We have three press releases on the Myanmar teleuse baseline survey pointing out three particular stories. Press releases are available in both English and Myanmar as follow ; Fewer women own phones compared to men.  But due to shared use, the usage of phones is not very different between men and women. 99% of Ward/Village Leaders carry Mobile Phones. Only 89.2% of ...

Internet powers the world. What powers the Internet? My favorite definition of Internet is from Jim Cowie: “The Internet is a robust virtual infrastructure comprised of tens of thousands of communicating enterprises, each seeking to maximize profit according to local rules and business conditions.” And the Data Centers function as the factories-cum-warehouses of Internet. Thousands of servers and routers being stacked across the vast space emit enormous heat ...

SLC Distributes Turf Covers For 24 Schools With the increase in demand for talented young cricketers, SLC has lately taken an initiative to distribute Turf Covers to Division 1 & 2 School Students. The distribution ceremony was held at the SLC premises with the participation of representatives from the respective schools. Speaking at the event, Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny said that “Due to non availability of Turf ...

Truth and Lies about Organic Farming The concept of organic farming is becoming quite popular – it seems too good to be true that there is an alternative to using chemicals to help grow produce. While many people seem to be taken by the idea of organic farming, which promises healthier produce and healthier lives, it is important to take a step back and understand how ...

The Largest FIFA Tournament In Sri Lanka Is back! Think you have what it takes? Do you live, breathe and even possibly lose sleep over Football? Got some fancy moves you want to showcase? Well here’s your chance. RLG FIFA 15 Championship – Powered by Gigabyte, is back for a second season, featuring the largest ever prize pool for a single player eSports title in Sri Lanka with ...

Coke: One; Media: Zero Photo courtesy @dumindaxsb Almost all major mainstream media outlets in Sri Lanka are now owned, or partially owned by individuals representing both business and political interests. This ownership simply treats media as a wing of a business conglomerate, and uses ‘objectivity’ merely as an essential product feature without which the market for their news would erode. Strategies of media control, ...

Released emails reveal Lankan fury, debate over Clinton’s rape remarks As published in Ada Derena, September 04, 2015 The recently released emails of US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, reveal that Sri Lanka’s strong reaction to the then secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s 2009 remarks over use of rape as an instrument of war unleashed an […]

Google Changed Their Logo; So What? If you happen to be on the internet, then you might have gotten the news last Tuesday night. Even if you aren’t; you might have come across this at least by now. Google loves change. In fact; Google is one of the companies that changes things more than the weather (well almost). They even changed their company structure last month. ...

We have isolated 3 stories which came out of our Myanmar teleuse baseline survey findings which we thought should be placed in the spotlight in the form of press releases. And they are as follows; Fewer women own phones compared to men.  But due to shared use, the usage of phones is not very different between men and women.  99% ...

As published in Asian Tribune, September 03, 2015 “I recognise Rajavarothiam Sampanthan as the leader of the opposition,” House Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed parliament that TNA leader R. Sampanthan was recognized as opposition leader in parliament. He said no request had been made by the UPFA with regard to the post […]

The Maththala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRI) has come under heavy criticism. Many people in the industry has questioned the wisdom of the location on which MRI is built. The two main issues they highlight are: 1. Crosswinds 2. Wildlife, especially with birds 1. Crosswinds This is a tricky issue pilots have to deal with not […]

The UNP-led government never misses an opportunity to ridicule former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s development strategy. It is now using the Mattala Airport for storing paddy!

Environmentalists urge to bring state agencies relating to the Environment under one ministry the government is in the process of setting up portfolios for the new ministries, environmentalists yesterday urged that state agencies primarily relating to the Environment be brought together under one ministry. The Environmental Collective that convened a press conference suggested that the folowing ministries be brought under one portfolio . Those include : Department of Wildlife Conservation, Forest Department, Coast ...

Second day?  Yes today is the second day after my moment ( day) of  reckoning.  Please look at my previous post, which I wrote  yesterday. And You know what? I could stay away from fault finding for 80% of the day.  Peace with in leads to peace with out. Oh what joy. 

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