Eternal Bentota

Ventura Beach, Bentota, Sri Lanka #8 by Son of the Morning Light on

“For me, the very name Bentota conjures up feelings of childish excitement and anticipation; of sleepless nights waiting for the dawn. It was almost as good as Christmas. From family picnics to the beach to youthful day trips, Bentota was the place to go…”

Late afternoon on Ventura Beach, Bentota, on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines. My story, Eternal Bentota, runs in this month’s issue, November 2016. Follow the link, or pick up a copy when you fly SriLankan, to find out more about Sri Lanka’s original resort town.

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    3 thoughts on “Eternal Bentota

    1. Brings back great memories from early 80’s. It was a magical place to go on picnic. I remember there were little summer huts built close to the shore where you could come on picnic and spend the day. I remember we use to come by train and then cross the road in front of the railway station to get to the beach. There were less hotels so the vast beach was visible from the road. It’s still a nice place but more commercialized.

      • My family used to do the same. The summer huts are gone now, but that open expanse of grass between the railway station and the beach is still there, and still used by families.

        • I visited the place about 2 years ago and the open area looked a lot smaller. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up or the buildings that I don’t remember being there when I was a kid visiting. Still it’s a great place to go to.

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