A complex Asian funeral rite...and death in Sri Lanka  C Gadiewasam.  Death is a great leveller, they do say. Meaning that whether you are rich or poor, ugly or beautiful, good or nasty everyone gets to die at some point in their lives. Oddly enough that's just when people start being honestly religious, including the dying person invariably and their friends, relations and neighbors. Your author just recently ...

---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Chands <chandrika6@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 1:29 PMSubject: Re: nasty worm articleTo: Nadeesha Paulis <nadeeshapaulis@gmail.com> Hey can you adjust the last line its a bit obscure take this instead On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Chands <chandrika6@gmail.com> wrote: exceuuuse me. this is real life. On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Nadeesha ...

ALIENS VS PARASITES: Fiery Serpents from Hell If you think that vampires, ghouls and slithery things are creepy and scary this story is going to give you the shivers for some time to come, mostly because it’s not a legend but factually correct! Today’s narrative is about a creature called the guinea worm, which though that name sounds quite tame, is in fact one of the most ...

And so by strange and wonderful coincidence the two sweetest guys in my life were born on the same day….although, eighteen years apart. In families I have heard that this happens quite often but no one can really explain , how out of three hundred and sixty five to chose from, my tiny son decided to take his first ...

Escape to Karandulena Escape to Karandulena C Gadiewasam /Pix by Nalaka Priyadharshana     What do you find relaxing and healing to the soul? Some young people try chatting, gaming, watching television or even getting wasted, but to one young accountant, Nalaka Priyadharshana, who works at a busy local non profit organization, a truly healing escape is losing himself in the wilderness, at ...

hey, guys its me...Literally speaking. Not bad no, I finally got my mugh in the paper, after about 5 years of writing articles Mom was like " haarney dad, look will you, its someone just like our duwa" and then dad goes " hrrrmpph, what are you talking it IS her...read the name, will you..." one of those days that make it all seem worthwhile :-)

Marrying Mom Seriously fun! Totally recommend it if you want to find yourself LOLing! A wickedly funny comedy of New York life and love, from the seriously stylish, bestselling author of The First Wives Club and Bestseller. She's the despair of her family, she tries to run their lives, and she just won't act her age. In fact there's only one way ...

HOW I BOUGHT A HAUNTED HOUSE I do hate it when visitors wake me from an afternoon siesta, don't you? Youre sticky and groggy and you don't know what kind of nightmare it was that you were having and are going to have except that it isnt night, it is the blazing humid tropical equatorial afternoon and you honestly wish you could die rather that face ...

WALPURGISNACHT Having a devil of a time Walpurgis Night, and the risks of being different C Gadiewasam April 30th which fell last week, was although few modern people know about it, one of the biggest days in the calendar of the ancient witches of Europe in the Dark Ages; or that's what is claimed. It sits at  the exact opposite of Halloween or All Hollows Eve, ...

Lunch in Elephant Land Introducing you to the modest Wanapetha "Resort" which is actually a restaurant, affording  tasty hygienic local fare, complete with the fried lake fish from the nearby reservoir . You can find this cute eatery on the Tanamalwila Road, next to the Udawalawe Police Station.( Colombo Monaragala Route, and there is a bus halt right nearby where the No 98 halts ...

Undead Cadaver The University  is such a beautiful place, sprawling acres of lawn and the most incredible trees and flowering plants, this looks like a little bit of some other country, maybe England…except of course you see the demurely dressed local girls, who are made to wear long skirts and till some time back were not allowed to wear jeans, for fear ...

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Place of Drying Skins There is a beautiful stretch of country road, from Hanwalla to Seethawaka, in Sri Lanka as you head for cool Avisawella from Colombo . Apart from the impossibly green paddy fields and divine river bathing spots, Seethawaka is also a land of rather gory Sinhala legend. The town Hanwalla itself has its name from "place of drying skins" and its ...

Make way for Curd & Treacle! Theres a charming Sinhala saying that no matter how crowded a place is, when the King comes everyone has to give him space…you'll be tickled  to know that this is said in reference to that very Sri Lankan delicacy called buffaloe curd or "Mee Kiri" because no matter how sumptuously you may have feasted at a local festivity, and how ...

Love your mother tongue - respect the other ones! Love your mother tongue & respect the other ones! Last month I visited Jaffna for the first time in my life, and wow what a lovely adventure!  I loved the different colours, the different clothes and the sights and fantastic vegetarian cooking, Ive hardly any words to describe how thrilled I was by this land that was so different and yet, ...

The Jeweled net of Indra <Oi|Oj>=δij “Call the police- right now-we have to clear this up- he attacked me-the bastard- you saw it- it was self defense-help Gerard!” Over the bloodied corpse of a yellow skinned Unknown Man, Gerard stared in horror at his graceful coffee skinned wife Samantha, horror not at the man he had just killed with his bare hands and a ...

Water in my grave You hear from the news each day terrible crimes are committed, people like monsters killing other people,  sometimes for money or anger or jelously or to simply snatch a gold chain, and sometimes you cant even begin understand why. It seems like demons are possesing them and making them do things which cause tragedy and pain to even themselves too, because ...

Stress proof your motherhood... Life in this modern day and age has become such a relentless rat race that moms in particular, single and or working moms are likely to feel incredible levels of stress, in particular if you are trying to bring up small ones, manage a competitive stance on the career front and hold an important relationship together and sometimes do ...

Serendipity Serendipity has always been one of my favourite wordsFor a long time I didnt know what it meant but associated it with eating Marie Biscuits and Ambul Kesel, on a quiet Balmy afternoon in my grandpas antique house in Unawatuna( those old houses with the fancy trelis work and wooden windows with bars across...and the doors are double doors with ...

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