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Interviews

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Kataragama 2003 Interview Series: Basnayake Nilame

Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devale Basnayake Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dhala Bandara is interviewed by Patrick Harrigan.(Colombo: The Sunday Observer of Sunday, 10 August 2003)

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Interview with Teyvanai Amman Temple Purnanand

In 2000 His Holiness Jagatguru Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Mahaswamigal, appointed a distinguished North Indian Dasanami sannyasin

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Interview with Mosque Trustee MHA Gaffar

M.H.A. Gaffar of Galle has been the Sole Trustee of the Kataragama Mosque & Shrine Authority since 1983. A successful businessman and philanthropist serving the Muslim community throughout the Southern

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Interview with Kirivehera incubent Soratha Thero

Ven. Dr. Aluthwewa Soratha Thero, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Jayawardenapura University, 1987), is the chief incumbent of Kataragama Kirivehera Raja Maha Viharaya.

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Kataragama Deviyo's untiring white follower

During the Esala festival period, Kataragama is a spiritual convention ground where one can meet and talk to swamis, faqirs and charismatic of every religious hue and persuasion.

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God Kataragama and His Supreme Identity

For centuries Sri Lankans of all communities have responded to a mysterious ‘call' that summons devotees to the Kataragama jungle shrine. Foreigners also from India and even central Asia have been known to answer