Now a Brides Of Sri Lanka App
Editor and Managing Director of the Brides of Sri Lanka
magazine, Nelum Haththella (extreme left) with Ramani
Fernando and Harris Wijayasinghe at the launch of the App.
Sri Lanka's premier bridal magazine Brides Of Sri Lanka expanded its
reach to readers across the world with the launch of its App for all
Apple and Andriod mobile devices, becoming the first fashion, bridal cum
wedding magazine to launch its own App.
The launch was held at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, with Ramani
Fernando, Harris Wijayasinghe and editor and Managing Director, Nelum
The first copy of the magazine was given to Ramani Fernando. when the
magazine was launched in May 2007.
"Since our launch eight years ago, we've published 32 issues so far.
We began with three issues a year for the first two years and then,
following requests from readers, we increased it to four issues per
year," said Nelum Haththella.
"We have had persistent requests from Sri Lankan readers living
overseas and didn't have access to hard copies. Hence this launch was
The App can be downloaded on the Apple AppStore or GooglePlay for
free where one can view a few pages of the magazines and then purchase
the magazine. It can be downloaded on any iPad, iPhone, Android Phone or
Android Tab. The Android versions will be available from July 31. 2015,"
Poojas at Thevani Amman temple
Thevani Amman temple plays a vital role in the annual Kataragama
Esala Festival by conducting a special religious programme, the
caretaker of the temple is Swamy Purnananda Giri told the media.
According to folklore, Goddess Thevani Amma was the legal consort of
God Kataragama when he was living in India and came to reside in
Kataragama after the god fell in love with Goddess Valli Amma, whom he
met at Sellakataragama.
Poojas will be held every day at the Kataragama Devala premises
before the Perahera leaves for the Valli Amman Temple. Poojas will then
be held here as well.
A dansala will also be held at the Thevani Amman temple, for the
duration of the Festival, feeding more than 5000 devotees with a
vegetarian diet each day..
On July 22 the ancient ritual of hoisting the Thevani Amman temple
flag will be performed with the devotional songs to the beating of Naga
Salang music and the sounds of 'Haro Hara'
On July 31, devotees will be permitted to pay homage to the religious
items within the temple, which is done once a year.
The Poojas of the Thevani Amman temple will come to an end after the
blessed water from the water cutting ceremony is brought to the temple
on August 1.
- M.Nelson Piyaratne Kataragama Group