Friday, July 31, 2009

Sri Lankan great cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan sets Test retirement date

Muttiah Muralitharan has said he will retire from Test cricket at the end of Sri Lanka's home series against West Indies in November 2010. Speaking at the end of the first ODI against Pakistan, in which he was awarded the Man of the Match, Murali said he will focus on representing his country in one-day cricket until the 2011 World Cup and thereafter will stick to Twenty20 cricket.

Speaking at the end of the first ODI against Pakistan, in which he won the Man-of-the-Match award, the 37-year-old Murali said he would focus on playing one-day cricket until the 2011 World Cup, to be held in the subcontinent, and would thereafter stick to Twenty20 cricket.

"I am not going to play for a long time. Next year's West Indies series will be the last two Test matches I will be playing," Muralitharan said. "That's the right time for me because I will be 38 years old. The 2011 World Cup is my aim, but I will enjoy playing Twenty20 cricket for a few more years.

Murali, 37, is the world's leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 770 at 22.18 from 127 Tests.

Murali's milestones

August, 1992 - Murali made his Test debut against Australia at the Khettarama Stadium and took 3 for 141.

December, 1995 - No-balled by Darrell Hair seven times for a suspect action during the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

March, 1997 - Became the first Sri Lankan to reach 100 Test wickets.
January, 2002 - Became the fastest to reach the 400-wicket landmark. It took him only 72 Tests.

May, 2004: Went past Courtney Walsh's record for the most Test wickets when he claims his 520th wicket.

July, 2007 Reached the 700-wicket milestone in his 113th Test. The last 100 wickets came in 12 Tests.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2009- Gamya Prasadini wins !

Gamya Prasadini is one of the best contestant at Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2009 beauty pageant. She's from Malabe and 22 years old beauty queen.

Gamya from Malabe was named Miss Sri Lanka 2009 on wednesday July 22, 2009 beating 11 beauty queens at Mount Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka. Runnersup are 18 year old Shimali Perera from Colombo and 23 year old Ayeshani Dulangi from Athurugiriya.

Miss Sri Lanka 2009-Mini pageant Winners:

Miss Veet Beautiful Skin - Gamya Wijayadasa
Miss National Costume - Amanda Silva
Miss Reebonn Beautiful Hair - Isuri Dilshani
Miss Talent - Lakshi Heshani
Miss Veet Top Model - Shermali Perera
Miss Beautiful Eyes- Ayeshani Dulangi
Miss Clean & Clear Clearest Skin - Ayeshani Dulangi
Miss Veet Beautiful Legs - Gamya Wijayadasa
Miss Photogenic - Lakshi Heshani
Miss Fadna Energetic - Ruwani Weerasuriya
Miss Congeniality - Nadisha Yapage
Miss Personality - Gamya Wijayadasa

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why Sweden close embassy in Colombo (Sri Lanka)?

Sweden said Thursday that it plans to close its embassy in Colombo and consulates-general in Guangzhou, Kaliningrad, Los Angeles and New York.
" This is necessary part of balancing the Ministry for Foreign Affairs budget and adapting it to its allocated appropriations."Sweden Foreign Ministry statement said.
Is that the true reason?
Embassy of Sweden was located at Buller's Lane,Colombo 7 in Sri Lanka.The VFS Application Centre was an initiative of the Embassy of Sweden to facilitate the application process for residents of Sri Lanka.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cricketer - Maharoof's Wedding

Wish you very happy wedded life Maroo!

Chaminda Vass retire from Tests

this post is to pay tribute great Sri Lankan bowler Chaminda Vass,has announced he will retire from Tests after the third match against Pakistan in Colombo starting Monday.

"I am officially retiring from Test cricket after the third Test against Pakistan, but will continue playing one-day and Twenty20 matches till the 2011 World Cup," he told reporters in Colombo, but declined to take any questions.

Vaas last represented Sri Lanka in February in the abruptly terminated Test series in Pakistan. On July 4 this year Ashantha de Mel, Sri Lanka's chief selector, had been quoted in the press saying that Vaas had retired from Test cricket. However, Vaas, speaking to Cricinfo, denied any such claims.

Little on his bio:

Full name Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

Born January 27, 1974, Mattumagala

Current age 35 years 174 days

Batting and fielding averages :

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 110 161 35 3085 100* 24.48 7018 43.95 1 13 376 16 30 0
ODIs 322 220 72 2025 50* 13.68 2792 72.52 0 1 127 22 60 0
T20Is 6 2 1 33 21 33.00 41 80.48 0 0 1 0

Chaminda Vaas has been an important cog in the wheel for Sri Lankan Cricket and to the whole cricketing fraternity as such. A whole hearted cricketer, he would be surely and sorely be missed in the coming future in Tests at home and abroad. Hats off to his immense contribution. Good luck for the future buddy !!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Love steps - up and down

ප්‍රේමය නැඟීම හා බැසීම........

Monday, July 13, 2009

How to get SMS Alerts From Google Calendar?

I found this as a good way for reminders.
Here are the few simple steps to be followed for enabling mobile alerts..
Configuring Mobile Phone Number
  1. Log in to Google Calendar Click on Settings at the top and select Mobile Setup tab
  2. Choose your country and enter your mobile number
  3. Click on Send Verification Code button Wait till you get a message from Google with verification code.
  4. Once you receive the verification code, enter the code and click on Finish setup

Now you are all set to receive SMS alerts for the event reminders you create in Google Calendar.
List of supported providers in Sri Lanka:
Mobitel Pvt Ltd
Dialog Telekom Ltd
Tigo (Private) Limited


Friday, July 10, 2009

Talk Longer and SAVE with SMART

Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel the National Mobile Service provider and the official sponsor of the Sri Lanka Cricket team is proud to introduce a brand new tariff for the SMART Pre Paid customers offering them the freedom to talk longer and save more. This launch coincides with the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, where Mobitel has come forward as the title sponsor of the series.

This value innovative tariff plan is introduced at a time when most other customers are being hassled with activation fees, monthly rentals and claims of lower charges with per second billing – resulting in restrictive communication.
This innovative SMART Pre Paid tariff offers value to existing and potential SMART customers the ability to enjoy:

·      M Best Friend (MBF)

  • Two Mobitel numbers as M Best Friend (MBF) numbers.
  • 24 hours of the day outgoing (Voice/Video) calls to M Best Friend numbers at Rs. 1/- for the 1st minute, 75 cents for the 2nd minute and 50 cents per every minute thereafter.
  • SMS to M Best Friend numbers are at 25 cents per message.

·      Other Mobitel Numbers

  • 24 hours of the day outgoing (Voice/Video) calls to Mobitel numbers - Rs. 2/- for the 1st minute, Rs.1.25 for the 2nd minute and 50 cents per every minute thereafter.
  • SMS to Mobitel numbers at 50 cents per message.

·      To any other local number

  • 24 hours of the day outgoing (Voice/Video) calls to any other Local Number at Rs. 2.50 for the 1st minute, Rs. 2.25 for the 2nd minute and Rs. 2/- per every minute thereafter.
  • SMS to any other Local Number at Rs. 1/- per message.

·      FREE

  • Of tariff activation fees.
  • Of monthly and daily rentals.
  • Incoming calls from any number.

මහින්ද චින්තනය ..

චින්තනය යන වචනය කරලියට පැමිණියේ ජාතික චින්තන මතවාදයේ නැගීමත් සමඟිනි. මහින්ද චින්තනය මතින් එය ජනප්‍රිය දේශපාලන ප්‍රවාහයට ඇද දමනු ලැබිණි. එනිසා අද සමාජය චින්තනය නමින් අනන්‍යවූ දෙයක් තමන්ට ඇතිබවත්, එහි වටිනාකමත් ක්‍රමක්‍රමයෙන් තේරුම්ගනිමින් සිටිති. තමන්ට යමක් තිබෙත්දීත් එන නොදන්නේ නම් අන්‍යයන් එය සොරාගෙනයනු විනා මුදලට ගැනීමට වෙහෙස නොවේ. නමුත් තමන්සතු දෙයෙහි අගය දන්නේ නම් අන්‍යයන් එයට මිලක් නියම කරනු ඇත. චින්තනයට මිලක් නියමකල හැක්කේ ඊනියා සංවර්‍ධන ආධාර වලින්වත්, සම්බාධක වලින්වත් ‍නොව අවියෙන් බව බටහිරයන් හොඳින් දන්නා කරුණකි.

“එල්ටීටීඊ ත‍්‍රස්තවාදය විනාශ කරන්නට බැහැ” කියු පිරිස සංඛ්‍යාවෙන් ඉතා විශාල වූහ. ඉන් බහුතරය මේ ත‍්‍රස්ත සංවිධානය විමුක්තිකාමීන් ලෙසින් ද සැලකූහ. අපේ රටේ ප‍්‍රශ්නය බේරන්නට ආවේ ලංකා පොළව ගැන හෝ ඉන් ඉහළ අහස ගැන හෝ හැඟීමක් දැනීමක් නොමැති පරදේසක්කාරයන් ය. දෙපාර්ශවය සමගි කිරීම තම අරමුණ යැයි පැවසූ මේ අවස්ථාවාදීන් වැඩිපුරම උත්සාහ කළේ මේ දේශයෙන් කොටසක් කඩා ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන්ගේ නමට ලියා දීමටය.

බටහිරයන්ට ලංකාවේ දැන් තියන ප්‍රධානම ප්‍රශ්ණේ තමයි මහින්ද චින්තනය. ඉතින් ඔවුන් කල්පනාකරන්නේ මේ මහින්ද චින්තනය ගෙදර යවලා ආයෙත් වතාවක් පරගැති චින්තනයක් මේ රටේ රජ කරවන්නේ කොහොමද කියලා. මහින්ද මේ විධියට සාමෙ කලොත් නම් ආත්මෙකට එලවන්න බැරි නිසා යුද්දෙකට ඇදලා දාලා කෑගහන්න හදන්නේ මෙන්න මිනී මරනවෝ කියලා. ඊට පස්සේ මේ රටේ ඉන්න අවජාතක එන්ජීඕ කාරයෝ ටිකයි ඊනියා ජාත්‍යන්තර ජනමාධ්‍යයයි එකතු වෙලා මානව හිමිකම් ආදී නොයෙක් ගජබින්න කියාගෙන රට පෙරලන්න හදාවි. රටට වඩා බඩ ගැන හිතන නායකයෝත් අවස්ථාවෙන් ප්‍රයෝජන අරන් ඔකනේ අපි කිවිවේ, අපිට කරන්න දුනනෙත් නෑ නේ කියලා කියාවි. බඩු මිලත් ටික ටික ගනන් යන අතරම ආධාරත් සීමාකරලා මිනිස්සුන්ට පීඩනක් දැනෙන්න ඇරලා රට පෙරලන්න හදාවි.

ජනතාව ප්‍රශ්ණය තේරුම් අරගෙන අවස්තාවාදීන්ටත් බටහිර මංකොල්ලකාරයිටවත් කඩේ යන්නේ නැතුව ජනාධිපතිතුමාට ශක්තිය ලබාදුන්නොත් අපට ජයගන්න හැකිවෙනවා නියතයි..

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Miss Sri Lanka 2006

Can you remember those days? I found these photos in my old back-up DVD.. thought to share with you...
I wonder what Jackie is doing now and where is she ??

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sexy Sri Lankan Air Stewardess

What is your comment about her? You may have lot.... hostess of greets peopleas at tes estates..



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