Civilians attacked CMEV received a complaint from Rev Ampitiye Sumanaratna Thero that a group of civilians protested that their voting rights were violated by the Police. They attempted to submit a petition to the President in this regard and allege that they were attacked by the Police at around 6.30 p.m. on the 19th December 2014 in front of the Batticaloa Police ...

Arson attack on Presidential candidate’s stage in Waduramba An arson attack was reported to CMEV around a stage prepared for a meeting of the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, and truck bearing number 48-7143 transporting sound equipment to the meeting at 6.55am near the Wadhuramba public bus stand in Baddegama. The meeting had been scheduled to start at 5.30 p.m. with participation of Maithripala Sirisena, Sajith Premadasa, Sarath Fonseka ...

The Nikon D810 debuts:The Brown-headed Barbet The bird call was different — rather monotonous and louder than the chorus of chirping of from the regular visitors that I knew so well.  So, I leave the computer, peep through the window and I see the rustling of a pair, but the green of the feathers and brown of the head is such a good camouflage. Perfectly camouflaged. ...

Koslanda landslide: Before and after images now on Google Earth Groundviews was able to obtain from Digital Globe imagery around the aftermath of the Koslanda landslide. The following image was the area as it was on 30th May 2012. The following image was taken after the landslide by Digital Globe satellites. A rough Google Earth based measurement puts the length of the landslide at around 855m. Download the KML here. ...

Ugly Deliciousness Made a batter with cocoa, sugar, milk, and an egg. Dumped some bananas into it. Fried it in coconut oil, and dumped it all on sliced butter cake. Ugly sight, but heaven in a bowl.

1 2 3 BPM – Let the beats roll! A very fun shoot I did recently, courtesy of the AgenZ with some supercool DJs who will be on the decks at 1 2 3 BPM on Saturday 8th November at ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge at OZO in Colombo. Featuring: TypeB – 3.00pm – 4.30pm Divatronic – 4.30 – 6.00 Muku – 6.00pm – 7.30pm Atom & Evil – 7.30pm ...

Chulie de Silva:Iconic 20th-Century Photographs by Yousuf Karsh on Display in the National Portrait Gallery “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” opens May 2 In celebration of a major gift to its collection of more than 100 portraits created by master photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002), the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is installing a special exhibition on the first floor of the museum, ...

Around the World in Nine Photos Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away… Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, conjures images of wayward romances and clandestine meetings. We loved the marquee’s message, “Forgive and forget its human to err.” ...

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