Books

Do’s and not to do’s at Colombo International Book Fair

The article is not related to cricket obviously but books and cricket are not very different from each other either. Cricket is a sport which takes you through a journey of emotions, so does books.

#CIBF2017

Sri Lanka has always been a paradise island when it comes to its rich heritage of literature. From the historic chronicles about the kings that ruled the island nation to the inspiring novels of Martin Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankans have always enjoyed a good read.

September is the month of books. Yes this is the time of the year when all go crazy about reading and book hunting. Call it the Christmas of bookworms or a gold mine for publishers this is the time where you can buy books for discounted prices. Colombo International Book Fair is the book lovers paradise in Sri Lanka.

Colombo International Book Fair also known as #CIBF was inaugurated in 1999. Ever since its initiation they have the number of book stalls and visitors have increased over the years.

Organized by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association, #CIBF2017 will be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall from September 15th to 24th.

To Do’s

Number one thing you would notice when you enter the premises of BMICH is that the place is flooded with people. You would wonder how many book lovers are there in a small country like Sri Lanka. Continue reading “Do’s and not to do’s at Colombo International Book Fair”

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Quo Vadis Sri Lanka Cricket?

Once upon a time, Sri Lanka was the most spirited teams in the World of Cricket. They knew we were never going down without a fight. We simply never gave up. Many games were turned around when all thought we lost. That was the brand of Cricket the Sri Lankans used to play.

Times have changed. During the most recent series lost to India both in Tests and ODIs, most of the matches were over even before it started. Lack of confidence and passion to at least give a fight to the mighty Indians wasn’t there to be seen.

Sri Lanka was unable to find a regular captain. Rangana Herath and Dinesh Chandimal captained the tests, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedara and Lasith Malinga the ODIs.

Things went from bad to worse when Sri Lankan cricket fans threw bottles at their own in Pallekale which explains the frustration of them. Losing is okay, winning and losing are a part of any game but when fans sense cricketers have given up the they lost their minds.

It was indeed a shameful act from the fans end nevertheless a dismal performance by the players on field.

Continue reading “Quo Vadis Sri Lanka Cricket?”

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The day I fell in love with Sri Lanka Cricket

It was a Sunday night, I wanted to sleep early because I had school the next day but my father had other plans. He didn’t let me sleep instead made me sit on his lap and watch TV.

My mother asked him,

Would you let him sleep now, it’s getting late. He has school tomorrow you know?

He replied smiling, Continue reading “The day I fell in love with Sri Lanka Cricket”