Yes, time has come to say goodbye to this blog, it is indeed sad since I  had been writing in this blog for three years and I decided that the time has come for me to write my last post. A special appreciation for those who read, subscribed and commented my blog as it was their enthusiasm that inspired me to write more. ...

Most of our Maha Sangha are highly enthusiastic about visiting the West and the American Continent to spread the teachings of Lord Buddha, while neglecting a comparatively larger continent like Africa. It was at this time that I came across the Uganda Buddhist Centre, one of the first Buddhist institutions in Africa and Bhante Buddharakkita, the only African Buddhist monk that I have ...

Three years ago I posted an article about the Sewage System in Colombo (Click here to read it), which has become a major hassle in the country, today it is replaced by its counterpart which is none other than Garbage. Initially Garbage in Colombo was dumped to a place in Bloemendal Road in Colombo, the pile of garbage was so huge that it could be seen through ...

How many of you take the effort to read the help files in Softwares? How many would bother to press the F1 key (Please excuse me for speaking the Microsoft Windows vocabulary) when you get stuck somewhere in the system? Do you know the effort spent by Technical Writers to craft a help system? The objective of a help system ...

Several Years ago when I visited the West I met a Bank Represtative Showed my name in a printed document “Just look at this name, Can anyone pronounce it, I thought mine was the longest” and her name was ‘Cassandra’ Last Year I visited the Grama Niladaree(Village\Town Government Officer) An important man with power, from my little Country in the East ...

Over 30 years of IITs, yet all it does is train some bright kids to work in Multinationals (pg:34, Five Point Someone (novel), Chetan Bhagat) There may not be dedicated institutes like IIT in this Island, but there are plenty of places that offer higher education related to Technology, yet the outcome of such institutes have helped to create a workforce for ...

After a lapse of one year,I decided to get back to blogging again. I was quite interested in looking into the Pros and Cons of permanent employment against Freelancing, since I was engaged with the former and got my hands wet with the latter I thought of writing my experience about Freelancing. Let me be honest there is good and bad in both ...

Reality portrayed by the personality of a man Has lost his stamina to the size of a grain of sand But the unreal illusion that appears to be grand Osillates by itself like a pedestal fan Have we as humans lost our grandeur To a blind and an unforseen offender But the mighty man’s mind which is nevertheless tender Will start roaring one day ...

Initially I thought that I should have written this a little earlier, however the Media has been very active about the demise of Steve Jobs, so I decided afterall that it is not too late to write this post. Nevertheless his absence will be felt not only among his peers but also his admirers around the globe The First time I ever ...

Refresh Yourself at Refresh Colombo   Are you an Individual Studying or Working in a field of study related to Computing or Technology ? Are you a Technology Enthusiast ? Then you should not miss ‘Refresh Colombo’ which is a monthly event that is been organised by a group of individuals from Cenango which has ...

“(What I have taught) if you cling on to it, if you fondle it, if you treasure it, if you are attached to it, then you don’t understand it. The Teaching (Which I have taught) is similar to a raft, Which is to be used only to cross over and not for getting hold of “  (Lord Buddha – Majjima Nikaya) ...

At a time when the whole world is condoling over the death of an actress of the yesteryear Elizabeth Taylor (fondly known as Liz Taylor), I thought of revealing a suprising news and this will be a welcome suprise for her fans and admirers in Sri Lanka. Elzabeth Taylor had come to Sri Lanka way back in 1950s and acted ...

’All For One and One for All’ was a famous phrase in the French novel ‘Three Musketeers’ written by Alexander Dumas. In that novel this phrase was used by the above mentioned musketeers to express their unity before they went into any adventure. However where the Sri Lankan education is concerned the same phrase applies but in a different perspective, ...

After a long pause I thought of discussing about a question that had struck my mind several days ago. In Sri Lanka a Sari is accepted as a glamorous piece of clothing worn in functions, offices and worn by ladies of all ethnic communities including certain foreigners. However I wonder if the Sarong was able receive the same reception as ...

It was with much interest that I followed through local media about the problem on Wild Elephants entering border villages and creating a havoc. They have been distroying people as well as their property belonging to the people living in the vicinity. One of the first incidents were reported in a village close to Sigiriya and after several complaints were ...

After posting several anecdotes on different topics I have decided to write another trivial news on Colombo. This could be rather interesting but a disturbing post on the Sewage System in Colombo. According to a news report I read in the Daily Mirror (Sri Lankan Newspaper) there are only two Swege Outlets for the Entire Colombo. One is in Wellawatte ...

There are very few teachers, leaders and individuals who impart their knowledge free of charge without expecting anything in return. Late Venerable Kirinde Sri Dhammananda (popularly known as K. Sri Dhammananda) occupies a special place. Being a Buddhist I used to read his books which gave an unbiased view while his books and sermons always acted as a panacea for the inquisitive mind. ...

“Which Country are you from?” asked a woman “I am From Sri Lanka” I replied “Is it an African Country?” She asked inquisitively “No it’s in Southern Asia” I replied politely “Never Mind!” She said “Shall I give you a cup of Ceylon Tea?” (A Made up Story) Sri Lanka and Ceylon, Where do we Belong? We are not the ...

Dear Rain – A Letter to you Dear Rain I am writing this ‘poetic’ letter in utter Dismay Having penetrated to my Electricity meter, striking it and creating a Disarray You did cause havoc in the whole month of May Obstracting the travellers in your usual Way At least for Today Please listen to what I have to Say As Children When we ...

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