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Long ago there was a medical student attending the University of Peradeniya.  He did his thing.  He was a gifted individual.  He had lots of interests.  He loved music.  All kinds of music.  He was a voracious reader.  He read all kinds of books, in Sinhala and English. He could talk about literature and music, films and history.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
A human knows that religion is the thing which creates a man’s attitude. Some could say I am wrong, but this is how I feel.There are four main religions spread widely in the world. These are Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. These four religions are followed by various kinds of people who live in this world. People from rich to…
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Depression is about ‘stuck’ emotions. You feel dead inside. Life seems to have no more meaning. You feel hopeless, lifeless, empty. and apathetic. But there is almost always a story behind the symptoms of being depressed. A story that explains these symptoms, shows that they started somewhere in the past and that there are emotional causes for them.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Kites rise high. They fall. Sometimes they get blown away. Kites get lost. We cry when things are lost. We cry when things we love are lost. All you need is some determination, if you want to find them back.  Things don’t always disappear completely. They leave something behind.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
There’s a vast difference between the pragmatist and the idealist. They could work hand-in hand, their conflicting perspectives of life being the only obstacle. Every time I wrote to this newspaper, I’ve taken the stance of the practical person - addressing giant social issues that need immediate correction. But today, I felt the need to step out of the real…
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
A charity program was organized at the Vajira Children’s Home, Kotte, by the Sound of Heart team on February 4. A friendly match between the Vajira Children’s Home and Celebrities of Sound of Heart, The Sound of Heart team emerged winners.The Sound of Heart team includes Krishan and Lanthra of Doctor band...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Our teachers taught us about inventors, who changed the world through their unique inventions.  They came up with new ideas and made new things that satisfied the needs and necessities of people.  Today, let me draw your attention to the world’s best 10 inventions last year.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
In some people, we find an anger or pain that we cannot understand or get past. The emotions, often a result of past experiences, create a barrier that stops people from being part of their life. We often assume that this pain and anger is caused by heartbreak, and there might be truth to our assumptions. However, heartbreak isn’t always...
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Scouts would know about ‘Kim’s Game’.  It is a simple exercise to develop observation skills.  Imagine a table with lots of things on it.  Different sizes.  Different shapes.  Different colors.  Imagine there are about 30 items (could be more, could be less).  Now imagine being asked to walk around the table a couple of times.  Imagine you’ve been given just…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
What good is life if it comes with its own manual? If you always knew how to figure everything out, disappointments, hard times and failures would be avoidable.Maybe you’re lost, maybe you’re searching, maybe you’ve given up, and maybe you have hope…He was just another soul like you. Looking back at his life what he...
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Stress basically is just tension. We all need a bit of tension in order to function well. This tension enables our body to be ready for action. Only when there is too much of tension can it lead to complaints. Very often this end-result is called stress. Stress is of three kinds –  Stimulating stress, frustrating stress and damaging stress.
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Life is all about timing and waiting until the best moment comes. Be it so or not, however, some of us do not have the nerve to wait for that moment. Expecting each moment of life to be blissful and phenomenal is typical of us. We want to be bestowed on just after the thought of doing something.
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Choice is something quite personal, and is based on the individual’s preference and taste. Each individual has his or her own preferences and choices and that is something that needs to be accepted, unless it is harmful to other living beings.We often come across situations where we are part of a group having a get-together in a restaurant or hotel.
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Writing, painting, singing and dancing are ways of expressing oneself. Photography too, can be used to express yourself, your preferences and beliefs. There is a caged something within us. This something could be love, emotions, hope, words or stories. Regardless of what it is, this caged something needs to be set free. When it is set free, we see the...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
A single individual is not a front.  This is why, when you take on forces beyond your individual strength, you try to identify people who share your views, pool resources, organize and then move together to bring down governments, transform the social order and revolutionize ways of thinking.  That’s how organizations are born. Like all things organizations...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
We’ve all felt ‘stressed’ at one point or the other. It is nothing new to us. We generally use the word ‘stress’ when we feel that everything seems to have become too much; when we are overloaded and wonder whether we really can cope with the pressures. As we know, sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to…
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
It is February, the month in which romantic cards take over every store front and love is most reminded of. According to Franklin Jones, “Love does not make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile”. What actually does this ‘love’ mean? That is to be concerned out of...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
People are interested in many things at a single moment. They pursue new things. As a result of that, the world is developing all the time. So change arises automatically. This is the period where television and internet coexists in society. Currently, people have the chance to use either methods of entertainment, even though television was invented first. What is…
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
What is freedom? What does it mean to be free? Does free and freedom both mean the same thing?Being free means that you are not bound by anything, no attachments. You are who you are and you do what you like. You do not stop yourself because of anyone or anything. Freedom is the state of being free. Freedom...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
'Ministry of Crab' gears up in Colombo and pops up in Sydney to wish the Sri Lanka Cricket Team good luck at the ICC cricket World Cup.Sri Lanka plays Australia on March 8 and as both countries have mud crab, Ministry of Crab takes this opportunity to be in Sydney, Australia for a pop up restaurant.
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

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