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A man (Gihan, he tells me his name later) catches sight of me surveying a stencil of a smiling child sandwiched between a photocopy shop and a dilapidated building on Dawson Street, and signals from across the road: “There’s more over here”. Cheerfully appointing himself as my guide and with a number of wide eyed, […]

The p-word cuts both ways This is the third in a series of articles on rebels and rebellion I am writing for the FREE section of 'The Nation'. 'FREE' is dedicated to youth and youthfulness. People say this is the Age of Communication. It’s not enough to know the word. You have to say it. It has to go around. You got to update status, ...

I’ve been fascinated with cellar dweller countries for a while. I thought North Korea was the country at the bottom, but then discovered St Helena. So now it appears that St Helena is getting an airport and maybe even a submarine cable? St Helena is a small island heading for big change. One of the most isolated islands in the ...

Re-graining the nation I joined 'The Nation' newspaper (re-joined, to be precise) in October 2011. I wrote my first editorial after re-joining on October 23, 2011. It's been a great three years. By way of remembering the beginning, I reproduce here the first editorial I wrote, titled 'Re-graining the nation'. 'Let it be written in the blood of Korean farmers that rice will ...

On a Street Art Trail in Colombo Chulie de Silva:A side of Colombo I didn’t know — fascinating a must read! Originally posted on A Life of Saturdays: A man (Gihan, he tells me his name later) catches sight of me surveying a stencil of a smiling child sandwiched between a photocopy shop and a dilapidated building on Dawson Street, and signals from across the road: “There’s ...

Sri Lanka squad named for the India series Sri Lanka Cricket selectors have named a 15 man squad for the upcoming One Day International series against India. Anglelo Mathews has been named as the captain and seniors Tilakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena have been named in the squad aswel. Youngster Niroshan Dickwella has been named for the first time in an One Day International squad. ...

Team India for first three SL ODIs named Team India for first 3 One Day Inaternationals against Sri Lanka was named yesterday at the selection committee meeting Virat Kohli (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan Ajinkya Rahane Suresh Raina Ambati Rayudu W Saha R Ashwin Ravindra Jadeja Mohamad Shami Umesh Yadav Ishant Sharma Amit MishraMurali Vijay Varun Aaron Akshar Patel Sri Lanka are yet to name the touring squad. The ...

Before I begin explaining the title, let me just say that after Day Ten slash tomorrow, I might go on a tiny break once more. I am tired. Mostly physically exhausted but the mental strain has become even more overwhelming. It’s funny how every time I think of how tired I am, I rethink to […]

Inter-group Dialogue is an interactive and facilitated learning experience that brings together twelve to eighteen students from two or more social identity groups over a sustained period to explore commonalities and differences, examine the nature and consequences of systems of power and privilege, and find ways to work together to promote social justice (Zuniga et al. 2011). My interest as ...

How travelling makes you a better person If you’ve ever gone travelling for an extended period of time, you know that its a ton of fun and leaves you with some great stories. Memories aside, there are a number of ways travel makes you a better person-have a look at the list below: 1. Communication/Social skills: You will learn how to interact with the locals, especially when ...

Entution: A Journey based ERP on Cloud ERP is a very scary term for many corporates. For some organizations, it is a huge expense and a sunk cost. As per the Panorama Consultants 60% of ERP implementations are challenged projects. The main reason for this is the complexity of the entire ERP domain. Bileeta is an ERP development company which has more than 15 years of experience ...

Shipbuilding Promises Hope for Skilled Workforce A view of the Khulna Shipyard Promoting career opportunities through industry linkages for those who complete technical and vocational education is now a reality in Bangladesh. The local shipbuilding industry is thriving with strong growth potential. Currently, the demand for technically skilled workers in Shipbuilding industry is high. The industry is likely to become a major employment provider for ...

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Want to bust some money? There's a festival of saris at the SLECC. Will have all types of saris like handloom, silk, embroidery, georgette, cotton, organza, embroidery , ribbon, stone, bead, applique, paint, sequin and thread work, designer-wear saris, batik, made up and pleated saris.

Shoppers Stop on Marine Drive is a treasure trove of a mini mart that offers a great selection of imported goodies that you don't generally find at other places. The best part, they're actually cheaper.

Stuff to do on a Saturday. Go directly to British Council because Floating Space is doing their out of the box production thingies. This time it's called OverWrite.

Soul Sounds featuring Cantando Cello Ensemble directed by Dushy Perera, Denham Pereira on organ & Naveen Fernando and the Colombo Brass Ensemble.

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