Reflections on the literary cosmopolite It is common in organizations that carry the ‘South Asian’ tag to toss in something Sri Lankan, Pakistani or Bangladeshi to make things seem not-just-Indian. This is particular seen in South Asian collectives outside the subcontinent, be it forums on development, trade, literature or traditional knowledge. It is not uncommon in the subcontinent either. Including the token ‘other’ to give ...

I saw a Goddess of Small Things at the GLF No, it was not Arundathi Roy, not in physical or metaphorical terms. I put down her book after reading about 20 pages out of sheer boredom. Perhaps I missed something by doing so, but hey, life neither sanctions nor forbids and missing things here and there does not mean we end up leading lesser lives. I don’t know what the ...

Full Agenda Announced for Festival of Media Asia Pacific Finally, it’s confirmed. I will be travelling to Singapore for the Festival of Media Asia-Pacific which will take place from 22ndto 24th March 2015 at Capella Singapore, Singapore.They have announced the finalized agenda for the conference and there are some exciting topics lined up throughout the two day conference.I’m particularly looking forward for some sessions, covering the emerging techniques in ...

February 29th: the Expose Forum 2015 Thursday, the 29th of February, was quite an eventful day for anyone attending the Expose Forum. Organized by the e-Club, the official student body of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, this annual forum is the flagship event of the department – the main focus is on getting the industry to knock heads with the undergraduates and the ...

Discussions on net neutrality usually generate more heat than light. Based on her star turn at IGF 2014 in Istanbul where she sought to bring data from the trenches to the soaring abstractions that characterise the debate, LIRNEasia CEO has been invited to speak at a high-profile panel in Barcelona. The panel description.

Ungli (අසාධාරණයට එරෙහිව සටන් වදින ඇගිලි කණ්ඩායම) අද නම් මම අරගෙනආවේ ලස්සන Hindi Film එකක්.මේ Film එක නිකුත් උනේ පසුගිය නොවැම්බර් 28 වෙනිදා.මේ Film එක Comedy,Drama,Thriller යන කාණ්ඩ වලට අයත් වෙනවා.වැල් වටාරම් ඕනේ නෑ.මං කියන්නම්කෝ Film එක ගැන.චිත්‍රපටියේ නළුවෝ ගොඩාරියක් ඉන්නවා පේනවා ඇති. ඉම්රාන් හෂ්මිව දැක්ක ගමන් ඔහු ප්‍රධාන චරිතය කියලා හිතුවාට මට නම් චිත්‍රපටිය බලද්දි හැඟුනේ Randeep Hooda ට ලොකු තැනක් චිත්‍රපටියේ දිලා තියනවා කියලා. ...

EFFIES Sri Lanka Workshop Session on Programmatic Marketing Yesterday I delivered a presentation at SLIM Sri Lanka Effie Awards 2015 workshop powered by HP Print solutions. Organizers of the event wanted me to cover a topic somewhat futuristic for Sri Lankan context but yet realistic in global context. This was largely to go along with their theme for the day ‘strike big with digital world’s best kept secrets’. ...

නාමල් උඩුගම සැත්කම සඳහා... - Namal Udugama's Operation...   මාතලන් මේ දින ටිකේ උන්නේ අනුරාජපුරේ නිසා, කොළඹ ආවේ ඉඳලා හිටලාය. ඒ විශේෂ අවශ්‍යතාවයක් සඳහාම පමණි. ඒ ඇර අනුරාජපුරෙන් පිට වූයේ, මුලින් "චෙෆාකි" නම් සොඳුරු බ්ලොග් කරුවා හමුවීම වෙනුවෙනි. ඊට පස්සේ ආවේ, අප කාගෙත් හිතවත්, "පත්තර මල්ලිගේ" කුප්‍රසිද්ධ පාටිය වෙනුවෙනි. ඒ සොඳුරු දින දෙකම ජීවීතයේ කිසිදා අමතක නොවන සොඳුරු මතක සටහන්මය. මේ දින ටිකේ පෞද්ගලික වෘත්තිය අරගලයක නිරත වෙමින් ...

Blurred brush strokes Interview with veteran cartoonist Bandula HarischandraThe main reason Sri Lankan artists, painters or cartoonists don’t get their due place in society is because they don’t stand together, opined veteran artist Bandula Harischandra, one of the pioneer cartoon storytellers in the country, in an interview with The Nation. “It’s a shame as well as a great disadvantage that artistes of our ...

Promoting Birding in an Urban Environment With Colombo turning into an environmentally sensitive and aesthetically appealing capital city in Asia, the Federation of Environmental Organizations of Sri Lanka (FEO) in partnership with the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOG SL) and support from Otara, will launch Colombo’s first ever Bird Race. Colombo, with its old growth avenues and wetlands, is ...

Red Bull Paper Wings – Give Wings to Your Paper Attention all engineers, creatives and anyone who had an awesome childhood! Remember the paper planes and the boats you made as a kid to see which could fly the furthest or stay afloat without tipping on its side? What if we were to tell you those endless hours you spent making paper planes are about to take you on a ...

දන්නා කතාවක නොදන්නා පැත්ත (ජැක් සහ ජිල්) - 01 ජැක් සහ ජිල් හොද මිතුරන්දිග ගන්නට කදුමුදුනේඇති ලිද ලගට ගියාපය පැටලී ජැක් ලිං පතුලේ ගිලීගියාකිසිත් ලෙසක නොදත් සේ ජිල්ගෙදර ගියාජැක් ගේ සිරුර කුණු වෙන්නටගත්තාටික දිනකින් ලිං ජලයත් අපවිත්‍ර උනාජැක් සියලු දෙනාටමමියයන්නටශාප කලා ...

ඇත්තම කියනවනමි මට දැන් ලංකාවේ අලුතින් හැදෙන සින්දු තිත්ත වෙලා තියෙන්නේ .වැඩක්ම නැ ටිවි චැනල් වල දැන් අලුත් පරමිපරාවේ කියල කියන් එවුන් කියන සින්දු දැක්කම අප්පිරියාවේ බැ. මම කියන්නේ නැ අපි ඔක්කොමල අහන්න ඔනේ ප්‍රවීන කලාකරුවන්ගේ සින්දු විතරක්ම කියල ප්‍රවින කියල එයාත් උනත් කියන හැම සින්දුවක්ම හැම නිර්මාණයක්ම විශිෂ්ඨ වෙන්නෙ නැ. එත් දැන් තියෙන ක්‍රමයත් එක්ක බලපුවහම හිතට වදින එකම ...

These are two ancient postcards from the Colombo Museum. Classy aren’t they? No tourist board earnestness about Sri Lanka and paradise. Just a photo of the object. Followed by a minimal caption. The sepia photos and the ageing of the cards makes both timeless. They become artefacts of a different time. Yet there is nothing…

Who Will Speak at Festival of MediaAsia-Pacific 2015? Last week I brought you the news of Festival of MediaAsia-Pacific. Since then, few people inquired me about the content of the conference and the speakers. From the information I gathered from the organizers when I contacted them for more detailed, what I realized was the list of speakers are still not closed but there are few speakers already confirmed ...

Finally, after waiting for it to come out almost a year watched “Love, Rosie” the movie. A complete let down comparing with the book, but as a stand alone movie separate from this book it was a heart warming and feel wrecking story of two best friends who kept missing each other when it came to love. Obviously the movie ...

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