Once this was a place in my dreams! Once this was a place which I had great moments and memories. Now it is only in my memories and I am so grateful for the things I learned not only for the degree or my career, but for the life. It was a place with entirely different student culture which I hate and admire. This is the place which changed my life after school days. With lot of memories, thoughts and dreams, I wanted to visit the University again, but in each Sri Lanka holiday, we missed visiting our university of Peradeniya.
But, I could achieve the dream of visiting back the University in our last year Sri Lanka tour as we had a road trip to Kandy. On the second day of the trip and when we return home, we visited University again and this is after 13 years. Yes, we graduated in 2003 and after that we couldn’t visit the University for any reason.
It is after 13 years. Our lives have changed. We have changed much. But, the University and its buildings are same. The memorable spots are still the same. So, we could walk back to memory lane which we spent happy, unhappy and excited moments of our student life.
Well, one of the not so secret is that I met my husband in this University. We were in the same batch and finally we ended up marrying and now we share our lives together.
This visit is special because we have our son with us and this is his first visit to a University (Unofficial)
So, let’s walk around the University of Peradeniya together with my memories.
We reached the University at around 10 am, it was a sunny and bright day. How can we go back without tasting some of the food from the canteen which we didn’t like few years ago! Surprisingly my son, who is a picky eater like the food. It seems the quality of food is much improved now than the time we studied.
After having our meal, we started walking around.
Above capture is a view of the lane called ‘Lovers Lane‘ which only lovers are permitted to enter.
After spending some time around Akbar Bridge, we went to see the ‘Polonnaruwa’.If you notice, Polonnaruwa is one of the ancient cities of Sri Lanka. If you visit Polonnaruwa, you’ll see lot of ruins from ancient kingdom.
In University this area is also called as ‘Polonnaruwa’ because of the stone pillars placed under the huge tree. 🙂 However,Polonnaruwa is still same and we couldnt see any change even after 13 years.The tree is full of flowers for a season and that is the beautiful time of the University.
This Open Air Thetere (Sarachchandra Open Air Theate) which is popular as ‘Wala’ is one of the places which create memories for any student. We could watch many popular stage drama performances and musical shows for a very law ticket price.
It was very hot and sunny,but my little son joined me to pose for a photo. 🙂
This spacious University,which is kind of a City with all facilities for students life including resident halls,medical center,salon,eating places is a beautiful place with lot of landscape views.It is blessed with the beauty of nature.Views of Hanthana make this University a Unique place among the other Universities of Sri Lanka.And we are glad,we receive all this education for free or for very low cost for utilities.
After walking around the University main buildings,we reached the Faculty of Engineering.
Some years ago I entered this faculty with lot of dreams in mind.I graduated and now I am residing in another country.But still my heart melts when I see the pictures of our faculty.
Life is so beautiful.We live with our dreams and memories.Everyday is a new day and our memories sometimes give fuel to the life.Though it is a tour to the University after 13 years,we could regain our memories,strength and we returned home with lot of inspiring thoughts.
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