Copyright Policy:

All images & material produced in this site, unless otherwise explicitly specified, is the intellectual property of the photographer Dharshana Jayawardena of

If images & writing in this site is obtained without permission and/or altered and reproduced in anyway we will take the following actions:

  • Send you an invoice at a rate of Rs. 40,000 a picture (or equivalent in foreign currency) as it is implied that you are purchasing pictures at this rate
  • Send you a letter of demand if you fail to honor the above commitment to us in 3 weeks
  • Proceed with legal action for violation of our intellectual property rights for illegally obtained pictures or plagiarizing our text in commercial publications.

We may not charge for pictures if we are convinced that you are not using them for commercial purpose and for benefit of Sri Lanka or any other charitable purpose which does not bring you financial benefit. However in such cases credit needs to be given to

For any commercial use please contact us for rates

Just because pictures and text is on the internet it is not free.

"Copyright laws were designed to protect those in society whom we celebrate and honor, often representative of the lowest paid workers, the artists. We don't expect to take freely work from our doctors, lawyers, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, or others whose work we value and honor with compensation. We expect to pay them. And if we don't, the collectors will come after us. "