On the side lines- Anura Hegoda

Pinnacle of Tennis

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 23:09
Andrew Barron Murray - Andy Murray was born in Glasgow in 1987 and grew up in a village called Dunblane in Scotland. He escaped the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, when a 47 year old lone gunman, Thomas Hamilton, killed 16 children and one adult before committing suicide. Hamilton entered the… Read more...

One born every minute

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 22:51
The latest 'king to be' was born on Esala Poya day at 4.23 London time. There are no other monarchy on this planet with three Kings in line to the throne. Charles, William and the new born prince are undisputed heirs to the throne of the United Kingdom of the… Read more...
The same year Sri Lanka gained freedom from the British, the unlucky South Africa fell into the hands of white supremacy, the Apartheid. The so called 'supreme whites' were the descendants of European settlers from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Read more...

Underground

Saturday, 08 Jun 2013 10:20
UNDERGROUND- the two capital font sizes used here is the letter sign of the world's first underground railway, commonly referred to as 'The Tube'. The engineering marvel Tube went into operation 150 years ago on January 9, 1863 between London Paddington and Farringdon. Read more...

Freedom of Speech

Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:20
When you have 'freedom of speech' and spread hatred amongst religions and communities using the same freedom, what will happen to that country? Britain is looking for answers. Read more...

The Time is up

Friday, 24 May 2013 14:41
In astrology, it is said that bad times may follow good times. Good times keep you at the top then comes the downfall. In Britain some top artistes, TV presenters, newspaper editors and politicians are facing the same fate: 'The downfall'. Read more...
Breast cancer is no stranger to Sri Lanka. It is a killer disease affecting not only women but also men. Being old, lack of childbearing and lack of breastfeeding, higher hormone levels, family history, diet and obesity can also lead to breast cancer. Read more...

Future King will be here

Saturday, 11 May 2013 16:17
The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, their 127 million people and their territories and dependencies, and Head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations making it to a total population of 2.1 billion. Read more...

Romanians are back

Thursday, 02 May 2013 21:56
Imagine if hundreds of poor foreigners arrive in Colombo carrying their belongings in black bin bags and start sleeping in Victoria Park outside the houses in Colombo 7 and leaving bottles full of urine by the walls in the morning. Read more...

Good bye Lanka Viththi

Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 00:00
It was the time of daily bombings by the LTTE. It was the time that Sri Lankans lost hopes and thought the war will never end. It was the time you fear for your father's life until he returns home from work. It was the time the entire Sri Lankans… Read more...

Baroness Thatcher

Friday, 19 Apr 2013 12:34
The daughter of a grocer who served Great Britain 11 years as the Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 winning three consecutive general elections is dead. Read more...
The intention of this write is neither political nor criticism. It's just a view of a life member of one of the most prestigious professional organisations in Sri Lanka, the Bar Association. I think we are facing a serious situation in time to come. i.e. where to file a fundamental… Read more...

Thank You Please

Saturday, 06 Apr 2013 21:23
I recently met a friend in London living in the UK for the past 35 years. He asked me why I like Sri Lanka that much, referring to my frequent visits to Colombo. Even though I know the answer, it is difficult to reply immediately when the question is being… Read more...

Kissing the cricket ball

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 18:23
I have no intention of criticising any religion, belief or faith in this world. I have never written in that context and never will. I respect every religion in this world. Read more...

Body art, accent trouble

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 23:05
In Sinhala, people call it Pachcha. The word actually means colour ‘green’ in Tamil. In English, they are called Tattoos or Body art. To get a tattoo on your body you have to have the courage, strength apart from the ability to bare the pain in the process. Read more...

 

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