On the side lines- Anura Hegoda

To Zero from Hero

Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 00:00
The name Chris Huhne is no longer a strange one in the British society. He has been in the news since the present Conservative and Liberal Democratic collision came to power in 2010 when he was appointed as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change. A Secretary of… Read more...

Religious studies

Friday, 08 Mar 2013 23:39
Do you remember the times when we had pictures of Buddha and gods like Saman, Vishnu and Ganesh together in one frame? There were also pictures of Buddha, Jesus and some Hindu gods together in one frame. They were mostly on buses, barber shops, hotels and grocery shops. I have… Read more...

Luxury Tax

Friday, 01 Mar 2013 00:00
It is a universal truth that when we travel and go through airport customs and pass customs officers, we don't look at them straight in the eye. We look around the airport but not at customs officers. Read more...

The Crime Star

Friday, 22 Feb 2013 20:56
During last year's London riots, the officers at Scotland Yard received advice from the New York Police Department on how to tackle crime related to riots. The decision to obtain advice from NYPD was taken by Prime Minister David Cameron. He was criticized by the members of the Parliament and… Read more...
There was a recent news that a female university student tried to commit suicide. She had been humiliated by the university authorities, reprimanding her in front of her parents at the campus office. She took an overdose and had to be hospitalised at the Colombo National Hospital. Read more...

Extremism

Friday, 08 Feb 2013 16:44
Last week the London Police arrested two Muslim youths for racially abusing a Londoner who was dressed up as a woman with makeup in a town in East London. The abusers posted a video clip of the incident on You Tube which lead the police to identify them. Read more...
About 70% of the land in Britain is being used as farms. Vegetables, fruits, cereals and livestock are the main products of farming. It produces only 60% of its consumption. The rest is being imported from Europe and America. Read more...

Black Sigiri Frescoes

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 21:24
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in the Wiltshire area of England. Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. It consists of circularly stood stone pillars which is not available in the geographical area of  Wiltshire. They have been brought from an unknown area outside of… Read more...

Going on Holiday

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 22:47
“when we go to Sri Lanka in winter holidays we must go to Arugam bay, Pasikuda, Jaffna and other places in the East. We must have a sea bath in Unawatuna too aney.” Read more...

Car Pool

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 22:57
Four young girls trying to mug an old lady. A hero comes from nowhere on a push bike. He chased away the girls and rescue the lady. Read more...

Barristers and Solicitors

Wednesday, 05 Dec 2012 23:08
There are two branches of lawyers under the legal system in England and Wales, that of solicitors and barristers. Read more...
It was summer holidays twenty years ago. We two and our two young daughters went on a long dreamed holiday in Egypt to browse through five thousand year old civilization. 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...

 

Template Settings
Select color sample for all params
Red Blue Green Black Yellow
Background Color
Text color
Google font
Body font-size
Body font-family
Direction