Wedding at Panadura

Well, I was off to Horana to go to Kasun's sister's wedding. I've known Kasun from school and we've been in touch even way after school at trips and stuff.
So I was invited to Dilrikshi akka's wedding, and yes I've known her for a long time too.

I went at about 1p.m from home, went to Piliyandala and then from there to Horana. I could've taken a shorter path but the bag I was carrying had all the stuff I needed for the wedding and it was darn heavy. So I went to Piliyandala because of that.

From Horana, I took a bus to Dikhena Junction (Hell, it was so long since I visited there I forgot the name of that juction when I was at Horana) and got down from there. The moment I crossed the road and started walking to Dikhenapura, I saw Kasun's Van Coming and in it was his father, mother and some people in the back. So they told me there was hardly anyone home and I knew Kasun was off to Colombo to bring some stuff. So I got on to the ride.

We dropped aunty at some shops and Hasanthi (Yeah yeah, I know you don't know her, that's Kasun's girlfriend)  and crowd in the Hair Dresser's. So Akka me and Uncle went to look for other matters at hand. We went to see the hall that was arranged for the wedding and did some stuff there. I made a huge mistake by calculating the North there. We had to face the Poruwa to the North for the ceremonies (thats according to the Nakath) and I found it using my mobi's compass. Damn, I've calibrated it wrong and Later Kasun corrected it, phew.

So after that we came to Piliyandala to meet up with Kasun. Wait right there, YES. PILIYANDALA. Just the damn place that I started the journey. If I knew they were going to come there, I'd have come at that time. :P So unlucky me.

Did some shopping with Akka there. Nadeera's Shopping training worked out there. We were looking for earrings that matched a ring the akka had with her. Sought the matter there and then Kasun came with another relative in a bike. So Loaded the stuff he brought to the Van and we all were in the Van.

So we went to Horana at last. Made some stops on the way. And I got my Mobile out again and used the notes to remind akka about the stuff that needed doing. I am the one that usually needs reminding, but here, people were so busy, they needed someone to tell them "we still haven't got this" from time to time.

So in the next day, that was the wedding day, I got the stuff to decorate the car that akka was supposed to go and I did a good job there. (Hope I did).

This is my job. Look at the thing. lol

That is where we heard about the bomb blasts. I got a kazzillion calls asking where I was. Since the bomb was near the uni, everyone was scared to hell that I was there.
So we went to the hall from home, Dhanushka joined us at the last moment.

At the hall, we did the ceremonial stuff and waited for our friends to arrive.

The groom was escorted by traditional dancers..So was the bride, lol I missed that shot. You know me, clumsy photography when it comes to tight timing.

The Poruwa Ceremony going on...

Wow, now that was a great reunion. Ravi, Manjula and Kosala came.

From Left: Dhanushka, Manjula, Kosala, Ravi, Kasun and Me

This is the cake that akka gave. Wow. That looks like the basked that the little red riding hood carries. Only

So all good occasions come to an end...this is akka going away in the car. LOL. Since she was supposed to stay in the same hotel, she came back after a few moments. But thats after most of the guests left.

So we had a great time. Waited till about 5p.m and Kosala, me and Dhanushka were off to home. Kosala came with me till Dehiwala and I went home in yet another circular route since the curfew that was imposed because of the bombing made 255 buses to stop.

What a great day it was, but the bad news is that one of our batchmated died from the blast near Uni. So the LTTE idiots spoiled some fun at the end.

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