Sri Lanka’s untouched Walpolamulla

By Sanji Gunasekara In Travel

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27th September, 2011
We couldn’t help thinking that Sid was having us on. Our driver-cum-guide told us that Walpolamulla, where we were headed, was so remote that it is largely untouched by the modern world. We were understandably sceptical. It seemed hard to believe that an island of 20 million inhabitants, the size of Tasmania and with a history of colonial rule stretching back more than 450 years could still contain vestiges of its distant past. But that was the promise of the tiny hamlet, deep in Sri Lanka’s last great alpine wilderness. Our ...

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