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Cannes 2017 Review: Demons in Paradise

Tamil filmmaker Jude Ratnam’s personal look at the Sri Lankan civil war is a mixed bag. It’s first a worthy, emotive insight into a spiralling, internecine conflict which contained a dizzying catalogue of participants. 355 more words

International Doll of the Month: Sri Lanka

The International Doll of the Month for September 2017 represents Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a small island nation located south of India. 26 more words

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Book Review: The Tea Planter's Wife - Dinah Jefferies

I’ve been trying to delve a little deeper into Sri Lanka’s history and culture by visiting the Museum and other cultural institutions around Colombo. It’s very factual but kind of dry after a while and there is no context really. 360 more words

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Dravidian Words in Foreign Languages 1

The Oxford English Dictionary set tongues wagging in India and Sri Lanka with its inclusion of the word ‘Aiyo’ in 2016. The word is widely used across South India and Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast and East Asia. 511 more words


The one where Mab has a rant.

Horekelly, Madampe Ceylon


Dearest Tommie

I am cross and I should like to smack someone. I nearly did George but not quite. We did up your little parcel, sent it off gaily yesterday and the postmaster sent it back and said we must insure it. 872 more words

Letters From Mabel

Ayubowan! (Greetings from Srilanka)

A food tour. Yes.

In Asia. Yess!

In Sri Lanka? YES PLEASE!!!

So, we did a food tour in Sri Lanka and can I just say how beautiful the Island truly is? 83 more words

Exit Wounds (Soldier and the Tamil Girl)

A proud soldier of the state inside a bunker
A canvas about to be painted
In shrapnel wounds, blood strokes,
Dappled red, turning white to a paler shade. 276 more words