Introduction to Ravan’s own country Sri-Lanka (resplendent Island in Sanksrit) or Ceylon (British name) is teardrop shaped island off the southern most coast of the Indian sub-continent. My only impressions of Sri Lanka were the poor and destitute refugees I encountered during my studies in Switzerland, mostly Tamil, who do odd and menial jobs en […]

Woodland Birds Purple-Rumped Sunbird Scientific Name : Leptocoma Zeylonica Hindi : Phool-Chuhi (Flower-Rat) Marathi : Jambhala Suryapaksi.   Like other sunbirds, they are small in size, feeding mainly on nectar but sometimes take insects, particularly when feeding their young. They can hover for short durations but usually perch to suck Nectar from flowers which distinguishes […]