Features

The Sinhala New Year and Customs

The Sinhala New Year, known as ‘Avurudu’ in Sinhala, is an important festival for Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka and abroad. This is called ‘Sinhala Aluth Avurudda.’ As a national festival, it is a unique celebration, as Sinhala Buddhists in...
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The Festive Month of April

Festivals in Sri Lanka reflect the traditions and cultural norms that have been treasured for years. Running across the Sri Lankan calendar, the islanders look forward to celebrating Ramadan, Sinhala and Tamil New Year, and Easter. Each festival carries a...
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BEJEWELED BLING

Her artisanry gives bling to an austere hand-woven ensemble that is making a statement in style and sustainable fashion. When everyone needs a place to keep their things, Vanessa’s Creations provide a unique space that is well-designed and handy and...
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Kotta Kilangu: Delightful Experiences of the Island

Odiyal, also known as Kotta Kilangu, or Panam Kilangu, is the island’s much loved and popular delicacy. This fibrous and nutritious tuber grown in the North, East, and South of the tropical island can be enjoyed in various forms.  Words...
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RAID AMAZONES

The first edition of Raid Amazones was successfully concluded with the participation of 253 participants and 63 foreign operational staff in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Organized by the Connaissance De Ceylan, the Raid Amazones program spanned five days...
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NOLIMIT at CCC The store speaks for itself

The newest NOLIMIT outlet at the Colombo City Center (CCC) understands its customers’ requirements. That flair includes everything from the store’s aesthetic to presenting the items in beautiful ways, a testament to the meticulous inclusion of research into store layout...
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The Tropical Wonders of Wood Apple

Wood apples, known as ‘Divul’ in Sinhala and ‘Vilampalam’ in Tamil, are exotic fruits available in abundant mainly during the season from March to November on the isle. Quite unusual in appearance, with a hard woody coat, one might gaze...
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Basilur Tea and Tipson Win at SLIM Brand Excellence 2021

Premium Ceylon Tea brand Basilur Tea took home two awards at the SLIM Brand Excellence 2021. Basilur Tea won the Gold award for the “Export Brand of the Year,” and Tipson won the Silver award for “Turnaround Brand of the...
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Bustling Lellama

Lellama in Negombo is a popular spot, with swarms of fishermen engaged in the fishing trade for years. The area is usually overwhelmed with fishermen unloading their catch in the early morning hours. The views of the lagoon reflect painting-like...
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Trauma Resilience (‘Part 2’)

We already discussed the history of trauma and the trauma of coronavirus or COVID-19, with its resilience, in a nutshell, last month. Today, we will review the trauma in the tsunami disaster and how the people resiled from it, as...
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