Archives: Sri Lanka

On Parking Fees in Colombo City and Our Vehicle Owners

June 5, 2011 | By Rakhitha | 3 Comments | Filed in: Sri Lanka.

Yes! parking cost is high in Colombo. Specially if you don’t want to park your vehicle under boiling hot sun and leave one of your biggest assets at the mercy of robbers. It’s high not because some people trying to rip off vehicle owners, but because the gap between supply and demand has driven up • Read More »

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Drama over ‘Enna’ (Banned Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Song)

February 25, 2011 | By Rakhitha | 3 Comments | Filed in: Sri Lanka.

This is not a post to defend Lahiru Perera, his music or anything. This just what I see from all the drama happening over his world cup cheer song ‘Enna’. If you have listened to any of Lahiru Pereras songs, you must have realised that he is not Amaradewa, Suni Edirisingha, or not even Sunil Perera or Iraj • Read More »

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No Papare Bands At Cricket World Cup 2011 Matches?

February 21, 2011 | By Rakhitha | 2 Comments | Filed in: Sri Lanka.

If you have subscribed for Ada-Derana news updates, you must have received  a message saying “Banners, parsals, musical instruments, glass bottles, crackers, laser lights, sharp instruments are not allowed in World Cup venues in SL”. And some time later you must have got the message “Following appeals by public IGP has allowed spectators to take • Read More »

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A Case For Going Hybrid!

January 7, 2011 | By Rakhitha | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, Go Green, Me, Myself & I, Sri Lanka, Tech.

These days there is a bit of a hype about hybrid cars, mainly fueled by slashed tax. Of course they come with an interesting promise. But can we really utilize its full capacity? Main benefits of hybrids are ability to run more on less fuel, or reduced cost per km and reduced carbon footprint. This is achieved in two ways. By • Read More »

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Unlimited Terms for Presidency Good Thing?

September 3, 2010 | By Rakhitha | 3 Comments | Filed in: Sri Lanka, Uncategorized.

I am not a political writer and politics is not my thing either. But recent news on unlimited terms for executive presidency made me think. This is not a well thought through post either. I am just putting out some thoughts that came to my mind. Main argument that I have heard so far is, • Read More »

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July 1, 2010 | By Rakhitha | No Comments | Filed in: Education, Royal College, Sri Lanka.

Royal College which started in year 1835 is celebrating its 175th anniversary in year 2010. Need not to say that this is a massive milestone and time to celebrate service rendered by Royal College to its past and present students, and to this country. Royal Parade 2010 and “Party on the Street” will be happening on 3rd July • Read More »

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Should We Privatize Higher Education? – Is That Even the Real Question?

May 9, 2010 | By Rakhitha | 4 Comments | Filed in: Education, Me, Myself & I, Sri Lanka.

This is a response to post “???? ????????? ???????????? ?? ??????” in ‘Middle Path’ blog. I was originally going to post a comment to the same post but my comment turned out bit too long. Also I am no good at Sinhala written language (not proud of it by the way).  Therefore I ended up • Read More »

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Moved from Dialog ‘Unlimited’ Student Package to Mobitel Zoom 1290

May 7, 2010 | By Rakhitha | 6 Comments | Filed in: Me, Myself & I, Sri Lanka, Tech.

I was a happy customer of a Dialog Mobile Broadband Student Package for more than a year. In fact, after getting my student ID of the MSc program, first thing I did was signing up for a student package (So far its the only useful thing I got from this MSc). Signal reception was pretty damn low • Read More »

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DailyMirror: "Lanka rejects visa for Akon"

March 24, 2010 | By Rakhitha | No Comments | Filed in: Sri Lanka.

I don’t like Akon that much anyway. But still I was planing to go to his concert in Sri Lanka. Only because I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to have fun. I did not visit any of the earlier events of international artists. Mostly because of the fears of  being at a large gathering • Read More »

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Induruwa Beach Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka – From an eye of a local

March 15, 2010 | By Rakhitha | 5 Comments | Filed in: Sri Lanka, Travel.

I am definitely not the guy to give you travel advice. But recently I happen to be in this hotel and it seemed a nice enough place to write something about. So far it’s the best place I have visited. It’s a very nice place with lots of nice views, nice people, nice friendly service, • Read More »

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