ISIS and US backed Syrian moderates

Nobody seemed to know a couple of weeks ago where US-backed Syrian ‘moderate rebels’ were, but now that Russia launched its anti-terror op in Syria, they are ‘everywhere’, while ISIS, on the contrary, is ‘nowhere’, says political analyst Neil Clark.

Q: Russian President Vladimir Putin said he received a proposal from the French president to form a coalition between Assad and the Free Syrian Army. It seems like an unexpected proposal. The Russian line is: who are these moderates? Could they form some sort of synergy against ISIL (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) ?

Neil Clark: Possibly, Continue reading “ISIS and US backed Syrian moderates”

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Tandulanali Jataka 005

තණ්ඩුල නාලි ජාතකය  – සිංහල පරිවර්තනය ඉංග්‍රිසි කොටස අවසානයේ..

Once on a time Brahmadatta was in Benares in Kasi. In reigning those days our Bodhisatta was his valuer. He used to value horses, elephants, and the like; and jewels, gold, and the like; and he used to pay over to the owners of the goods the proper price, as he fixed it.

But the king was greedy and his greed suggested to him this thought: “This valuer with his style of valuing will soon exhaust all the riches in my house; I must get another valuer.” Opening his window Continue reading “Tandulanali Jataka 005”

General Sarath Fonseka promoted to the rank of Field Marshal

The Government of Sri Lanka awarded the Field Marshal title to former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka for the yeoman service rendered by him, achieving the victory over terrorism. The official awarding of this honorary title to General Sarath Fonseka by President Maithripala Sirisena was taken place at the Ministry of Defence.

The title Field Marshal is an honorary and respected title bestowed by the Army. Only a handful has been given this title in the world. General Sarath Fonseka is the first Sri Lankan to be bestowed his Field Marshal honorary title in Sri Lanka’s history. A person who has been honoured with the Field Marshal title is considered an infinite hero.

Military Chiefs in Pakistan, India, Continue reading “General Sarath Fonseka promoted to the rank of Field Marshal”

The language controversy over Sri Lanka National Anthem

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A National Anthem is a song of patriotic sentiment affirming loyalty to one’s country or nation adopted officially by that Country or Nation. An anthem becomes a national anthem through Constitutional provision, specific legislation or long – standing tradition.

Stylistically the majority of anthems are marches or hymns.They are usually written or composed in the most common language in the Country. There are however some notable exceptions to this rule particularly in multi-ethnic nations.

In Sri Lanka then known as Ceylon , the song “Namo Namo Matha” written by the artist-poet Ananda Samarakoon was formally adopted as the national anthem in 1951. It was slightly amended and changed to “Sri Lanka Matha” in 1961 without the consent of Samarakoon.

When the national anthem Continue reading “The language controversy over Sri Lanka National Anthem”

Subway asking sri lankans to celerate poya with meat

Facebook page of Subway Sri Lanka, a fast food restaurant franchise has published a post with the meaning of “Celebrate Poya day with Meat”

This is our comment about their post;

Celebrate poya day with turkey flesh? Beef? Sri Lanka is a country with 70% of buddhists. They are trying to refrain from all kind of meat during this day as a part of Pancha Sheela or five moral precepts.

But here they are playing with the emotions of the majority of Sri Lankan who loving the taste of their foods. As an international frenchise with a mission of establishing as a reputed resturent, they have a responsibility of respecting to the culture, norms, religious beliefs of that country. However they are challanging ethics openly.

Is this the way of their business ? Or Do you have a hidden agenda ? Open for the discussion !

Mobitel offers Twitter free of charge during Cricket World Cup

Mobitel has partnered with Twitter, one of the largest social networking sites in the world, to give its valued customers the opportunity to use Twitter for free for the duration of the ongoing Cricket World Cup.

The partnership will provide customers with the most comprehensive platform to follow the excitement and action of the world tournament, one tweet at a time.

Mobitel customers will receive access to the popular social media platform by visiting twitter.com for the duration of the event without incurring any data charges. A unique aspect of the service, which will be available until the end March, is that customers who do not possess a Twitter account can also experience the Cricket Timeline which includes scores and commentary by directly accessing twitter.com/i/cricket. Continue reading “Mobitel offers Twitter free of charge during Cricket World Cup”

Dead ball run-out error in England’s World Cup group match against Australia

The ICC has confirmed that the decision to rule James Anderson as run-out on the final ball of England’s 111-run Cricket World Cup defeat to Australia was an error.

As England headed for the heavy loss, James Taylor was given out lbw by umpire Aleem Dar. The two England batsmen attempted a run before his finger was raised but Glenn Maxwell, fielding at point, threw down the stumps with Anderson short of his ground.

Taylor referred his dismissal Continue reading “Dead ball run-out error in England’s World Cup group match against Australia”