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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a series of novellas written by Cassandra Clare, author of “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices” , Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman. The novellas in the series are set to be released on a monthly basis, with the first being released as an e-book on February 17, 2015. The 10…
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
Phyllis McGinley was an American author and  poet. She was widely regarded for her Children’s books. Born on March 21, 1905 in Ontario, Oregon to mother, Julia Kiesel McGinley and father, Daniel McGinley. Growing up, McGinley led a tough life, with her father passing away when she was only 12, having no friends to play and talk with. After a…
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and (for the first time) Bangladesh. Fourteen national cricket teams took part, including ten full members and four associate members of the ICC. The opening ceremony was held on February 17, 2011 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka; the tournament was…
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
A faithful dog made famous for an extraordinary display of dedication has finally been reunited with the human companion for whom he waited for so long. The University of Tokyo will officially unveil a new statue in March commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of Hachiko, the world’s most loyal dog.Hachiko’s story dates back to the 1920s, when he...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
In case you are wondering, yes, there is a flower by that name.  Wallflowers are fragrant and come in clusters of yellow, orange, brown, red and purple. They are grown or have become ‘naturalized’ on old walls and cliffs in Southern Europe.  We are referring to a different kind of ‘wallflower’ here. 
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
For years the Lion and Suppa Devi lived happily in the cave with their two children Sinhabahu and Sinhaseevali. That is of course until young Sinhabahu started to become curious. At 16, he wanted to see the world and had tired of his life inside the cave. He pestered his mother after having found out that there were cities and...
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
Hi kids, today we are going to visit two key places in Jaffna city; The Public Library and the Nallur Kovil. First we will be going to have a look at the library, and then the Kovil which was built centuries ago.
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was the 9th edition of the Cricket World Cup tournament that took place in the West Indies from  March13, to  April 28, 2007, using the sport’s One Day International format. There were a total of 51 matches played, three fewer than at the 2003 World Cup (despite a field larger by two teams).
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
Art exhibitions or pinned to the refrigerator door, your art work deserves to be displayed. However, you may feel a slight tug whenever you try to show off one of your paintings, and this is self-doubt making its presence known. None of us are born brimming with confidence. There are people who are overconfident, but often, this overconfidence is a...
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
When Charles Darwin was first coming up with the beginnings of the Theory of Evolution, he had to look for a mechanism that drove evolution. Many other scientists, such as Jean Baptiste Lamarck, had already described the change in species over time, but they did not offer an explanation as to how that occurred. Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace independently...
Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
There are so many wrongs in this world.  All of us have been wronged by someone at some point in our lives.  We wrong others too, although we don’t like to admit it.  Sometimes people ask for forgiveness, say they are sorry.  Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they won’t even accept that they have wronged us.
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
Last week, we read how Suppa Devi met the Lion as was foretold by the soothsayer and became his wife. In fact, they lived quite happily as husband and wife in a large cave dwelling in the jungle. The Lion was kind and loving to Suppa Devi. He made sure he was comfortable, and brought her everything she could ever…
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
Choose the correct  word from the pair to complete the sentencea. 1. The (audience / spectators) applauded enthusiastically after the performance was finished.
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
Hi Kids, today we are going to visit three places in Jaffna Peninsula. Firstly, Point Pedro, secondly, the famous well in Nilavarai and finally Kankesanthurai. I’m going to start from Point Pedro which is located in the northernmost point of Sri Lanka. It is a small town and it is called, Peduru  Thuduwa in Sinhala.
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
The 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup was the eighth Cricket World Cup, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was hosted principally by South Africa with Zimbabwe and Kenya hosting a few matches. It was held from  February9 to  March 23, 2003. This edition of the World Cup was the first to be played in Africa.
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
Dear kids, It is important to know the history your country.  In the same way, it is important for people to know their family histories. People can show their motherland the same respect. The best way to do this is to consider its history as important. When people know their family history well, it gives them insight to the family…
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Horton Plains is a popular place to visit during the Nuwara Eliya Season.  There are many ways to get there.  If you are going in a vehicle, you could go through Ohiya or Pattipola.  If you take the train you can get off at either place too.  You can take the long, winding roads right up to the plains, enjoying...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Sri Lanka has a long a vibrant history spanning hundreds of years during the time which many great Kings ruled, wars were fought, foreign invaders plundered and our freedom was won. Today while we all live peacefully in this beautiful island surely you have wondered where our ancestors came from. To trace back our roots we have to go way...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
The word independence means “not dependent”, or not having to depend on anyone or anything else. It also means being strong and able to survive alone. The country needs political independence. But Sri Lanka lost its independence on several occasions in the past.
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
Hi kids, today we are going to visit the Kadurugoda Viharaya, which is one of the few Buddhist religious places in Jaffna peninsula. It is located in Chunnakam, and it holds the third place from the archeological sources in Sri Lanka.History of Kadurugoda Viharaya goes back to Gautama Buddha’s time. But, the first archeological excavation had been done by Paul...
Full Article Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

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