As Sarath Fonseka hitches his caravan to an elephant Four years ago to the day, i.e. on February 7, 2010, an article I wrote titled 'On the union and divorce of elephant and swan' was published in the now defunct Sunday Lakbima News. It was a consideration of the options for Sarath Fonseka following his defeat at the presidential election in January that year. It was written keeping in ...

NOT the national anthem ! Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into ...

"I don't eat fruits, or potatoes or pork or chicken and very rarely...fish" she said to no one in particular. 30 heads looked up in surprise around the breakfast table. A few, exchanging knowing glances. Which read a desperate "Oh no!""I always try to eat organic, and try to eat healthy" she continued. Now there is nothing wrong in sharing ...

A slow kiss; that’s how she said her good bye to Fernando as he gave up on life with just a wisp of air lingering on his cold lips. Now she could look forward to welcoming 2008 with grief. Sadness is a must because it promises healing, she thought. She secretly never cared much for his art where he magically ...

Sri Lanka’s Chances In The ICC World T20 Well and truly the current champions are certainly in with yet another shot at retaining the hard-fought World Twenty20 title in Indian soil in a couple of weeks. However, the absence of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena has unquestionably created a bit of doubt in terms of experience within the squad.  As far as Sri Lanka’s form in the limited ...

Top 20 Websites in the Cyber Space Right now there are more than 644 million active websites on the Internet according to Netcraft. Day by day, that amount is rapidly changing. But do you ever heard about “What are the best websites among them”, actually from all of 644,275,754 active websites. Let’s find the best websites in the Cyber Space. There are a lot of methods to ...

As befitting an article on BIG data, the writer of this piece, done for Center for Internet and Society, is liberal with superlatives. A colossal increase in the rate of digitization has resulted in an unprecedented increment in the amount of Big Data available, especially through the rapid diffusion cellular technology. The importance of mobile phones as a significant source ...

Enabled Election Campaign: Pamphlets and info CMEV as one of  the prominent Sri Lankan election monitoring organizations that realized the importance of paying special attention to equality of access in elections pertaining to the democratization process, was able to co-convene the ”Enabled Election Campaign” in partnership with several other organizations as well as voluntary activists and experts, with the view to creating a conducive environment for all ...

How everything lookslike flash lineswhen I see througha train window.The ship that sails far awayhow it lookseven smaller than a heart.The way you give in,roll incrushand lie downinside my heartnaturally,even without seeing you for months.I like your hairgoing up,a jarring surprise.

How to Keep your  Social Media Accounts safe. The fear of having your social media accounts hacked is enough to keep marketing teams awake at night. It’s horrible to think that the efforts of years spent building a brand and a customer base can be washed away in an instant by a disgruntled employee or nefarious stranger accessing the company Instagram or Facebook account.Unfortunately, there’s no foolproof way ...

PAKISTAN: Baloch Activists Punished for Dissent A Statement by the Asian Human Rights CommissionSince inception, Pakistan has been at war with its own citizens; time and again the State has indulged in gross human rights violation to muzzle voices of dissent. Ethnic Balochis have especially suffered discrimination and stigmatization, by successive military and civil governments. Due to State negligence, Baluchistan remains the least developed province even ...

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