MR’s amnesia worsens Medical experts expressed concern today for ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s mental health, as evidence emerged that his amnesia was worsening. Mr. Rajapaksa’s recent statement that there had been no acts of political vengeance or violations of the Constitution during his Presidency, confirmed rumours that the former strongman was struggling with acute memory loss. Some experts have suggested the problem may be genetic, given ...

How to focus in the age of distraction http://t.co/koyPxMLHnC pic.twitter.com/3bw34buisw — isura (@isura) June 28, 2015 I discovered a mind map (click above image) few weeks back on internet. Since it was visually intense and also made it immediately practical, I gave a shot. Actually few shots. Results are fabulous, that made me wanna share […]

Maithripala, Mahinda and the SLFP’s democracy-deficits So Maithripala Sirisena blinked first. The merits and demerits will no doubt be debated at length. Neither is it a done deal. He who blinks and also open eyes. Sirisena is no less seasoned than Mahinda Rajapaksa when it comes to playing the end game of political chess. But what is interesting and perhaps of lasting relevance would be the ...

Hello all you beautiful people! How are you doing this Tuesday afternoon? It’s been a long week on this side of the box and I think it might remain so for the next weeks (and months). But it’ll all pay off, or that’s what my sunny side tells me. This week in my list of […]

Instagram Bumps Up Photo Resolution: Better Looking Images For Everybody Good news for all those cat lovers and selfie addicts on Instagram. By now I assume you know that the popular photo-sharing platform compresses images in its native application in order to make it easier to load. But not for long. Image taken from http://bismannews.rrvnews.com It was confirmed by an Instagram spokesperson to Mashable that Instagram is indeed updating ...

Pakistan Played Better Cricket- Angelo Mathews Shan Masood and Younis Khan post a records breaking partnership When it seemed quite impossible, the experience of Younis Khan came in handy as the visitors cruised to a record-breaking seven-wicket win to secure a much needed 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka that took them to the 3rd position in the ICC Test Rankings. Despite losing the openers early, ...

The Veddas – On the Brink of Extinction The only community that can lay claim to being the most purebred Sri Lankans, the Veddas, are nearing extinction. This is nothing new. But having travelled to Gal Oya and met with the Vedda community of the East, we were struck by how close we are to losing that fraying, living-breathing link to our country’s prehistory. Who are the Veddas? ...

Light Me Up – A New Way To Light Up Your Favorite Gigs This one’s for all the party starters and concert lovers. A glow-stick or glow-band has become an essential item at a party, a rave or a concert. Well now, a startup in Indonesia has developed an app that actually listens to the music being played and lights up your screen in colors and flashes accordingly. Called “Light Me Up”, ...

We have now reached the logical conclusion of the cross-over era, where all the party colors have mixed into brown. The After Party In this post-party era (the After Party if you will), the only significant differences are personalities. The SLFP is officially headed by Maithripala – who is a wonderful, unifying personality – but in practice they tend to vote ...

Flower Plucker There you are A new Flower in The Garden To pluck or not to pluck? I wonder You smell so good You look so good I want to pluck you so bad I ponder If I pluck you once Can I pluck you again? I would pluck you all day if I could (image credits: http://free-wallpaper.at-web.org/)

Sri Lanka To Host 3rd IEEE Region 10 Student, Young Professional, Women in Engineering Congress The IEEE Sri Lanka Section will be hosting the 3rd IEEE Region 10 Student, Young Professional, Women in Engineering Congress this time from the 9th to 12th July 2015 at Hotel Galadari under the theme ‘Today’s Youth for a Better Tomorrow’. This biannual congress brings together professionals representing various disciplines of Engineering, Industry giants and students and provides the opportunity ...

It sucks sometimes to see time just pass you in a blink of an eye.  The moments you live will never come again ‘ the time you spend with someone , something might never happen again. It is not something strange, it is reality. We need to accept it without living under a rock. We must cherish each and every ...

Mandira & Maliga Announce New Music Video We first heard of the twin hip hop n rap duo in March, when they released their debut radio single “About To Go” on the YES Home Grown Top 15 and fast forward a few months later..they are almost on the verge of releasing their second single “Shake That Thing” with a video on Vevo (YouTube). While there is no ...

This is a very special work of sonic art..Why, you ask? It’s recorded in 528hz which is supposed to be heart chakra specific* Spirited is probably the only group from home that records and outputs their music in chakra/nature specific hertz; This single is the first off the upcoming El “Deep Spirit Vol 1″  and features the vocals of Luna Cantodea. *citation needed

In the context of some work we were doing with the support of Ford Foundation we conducted four case studies of national broadband initiatives. The four case studies were presented at the Expert Forum we convened in New Delhi in March 2014 and may have contributed to the rethinking of the becalmed NOFN project that has now been relaunched as ...

The World Schools Debating Championship is to take place from 27th July to 6th August in Singapore this year. In the build up towards this competition, the Debaters' Council inaugurated the National Training Pool in October 2014. The pool comprised the highest ranking speakers eligible for the competition, as determined by the Speaker Tab of the Sri Lanka Schools Debating ...

I was reminded of Pramod Mahajan, a former Minister who died tragically. He was responsible for “unifying” the Ministry of Telecom and the Ministry of Electronics and IT. He also said Indian succeeded in IT and beauty only because the government was not involved. Echoes of Mahajan are heard in these reactions to Prime Minister Modi’s launch of Digital India. ...

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