Sharni Jayawardena and Malathi de Alwis: Celebrating Kannaki
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Sharni Jayawardena and Malathi de Alwis: Celebrating Kannaki

  The hot, dry month of March is particularly sacred to the devotees who flock to the Kannaki Amman kovils in Sri Lanka’s Northern Peninsula. The auspicious days of Panguni Thingal or ‘Mondays in March’ will come to an end somewhere in Mid-April but for her people, this Amman will always have something to offer. … Continue reading

Dharshana Jayawardena, Nishan Perera and Naren Gunasekera: Wrecked!
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Dharshana Jayawardena, Nishan Perera and Naren Gunasekera: Wrecked!

30km South West of Colombo port, the S.S Worcestershire lies some 60m deep – one of an estimated 200 wrecks that garland the island of Sri Lanka. Fascinated by its history, eager to rise to the challenge of a technical dive, Dharshana Jayawardena would later recall his descent to the ship, writing: ‘As always, a … Continue reading