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Religious Ornaments in Sri Lanka

Find Multi Religious Ornaments and Souvenirs  in just a few clicks

Sri Lanka is a multi ethnic, multi religious country which has been scarred by numerous misunderstandings based on creed, and is finally moving away from the bleak shadow of a 30 year civil war which has left the hearts of many Sri Lankans bleeding. As a country which has a strong foundation based on religion, where religion plays a major role in moulding our culture many arts and crafts are created on a daily basis replicating prominent religious personalities and figures.

This is a very small yet active industry in Sri Lanka with many families being dedicated to making these crafts for many generations and they are mainly sold near temples, kovils and churches in small souvenir stores found around  like the many stores around the St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade.There are certain ornaments found in big department stores, however is there a way in which you can get these ornaments delivered to your very own doorstep?

Well the answer is YES! Kapruka has a collection of religious statues and ornaments which can be purchased for one’s consumption or to be gifted to a loved one. Then comes in the controversy, how can anyone sell the images of God, how can you put a value on it, especially when it involves an online site which promotes its items only using digital platforms, the Keyboard Heros become very active.

Let’s look at this in a practical perspective, think of the craftsmen and their families you are supporting, well most importantly the current tech savvy generation does not follow religion in the same manner that the older generations did, the amount of people becoming atheists is very high, even in Sri Lanka. When people become more and more occupied with their busy lifestyles the time allocated for simple things like praying or visiting a place of worship has declined in a shocking manner. It should be appreciated that these items depicting great religious figures are being sold and is readily available to be delivered to your doorstep in a medium primarily used by the younger generation. While sending a cake or a bunch of flowers it will add more value and meaning when a religious ornament or souvenier is paired up.

Think of it like this, you are a Christian girl dating a Buddhist boy and for your birthday he sends a beautiful bunch of roses and a Crucifix of Jesus, the feeling is very special isnt it?

Kapruka has a very thoughtful collection of religious ornaments and souvenirs that represent all the major religions in our beautiful country, send a thoughtful gift to your loved ones through Kapruka, as Kapruka is an organization dedicated to preserving age long cultures and spreading the positive messages preached and thought by every religion, because this is what makes Sri Lanka unique and we at Kapruka respect that.

Click on Ornaments  to order up. If you agree or disagree with us please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. 

 

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Is Halal Important in Sri Lanka?

Is Halal Important in Sri Lanka?

I always wondered what the word “Halal” means, it appears at the back of packaging and especially at restaurants.When i researched on the true meaning of “Halal” i was surprised that it meant ‘permissible’ in Arabic where as per Islamic principles, the term Halal takes a specific, well-defined meaning where individuals who choose to adhere to Islamic law are expected to be concerned with the permissibility, or Halal aspect, of any human activity they wish to indulge in. This was indeed news to me as i always believed that Halal was only related to food and the sourcing of meat and was not very conscious of its important in Sri Lanka.

Coming back to my initial question “Is Halal Important?” YES INDEED! It is very important here in Sri Lanka as well, because we are living in a multi ethnic, multi religious country where we respect each other or else we should respect each other. Owing this reason, it is very important to accommodate information and details regarding Halal Certification and Halal Compliance for our Muslim friends.

Kapruka has a unique service where food items from Halal Certified Sri Lankan restaurants can be ordered and sent to love ones or just enjoyed by yourself.We offer food from;

Eastern Wok

which is the 1st Halal Restaurant in Sri Lanka which was started in 1992. They offer an array of Eastern dishes ranging from noodles to sizzling lobsters with an average cost of around Rs 3000 for 2 people.
Order on Eastern Wok

Mango Tree

A Halal certified Indian restobar famous for its North Indian Cuisine.LKR 3000 for two peopel (approx.)
Order Mango Tree

Indian Summer

Indian Summer has something to appeal to any palate and anyone being Halal certified as well offering a wide range of Authentic North Indian dishes. LKR 3500 for two people (approx.)
Order on Indian Summer

Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen offers 233 choices inspired by Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, European and Middle Eastern cuisines.LKR 3500 for two people (approx.)
Order on Urban Kitchen

Manhattan Fish Market

At the Manhattan Fish Market, our guests are served with lip-smacking American-style seafood.LKR 4500 for two people(approx.)
Order on Manhattan Fish Market
In conclusion it is important to be inclusive and we at Kapruka understand that perfectly. If you are feeling hungry or you want to surprise someone with a yummy meal, Kapruka got you covered.

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