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Hi kids, in our journey to Jaffna, today we are going to visit the enormous star-shaped Jaffna Fort, which is believed to be initially built 400 years ago in 1618 by Portuguese. At a glance we could see the five-sided thick and high ramparts and the fortress with its wide and deep moat around it. Let’s take a look...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
What is wind?  - Wind is somewhat of a mystery. We can’t see it, but can feel it. So what exactly is wind? Wind is the movement of large amounts of air. Even though we can’t see air, we know that it is made up of molecules of different kinds of gasses, mostly nitrogen and oxygen. When lots of these…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
The 1996 Cricket World Cup, also called the Wills World Cup after its official sponsors, was the sixth Cricket World Cup, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was hosted by India, Pakistan and for the first time by Sri Lanka. The tournament was won by Sri Lanka, who defeated Australia in the final at the Gaddafi Stadium in…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
We all know the popular saying ‘Health is Wealth’. The loss of health is loss of all happiness. If you can imagine illnesses that you have suffered will make sense on the above things. So, today I want to get your attention about one of the oldest diseases recorded in the world. It is leprosy, also known as Hansen's Disease.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
The discovery of new earthlike planets boosts the odds that alien life could exist There’s good news for people hoping that the Earth is not the only inhabited world in the universe. A team of astronomers announced on January 6 that they have identified eight planets beyond our solar system. The scientists say three or four of those planets orbit…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Life is about collections.  We collect all kinds of things.  Some people collect certificates.  Some like to collect picture postcards.  A lot of children collect stamps and coins.  Some like to collect feathers. Some collect money, others collect vintage cars.  And there are things we collect without actually thinking it is a hobby.  Like souvenirs.
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
As a nation we are going forward. But today I want to tell backward information. Don’t be afraid for that. Because specialty of that is, that backward information caused to have great forward us today. So this week, we’ll talk about past of communication and letter-writing.
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Hi kids, today we are going to visit the University of Jaffna, in our journey to Jaffna. Among the higher education centers in Sri Lanka, the University of Jaffna plays an important role by serving thousands of students to engage in their studies.Let’s take a look at the history. In 1974, Jaffna Campus of the University of Sri Lanka was...
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
The 1992 Cricket World Cup was the fifth staging of the Cricket World Cup, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was held in Australia and New Zealand from 22 February to 25 March 1992, and finished with Pakistan beating England in the final to become the World Cup champions for the first time.
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
The word thesaurus comes from the Greek word for treasure; the original meaning was a place where treasure is stored. As with many words, the sense later changed and a thesaurus became as a book that served as a source or repository of information - a “treasury of information”.
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Whether you live in Cambodia or Scotland, Lithuania or America, you have probably heard of dragons. The eastern dragon, sometimes called Lung (in China) or Long (in Vietnam), may almost seem like a completely-different creature than the Western dragon. Their anatomy, behavior, symbolism, and what they mean to society are quite different. The East seems to value dragons for their…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
There must have been many occasions when you’ve heard someone stop in mid sentence, distracted perhaps by something or maybe because for some reason the words got stuck somewhere between thought and mouth.  I am sure you’ve also walked into a room just as someone was finishing a sentence. 
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
Human body changes very frequently. When we get old or sick, it happens. No one likes to have sicknesses. However, sometimes we do not have a choice. Today, we will talk about a disease which is harmful and painful to you. You may already have experienced an allergy and possibly you aren’t willing to have it again. Anyway let’s go…
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
Hello kids, this is the beginning of a series of articles about important places in Jaffna. In this series, we will be talking about the places including the Jaffna University, Kadurugoda Viharaya, Jaffna Fort, Jaffna Public Library, Naagadeepaya, Dambakola Patuna, Nallur Kovil and Keeramalei pond.
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
The 1987 Cricket World Cup (also known as the Reliance World Cup) was the fourth edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament. It was held from October 8 to November 8, 1987 in India and Pakistan – the first cricket world cup to be held outside England. The one-day format was unchanged from the eight-team 1983 event except for…
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
The picture you paint depends a lot on the type of paint you use. If you have used at least two types of paint, you would know that the type of paint changes a lot of things, for instance the texture, effects, shading and colors. There are many painting styles, and while these have gone on to define artists and…
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
If you are a book lover and love detective novels, it would be rare to not to have heard of Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime. You might have read at least one of her detective novels or like I, tried to finish the whole list of her books, but haven’t yet succeeded.  In any case, any fan of hers...
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
There was this boy who liked being funny and annoying people by cracking jokes. He was a quiet one when he was a kid. He wasn’t much popular in class, didn’t give much concern for social interaction. He was that one who got As and Bs. This happened only until he was in secondary school. Things changed once he got…
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
We all know libraries.  We have all visited at least one of them. Some of us have borrowed and returned books.  Some spend hours in libraries.  In libraries (and bookstores) you don’t feel the time pass, they say.  This is true, especially if you are interested in books. 
Full Article Sunday, 04 January 2015 00:00
Seventh Sri Lankan presidential election is about to take place. Every adult seems to be busy during this pre-election period talking about politics, whom they are going to vote and who is the best person to rule the country. However, when you remember the word ‘election’, some things will come to your mind. You might not know what these things...
Full Article Sunday, 04 January 2015 00:00

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