Wednesday, 26th November 2014

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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
By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November,  the UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. World Philosophy Day 2014 fell on November 20.
Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00
It’s  cool to have a stroll; especially on a Sunday morning when roads are not crowded. Torrington and Independence Avenue in Colombo look neat, calm and relaxing. There’s pin- drop silence. A few cars are on the road. If you really want to, you can even dance right on the middle of the road for a while.
Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00
Anuradhapura remained as the capital of ancient Sri Lanka until the early 11th century A.D. The last few centuries were of almost constant political upheaval, fuelled by rival claims to the throne and foreign invasions. The first part of its period as a capital was relatively peaceful, although there were foreign invasions from time to time.
Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00
He tried. But he made mistakes. Even though, he did not give up. The day he invented television, definitely he may have not thought that his invention will be extremely useful and more famous in the future. Now it has been a marvelous gadget in modern world.  Today, we have reserved a date named “World Television Day.”
Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00
The Barnesbury hosted Colombo’s only family-friendly Halloween Carnival this past weekend with much fanfare. The courtyard of The Barnesbury restaurant was transformed into a haunted haven for spooky specters young and old. The event was organized by the owner of The Barnesbury, Shiyam and his wife Hafsa. It blended the excitement and fun of activities with the ambiance and feel...
Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00
We want to know stuff. We want to know the names of things we encounter for the first time. We want to know what’s special about these things. We want to know why water flows downwards, what keeps stars from falling, why the moon changes its shape every night, what moves the clouds, why ants ‘kiss’ and so on. Some…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
According to chronicles like the Mahavamsa, king Pandukabhaya made Anuradhapura his capital in the latter half of the 5th Century BC. From then, Anuradhapura was the capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka until the Chola invasions of the 11th century AD. Even when there were more than one king in the country due to political differences and foreign…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
Today we’ll talk about another interesting topic that you all like which is also a gift of marvelous technology. That is about computer and video games. Today let’s go through about computer games and video games, find more information about it. Usually, in this modern world, children are becoming addicted to the computer and video games very rapidly. 
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
So what makes a reptile a reptile? The two biggest clues are:1) They are cold-blooded. 2) They are covered in scales.
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
Christmas is a merry time for all of us. It has its religious significance and is a celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth. While we often wish people a Merry Christmas and may even put up some decorations, it is also important to know about the history, traditions and importance of Christmas.
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
Annual prize giving of Keenadeniya Ambepussa Primary School was held at the College grounds last week Pics by Ravindra Dharmathilake
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
Mount Vesuvius - a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times.WHY DO VOLCANOES ERUPT? - Volcanoes occur because the Earth's crust is broken into plates that resemble a jigsaw puzzle. There are 16 major plates. These rigid plates float on a softer layer of rock in the…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
The kids, who were affected by the Koslanda landslide tragedy three weeks ago, have been sheltered at the Poonagala Tamil Maha Vidyalayam and Sri Ganesha Vidyalayam, Koslanda. Here, kids engage in several activities, guided by the National Child Protection Authority. Pics by Chandana Wijesinghe
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
The word amphibian means two-lives.  Amphibians spend their lives in the water and land. All amphibians begin their life in water with gills and tails.  As they grow, they develop lungs and legs for their life on land.
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
‘I can’t stand seeing paddy fields like this!’ a 13-year-old girl blurts out.  The said paddy field had probably been ploughed a day or two previously.  Ploughed but not evened out for transplanting.  The soil was upturned.  There had been a lot of rain and so it was all a mess of earthy lumps.  All muddy.  One would describe it…
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
Do you know what ghosts are? Are you afraid of them? When we are talking about ghosts, scary has combined with the subject usually. We have all been raised with ghosts in our lives. Cartoons,  stories and legends, Halloween, and deceased relatives that we wonder about. We all die so it’s part of our heritage, no matter what culture that…
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is today a large city with a population of over 3.5 million. After the Second World War, when Germany was divided between the four major Allied Powers, the city of Berlin fell within the Soviet occupation zone. However, the city itself was also divided between the four powers, Britain, France,the United States and the Soviet…
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
Some things are incidental. It seems I’m writing about intersections, maps, places and random encounters more frequently than usual. I had just met a map-maker several days ago.Road encounters have made me realize that maps and directions are meaningless. Drivers ignore No-U turns, they forget roundabouts, prohibited left turns and right turns, double lines and single line.
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a companion book to the Harry Potter series written by J.K.Rowling. The book is mentioned in the last book of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. According to the book, it’s a collection of Wizarding children’s fairy tales and though Harry and Hermione had not heard of it...
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

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