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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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Puduma Rahak: Amazing Authentic Tastes

Food connoisseur Arjuni Ranatunga, in recalling her fond childhood memories of the island’s culture and heritage intertwined with food, has embarked on an exciting journey that is sure to reawaken your sense of pleasure and satisfaction. Cliched as it may...
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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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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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Blooming Beauties of the island

Blooming above from the murky waters in lakes and ponds, the vibrant petals of the water lilies and lotuses reflect a sense of peace and charm. For years, these aquatic beauties have been part of the island’s tradition and culture....
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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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Gangaramaya Navam Perahera

Over the years, Gangaramaya Temple has focused on embodying the spiritual experience that encapsulates the temple’s legacy. The Navam Perahera of Gangaramaya Temple is one such grand cultural pageant that sets the path to exemplify the temple’s cultural practice. During...
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Elephant sighting along the journey to the East

Any time of the year, any time of the day, you are bound to meet the gentle giants scattered along the roadways of the Sella Kataragama – Buttala Road and Lahugala – Arugambay Road. As you drive through, the roads...
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