The return of Disrupt 2.0: Growth Hacking for Startups Two months ago, Startup Sri Lanka launched an initiative called Disrupt 2.0. The goal of this initiative was simple, to help startups become more successful. To do so, Startup Sri Lanka identified promising startups and helped them connect with powerful mentors that’ll help them reach the next level. To say the original Disrupt 2.0 bootcamp was a success would be ...

Cycling Sri Lanka: All You Need To Know to Get Going Disclaimer: The author of this piece is really an armchair aspirationalist having cycled a meagre 30 km in total and 3 times in the last year ‒ from which limited experience she would recommend heading through the inland paddy fields of Galle. This piece is therefore informed by conversations with Lankan cycling guru and Spinner founder Yasas Hewage, co-founder of ...

Open Your Hips in Trikonasana Some men think that women naturally have open hips and that they are just plain out of luck simply because they are guys. Yet in my experience as a teacher I have seen many students who have tight hips irrespective of their gender. Tightness usually stems from deeply ingrained habit patterns in the body and changing these can sometimes feel ...

WSO2Con Asia 2016 Leading customers and solution providers will share insights and best practices for enabling a connected world via the cloud, mobile, APIs, Internet of Things, and analytics. WSO2 Announces WSO2Con Asia 2016 Keynotes and Guest Presentation WSO2 announced the guest speakers and featured keynotes for WSO2Con Asia 2016, including presenters from Capgemini, Codegen, and University of Stuttgart. Representing enterprise customers, ...

Get off my shoulder ! This blog post is late as I have been meaning to write on this fantastic trend for sometime , although late, yet decided to write and share this as this is a style you can actually carry off well in SL without being stared too much.If the thought of showing cleavage or baring your midriff makes you cringe, try an ...

Roar Weekly News Roundup: Week 2, February 2016 This week witnessed visits from foreign dignitaries, and more excitingly, Sri Lanka’s stellar performances at the South Asian Games. In foreign news, world powers agree to a halt in hostilities in Syria. Read on to find out more. Local Sri Lanka Shines At South Asian Games Swimmer Matthew Abeysinghe (centre) won seven gold medals at the South Asian Games. Image ...

Sampoor Sampur, is situated in the District of Trincomalee in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It comprises of five Grama Niladari Divisions and approximately 2300 families lived in the area. Prior to their lands were demarcated as Special Zone for Heavy Industry the villagers in the area lived a peaceful life. 2006 – In April, the military bombed on three ...

MulliKulamMullikulam village is located in the Musali divisional secretariat area, in Mannar District. The village consists of up to 1200 acres of land. Agriculture and fishing are their primary means of livelihood of the residents in Mullikulam. People have permanent title deeds for agricultural lands, mainly paddy fields. Three hundred and seven Tamil families from the Mullikulam grama niladhari division ...

KalpitiyaKalpitiya, is a peninsula in Puttlam district which comprises of 14 main islands. It separates the Puttlam lagoon from the Indian Ocean. The 14 islands have a total landmass of 4133.19 acres.Approximately 64,908 people (2009 Census) live in Kalpitiya and 12,967 are engaged in small-scale fishers, and with 25% of women engaged in fishing-related activities. Uchchimunai, keerimundanam, mohottuwaaram islands are ...

ValikamamThe High Security Zone established by the military in Valikamam North division (especially around Tellippalai) of the Jaffna peninsula in 1990. The HSZ encompassed 24 grama niladhari divisions, out of which 16 are completely out-of-bounds to their former residents. The HSZ also includes 18(11) kilometres of coastline between Kangesanthurai to Palali North These Tamil families, who were traditionally dependent ...

PanamaPanama, is situated in the District of Ampara in Southeast of Sri Lanka. It comprises of the villages of Shasthrawela, Ragamwela, Egodayaya, Horewekanda and Ulpassa. Prior to their lands were acquired by the military and tourism projects were commenced, the villagers in the area lived a peaceful life. Majority of the people in the area were engaged in agriculture, ...

CPL 2016 Player Draft (Complete Squads) Top class players were purchased by the respective franchises at the Carribean Premier League 2016 draft held in Barbados yesterday. While Sri Lanka’s T M Dilshan remained unsold alongside Shahid Afridi, Kumar Sangakkara was bought for $130,000 by the Jamaica Tallawahs.  South Africa’s David Miller and the Carribean Lendl Simmons were the costliest buys as they went for a huge sum ...

Untitled Post Public forum of Land Rights and Street protest which was conducted on 11.02.2016 by People's Allaince for Right to Land (PARL). PA / NAFSO and MONLAR are Co - organizers of this event which held at CMU hall in Colombo. The objective of this event is " even if the government was changed , still people are unable to get ...

Life hacks – A lazy girl’s kitchen guide I’m a lazy person. I love cooking well enough but I hate the hours of prep associated with it, the cleaning afterwards, hours and hours of attending to the nitty gritty. I am a lazy person and given the chance to be someone else, I would still be a lazy person because I’m just wired that way. And the best ...

Unstoppable Arabians Cruise To The Final In an encounter that featured the lights of three Sri Lankan legends, Kumar Sangakkara’s Gemini Arabians edged past his fellow countryman Mahela Jayawardena’s Sagittarius Strikers to establish a comprehensive win by a margin of 10 runs to reach the finals of the maiden Master Champions League at the Dubai International Stadium yesterday. The three Sri Lankans were outstanding as ...

Yes, I might not be the best person to write on the subject because half-Muslim girls do not wear short dresses and go out on solo journeys and frequent Pubs and Restaurants with boys, noh? *please note the emphasis on pub as that would’ve happened either way regardless of the italics noh* But this post is not based my […]

There are two types of backups called 1. Logical backups2. Physical backups1. Logical backupsLogical backups consist of the SQL statements necessary to restore the data, such as CREATE DATABASE, CREATE TABLE andINSERT.2. Physical backupsPhysical backups are performed by copying the individual data files or directories.Logical vs Physical backupsThe main differences are as follows:logical backups are more flexible, as the data ...

Sri Lanka saw 500 years of colonial occupation, perhaps more than any country on earth. It was robbed of resources and its cultures were gutted. As cruel as those five hundred years, post-independence violence proved a further uprooting. Violence over language, religion, ideology, class and caste left a scarred landscape. But not a barren one. When I came to Sri ...

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