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Keeping up with traditions
This popular Sinhala verse announces the arrival of the Sinhala 'avurudda'. The 'erabadu' flowers are in bloom by April. So are the yellow 'ehela' flowers. And then there is the 'koha' (cuckoo) whose constant sharp voice from the early part of April is yet another signal that the dawn of 'avurudda' is pretty close.
An Avurudu competition

Priyan woke up to the sound of the koha bird singing . It was Avurudu time and Priyan lingered in bed and thought of yesterday, the Avurudu day and all its activities. It was nice to hear the birds singing in his aunt’s garden in a large suburb of Colombo where Priyan was spending his April holidays. More so, Aunt’s son, his cousin, Lalin too was there.

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