Thursday, May 30, 2013

Parliamentarian Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana passes away

UNP Deputy General Secretary, Gampaha District Parliamentarian and Chairman of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana passed away last night.
Dr. Jayawardana was suffering from ill health during the past few years and had to undergo several surgeries and left for Singapore recently for further treatment.
Jayalath Jayawardana was born on the 16th of August 1953 and Graduated from the Colombo University. He then obtained several Postgraduate Diplomas from Russia and the US and also served as the Personal Doctor of Late President R Premadasa.
Dr. Jayawardana was first elected to Parliament in 1994 and served as the Minister of Resettlement from 2002 to 2004.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Colombo Krrish

In the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, a lot surrounds a historic British-colonial building. In this country, density is not limited and the program quickly takes on an exceptional scale: 450,000 m² are planned for offices, apartments, a hotel, a cinema, and a commercial center. The challenge becomes how to successfully create such a massive program adjacent to a historic monument. 
The street in front of the colonial building is redefined: the historic monument becomes the celebrated entrance for the new project. The luxury commercial center is organized on several levels within the thickness of the tower bases. The façades are covered with vegetation, a reminder of the hills of Ceylan tea production, and serve as a backdrop for the creation of an original décor. 
Two spectacular bridges unite the three towers. One faces the port and is the lobby of the hotel, situated at 300 meters in the air and equipped with a swimming pool, restaurant and garden. The other faces the beaches and the sea. It is the lobby for the apartments, the spa, the fitness center, the salon, and other commodities. The peak of the hotel is at 400 meters, just above the offices.
A multiplex cinema completes the program, situated at the -1 level. The parking is mechanized, emerging punctually at the borders of the redesigned city block. The project is a new amenity for the city, expanding progressively at the ground plane in order to avoid the habitual “podium” that is often found in this type of project.

The Moment 'Biggest Tornado in History' obliterated 30 square miles in minutes

The Moment 'Biggest Tornado in History' obliterated 30 square miles in minutes 

At least 91 people have been confirmed dead, two elementary schools have been flattened and scores of students could be trapped under the rubble after a two mile-wide tornado touched down in a highly-populated suburb of Oklahoma City in one of the worst storms the area has ever seen.The monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs obliterating entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph pulverizing a 30-square-mile stretch.

Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.Videos are showing the speed of the storm, giving a haunting motion to the horrific tornado as seen from the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken, or outside a local high school.

A local man filmed a number of Vine videos, six-second clips made for Twitter, that show fellow residents searching through the piles of rubble- that used to be their homes- while looking for loved ones.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Iraj Weerarathna Wedding

If you want to know the truth  of this please see the video 

Manamali - Iraj & Infaas Ft. Janani

Music Composed by - Iraj Weeraratne

Thursday, May 16, 2013

S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila arrested - IPL Spot Fixing

May 16, New Delhi - Rajasthan Royals Players S Sreesanth, A Chavan and Ajit Chandila arrested in Mumbai due to IPL Spot Fixing. Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise is co-owned by Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty. Famous Indian Pacer from Kerala S Sreesanth Played for Rajasthan Royals in this Year IPL.

Rajasthan Royal are Qualified for Play-Offs in this year IPL under Captaincy of Rahul Dravid. Suddenly this News makes Shocking all over India and Sreesanth Fans. Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila other two player played for Rajasthan Royals in this IPL Season. Both Still not make any Debut for Indian National Cricket Team. Police sources said the players have been accused of spot-fixing in different matches this week. This News Spread all over Social Media's like Facebook & Twitter and most of people Comment as National Shame " Why, Sreesanth? Why did you have to go and get involved in something like this. Two tight slaps you deserve. And more. Tcha! ". Police also Arrested Seven Bookies in IPL Spot Fixing . 

Co-owner Shilpa Shetty told , "We have been informed that 3 of our players have been called in for investigation on spot-fixing in matches. We are completely taken by surprise. We do not have the full facts at this point and are unable to confirm anything. We are in touch with the BCCI on this matter. We will fully cooperate." 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

McDonald's adding 3 new Quarter Pounders to menu

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's is adding three new Quarter Pounders to its menu as the fast-food chain looks to offer cheaper premium burgers while capitalizing on one of its most popular brands.
The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says the new burgers will replace its meatier Angus Third Pounders, which were among the most expensive items on its menu at around $4 to $5. The Quarter Pounders will come in two of the same varieties as the Angus burgers — Bacon and Cheese and Deluxe. The third option will be Habanero Ranch.
McDonald's Corp., which has about 14,000 U.S. locations, says the new burgers will roll out nationally in mid-June. The new Quarter Pounder line will use a bun that has eight grams of whole grains, while the original Quarter Pounder will stay with its regular bun.
Quarter Pounder with Cheese sandwiches, featuring thick cut bacon. (AP Photo/Claire Quinn)The swap for burgers with less meat comes as restaurant chains across the industry face rising beef prices. The higher costs are particularly problematic for fast-food chains, which are known for their cheap eats and limited in how much they can hike prices without scaring away customers.
McDonald's has also been going to greater lengths to emphasize the affordability of its food in a push to turn around slumping sales. That has forced Burger King and Wendy's to adjust their marketing and focus more heavily on deals as well.
Analysts worry that the escalating value wars will lead to shrinking profit margins. But McDonald's executives say the strategy is necessary to steal away customers at a time when the restaurant industry is barely growing.
Greg Watson, senior vice president of the menu innovation team at McDonald's USA, said the company started looking at revamping its burger portfolio about a year ago and realized that it hadn't done much to tinker with the Quarter Pounder, which was introduced in 1971 and remains one of the chain's best sellers.
The new Quarter Pounders were tested at restaurants in Sacramento, Calif., and Toledo, Ohio, over the past nine months.
"Once we created these burgers, we didn't see the need for the Angus line," Watson said.
Watson said that "price was not really a driver" in swapping out the Angus burgers for the Quarter Pounders. But he conceded that "the Quarter Pounder will be an even greater value than the Angus burgers."
Beyond fighting for price-conscious customers, traditional fast-food chains are also struggling with the more fundamental problem of changing eating habits. The worry is that people in their 20s and 30s in particular are increasingly heading to chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which offer food that's seen as being higher quality.
The desire to eat better is also reflected in the growth of Subway, which now has about 26,000 U.S. locations and positions itself as a healthier alternative to traditional fast food. To win back younger customers, McDonald's recently rolled out its chicken McWraps. A version of its Egg McMuffin made with egg whites and a whole grain muffin was also introduced.
In addition to the new buns, the new Quarter Pounders will also use a thicker apple wood-smoked bacon. McDonald's says the bacon will replace the hickory-smoked bacon currently used in its other sandwiches as well.
McDonald's is hoping such new items and ingredients can give slumping sales a boost. Late last year, the company said a monthly sales figure fell for the first time in nearly decade. Sales at restaurants open at least 13 months were also down for the first three months of this year.