Online handloom sarees in Sri Lanka

Few will disagree that a handloom saree cloaked around a female form would look graceful and elegant in any way you look at it. Indeed, to most the refinement and finesse of a saree cannot be equated with any other type of garment. In fact, despite the countless fabrics used and draping styles, there is a merging of in Asian cultures that makes a saree a hallmark.


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nts, Sri Lankans were accustomed to wear hand-woven garments. The hot and humid climate demanded that locals wear cotton-based garments to beat the effects of the heat. As a matter of fact, the handloom industry catered to the demands of these customers, who demanded comfort, ease of wear, and durability. By and large, during this period it was customary to see handlooms operating in most parts of the island, particularly clustered in Eastern, Southern, and Northern provinces of Sri Lank. However, with the opening of the economy in the late 1970s, imported apparel flooded the market and handloom lost its appeal. All of a sudden, the traditional loom has had a remarkable comeback. In essence, these traditional handloom manufacturers now present time-honoured traditional designs with a modern twist. There seems to be a revival of the craft, particularly in the fashion-conscious western province.

Traditional saree and the new generation

Sri Lankan handloom industry is still very much a cottage industry, with a few medium-scale manufacturers in between. However, these are many designers who work with traditional handloom artisans to create handloom apparel to suit the new generation. In Sri Lanka, cosmopolitan ladies have taken up wearing handloom products, particularly as a fashion statement. Also, there is a more upmarket perception when you’re seen wearing a handwoven product. In effect, the handwoven saree is more ostentations hence it is more pricy than the mass-market counterparts.

Tip: Wear narrow pleats on the shoulder

Why go for handloom sarees?

The new generation of hand-woven saree wearers aligns themselves with the concept, as it is environmentally friendly, handmade by Fair Trade labour, and not mass market-oriented. Indeed, wearing a hand-woven saree to the office is the perfect foil to take on a challenging day. Further, it is comfortable to wear and project an aura of professionalism. For example, handloom sarees are particularly favoured by those in management grades. Especially, handloom sarees are suitable as cocktail or evening wear. For this reason, a handloom saree has an appeal for the wearer

Sustainable products

During the past couple of years, discerning customers have been looking for handmade environmentally friendly products made with sustainable supply chains. In this backdrop, handloom sarees are a completely sustainable alternative and use raw materials that are eco-friendly with without any negative impact on the environment.

Handweaving is a traditional craft of Sri Lanka

It is said in the great chronicles of the past that, Princess Kuweni was occupied with her weaving wheel when the rebel Prince Wijaya cast ashore from India. It is believed that Prince Wijaya met her at present-day Mannar. Correspondingly, traditional hand-woven manufacturing is still practised in the Mannar region. Even today Sri Lankan handloom products are made out of cotton and silk threads. Thus, they are offered to the market as hand-woven sarees, shawls, sarongs, household linen, curtain fabric, and tapestry. As can be seen, the hand-weaving craft is handed down from generation to generation while each generation improves upon the other.   

Tip: Choose a saree with a narrow border and small motifs

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New-generation of handloom designers

Backed up by global demand, a new generation of Sri Lankan handloom designers are seeking to revive the identity of the Sri Lankan handloom industry. Thereupon, these designers combine traditional old designs with bold colours, textures, and material to suit contemporary tastes.

Sustainable fashion

Sri Lankan hand-woven sarees are made taking into account the hallmarks of sustainable fashion. In essence, these hallmarks include making a change to ethical fashion products and fashion systems towards more ecological integrity and social justice. The fact, the Sri Lankan handloom industry has not fully embraced the market requirements demanded. Hence, it is still very much a niche product. Surely, this is a good thing and argues well for the future.

Where to buy Online handloom sarees in Sri Lanka?

There is a wide range of handloom sarees available at www.Kapruka.com priced between LKR 3350 and LKR 4900. Now it is easy to shop and compare designs than ever before.

Shopping online for handloom sarees

Shopping online for handloom sarees in Sri Lanka is a good idea always. Online stores have brought about a revolution in shopping where customers are enjoying a whole new shopping experience like never before. The best thing is now customers can browse products in the comfort of their home. Online customers can choose garments as per the latest fashion trend. Moreover, prices can be compared and products can be purchased at reasonable prices. By all means, online customers can make the best use of offers and discounts.

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The significance Muthu Kuda to Buddhists

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The modern-day umbrella as we know it today is primarily a contraption to keep people dry in rain. However, its original purpose was to shade a person from the sun. There is an abundance of references to the usage of umbrellas in art, literature, and Buddhism, particularly in Asia. Hence, it is a symbol of both protection and royalty.  

The noble past of the umbrella

The earliest known umbrellas can be seen in Egyptian artistic form dating back to the fifth dynasty, circa 2450 BC. Even today one can see many temple wall paintings depicting a servant holding a parasol (umbrella) over a God during a procession. In fact, due to the intricate expertise needed to hand-make them in ancient times, umbrellas became objects of power and status. In particular, they were used to protect important people such as gods, royalty, and religious leaders. This led to many religions adopting umbrellas as part of their ceremonies.

What is a Muthu Kuda Umbrella?

In Sri Lanka, a Muthu Kuda is not used by all and sundry. In effect, they are primarily used to shield Buddhist monks. The ostentatious use of the Muthu Kuda signifies it as a step above the ordinary. Henceforth, that is why we don’t see a layman carrying or using a Muthu Kuda.

What is the main difference of a Muthu Kuda?

Fabric colour: The fabric of the canopy is mostly made out of polyester fabric and is golden while some are made up of Saffron colour. We also see many Muthu Kuda in orange colour. Why orange? Orange is associated with the Theravada Buddhist followers in Southeast Asia. Thus, there is a connection

The tip: of the umbrella also called a ferrule is made out of a carved wooden object signifying a sphere.

Wooden Handle: Apart from the canopy, the wooden handle is the single most customisable element of the Muthu Kuda. Accordingly, the wooden handle dominates a greater portion of the shaft.

Perimeter tape: The perimeter tape is adorned with ornate sequins and tussles giving the Muthu Kuda a majestic look.

Shaft: The pole or shaft of the umbrella symbolises the celestial pole representing the connection between the heaven and the earth. Consequently, Buddhists give the Muthu Kuda the pride of place as it can be associated with a temple in motion

Shape: Muthu Kuda made to Octagonal shapes are common. To enumerate, the octagon shape represents the Nobel Eightfold path, one of the principal teachings of Buddhism. For instance, it consists of eight practices: right view, speech, resolve, conduct, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and right samadhi.

Types of Muthu Kuda

There are plain Muthu Kuda designs and ones embellished with triple pagodas. Especially, the triple pagodas suspended on top of each other signify the triple gem. Also available are Muthu Kuda printed with various Buddhist iconography like the heart-shaped “Bodhi Tree” leaf, dharma wheel representing knowledge, and lotus flower representing purity and enlightenment. While the conch shell represents spreading the teachings of the Buddha far and wide.  Also, one will find models ornately decorated with sequins.

Muthu Kuda and Buddhism

When a Muthu Kuda is put up (some call it open) the shape is similar to a dome or a stupa housing sacred relics. Uniquely, it is associated with the Buddha, casting its shadow of protection on the earth. The Muthu Kuda is carried above an important person or to shield the image of a deity. Besides, the use of the Muthu Kuda denotes that deities are entitled to respect.

Wheel of the Buddha

Just imagine a Stupa or a dageba and the Kotha, affixed right at the top. In essence, the tip of the Muthu Kuda fastened at the pinnacle is fashioned like a “Kotha” made out of carved wood, placed at the top of the spire. While the Ribs of the umbrella fastened to tips of the perimeter tape provides the canopy with its structure and shape. Markedly, from inside it is like a Dharma Wheel or ‘Dharmachakra’ (Sanskrit). In reality, the spokes of the wheel denote wisdom and the perimeter tape or the rim concentration. By all means, the perfect form of the Wheel signifies the universal monarch’s sovereignty over the Universe, and the Buddhists adopted the same form of the wheel to signify the Wheel of the Law of the Buddha

How many panels does an umbrella have?

The usual umbrella has eight panels, and as many as twelve can occasionally be found. In most instances, a well-constructed Muthu Kuda will have 16 panels. At one point, the number of panels in an umbrella was an indication of quality or at least of the amount of attention the umbrella maker paid to his product. That is to say, the more the panels an umbrella has, the more sturdy and long-lasting it will be.

Where to buy a Muthu Kuda?

Muthu Kuda can be purchased online through leading E-commerce sits in Sri Lanka. Further, they are available at Atapirikara shops (Religious goods stores) located in any major town. In general, a high quality four and a half feet Muthu Kuda is priced around LKR 5,350 upwards. Moreover, there are elaborate designs priced around LKR 10,000. 

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When a Monk or a group of Monks visit a home or business establishment to chant blessing, it is a traditional norm to give them a gift or offering. Indeed, such gifts form an appreciation a layperson can portray to the faith. However, giving a gift is not considered charity. But rather an exchange, as the Monks have provided his gift in the form of Buddhist teachings. All in all, many things can be given as gifts like soap, toothpaste, washing powder, tea, preserved foods (day to day items that a Monk would need). At the same time, Atapirikara and the Muthu Kuda is given as religious offerings.


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Privacy Policy of KAPRUKA.COM

General

At KAPRUKA.COM, accessible from htttps://www.kapruka.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by KAPRUKA.COM and how we use it.

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Return and Refund Policy for Electronics via Kapruka

Can we return Electronic items and claim refunds via Kapruka?

Yes! You can return Electronic items and claim refunds via Kapruka if you have a genuine reason to do so. This question is frequently asked by many of our customers and we decided to clearly explain the procedure by solving all the uncertain areas that they doubt about. This article is mainly based on FAQs of our own customers and if you have other questions, you can directly contact our Hotline +94-11-7551111.

Which Electronic Items are Returnable?

In an event where the Electronic products have faults, damages and/or not working at the time the products are delivered/ received by the customer, he/she can claim a replacement/refund depending on the product category. In a situation where the product that is received by the customer does not match the image or the description published, the customer should contact us within the return window of 1 week and should inform us the same. You also need to make sure that the packaging is in the original condition and is unused. The products that are considered to be “No Longer Needed” or “Change of mind” will not be considered as a genuine reason to claim a refund/replacement. The Manufacturer’s Terms and Conditions should be taken into account for devices such as Mobile phones, Tabs and Laptops. When returning, it is a vital fact that the products are in Original manufacturer’s packaging with accessories (if any) and make sure that the packaging is not damaged by the time of returning. In case if the products are repaired, modified or damaged, it will restrict the customer from claiming a refund/replacement.

Returns and Refunds FAQs

How to Return a Product?

If your reason for returning the product falls under the returnable category mentioned above, please contact our Hotline (+94-11-7551111) in order to claim a refund/replacement/return.

When will I get my Refunds after claiming?

You will get your refund within 5-7 business days.

I did not receive my refund on time. What should I do?

Please contact our Hotline +94-11-7551111. If Kapruka informs you that they have done the payments, then kindly contact your bank.

I do not want the Product I ordered anymore. What should I do?

Unfortunately we do not take back delivered products unless there is a genuine reason (as mentioned previously) to return it. ‘Change of Mind’ is not considered as a genuine reason.

What is the Return Window for my product?

You need to inform us about the Damage on arrival of the item. Any Fault and/or a Defect should be informed within 1 week (7 days) of arrival of the item.

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Online electronics warranty providers

Warranty Information – Kapruka Electronics

Each of the below brands will be backed by their vendor/ Agent for the warranty claim. Below you can find where to claim your warranty after you purchase/ receive an item from Kapruka.com. Electronics warranty sri lanka is still in the process of reaching global standards and Kapruka plays a pivotal role in it.

Agent Brand/ Product Category Warranty Claim Address Contact Number
Life Mobile Samsung Apple Xiaomi Realme Oneplus Nokia Baseus Anker Fitbit Honor Life Mobile (Pvt) Ltd,
Airtel Market,
210/10 Main St,
Colombo 11
077 004 5678
Brown Sanford Lion Fireman Samsung TVs Panasonic LG SONY TVs Toshiba Hisense Sharp Innovex Brown & Company
Browns Deals Division,
No : 02,
St’ Benedict Mawatha ,
Colombo 13
0773 888 885
Kapruka Direct Imports Authorized Brand Distributors
Kapruka.com Head Office
237/22,
Vijayakumaratunga Mawatha,
Colombo 5
117551111
Homelux Authorized Brand Distributors Homelux,
5, Postmaster’s Place,
Mount Lavinia
776007878
Easyhome NEO Powerline Easyhome,
No.21/1 Narahenpita Road,
Nawala
117682144
How to Claim My Warranty at one of these Agent Centers?

If your product category/ Brand include in above chart, you can claim your warranty by walking into the mentioned address and show Kapruka Dispatch Card/ Order ID.

What does my Warranty cover?

Warranty will cover Manufacture Defects, Software Issues (firmware Issues) when the device/ machine operated according to the manufacture given guidelines. Any Physical Damage, Misuse or any Misplace will be not covered by warranty. Electronics warranty in Sri Lanka is in the process of being perfected

What will void my warranty?

Your warranty will be void after the given/ mentioned warranty period from the date of purchase. Any modifications/ disassembling of any part of the device/ machine during the warranty period will void the warranty. Damages from natural elements, any liquid entering or from any accidents. All warranty information, product features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice from Kapruka.com at any given time.

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Top 5 Sinhala and Tamil to English Dictionaries

Translation is an important part of knowing any language. In the corporate world, translation is necessary for the spread of information, knowledge and ideas. If we find ourselves looking at an email that has words we don’t understand, the first thing we would do is consult a dictionary. As Sinhala and Tamil are the most widely spoken languages in Sri Lanka, we will talk about the Top 5 online Sinhala to English and Tamil to English dictionaries.

Why we need dictionaries

English is the most widely used language in the world. Even in the Sri Lankan corporate and education sectors, English is a vital language. It is considered as the only medium through which people expand their knowledge. Therefore, we in Sri Lanka have to use our translation resources to expand our English knowledge and be efficient in our workplaces and schools.

The reality, however, is that not everybody can speak English, fewer still are able to speak it well enough to communicate effectively, and perhaps even more importantly: language is much more than the communication of words. It is also an expression of culture, society, and belief. Promoting a universal language, therefore, would likely lead to a loss of the culture and heritage communicated through native languages.

Presently, everything has moved to an online base. There is simply nothing you cannot find on the internet. So when you are in need of a dictionary, we rarely search bookshops, buy new ones, or ever carry one around. Even if we did use a physical dictionary, it would take a longer time to flip through the pages and find the word we were looking for. It is simply a lot easier to whip out your phone and search the browser for the word you want and its translation. Chances are that the internet will give you a lot more information than you were expecting.

However, it is important to mention that some of this information isn’t reliable. It would be quite the fix if you exchange words and misunderstand something important. Therefore, you should choose a reliable dictionary to use as a source. In this article, we will illustrate reliable online sources to use as dictionaries.

Top 5 Online Sinhala to English and Tamil to English Dictionaries

Kapruka Dictionary

Kapruka, Sri Lanka’s e-commerce giant, has recently come up with an efficient and reliable dictionary to help Sri Lankan citizens to translate Sinhala to English and vice versa, as well as Tamil to English and vice versa. People can request their own additions to the page if it doesn’t already exist. However, this dictionary is not available for download as it is copyrighted to Kapruka.com and S. Godage books.

This online dictionary can be used for the purpose of reference and learning Sinhala and Tamil languages. The only limit that this site serves is that you can enter a word as lookup in English. It also comes with pronunciations of words which are available through the green play button next to the word.

This dictionary is completely free for all its users, and its convenient interface helps users to search for their necessities easily.

Use Kapruka Dictionary here.

Madura Dictionary

Madura Dictionary is considered one of the best by all Sri Lankans. It started off as a physical English to Sinhala dictionary in 2002, which evolved into a computer software, online website and an Android app. As a result of keeping up with the trends of the technological world, Madura Dictionary never lost its reliability and wide fan base.

Madura English-Sinhala Dictionary contains over 230,000 definitions. It also includes glossaries of technical terms from medicine, science, law, engineering, accounts, arts and many other sources. This facilitates use as thesaurus. Users can translate from Sinhala to English and vice versa for convenience.

They can also use wildcards to increase the flexibility of search. An inevitable tool for students and professionals in their academic and day to day work.

Bhasha Dictionary

iOne of the most convenient apps for translation available, Bhasha Sinhala Dictionary is Sri Lanka’s Official Sinhala-English Dictionary app for Android brought to you by Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd in partnership with Language Technology Research Laboratory, Sri Lanka.

Bhasha Dictionary provides you offline dictionary service for English to Sinhala word translations & online dictionary service for both English to Sinhala & Sinhala to English word translations. This online dictionary also provides you trilingual search results in Sinhala, English & Tamil when available.

Bhasha is hailed as the creator of Helakuru which also took the Sri Lankan language by storm. There is simply no one that doesn’t use Helakuru in Sri Lanka. The same sort of convenience is available through the Bhasha dictionary.

Lexilogos.com

Another extremely convenient and free online dictionary is available through lexilogos.com. It provides English to Sinhala translation and vice versa. It also has several other translation sites that are linked to give you more exposure for the word you’re searching.

They include a Sinhala keyboard to type a text with the Sinhala characters, Sinhala basic course, Foreign service institute (1979), Topics in Sinhala syntax by Deepthi Henadeerage, thesis (2002), Sinhalese self-taught by Martino de Zilva Wickremasinghe (1916), Comprehensive grammar of the Sinhalese language by Abraham Mendis Gunasékara (1891), English and Sinhalese lesson book, with common phrases, by Charles Carter and many more by established authors.

Lexilogos also contains many sites to translate from Tamil to English as well. This includes Tamildict.com, Tamil moli akarathi: Tamil dictionary by Kathiraiver Pillai (1928), Tamil lexicon: published by the University of Madras (1924-1936), Tamil and English dictionary by Johann Philipp Fabricius (1972), Core vocabulary for Tamil by David McAlpin (1981), Anglo-Tamil dictionary by Peter Percival (1867) and more.

Dict.lk

Dict.lk is one of the best websites for the Sinhala dictionary which also provide the translation for English to Sinhala and Sinhala to English.

Dict.lk is an online large Sinhala dictionary that provides Sinhala to English and English to Sinhala meaning with linguistic features. You can search for more than a million words. It provides Abbreviation, Glossary, Technical Terms in the alphabetic order. This application helps the user who wants to translate one language to another language with different size of smart devices. Dict.lk is a fast and effective searchable dictionaries for Sinhala to the English language. This application helps university references, exam and business purposes.

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Domino’s Pizza in Sri Lanka: Serving Slices of Deliciousness

domino's pizza in sri lanka

The fast food industry of Sri Lanka is very large and competitive. You only have to peep in through the window of a McDonald’s or KFC and see how most tables are occupied during all house they are open. The competition of the industry stems from the vast collection of international and local fast food players. Most Sri Lankans have an unwavering loyalty towards internationally franchised fast food brands operating in the country. In this article, we will be talking about Domino’s Pizza and its empire in Sri Lanka.

Based on a study about food consumption in Sri Lanka, it was found that rice-based foods are the most consumed over the country. In urban areas, the percentage of income expenditure on food is between 60-75% of their total income and most of that percentage is spent on Western fast food. This is particularly because it is priced at a higher rate, and usually more easily available in urban areas.

One type of rapidly selling fast food is pizza. Pizza is a traditional Italian dish that became hugely popular globally because it fitted very well into the eating habit that we term as “fast food”. The reasons for this are that pizzas are easy to prepare and pizza is a very convenient food option (you can eat it while watching TV, etc.). Humans are drawn to foods that are fatty, sweet, rich and complex. Pizza has all of these components. Cheese is fatty, meat toppings tend to be rich and the sauce is sweet.

Domino’s Pizza as Fast Food

Domino's Pizza in Sri Lanka

This popularity became the reason why pizza joints promoting the food as fast food emerged. One such successful fast food pizza joint is Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s Pizza, also known as Domino’s, is an American multinational pizza restaurant chain. It was founded in 1960 and expanded worldwide by the 1980s due to extreme success.

Presently, everyone associates Domino’s with great taste and affordability. The value for the money we spend on Domino’s Pizza is a lot less that the pizza we get to enjoy through them. Domino’s offers a range of promotional offers, discount rates and culinary effects with new selections of pizza available regularly. No one can resist the affordability, aroma and charm associated with every slice.

Several other reasons why Domino’s Pizza is such a bestseller are their fast delivery, special customizing and packaging. It is also suitable for every meal.


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One of the good things about Domino’s customer care services is how they often follow up on customers to ascertain whether their product and delivery services met the customer’s requirements and expectations. Any form of error on their part will be met with proper apology and a replacement of your correct order with no extra or hidden charges.

Bigger Range

range at domino's pizza sri lanka

Nowadays, Domino’s doesn’t only serve pizzas. It serves a huge range of food and beverages. Food products include dips such as cheese, BBQ, chilli garlic, Buffalo wings, pastas, chicken wings, potato wedges, rice, chicken strips, chicken nuggets and also desserts such as calzones, choco bread sticks and lava cakes. The beverage range includes Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7UP and Miranda. Customers can also choose from a separate vegetarian range.

Attractive Offers

Domino’s is renowned for its special offers as they introduce one almost every month. It may be seasonal or otherwise, but there are always promotional discounts that you can enjoy with your loved ones whenever you order from Domino’s. You can also sign up for their SMS alerts or follow their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to keep track of the array of discounts available.

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Where to order Domino’s Pizza in Sri Lanka?

Domino’s outlets

domino's pizza outlet in sri lanka

There are many Domino’s outlets spread strategically around the country for the convenience of customers. They also have the option of dine-in or online delivery. There are also several promotional offers that come with dining in at Domino’s outlets. The act of enjoying pizza in a very friendly and enthusiastic environment adds to the celebratory air of your day.

However, if you choose to dine in the comfort of your own home, you can order your preferred selection of pizza and/ or other products provided by Domino’s through their online delivery site. This is also a very convenient way to get your pizza delivered because they ensure 30 minute delivery from the distance of your home to the nearest outlet.

Kapruka

Kapruka, Sri Lanka’s leading e-commerce platform, also provides a large range of Domino’s products at the same prices. They are delivered in limited areas but if you are a constant customer of Kapruka, it is very convenient for you to order your preferred Domino’s products through them. Kapruka also ensures the delivery of fresh goods from Domino’s through its partnership.

Domino's Pizza in Sri Lanka

Now that you have seen the benefits of choosing Domino’s Pizza, it’s definitely time to get on the given sites and order your favorite slices of pizza, pasta, starter, dessert or beverage from the large selection available. If you have the best tasty, flavored, healthy and sumptuous pizza at the best affordable price, you are advised to go for Domino’s pizza.

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CA Sri Lanka: Excellence through the Years

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, better known as CA Sri Lanka, is a brand of unique professionals. They spread better accountancy education over the country. Chairmen, Partners, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, CEOs and CFOs govern CA Sri Lanka. They serve in top corporations locally and internationally.

CA Sri Lanka is the ultimate destination for accountancy education in the country. CA Sri Lanka has 6,000 members and over 40,000 students. Professional integrity, technical and perception skills and financial discipline are its core values.

CA Sri Lanka increases professional skills of its members. They focus on playing a significant role in partnering businesses and strengthening the national economy.

Vision and Mission

Being renowned for the highest standards in business is the vision of CA Sri Lanka. As a result, they are the most sought after qualification for business leaders. They uphold standards in the public interest, providing dynamic and proactive service and through ideas and influence.

Its core values are integrity, wisdom, innovation and service.Its past pupils cover across 42 countries in all continents. The Institute is the only accredited authority for Accounting and Auditing Standards in Sri Lanka.

What are the duties of CA Sri Lanka?

The Institute provides knowledge and guidance to its members. This is based on the highest professional, ethical and technical standards.They formulate national policies in the accountancy profession. Additionally, they contribute to the national development efforts.

As a professional organisation, CA Sri Lanka is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. They develop the knowledge and skills of current and future business leaders. Additionally, they support businesses to deliver long-term economic value. They also organise regular briefings and forums on economic development activities.

Partnerships

CA Sri Lanka works closely with the government, respective regulators, the corporate world, individuals and communities. Over the years they have strived to build long term beneficial relationships with organizations.

CA Sri Lanka enjoys a strong working relationship with leading accounting bodies across the globe. It is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Confederation of Asian & Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and a founder member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) as well as an associate member of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW).

The qualifications are recognized by leading international accounting bodies. As a result, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka today enjoys agreements with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and CPA Australia.

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  Why become a Chartered Accountant?

In this day and age with increased competition, the Chartered Accountant qualification provides you knowledge that covers the subject of business, finance and management. Additionally, it covers a broader spectrum to enhance your professional career.

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The Chartered Accountant

The chartered accountant is a professional in the field of Accountancy. They are experts in accountancy, auditing, management accountancy, information technology, taxation, corporate and commercial law, financial management, management, economics and other connected subjects.

Moreover, Chartered Accountants today hold top management positions and in both the private and public sectors. They practise as chartered accountants and management consultants. Most chartered accountants in Sri Lanka are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Career prospects

The demand for the services of chartered accountants has been growing rapidly in the recent past. They are much sought after by an ever increasing number of organizations in the private and public sectors of Sri Lanka, that are engaged in a wide range of activities. The skills and expertise of the chartered accountants of Sri Lanka is also recognized all over the world. Of the total membership, more than 27percent serve with distinction abroad.

It is therefore very evident that the prospects of those choosing chartered accountancy as a career are excellent.

Due to the increasing demand for their services, the average earnings/remuneration packages of chartered accountants have also steadily increased in the recent past. Hence a student, on successful completion of his/her examinations and training, could look forward to a comfortable compensation package.

Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka today play a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s boardrooms; where nearly 60 percent of the top 50 companies listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange has a CA Sri Lanka member either as chairman, CEO or finance director.

The School of Accounting and Business was established by CA Sri Lanka for the purpose of conducting the B.Sc. (Applied Accounting) Degree programme, which is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It consists of two academic departments: the Department of Accounting and Finance and the Department of Business Studies. Students also have the option of studying one year in Colombo and completing the second and third years abroad. They can complete the degree with La Trobe or Deakin University in Australia.

Find out more about the institute here.

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The Eternal Flavor of Wedding Cakes in Sri Lanka

Everything You Need To Know About Choosing Your Wedding Cake

The wedding industry is globally diverse, with a large variety of types and traditions. These traditions stem from ceremonies of ethnic groups, countries and cultures. They are based on the personal preferences of the parties involved. In this article, we will discuss wedding cakes in Sri Lanka,to assist you in finding the best wedding cake for your special day.

The Wedding Industry

The wedding industry consists of several sub-groups that provide services to complete the occasion. Among them are wedding invitations, bakeries for the wedding cake, jewelers for wedding rings, event transportation, event photography and/or videography. There are also wedding planning services, formal wedding attire, wedding locations, banquet/reception locations and catering. In this article, we will be focusing on one of the most important aspects of weddings: finding the perfect wedding cake in Sri Lanka.

We all know that a wedding is incomplete if a towering and attractive cake is not present. A wedding cake is auspicious and a great attraction to the ceremony. It is also a tradition that has been around for a number of centuries. The glamour that a cake brings into a wedding is why this industry has sustained so long.

Origins of the Wedding Cake

The origins of the wedding cake dates back to ancient Rome. Weddings ended with the groom breaking a loaf of barley bread over the bride’s head, symbolizing fertility. Guests would scramble to pick up the crumbs in order to take home some of that good luck.

Inhabitants of medieval England organized small spiced buns into a huge pile. If the bride and groom could kiss without knocking the tower over, the belief was that they’d enjoy a lifetime of prosperity together.

Initially, it was pies that were the most popular treat of weddings. Eventually, wedding cakes outperformed wedding pies in popularity. By the middle of the 16th century, sugar had become widely available throughout Britain. White sugar rose in popularity as it was more refined. Pure white icing on a wedding cake became a status symbol and a nod to purity. Queen Victoria’s wedding continued this tradition, leading to Royal Icing being the term for white icing.

Today, the global wedding cake industry is worth almost USD 2 billion, according to insights collected by Forbes.

Wedding Cakes in Sri Lanka     

When compared to most countries, the wedding industry of Sri Lanka is considerably larger . The reason for this is that us Lankans take our wedding ceremonies very seriously. Brides and grooms look after every aspect of the occasion with care. This is done to make sure that nothing goes amiss on their special day.

If we take a look at the reality wedding TV shows such a Subasiri or Manali, or even attend a wedding exhibition held at BMICH, we can find out how much thought goes into the smallest details of a Sri Lankan wedding.

When finding the ideal wedding cake, the Sri Lankan wedding industry has a lot to deal with because we come from a mixture of cultures. Some families may prefer to wed in a more Western style while others may integrate heavy heritage and culture to their wedding.

This leads to a wider range of wedding cakes. As illustrated below, Sri Lankans actually preferred offering tiny separate pieces of fruit cake to the attendees. For glamour, they prepare a cost-effective fake foam tower of a wedding cake structure with impressive floral decorations. This was the type that we Lankans have come to know as wedding cakes.

However, through the last decade, a change has come over Sri Lankans as we migrated into preparing nude and iced cakes for our weddings. We consider this the new norm. it is common for brides to haggle over every little detail of the cake including floral decorations, flavors, colors and size.

What to Consider When Finding a Wedding Cake in Sri Lanka?

Venue

The venue of your wedding can affect the aesthetic and design details of the cake. Additionally, it is important to consider the lighting of the venue as well, because delicate buttercream icing would melt faster in a place with harsher lights. When it comes to outdoor wedding venues, it is more prudent to use a sturdier fondant wedding cake than using buttercream, as it will stay put for longer.

Find a baker

This is one of the most important parts of your task as the baker will determine how good the cake is. You should choose a baker that is very experienced with baking bigger structures and uses a good range of products. Finding a perfect wedding cake baker in Sri Lanka is important because a baker who charges less will typically use products of a lower quality which might affect the cake later on. In your research process, make sure that you find their credentials as well as social media websites.Do not be fooled by impressive looking images. Seek out online testimonials and reviews to complete the picture before you schedule a meeting.

Find your style

After you’ve found a baker that uses a high quality range of products, you need to make sure that the baker is familiar with the style of cake that you want. For this, you need to have a clear idea of how you want your dream wedding cake to look and taste like. You can choose to include specific colors, an aesthetic, and whether it should have a rustic or modern look.

As an example, if your wedding is heavily cultured, you can include some Sinhalese touches to the cake and colors like gold and bronze to add a royal look. However, if you’re staging a Western wedding, the colors pearl white with beads and angel statues might add a nice touch to your cake.

You can use sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr to gather different images to suit your wildest cake structure dreams. Once you have a satisfactory collection of images, paint a mental image of what you want your cake to look like. Discuss your options with your baker to see if they are compatible with the options and also to see if you can make any improvements. You can search for more innovative wedding cakes made outside of Sri Lanka and inset the same flair.

Narrow it down

Narrow your list down to one baker and discuss the most intricate details, such as the estimated head count, date and venue. This is important when finding the perfect wedding cake in Sri Lanka.

Prepare your budget

Make sure that you and your baker are on the same page when it comes to the budget. Consider the details of the cake and how much they would cost and add them to your budget. The number of servings needed and the complexity of the design determines the cost of a cake. Sugar flowers can dramatically spike the costs because they are handcrafted, time-consuming and expensive. A good cake designer will make helpful suggestions to keep your budget on point, while still meeting your aesthetic needs.

Consider choosing a ready-made service

If the designer does not meet your expectations, you have the option of choosing ready-made weddings cakes through distributors who are willing to make customized changes such as colors and materials.

Get Inspired

Insert the correct mood into your wedding cake by constantly working with your baker/ service. Mood boards, images of cakes you love, your wedding color palette, your dress — any and all of these elements will get the cake design wheels in motion.

Create something unique

Use flavors that are more uncommon to give your guests something to talk about. Experiment the said flavor with your baker/ service. Remember, just the visual of a cake isn’t enough. The prime purpose of a wedding cake is to taste good. Therefore, don’t choose flavors that you think everyone will like, choose flavors that you like. Why choose mainstream vanilla, chocolate or red velvet when there’s praline and hazelnut cake with chocolate mousse filling as well as caramel? Think about it.

Where to buy wedding cakes in Sri Lanka?

Now that we’ve figured out the nitty-gritty of choosing wedding cakes, this article will also assist you to find your ideal baker.

New Bakers

There is a large number of up and coming bakers, encouraged by Instagram posts and YouTube tutorials. Most of them have registered here, in order to reach out to potential customers. The Wedding Directory provides all services in relation to the wedding industry.

Lanka Chandani

In addition, Lanka Chandani is one of the most celebrated wedding cake designers in Sri Lanka. Their products are popular in the market simply due to its uniqueness, creativity, flexibility and affordability.

Kapruka

Kapruka, Sri Lanka’s leading e-commerce platform, also provides high quality cake structures which you can customize according to your wedding colors as well. They carry a long term reputation of elegance and taste. Kapruka wedding cakes carry the same essence and are efficient in every way.

At Kapruka, usually most orders are finalized 3-4 months in advance but can be done prior to that if you prefer. All orders must be finalized at least one month before with the remaining balance due two weeks prior to the wedding. Customers can fill out a contract with an estimated deposit based on the guest count, and decide on design and structure. Customers can also decide if they want to use fresh cake for the structure, as well as coordinate with florists to make sure the cake structure matches the floral decorations.

To add more flair to your wedding and make it unique, Kapruka offers cupcake creations with a special stand on which they are displayed that is often trimmed with a ribbon in a color that matches the wedding colors. Often, a bride will request a small cake on the top level of the cupcake stand. This tier is used for pictures in the ceremonial cutting of the cake.

Modern cakes are a centerpiece to the wedding to make your special day more glamorous and beautiful. The wedding cakes enhance the aesthetic of the wedding and set a romantic mood to all the guests. This is why every intricate detail of the cake is important to consider to beautify the most important day for a bride and groom. We hope that this article was beneficial in finding the perfect wedding cake in Sri Lanka.

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Wholesale Flowers in Sri Lanka: An Undying Bloom

Wholesale flowers in Sri Lanka

Wholesale flowers are an important part of any ceremony. Flowers symbolize many beautiful things according to its occasion. Throughout the years, flowers have become an inseparable part of our ceremonies, festivals and other special occasions. One such way to complete your dream special occasion is through purchasing wholesale flowers. The floral industry consists of three main components: the growers, the wholesalers, and the retailers. In this article, we will be focusing on the group known as the wholesalers.

Flowers may symbolize everything from love, respect, happiness, calmness, purity, beauty, and more. Nowadays, a special occasion is incomplete without the beauty of flowers in it. There are different kinds of flowers in various colors with its own meaning and representation. Furthermore, They also have the ideal moment and occasion for which they are best used.

The Sri Lankan flower market grows day by day to become one of the most demanding industries in the country. Floriculture as an industry began in the late 19th century in the UK, where flowers were grown on a large scale on the estates. Today, it has become a dynamic industry, and has achieved a large growth rate during the last few years.

Flowers celebrate love, comfort in sorrow, congratulations in achievement and friendship. Flower messages have changed through the years. Moreover, not only are they beautiful and appealing to the eye, but they play an important role in the health of your plants. According to statistics, the bestselling flowers for arrangements in wholesale are roses, chrysanthemums, asthenias and gerberas. These flowers represent love and harmony and mainly cater to the wedding service.

What are popular wholesale flower types and their market price in Sri Lanka?

  1. Red Roses, Comes in Packs of 250 – Rs 60 to Rs 75 each
  2. Pink Roses, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs 60 to Rs. 75 each
  3. White Roses Comes in Packs of 250- Rs. 60 to Rs. 75 each
  4. Chrishanthi White, Comes in 200 packs- Rs. 75 to Rs. 80 each
  5. Chiranthi Mix, Comes in 200 packs- Rs. 75 to Rs. 80 each
  6. Gerberas Pink, Comes in Packs of 100- Rs. 40 each
  7. Gerberas Orange, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 40 each
  8. Gerberas White, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 40 each
  9. Gerberas Red, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 40 each
  10. Sandriana, Comes in Packs of 50s. 65 to Rs. 70 each
  11. Orchids Sonia, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 10 each
  12. Orchid Dendrobium, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 15 each

Where Do Wholesale Flowers For Occasions Come From?

A wholesale flower nursery in Sri Lanka

Depending on their clients’ wishes and what flowers are in season, florists purchase directly from local farms, wholesalers, or flower auctions. Some florists grow their own flowers or import them from countries.

In Sri Lanka, the wholesale florists mostly grow their stock in nurseries in Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and other upcountry areas. They use growers to treat the flowers with care, nurturing them using the best product aid available. As a result, they produce a collection of flowers for them to market to the public and retailers.

80% of flower species are imported from several international nurseries. Conveniently, they are imported mostly from China, Dubai and India, owing to the similarity in climate to the country.

Additionally, wholesalers have also started own nurseries to increase production as the demand increases in the auspicious months for weddings. This happens particularly during December, January, May, June, July, August and September. The wedding industry is the highest buyer of wholesale flowers. They purchase a large amount of flowers to suit their special occasion. The wholesale flower industry sells to online purchasers through retailers, and companies that make bridal bouquets, as well.

The wholesaler employs about 12-20 workers to help take care of their farm. Farms range from one to three acres of land space, in areas where the sunlight and humidity level benefits the growth of the plant.

Why Choose From Wholesalers?

Flowers in sl

Purchasing wholesale flowers is a habit that is increasing among people because of it being a lot less expensive than purchasing from retailers.

It is easier for customers to choose their favorite blooms from the wide selection. These are available from different colors shapes, scents and various prices. They can customize their bouquets through buying from wholesalers. Moreover, this is helpful to reduce their expenses and also to create their own version of bouquets. Wholesale cheap flowers give the customer a variety of choices to take full use of the wholesalers. It also helps to supply a unique product to the market.

These days, clients prefer purchasing beautiful blooms from wholesale shops because it allows the easy ordering of fresh flowers at precise times. The blooms bring joy to the celebration of any wedding or other occasion. They are also available all year long.

Wholesalers supply flowers to suit colors, budgets, events, seasons, and scents. With their good quality and their attractive flowers, wholesalers expect the customer to adorn the recipient’s destination with colorful blooms. Furthermore, wholesalers offer a wide assortment of cut flower varieties and basic everyday floral supplies.

Wholesale florists provide cost-effective delivery in quantities that retailers need and can use without waste. In addition, customers can find the most up-to-date knowledge about the purchase of flowers and get an appealing deal for the season or occasion.

What To Consider Before Purchasing Flowers In Wholesale?

purchasing wholesale flowers

There are several factors to consider when purchasing wholesale flowers.The majority of shops provide inexpensive wholesale flowers to all clients. They provide flowers for both retailers and florists inexpensively to increase their sales within the marketplace.

  • Price:
    Most suppliers sell affordable flowers to save clients’ money. This increases productivity on the market. However, before buying wholesale flowers, it is important to verify the product quality. Often, inexpensive products can lead to lesser product quality. Therefore, it is important to ensure the quality and durability of the flower. The amount of time it can be kept fresh is also important to consider.
  • Choice:
    Wholesalers have all sorts of blossoms to help buyers pick certain ones. When it is time to buy decoration for the occasion, flowers make the whole party look wonderful and ensure the guests have a great smile on their faces. In the boutique, you can see the different colors and the various choices to buy fresh flowers at wholesalers. The flowers are delivered to customers who ordered flowers within the requested time.
  • Limitations:
    At present, all imports are banned due to the currently ongoing global pandemic, therefore the need for local produce has increased significantly. Presently, wholesalers struggle to keep on par with their client’s wishes with the large increase in local flower requirements.

Where to buy wholesale flowers in Sri Lanka?

Dean’s Road, Maradana, Colombo 10

flowers at Dean's Road
From the inside of a flower shop on Dean’s Road

Apart from the retailers available in the country, there are several small shops spread throughout each town. Customers can purchase their own flowers and customize their bouquets.

The most popular is the collection of flower shops available down Dean’s Road as explained here. For decades now, the ideal wholesale flower providing street in Sri Lanka has been Dean’s Road.Customers can bargain and find their perfect flower arrangement with the vast selection available.

With a specific art of shopping for flowers as explained here, the flower business of Dean’s Road dates back to seventy years ago, getting increasingly famous each year for its beautiful and inexpensive flower arrangements. For a long time, Dean’s Road is described as the go-to place for the purchase of wholesale flowers.

Wholesale flowers at Dean's road

The florists at Deans Road supply cut flowers, wreaths, bouquets, garlands and flower baskets. The flower arrangements are suitable for weddings, funerals, birthday parties, social functions etc.

The street itself has a very eye-catching effect the fragrance of fresh flowers and blooming bright colors to attract passers-by. The carefully constructed and beautifully cut flower arrangements also help to attract customers.

Dean’s Road provides the rarest imported flower species in bulk. Customers find this convenient as their wedding requirements can be satisfied easily. Flowers are a key component of any wedding as they add extra color, texture, and feeling to your special day.

Independent Wholesale Florists

An independent flower grower in sri lanka

As explained here, there are some well-known independent wholesalers in Sri Lanka who have created a wide client base. They also use their own farms for the business. Their main strategy is to market their sales in bulk with lesser prices than those at the retail shops.

Most clients who purchase from independent wholesalers are online retailers. There are also people related to the wedding industry, such as wedding and event planners. It is mainly because they have a fixed rate of products that they wish to purchase for a required amount of time.

In addition, retail florists rated wholesale florists higher in overall satisfaction than farm direct, importers, and wire service floral sources.

Independent wholesale florists are also dependable and perform best because they accurately fulfill orders. Customers have also rated independent wholesale florists as some of the most responsive and attentive suppliers. They pay attention to every detail of what the customer wants to secure constant sales and to improve client satisfaction.

Since they manage their own farms and grow their own crops, independent wholesale florists have expert knowledge on the plants they produce and import. They also deliver high quality flowers to increase customer satisfaction. Most customers have ranked a higher quality of flowers bought from wholesale florists than farm direct.

Online Wholesalers

Established E-commerce players in Sri Lanka Such as Kapruka has whole sale price flowers for bulk delivery. Online sellers do door step delivery instead of you having to arrange the transport of the flowers yourself.

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In conclusion, we can see that the wholesale flower market is growing significantly in Sri Lanka with several emerging startups. These startups focus on building their merchandise and clientele through wholesale flowers. In an industry that will never fail and always bloom, it is vital to choose the best, whether in terms of expense or quality.


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