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THE SINHALA AND HINDU NEW YEAR

  April heralds the Sinhala and Hindu New Year in Sri Lanka, an annual event of great proportions, whose origins are obscured in the course of history. Words Jennifer Paldano Goonewardane. Illustrations by Sujith Heenitigala. April in Sri Lanka is...
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Bhāvanā cultivating the mind

Bhāvanā in Pali means the development of the mind or spiritual cultivation through meditation. Bhāvanā is an essential concept of Buddhism. However, regardless of religious affiliations, any person can engage in Bhāvanā to obtain peace and calmness in their minds....
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PEANUT FARMING IN THE EAST COAST

Acres of land are planted with peanuts on the Eastern Coast. The crunchy peanuts provide a favorite snack for all Sri Lankans. Time-tested methods are used to nurture the plants so that a bountiful harvest is produced. Laid out to...
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BEEPLE’S OPUS

Created over 5,000 days by the groundbreaking artist, this monumental collage was the first purely digital artwork (NFT) ever offered at Christie’s. Text and photographs: christies.com On May 1, 2007, Mike Winkelmann, aka the digital artist Beeple, posted a new...
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SRI LANKAN CASTES DURING THE COLONIAL ERA

Senior Researcher, and Anthropologist, Sunimal Fernando, explains that Sri Lanka had two distinctly different kinds of economic arrangements in the predominantly Sinhala areas, which resulted in two caste orders fundamentally different from one another along the coast and in the...
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WELL-BEING AND INNER PEACE WITH PIRITH

  The recital of Pirith or Paritta is known as a form of blessing and protection. By listening to Pirith, inner peace and well-being are inculcated as it can be a form of meditation as well. Ven Diyapattugama Revatha Thero,...
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THE PASSION PLAY OF DUWA AND THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF JESUS CHRIST

The Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage in Duwa, Negombo stands as a sentinel of protection for fishermen. Within its confines lies the statue of Jesus Christ that had been specially commissioned by the people of Duwa in the...
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Mlesna Tea Center and Tea Kiosk

Step into a world of Ceylon Tea at Mlesna, Liberty Plaza where their two outlets; the Tea Center and Tea Kiosk offer a range of premium Ceylon Tea and exquisite gift items. Words Udeshi Amarasinghe. | Photographs Menaka Aravinda. The...
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LOOK LIKE A BARBIE LEAD LIKE A BOSS

  Jessica Minh Anh explores Asia’s high society before returning to the West. International supermodel as well as producer, Jessica Minh Anh, made an impressive return to the high-society fashion scenes in impeccable haute couture. Instead of her usual backdrops...
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Modern Rustic Elegance at Kalaya

Established in 1996 by two friends, Darika Ellawala and Nilo Pestonjee, who had been inspired by the crafts in India, Kalaya brings together Sri Lankan traditional art and crafts as interior decor with a contemporary spin on it thereby creating...
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