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Sunday, 13 April 2014





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New Year Festival

Time imposes agendas on humans. Men and women cannot escape those imperatives. They are born. They grow up. They die. Birth, growth, ageing and death are all determined by time. Man has but scant control - if at all - over his destinies.

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Avurudu celebrations half a century ago

Hearths played an important role in the Avurudu celebrations. Days before the New Year, women folk would prepare the sweetmeats and as they fried, steamed, and cooked, the air would be thick with smoke and filled with the pungent aroma of spices.

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A glimpse into our colonial past

The medieval period was an embarrassing tale of feudalism prevalent in major parts of the globe. It was trade that emerged from the so-called barter system that was largely responsible for the growth of urban civilisations that led to the break up of feudalism.

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