The Bala Tampoe story Veteran trade union leader and General Secretary of Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union Bala Tampoe passed away in Colombo at the age of 92 today. I interviewed 'Comrade Bala' for the Sunday Island 13 years ago. That interview (published on April 8, 2001) is reproduced here by way of tribute to a colorful and evergreen red, so to ...

Shaping our Future: Global Shapers Annual Curators Meeting 2014 #ShapersACM What happens when you put 356 passionate, remarkable, loud, very special and stellar people; from 156 different cities spanning over 150 countries together for 4 days in the beautiful city of Geneva?The experience of a lifetime (please forgive the cliche).Who are the Global Shapers and the Global Shaper Community (GSC), you may ask? You can explore the various Hubs, Shapers, ...

According to the newest unconfirmed reports coming in, it seems that there is some sort of Software Update available on Dialog TV HD Decoders. According to the reports there is no change to the software, except for the addition of "Supreme Sat 1" in the "Satellite" menu under "Settings > Installation".Earlier this year it was reported that Dialog TV is ...

We don't need another hero Yes, that’s from Tina Turner’s song from the 1985 film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle. The line came to me, strangely, after I had just told a set of schoolchildren that we don’t need to look beyond our shores to find heroes (if indeed we needed any, I should have added).The line is nice ...

The Gost of the Forest- The Sloth Bear The sloth bear, is an often misunderstood animal. Despite being sighted in both Yala and Wilpattu National Parks in the recent times very little study has been carried out its behavior. The jungle folk would recall the bear as one of the most dangerous animals to encounter while on foot. Many Veddas and villagers near the jungles have horrific scars ...

Garden Cafe is an awesome little tea lounge hiding behind a Noritake store in Duplication Road. They serve neat tall glasses of chilled tea, not to mention smoothies and brownies, and the prices are low.

Somehow, electricity lacks the sexiness of ICTs. People debate how many households have mobiles, but few know how many households have electricity. This on a subject Lenin thought was so important that he proclaimed “Socialism + Electricity = Communism.” Not that I advocate Communism, Lenin forbid. So I was very pleased when a book on energy policy was launched by ...

Gladiators The good old land monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or “thalagoya” is an animal treated with much indifference. Most suburban households in Sri Lanka have these critters walking about their garden or sunbathing on their roofs. I find these resilient lizards very interesting as not only do they do us a service by eating the rats and snakes in our area, but ...

Dear Readers, I apologize for the sudden removal of my posts. There have been some issues with regards to conservation which I needed to address and for which I needed to take some drastic action. I will attempt not to disclose some sensitive locations in future as it seems to bring some unwanted finger pointing which is unwarranted in my ...

There’s a reason why we shared this on our site, its cuz we dont come across too many people who just pick up a guitar and just do what Faisal does..not unless you go to a special kinda show where you are in the audience of 5 or 6 or a fly on the wall. its click worthy yo

The Power Of And Terror Of Awareness Right now everyone is aware of ALS because people are dumping ice on their heads. Not everyone is aware what ALS is (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). It’s what Stephen Hawking has and you can see what it does to the body. He’s lived much longer than most people with ALS can expect to, and it is a ...

By way of tribute to Sam Wijesinghe Pic courtesy Sunday ObserverSam Wijesinghe, former Secretary General of Parliament, passed away last night at the age of 93. I interviewed him about 12 years ago but sadly don't have the transcript. I can't find it on the web either. But in April 2004, when there was a lot of excitement over the election of the Speaker, Editor of the ...

Zimbabwe complete famous win Hosts rock Harare with three-wicket win as injured skipper Michael Clarke announces he’s heading home Zimbabwe cricket, on its knees for so long, jumped up and celebrated one of its greatest days when they knocked the world’s top-ranked one-day team from its perch with a three-wicket win amid remarkable scenes in Harare. With a team of spirited but essentially ...

Previous Page Next Page