Friday, May 22, 2015

Biological control of cockroaches by ants.

Roads to Wedagama and Hanwella, Sri Lanka.

Road to Wedagama, off Pugoda. 'Wedagama' was a village created by the late President Premadasa to house 25 Ayurvedic physicians of various specialities. One of them from 'Horivila' has a rollicking practice even now.

The road from Pugoda to Hanwella.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

'Murthy Thorana', and traditional 'Thorana', Kudagama, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A Wesak 'Thorana' depicts a 'Jataka' (birth) story of Lord Buddha. This is usually composed of pictures drawn and numbered in series on a bill-board like structure. This is adorned with electric lights.
A 'Moorthy Thorana' does the same thing but instead of drawings the story is depicted by figures made out of clay. This was seen by us for the first time at Avissawella, this Wesak.