What’s In Store For The Colombo Transport Plan? If there is one thing all Sri Lankans can agree on irrespective of political differences, it’s that public transport in this country is in need of a serious upgrade – particularly in the Western Province, where simply getting from A to B has become a daily nightmare thanks to the sub-par bus and railway services currently in operation, as well ...

It is merely my supposition, but Sri Lanka’s millennials, that is roughly those born between 1980 and 2000, or those between 16 and 36, who are looking for employment seem to be thinking about retirement benefits at the time of looking for their first job! I find this a truly strange phenomenon, which I can only blame their parents for, ...

It is very hard to take reality into your mind sometimes. The past, like a ghost, enters your mind and haunts you with memories. The mixed emotions of reality and past creates a whirlwind in your mind. It destroys your brain cells slowly , making you unable to think clearly , leaving you with a question ; “What to feel ...

England skipper Alastair Cook won the all-important toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test which started today at Chester-Le-Street in Durham. Experienced fast-bowler Suranga Lakmal came into the side in place of injured Dushmantha Chameera while Dasun Shanaka who had a dream debut with the ball but failed with the bat was left-out in ...

The Downfall of Test Cricket I’m happy I’m on the way out and not on the way in. I fear for the future of cricket. Cricket has given me my life I don’t want to see it destroyed. But that is what is happening. Test cricket is cricket. Twenty20 is entertainment. Fine, we all need entertainment in our lives. But the problem is Twenty20 is taking ...

Reading a custom log file from OSSIM Let write OSSIM plugin read hello log (which is my custom log file for this post). For this post I will call my plugin as ‘hello’ and it read log file called ‘hello. log’. Creating the plugin configuration file – hello.cfg CFG file contains fields called 'DEFAULT', 'config', translation and rules Plugins can be found in below location. we have ...

Featured image courtesy Afriel Youth Network “Knowledge is power vs. power is knowledge” Politics has played a significant role in the Sri Lankan conflict which some consider to be an “ethnic” conflict, some as a “civil” war while others as a “state versus terrorist” war. Moving aside from the semantics and syntax, the conflict itself caused significant pain and ...

In search of a state like Kapuru Banda I do not know his ‘ge’ name. I do not know his address. I do not know if he owns 3 acres of land, 5 acres or 100. All I know is that he is a mason. All I know is that he donated a 3 acre plot of land to those who were displaced and indeed had lost all ...

AngelHack Colombo is tomorrow They call it the largest hackathon in the world. It’s been around for 4 years and has visited 72 cities across the globe. It brings developers, designers and entrepreneurs in 65 countries to build, test and launch new ideas over the course of a weekend. It’s no surprise that it’s known as the largest developer ecosystem on the planet. This ...

For the first time in Sri Lankan football history, referees used the ‘vanishing spray’ in the FA Cup 2016. The historic moment happened in the quarter finals of the FA Cup where FIFA referees Dilan Perera and Prashanth Rajkrishna used the spray in the Renown v Java Lane and Saunders v Blue Star matches.  Visit the FA Cup Hub   ...

SL Wheelchair Tennis Team registers historic wins The Sri Lankan Wheelchair Tennis trio Upali Rajakaruna, Gamini Dissanayaka and Suresh Ranaweera, currently in Japan for the ITF BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2016, registered historic wins against Switzerland and Poland. The BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2016 got underway on the 23rd of May 2016 with an active participation of 24 nations and will conclude on the 28th. ...

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