Showing posts with label Kosgama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kosgama. Show all posts

Monday, September 1, 2014

Flowers in a home garden, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

Black colored flowers called 'Sinha mukha' - Lion's face or 'Yakhaa mala' - Devil's flower.

Orchids in bloom

A predator on a flower.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

'Magic Pinsala' - 'The magic brush', A Sinhalese Children's play.

I made this video from a performance at the Town Hall, Avissawella, Sri Lanka. The performance was by the children of Sumedha Vidyalaya, Kosgama. The title of the play was 'Magic Pinsala' -- 'The Magic Brush'.  It tells the story of a child having a magic brush which brings to life everything that she paints with it. A feudal Lord forces her to paint a mountain of gems.  The child paints an island with a mountain of gems. On request she paints a boat for the Lord to cross across the waters to reach the island of gems. While the Lord and his retinue are in the boat, the child paints a severe tempest. The cruel Lord and his accomplices drown when the boat buffeted by the storm, breaks up.  I filmed this from the front row with no floodlights. The camera was a Nikon D90 in video mode.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ring-necked Parakeet, Kosgama, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Parakeets come visiting the 'Jambu' tree in our garden at Avissawella, when the tree is loaded with fruits. I took this video of a 'Ring-necked Parakeet' enjoying the soft, rose colored,  'Jambu' fruits at its leisurely pace. Click on the link below to see the video.

Nest of a 'Plain Prinia', Kosgama, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

I saw the nest of a 'Prinia' on a tree close to the entrance of a house at Kosgama, Avissawella. I took the picture of the nest above. You can see the chicks inside. One bird flew out and sat on a branch closeby. I presume it was the mother. I took a video of it. Click on the link below to see the mother and its chirping.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reading a 'birth chart'

A 'birth chart' - 'Handahan'S - is made for each child as soon as the child is born iun Sri Lanka. The chart is written on an 'ola leaf' and is rolled up. It depicts the time of birth and the position of the planets and constellations at that time. It acts as a guide in fixing auspicious times, finding a suitable partner in life, laying the foundation of a house etc. The picture shows a birth chart written on an ola leaf. Picture taken at Bollathava, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


I took this picture of a Hornbill near its nest, at Kosgama, Sri Lanka in January 2011. There were two of them presumably a couple.