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January New Year Celebration in Sri Lanka
Step into the January New Year celebration in Sri Lanka

As everyone knows, Sinhala and Tamil New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in Sri Lanka, beginning on the 13th of April and ending on the 14th of the month. It is also known as the sun festival that is celebrated by the Sinhalese and Tamil communities.  Nevertheless, there is another big celebration that…

Renaissance Sri Lanka, MONLAR and Greenfem, launch a live webinar series on building a Sri Lankan model of organic farming

Renaissance Sri Lanka, MONLAR and Greenfem are launching a live webinar series on agroecology. Hosted via Renaissance Sri Lanka’s “Kumbuk” online networking platform, the series will run every Saturday, from 8 October to 30 October, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm IST (GMT+5:30). It will highlight the importance of organic farming with the aim of contributing to a people-friendly true green revolution in Sri Lanka. 

Renaissance Sri Lanka embraces Diversity and respects Differences © Divine Effiong Unsplash
Embracing Diversity and Respecting Differences at Renaissance Sri Lanka

Claude Lévi-Strauss, a renowned anthropologist, signed a remarkable account, Race and History, which brilliantly summarizes some fundamental key factors Renaissance Sri Lanka is built on: the intimate power of diversity and the meaningful importance of inclusion, under the form of coalition with other different human societies; accepting rather than fighting diversity, is the first step to reconcile ordinary differences…

Renaissance Sri Lanka Stephanie Siriwardhana © Renaissance Sri Lanka
Our Ambassadress Stephanie Siriwardhana

We are honored to have Stephanie Siriwardhana as our Ambassadress. She is famous for being a former Miss Universe Sri Lanka and a former Miss Asia Pacific World Sri Lanka. She is known as an artiste, but what is less known is that she is also a true humanitarian.

Devil dance in Sri Lanka © Jerzy Strzelecki
Take a Journey into the Supernatural Heart of Sri Lanka

The Sinhala community of Sri Lanka is characterised by unique magic practices involving a realm of spirits. The God of Gods (or Devati Deva) is Lord Buddha, followed by the Gods (or Devi Davatas) and then other supernatural entities, like Yakkas, Rakshas, Nagas, and powerful spirits, such as Pretayas, Bahiravayas, Bhutayas, Holmanas and Avatharas. Take a Journey into the Supernatural Heart…