Author Archives: Kaushalya Kathireson

Memories of Orwell Estates

Memories of Orwell Estates

Whenever I think back on childhood, there are some memories that always make me smile. Almost all of these memories are from time spent in my father’s ancestral home. Situated in the hilly regions of Orwell Estate, Gampola, it was a sprawling British colonial bungalow overlooking the famed Mahaweli River. While the verandah, with its white picket gate,Continue Reading

Loooooooooong Weekends  in Sri Lanka

Loooooooooong Weekends in Sri Lanka

Once I get hold of the new calendar, going through it with a fine tooth comb is a very important step in the long weekend planning process. With a full moon Poya day public holiday every month, and additional holidays for the numerous festivals that our multi-cultural nation celebrates, finding a long weekend in SriContinue Reading

The ‘Big Girl’ Phenomenon

The ‘Big Girl’ Phenomenon

Growing up in Sri Lanka is the same for little boys and girls until you hit a certain point: puberty. I suppose this can be said about any country, but most families on this island take a rather traditional approach when puberty hits. If you’re a girl, you can’t prance around in shorts or skirts. WrestlingContinue Reading

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