I was tempted to write this after listening to this particular incident in couple of family get-togethers. This is about a very simple statement made by a doctor with a good heart, but resulted ruining a whole family. I thought I should write it down. Because in case if there are any young doctors who are willing to search and find what not to tell your ...
I could not log in to my blog for nearly an year. But today I came across an amazing launching of a web site by an upcoming event planner in Sri Lanka. I just could not resist, but post this. I have met many people who says "oh we choose to be a doctor / engineer / lawyer /banker/ accountant etc, no body told us life will be so complicated and unhappy with this job". But many do not even
How to decide whether to do computer / IT studies in Sri Lanka -Part 3 As we promised in the previous articles, this is the third part of the series of articles on the IT / computer industry in Sri Lanka. What we expect is to give some idea for the students regarding the jobs, its responsibilities and benefits. Then they can learn with an aim. They can decide what they should study and what
This is for..................? This article is not targetted at those who were lucky enough to get through the GCE A/L examination. This is targeted at the closer to 80% student population who do not have the bliss of obtaining basic qualifications to go to the next level. Why this is .................? This is mainly my reply to the young girl who sent me a letter in last month asking what to
A wonderful company secretary ! Once, a friend of mine had to deal with a “wonderful” company secretary :). In my efforts to help her, I got to know many interesting facts about some of the secretaries in Sri Lanka, and thought I should share. Why a company needs a company secretary? 1. Because the companies Act (No 7 of 2007 – Sri Lanka) say so. 221 (1) Every company shall have a
How to decide whether to do computer / IT studies in Sri Lanka -Part 2 There's a saying that "Life is too short for the wrong job". Therefore today I want to discuss how to decide whether to do an IT job or not. How to choose what sort of a computer job is suitable for you. More importantly I want to ...
What to do after A/Ls Many parents has told me that, they prefer to send their children to follow a computer degree after finishing GCE Advanced Level exam. The main reason for their decision is, there's a general belife that there will be a job in the market for a student with an IT degree, those who do such jobs are getting paid high salaries and of course that's one of the fields which
How to be a Scout in Sri Lanka? I got the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with the programme commissioner for the National Scout Headquarters of Sri Lanka - Mr. Rohan Wirasekara. He is also the Scout Leader for the Royal College, Colombo Scout Group for three decades. It is a large Scout Group with about 1,000 Cubs & Scouts. Question - Why do you think a student should be a Scout?
Life is full of Taxes!!!! Benjamin Franklin once said that “nothing is certain, but death and taxes”!! I obtained the below quote from Mr. O.M. Weerasooiya - Retired Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Sri Lanka :) "Tax his land, tax his bed, Tax the table at which he's fed. Tax his tractor, tax his mule, Tax his cow, tax his ...
I'm not an expert on company law. But since we were involved with registering couple of companies, I think I can write something with my personal experience and refer you to relevant places as well. If anything here is not appropriate or incorrect, please feel free to correct it. Who can to start a company in Sri Lanka? As per my knowledge, I can simply say - Anyone!! How to start a business
People don't get selected from interviews?? These days many of our friends go to job interviews. Even though they are quite bright and capable employees, they do not get selected. (Of course the people who goes without a pull!!!). They have very funny stories about these interviews. Why don't they get selected? I saw some underlined facts from them which can be useful to others who would
Today I have to introduce another guest writer to this site. She is Mrs Surangi Jayawardena who is an expert in Chemistry and brings much fame to Sri Lanka. She completed her bachelor's degree in Science at University of Colombo while specialising in Chemistry. She won a scolarship to the Portland State University- USA to do a PhD. Currently she is involved in an important chemistry research.
Actual Job interview questions Many people prefer to find, what sort of questions employers ask in job interviews. Therefore I decided to put up an article on how to face a job interview and what sort of questions would they ask. I have received many letters from our readers requesting an article on how to prepare them selves for a job interview. They have sent me some of the details about the
We have vacancies. But no one to fill those!!! People always complain that there are no jobs in Sri Lanka. It’s true that unemployment rate is quite high. I’m seeing people standing on queues near every single embassy/high commission and consulate, to take visa for foreign jobs. Ironically, in the same country I have come across many situations that there are jobs, but no suitable people to
Yesterday we posted the 1st chapter of this article. This is the second part of this article. Author - Kushan Weralupitiya How to interconnect computers? Once you decide which person gets which kind of PC and how many PCs you need, the next task is how to interconnect them. You have 2 basic options to begin with, wired or wireless network. How to choose the best network for you For low cost
This is the second guest article to this site. Author of this article is Mr Kushan Weralupitiya. He has obtained his BSc in computer science from University of London and he is an expert in the area of computer networking. Currently he is working as the systems administrator for Royal Institute Colombo. How to plan a small business computer network Author - Kushan Weralupitiya Why we need to
How to make children read books? - Tips to motivate children for reading books I'm not an expert of child development or child psychology. So all I can say is how my father made me a good reader. I don't understand how to put it in a line or by order. So I would just say how I feel about it. Tip # 1 - Lead by example. My father was a good reader. He had a huge library at home. He loved books
Educated idiots :( Couple of days back I met a young professional who holds an important position in my field. Very aggressively she told me that, "see Nishadee some of the members in our parliament are so dumb. I've heard that some of them are gonna vote against the 18th amendment. Its such a good amendment." I was quite interested ...
Squash in Sri Lanka During my chit chats with many kids out side Colombo, one of the sports which they have not even heard was "Squash". It is indeed a very popular sport in Sri Lanka by now. The Sri Lanka Squash Federation (SLSF) was officially formed in early 1981 and is accredited with the World Squash Federation (WSF) and ...
Who wants to go to Cambridge? :) Most undergraduates in Sri Lanka thinks Cambridge is a place, only rich people can go. No its not. There are many scholarship schemes which support students. This is a 100% sponsorship. That means they take care of everything from your air ticket to the university fees and food and all, so you don't need to spend anything at all. Read the link below. http://