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From the Mind Adventures Facebook page:

We staged a reading of Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece Arcadia to commemorate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017. With the help of our audience, we raised Rs.130,000.00 for The TEA Project Charity (Kandy). The reading was directed by Tracy Holsinger and featured Mohamed Adamaly, Shanuki de Alwis, Shanaka Amarasinghe, Meth Bandaranaike, Tehani Chitty, Gehan Gunatilleke, Pia Hatch, Lihan Mendis, Dylan Perera, Anushka Senanayake, Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke and Subha Wijesiriwardena. Photography be Deshan Tennekoon.

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Paraya, 2014, originally uploaded by deshan10.

Mind Adventures’ Paraya goes on the boards again; this time, as part of the arts festival, Colomboscope. Tickets are now sold out on both nights. I really hope you got yours; this is an important, bold offering from contemporary Sri Lankan theatre. Directed by Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke. The simultaneous narratives (there are nine) take place in an alternate reality Sri Lankan dystopia where the government has subjugated its citizenry by means of a thought-suppressing drug. The Hotel Rio, burned during the 1983 race riots forms the setting of the play. More information here: www.yamu.lk/event/standard-chartered-colomboscope-2014-2….

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Near 9th Lane, Galle Road, Colombo.



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The view north, from Asoka Gardens.



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Sellotape, directed by Ruwanthie de Chickera. A final year drama school production by the University of Colombo. An engagingly creepy and weirdly abstract bit of theatre. What a shame there’s no repeat performances.



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King coconut (thambili) husks, used to shore up wall between stalls. Apparently when it rains, mud fills up the hollow husks, solidifies when it’s dry and makes the wall stronger.



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Gecko (species?), Mullaitivu. About 4 inches long. Seen on a kottung tree.



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Mind Adventures crew for ‘After Class’. L_R, standing: Thilini Perera, Yash Suriyapperuma. L-R, seated: Deeandra Bulner, Virgil Thomas, Ruvin de Silva (centre).



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Mika Tennekoon’s exhibition ‘Home’ is on at the Saskia Fernando Gallery in Colombo. Go, see. There’s a pre-show interview here: http://sundaytimes.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx



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No parking, not on sale, no bar. Still though, the pictures might be fun to see. Come by if you have a free half hour. And ask for cake.



Namal Uyana, Dambulla, originally uploaded by deshan10.



Meanwhile in Ambawela, originally uploaded by deshan10.

Wind project, Ambawela Farm , Nuwera eliya, Sri Lanka.



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