Friday, July 10, 2009

Sri Lanka to retain same side for the 2nd Test Cricket Match against Pakistan

Sri Lankan Cricket source reviled that they are going to retain the same side for second match. Murali is still not fit, but the world class wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardene is fit. But it appears that to retain the balance of the side there is no place for Prasanna. Sri Lanka is looking to gamble with glow work of Thilekeratne Dilshan. They also can go with Kumar Sangakkara as the wicket keeper.

Sri Lanka won the first test match by fifty runs, mostly due to the brilliance of Sri Lankan ballers. Sri Lankan batsman failed make a good mark with the bat. Sri Lankan battaing ledgends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara has stay strong, if there are to put a good total in this match.

The 2nd Test match will start on July 12th Sunday at P. Sara cricket stadium, Colombo.

Sri Lankan Line-up: Kumar Sangakkara (Captain), Tharanga Paranavithana, Malintha Warnapura, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Angelo Matthews, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilina Thushara Mirando
Reserves: Dhammika Prasad, Suraj Kaluhalamulla, Suranga Lakmal, Kaushal Silva, Chamara Kapugedara

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Daily News ePaper - Its Good! Fast! and Free!

Daily News ePaper Screenshot

Daily News has started revolutionary concept. That is Daily News ePaper. Daily News ePaper feature lets you read the paper as it is. If you have ever used Google Books or Gmail Document View features, this ePaper page also has a smiler interface to those. ePaper lets you view the actual printed paper page by page. And you can click on any news item and zoom it for more conformable reading. On left hand side, there are list of thumbnails of paper pages. You must try this service. And more importantly they provide it for free.

Monday, July 6, 2009

God of War: Chains of Olympus Dedicated to Prof. V. K. Samaranayake

Today I finished the PSP (Play Station Portable) game God of War: Chains of Olympus after about 8+ hours of total playing, I guess. One of the best games that I've ever played.

When I finish the game and it started to displaying game credits, I was really happy to see a Sri Lankan name on top of everything. It was Ru Weerasuriya, the game director of this amazing game. And at the end of credits, I saw something more interesting that is "God of War: Chains of Olympus" is dedicated to late. Prof. V. K. Samaranayake, Father of Information Technology in Sri Lanka. I did bit googling on this and found out that Ru Weerasuriya was a student of Prof. V. K. Samaranayake.

It is good to see Sri Lankans doing good in computer gaming industry. Mind you God of War: Chains of Olympus won several awards last year. If I recall correctly, It won the award for the best game for portable gaming consoles.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sri Lankan Online Shopping Guide

The online shopping is becoming much more popular in Sri Lanka due to vast usage of credit cards and affordable Internet connections. This article will give a guide on best online shopping web site for Sri Lankan Community.

Keels Super

Keells SuperThis is said to be the first online super market in Sri Lanka. Keels Super is handled by the one of the Keels Super markets, one of the best super market chains in Sri Lanka. Items in Keels Super is cheaper and covers vast area. Payment process is very secure. User has the option to get a free delivery or keep the products ready at your favourite Keels Super out let. Even those who living out side can order and send items as gifts using Keels Super.

Lost of items from grocery, bakery, frozen foods, house hold items, cosmetics etc.
Very reliable.
Low price.

You can not use your Nexus card when you buy online.

Singer Shpopping

Singer ShoppingThis web site is also one of the pioneers in online shopping websites. This website has most of the items that is available on Singer Mega. Mostly electrical, electronic, house hold items and furniture.

You can take part in auctions.

Items doesn't seem to be cheep.

BuyAbans.comThis is Singer's revial web site. Much nice design opposed lousy design of Singer. Lots of electrical/electronic/house hold items available.

Varity of items. (Electrical/electronice/house hold/apparals/motobikes/bathroom fittings etc.)

Dialog iBuy

Dialog iBuyOne of the new comers to the arena of online shoping websites. But this web site do have innovative concept. This website provides different vendors. So user can buy items from different vendor but use same shopping cart and payment methods. This website is still evolving with more and more vendors getting there items on it. This site also offers varity of items and has the reliability of Dialog. Plus very neatly designed shopping service.

Quick delivery
More payments methods

Still lesser number of items

ODELLot of fancy items including cloths, footwear, sports ware etc. Nicely designed website and damn expensive products.

Best for high fashion shpopers

Items are very expensive

Murali Out of First Test against Pakisthan

Sri Lankan champion spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is out of the 1st test match against Pakisthan due to an injury. The test match will start tomorrow at Galle International Cricket Stadium. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath or off-spinner Suraj Mohamed will be the most likely replacements.