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We often use many masks to hide our true selves. Some of these are not visible and are often fake smiles, false emotions or even a lack of emotions. There are people, who have eyes that are empty of emotion. We can look right into them, but they don’t tell us anything. They are neither deep nor clear. They are…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
A hero is someone who does something totally unexpected, something that no one even imagines of doing and something that can even cost the person his life. Some heroes live to tell the tale but often only after they have lost a limb or two or their eyesight or hearing. Most perish. Heroes and heroism are remembered long after the…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
A good education system in a country surely signals the future development of that country, as population plays a pivotal role in the development process. That is why people ought to be empowered with knowledge, so that they can easily take up future challenges and be more creative. Accordingly, it is up to universities to create and disseminate the knowledge…
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Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, or refusing to acknowledge the harm of certain forms of sexual violence that do not conform to certain stereotypes of stranger or violent rape. 
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
Sometimes girls ask their boyfriends how much they love them. “How much do you love me?” How do you answer this question? You can tell them that you love them a lot, but how can you tell them exactly how much? Gabriel once said, “Love has no specific definition nor does it have a specific beginning. It’s what you make of…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
“Whenever I start preparing for an important office presentation or a class speech, I feel this intense wave of fear and I feel sweaty and dizzy. My body starts shaking and my head starts spinning. I can feel my heart beating so fast and I feel like I am going to throw up in any second. Because of this condition,…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice, but even though she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. President Snow makes it clear that no one is safe either -- not Katniss’s family, not her friends and…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant, waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport, ,and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises... 
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The ‘Designer Wedding Show 2014’, Sri Lanka’s premiere bridal-fashion show, showcasing the most well-known names, synonymous with weddings in Sri Lanka, was hosted at the Hilton Colombo Grand Ballroom on October 28. Organized and presented by the Bride and Groom Wedding Magazine, this extravagant event, highlighting the leading trends in the wedding industry and setting the stage for new bridal…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
When a new day arises, old day vanishes. Each new day is a vital day for everyone. Most days are bound with meaningful occasions. This is about November 19. Why is November 19 so important? As a hint, 15 years ago that date was marked as special date for the men. Now you can guess
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
He broke into the local music scene in 2008, and has come a long way during the past six years. Today, Yashan de Silva is one of the most sought-after artistes and a music producer in his own right, assisting established artistes as well as promoting new talents. “I’m doing what gives me satisfaction. I’m content with what I have achieved…
Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
Slightly over a week ago, Meeriyabedda, Koslanda was buried in a landslide that made us all realize just how fragile life is. We cursed the continuous rains and the traffic jams caused by the bad weather, but never did we expect such a disaster to take place. Of course, one may look at the death toll and number of missing…
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
More than 20years ago, some undergraduates staged a protest.  This was at the University of Peradeniya.   It was not a major issue, but for some reason the student leaders were not able to sort it out with the university authorities through discussion.  The students protested.It didn’t seem to have any effect.  Suddenly a first year student got up and...
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
People are born alone on the planet Earth. But, they can no longer be in isolation. In other words, they want friends, brothers and sisters. However, friends are more important and exceptional among others, because you always want someone to share your thoughts. It has to be penned here that there are good friends as well as bad friends.
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
We all have things about ourselves we wish we could improve. We all have issues we wish we could resolve. Transitions from adolescence to youth bring out many challenges. You may be struggling with upsetting emotions, scary or unpleasant memories or a sense of constant danger. And when we don’t see a way we can improve ourselves or to...
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
Whatever the language it is, words mean thoughts. It’s our thoughts that change our attitudes. In the end, words reflect our attitudes. The words we speak, most of the time, are picked and said without much thinking. Most people among us have pessimistic images of themselves on their minds. But it’s now found and proved that, what we say or...
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
“Are you on Facebook?” “Yes of course!” That’s the answer most of youth would give. Today I am not going to talk about Facebook, but a new social network. After Facebook’s suffocating ads and user data sorcery caused the birth of alternative social network Ello, another alternative named “tsu”, where one can earn money for pictures and statuses has been…
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
For most of us, love is able to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We have these ideas about helping people that look great on paper. However, few of these ideas actually see the light of day, mainly due to people not being able to channel those good intentions and ideas into practical action. The dedicated young people...
Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
She is not another Kisa Gotami , who goes in search of white mustard seeds from a family where no one had died. She is only begging for life for her son; Kevin who is having a fierce battle with death. Angela Loretta De Silva is Kevin’s mother. Angela experienced the most severe knock down in her life due to…
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