Friday, 31st October 2014

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As promised last week, we will talk about preparing study notes to get ready for your term-end test. Hope you have completed your notes by now.  Read your notes thoroughly. Write short notes, summarizing the main points of a lesson or chapter reading right after you do it. This keeps it fresh so the information is accurate and if
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Hi kids, today I am going to tell you how the paper production industry is done. The papers on which we write, read, draw and scribble are made up of plant materials. Paper is said to be invented by China in the second century. Mainly the woody part of a tree is used as the raw material of making papers.
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
As we have discussed earlier in this series, you already know that birds are vertebrates. What is the other major thing to know about birds? They fly. Sure there are other vertebrates that fly (bats), but birds rule the sky. There are small hummingbirds that suck nectar from flowers. There are midsized crows with high levels of intelligence. Then there
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
None of you would have been born when Yal Devi traveled to Jaffna for the last time 24 years ago. In fact, if someone had said a few years ago that someday Yal Devi will go back to Jaffna, none of us would have believed it either.You are part of a generation that grew up hearing about the war, but…
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
The Adventures of Astérix is a series of French comics written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. It started on October 29, 1959. After the death of Goscinny in 1977, Uderzo started writing the stories as well. However, the latest story, Astérix and the Picts, which was published in 2013, was written by Jean-Yves Ferri. Its illustrations were…
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
We have been looking at various methods of first aid in the past few weeks and it’s time for a recap. The most important thing to keep in mind is not to panic. If you panic, you won’t be able to administer first aid properly, and as you know this places a huge role in the Star of Life.
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Second by second, the world is changing, and changing fast. When people change, the world also changes. When the world changes,  people will have to change again. This is a chain. Technology could be a major impact for this. There are several generations working together and each of these generations had to confront different world situations. When we compare old
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Nights are quiet times.  The city shuts down bit by bit and at one point you also shut down.  Then you get silence.  For most of the day and even sometimes late into the night, however, we are surrounded by sound.  There’s always someone saying something.  There’s a TV on.  Someone is playing music.  There are household sounds of people
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Children’s author, Enid Blyton was a prolific writer, who wrote as many as 50 books annually. She gave children popular series like Famous Five, Secret Seven and Nobody. She wrote from her imagination and was said to have had a computer-like memory. She focused on capturing the children’s readership market and enjoyed immense success. 
Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
The Hameedia Group and Angelo Mathews, Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team have once again partnered the ‘My Friend’ project to donate school bags, water bottles, stationery, books and lunch boxes to over 200 schoolchildren in need. The ‘My Friend’ project is an initiative by Hameedia, which supports less-fortunate children across the country. Mathews and his wife along with…
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
School term tests are just one month away, and your teachers must be busy covering the syllabuses and doing revision. This is the best time to start studying for the term tests and clarify the tough sections of the subjects. The sooner you start revision, the easier it will be to prepare for your exam. Sure, we all remember all-night…
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep= light and avali = a row which means a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebration. Hindu homes are illuminated by the Diwali lamp on these days, and they dazzle with the joy of lighting
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
October 21, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the famous movie “My Fair Lady.” It was adapted from a 1956 Broadway musical. This was actually adapted from a stage musical of the same name made in 1938. The stage musical had been an adaptation of a stage play by famous British dramatist George Bernard Show, released…
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
Last week, we focused on unresponsive and abnormal breathing and hands-only CPR or chest compressions. Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is administered to people in cardiac arrest, where the heart fails to contract effectively or at all. It is because of these contractions that we are able to live, for the heart needs to give enough pressure for blood to circulate in
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
The Hameedia Group and Angelo Mathews, Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team have once again partnered the ‘My Friend’ project to donate school bags, water bottles, stationery, books and lunch boxes to over 200 schoolchildren in need. The ‘My Friend’ project is an initiative by Hameedia, which supports less-fortunate children across the country. Mathews and his wife along with…
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
They come in all sizes.  They come in different shapes.  And they come in many colors too.  We walk on them, kick them aside and sometimes even spit on them.  They don’t seem to mind of course.  Perhaps that’s because we really don’t notice them or because they seem too insignificant in our lives.  Perhaps it is because there are
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series made kids who detested books consider reading. The Harry Potter series captured the hearts of both the young and the old. The bookstores which sold her creations enjoyed brisk business. The stories in the pages of her novels also found their way to the television screen. The Harry Potter films were a big hit even
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
‘Tharu Muthu Daru’ Concert, celebrating the World Children’s Day organized by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress’ Child Protection Board, was held recently at  the Kularathne Hall, Ananda College Colombo 10. Children of 17 Children’s Homes sustained by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress’ Child Protection Board participated at this event
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
It’s the rainy season again. Although sometimes it rains cats and dogs, we can’t stop our day-to-day routine. No matter how hard it rains, you have to go to school, your parents have to go to work and all other things should go as planned. Anyway one of the major concerns of your parents or the guardians is to ensure
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
When talking about first aid, and the situations that require firstaid care, one may assume emergency situations involve an accident. For instance, when talking about how to administer first aid on a bleeding wound, we would think a wound is only a result of having an accident, falling or cutting ourselves. However, emergency services cover a much wider area than…
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

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