September, 2014

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Maha Saman Devala Perahera: A pageant of culture and rituals

The tusker carrying the Dalada Karanduwa flanked by two stately elephants

Sitting or standing on either side of the street people scurried to get closer as the drums and the dancing reached a frenzied pitch heralding the coming of the tusker...
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Making of a bullock Cart

Carvings on the spokes of the wheel

The simple bullock led cart, as per its namesake has—for a long time—been part and parcel of Sri Lankan life; it was the most convenient and preferred mode of transportation...
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MMA Rope: WORK YOUR UNUSED MUSCLES

Mohamed Fahim, Fitness Pro at BT Active creating waves with the MMA Rope

A full work-out at BT Active includes an exhilarating session using the MMA rope, where your unused muscles gear into action!...
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A Journey of Discovery

One of the many waterways: the Induruwe river

Winding roads and small waterways that babbled merrily poised a picturesque backdrop as we slowly ascended the narrow pathways in search of the small villages...
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The Kitchen Goddess´ Mill

Pounding flour in  a vangediya is a labour of love. Often two people will pound the grain simultaneously.

In kitchens past, women used heavy stone equipment to crush grain. It was a labour of love and skill....
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Red, Gold And Blue

A proud moment– Tarinda Ratwatte, Captain of the  Trinity College rugby team holding the Bradby shield

The roar of the crowd was thundering as Trinity won the Bradby Shield for the fourth consecutive year. Leading the team to victory was a “young gentleman”, Tarinda Ratwatte, a third generation ruggerite, who has lived and breathed the game...
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By The Eth Pokuna

One of the many waterways: the Induruwe river

Hidden amidst the glory of the Abhayagiri Stupa that towers over the remnants scattered over an area encompassing nearly 500 acres, lies a pond that is little known....
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Rediscovering the tradition of tea

The Tea Tang outlet at Liberty Plaza

Imagine, relaxing in a chair and taking slow sips from a cup of freshly made tea to clear the clutter in your mind, and drive away the fatigue of a busy day. Such is the charm of the Island elixir...
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Chinese Gift Palace: Stories Beyond The Gallery

The interior of the Chinese Gift Palace

The wind chimes clink softly, mighty Chinese deities watch from above, while we walk in to the calm vibe, feeling the absolute disparity from the harshness of traffic. The Chinese Gift Palace is located in Wellawatte in the heart of...
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Longines ambassador Aishwarya Rai at the Commonwealth Games

Walter von Känel, President of Longines, and 
Aishwarya Rai, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, during the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games

W A De Silva & Co, the official agent for Longines watches in Sri Lanka announced Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai’s attendance at the opening ceremony of Glasgow 2014, the XX Commonwealth Games. Longines was the official timekeeper and...
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