ThePapare.com enlivens Josephian Futsal Soccer Carnival The “8th Josephian Futsal Soccer Carnival” will be held on 30th of July at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo main grounds from 8.00 am onwards. ThePapare.com – Sri Lanka’s No.1 Sports Hub has joined hands with 8th Josephian Futsal Carnival organizing committee as the ‘Online Media Partner.’ The Futsal Carnival is one of the largest events in the Inter-school football calendar ...

Sri Lanka Rugby fraternity: A Systemic Failure (Part One) With an average 2015/16 club season, a failed Asian 15’s competition, a drubbing in the Olympic 7’s qualifications and a controversy riddled schools season, we are forced to question ourselves ‘what  is causing such abysmal failures’. The only way to describe this colossal bungling is ‘a systemic botch’. All stakeholders of the rugby community must take full responsibility for these ...

Torture and Theft of Rs.110000/= Name K. M AthulaThe complaint was made on 22.07.2016On 15.07.2016 at around 9 pm we had a party in our house and were playing cards with 20 friends. At dawn of next day four to five persons arrived with poles saying filthy language and stormed to our house. They were all in civil clothes. They disclosed that they were from ...

Netballers ready for Asian challenge Sri Lanka’s national netball squad took wing to Thailand for the 10th Asian Netball Championships earlier this week. The tournament which is set to begin on the 31st of this month will see the participation of the top 10 teams in Asia. Sri Lanka have long been considered a power house in the Asian netball circuit, however over the ...

Every second feels like a leap of a giant whole and overwhelming I breathe in the void and exhale racing heartbeats My eyes – swimming black moons in white skies eclipsing my thoughts, wide and alive The material surrounding me envelopes me into a sphere of realness, of inert presence I’m inhaling the moment – it feels palpable The ...

Isn't it ironic that the person universally commended as being the best possible person to hold the job as the Director of Wildlife Conservation resigned within MONTHS of his appointment due to interference from Politicians.In short, though it was through the personal intervention of the PM that he took this job, the PM did not have the balls to dress ...

Roar Weekly News Roundup: Week 4, July 2016 The last week of July witnessed another major development in the Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case, while a mass killing was reported in Japan. Local Lasantha Wickrematunge Case: Suspect Identified The funeral ceremony of late Lasantha Wickrematunge. Image courtesy: cache.boston.com The Army Intelligence officer who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the murder of former The ...

Shanthi Lekha: On embracing the mother There were three actresses who embodied the mother-image in our cinema. The first, Irangani Serasinghe; the second, Denawaka Hamine. What brought these two together was a certain sense of maturity, understanding, and daring which demarcated their characters well. The women that both depicted (in other words), while keeping with the passive, reactive nature of Sri Lankan mothers, had an agency ...

BitMasters & Sri Lanka win big at the Imagine Cup Finals Last week, we announced that four talented souls would be heading off to Microsoft’s Redmond campus in Seattle. These four talented souls were Chathusha Wijenayake, Lakmal Meegahapola, Charith Eranga and Chanaka Lakmal. You probably know them better as Team BitMasters from the University of Moratuwa. When we announced their departure, they were heading off to represent Sri Lanka at the ...

Steve O’Keefe ruled out of the Test series Australian left-arm spinner, Steve O’Keefe has been ruled out of the current Sri Lanka Test series with a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Jon Holland. “Steve will remain with the squad in Kandy until the end of the Test and will undertake imaging on the injury upon his return to Australia.” National Selector Rod Marsh said: “It is ...

Fire, blood, death the world is bleeding the world is on fire fear, screams, pleas for aid agony, destruction, crumbling ashes The planet is exhaling smoke the planet is choking on tears Flesh and bone buried beneath layers of soil Frightened beings looking for a place to hide Lost, blind, going astray possessed demons keen to slay the mad victimized by ...

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