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The Sri Lankan Geek’s Guide To Finding Merchandise (And Going Broke)

There was a time when being labelled a ‘nerd’ meant you were the laughing stock at your school or your workplace. But the term…

Histories

Is The Sinhala Language Haunted?

The Sinhala language should be a goldmine for anyone looking at unearthing the jewels of the past. It is embedded with strata or layers…

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Feared Females Of Lankan Folklore

So you thought banshees were scary? The females of Sri Lankan folklore can beat that.

Arts & Culture

The Language That Was Left Behind: Sri Lankan Portuguese Creole

It has been three and a half centuries since the Portuguese colonisers left Sri Lanka, but the language they spoke while here still lingers…

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More Reasons To Eat Rambutan

Rambutan lovers have reason to rejoice – the fruit is packed with health benefits.

Everyday Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s Love Affair With The Mini

Identities

From Sindh To Ceylon: The Lankan Sindhis

“They usually set off after the monsoon with the onset of favourable winds, their boats oiled, often for several months at a time… they…

Histories

Treasured Stamps From Colonial Ceylon

When stamps were first introduced to Ceylon by the British, our ancestors probably never thought these little pieces of paper would one day become…

Identities

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We Owe It To The Burghers

Sri Lankan culture wouldn’t be the same if not for these Burgher contributions.

Arts & Culture

Tradition Meets Artistry: Kandyan Bridal Jewellery

The distinctive jewellery worn by a Kandyan bride has always been the cynosure of many eyes. There are many contemporary versions of Kandyan bridal…

Histories

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The Dark Side Of Galle

Galle Fort today may be all trendy cafés and pretty sunsets, but history has different tales to tell.

Food

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Sri Lanka’s Not-So-Famous Edible Greens

Gotukola’s great, but there are other local greens you could try out, too.

Histories

The Colpetty That Was

Colpetty, the small yet plush ward of downtown Colombo, still has a certain charm to it. It’s a mini town of sorts, with a…

Identities

Faces Of Old Ceylon – Part II

Sri Lanka, with its many names bestowed upon it by its many visitors, has always been a land of diversity. The following article is…

Identities

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Expats Who Made Lanka Home

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Poruwa: Tying The Knot The Sinhala-Buddhist Way

Weddings in Sri Lanka often take place with much pomp and ceremony and are the height of many social calendars, with relatives and friends…

Everyday Sri Lanka

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The Least Down-To-Earth Place In The World

Histories

How The Ancient Kingdom Of Kandy Administered Justice

The current judicial system of Sri Lanka was established by the Judicature Act No 02 of 1978 and was entirely influenced by the English…