Episodes

Episode 1: Colombo

Air Date: 15 May 2014 6:00 PM

Join acclaimed chef, Peter Kuruvita as he leads an intimate journey through the rich cultural and culinary diversity of his ancestral home, Sri Lanka.

Episode 2: Sigiriya

Air Date: 22 May 2014 6:00 PM

Peter retraces an old Sri Lankan family holiday route inland to the ancient ruins of Sigiriya, before coming to rest with local farmers by the picturesque Lake Habarana.

Episode 3: Kandy

Air Date: 29 May 2014 6:00 PM

Peter leads an expedition through a spice plantation as well as the local kitchens and street-based food vendors of Kandy, the culturally revered last capital of the Sinhala kings.

Episode 4: Nuwara Eliya

Air Date: 5 June 2014 6:00 PM

It’s time to head to the hills and the renowned tea fields of Ceylon, as Peter handpicks tea with the ladies of the tea fields, following a tradition that remains unchanged for centuries.

Episode 5: Hambantota

Air Date: 31 July 2014 6:00 PM

Peter continues his 20-year pursuit of the perfect hopper recipe and dares to milk a buffalo for its curd.

Episode 6: Weligama

Air Date: 7 August 2014 6:00 PM

Peter joins a small group of surfing enthusiasts and fishermen on the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka’s south coast. He prepares a seafood barbecue and goes fresh-produce shopping at the nearby market.

Episode 7: Galle

Air Date: 14 August 2014 6:00 PM

The port of Galle, once considered the centre of the world for spice traders, is where Peter tries a new fishing technique and explores the cultural melting pot of the ancient Galle Fort.

Episode 8: Trincomalee

Air Date: 21 August 2014 6:00 PM

Lying behind the spectacular beaches of Sri Lanka’s east coast are lotus-filled lakes and heavy jungle, where Peter finds himself foraging for Sri Lanka’s own bush tucker.

Episode 9: Jaffna

Air Date: 28 August 2014 6:00 PM

After 30 years of isolation due to civil war, the northern capital of Jaffna is where Peter revisits to meet its diverse people. Here, he hires an old Morris Oxford, traversing the city and connecting with monks who make their own grape wine; Muslim butchers who consider goat the best meal; and Tamil Hindus who invite Peter to their New Year celebrations.

Episode 10: Delft

Air Date: 4 September 2014 6:00 PM

In this final episode of My Sri Lanka, Peter reaches the country’s isolated northern-most peninsula, where he prepares string hoppers and fresh seafood feasts for the locals.

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Episode 2 : Sigiriya
Thursday 22 May 2014, 6:00PM

Peter retraces an old Sri Lankan family holiday route inland, from Colombo to what he considers the eighth wonder of the world: the ancient ...

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