Satyrium nepalense English: Hyacinth orchidBinomial Name: Satyrium nepalense Satyrium nepalense is a ground orchid that grows in montane zone of Sri Lanka. Common in Pathana grasslands such as Horton National Park. This orchid can be seen in other Asian countries such as India and China.

The TNA follows JVP strategy Image via Al Jazeera No less a person than the JHU’s General Secretary, Patali Champika Ranawaka, went on record over the past weekend, stating that every attempt at campaigning by the joint opposition is being violently and illegally suppressed by the Rajapakse regime. He stated that if democratic dissent and a genuine electoral process did not occur, the country ...

It’s still Tuesday over here. Writing because well, I’m marginally tipsy coz now we are back to storing alcohol in the room. Tough days. As I mentioned in a post yesterday and a few days ago, we are shifting. I never realised how many things I had in my room. Most of them included all these […]

Reflections on a ‘radical’ of our times Champika Ranawaka has emerged as a key spokesperson in Maithripala Sirisena's presidential campaign. Some of his former critics have now become admirers. Even his foes grudgingly acknowledge that he is not just eloquent but backs rhetoric with substance. This is a revisit of sorts; an article written for the 'Daily News' of December 17, 2009, five years ago to the ...

The Nikon D810 debuts:The Brown-headed Barbet The bird call was different — rather monotonous and louder than the chorus of chirping of from the regular visitors that I knew so well.  So, I leave the computer, peep through the window and I see the rustling of a pair, but the green of the feathers and brown of the head is such a good camouflage. Perfectly camouflaged. ...

Death Sentence Wins a “Spirit”ed Season at GameEdge GameEdge DOTA 2 Champion’s League Season 1, a tournament powered by the Game Edge, Nestle and Sri Lanka Telecom, premiered a while back as a combination online and LAN tournament with a Rs. 100,000 prize pool. That’s right, one hundred thousand rupees of prizes to the top 5 teams of the tournament – by far, the biggest prize pool we’ve ...

Use of SLTB buses for the President’s re-election campaign The blatant misuse of public resources by the re-election campaign of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is recorded below. The following letter was sent by the General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Transport Union Nimal Abyesiri. As noted in the media, Abyesiri is a district organizer of the SLFP for Colombo District. The video below shows the transportation of UPFA supporters using ...

In questi giorni la nostra casa è un caos di valigie, trolley, cappelli, macchina fotografica, ultimi regali e regalini, prodotti beauty da mettere dentro “all’ultimo momento” e bollette da pagare “all’ultimo momento”. Ieri sera, apro la valigia per sistemare due/tre cosette e lei subito arriva curiosa e chiede sorniona “Cosa fai?”, “Posso aiutatti?”, prende il cappello […] ...

When I was bored at work, I was going through some files and unexpectedly I stumbled on a video which was named as “The Secret”. I have heard about this concept before but I never really bothered about doing any more research. So out of curiosity I took the video home and watched it. That was the most memorable and ...

StreetLight Mist On The YES Home Grown Top 15 From what we know this will be their first time on radio together, jonathan has been on an episode of the show last year and Sean was part of either YES Superstar or YES Mega Star back in the day. The will be teasing little bits of their upcoming album and sharing a little more on what they are upto ...

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that his team had to play out of their skin ton come out of the 0-5 drubbing they received at the hands of India to beat England pretty convincingly by a 5-2 margin in the seven-match one-day international series concluded at the R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday. Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs ...

A romantic ending to a long-standing partnership What a romantic ending to a long-standing partnership. England’s last man out James Tredwell was stumped Sangakkara bowled Jayawardene. You couldn’t ask for a better script than that to mark the final one-day appearances at home of two of Sri Lanka’s cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. That dismissal signaled an 87-run win for Sri Lanka in the ...

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