The Introduction of Floodlit Test Cricket Normally, when you hear the term test cricket, you imagine long hours of patient cricket played by men dressed in white using a bright red leather ball. This wouldn’t really be the case in a couple of years with the introduction of day/night or floodlit cricket across the world.  Tests, the longest form of cricket began on the 15th of ...

Highlights: Up to 40 mm high rainfall was received by Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle, Kurunrgala and Anuradhapura districts during the previous week. Galle and Matara districts also received up to 30 mm rainfall and apart from that more than 10 mm rainfall was not seen in the country. In April 2016 the entire country received below average rainfall except for ...

Beneath the mist:  Vipassana meditation retreat On a clear day when the fickle mist lifts, you may catch a glimpse of the true face of the mountain. There will be countless green trees, heavy, moss covered rocks, tiny creatures and mounds and mounds of dirt. And if you are absolutely noiseless, you may hear even the gentlest rustle created by wind and manifested through things substantial ...

The Kandy IT/BPM Week is happening “Kandy is a good place to be” according to Chairman of SLASSCOM Mano Sekaram. Returning to the town of his boyhood, this time, he’s taking the entire IT industry with him. Yesterday, SLASSCOM and their partners for the event announced Kandy IT/BPM Week. Mano Sekaram, Chairman of SLASSCOM speaking at the Kandy IT/BPM Media Launch (Image credits: SLASSCOM) Scheduled for ...

iGenius 2016 is a joint project undertaken by the Rotaract Clubs of the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Colombo and Colombo Mid Town.

Notes: On Happiness, Boredom and the futility of Going Out Every human suffers from two painful maladies: boredom and loneliness. I’m pretty sure these two have wreaked their havoc on every single generation before us. Boredom and loneliness are an inseparable part of the human experience … if you look back far enough, you’ll find a bored and lonely caveman scratching on the walls, and if you look forward far ...

World Migratory Bird Day is an annual, global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

Google Loon Is Here ‒ What Does This Mean For Sri Lanka? A few months ago, Google’s Project Loon wan the talk of the town. Excitement peaked when it was reported that the first balloon had entered Sri Lankan airspace to begin feasibility tests. Although the excitement appeared to die down after a while, the fact of the matter is: Google Loon is finally here. A Little Background Project Loon is one ...

We’ve got a bowling group that has grown into a useful attack – Graham Ford The Sri Lankan head coach Graham Ford highlighted Sri Lanka’s chances in the upcoming extended series against England by emphasizing on the bowling line-up led by veteran spinner Rangana Herath.  Considering the experience of Dhammika Prasad and the pace delivered by Dushmantha Chameera, Graham Ford was quietly confident of their ability to create inroads on the bouncy tracks in ...

It appears state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have risen in salience in Sri Lanka recently. I am giving a keynote address on this topic at the launch of the Advocata Institute. The slideset that I will be using is here. The day before yesterday, I was debating on a TV talk show what should be done with the least defensible of the ...

Black Caps Top T20 Rankings New Zealand has moved to the top of the T20I rankings for the first time following the ICC’s annual update. The new cycle disregarded results from the 2012-13 season and therefore West Indies, who won their first Twenty20 championship in 2012, lost points and have dropped one place to No. 3. New Zealand has 132 points, having played their ...

Chitral Somapala – Vilpattu This year alone has seen many artists come out for causes close to them and in a very strong way too. This month see’s a giant from home’s rock n metal scene take up the grave issue that Vilpattu is faced with and we’re telling you now, you are in for such a powerful single which is written by  Chinthana ...

And from what we know, this is the first time Boodee, a prolific mind from the movie / music scene of Sri Lanka will be on co-hosting duties on Sri Lanka’s Biggest Home Music Countdown with yazmin yousuf and we’re guessing this won’t be limited to just music. Catch the show tonight between 7 – 9pm on YES101.

Dear (Achchaaru) Socialists. We're back from an extended Avurudhu break and ready and raring to do with a special narcissism embracing Self-Portrait session hosted by multi-talented artist, designer, and architect Erandi Amarasinghe.

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