King Ilanaga wrested power in Anuradhapura and became king once
again. Then came the time for the ‘Water Festival’
at the tank, Tissa. The king dressed in all his splendour joined
in the festivities.
series by Gaveshaka in association with Studio Times
‘Pitakotuwa’ in Sinhala means ‘outside
the fort’. That is obviously how the Sinhala term for Pettah
was coined to distinguish the area outside Fort. Pettah is an
Anglo-Indian word from the Tamil ‘pettai’ introduced
by the British to the area, which was identified by the Dutch
as the ‘oude stad’ or old town.
cream, like chocolate was originally reserved solely for the enjoyment
of royalty. “Crème ice” was considered quite
a delicacy by many famous historical personalities ranging from
Charles the first of England, to the American president Thomas