The Public Utility Commission of Sri Lanka was established to serve as regulator for any of the hard infrastructure industries that needed regulation as a result of reform. All this time, all it was given was electricity. Now, there is a possibility that downstream petroleum will also be brought under its authority. So they had a workshop where I was ...

Tissa Abeysekara: An 'Asammatha' Icon We lost a giant six years ago. This giant is remembered today as a filmmaker, writer, administrator, and political commentator. There were times when all these roles came together: a synthesis rarely to be seen in any other icon. Maybe that is why we treasure his name. Why we honour him.Tissa Abeysekara was not born with a silver spoon. As ...

Rommel Arumugam – Young Illustrators of Sri Lanka You may have seen some of Rommel Arumugam’s artwork on an event poster or perhaps somewhere on Facebook. One of Sri Lanka’s finest young illustrators, his mad skills – both digital and non-digital – has not gone unnoticed. He was commissioned to illustrate and Colombo Design Market (CDM) February 2015 poster – a compact cube of much of what the ...

Rommel Arumugam – Young Illustrators of Sri Lanka You may have seen some of Rommel Arumugam’s artwork on an event poster or perhaps somewhere on Facebook. One of Sri Lanka’s finest young illustrators, his mad skills – both digital and non-digital – has not gone unnoticed. He was commissioned to illustrate and Colombo Design Market (CDM) February 2015 poster – a compact cube of much of what the ...

To be a child caught in wonderment "The most beautiful sea:hasn’t been crossed yet.The most beautiful child:hasn’t grown up yet.Our most beautiful days:we haven’t seen yet.And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell youI haven’t said yet."These lines, written by Nazim Hikmet on September 24, 1945, were sent to me by a Turkish friend. I sent them on to another friend, Sharon, who wrote back: "It ...

Daskon episode 52 recap Hello people. Welcome to another one of my recaps. Well my family is finding houses I am studying my ass off. Well first I am shocked at what happened in Nepal. RIP for the 2000+ people who died due to that earthquake. My heart felt condolences to all the family members. May the Triple Gems guard those who survived this ...

The massive earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 has many of us wondering what we can do to help. The devastation resulting from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake is tremendously affecting rural villages. Our concern and compassion for all the people of Nepal and surrounding countries will need to convert to thoughtful action for both immediate relief and long-term recovery ...

It is kind of weird sometimes that someone you used to know, forgot you and returns back; seeking solace, seeking friendship which was torn to pieces before and want to mend it back again. Can a broken friendship be fixed again? Friendship is also occurs from the heart. When broken, it is broken forever. Even if you are in good ...

The Lucky Ones Photo via Open, Equal Free I wish it were easier not to care. I wish I could grow up to be a corporate lawyer or a banker and just be content with a “normal” life. Have common, cliché` dreams like a beautiful house, a flashy car, a happy marriage and kids, learn to find joy in the little victories ...

Presidentiality Restored? President Maithripala Sirisena has appeared to have preferred a backseat in political affairs since being elected. He informs us that this is not true. Indeed it can be argued that being President is more than making a song and dance about each and everything one does. Work is one thing, talking about it and getting it all recorded and disseminated ...

I realized  that I know too many people who don’t know what its like to be in a crowed bus. The thought scared me more than the bus ride itself and those bus rides have me praying and preparing to meet my maker at times. So let’s take a moment to reflect on the daily joys of public transport, especially ...

Nepal’s Earthquake: Nature, not Karma April 26th, 2015. A terrible thing happened. An earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck just near Kathmandu. Thousands were buried under clouds of dust and rubble as their homes collapsed around them. It was followed by aftershocks, one of which hit at 07 AM, measured 6.7 on the scale and shook buildings in New Delhi. As of the time of writing, over 2,500 ...

Amendments for the committee stage – 22 April 2015 April 22nd 2015 The Secretary General Parliament Dear Secretary General I have now had a chance to go through the consolidated version of the draft 19th Amendment, which was given to us by the Hon Prime Minister yesterday. The amendments he has included, which will I presume be introduced at the Committee Stage, assuage some of my worries but others ...

Sony digital media player : Sony NWZ - A17 Why I ditched iPod touch for good ?I bought my first digital media player, an Apple 80GB iPod classic not knowing it wasn’t supported by Rockbox in 2006. I was disappointed but went on to buy an iPod touch 64GB to have the bluetooth support to use with my bluetooth compatible devices. I bought them not because they’re good products ...

Basil Rajapakse remanded: Stealing billions and stashing them in Dubai banks So Basil Rajapakse has been remanded. Stealing billions and stashing them in Dubai banks. Not quite.He has been charged witha) Providing LKR 2,500/per family for repairing houses of 14 families .b) Paying Compensation of 1,700/person to 1,067 Samurdhi Officers for voluntary retirement. c) Spending 23 million on Printing Samurdhi Diaries (*).(*) Note Samurdhi Diaries were also printed in 2004 with ...

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