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At some point in your life you would have heard of traveling through time.  When you read about a faraway place, enchanted lands, fascinating characters, there’s a part of you that wants to visit, wants to meet these amazing people in the flesh and so on.  That’s natural. It’s not about stories only.  We learn history and we learn geography.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
Most of us in Sri Lanka are fortunate enough to have easy access to clean drinking water. Imagine how difficult life would be if we had to walk miles looking for clean drinking water. Lucky for us, whenever we open a tap we get clean water. But not everyone in the world is as lucky as us. In fact, 1.2…
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
India’s State of Jammu and Kashmir is holding its State Elections presently. Jammu and Kashmir is a part of the former princely State of Kashmir, one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Its beauty however, has been tarnished by a 67-year-old conflict over the control of the territory between India and Pakistan.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
The father’s protection is the strongest thing every child wishes to have, while growing up. Although father’s love seemed to be more complicated than a mother’s love, they also love their children like the mothers do. A father would never let his children get hurt. The fathers love their children as the mothers do.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
There is no other mountain in the world, as famous as Sri Pada, and so extensively referred to, down the ages, in various literatures, as Adam’s Peak. Traditional belief among Sinhala Buddhists is that the peak holds the footprint of Gautama Buddha hence the name Sri Pada, to the Hindus - the footprint of God Shiva, to the Christians -…
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
On the occasion of marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the English and Sri Lankan cricketers dedicated some time during their practice sessions to play cricket with 36 disadvantaged children in Colombo at the R Premadasa Stadium last week. All the players from the both teams were seen on the field, but…
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
Muddy days are slosh-days, sloshing around barefoot, cool and refreshing.  Muddy days are also puddle days.  If it rains enough to make mud, there’s bound to be places where water has gathered.  Puddles come in all sizes.  Shapes depend on the terrain.  Most importantly, puddles are about water.  And once the rain ceases puddles become mirrors.
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00
Rainy days can have even the most hands-on mum begging for a break, but they need not be stress-filled or cabin-fevered! Don’t feel trapped by the rainy summer days - just follow our eight easy tips for keeping the kids entertained and you’ll beat the rainy-day blues!
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and geopolitical international organization of eight countries located in South Asia. It has one fifth of the total population of the world, with India making up for three quarters of the regional population. The idea of regional political and economical cooperation in South Asia was first raised in 1980...
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00
Zydhammed Fajurdeen , Grade seven student of Zahira College released his first book on poetry titled ‘World of Words’. The book launch was held on November 1 at the Ghaffoor Hall, Zahira College.Z. Fajurdeen presented a copy of his book to Mr.Trizviiy Marikkar, Principal, Zahira College.
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00
Treat yourself and your children to a wonderful theatre festival at the Lionel Wendt Theater, this December Holidays.  Designed for children, but absolutely delightful for adults to watch as well, The Play House Kotte Theater Festival for young audiences will run into its ninth year in 2013, and this year’s line up has a special treat for children, parents and…
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00
The Whyteleafe Performing Arts Academy will hold a special workshop on performing arts for children during the December school holidays. It’s aimed at identifying the raw talents of children, fostering teamwork and enhansing their artistic talents (dancing, singing and acting). It also aims to improve their presentation and personality skills.
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00
Can you spare five minutes? Just five minutes before you rush off to school or wherever you are planning to rush off to. Actually, I need 10 minutes of your time. On two consecutive days. Possible? Ok. Just step out of your house. You can either survey whatever is before you or you could focus on something small. Maybe a…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
Mammals are one of the six main classes of animals. Animal classes are groups of animals that scientists consider to be alike in some important ways. Mammals are the animal class that people belong to. There are 4,000 kinds of mammals. This sounds like a lot, but when you consider there are 21,000 kinds of fish and a whopping 800,000…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
The EDEX Sithuwam Art Exhibition recognizing and encouraging artistic talent of youth and which has become a much-loved event for students islandwide, will be held in January 2015. From the massive response of over 17,000 entries this year, 200 will be showcased at EDEX Expo 2015 on January 23, 24 and 25 at the BMICH Colombo, giving an opportunity for…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
Nelson Mandela was a South African freedom fighter and an anti-apartheid activist. Born on July 18, 1918, he was one of the Xhosa people in South Africa and belonged to the Thembu tribe. Mandela was actually a member of a Thembu royal family, but not the family line that would succeed to the Thembu throne. When he was born, South…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
On a hot and sticky day, go out, may be drive up to Colpetty. Stare up at a cloud.You will see the sun peeping through the buildings. In bright orange. Sometimes red. Don’t stare for too long. You don’t want to go blind. It’s too bright that you won’t see anything clear. Eyes will close, naturally. Buildings are growing taller…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
I don’t prefer to ask a question like “Are you a disabled person?”, because if the answer is yes, it hurts me. We don’t like to see disabled people in this world. But thing is, destiny is not as kind as we wish it to be. So, there are many disabled persons.But do you know how we recognize someone as…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
In commemoration of 60 years of excellence, Good Shepherd Convent - Panadura proudly marched forward with celebrations in the form of a School Walk. Present and past students as well as the parents were a part of this event. The Walk started after a prayer service conducted by Rev Sr.Marie Jeewani the Principal, and the blessings of Rev Fr. Sisira…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00
There are times when we wonder if things are as they really seem.   Think of something. Think of just one thing.  Let’s say…hmmm…a coconut tree you can see from your window.  If there’s no coconut tree, think of whatever tree you can see from your window.  If there are no trees then think of whatever you can see, even if…
Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

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