Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Elgine ,Talawakele, Sri Lanka

Elgine Falls was located on the Elgin Estate which is 18km from the city of Nuwara Eliya. Take the Lindula Keldeniya road from Talawakele. It is then a 2km trek along a footpath through the jungle, to the fall. Alternatively, take the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ambewella station. Follow the track from the third bridge at Ambewella station for a tortuous 3km walk to the fall.Railway between Nanu Oya and Ambewela offers a panoramic view of the 75 feet high ElginFalls. A convenient place to stay is the Talawakele rest-house, 2km away.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Machan - Sinhala Movie

Machan is a great Sinhala movie by Uberto Pasolini .Now its screening in Sri Lanka. Machan, unlike recent movie like Aba does not ride on the popular war mania. It retells the embarrassing true story of the entire Sri Lanka’s urban poverty. This is a perfect movie you have to watch but has a minor faults. Machan released with the music of Jayasri where six of their songs have been used.

Director Uberto Pasolini entered the film industry in the international marketing and distribution departments of 20th Century Fox before joining David Puttnam's Enigma Films in the early 1980s. His first work for Puttnam was serving as a location scout on such films as Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields" (1984), "The Frog Prince" (1985) and Joffe's "The Mission" (1986).

Watch Machan Trailer

Friday, November 07, 2008

SL soldier

He is the one who committed his present for the sake of your future.....This is what the brave, selfless soldiers has to go through to save our motherland for our children and to live with dignity

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Our Sinhala Class

This is belongs to one of famous Sinhala Tution Master in our Beautiful Sri Lanka....
Most of students enter to their Higher Studies with this vision. Our Culture was polluted & it has become widespread within school. Pl give your comments about this Picture...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Team Work

Today I get a email from one of my friend, "An Amazing Example of Teamwork". Wow this is so funny. lolz

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Online Money Earning

There are many money earning tips available in the internet, to earn extra cash and get easy money in your free time , there are many business opportunities available online, but simply don't believe all that come your way. Never pay cash to any online business company that seeks money from you to start a online job like data entry jobs, email paid survey jobs, online typist jobs and they say you can earn $10000 per month, $50000 per month, but many of them are FAKE. First survey about the company and then only join. Remember once again, all these earn extra cash and get easy money, free money offers are carefully be selected. All the best. But I recommended Goggle Adsense program for money earning.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sri Lanka Day in Japan

Sri Lankan Day in Tokyo, Japan organized by the Sri Lankans in Japan with Sri Lankan Airlines annually. It helped Sri Lankans to introduce themselves to the large crowd present. Thousands of people flocked to the annual Sri Lanka Day to experience a colorful festival full of Sri Lankan culture and food.

There were over 50 booths providing unlimited access to everyone to enjoy Sri Lankan products, food, books, records, items of cultural value and Srti Lankan Live music was provided. The lively and rhythmic performances of the entertainers showing their traditional Sri Lankan dances and musical performances was a rare treat for the public.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fukuroda Falls, Japan

Fukuroda Falls is the One of Japan’s premier waterfalls located in Ibaraki Prefecture in the town of Daigo. The Taki River has its source spring just above the falls. The river flows through the falls and ultimately joins a major Kuji river . The falls consist of 4 sections that spread out the modest flow of water into a shallow sheet some 20 to 30 meters wide, making for a beautiful scene any time of the year.
The width of the falls is 73 m, while the height reaches 120 m. During winter the falls may freeze. The falls are ranked the 3rd in whole Japan among Kegon Falls and Nachi Falls , as the most beautiful waterfalls.

To get there by car, go up the Joban Expressway to the Naka Interchange and exit back towards Tsukuba. Turn right at the first main road and then again right on Route 118 a couple of km up from there. Continue up 118 through Omiya for about 35 km. The falls are to the right just shortly before you get to Daigo Machi.

I had a chance to see this lovely waterfall on July2007. I payed my 100 yen and walked into the tunnel. I walked out on the observation area, and took in the sight. I had been taken completely by surprise.Without the tunnel drilled into the mountainside, it would be impossible to see the falls. I'm trying to figure out how the first people got up there. The valley sides are sheer. Any path would be thin and fragile, and the river bottom is strewn with massive rocks and swift, cold water.

here for a photo of me at FukurodaFalls and some of the photos I took during my visit to Fukuroda. gallery1 gallery2

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan

The Ushiku Daibutsu, located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is reportedly one of the tallest Buddhist statue in the world. One hundred meters in height, it is covered with 6-mm-thick bronze plates, and stands on a platform 20 meters high. The statue is more than double the height of the Statue of Liberty.

UD is 50 km northeast of Tokyo and tallest free standing Buddha Statues in Japan.

more photos, pl visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandunruki/2667125764/

Inside the statue itself is a four story building, which serves as a kind of museum. The first floor lobby is dark, and as you enter new age music floats toward you from the darkness. In the center of the room a single shaft of light shines from above onto a cauldron of smoking incense. If you walk past that you'll find the elevator to the other floors.
Also on the fourth floor are windows which look out from the buddha's chest on to the adjacent flower garden and small animal park. I didn't get a chance to see it, but apparently there are laser light shows on some evenings.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Challenges of Social Networking in Sri Lanka

First watch this web 2.0 video --> web 2.0 video

This paper described the challenges of Social Networking(SN) in Sri Lanka. SN is a web-based community of people who share interests and activities in the new version of the World Wide Web, Web2.0. These websites often feature user-friendly interface allow users to do more than just retrieve information. Social networking has revolutionized the way we communicate and share information with one another in today's society. Various social networking websites are being used by millions of people everyday on a regular basis and it now seems that social networking is a part of everyday life. Youtube, Blogs, WiKi, Hi5 and Facebook being the most widely used social-networking sites in Sri Lanka and others are Myspace, Flickr, Friendster, Bebo,LinkedIn, ZOHO Twitter and Orkut.

Several of the issues around the use of social networking sites are important from a computer literacy standpoint, attitudes to this form of communication and political & economical backwards. One challenge is getting users to join new social networks when there are few other members. Universities, Schools, and Companies are concerned about the time wasted in managing social network profiles and less bandwidth of Internet connection in Sri Lanka, they have banned SN sites.

Almost four in 10 internet users in Sri Lanka who are members of social networking sites would change the personal information they have put online, according to research. The research also showed that almost half of internet users aged 14 to 35 who were members of social networking sites and 61% of all internet users were members of social networking sites such as Facebook, Hi5, WiKi and Blogs.

A preliminary measure of this research is that no-limitation of SN sites is needed. The bandwidth of the system is not enough for the amount of requests of using the Internet, a kind of Internet usage is needed. The broadband Internet facilities in Sri Lanka are sufficiently developing. The Universities in Sri Lanka currently have over 10Mbps Internet connectivity and about 60% high schools in Sri Lanka have the Internet facility. People’s engagement with SN, understand people’s use of sites and exploring the more technical aspects of SN sites is needed. We must give students the chance to process learning and as a result better understand the content and educating the community about SN.

Watch this web 2.0 video --> web 2.0 video

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Clear mail queue

We all hate spam, right? One of my first tasks as a Network Administrator was to figure out a way to filter out the spam we receive on a daily basis. These days our mail server generating SPAM mails & the queue is getting larger. Thanx to the LEARN, they provide a cool tool to scanning the messages in the sendmail queue and deleting or quarantining unwanted ones. So if you have a mail queue problem pl try this http://stuff.mit.edu/~jik/clean-mqueue.pl

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Real Time Unicode Converter - UCSC, Sri Lanka

This is the great tool from University of Colombo School of Computing which will be a great asset, in the process of using Sinhala/Tamil Unicode.


Another Converter..

You can use http://unicode.malindaprasad.com/ as a Real time Converter.....


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Horton Plains Sri Lanka

Horton Plains is Sri Lanka’s only montane national parks, and the only one in which visitors are permitted to tour on foot. The second & third highest mountains of the country namely Kirigalpotta & Thotupola respectively are found within the borders of the park.

The panoramic scenic beauty of the hill country could be witnessed within the park. The famous "World's End" and "Bakers Falls" are major attractions within the Park.

Leopard, Sri lankan Sambar Deer & wild boar are the most common large mammals in Horton Plains. Endemic Bear Monkey, Rusty- Spotted and Fishing cats, Otter, Black napped hare and Giant Squirrel are among other mammals. Many species of endemic & threatened rats & shrews are also found in the park.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Aberdeen Waterfall Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is blessed with innumerable waterfalls. Aberdeen waterfall is found below the Castlereigh Reservoir on the grounds of the former Aberdeen Estate.

This waterfall, which attain the impressive height of 322 feet Horsetail type gorgeous waterfall in Sri Lanka. This is near Ginigathhena town & 2km walk from the village. The sweetest thing is we guided by 2 Dogs.

When you travel along the Colombo-Hatton highway, turn at Ginigathhena junction and drive along the road up to village & then 2km foot walk to see Aberdeen Fall.

Visitors to the Hatton get the opportunity of viewing it. More photos

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

GOM player

GOM player is a freeware media player for Microsoft Windows. No need to install audio & video codecs. It supports most of the codecs like DivX, XviD, AVI, DAT, MPEG, WMV, OGG & many more.GOM player can also play .flv files. GOM enables users to view files with broken index, incomplete or that are still being downloaded.

We can customize player by creating our own skin, setting toggle keys, VMR modes, detailed resolution among others and we can specify margin, location, size, resolution, font of Subtitles.

We can take a screenshot of our video directly from GOM Player using the Screen capture & Burst Capture feature.

Advanced features
  • Customize brightness, contrast and saturation
  • Sharpen and add noise to our video
  • Audio equalizer
  • Repeat a section of video with A-B Repeat feature
  • Fast forward/rewind a few seconds using left/right keys
  • Zoom In/Out the video
  • supports streaming Windows media format
  • DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output
  • Convenient Playlist

This is the link how you can get that player:


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Download clips from YouTube like sites

The easy way to download Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries.

Download clips from YOUTUBE, DAILYMOTION, REDTUBE, YOUPORN & many more

in FireFox Browser

Download Firefox & go to the website once again, and click Addons.

Look for the search text put on “youtube” then click Search.

We can choose many youtube addons on your mozilla, but i recommended you to use “DownloadHelper” because it can be used from many Website that contain any multimedia.

Just install the addons on your mozilla. Than restart the mozilla, just simply closed the mozilla and run it back again. Now you’re ready to download a video from a Youtube. Go to the website http://www.youtube.com then search and select your favorite movie clip.

Click on the 3 balloon icon (blue, yellow, red) beside the address navigation select the Youtube Icon than save it.

Remember the extension of the file is “flv“, you need a Adobe Flash Player, and FLV Player such as FLV Player 1.3.3 or Gom Player, or VLC Player or you can use Kazza Lite Video Codecs.

This is the link how you can get that player:




in InternetExplorer

1 . First you should have install IE7Pro 0.9.12 and above which support IE user scripts.

2. Check if IE7Pro "Preference" - "User Scripts" - "EnabLe User Script" is enabled.

3. Find your favorite scripts on iescripts.org and click "Install This Script"

Copy RedTubeVideoDownloader.ieuser to C:\ProgramFiles\IE7Pro\userscripts

Go to a green "e" icon in the right bottom in your browser & right click & select Preferences --> User Scripts
Then select Enable User Script checkbox & enable user scripts as your wish.

Just simply closed the IE and run it back again. Now you’re ready to download a video from a Redtube. Go to the website

http://www.redtube.com then search and select your favorite movie clip.

Click the Share this video ( right click, Save target as) & remember the extension of the file is “flv“.