The Vaharala Inscription
Inscribed across the threshold of the 5th century Pidurangala Monastery’s image house (below), the Vaharala Inscription (above) includes a mention of the freeing of slaves in exchange for land and money. Shot for my photo story on Sigiriya and Pidurangala which ran in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.
Follow the Son on InstagramAFTERNOON LANDSCAPE -- Colombo, Sri Lanka. January 2013. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ to see the original photo. #blackandwhitephoto #boudoirphotography #erotica #srilankaWHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S FIREWOOD -- Wood stacked high at the Gunawardana Tea Factory in Akuressa, Sri Lanka. In tea production, the tea leaves are smoke-dried to halt the fermentation process, and the smoke is produced as it has been for over a century in wood-burning kilns. Shot for my photo story, "Tea in the Jungle", which ran in the November 2018 issue of "Serendib" magazine. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more photos, and to read the full story. #travelphoto #photojournalism #teacountry #teaindustry #textures #serendib #exploresrilanka #travelsrilanka #visitsrilanka #sosrilanka #srilankaA STEP BACK TOWARDS DEMOCRACY -- The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka (shot from the 230m-high Lotus Tower) yesterday ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena’s November 9th dissolution of Parliament was unconstitutional, marking a determined stride back towards democracy in the country. The dissolution came in the wake of Sirisena’s October 26th sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his cabinet, and the appointment of former president and opposition MP Mahinda Rajapakse to the PM office. When the new appointments were protested by the legitimate government and large sections of the public, Sirisena prorogued Parliament to give his new prime minister time to lure enough members to his side and form a majority. When Rajapakse failed in this attempt, Sirisena dissolved Parliament and called for new elections, nearly two years early. It took a Supreme Court stay order on the prorogation and dissolution before Parliament was reconvened in November. In spite of the legitimate Ranil Wickremesinghe-led government then showing a majority in Parliament and passing several no-confidence motions against the newly appointed Mahinda Rajapakse-led government, the latter refused to step down, and the president ignored all calls to reinstate the democratic process. While this Supreme Court ruling, along with an earlier Appeals Court order suspending Rajapakse and his cabinet, decisively return the government to its rightful leaders, President Sirisena still refuses to reappoint Wickremesinghe as prime minister [...] ⬆️follow the link in my profile for the full story. #photojournalism #landscapephoto #cityscape #aerialphotography #colombofromabove #supremecourt #hulftsdorp #constitutionalcrisissrilanka #couplk #prodemocracy #srilankaTHE GREEN WALL — A backdrop of heavy jungle, overlooking freshly harvested paddy fields, remind me that the Sinharaja Forest isn’t too far away. Shot in Akuressa, Sri Lanka, for my photo story, “Tea in the Jungle”, which ran in the November 2018 issue of “Serendib” magazine. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more pictures, and the full story. #landscapephoto #travelphoto #junglescape #beautifuldestination #serendib #srilankaFLIRTATIOUS ENCOUNTERS — Maharagama, Sri Lanka. April 2018. #streetphoto #streetsofcolombo #lifeincolombo #everydaysrilanka #srilankaTHE KEHELGAMU OYA VALLEY, SRI LANKA #6 -- Shot from the top of Aberdeen Falls, close to Norton Bridge, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, for my photo story, "Flirting with the Seven Virgins", which ran in the October 2018 issue of "Serendib" magazine. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more photos and the full story. #travelphoto #landscapephoto #mountainscape #waterfallsofsrilanka #junglehiking #aberdeenfalls #beautifuldestination #srilanka
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