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Ceylon, Percy Fawcett and the Quest for the Lost City of Zed

Vinod Moonesinghe, courtesy of Roar Life, where the title is “The Lost City of Zed: Lanka’s Link”

In March 2018, the magazine Nature Communications published an article by a team of archaeologists from Exeter University. The team had been investigating possible ancient settlements in the Amazon’s upper Tapajós Basin, using a variety of modern techniques, including satellite imagery. They discovered 81 sites from the pre-Columbian era (about 1250-1500 A.D.).

 Shooting the giant anaconda, the cover of Expedition Fawcett, written by Brian Fawcett

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Dushy Perera meets a Tiger … at Ranthambore in Rajasthan

Dushy Perera’s snap

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Escaping to Sri Lanka on Holiday

Mal Chenu in Sunday Mail, 15 April 2018 ….. where the title runs “Why Aussies love Sri Lanka Right Now”

Venetian adventurer Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as “the finest island of its size in all the world”. Sure, that was in the 13th century and young Marco hadn’t seen Tasmania but the myriad wonders of this tropical nouveau-paradise are as varied and exotic as the scents in the spice gardens of Matale and Kegalle. In short, Sri Lanka is a potpourri of unpredictable pleasures. Once a flyover location, eschewed by travellers for years because of civil war, Sri Lanka is fast emerging from its travails, posting sharp rises in tourism since the 26-year conflict ended in 2009.

Sigiriya is a World Heritage site

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Birds and Wild Life at Bundala Park, Lanka, January 2018

Zac Roberts Ronald

an ALIYA munching munchy marsh grass

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An Elephantine Hand … EH! A Push

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…. OTHER SCENARIOS from the Sri Lankan Wild

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White ‘Jihadist’ terrorises White House!

So says CLEMENT in The Australian

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Baldwin’s Impersonation riles Trump into “Declaration of War” on Twitter

AFP News Item from DAWN, where the title reads as “Trump sparks new Twitter war with actor Alec Baldwin””

Donald Trump sparked a Twitter war with Alec Baldwin on Friday, reviving his public opprobrium of the actor’s critically acclaimed role impersonating the president on hit television show Saturday Night Live. If Baldwin started the row by telling The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that it was “agony” to play the 71-year-old commander-in-chief, regardless of picking up an Emmy award for his efforts, Trump hit back in good measure.

The president lashed out against Baldwin again for impersonating him on Saturday Night Live

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