Saama, the little girl giant, says: “All girls can be giants if raised and supported to be so.” Saama stands out, which is not a surprise considering she’s a giant (she’s also the tallest female puppet in Sri Lanka). But apart from her height, and the fact that there’s a person controlling her massive papier […]
Christmas is a popular religious holiday, and even those who don’t belong to the faith look eagerly towards when the heavy rains of November give way to balmy weather that marks the beginning of the season.
Everybody has a short eats-related memory. Mine is going to the Perera & Sons kiosk at the Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) after weekend morning swims, aged 7, with my grandfather. Always the same order: fish pattie, chicken Chinese roll, Milo. Perera & Sons, patties and rolls became forever associated with my grandfather, and with the faint smell of chlorine.
The annual Sri Pada season was declared open on 29 December, and will last until Vesak Poya Day in May.
Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s award-winning novel Funny Boy will premiere on Netflix on 10 December. In the weeks leading up to its release, the film has attracted both critical acclaim as well as criticism in relation to its casting, and Mehta’s own associations.
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