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Celebrating Vesak with Spirituality

  Vesak Pōya is an important festival to Buddhists and non-Buddhists around the world. It signifies three important events in the life of the Buddha, Celebrating Vesak with Spirituality namely, Birth, Enlightenment, and the Passing of the Buddha (Parinibbāna). Furthermore, the Buddha...
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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON WEERAWILA RAJAWARNA RESORT

  The cooling breeze greets you, and the view of the Weerawila lake creates a mesmerizing sight. The lush greenery enhances the beauty and welcoming ambiance as you step into the DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort. Words Udeshi Amarasinghe....
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Religious Ceremony at Siri Alanmathiniyarama Temple

An alms giving ceremony was held at the Siri Alanmathiniyarama Temple in Kirulapone under the direction of Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero to mark the opening of the newly constructed buildings at the Temple. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Madam Ioma Rajapaksa...
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THE WONDERS OF JACKFRUIT

Growing up in a culture where the jackfruit was eaten as a sweet juicy fruit and cooked as a vegetable, one certainly knows that with a jackfruit tree you can live a food-filled life of one flake at a time....
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BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK IN A DAY!

Hambantota District is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Colombo via the Southern Expressway, it allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bundala National Park in a day. Words Udeshi Amarasinghe. Photography Menaka Aravinda. Bundala National Park is an...
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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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