Written by Yasas Ratnayake I must admit, we have heavily promoted the opinion that Angampora: A Nation’s Legacy in Pictures will be a groundbreaking work. But can we justify it? Of course we can. What’s the point of saying something if you don’t mean it? So to cut the chase short, let me elucidate on … Continue reading A Comprehensive Study of an Ancient Art
Written by Yasas Ratnayake There is a lot of work that goes into the making of something that can be considered as a historic accomplishment. We wanted to make “Angampora: A Nation’s Legacy in Pictures” a book that could command the attention, interest, and respect of anybody, regardless of where in the world they may … Continue reading What Makes a Historic Work?
Written and Photographed by Yasas Ratnayake We have come a long way. Figuratively speaking, of course. We’ve covered a great distance on the road too, but that’s a different story. Since the idea came into being in 2014, we’ve seen things that nobody has ever seen, faced a tremendous amount of unexpected obstacles, found things we … Continue reading A Long and Eventful Journey
Written by Yasas Ratnayake, Photos by Yasas Ratnayake and Nuwan Attanayake When we said we were going to be going to India to shoot pictures for Project Angampora, a lot of people were bewildered. “Weren’t you going to take pictures of Sri Lanka’s martial art?” “What’s India got to do with your project?” “Isn’t there a … Continue reading Trekking in India Part 1: Preparation
Pictures by Reza Akram, Written by Yasas Ratnayake All copyrights reserved | © RezaAkram 2015 The world today is a hectic place. The hand of commerce and the buzz of technology drive our lives and shape our futures. Sri Lanka is a different place with different people; much different to what it was centuries ago. 3 … Continue reading The Task
Pictures by Reza Akram Written by Yasas Ratnayake Many Asian nations have emerged from their colonial pasts and have begun to explore the history of their identities. The end of the 30-year civil war means that we have an opportunity to create a renaissance of Sri Lankan culture and reveal our proud legacy of 2,500 … Continue reading Project Angampora: A Historic Initiative
Pictures by Reza Akram, Written by Yasas Ratnayake It has been centuries since the rana bera or war drums beat in unison. Those throbbing rhythms brought visceral fear and horror to those who heard them coming from the distance. The rana bera crashed and rang out for millennia. Through the forests, in the plains, and … Continue reading History and Mystery