e-Culture and Heritage
Hela Jana Gee
Producer : Sri Nimal Padmakumara
Producer URL : www.helajanagee.com
Sri Lankan folk songs, known as “JANA GEE” or “JANA KAVI,” have their roots in Sinhalese villages. The folk songs were chanted while villagers worked in paddy fields and plumbago mines and also while rowing boats and transporting goods in bullock carts. The songs are spontaneous and simple, and immediately touched the hearts and minds of the people.
This Web site is intended to give an opportunity to the present generation of Sri Lankan children to familiarize themselves with these beautiful folk songs which would otherwise fade from memory. The songs on the site are presented in pure vocal form without accompanying sounds or re-mixes. From the 'Virindu' poem to the ‘Karaththa Kavi’ styles, the site opens the minds of listeners to the rich tapestry of Sri Lankan folk culture. The voices of these unknown poets are thus not just part of ancient culture but are brought to life in digital incarnations also.
Sri Lanka Archaeology
Producer : Mr. Anuruddha Piyadasa, Mr. Chandima Ambanwala, Mr. Mahinda Karunarathne and Ms. Sandya Nawarathne
Producer URL : http://si.archaeology.lk
This website disseminates new knowledge in the various branches of Sri Lanka Archaeology and creates a discussion on the Country’s Archaeology by publicizing valuable archeological information from Sri Lanka at a national and international level. It was launched almost three years ago by the archaeology.lk team, bringing articles and information from archaeological and historical studies on the Country’s long and rich history. The Sinhala articles cover a range of subjects such as marine-archaeology, zoo-archaeology and geo-archaeology. The visually rich content will appeal to students studying Sri Lanka’s heritage while it also has tourist potential.
“ I Like Jaffna “
Producer :Mr. Yugawendra
Producer URL :www.facebook.com/thenorthlanka
This Facebook community about Jaffna has been up and running – and popular – for almost a year now. In Sri Lanka, Facebook is estimated to be the second most popular site, thus lending itself to a wide reach of audiences. It features news, views, photographs and interactive forums about Jaffna.