The political need of  the hour: Transformational approach to constitution making Photo courtesy the Daily Beast A long awaited concerted action has now been initiated by the opposition parties in their identification of a common candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, and the agenda for action. Understandably, the opposition needs a simple yet mass rallying slogan for their campaign. The abolishing of the executive presidential system has been designated by ...

Hacks, Hacks Everywhere: A Deadly New Trojan, Games That Draw Blood, Sony Pictures Wrecked While we’ve been asleep, the Internet’s been flipping out. Symantec has unearthed a piece of malware so sophisticated that they say there’s definitely a government behind it. The malware is called Regin, and it’s been floating around undetected since 2008 – and according to the anti-virus blokes, it’s an unparallel feat of espionage that can perform mass surveillance on everything ...

Murali wants comprehensive testing on “Chucking”   Former Sri Lanka off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has called the on officials of the International Cricket Council to make a definitive call on chucking in cricket.   A number of bowlers around the world were reported on suspect bowling actions since June, Including Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senananyake and Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal.   The Spin Wizard, who is in ...

Supreme Court’s opinion on the President’s Reference Image courtesy Asian Tribune At last, the Supreme Court’s opinion on the President’s reference has seen the light of day, albeit unofficially, and it makes for miserable reading. The feature that stands out in the opinion is not only the unctuous tone which the Court has adopted in responding to the President’s request for an opinion, but also the sanctimonious ...

A bit of both actually. The good thing is that selection changes have been made. And that was necessary because the squad that went to India certainly wasn’t going to win us a world cup. It’s good to see that as much as I’ve been banging on about it for 18 months now, it needed a debacle for any action ...

Final ODI home series for seniors Sri Lanka and England, who have been at the receiving end of World Cup champions India will front up for a seven-match one-day international series with both sides wanting a win badly to boost their morale ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The first match of a series is usually important to any side for it’s always nice to ...

We deal with a a subset of ASEAN countries, the most prosperous among them being Thailand. So I looked at the performance of the not-so-rich ASEAN in the ICT Development Index. Thailand has advanced from 91st place in 2012 to 81st in 2013. Very significant. Then comes Viet Nam (101; down two places from 2012), Philippines (103, down one place), ...

Technology and theatre in a library When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we were still under invisible frameworks of control and censorship. Upon my return, I emailed the ...

Happy blog birthday to Jack Point, “The Court Jester” of the Sri Lankan blogosphere. His blog jestforkicks is 9 years young today. Making it one of the few still active “war era” (pre 2009) Sri Lankan blogs. Both facts earn Jack Point a place among the gnarled elders of Sri Lankan blogging. Yet I find […]

Bangladesh has not done too well in the IDI rankings, but a Bangladesh newspaper has been fast off the mark. On a global ranking of ICT usage, Bangladesh falls at 145 among a total of 166 countries, according to the latest report published by the International Telecommunication Union today. In Measuring the Information Society (MIS) report, Bangladesh has also ranked ...

Its great to see that the Open Mic Culture is spreading to Kandy and this is definitly a not to be missed since its a first and also you will be treated to some solid tunes by Asiri Fernando Adrian Selvarajah Darshana Egodage Roger George Angela Munasinghe Kanishka Kavirathna Dyoni George Bandhuka Premawardhana Dion Nanayakkara And if you wanna jam ...

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