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Shaggy Dog Stories

Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 07:28
During a casual pow-wow with a friend, over a glass of wine, last week we discussed the fate of modern children, the denial of their childhood and turning them into robots by anxious parents who realise very little about the psychological damage they inflict on their offspring. Read more...

Why did the Queen Cry

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:13
Isn’t that the normal practice to take the husbands surname after the marriage. Yes…  there are exceptions. Some ladies have double barrel names. Some just carryon with their maiden name. The Queen is one of them, but in the hard way. Read more...

Minister Caught

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 23:25
Mrs. Blair the barrister wife of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair was caught travelling on a train without a ticket in January 2000. Read more...
Pushpa Kalu (Kalubowila)  placed Sri Lanka in the International map of Academics and professionals at an award ceremony held on 27 March 2004 at London's Café Royal in Piccadilly when she received the Business Enterprise Award for the Best Lecturer 2004 from the International Association of Book-keepers and  simultaneously  for… Read more...
 Walking through the streets of Paris, and thinking of having a typical French lunch, I was first struck by a 'Sri Lankan looking' lady standing inside an eatery, which resembled a Japanese restaurant, with its name board too displaying the words, Japonais Sumiyaki. In my endeavour to kill curiosity, later… Read more...
An Icon of Sri Lankan Radio and Television, Sumana Nellampitiya, is a veteran Sinahala Media journalist with a long standing career. Her debating skills, as a school girl from Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, has groomed her with confidence and given the experience to become a successful Radio and TV presenter. She… Read more...
Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi, is the first ever Buddhist monk to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II (reigning British Monarch) for community service in Britain. Read more...
Mr. C.A.Sarathchandra is a banker with bags of experience in Commercial Development and Investment backed by his professional qualifications in Banking, Accounting, Management, Marketing and Economic Development. Read more...
Kusum Peiris has been a household name in Sri Lanka for nearly thirty years. She has been ‘visiting’ homes, cars, vans, cafés, hotels and every nook and corner on a daily basis, from morning until evening through radio beams. Apart from being a veteran Senior Radio Broadcaster and Producer, attached… Read more...
ජනවාරි මාසෙ ලංකාවට ගිහිල්ල ඉන්දැද්දි මට එංගලන්තෙට එන්න තරම් හිතුන. කොළඹ සීතල ඉවසගන්න බැරුව. එංගලන්තෙත් එච්චර සීතල නෑ කියලයි මට හිතුනෙ. දවසක්‌ උදේ පාන්දර සරමත් කැහැපට ගහගෙන ගෙයින් එළියට බහින්න සිමෙන්ති පඩියට අඩිය තිබ්බ වෙලාවෙ ඇඟ සලිත වෙලා ගැහෙන්න ගත්ත දියෙන් ගොඩගත්තු මාළුවෙක්‌ වගේ. Read more...
Tilaka Ranasinghe needs no introduction. In Sri Lanka she is well known as a talented and a senior broadcaster attached to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Persuaded by her brother Douglas Ranasinghe, who is equally a role model in Sri Lankan dramatics, Tilaka joined the Radio Ceylon in 1972 and… Read more...
If I begin to get a glimpse of the miraculous richness of the ‘human being’ I could not help getting depressed by the fact that most of that potential remains unrealised in the vast majority of people. One such example amidst our Sri Lankan community in the UK today is… Read more...
Lilani Perera’s  voice carried through radio waves and registered permanently as that of Gomari’s,  the legendary character she played in one of the most popular SLBC radio plays, Muwan Palessa. Picking up a radio career as a young girl and participating in children’s programmes she graduated to the heights of… Read more...
Robin Fernando needs no introduction. Having entered the Sri Lankan cinema-world four decades ago his face is still a common feature on the Sri Lankan television screens today as he does not seem to have retired from his much loved career in acting. Read more...
Sriyani Amarasena needs no introduction to Sri Lankan cinemagoers. Having appeared in more than hundred films in the Sri Lankan silver screen she has established herself as one of the most popular actresses who is enjoying a continuous career. Read more...

 

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