Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2015 - Post Event Thoughts Google Singapore managing director Joanna Flint (center) taking a group selfie with her selfie stick. I am back in Sri Lanka after attending the Festival of Media Asia conference which happened in Singapore last week. I’m sure some of you would have followed me on Twitter for all the live updates and pictures from the event. I wanted to do ...

Post War Wakarei : A Story of Three Generations I met Kusalini when I was in Wakarei on a field visit. She peeped at me while sitting on her mother’s lap and I was busy noting down the answers her grandmother was providing me on the challenges she faces to continue her agricultural work. At first Kusalini was hesitant to come to me, a woman who was strangely dressed ...

When we’re sad, or in pain, we can always find a way to convey it….through words or actions. Today was the first time I saw one of the completely autistic kids in pain. He’s about 4 or 5 yrs old. He does not speak, nor does he understand anything. He needs to keep munching on biscuits all the time and ...

Much of our work on infrastructure policy and regulation deals with safeguards for investment. Uncertainty around investments is reduced when international arbitration is permitted. With many governments from the developed-market economies, the US government has been a strong supporter of international arbitration. But when it looks like these safeguards apply to their own country, they are unhappy. “This is really ...

Voice behind ‘Dosthara Honda Hitha’ Interview with artiste Parakrama PereraNot many will recognize Parakrama Perera by his name. Not many will recognize him from his picture on this page. Yet, for someone who has watched early Rupavahini cartoons dubbed in Sinhala, his voice will not be unfamiliar. ‘Puru puru, Maalu katta dan api wada pataaan gannayi yanne’ , ‘Bibili nagina belikatu...’ – these phrases, with ...

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Ranil Wickremesinghe, when he addressed and briefly responded to questions from heads of media institutions and editors, was clear, precise and quite articulate. He articulated the Government’s strategy, progress made and what’s in the pipeline on three broad subjects: reconciliation, corruption and the ‘100 Days’ Program’. When asked if corruption allegations predating the Mahinda era would also be taken up, ...

We always look forward to this awesome event by Coco Veranda! Performing tonight is Salvage, Enosh, Shabeeb, Thushini, The Virtusa Choir, John Rajitha and more including a wee performance by 2 memebers from team yazminyousuf.lk guess who..see you at the event and make sure to switch all lights off today cuz after all we are observing Earth Hour! FB Event Page

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Robin Bower’s Beyond Home “I want to leave behind a body of work where someone can look at it and say ‘that changed my life’.” – Robin Bower Beyond Home by Robin Bower When we read novels, we often argue over what makes them good. Harold Bloom’s famous list of the Western Literary Canon included no female authors and he copped a lot ...

A low life underworld figure, well known in running a longstanding extortion racket is hacked by another and it becomes news, WHY? Simply because the man happens to be the President’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena.Whatever the merits of Maithripala Sirisena as President of Sri Lanka. He comes from a family of questionable crooks, who have ruined, more like completely destroyed Polonnaruwa ...

Spiranthes sinensis Binomial Name: Spiranthes sinensis English: Chinese SpiranthesSpiranthes sinensis is a wildly distributed species of wild orchid found in many parts of the world including Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka it has been distributed in montane and sub-montane zone. Above photographs were taken in December.

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