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The University of Sri Jayewardenepura, celebrating its 60th Anniversary as a recognized university this year, had hosted two main events to mark it. This was a dramatic recreation of five different Sandesa Kavyas or poetical works using birds as messengers to plead with guardian deities for boons. The messages delivered by these two events, respectively, were in contrast with each other. It is a project relying on human efforts, abilities, and skills for success. It relied on divinity to deliver success to the university. The paradox of seeking divine intervention to protect university in an era of science and technology. Apparently, at first sight, these two events offer a paradox.
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I was only five years old when I was first taken to watch the Kandy Esala Perehara with my parents. As a child, it was one spectacular night I had, and I still remember how interested I was watching the Perehara from starting to the end. There were hundreds of items in the Perehara including whip crackers, fireball dancers, elephants, stilt walkers, flag bearers, different dancing troupes etc. Out of all these amazing performances, the Kandyan Dancing, captivated my attention
For connoisseurs of tea, those from the former Ceylon are judged some of the world's finest. The cool highlands of this beautiful tropical island lend themselves perfectly to tea plantations, but it was a historical accident that brought the crop to Sri Lanka. Before the s tea was unknown on the island, and it was only when a rust fungus devastated the British-planted coffee plantations that the plantation owners turned to tea. Today more than , hectares are planted to two species - Thea sinensis which originated from China and Thea assamica from northern India - and more than one million people are employed in the tea sector, making it the country's largest employer. Just 50 kilometres off the southeast coast of India, Sri Lanka is a teardrop-shaped island kilometres long and kilometres wide.