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Friday, February 27, 2009


Laugfs Gas Lanka has decided to reduce the price of a 12.5 kg cylinder of domestic LP gas by Rs. 334.00 from midnight today (Feb. 27).

Shell Gas follows by reducing its price per 12.5 kg by Rs. 310.00

After the reduction in prices from midnight today, the new price of a 12.5 kg cylinder of domestic Shell LP gas will be Rs. 1,309 and a 12.5 cylinder of Laugfs LP gas will


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Water World-Sea Life

Hollywood Movies Released in March 2009

MARCH 6, 2009
WATCHMEN - Starring Billy Crudup and Malin Akerman
MARCH 13, 2009
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT - Starring Sara Paxton and Tony Goldwyn
The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari's only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to The Last House on the Left.

RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN - Starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino

SUNSHINE CLEANING - Starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt
MARCH 20, 2009
DUPLICITY - Starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts

I LOVE YOU, MAN - Starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel
Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, (Rashida Jones), discovers to his dismay and chagrin that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre and awkward 'man-dates' before meeting Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), a charming, opinionated man with whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two men get, the more Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers, ultimately forcing him to choose between his fiancée and his new found bro.
KNOWING - Starring Nicolas Cage and Rose Byrne
MARCH 27, 2009
ADVENTURELAND - Starring Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds

MONSTERS VS ALIENS - Starring Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Oscar Nominees & * Winners

2009 Oscar Nominees & Winners
* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader

* Sean Penn, Milk
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

* Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

* Kate Winslet, The Reader
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt

* Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Amy Adams, Doubt
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

* Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader

* Milk
In Bruges

* Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader

* Wall-E
Kung Fu Panda

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader

* The Duchess
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road

* Man on Wire
The Betrayal
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Trouble the Water

* Smile Pinki
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final InchThe Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

* Departures, Japan
The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
The Class, France
Revanche, Austria
Waltz with Bashir, Israel

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Down to Earth, WALL-E
O Saya, Slumdog Millionaire

* La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
This Way Up

* Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig

* The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire

* Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Sunday, February 22, 2009

'Slumdog Millionaire' has eight Oscars

Story Highlights
NEW: With win for director, "Slumdog Millionaire" has 8 Oscars
Heath Ledger wins best supporting actor for "The Dark Knight"
Penelope Cruz wins best supporting actress for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
"WALL-E" wins best animated feature

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One terrorist aircraft destroyed - Colombo

Huge Explosion Detected in Space

NASA's Fermi telescope has detected a massive explosion in space which scientists claim is the largest gamma-ray burst ever detected, AFP reports. The blast produced energies ranging from 3,000 to more than five billion times that of visible light, astrophysicists said.
"Visible light has an energy range of between two and three electron volts and these were in the millions to billions of electron volts," NASA astrophysicist Frank Reddy said in the article. "If you think about it in terms of energy, X-rays are more energetic because they penetrate matter. These things don't stop for anything—they just bore through and that's why we can see them from enormous distances."
The visible blast occurred back in September somewhere in the Carina constellation, which is about 12.2 billion light years away. That means that while we may have first heard of it back in September, it actually happened before our own solar system formed.

Sri Lankans achieve record stand

Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera broke a 52-year-old record as they set a new mark for the highest fourth-wicket stand in Test cricket.
The Sri Lanka batsmen put on 437 against Pakistan to erase the record of English greats Peter May and Colin Cowdrey, who put on 411 in 1957.
Jayawardene, who also has a share of the highest Test stand for any wicket, scored 240 while Samaraweera made 231.
Sri Lanka finally declared after tea on a mammoth 644-7 in Karachi.
The prolific Jayawardene, who became the first Sri Lankan to pass 8,000 Test runs on Saturday, hooked up with Kumar Sangakkara to set the all-time mark of 624 in 2006 against South Africa.
The Sri Lanka captain's partnership with Samaraweera, who hit his maiden Test double century in the process, is the eighth highest overall in the history of Test cricket.
May and Cowdrey's previous mark came against the West Indies at Edgbaston in 1957.


Both tiger aircrafts shot down

Friday, February 20, 2009

LTTE air raid thwarted; both terrorist aircraft destroyed - Colombo

The latest reports indicate that both aircraft entered into the Colombo aerospace were destroyed by the air defence system. One of the aircraft disabled by the anti anti air gunfire reportedly crashed on the Inland Revenue Department building.
Two LTTE aircraft were seen in the air above the Colombo around 9.15 tonight defence sources reveal. Following the detection, air defence system was activated causing the two terrorist aircraft to abort their missions.
According to the air force sources, the other terrorist aircraft has been destroyed and the body of the pilot found close to the Katunayake air base
Meanwhile , the Inland Revenue Department in Colombo has received slight damages in the terrorist air raid. According to the hospital sources , at least 42 people have suffered injuries.
More information will follow...

London Streets in 1900

First ever Sinhala Newspaper Interview with LTTE Black Tiger.


University of Sri Jayeawardenepura, Sri Lanka which started in 1959 celebrates its 50th Golden Jubilee in 2009 and celebrations is organizing an exhibition, which is scheduled to be held at the university premises from the 19th to 23rd February 2009, from 9 am to 8 pm.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


SLT changed there Broadband(ADSL) charges and introduce new 4 packages since 04 February 2009.
Product-1 : 128k Up / 512k Down (Entree ,Home)
Product-2 : 256k Up / 1024k Down (Xcite)
Product-3 : 512k Up / 2048k Down (Office ,Office 1IP)
Product-4 : 512k Up / 4096k Down (Xcel,Xcel 1IP)

Product-1 :
Rental - Rs 500/-
Free Usage 1GB
over usager 50cents per MB
Free Email 1
Maximum Usage - Rs 3500/-
Speed - 128/512 kbps (Up/Down)
Dynamic IP

Rental Rs 1600/-
Unimited Usage
Free Email 1
Speed 128/512 kbps (Up/Down)
Dynamic IP

For More Details Visit:-

JKH ups stakes in Union Assurance, Ceylon Cold Stores and John Keells PLC

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) announced that it had increased its stakes in Union Assurance (UAL, up to 73.9%), Ceylon Cold Stores (CCS, up to 80.5%) and John Keells PLC (JKL, up to 86.9%). The holdings were enhanced as a result of JKH acquiring 13.8 million (37%) of UAL at LKR 72.00 per share, 4.3 million shares (20.2%) of CCS at LKR 115 per share and 1.6 million shares (10.9%) of JKL at LKR 60.00 per share. JKH will be making a mandatory offer for the remaining shares of Union Assurance PLC not held by JKH under Section 31 of the Company Take-Overs & Mergers Code 1995.
Source: First Guardian Equities

Tribute to Heroes

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Russian, U.S. satellites collide in space

Story Highlights
One Russian and one U.S. satellite collide at 10 km per second
Collision is believed to be the first of its kind
NASA spokesman quoted as saying crash produced massive debris cloud
Wreckage from collision expected to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere

MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- Two satellites, one Russian and one American, have collided some 800 kilometers (500 miles) above Siberia, the Russian and U.S. space agencies, said Thursday.
The collision on Tuesday produced two large debris clouds, NASA said. The satellites collided at 10 kilometers (6 miles) per second, producing 500-600 new pieces of space debris, the U.S. Strategic Command said.
That debris is not believed to pose a threat to the International Space Station as long as the clouds continue moving in a lower orbit, according to NASA and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos.
"There is some elevated risk, but it is considered to be very small to the ISS and to the other satellites that NASA has in orbit," NASA spokeswoman Beth Dickey told CNN. She said experts were still assessing the effects of the debris.
Mikhail Martirosov, from Russian mission control center, told Interfax news agency that the real threat from the debris will become obvious next week, once experts can calculate the trajectory of the fragments' descent.
"We have not received a warning of the possible danger to the ISS. The fragments may descend to the ISS orbit in several years, although I do not rule out that some fragments may go down within several days," Martirosov said.
The Russian satellite was launched in 1993 and had been out of service at the time of the collision, Roscosmos said.
The U.S. satellite was part of the Iridium global mobile communications system and is owned by a consortium headed by Motorola, the space agency said. It was launched in 1997.
Iridium said in a statement Wednesday it "expects to implement a network solution by Friday," and will "move one of its in-orbit spare satellites into the network constellation to permanently replace the lost satellite" within the next 30 days.
CNN is "one of the larger non-government users" of Iridium, said Arnie Christianson, operations manager for CNN Satellites and Transmission.
"We do rely on it for communication in high-risk areas like Iraq, Afghanistan, and other remote locations," he said.
"Because of this collision, there may be a slightly longer hole in the coverage from one satellite to the next, but only in a very small area and for a very small amount of time. This is a collision, not an internal failure of the satellite or the system."
The satellite crash may result in "brief, occasional outages" that may slightly disrupt service, Iridium said in the statement, adding "this event is not the result of a failure on the part of Iridium or its technology."
Christianson questioned how U.S. government, which tracks all space junk larger than a football, didn't see this coming. But he said the system will continue to work without any noticeable problems.
A representative of Iridium could not immediately be reached for comment.
NASA's Dickey said a collision like this one is very rare.
"This is the first impact between two intact satellites traveling at hypervelocity," she said. "There have been some other occasions when things have accidentally collided in space, but they have been parts of rockets or parts of satellites and (produced) a very small cloud."
Major Regina Winchester, of the U.S. Strategic Command, said: "Space is getting pretty crowded. The fact that this hasn't happened before -- maybe we were getting a little bit lucky."
Winchester said Strategic Command tracks more than 18,000 pieces of manmade objects in space every day.
"Any time there's an event that creates more debris, it's a concern," she said. "All countries who have assets in space are going to be concerned simply because when there's more debris, there's a higher chance it's going to hit something."

Nissan to cut 20,000 jobs

Story Highlights
Job reductions will bring down Nissan's head count from 235,000 to 215,000
Bonuses cancelled for board of directors; board members' salaries cut by 10 percent
Nissan reported an $860 million third-quarter consolidated net loss after tax
Nissan's net revenue is down 34.4 percent; expected to post 2008 net loss of $2.9B

TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- Nissan, Japan's third-largest automaker, announced a series of steps Monday to deal with the economic downturn, including slashing its workforce by 20,000.The cost-cutting measures makes Nissan the latest among the country's carmakers to take drastic action in the face of a worsening financial outlook.
The job reductions will bring down Nissan's head count from 235,000 to 215,000.
The company also said it is eliminating bonuses for its board of directors. And until its financial situation improves, it is reducing board members' salaries by 10 percent.
The company took the steps after reporting a $860 million third-quarter consolidated net loss after tax. For the same period a year ago, it had a net income of $1.5 billion.
Nissan's net revenue is down 34.4 percent. It has revised its forecast for the fiscal 2008, saying it will post a net loss of $2.9 billion.

"In every planning scenario we built, our worst assumptions on the state of the global economy have been met or exceeded, with the continuing grip on credit and declining consumer confidence being the most damaging factors," said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "Looking forward, our priority remains on protecting our free cash flow and taking swift, adequate and impactful actions to improve our business performance."
Among other steps the company said it will take are:
• Suspending part of the five-year strategy plan it unveiled last year, dubbed Nissan GT 2012. The 'G' stood for growth; the 'T' for trust. As part of the plan, the carmaker had hoped for 5 percent revenue growth on average over five years;
• Reducing labor costs in high-cost countries by 20 percent;
• Slashing global production by 20 percent.
Fellow Japanese automakers Toyota, Mitsubishi Motors and Mazda have also forecast financial losses for fiscal 2008.

A sound victory for SL women's cricket team

The Sri Lanka women's cricket team won the tri-nation one day series final in Bangladesh today beating Pakistan by 6 wickets. The final score was Pakistan 123/10 and Sri Lanka 124/4.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Emerging Player of the Year – Ajantha Mendis (SL)

Twenty20 International Performance of the Year – Yuvraj Singh (Ind)

Captain of the Year 2008 - Ricky Ponting (AUS)

Umpire of the Year Award – Simon Taufel

Spirit of Cricket Award – Sri Lanka

Test Player of the Year Award – Dale Steyn (SA)