From Weligama to London Hoppers (appa) aren’t what you’d expect to find at a street market in London and yet, strangely enough, there is a little pop-up store smack bang in London, selling the most delectable looking hoppers you will ever see – scroll down and see for yourself if you don’t believe us.   Big love and thanks team @eatdrinktoast @decaturlondon @rosiefoodie @fattiesbakery @butterculture ...

Overview The information and communications operations of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) for the Parliamentary Election held on 17 August 2015 was anchored to the foundations laid for the Presidential Election in January this year. Operational security from an information and communications perspective was radically different to the context in January. As subsequent reports have shown, the intelligence ...

PODCASTS from “Watch this space: Framing the past, untying the future” exhibition Curated by Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives and Editor of Groundviews, Sanjana Hattotuwa, and in collaboration with Artraker (United Kingdom), Watch this space: Framing the past, untying the future – an exhibition featuring Sri Lankan art and work from the Artraker “Art of Peace” series, theatre and public discussions – was an attempt to interrogate how ...

Jonathan George On “The Imperfection” Movie Score & More An Imperfection : directed by Rasanga Weerasinghe We speak to Jonathan George (Streetlight Mist) for an insider’s scoop on the movie’s soundtrack and a tad more…read on! DecibelLK: This is the first time street light mist it really a Kandy based group got a chance to contribute to a score,  How do you feel? Jonathan: We are honored to be ...

Rohit Falls As Lead Goes Past 240 Despite the fact that the Indian wickets kept falling quite cheaply towards the end of Day 3, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli managed to rebuild the innings in the first session of Day 4.  Opposed to the Sri Lankan quickies, they found it easy to tackle Rangana Herath.  When the pressure was on the hesitant Indians, the Sri Lankan skipper ...

I'm cleaning my drawer Mercilessly concentrating Piling the past To be burnt away Old pay slips Paid bills and letters Expired warranty certificates Collected name cards Old identity cards With fading faces Bits of crushed paper Lines jotted on them Perfumed love letters Yes, they too have to go In a black garbage bag I take them to the roadside When the truck rolls

Let’s get serious about the death penalty Galle Face Green: An ideal place for the first execution, don't you think?One of these days, the State of Sri Lanka will execute a person currently on death row, as per the current thinking regarding capital punishment in powerful circles. It will be the first legal execution in over 30 years. I am not sure if the instrument of death ...

Earlier today, I made a presentation at a well-attended lunch-time seminar at the LKY School at the National University of Singapore on the work done by LIRNEasia’s systematic review teams on mobile phone impacts in rural areas, mobile financial services and ICTs in the classroom. Sujata Gamage, the leader of the education SR team presented that section. The slides are ...

Cross-posted from the website of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV). Wrote this note to follow up a presentation made to CMEV’s international monitors the day after the Parliamentary Election, held on 17th August 2015. Access the presentation here or see below. ### Overview The information and communications operations of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) for the ...

The Wonderful World of Volunteering in Sri Lanka If you google search "volunteer opportunities in Sri Lanka" (or anywhere in the world), you're most likely to come across a plethora of foreign volunteer organizations based out of countries outside of Sri Lanka requiring registration fees and a fair whack of expense on your part. The two most common volunteer programs or projects that are touted through these ...

Assessing preferred outcomes in National Lists NOTES ON AN ELECTIONAround five years ago, there was a Parliamentary Election, one which saw the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) grab 144 seats and an easy majority. The opposing United National Party (UNP) obtained less than half that number. In addition to the MPs who were elected, both parties unveiled their National Lists.Some names stood out. They were ...

The Horoscopes - Wassane Premaya Week 3 review. Week: August 24th – August 28th The horoscopes became “horrorscopes” this week for our loving couple. To start the week horribly the Shoba issue came back as a photograph. At first Astha’s parents hid this fact from her. However, most probably due destiny Astha finds this photograph. She is of course really hurt and Aditya is going to face hell ...

Sujatha this month’s review. Month – August 2015Well it’s becoming quite clear that Sirasa has seen that Wassane Premaya is 100% better drama than Sujatha. So this month we saw quite a few big changes on screen and well as an audience we have mixed feelings.It all starts with Sajith’s proposal to Sujatha. He really wants to marry her and hell it is not ...

Utter Genius: Abstract Art Created By Manipulating Google Maps Code Have you ever looked at something mundane and thought of looking at it from a different angle? Do you have a fascination with Jackson Pollock’s work? Well then this may tickle your fancy. Image taken from mashable.com Believe it or not, that image is an actual location in the world. Don’t believe me? Read on then. Shaun Utter, a programmer ...

Once again it’s Graduation day… It wasn’t Just another Day for the Two thousand four hundred and forty one (2441) graduates who presented themselves before the chancellor of the University for the Conferment of the Bachelor’s Degree of the University of Colombo. The General Convocation of the University of Colombo was held on 20th ,21st and 22th  July 2015 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall Colombo. His Grace the ...

Too Much of Anything is Good for Nothing. While consuming medicine we should consider the limits. Our body is created beautifully, but it is our duty to protect it. Our body is designed of many systems. All the systems are simultaneously work in a coordinated way, to keep the body alive. Even the smallest movements we do every day, such as speaking or smiling, are outcomes of ...

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