Nepal one month after the earthquake Kathmandu after the first earthquake It has been a month since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Nepal on April 25. What happened next? Having experienced a real threat of death, many survivors manifested avoidance (“I don’t want to talk about it!”), hyper-vigilance (“What’s that noise? Is the ground moving?”), intrusive thoughts (“What if the next big one may ...

I’m scheduled to talk about how data that is in the hands of private entities at the Open Data Conference in Ottawa May 28-29. While this next generation of “open data” is slowly emerging, key questions and persistent obstacles need to be considered. What sort of incentives lead businesses and nonprofits to decide to share their data assets? How can ...

The (Weird) Science of Chappie, the Movie Warning: this article contains spoilers. I’m a huge fan of robot movies. Honestly, that’s one massively undermade genre: between Asimov’s dreams in I, Robot and the toy-selling tripe that is Transformers lies a vast range of unexplored creative space. Which was why I was excited to see Chappie, a robot movie directed by Niel Blomkamp, who did the fantastic, emotionally ...

The 20th and the spectre of JR’s Referendum In July 1977 the United National Party (UNP) swept to power in a landslide electoral victory, securing a five-sixths majority in Parliament. JR Jayewardene promptly used this majority to enact a new constitution which not only created an executive presidency but vested it with unprecedented power. There was a safeguard to ensure that parliamentary representation would reflect the preferences of ...

Published in The Island, May 25, 2015 CA Chandraprema interviews UNP Galle district leader Vajira Abeywardena The main points discussed were: The present political culture of the persecution of political opponents UNP failing to achieve the constitutional amendments it sought Q. The UNP has gained two advantages from the regime change of January – the […]

...As for the extrajudicial execution of the al-Qaeda leader, the US is lucky that it is too big to be harassed by human rights outfits. Else, the now declassified bin Laden files would have been used by some human rights champions to paint a different picture of the dead terrorist; they would have claimed that the US SEALS raided a ...

MI emerge as deserving champions Despite a terrible start to the 8th edition of the Indian Premier League, the enthusiastic Mumbai Indians yet again outplayed the consistent Chennai Super Kings, claiming the second title win. With outstanding individual performances, it was overall considered a team effort. With the loss of Parthiv Patel early in the innings, the Mumbai Indians were not in a mood to ...

If you were part of the rock scene back in the early 2000’s you would have come across this band’s single “Song Of Jesus” on The Rock Company’s 2nd Compilation..you would have also noticed that they were the only band who had a female drummer and went on a very long hiatus. They’ve been jamming for quite a while now and ...

Nisho & Zilwa – Oddities & B-Sides It’s been more than a minute since we’ve heard from the both collectively ( Last time being a year back with their EP “Perpetual Motion”but now that this playlist of solid gems is on Soundcloud, we think we’d be spending more time with these. It’s not you average listen of this duo, trust us….we’d know

Awesome cake day vibes to Omee Ranasinghe (Sinhala rapper), Dulanja Jayathilake (Sinhala rapper), belated b’day greets to Prasadh Maligaspe aka Van Luup (Dj.Producer. Mr. Colombo House Mafia & Events man) & Romaine Willis (singer) from us here at decibel.lk photo credits: YK Photography (dulanja) & TR Photography (van luup)

We think this single by Mortuwa based producer Anuradha Jayathilaka is one of those standouts, we believe this is the first time that he’s incorporated vocals from a movie (The Great Dictator) on a track and we like it very much!  Though, we admit it does leave a slight morbid sonic aftertaste. Thoughts?

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