When I am dead poem by Lee Tzu Pheng (A heart touching poem) When I’m dead. Your tears will flow But I won’t know Cry with me now instead. You will send flowers, But I won’t see Send them now instead You’ll say words of praise But I won’t hear. Praise me now instead You’ll forget my faults, But I won’t know….. Forget them now  instead. You’ll miss me then, But I won’t feel. Miss me now, instead. You’ll wish You could have spent more time with me, Spend it now instead ...

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Apostolic Christianity Apostolic Christianity was born on the day of Pentecost and shall vanish from this earth on day of Rapture of the Faithful to Christ. The 39 books of the Hebrew text, take you to the beginning of Mankind and the 27 books of the Apostles of Christ, completes the final return Flight of the faithful to the author of Life. [Grace Train] [A] The Bible hub at the time of the Apostles is the area of the world, marked as Anatolia and the Caucasus, where all the events took place. The beginning of Mankind, at the Garden of Eden and the Out-pouring of the eternal power of Redemption for Mankind on the day of Pentecost. [B] Our modern thought on the “wickedness” of humanity, described in the Bible have been Secularized by the Theologians of Colonial Christianity. The theological distillate of Scripture is Marketed to the world as Colonial Christianity. [B] ...

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Rotary Club of Colombo introduces community support platform ‘Reachout’ for COVID-19 relief In a bid to provide much needed support to people and communities impacted by the escalating pandemic, The Rotary Club of Colombo has launched ‘Reachout’ – a platform envisioned as a ‘mission control’ for the Sri Lankan community response in assisting those affected by COVID-19. The volunteer-driven program hopes to provide both emergency and secondary assistance to those in need. ​The COVID-19 pandemic, now in its second year, is showing no signs of abating and many in Sri Lanka are feeling the brunt of the global healthcare crisis. Restrictions on movement have prevented thousands from being able leave their homes to make a living. While this has resulted in the more vulnerable segments of society falling further into poverty, many small business owners, employees, and families have been affected. Unfortunately, without safety nets to support hard-hit communities, there is a ...

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“Those were the Days… my Friend” APPRECIATION – LESLIE CORERA-by Placidus Gomez   Source:Dailymirror As cousins we were very close with dear Leslie. We virtually grew up together and spent our childhood and growing up years in close kinship.  Leslie was a frequent visitor to our ancestral home at Bullers Lane where we enjoyed fellowship and loads of fun. He was always a very welcome visitor and much loved by the family. Leslie and his two sisters would invariably join the Gomez’s during the April holidays on their sojourn to Bandarawela and Haputale during the school holidays and one can only recollect the rollicking time this ‘dirty dozen’ plus one enjoyed together, although every evening Leslie’s mother insisted that we recite the Holy Rosary together as one big family, after all the energy and adrenaline had been spent on outdoor activities during the day. After enjoying a fruitful and rewarding rugby ...

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‘lambda’ coronavirus variant -classified as variant of interest-by Dr Harold Gunatillake May be harder to control with the present vaccines. “We’re going to see variants come up constantly. It’s not surprising and we’ll probably run out of letters of the Greek alphabet.” The best way to tackle the variants is to focus on getting more people vaccinated not just in one country but globally. AstraZenica or Pfizer- which one is preferred? Transcript: Whilst Delta plus variant started in India is spreading worldwide, a new strain labelled ‘lambda’ was first detected in Peru in August 2020 is a new variant of concern. This variant, also known as C.37, and WHO has labelled as a “variant of interest”. There are now 11 official SARS-CoV-2 variants listed by the WHO. All SARS-CoV-2 variants are distinguished from one another by mutations in their spike proteins — the components of the virus that allow it to invade human cells. Spike proteins, found on ...

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“THE ORIGIN OF “LAMPRAIS” by Anne-Marie Kellar With so much confusion or lack of information out there these days, almost anything wrapped up in a banana leaf is being passed off as a “Lamprais”. So instead of repeatedly explaining this, I decided to do a permanent post about it in the interest of correcting any misconceptions that exist! Lamprais are quintessentially a Dutch Burgher delicacy, but these words by Arun Dias Bandaranaike, although not a Dutch Burgher, explained it brilliantly. In his words, ” In as much as it may not be ideal to have the so called Mona Lisa dressed up to be modernly chic, and have her wear headphones ( so that we can figure she may have heard something to smile about!!) the tangential bits to the Lamprais may, in fact, allow many to imagine that a ” rice packet” wrapped in a jolly banana leaf “qualifies” to ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE MAKE NEW FRIENDS I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself & asked… ”Dad, why don’t we activate your internet banking?” ”Why would I do that?” He asked… ”Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer. You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!” I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking. He asked ”If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house? ”Yes, yes”! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything! His answer left me tongue-tied. He said ”Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very ...

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The Conquista: A Book on Sri Lanka’s Portuguese Period-by Avishka Mario Senewiratne Source:Thuppahis In an island nation which has more than two thousand five hundred years of written history, no book has provided a more detailed account of any period of Sri Lanka’s history than the Temporal and Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon[1] authored by the Jesuit Father Fernaó de Queyroz.[2] This work covered the 150 years of Portuguese involvement in Ceylon. Ironically, this 17th century Jesuit Priest, had never visited the island of which he was researching and writing in the final two decades of life. This brief essay gives an overview of Queyroz the Historian, his cause and objective, the long and eventful delay of his work in reaching its readers, the controversy around it in the early 20th Century and its splendid translation by Fr. Simon Gregory Perera of the same Society.   Paul E. Pieris           According to ...

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Samarasekera dazzled in the 1969 Bradby encounter-by Upananda Jayasundera Seevali Samarasekera Pic by Upananda Jayasundera, Kandy Sports Special Corr Source:Dailynews Seevali Samarasekera is a former Trinity College Rugby Captain, who will be remembered for scoring the match winning try in the 1969 Bradby Shield encounter against Royal College at Longden Place. He made a 50 yard sizzling run beating a host of defenders to score the match winning try. In the same year, he was invited to play for Kandy SC in the Clifford Cup Knock-Out Tournament match against Havelock SC. In that match, Samarasekera scored the only try after receiving a pass from number eight Gamini Udugama as they went on to win the game 11-9. However, Kandy SC lost to CR and FC 6-12 in the final. Samarasekera captained Trinity in 1970, in which year they won both Bradby Shield matches 19-3 and 16-12 respectively. Thereafter, he was ...

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Mathews out of India series due to ‘personal reasons’ Angelo Mathews   Source:Dailynews Angelo Mathews will miss the white-ball series against India after requesting Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to relieve him from national duties until further notice amid the contractual dispute. SLC yesterday announced that 29 of the 30 players considered for the white-ball series against India have signed the tour contract. Last month, Sri Lanka’s players had refused to sign tour contracts for the England series amid an ongoing tussle with the board over an alleged lack of transparency in the central contracts. The players felt the ratings system used for gradation lacked clarity and that the compensation they were offered was inadequate. That was days before Sri Lanka’s departure for England for their limited-overs tour. The tour eventually went ahead as per schedule where Sri Lanka ended the tour winless. That tour ended on a bitter note with ...

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