Outsourcing gone too far: The Vesak Lantern Industry A few years ago, building Vesak lanterns was an exciting time for little ones. There was the joy of going and buying bamboo and tissue (savukola) and bringing them home. Then, deciding what type of lanterns to make, may it be, Ata Pattam or Nelum Mal or Gavum or something else. Everyone in the house getting together, cutting bamboo ...

There was once a nation that held itself proud albeit it’s size. The people of this nation were not rich in a materialistic sense. But they were second to none in every other sense. Honour was always first. Integrity, respect mattered the most. Then, a dark shadow settled. Money, power and greed took over this great nation. Honour is nothing ...

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