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More Devastatingly Tempting Cakes By Sri Lankan ‘Kapruka.com’, This Time, Of Course, For Valentine’s Day.

by Anura Guruge


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The ‘New Year 2019’ cakes from December.

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Just in the last ten weeks, or so, I have done three posts on the seriously impressive cakes, available in Sri Lanka (and just in Sri Lanka), thanks to ‘Kapruka.com‘.

These cakes are for Valentine’s Day — and that makes me GRIN for multiple reasons. This is a totally new holiday to Sri Lanka. Growing up, we had never heard of it. C’est la vie. All to do with the HUGE, multi-million (I suspect) Sri Lankan diaspora in the West. They are hell bent on sharing their holidays with those back home. Nothing wrong. Makes a lot of people very happy and Karuka very rich.

In case you are wondering I am nothing but a customer when it comes to Kapruka. Though I give them huge amount of publicity I get nothing from them. That is OK. They have never asked me to do these posts. I do them for YOU.


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‘Thai Pongal’ 2019 cakes from a month ago.


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More Hard To Resist Cakes By Sri Lankan ‘Kapruka.com’, This Time For The Tamil ‘Thai Pongal’.

by Anura Guruge


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The ‘New Year 2019’ cakes from a few weeks ago.

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Just in the last few weeks I have done two posts on the seriously impressive cakes, available in Sri Lanka (and just in Sri Lanka), thanks to ‘Kapruka.com‘.

These cakes are for a Tamil holiday, ‘Thai Pongal’. It is not one I am familiar with. But, the cakes sure look good. So, I wanted to share them with you. Enjoy.

Oh, in case you are wondering, ‘Thai Pongal’, in 2019, starts on January 15 and goes on for 3 to 4 days. It is a harvest celebration.


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Sunday Buffet Brunch, In Winter, At The “Castle In The Clouds”, Definitely Looks Like A Winner.

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We, as you must have realized, are huge fans of ‘The Castle In The Clouds‘ and ‘attached’ ‘Carriage House Restaurant‘. We try to eat there as often as we can, but are also often thwarted in that they are so, so busy.

This is the first I had heard about these Winter 2019 Sunday buffet brunches. I am a brunch addict. This looks GREAT. I am going to try and go as soon as I can.

Just wanted to share it with you.

Happy New Year.


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Some Seriously Impressive ‘New Year 2019’ Cakes By ‘Kapruka.com’ For Sri Lanka.

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Exactly a fortnight ago I raved about their 2018 Christmas cakes. Now it is their quite impressive New Year cakes.

I have said it before, I will say it again: “I wish these cakes, at these prices, were available in the U.S.“. Alas, not so. They are only available for delivery within Sri Lanka.

Well, I rave about these Kapruka cakes at least once year, either at Christmas, Sinhalese New Year or Easter. Do a search on ‘Kapruka‘ on this blog if you don’t believe me.

Over the years, when more of my relatives were alive, I used to be a real good Kapruka customer. Would order multiple cakes per year. I don’t avail myself to their services that much anymore — though I did send a cake in September.

The cakes have quite noticeably fancier and, alas, more expensive over the years! The latter was inevitable. Still, cheap compared to U.S. prices since delivery is included.

Just wanted to share these with you to inspire you.

For all the publicity that I give them, Kapruka, in typical Sri Lankan fashion, has never said thank you. C’est la vie.


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Some Pretty Nifty Christmas Cakes By ‘Kapruka.com’ For Sri Lanka.

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I have said it before, I will say it again: “I wish these cakes, at these prices, were available in the U.S.“. Alas, not so. They are only available for delivery within Sri Lanka.

Well, I rave about these Kapruka cakes at least once year, either at Christmas, Sinhalese New Year or Easter. Do a search on ‘Kapruka‘ on this blog if you don’t believe me.

Over the years, when more of my relatives were alive, I used to be a real good Kapruka customer. Would order multiple cakes per year. I don’t avail myself to their services that much anymore — though I did send a cake in September.

Just wanted to share this with you.

For all the publicity that I give them, Kapruka, in typical Sri Lankan fashion, has never said thank you. C’est la vie.


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Happy Sinhala New Year, Avurudu, 2018 To You All & Happy “Vaisakhi” Too.

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Painted by me when I was between 6 – 8 years old,
i.e., 1959 to 1961, while still living in Ceylon.
Kind of ‘Mount Lavinia‘ are I would think.


Dawning of the 2018 New Year will be TODAY,
in the U.S. & Canada —

Friday, April 13 at 4:34pm.

[2:04am in Sri Lanka on April 14].


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


This year, now that I know, I am also including my Sikh friends in this
with their “Vaisakhi“.


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Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) 2018 — Auspicious Times In The U.S.

by Anura Guruge



This is for all of you celebrating the Sinhala New Year in the U.S. and Canada. I don’t know of any, but I guess, given that we are everywhere, that there must be Sinhalese in Mexico and even further South.

Well the auspicious times are invariably given just in Sri Lanka time and that +10.5 time difference can get tricky to convert to U.S. time especially when you have to start with 2:04am. So, I did it for you — albeit just for Eastern. But, all of you know how to convert time from Eastern … plus it is easy enough.

So, here we go.

Dawn of the 2018 Sinhala New Year: Saturday, April 14th @ 2:04am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Friday, April 13th @ 4:34pm (U.S.: Eastern)

Lighting of the heart, and cooking first meal: Saturday, April 14th @ 5:41am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Friday, April 13th @ 8:11pm (U.S.: Eastern)

Commencing work, transactions & partaking in first meal: Saturday, April 14th @ 7:05am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Friday, April 13th @ 9:35pm (U.S.: Eastern)

Anointing with oil: Sunday, April 15th @ 11:04am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Sunday, April 15th @ 1:34am (U.S.: Eastern)

Departing for work: Tuesday, April 17th @ 6:28am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Monday, April 16th @ 8:58pm (U.S.: Eastern)

So, the Old Year, in the U.S., will be on Thursday, April 13th.

OK? Got that.


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


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