 

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