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The 'Kaffirs' of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the 1500s with the Portuguese, and later in more waves with the different colonizers of Sri Lanka. 'Kaffir culture' is a video portrait of one such community of Kaffirs and the struggle to keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers. Written and produced by Kannan Arunasalam. Music by Ceylon Kaffir Manja, arranged by Jesse Hardman. Special thanks to Sweta Velpillay (on sound), Nethra Samarawickrema (for help with translations), Leah Worthington (background research) and Greg Kelly (Radio Netherlands) Note: the word 'Kaffir' has ugly racist connotations in Africa and Europe. This is NOT the case in Sri Lanka. Original can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/7234191
globesnail.com Some clips from backpacking around the countryside of Sri Lanka. I met the happiest people I've ever seen there. Mostly from the tea plantations and Adams peak. I think if people saw how joyful these people are, even though they are poor, people might change some of their values. Music: Vintersol. Song: Sleeping Lesson 1. Hope you liked the video! If you did, please share, thanks! Visit globesnail.com for more videos and posts. See you around!
Brief Introduction to Sri Lanka- Including historical info., main language, main religion, main ethnicities, and places to visit.
Sri Lanka: Urban low-income communities are among the most economically deprived & the worst affected are our children. Main challenges these children face in this community are; social exclusion and isolation from their parents due to alcoholism, extra-marital affairs & divorce. We also identified that the main obstacle for education is poverty & the majority of these children are studying up until ordinary level (G.C.E O/L) & find jobs. Majority of the children (18 out of 30) have given up their education after G.C.E O/L in order to provide the opportunity for their younger siblings to perceive their education. At urban neighbourhoods the poverty could not be defined solely on economic factors. However it has many other forms such as, limited space (over populated), Shanty culture (unsta...
culture and nutcher of sri lanka
Sri Lanka is an island located off the southern tip of India. Formerly known as Ceylon, the country was once a British colony under the Raj and is now independent. Despite the closeness to India, Sri Lanka is noticeably more serene.The Island? idyllic landscape knows as ?he Garden of Eden?is only 270 miles long and 140 miles across. This beautiful country welcomes visitors to experience the nations glittering tapestry of culture, and the rich abundance of natural resources, fauna and flora, mountains, rivers and beautiful beaches. Part of the charm of touring around the island is the unhurried life-style of the people and the sights and sounds of the unexpected. It will make an unforgettable holiday experience on one of the most scenic islands in the world.
අලුත් සහල් මංගල්යට වී කෙටීම.
The culture of Sri Lanka mixes modern elements with traditional aspects and is known for its regional diversity. Sri Lankan culture has long been influenced by the heritage of Theravada Buddhism passed on from India, and the religion's legacy is particularly strong in Sri Lanka's southern and central regions. South Indian cultural influences are especially pronounced in the northernmost reaches of the country. The history of colonial occupation has also left a mark on Sri Lanka's identity, with Portuguese, Dutch, and British elements having intermingled with various traditional facets of Sri Lankan culture. Due to Sri Lanka's prominence as an ancient trading hub, cultural influences ranging from East Asia to the Middle East have shaped the island, particularly that of the Sinhalese people....
Kandyan is a classical dance form from Sri Lanka. The drums used in Kandyan dances are known as Bera in Sinhala. It is an ancient Sinhala custom to play ritual music while seeking the blessings from the guardian deities of the land. 50 dancers performed this piece. Glimpses from the World Culture Festival (WCF), a celebration of the Art of Living’s 35th anniversary, that was held in New Delhi, India between March 11-13, 2016. Hosted on the world’s largest floating stage of 7 acres, WCF brought together 3.75 million people from 155 countries. The 3-day event was marked by mesmerizing performances by 36,603 artists from around the globe and showcased cultural diversity like never-seen-before. An estimated 1.8 billion people watched the live telecast of the event from 767,463 locations acr...