A rare passion

Her precise articulation, the firm gestures and the way in which her short hair is held back by clips is enough to tell you that Preethi de Silva brooks no nonsense.


The fall of the Tusker

In Sri Lanka, the elephant has had a very close association with the people, culture and religion of the country. It is estimated that the beginning of the 19th century, there were some 10,000 wild elephants in Sri Lanka (Mackay, G. M. 1973), but in subsequent years, indiscriminate capture and hunting led to the destruction of thousands of elephants.

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A rare passion
Clash between the world clock and personal body clock
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The fall of the Tusker
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Step into Lankan-style royal comfort at Buckingham Place
Saving a lost and voiceless generation
Making the world’s largest women’s movement relevant
A pioneer of Saukyadana movement and Girl Guides Association honoured
Rich, emotive acapella interspersed with melodious sounds from the Plaisir Ensemble
Three solid performances that brought out meaninglessness of art and life
A victory in the struggle for press freedom in Sri Lanka
A celebration of words, across time and countries
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