Friday, 28th November 2014

Letters

Veddahs achieved superlative artistic expression in song and dance On the full moon day of September, the Veddahs perform their dance at midnight at Aluthnuwara in Mahiyangana, following the Kandy perahera. About 3,000 years ago the Veddahs danced alone to propitiate their deities without the intrusion of the Sinhalese, who it is believed learnt their dance from the Veddahs. The Veddahs perform their dance on the banks of the Mahaweli Ganga in Alutnuwara with its dagoba – the oldest in Sri Lanka. This shrine was built in about 500 BC and King Devanampiyatissa enlarged it in about 310 BC....
Colombo Port development was identified by President Rajapaksa A visit to the Port of Colombo will show that the entire skyline in the area has changed with recent developments effected. President Mahinda Rajapaksa who clearly identified the need to expand the Port of Colombo among other development projects in the country, to cater to the increasing demand of services in the international shipping arena, launched construction work on the mega Colombo Port City Development programme in September 2014 under patronage of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. In the days of yore, the Port of...
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