From Tank to Taxi #2

Taxi Driver #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Janaka Ravindra, at the Elvitigala Flats, where he lives with his wife and two daughters, photographed for “The Connected Sri Lankan”, a collaborative study by J Walter Thompson and TNS Kantar on how Sri Lankans engage with the internet. Colombo, September 2017.
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The Araula Mountains, Sri Lanka #2

The Central Highlands as Seen from Sigiriya #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A series of rocky outcroppings of the Central Highlands, which lie further south, the Araula Range is 600m at its highest point, the Erawalgala Ridge, just east of Kandalama and Dambulla. In the foreground is the Kayanwala Tank, one of Sri Lanka’s many ancient manmade reservoirs. Shot facing south from the 200m high Sigiriya rock fortress in December 2017.

Carved Wooden Door, Pidurangala, Sri Lanka

Carved Wooden Door, Pidurangala, Sri Lanka #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Main entrance to the Pidurangala Raja Maha Viharaya in north-central Sri Lanka. Shot for my story on “Sigiriya and Pidurangala, which runs in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.

Evening over Borella

Evening Over Borella #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The east Colombo ward of Borella, just after sundown. Shot through a 3-inch gap in a window on the 9th floor of the Golden Key Hospital in Rajagiriya. Sri Lanka, April 2018.

Rubber Plantation, Dodawatte, Sri Lanka

Noori, Sri Lanka #10 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Better known as Noori, after the Noori Tea Estate, created in 1928 by Francis Ademalai, who named it after his eldest daughter, Dodawatte also produces a considerable quantity of rubber. Shot for my story, “Noori: Fiery Green Mountains and Shining Waters, which ran in the January 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.

Atop the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka #15

Atop the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka #15 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Shot for my story on “Sigiriya and Pidurangala“, which runs in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.
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Morning Over the Kaludiya Pokuna Forest, Sri Lanka

Kaludiya Pokuna Forest, Sri Lanka #28 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Shot for my story on the Dakkinagiri Viharaya, “A Mountain Monastery Forgotten by Time, which ran in the March 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.

Spit and Polish

The 1st Hour #16 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
5.30am. A government servant polishes his children’s school uniform shoes in the predawn gloom of a Colombo suburb. Shot on assignment for J Walter Thompson’s The 1st Hour Project, a study of urban Sri Lankan families during the first hour of their day, from waking to departing home for school and work. September 2016.

Sigiriya, from Pidurangala #3

Sigiriya, from Pidurangala #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Sigiriya rock fortress in north-central Sri Lanka, as seen from Pidurangala, a mountain 800m to the north. Beyond Sigiriya, seen here in the morning glow, is the Sigiriya Tank, built by King Kashyapa I when he made Sigiriya his capital in the 5th century. In the distance are the northern foothills of the Central Highlands, close to Dambulla. Shot for my photo story on “Sigiriya and Pidurangala, which runs in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.