Under 17 All-Island Inter Schools’ Cricket Tournament The Under 17 All-Island Inter Schools’ Division 1 Cricket Tournament is set to commence from the Month of May featuring 75 teams competing in 10 groups. The competition organized by the Sri Lanka Schools’ Cricket Association will be played in the 50-over format under ICC rules and regulations. Ananda College, Colombo are the reigning champions of the tournament while ...

Sebastians Clinch U19 Limited Over Championship Chasing 167 under tricky conditions, St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa managed to get home quite comprehensively to secure this year’s Singer U19 All-Island Limited Over Championship at the R Premadasa Stadium last evening.  Credit to an exceptional all round performance, St. Sebastian’s College brought down last year’s champions Trinity College by dominating proceedings throughout the day. They were exceptional in ...

English: as enemy and friend There are two stories that I tell young people about learning English. The first is about Ananda Thilak Bandara, a batchmate of mine at Peradeniya University.Thilak was from Madadombe, Galgamuwa. When he entered the university all he knew of English was its alphabet. Half way through our first year, I moved into a ‘chummery’ in Gunnepana, about one and a ...

The Struggle for Freedom in India Make but don’t speak in India In early January, as part of his much hyped ‘Make in India’ agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘Start-Up India’ initiative. This ode to venture capitalism is but a complement to the Modi regime’s older and bigger initiative—‘Shut-up India’. Central to this are attacks on social activists, workers, secular intellectuals, students, minorities ...

Bhutan’s journey in becoming carbon neutral Yesterday I listened to a story about a country that kept their promise to become carbon neutral. The Ted Talk titled ‘This country isn’t just carbon neutral – it’s carbon negative’ was delivered by Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and he shares with his audience the incredible story of a little nation that did big things for the environment. Bhutan ...

Regardless of an impressive bowling performance, St.Mary’s College, Chilaw only managed to sniff past De La Salle College to reach the finals of the all important Singer U19 D111 limited-over tournament. The low scoring thriller ended giving St.Mary’s a victory by a margin of two wickets at the De La Salle Grounds lately. Winning the toss and batting first, De La Salle ...

Beating the heat The past few weeks have been incredibly hot! Living in the tropics and being so close to the equator, you’d expect to be used to hot weather by now. WRONG. But our weather isn’t as bad as we think it is. I’m not saying I enjoy the temperature going over 30⁰ every day. All I’m saying is, since we don’t ...

World’s Highest Capacity 15TB SSD Is Finally Here — Samsung Starts Shipping PM1633a Short Bytes: Months after Samsung revealed that it’s working to create a super-sized 3D NAND SSD, the company has launched 15.36TB PM1633a — the world’s highest-capacity solid state drive (SSD). With the help of a highly dependable metadata protection mechanics that allows data protection and restoration, Samsung claims that its drive will help system admins recover from abrupt power interruptions.Last ...

Jumping Into Girls’ Schools, 101 If your digital friends read Asian Mirror, you’ll know that 14 Royalists were recently arrested for breaking into a girls’ school in a Big Match fuelled testosterone frenzy. If they read Colombo Today, it may have 24 Royalists. Regardless of the actual headcount, opinion is divided on the matter. Many believe that the police overreacted to a fairly harmless tradition. ...

SLSCA Suspends Key Lankan U19 Players Three Sri Lankan impact players in the recently concluded Under-19 World Cup suffered suspension from The Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) for violating the code of conduct for players in a domestic cricket tournament. The victims of suspension were Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga and Avishka Fernando.  All three players performed magnificently in the recent past and certainly did seem like ...

Seniority is power Unaccountable brutality is the true measure of “real” power Power must be demonstrated often – by sudden acts of physical and mental cruelty The prospect of random cruelty is an essential ingredient of fear Fear is the only true form of respect Servility and obedience are the only possible expressions of respect…

Regardless of the venue, an impressive bowling performance from Ananda College assisted them in easing off to comprehensively beat Zahira College to secure the T B Jayah Memorial Trophy at the Zahira College Grounds lately.  Ananda College, despite having better talent in their unit, both teams were quite evenly placed, adhering to the fact that Zahira College had the home advantage. ...

It is an undeniable fact that education plays a major role in a person's life. Each day hundreds of researches are carried out to find better ways of educating and teaching. Along with implementing more productive education systems, there is an age old question about which is best; single sex schools or mixed schools. In my opinion, I strongly believe, ...

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