PHOTO ESSAYS

The Unique Gathering

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They emerge from the relative coolness of the jungle as the heat of the day begins to recede. Babies and...

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Preserving An Ancient Technique Unique To Sri Lanka

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“Angam” or “Angampora”, is an ancient martial art form believed to be unique to Sri Lanka.  Banned during the period...

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Aiming for 3 million tourists

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Gone are the days when the word ‘tourist’ brought to mind people from European and other such Western countries, for...

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A Lifetime Creating Architectural Wonders

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This essay features some of the work of Balkrishna Doshi, the first Indian and South Asian to be awarded the...

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Taking care of Mother Nature

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Forty four years ago the world was put on notice.  It was time to take affirmative action to protect Mother...

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It’s Time to Revive the Age-old Tradition of Puppetry

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Puppetry is a dying art in Sri Lanka, bemoans master puppeteer, Premin Gurunnanse. The grandson of Gamvari Podisirina Gurunnanse, Premin...

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The long war: This is the cost, but have we...

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A series of poor, short-sighted political decisions, made by leaders of all communities, resulted in the longest war in modern...

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Celebrating Buddha’s Teaching: “Tamed mind will bring solace”

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As 2017 neared its end, the usual calendars and diaries published for the New Year were distributed.  Unlike most other...

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When the Sun travels from Pisces to Aries

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When the “Koha” (Asian Koel) adds its distinct call to the other birdsong we constantly hear, it’s a joyous reminder...

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Under the Big Tent

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The Sakura Circus is five years old. Part-owner of the outfit, Dayan Preethilal Fernando has been a circus artiste since...

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In celebration of women

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#PressforProgress was the theme for the 2018 International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world on March 8th each year.  The...

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First Perahara of the year

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Peraharas’ are part and parcel of Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka. The largest and most important Perahera is considered to...

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