Copyright Policy:

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

If images & writing on this site are obtained without permission and/or altered and reproduced in any way, we will take the following actions:

  • Send you an invoice at a rate of Rs. 40,000 a picture / Rs. 200,000 a each 30 seconds of the video (or equivalent in foreign currency) as it is implied that you are purchasing pictures/videos at this rate
  • We will nd you a letter of demand if you fail to honour the above commitment to us in 3 weeks.
  • Proceed with legal action for violating our intellectual property rights for illegally obtained pictures or plagiarising our text in commercial publications.

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

For any commercial use, please get in touch with us for rates at .

Just because pictures and text are on the internet, it is not free. "Copyright laws were designed to protect those in society whom we celebrate and honour, 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 honour with compensation. We expect to pay them. And if we don't, the collectors will come after us. "

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