There are times when I lament my abysmal acquaintance with Greek and Roman literature and of course the political and historical tracts it contains and indeed which makes much of it. I see a quote here, a reference there, that’s all. I then look it up somewhere. I had heard of Cicero and had come across a quote, a reference, ...

Live From Jaffna: The Ideas Of YGC By now, everybody knows the story of Yarl IT Hub . Back in 2010, three people met over a coffee and decided that something needed to be done. They wanted to create a culture that would foster innovation even at the expense of failure. They went ahead and posted this on Facebook, and soon attracted similar likeminded people. This became ...

HONG KONG AND NEPAL TOUR SRI LANKA Following a request from the Asian Cricket Council Development Manager Bandula Warnapura, Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee has approved tours by the top four Asian Associates to the island, Afghanistan, Hong Kong Nepal and the UAE. The decision has been taken, say Sri Lanka Cricket, “to support the region’s Non-Test playing countries.” The first ACC touring teams to Sri ...

Chulie de Silva:The power of black & white Originally posted on Art Blart: Exhibition dates: 2nd May – 2nd November 2014 Curator: National Portrait Gallery Senior Curator of Photographs Ann Shumard Decisive exposure Whether there was, or he understood there to be, a “decisive” moment when Eugène Atget took a photograph is unknown… but I think that what he was trying to achieve ...

And there’s quite a few of your awesome Scorpios – Izzy Wildchild (guitarist/producer), Duminda Harshaka (producer.Thricona), Ishara Fernando (producer/Dj . Isha-N), Harry Pereira (YouTube personality), Tenny Stigs (Stigmata) & Mikhail Daken (singer.ex Picasso Recess) photo credits:Pavithra De Mello (izzy), Yohan Siriwardena for Mosh Scream Rock (tenny we don’t know the photographer responsible for the rest of the clicks but would love ...

You can compose your own music Nights are quiet times. The city shuts down bit by bit and at one point you also shut down. Then you get silence. For most of the day and even sometimes late into the night, however, we are surrounded by sound. There’s always someone saying something. There’s a TV on. Someone is playing music. There are household sounds of people ...

Chasing Jade Dragons with Mao Tsetung The birds, squirrels and the monkeys that greet me every morning have deserted me and I sit a tad forlornly watching the rain pelting down.  Hmm, the grass will need cutting soon, but the more urgent need is company with the morning cuppa.The one I select is past its prime. A bit battered and worn out the outer skin crumbles ...

What happened in Koslanda was tragic, as a result of the landslide – 871 people displaced, 192 missing & several children orphaned. Click here for the full story  but its not too late to help those affected. Places you can donate Requirement : Clothes.New or Used (good condition) specially ladies and kids.: Skirts, Blouse, Cheeththa, Saree, Sarong, Trousers, underwear (only new) etc. Drop ...

The First Star Wars Movie - Chapter 1-3 Story so far....Darth Vader's huge imperial ship caught up on Princess Leia's ship - in which she was carrying the stolen plans of the 'Death Star' - and 'sucked-in' the small ship. The rebels could not withstand the fire-power of the imperial storm-troopers and quickly lost their head when Darth Vader strangled him with one hand... R2D2 has been given ...

A renaissance cannot happen at any point in time, just because a few individuals think it is necessary. It has a slow buildup, one that requires time, energy and knowledge, and when all these factors are in the right place at the right time, then a renaissance can happen. It is a revival, a renewed interest in something. The phoenix ...

Securely communicate with Groundviews The Editor of Groundviews can now be reached over Telegram, a secure messaging app for mobiles and desktop chat clients. Given the Snowden revelations in general and the pervasive surveillance architectures governing information flows in Sri Lanka, secure communications for whistleblowers, informants, human rights defenders and civil society activists is of paramount importance. As noted on the web, “Telegram ...

A day with "Prince" the leopard of Wilpattu Hello everyone. Its been a long time since I wrote my last blogpost. The reason being that I haven't been travelling a lot lately. Mainly due to weather and also commitments at home at office. But there is an encounter recently which was unbelievably fantastic and amazing that I had to share it with you all.I was on a day ...

India A vs Sri Lankans scorecard   India A vs Sri Lankans (Warm up Match) India A won by 88 runs in Mumbai India A – 381/6 Rohit Sharma Run Out Lahiru Gamage 142 Unmukt Chand ct Kumar Sangakkara, b Lahiru Gamage 53 Manish Pandey NOT OUT 135 Manoj Tiwary ct Ashan Priyanjan, b Dhammika Prasad 36 K M Jadhav ct Kusal Perera, b Dhammika Prasad ...

Sarvodaya staff and volunteers from the Badulla district center has initiated limited relief services for those who were affected by the deadly landslide which hit the Meeriyabedda tea plantation near the Haldumulla town in Badulla district early hours of yesterday (29th October 2014). According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of the Government, it is feared that nearly 200 people ...

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