On the side lines- Anura Hegoda

Fifty years ago on November 22, 1963 at 12.30 pm in Dallas, Texas, a lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald fatally shot the 35th President of the United States of America John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The President was 46 years old and three years into his office. JFK was in a presidential… Read more...
A few months ago, the British government decided to impose a £3,000 bond on visitors and tourists from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana and Nigeria which sparked controversy even amongst its own Cabinet. Although it has been withdrawn, the idea of preparing such a rule is racist. Read more...

Why Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 Nov 2013 21:04
Check the world map. Count how many countries are surrounded by the sea with one main land. They are only sixteen. Geographically almost 90 percent of the countries are attached to another country by land or they consist of many tiny islands. Sri Lanka is not. So the speciality, peculiarity… Read more...
It is not easy to dig the history of a nation going back thousands of years. But it is not that difficult to glance through two three hundred years of that as most of them are recoded and available to research. Read more...

Big Brother's shutdown

Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 17:21
It is said that "nothing comes free" in this world. If you get something free there is always a catch. But not in all cases. Read more...

Understanding the English

Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 17:08
Weather, which has a prominent place in English life is also a traditional part of day to day English conversation. A famous English writer, Dr. Samuel Johnson who lived in the 18th century commented that "when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather; they are in haste… Read more...

Abusing British Tolerance

Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 16:57
Manu Tuilagi is a Samoan rugby player who arrived in the United Kingdom in 2004 as a visitor. In June 2010, he faced deportation after it emerged that he had entered the country on a holiday visa six years earlier and had stayed on illegally. After an appeal, he was… Read more...

Its me, The Prince

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 13:09
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and the other Commonwealth realms. It was built in 1703 as a private residence for the Duke of Buckingham. In 1762, King George had it as his private residence. In 1837, it became Queen Victoria's official resident. Read more...
It has been in the news that children of at least 40 percent of UK households receive private tuition in order to fulfill their academic potentials. It is a big increase compared to last year which was 31 percent. As far as we know it was a habit of most… Read more...

Dogs love story

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 22:48
I am really relieved. Until now, only the human race had fundamental rights etc. - they always talked about their rights. Now they are talking more about our rights. I am really grateful to the humans. I'm thinking of framing our marriage certificate and hanging it in our cage. We… Read more...

See See TV

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 22:42
Recently, a controversial situation arose in London when as a measure of personal and property safety, people started installing Close Circuit Television cameras in their houses and gardens. There is no problem in one installing a viewing camera in a garden. The problem is that they also can monitor the… Read more...

Did SAS kill Princess Diana?

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 22:04
It has been 16 years since the death of Princess Diana in a tunnel in Paris. But time to time, various theories emerge as to the cause of her death. This time it has been alleged that Diana and her boy friend Dodi were killed by a member of the… Read more...
There is a plenty of folklore about kings and rulers in disguise hanging around market places, spying in the night and talking to the poor to get a taste of their way of rule. Some have listened to his people. Some have not. That's the fate of them. Read more...

Kataragama in Wales

Friday, 09 Aug 2013 21:46
In the winter in 1987, we made a plan to go to a Kataragama dewalaya about 240 miles west from London. As I haven't been there before, a friend gave me directions and said "when you cross the long bridge on the M4 motorway, call me, I will direct you… Read more...

Opposition matters

Friday, 09 Aug 2013 21:37
My grandmother was an UNPer. I think my mother became too one following her. As my father was a government servant, we never had a chance to get to know his political views. All our siblings except the elder brother supported the UNP when we were children. Read more...

 

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