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Pahatha Rata Natum: Dances From The Ruhunu Kingdom

Kandyan dances may steal the spotlight on many occasions, but Low Country dances (pahatha rata natum) that date back to the days of the…

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Debunking Pregnancy Myths In Sri Lanka

Pregnancy is a truly wonderful and exciting time, if you can overlook the endless puking, constant nausea, back pain, varicose veins, swollen ankles, pregnancy…

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Born In Lanka, Famous Elsewhere

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Features Of Kovils

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In Pictures: The Biggest Perahera In The Western Province

Bellanwila Esala celebrations are held every year around August or September at the Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya. These celebrations showcase a number of peraheras,…

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From the Hill Country of Sri Lanka: The Five Forms Of Kandyan Dance

Be it the Kandy Perahera, an Avurudhu celebration, or a traditional Buddhist wedding, almost every social, cultural or religious occasion in Sri Lanka highlights…

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Shapes of Stupas

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Sir Arthur’s Time Capsule

In a quiet private street in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, is a large and spacious old house, enclosed by a sliding metal gate. It is…

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Here’s A Look At How Cinnamon Is Harvested

Sri Lanka is ranked the fourth biggest exporter of cinnamon in the world, with 8% of the global exports according to a 2014 FAO…

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In Pictures: Sri Lanka’s Longest Festival

The Nallur Sri Kandaswamy Kovil, one of the most significant Hindu temples on the island, is located in the town of Nallur in the…

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What Is Cosplay?

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Superheroes In Sri Lanka: The Cosplays Of Comic-Con

Like Star-Lord dancing to the tune of “Come and Get Your Love”, Asus Lanka Comic Con sauntered into the weekend of August 26-27 putting…