THE DARK FATE OF THE LADY SHIPS

It is January 1st 1926. As Ceylon heralded a brand new year, the passenger cargo vessel SS Lady McCallum, a 1100-ton twin engine steamer, belonging to the Ceylon Steam Ship Company (CSSC), was heading north, off the coast of Passikudah, in the east coast of Sri Lanka. Heavy monsoonal seas prevailed during that time of …

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Mud- bedecked hands in which sapphires sparkle

A miner’s life in the deep tunnel gem mines in Pelmadulla nestled among lush paddy fields is a far cry from the glitter of precious gems he unearths from them…Though pathal kavi which once permeated the air of the land of gems are virtually obsolete today, the gem mining industry still retains its traditional flavour …

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From stars to oceans

The undersea adventures of Arthur C. Clarke In my formative years and as an avid reader of science fiction, Clark’s work had a tremendous influence me. Perhaps the explorer in me today, was largely the product of his writing on space exploration. Therefore, it was a great privilege for me to name this mystery wreck, …

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