The Bridge on River Kelani

 

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June 14, 2013

The bridge on River Kelani

AREFA TEHSIN

    • Rafting through the rapids. Photo: Adityavikram More
      Rafting through the rapids. Photo: Adityavikram More
    • The balcony of a guest house overlooking the river. Photo: Adityavikram More
      The balcony of a guest house overlooking the river. Photo: Adityavikram More
  • The dining near the boundless bank. Photo: Adityavikram More
    The dining near the boundless bank. Photo: Adityavikram More
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Arefa Tehsin goes to the spot where The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed

“One day the war will be over,” Col. Nicholson had famously said, “And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built it.” Yes, we all do remember that; at least those who go to Kitulgala in Sri Lanka, to the Kelani River, for white water rafting. The Bridge On The River Kwai, the cult World War II British movie, was not shot in Burma but in Sri Lanka. And not on River Kwai but on River Kelani. Although nothing of the bridge remains except the base and perhaps some train cars rotting on the riverbed, the place has a resilient nostalgic value that has grown stronger over the years.

 

To Read More, go to The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/travel/the-bridge-on-river-kelani/article4814240.ece

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