Digitising Malay Writing

Digitising Malay Writing -Malays.lk

Preserving our identity: The Digitising Malay Writing in Sri Lanka project In 2011 Prof. Ronit Ricci visited Sri Lanka to conduct a pilot research on an area which had not until then been pursued. She was in search of Malay writing, and Sri Lankan Malay writing in particular. Several research had

Modern day Malay Wedding Customs and their origins – Part II

Malay Weddings II

Author’s Note: Apologies for the long interim since the very first article in the series. Family and career life takes over most of the time, and the rest of the time, I’m plain lazy to research.  The previous article skimmed the customs of a typical Sri Lankan Malay Wedding before the

Modern day Malay Wedding Customs and their Origins – The Pre-Wedding

Malay Wedding

Note from author: the below list is mainly based on my personal observations and online research. Therefore it might not cover all the traditions. The additional comments, sides and after-thoughts are purely mine and a humble request to the readers to not be disheartened or enraged if your point of


The Hari Bahasa Melayu Ke 10 and the 127th Birth Anniversary Commemoration Meeting of Al-Haj Dr. T. B. Jayah was held on Sunday 19th February at the New Town Hall. Organized by the Konferensi Melayu Sri Lanka (COSLAM) the event was graced by His Excellency Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, High

Shine for Syria – Support Raleena in her 5 mile night walk to help Syrian Refugees

Support Raleena in her walk to help Syrian Refugees As winter approaches in the UK, the refugees from Syria who are in camps are looking at harsh living conditions, a complete contrast to the warm and comfortable homes that were destroyed back in their homeland. To be of some relief, Muslim Hands

Taariq Hisham Jurangpathy – Best Actor (All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2016)

  Full Name - Baba Taariq Hisham Jurangpathy Birthday - 14th, September 1998 Father - Azad Jurangpathy Mother - Thahiya Jurangpathy, better known as Dalrein Siblings - Three elder brothers, Aqeel, Shaaheen and Shakeel, of whom I've been following the footsteps throughout my life. School – Wesley College, Colombo So, you’ve been in the limelight in the recent past

Hari Bahasa Melayu – 10 years of promoting Malay in Sri Lanka

When COSLAM inaugurated Hari Bahasa Melayu in 2006, organized teaching of Malay in Sri Lanka was at a standstill. For a community who boasted of publishing two newspapers in Malay, Alamat Lankapuri and Wajah Selon, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamat_Langkapuri), by the 21st century the use of Malay, especially in its writing form, had

Growing up Malay in Sri Lanka: 7 unavoidable questions

Being a part of and growing up in multi-ethnic Sri Lanka has its benefits. Not only do you get holidays declared for every religious festival (not complaining), you also have access to a wide variety of food courtesy of your multi-ethnic friends. Moreover, you also learn to appreciate and respect

5 More Sri Lankan Malays You Should Know About

First of all let us start by thanking all our readers for the overwhelming response to our previous article “5 Sri Lankan Malays You Should Absolutely Know About”. Your views, reviews, comments, constructive criticism and most importantly suggestions were in fact the source of inspiration for this article. So once again,