Living in Sri Lanka – Introductory Remarks

Living in Sri Lanka – Introductory Remarks

In 2006, Thames & Hudson published the book ‘Living in Sri Lanka,’ which photographer James Fennell and I had put together in the years before the tsunami. The houses, villas and hotels featured in the book reflected a strong spirit of optimism in the face of...
Ulpotha – Sacred Bliss in Sri Lanka

Ulpotha – Sacred Bliss in Sri Lanka

A two-thousand-year-old reservoir provides the backdrop for a sumptuous 21st-century eco-village and yoga retreat in Sri Lanka. The owner has added an ambalama (where guests take meals), built mud huts for accommodation, set up an organic farm, and created a...
Helga’s Folly – Jungle Style in Sri Lanka

Helga’s Folly – Jungle Style in Sri Lanka

Helga de Silva Pererra Blow is an astonishing lady and proud of it. A daughter of one of Sri Lanka’s most prestigious political dynasties, she grew up in a world of colonial teapots, Hollywood gossip and Marxist revolutions. In 1993 she returned from England to...

The Dutch House, Galle, Sri Lanka

Photographs by James Fennell. The island of Sri Lanka ranks high amongst the most beautiful regions in the world. Rimmed by several thousand miles of glorious sandy beaches, the interior offers an incredible landscape of contrasts from inpenetratable jungles to stark...