Travel Review

Beautiful Mt.Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Mount Lavinia Hotel and Indian Ocean

I was in Sri Lanka for last two days on invitation from Microsoft (Sri Lanka) to present on their DevDay 2007 event. The event happened in Mount Lavinia Hotel and I stayed there as well. What a beautiful place this is, with clean unspoiled beaches and adding to the vintage effect given by a Railway station right in the front of the hotel. Imagine the place that has Railway Station in Front and a long unspoiled beach on the other side. The hotel itself has 200 years of history starting as the house of the British governor and moving to various owners.

Check out the photos of the place below:

Mount Lavinia Hotel and Indian Ocean

Mount Lavinia Hotel and Indian Ocean

Private Beach at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Private Beach at Mount Lavinia Hotel

View of Railway station from my room in Mount Lavinia Hotel

View of Railway station from my room in Mount Lavinia Hotel

Microsoft gave me a beautiful gift, which was a replica of Sigiriya style of art of a Fresco maiden holding flowers. The replica was done on a irregular shaped stone giving it a genuine antique look – may be this is what made the Sri Lankan Customs question me on whether I am smuggling out one of their antique piece out of country. Of course, they allowed me to take it after they found it to be a replica. I have given below the images of the original painting (first one) and the replica (second, one below) I got.

Sigiriya Fresco maiden holding flowers (ORIGINAL)

Sigiriya Fresco maiden holding flowers (ORIGINAL)

Replica of Sigiriya Fresco maiden holding flowers that I received

Replica of Sigiriya Fresco maiden holding flowers that I received

4 Comments

  • நன்றி திரு.Mayooran அவர்களே. அழைப்புக் கிடைக்கும் பொழுது நேரம் இருப்பின் கண்டிப்பாக வருவேன்

  • வணக்கம் திரு வெங்கடரங்கன் அவர்களே
    உங்களது கொழும்பில் நடைபெற்ற நானும் ஒரு பங்கேற்பாளர். உங்களது இரண்டு அமர்வுகளும் மிகவும் சிறப்பாக இருந்தன. அதிலும் சில்வர்லைட் மிகவும் பிரமாதம்.

    I learnt lot of details from both of your sessions. I expect you to again here.

    Cheers
    Mayooran