music, yesterday, today and tomorrow

Feb. 21, 2012, 11:32 p.m. music

A musical night in silence I had the good fortune to enjoy a musical night in silence, in a calm and serene corner of Battaramulla. For a tone deaf person like me to enjoy a musical night, it has to be something out of the ordinary. At least it was, to me, even though for music lovers in our country ...

knickerbocker

Feb. 15, 2012, 3:56 a.m. knickerbocker , washington irving

Diedrich Knickerbocker One day in the year 1809, a missing person advertisement appeared in several New York newspapers seeking information of a historian named Diedrich Knickerbocker. A hotel placed an advertisement that if Mr. Knickerbocker did not turn up to settle his bill, the hotel owner would ...

Kuveni and the Yaksa

Feb. 8, 2012, 12:35 p.m.

kuvanna Opening of the Vilpattu sanctuary has brought the Kuveni legend back to us, and we find even a place called 'Kuveni Nuwara' near Tabbova. Despite the myth of the Mahavamsa, most of us believe that Kuveni was real, just as much as Ravana was real. We believe they lived in our country long ago ...

Independence of language

Feb. 4, 2012, 12:53 a.m. language

Independence of Language True independence can be achieved only when we become “language independent”. In order to escape from Linguistic Colonialism we should aim to build new bridges for a trilingual Sri Lanka Man can be truly "Independent" only when he has Independence in communicating with all m ...

Sacred Couplets - Thrukural

Feb. 1, 2012, 12:52 a.m. Tamil Poets , Thiruvalluvar , Thrukural

Sacred Couplets daya dissanayake The painting was on the wall in the house of the Kurukkal of Maviddapuram kovil. A painting which had survived the ravages of the war, because the Kurukkal family held it as a precious and sacred object. It was a portrait of the poet Thiruvalluvar. The 1330 couplets ...