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Category: Sri Lanka

Religion in Sri Lanka

April 12, 2013 | Sri Lanka

There are many and varied, but all spectacularly colourful, religious and cultural festivals all year round. Be immersed in Buddhist culture at one of the Perahera’s around the country, visit sacred Kataragama or ascend Adam’s Peak with the Pilgrims at dawn. Right next door to Talalla Retreat, the Rev K Upali is a wonderful source of information about the beauty and peace of the Buddhist faith. You can learn more about him here. For a full roll call of religious…

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April 12, 2013 | Sri Lanka

Weather in Southern Sri Lanka The weather averages 27c and only gets chilly in the mountains. In the south where Talalla Retreat is located the temperature rarely rises above 35c. There are two distinct monsoon seasons – in the Northeast, the season runs from is December to March and in the Southwest from May to October. However, whilst the rain is regular and plentiful it only lasts for an hour or so each day so the monsoon is actually quite…

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April 12, 2013 | Sri Lanka, Surfing

Surfer Girls In April 2011, Jack Phillips decided to host the “Ultimate surf camp”, inviting 8 pro surfer girls to join us here at Talalla and delve into 10 days of exploration and surf coaching amongst southern Sri Lanka’s finest waves. Further, we had talented photojournalist Lucia Griggi come along for the ride and document the entire thing. This our feature story published in the UK’s Cooler Magazine (page, 82). Please see the article below: COME ON GIRLSĀ  We welcome…

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