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Age Old Charm of a 200 year old Sri Lanka House

200 year old house in Waskaduwa belonging to the uncle of Ms. Sayuriranga Gunasekera. 5 Jan. 2008. Photograph©Chulie de Silva

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Kandyan Dancers & Drummers

Kandyan Dancers & Drummers

Vasala and Sandaruwan, the drummers, and Subath and Prasad the dancers in their splendid traditional attire were already to welcome a new bride and groom at a wedding reception in Anuradhapura when I met them.

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Goddess Tara Time to Come Home?

Tara is the Goddess of compassion, the powerful feminine counterpart of the bodhisattva (the next Buddha to be) Avalokiteshvara. She occupies a

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Kavum, cookie monsters and all good things at Avurudhu

The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished. The good things that belong to adversity are here now to be admired and enjoyed,” so wrote my father in 1976 quoting Francis Bacon.

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Martin Wickramasinghe’s house, Koggala, Sri Lanka

Birthplace of Martin Wickramasinghe Photograph@ Chulie de Silva

I have a weakness for quaint quintessential Sri Lankan houses like this one as they bring back a flood of memories of sweet grandma’s, grand aunts, uncles and the happy carefree days of childhood steeped in love and affection.

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