Friday, June 26, 2015

Early morning queue at a 'Dansala', Kaduwela, Sri Lanka.

A 'Dansala' - (Dana + saalawa) is a place where various food items are distributed on a Wesak or Poson day n Sri Lanka. This could be tea or coffee, fruit juices, boiled gram nuts or manioc, ice-cream, boiled rice parcels etc.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A village scene, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka.

Two boys carrying a 'rabana' - a type of percussion instrument. The large 'Rabana' is usually played by it being placed horizontally on mounts. The players sit round it and beat a rhythm to accompany a 'padha' - an impromptu verse. Sometimes a small fire s lit under the 'rabana' to make the tone of the drum better.

Monday, June 22, 2015