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Dhammapada is one of the best-known books of the Pitaka. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha expressed in clear and pithy verses. The last page of the Jeans follows the story of Angulimala Thera.  Angulimala was the son of the Royal Counselor (Purohitha) in the court of King Pasenadi of Kosala. His original name was...
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Do you recall being a class monitor? A prefect?  Team captain? Scout? Girl guide?  Not every one of us would have been all these. Some might not have had the chance to lead. Some might have. But they were shy. And they gave up. Or they thought they don’t have the right qualification. A fire breaks out at your neighbor’s...  …
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King Pandusakya was troubled. He could not choose one Prince out of the seven, who had proposed marriage to his daughter. A peaceful man, the King did not wish for war among the Princes. Calling his advisors the King sought their counsel in the matter. “Tell me wise ones, what is the answer to this dilemma?”“My King,” said...    …
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First generation First generation of the computer was run in period 1940-1956. Vacuum tubes were used for the circuitry. Vacuum tube was such an electronic component.The vacuum tube was developed by Lee De Forest. Its purpose was to amplify signals. But it had very less work efficiency and so it could not work properly. Magnetic drums were used for the...
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Elephants, some kind of an animal, who carelessly  wandering everywhere, willing to spend a ‘thug life’, making news to get popularize and trying to be the number one in the Animal World..? Or is it a kind of an emotional creature, who silently suffers a lot and few steps away from saying goodbye to the world forever?    
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Mahabodhi  Vidyalaya, Colombo 10 was inaugurated in 1901. The school was established under  the patronage of the great Anagarika Dharmapala. At the time of the establishment, the school was inaugurated as Buddhist school that provides English Medium education for the students. During that time the school has educated over 2,000 students. Over the past years, many principals served the school,…
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And again it's time for Vesak, another anticipated day where Buddhists, all over the world, will do various activities related to the religion in a way which they will gain a lot of merit. This day usually falls on the full moon poya day in the month of May and commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha.
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A public lecture on keeping home and school eco friendly, by Founder of Species Conservation Center of Sri Lanka and Former President of Young Zoologists’ Association, Pubudu Weerarathne was held at the American Center
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1 Air Canada Flight 624 – Airbus A320-211This flight was a domestic flight, travelling from Toronto to Halifax on May 29. When it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, it touched down approximately 1,100 feet prior to the end of the runway. At that point, it hit an antenna array. It caused damage to the aircraft and the main…
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‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a Welsh saying that’s quoted often.  In fact apples are often among the top healthy foods in the world.  Some even believe that it is the No 1 Healthy Food in the world.  The truth is that apples would never be considered No 1 by anyone who has heard of Nelli.…
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As I once said at the beginning of this story series, the History of Lanka has always been interwoven with our neighboring India. In this story, we will therefore once again travel across the ocean to India to learn about a Princess by the name of Baddakachchayana who became the second Queen of Lanka.In India a long...
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When you’re speaking out loud, homophones sound alike, but when you’re writing them out, it’s a different story. Though they have the same pronunciation, homophones have slightly different spellings and totally different definitions. Since using the wrong one can completely change the meaning of your statement, it’s important to make sure you have the right word in mind. Here are...
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“Avrudu.. Avrudu.,” this is what you hear these days everywhere on TVs, radios and shops. But did you  hear or noticed the real messenger of Avrudu? A bird with a striking red eye, all black with a pale beak, long tail and slimmer build that distinguishes it from common crows. It has an incessant calling which is rapidly...
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When the first computer was invented obviously people might not have thought this equipment will change the world. Currently, computers have a huge demand in the market, simply because computers have made our work easy. Although today computer are in its simple forms, it had to pass many levels and win many obstacles to come this modern level where...
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The theory of relativity is a very complex and difficult subject to understand. We will just discuss the very basics of the theory here.  The theory of relativity is actually two theories that Albert Einstein came up with in the early 1900s. One is called “special” relativity and the other is called “general” relativity. We will talk mostly about special...
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Albert Einstein was born as the first child of the Jewish couple Hermann and Pauline Einstein, nee Koch, in Ulm on March 14, 1879. When Albert’s grandmother saw him for the first time she is said to have cried continuously: “Much too thick! Much too thick!” But despite all fear the development of young Albert was a normal one. In…
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World Book Day is a celebrated on April 23, every year. It was established by the UNESCO in 1995, to honor authors such as Miguel de Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, William Shakespeare and to promote reading, writing and publishing. This day is celebrated on different days during the months of March and April. One of the countries to…
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The United Nations English Language Day is held on April 23. The first English Language Day was celebrated by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)  in 2010.  English and French are the two working languages of the UN secretariat while Arabic, Chinese, English, French,  Russian and Spanish are used as the official languages. The UN celebrates six…
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Calling out all the Bookworms across the country!Welcome to Creative Corner where all creativity and fun exist. Each week, we’re giving you the opportunity to write a short story or a poem related to the given topic and the best story or poem will be featured in our page next week (or the week after). So grab your...
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