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Thai Pongal a festival of thanksgiving

In India, the day before the festival is usually called Bhogi, which refers to cleaning and discarding old items. Following that, the Surya or Perum Pongal takes place and concludes with Mattu Pongal, where the cows are bathed and decorated,...
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The Oil Lamp Delivering Hope

Wisdom, hope, and new beginnings flow from the somber flame of the oil lamp. Pahana in Sinhala and Vilakku in Tamil, the oil lamp lighted in homage to great teachers and gods, has also sustained humans for centuries. Sri Lankan...
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ĀYUBŌWAN 2022

According to the world calendar, generally, 2022 is a new year for the whole world, in which they hope to begin a new life. Typically, it consists of 12 months with 365 days, except in leap years. If we review...
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Cool Unduwap Season

Unduwap Season refers to a ‘cool’ and calm period of the year that signifies the arrival of ‘Sanghamittā Theri’, bringing the sapling of Jaya Sri Mahā Bodhi. Seeta karai Unduwap Maha Durutte’’ this old Sinhala saying means,’ in Unduwap and...
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Bringing Character to Modern Spaces

Kalaya, the lifestyle store, is a design lover’s marketplace for rustic contemporary homeware. It is a celebrationof Sri Lankan artisans and is rooted in cultural heritage but the interpretations are clearly modern. Words  Jennifer Paldano Goonewardane. Photography  Menaka Aravinda.  ...
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THE OVERSEAS SCHOOL OF COLOMBO: 64 AND GOING STRONG

  The Overseas School of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s oldest internationally accredited educational institution, celebrated its 64th anniversary on the 23rd of September. “Never erase your past. It shapes who you are today and will help you to be the person...
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“NIHONBASHI BURGERS”

“NIHONBASHI BURGERS” PRESENT A JAPANESE RANGE OF HAMBURGERS TO COLOMBO Sri Lankan-Japanese Chefrestaurateur Dharshan Munidasa introduces “Nihonbashi Burgers” to Colombo. These artisanal burgers are an homage to the Japanese ‘Wafu’ Burger; and the starting lineup consists of three varieties of...
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A BIT OF TART & TANG TO WAKE-UP YOUR TASTE BUDS!

Key lime pie is an all-time classic American dessert pie that has been a beloved Florida staple for decades and has won over millions of hearts. This pie is so deeply entrenched in the Sunshine State that in 2006, the...
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CHEF’S TABLE AT THE SEA

THE SEA OPENS SEPTEMBER 1st THE SEAFOOD SPECIALISTS SHARE NEW DETAILS ON THEIR HACKNEY FACILITY The Sea, The Sea’s latest venture set on Acton Mews in Hackney, has released September reservations for its Chef’s Table launch. Led by Executive Chef...
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REFRESHING THIRST QUENCHERS

  King Coconut or Thambili is one of the tropical isle’s abundant and favorite “thirst quenchers”. This popular Sri Lankan beverage is rich in taste and nutrients and commonly used in Ayurvedic therapy. This indigenous beverage is the best choice...
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