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Extravagant, Disgustingly Affordable “Mother’s Day” Cakes By Kapruka — Albeit Only For Delivering In Sri Lanka.

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Both these Mother’s Day cakes from Kapruka.
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So what would YOU be willing to pay for these delectable cakes?

The bottom one is US $24.10 including delivering in and around Colombo.

The top one, with the exquisite daffodils, is US $17.15.

Ah! For Sri Lankan prices.

I have, over the years, sent at least 20 Kapruka cakes to relatives in Sri Lanka. They were always a hit — even in a family known over the years for their cake baking and decorating prowess.

I wish I could have Kapruka cakes in the U.S. I understand the prices would have to be different. But, I would pay $75 for either of these cakes — though, of course, I would NOT touch a piece.

That they now celebrate Mother’s Day in Sri Lanka makes me smile. It is a new holiday. We never had it when we were growing up. It is all the Sri Lankans living in the West — wanting to pay homage to their mothers in Sri Lanka. It is cute. My mother, adoptive at that, has been gone since 1992. I get a feeling that mothers in Sri Lanka get treated on various Mother’s Day depending on where their offspring reside. So if a mother has kids in both U.K. and the U.S. she will get to celebrate two separate Mother’s Days; March 15 & May 10 (this year).


Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013: Prince Charles (Of Wales) And Camilla Arrive In Sri Lanka For CHOGM — The Video.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I could be wrong but I don’t see the Sri Lanka president with his easy-to-spot white ‘national’ — always augmented with a flashy red papal stole.

I was aghast to realize that I could no longer remember the diplomatic protocol for such visits! Given that I spent 28 years of my life in diplomatic circles I used to know all of the airport protocols — who had to meet who when they arrived.

From what I can see Charles was not met by the President because he is NOT a head-of-state. So, I think, in terms of the strict rules of International diplomacy this was ‘OK’ — and the Palace would have known this too.

Aaahh! But, rules are to be broken, especially at this level. I think it would have been COOL if the President had been there to see them off the (very understated) plane. That would have given CHOGM some positive coverage overseas. [It is possible that the President’s wife, a staunch Catholic, was not keen on welcoming this openly adulterous, previously divorced couple. This is the beauty of Sri Lanka and what it was always like. A country that is now claiming to be a Buddhist nation with a 1st Lady who is Catholic.]

Just watching the males that greeted the dapper ol’ Prince I was delighted to see that there were plenty of our trademark ‘rice and dahl‘ pot bellies proudly on display — pushing out those white shirts with pride; our way of daily proclaiming, pictures of malnourished kids be damned, we are a country of plenty when it comes to rice and dahl.

Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013: Pictures From The Preparation For The Gala Opening Ceremonies.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Got another e-mail yesterday where a Sri Lankan was impressed with the German bloody cars that the government had bought for CHOGM (which will then be given, gratis (and for free), to the President’s extended family after the conference, as is the normal practice in 3rd world countries). What can I say?