A Great Man was Remembered An influential man, who work for the humanity was remembered by the Sri Lankans on 20thof November 2014. Fr.Thomas Kochery, who borne as Indian national and worked for the poor and specially small scale fishers of the whole world was passed away on May 2014 at age 71. On 20thof 2014, National Fisheries Solidarity Movement together with Sri Lankan small ...

I get ready to head out, and Aiden decides to text me at the same time. I tell him about the common candidate drama in Sri Lanka, and how some MPs are changing parties. He is not too happy about my little commentary on local politics, is worried that I would go make some random comment, get arrested and he ...

China Unicom and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) have completed the deployment of a 1,500km terrestrial optical fiber link. It spans from the southwest Chinese province of Yunnan to Myanmar’s Ngwe Saung Beach in the Irrawaddy Delta. It is called China-Myanmar International (CMI) cable. This US$50 million cross-border telecommunication transmission link runs from Ruili and Muse on the Sino-Myanmar border ...

Super-Resolution fluorescence microscopy The optical microscope was a great discovery which enabled us to get a better view of the cellular scale. However, the resolution is fundamentally limited as a result of diffraction also known as the Abbe’s limit. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded for the “development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”, a technique which circumvented the above limitation. Three research ...

Equity for children through quality education Sri Lanka has every reason to be proud of its record on education, in comparison with those of other countries in the region. But we should also remember that we had a similar leading position many years ago, and others are catching up. Indeed other countries in Asia have forged ahead, so we really need to stop making comparisons with ...

So, that happened. It must be tough for Mahinda. No matter how he tries to hold this political bag of cats together, someone always pops out. Last time it was Sarath Fonseka, from the Army. Now it’s Maithripala Sirisena, from the SLFP. These are both important bases of power for him. The Army and his own party. Mahinda is a wily old ...

The Sri Lankan Kade The Legend of These Roadside Boutiques AKA The Local Tea Shop          Kades, the traditional Sri Lankan shops or booths, sell an overwhelming variety of goods. Mostly gone from urban areas they are still common in rural areas. If you happen to be travelling in Sri Lanka by road and require refreshment, desist from stopping at that modern establishment with its ...

Attention! This car is powered by human brainwaves Pay Attention The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) of Western Australia has introduced the worlds first Attention powered car. Did you pay attention to the announcement? Image credit: RAC How it works Using brainwaves, the driver wears a headset while driving. The headset measures brain activity in real-time and monitors if the driver is focused by measuring the following criteria; engagement, ...

Developers among you will have heard of Etisalat’s Appzone – Sri Lanka’s first proper telco appstore garnered a fair amount of attention for both Etisalat and for the devs who jumped on board. Now, we’ve received word that Etisalat’s set about making the development process easy enough for non-techies to start making apps without having to dive into APIs. They ...

Still looking for that secret passage?* Many believe that the world is made of secrets. One reason for this is that we are not born knowing everything. There’s so much we don’t know. The moment we recognize this, we start getting curious. We want to know stuff. We want to know the names of things we encounter for the first time. We want to know what’s ...

I was suddenly reminded that today is your 102nd birth anniversary. I missed your 100th one but I will not let this one go without writing a few words. Your niece Chulie gave her account, but, let me add my story to complement hers. My life has been and continues to be a joyful one largely to you, my dear teacher! My eyes ...

I was suddenly reminded that today is your 102nd birth anniversary. I missed your 100th one but I will not let this one go without writing a few words. Your niece Chulie gave her account, but, let me add my story to complement hers. My life has been and continues to be a joyful one largely to you, my dear teacher! My eyes ...

Heroes and heroism are great but… This is the eighth in a series of articles on rebels and rebellion written for the FREE section of 'The Nation'. 'FREE' is dedicated to youth and youthfulness.A hero is someone who does something totally unexpected, something that no one even imagines of doing and something that can even cost the person his life. Some heroes live to tell the ...

TBCAsia’s done and dusted, and I’ve finally gotten back to work. For those who haven’t heard of it, Travel Bloggers’ Conference Asia was an event put together by Cinnamon Hotels and the might of John Keels; it brought together some of the world’s most popular travel bloggers – into a single conference room. But perhaps […]

We will continue to experiment with a few players – Mathews     We will continue to experiment few players – Mathews The trophy of the upcoming Sri Lanka- England ODI series was unveiled at a media briefing in Colombo today.Sri Lanka Cricket Coach Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews , England Cricket Captain Alastair Cook and England Cricket Coach Peter Moores were present along with Sri Lanka Cricket ...

The Good Son – Vinnie Kirtisinghe “We’re all ghosts. We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.” ― Liam Callanan, The Cloud Atlas “He was my most obedient good son, but he did the most disobedient thing,” my grandmother Pinto Hamy  had lamented, talking of my uncle Vinnie. Born on a day like today 102 years ago on 20 Nov. 1912, Vinnie or Vincent as he ...

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