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At last Hallyu Wave, which means phenomenal effect of South Korean culture, swept across Sri Lanka! Some were excited, but some frowned upon it. For some it was a completely new experience, like how we all experienced the beginning of variety shows in Sri Lanka. But for ones who have already watched Korean dramas it was a sudden and unexpected...
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
The Senior Brass Band of Ananda College was the first school band to organize a school band show at the BMICH, in 2001. Prashasthi is a concept based inter-school indoor brass band fiesta and it is a known legend throughout Sri Lankan schools. This is the 12th consecutive year and it is going to be held on February 7, 3.30pm…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
What do these words mean to you? Take each word separately. What does it mean to be free? There are things in life that we have to pay no price for. ‘Buy one, get one free’ deals always attract people. Free size is another instance where the word free is used. Regardless of your size, these free size outfits are…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
There was a neat tagline used by a shoe company back in the 1980s, ‘First to Bata then to school’.  It made sense, at least as a marketing ploy. This was at a time when the JVP in its thinly disguised ‘Deshapremi Jathika Vyaparaya’ (Patriotic National Movement) wanted all ‘patriots’ to drop everything and take up the patriotic cause.   First…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Last week, we spoke about how to differentiate a diet and an eating disorder, who is likely to get this and the possible causes and risk factors. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. This week’s ‘Head Lines’ is about Anorexia nervosa.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
When you were in the bosom of your family, you had no idea how much you are going to miss your family members when you have to stay away from them. You were so used to talking back to your parents and elders when your suggestions weren’t accepted since they knew well you were a child then. So you misconceived...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
To be free,Is to bask in the glow of the Yellow sunPiercing the dark clouds that overshadowed you,Eclipsing you from the light.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Sri Lanka gained independence from the British imperialists long ago. That was a significant achievement in Sri Lankan history that ought to be celebrated forever. February 4 should be a day on which Sri Lankans, as a nation, can look back. What is more important is to re-correct errors and assure that they will not come about again.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Dear sisters, wearing hijab is the pride of a Muslimah. It shows her strength and courage when faced with negative people who judge others by what is ON their head instead of what is IN their head; Asking thousands of questions as to why we wear the hijab. The moon does not lose its beauty when it’s covered by clouds…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advance technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on worldchanging technologies – from computing and sustainable energy systems to aerospace, communications, robotics, health care, and more.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
The immortal classic Jane Eyre will be given life by Vinodh Senadeera and his cast of budding actors at the Colombo International School auditorium on February 6. “It’s a beautiful play, dark and serious, but with a glimmer of light - a story that really speaks to you emotionally, and says that there’s always a hope for happiness,” ...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
There are many stories about how the game of chess was invented.  About 40 years ago, a man told his 5-year-old son one such tale. ‘There was a king who loved games.  In his court there was a man who was very good at inventing games.  One day the king ordered the inventor to design a game unlike anything the…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
We talk in emoticons, :emotions within colons: and #unnecessary use of punctuation and signs. To make things worse, we seem to believe in a word limit for conversations. Most of us would remember times when we were constantly out of credit and had to keep our textual communication short and sweet.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Not many people knew of ‘animal styles’ in martial arts until movies such as ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow,’ and ‘Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow’ were made.  Apparently the tiger, crane, leopard, snake and dragon are associated with the Southern styles of Chinese martial arts.  According to some classifications, the dragon is replaced by the mantis.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
There is no shortage of inspirational posts about beauty or appearance. They tell us to accept our bodies as they are and to look at the acne, pimples, unwanted hair and other blemishes as beautiful, instead of ugly. And yet, as soon as someone calls herself beautiful, pretty or nice, we are shocked. Self-compliments are so not cool, we seem…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
“My 14-year-old cousin was admitted to the hospital. Her weight dropped from 75 kilos to 62 kilos, and her menses stopped. She initially received compliments for her weight loss, but then her parents grew concerned because of her lost menses and rapid weight loss. She was exercising excessively and engaging in restrictive eating. She was hospitalized due to her low…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
They say that attitude is everything. They also say that attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.As we all know, life has a habit of throwing curve balls at us. Bad things happen in the most unexpected moments. These things are beyond human control, we are left helpless and unable to comprehend what is...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
“I am proud of what I do as an educationist,” Lyceum Group of Schools Director, Nikitha Grero, said in an interview with the Free magazine. Although he is still in his late 20s, today, he contributes in managing nine branches of Lyceum Schools, over 17,000 students and 4,000 staff individuals successfully, showing skills that he is too wise for his…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
There are things we feel are impossible to do. Things we are scared to even think about, like climbing high mountains, skating from edges, sky diving, surfing, safari rides and riding on fastest roller-coasters. But there are people who do these things as a challenge and fun. And the reason behind this could be the dream to prove everything is…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
How many minutes a day do you spend in the outside world? Of this time, how many minutes do you spend actually looking out of the window and enjoying your surroundings? If you look at people on their way to work, even in trains and buses, many are busy on their phones, texting or exploring the online world. Families traveling…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00

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