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ABOUT 40,700 HECTARES CONNECTED BY CANALS: COLOMBO METROPOLITAN CITY, THE FIRST WETLAND CITY

It was a land wedged between two great rivers, the ‘rice bowl’ of the island nation providing sustenance not only to its kings but for a greater part of his subjects. Lying in the flood plains fed by the two rivers, it’s soil never lost its richness/riches. It was rich not only in an exchange of nutrients, but in purifying air and water, protecting the rest of the area from floods, fostering a myriad of life including that of human.

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If Christian Grey was a Sri Lankan

Valentine's Day is like a national holiday for any Sri Lankan. Just like another public holiday, an average Sri Lankan would prepare for it weeks ahead. While preparations are steadily on the way, I realized that the first ever 50 Shades of Grey debuted on Valentine's Day a few years ago, and the world went temporarily crazy. By ordering the book online, queuing up to watch it at the local cinema, and paying more visits to Midnight Divas, Sri Lankans were clearly latching on to the concept.

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