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With the release of Grade Five scholarship results, focus was shifted back to the way the scholarship has become too competitive and why parents...

You hear this a lot in cricket commentaries.  It was Michael Holding who used the term most frequently.  He would say, if a batting...

At the pinnacle of his career, America’s Lance Armstrong was widely regarded as the greatest long-distance racing cyclist of his generation. He won the...

When the bus turns the bend and on to the bridge its only you I see, smiling, yet from a distance. Alone, you gaze;...

Child maltreatment is at times referred to as child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is a foremost dilemma in our country today. Do you...

Two 18-year-olds meet one day. They don’t know each other. One is comfortable in the backseat of a car. The driver drums his fingers...

Rendering another milestone to experience the inimitable galactic melody, the popular Rhythm of the Maroons (ROM), a musical phenomenon organized by the Music Circle...

Revisiting the city of Galle, HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) resort wear edition was a showcase of creative talent, style and innovation while creating...

Sri Lanka’s upcoming start-up Cobweb IO lead by a group of youth has ventured in to the space of Internet of Things (IOT) with...

We’ve lost the appreciation for simple messages these days. Somewhere along the way, we started associating great ideas with complex narratives, plot twists, and...

A few weeks ago, there was quite a buzz about a dislike button being introduced to Facebook. This is something that people have been...

In the end, whether we like it or not, all rebellions have to involve, to a greater or lesser degree, the people of a...

If you have bad experiences crossing the road, fear you will be run into by a vehicle or don’t like to take chances, you...

The word communication is much related to our lives and is essential to human beings. Thus, from ancient times, there were various ways to...

It’s the moment of truth, and it has arrived. Clad in white, smart in tie and sari the undergrads mill about. It’s the final...

Once upon a time there were two dads. Each had a little daughter.  Both the girls loved their fathers very much.  Each thought her...

We think we are highly civilized and that we respect others. We don’t let down others’ self-esteem, but what about the dignity and self-esteem...

Silent Hill Striking a balance between loyalty to the source material, mass appeal, and good filmmaking is the biggest hurdle video game movies have to...

Born on July 16 in Lebanon, Maher Zain, known as a ‘Muslim Swedish R&B singer, songwriter and music producer,’ was not religious when he...

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of...

There was a girl who didn’t want to give away any of her old clothes. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, she was...

In the late 1980s, the leader of a militant organization was apprehended by the security forces.  Since he was a leader any information he...

Have you ever thought of changing your eyes? Into the eyes of a child maybe? Through the poem 'The World through Child’s Eyes,' Matthew Benoit...

“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an...

'Kolamba Yathra 2015' was the third yathra (journey) conducted by Eco Friendly Volunteers (ECO-V). Its theme was interfaith journey for sustainability. 'Kolamba Yathra' took...

The habit is dangerous. It might even lead to being an infectious virus which could torpedo a career. The symptoms are easily identifiable. It’s...

I never go to the student lounge. It’s full of loud, obnoxious, cliquey narcissists who’ll laugh at you as soon as you walk in,...

Leo Club of Katuwawala held their fourth installment ceremony on September 19 at the Kanvil Reception Banquet Hall, Katuwawala. District President Leo Pramod Wimalathunga was...

Collection: Shirts, Pants and Loafers Models: Shanith Fernando and Yohan Sri- Mister Sri Lanka France 2015 Clothes, hair and make-up: Shanith Fernando Pics by Ravi Jayatunge and...

The mark of a great game is that you have so much fun, that you lose track of time. Games like this are rare....

As the class captain, your duties include keeping the class quiet when there’s no teacher, making sure the record book and register is up...

Way back in the mid-90s two young men, both in their mid-20s, were invited for a television debate.  They were both young graduates, and...

Forgive and forget. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? You forgive a person for whatever he/she did to you and then you forget. You move on...

Campus Radio was launched in 2011 by the Sri Palee Campus, Colombo University as a World Bank-funded project. The online radio is managed by...

Why did we make friends with the people who are friends with us today? The answer to this question can be at least understood...

Gayani Samarasinghe, popularly known as Gayani Batz, is an ayurvedic beautician by profession. She is also a makeup artiste, model, bridal dresser, event organizer...

Times have changed, from the days where two sheets of A4 paper neatly, but laboriously compiled after umpteenth of paper thrown as scrap, would...

In my last article, we counted down five of the main video game genres; open world, RPG, shooter, horror/survival and fighting video games. Now...

Movie adaptations of books are not always met with enthusiasm or excitement. Constant disappointment has made most people dread seeing their favorite books being...

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite...

Life brings us various people. Some of them are quite like us while others are completely different. In school, you may associate with students...

‘Terrible’ things can happen any moment.  ‘Terrible’ of course is a subjective thing.  What seems terrible to you may seem trivial to someone else. ...

If we look in to 1950s, females had only a few roles; teacher, nurse, cook and seamstress are the most common among them. In...

Intercity bus pulled in. The mad rush converged in towards the door. When the bus pulled out a few minutes later all the seats...

Films, cartoons, books and songs influence us and affect how we look at the world. As kids, we look at the world through a...

With the establishment of the new government, among the favorites of people who voted for the opposition seems to be the pinpointing of weaknesses...

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it, lying on his porch. Inside...

If hunting is good or bad is debated very much and is probably a topic of debate all around the world. In some parts...

I had forgotten the magic of children’s stories when my sister came along. During those years, my choice of reading material had gravitated towards...

Melody of Love, a love story, will be telecast on weekdays at 9.30pm, starting from September 21. The show is brought to Sri Lankans...

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