Dear People of Thambapanni

 

ARVINTH, North London :

Hello Lankan Fellas! If there’s a day that makes us all Lankans celebrate together, well that would be the great ‘Sinhala-Tamil New Year’.

And I never understood the meaning and I never understood why this was called Sinhala-Tamil new year rather Tamil New Year. May be it’s just cos I was born in the late 80s and was brought up in one of the beautiful districts of the Island called ‘Jaffna’. [Read more…]

Skype in the time of Avurudu


AMALI, London: “We went on skype just before 7.20 pm SL time, my mum had already prepared everything on a traditional wooden stove with a pot and milk.

She told me to put milk and rice in a small pot and let it simmer on the owen. We live next to a temple in Sri Lanka, so we could hear the bell and pirith starting at 7.20pm. [Read more…]

Happy Sinhala/Tamil New Year! இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்! සුභ අලුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා!

 

THAYALAN, Illinois :

Today’s a day of solidarity, a day we should see ourselves as a Sri Lankan people or at least as human beings.
It is a day to appreciate that we’re still alive and among the companionship of our family and friends.
To highlight the bond between our communities through our culture and shared experiences.
To remind us of the loved ones who perished over the years.
To remind us of our past mistakes. [Read more…]

“Aluwa is going to be tomorrow; the blender is too loud, it’s waking up people! “

 

 

 

KASUNI, Christchurch: ” I wish a happy new year for my Sri Lankan family all over the world from all walks of life /race and religions.
Let this be the beginning of an era of mutual love and respect for a better tomorrow ”

Born in Galle, grew up in Bentota and lives in Christchurch, NZ.

“அனைவருக்கும் இனிய சித்திரை புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்”

KUBE JEEVENDRA:  Batticaloa: “அனைவருக்கும் இனிய சித்திரை புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Kube  is born in Batti, studied in London, returned to Sri Lanka, works in Colombo and is spending Avurudu in …. Batti 😉

“The Greenery…the Chill wind… & the true people and their hospitality….. I’M BACK TO BATTICALOA de Eastern

paradise”

இனிய புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் & ශුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා to all my beautiful Sri Lankan Brothers & Sisters ♥

 

AMALI, London “May the Gods bless us with Peace, Unity, Love & Happiness. ♥

“We went on skype just before 7.20 pm SL time, my mum had already prepared everything on a traditional wooden stove with a pot and milk.

She told me to put milk and rice in a small pot and let it simmer on the owen. We live next to a temple in Sri Lanka, so we could hear the bell and pirith starting at 7.20pm. [Read more…]

Confessions of an unrepentant multi-ethnic Lankan

LAVANYA, Bremen: Multi-Ethnic and Happy.

There’s this awesome feeling I get when people I meet for the first time instantly guess that I am from Sri Lanka. Happens rarely – but when it does, it feels epic.

I’m not entirely sure as to why that is the case though. What is it that makes me happy in not being mistaken for an Indian or any other South Asian? [Read more…]