Dancing with fire in Sri Lanka
Updated 11:14, 02-Nov-2019
Dileepa Jayakody
Asia;Sri Lanka

Among its sumptuous cultural relics, "Pandam Paliya" – the country's traditional dance – stands out as a repertoire in almost all pageants. One of the must-see performances, the fire dance was originally designed to drive darkness out of the night, to scare away fear, anxiety and ailments brought about by "evil spirits."