SUSIL PREMARATNE PRODIGIOUS ARTIST, VOCALIST,COMPOSER ,TEACHER PLAYBACK SINGER AT APEX OF GLORY – by Sunil Thenabadu   Susil Premaratne prodigious artist vocalist., composer of music,teacher ,film playback singer with variety of talents was born as Malgawage Susil Premaratne in ‘’Andagoda, Ambalangoda. Susil Premaratne was a great performer skilled with varieties of talents rarely found in the field of Arts. The vacuum left by the demise of an artiste of his caliber in 2010 February can never be replaced.    This veteran artist not only entertained the public by his deep melodious voice singing in his own unique style but also enthralled the people with his fascinating paintings of natural beauty and comic stories (Chithra Katha).”Ru rese andina lese”, “Somnasa ho santhapaya hamuwe” and many of his songs recorded in 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s are still spellbound household favorites in Sri Lanka. Susil Premaratne had acquired painting instincts through hereditary affiliations from father with ...

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Private 5G: User-controlled networks? – By Aditya Abeysinghe   5th Generation (5G) networks are faster, reliable and are low in latency over 4th Generation (4G) networks. The use of 5G is seen in new technology trends such as real-time data communications between nearby nodes, connected vehicles etc. 5G uses a different network spectrum and uses a different model for communication using base stations which communicate in a more hierarchical method when compared to that of 4G. Private 5G is a new method with user access and security used for private networking. Public vs Private 5G In a public 5G network, the mobile network operator provides access to users, controls priority, and security. Therefore, the user can only use the speed, security, and priority provided by the network. However, in most business cases security and priority of users need to be controlled beyond those provided by the commercial operator. In this case, a private ...

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Roy Dias – A joy to behold-by Rohan WIJESINGHE Source:Sundayobserver CRICKET: With the new ball ‘Duly Dented’, by Sidath Wettimuny and Bandula Warnapura – fans put aside their drinks, newspapers, snacks and what not, as the stylishly dusky pair of ‘ankles’ slid to the middle – black hairlocks dancing behind him, blue Lankan cap perched rakishly over his ears – that’s before he unleashed his ‘vibrantly’ brilliant world class batting ability Curtsy before destruction Before parking himself at middle and leg – into that lovely balanced stance of his – his superstitious routine would involve a half curtsy or half squat to loosen his knee caps… as it were. Then a couple of pushes to cover to warm the biceps.. a crispy cut or two past point to get the wrists rolling… a half volley would then be ‘caressed’ with such a lovely swing of the willow… some deft clips ...

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Why Thuppahi-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Because I am quintessentially thuppahi, that is, of mixed ethnic-stock, thus low, inferior, mongrel, pariah in the Asian scheme of things. Moreover, by stressing this dimension of my bloodlines as well as my socio-political background I can confront, challenge and undermine the thinking of those who are attached to notions of caste distinction and/or “racial” superiority. As I have shown in People Inbetween (1989, Sarvodaya), in British Ceylon imported racial theories of a supposedly scientific kind fused with locally prevalent caste theories against admixture to set up exclusivist lines of differentiation. In adopting this label here I am inspired by American example: remember that Black Americans started undermining the disparaging vocabulary of the Whites when they began to refer to themselves as “Niggers” [while yet confronting those Others who directed the term pejoratively at them]. I have never been called a kāberi to my face; ...

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Australian tour to SL to go on despite DFAT travel warning   Source:Dailynews Plans for Australia’s first visit to Sri Lanka in six years remain in place despite government suggesting Australians ‘reconsider’ need to travel to island Cricket Australia (CA) insists it remains committed to touring Sri Lanka next month despite political unrest prompting the Australian government to suggest citizens “reconsider” their need to travel to the island. Three weeks out from the national men’s team scheduled arrival in Colombo for a three-format tour, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has updated its travel advice for Sri Lanka after the nation’s devastating economic crisis triggered violence this week. CA issued a statement on Thursday suggesting its plans for the six-week long tour featuring matches in Kandy, Galle, Hambantota as well as the capital Colombo remain in place. “We are keeping a close eye on developments in Sri Lanka ...

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