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The late Anthony Bourdain visits Singapore, the French Alps, Sri Lanka, Puerto Rico and more.
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          Comment on Caution News Media: 10 Questions Reporters should ask before Publishing Info from Social Media, UK regulator IPSO says by M.M.S.M FERNANDO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Congratulations on achieving this goal UK . From a country ( Sri Lanka) where media ethics are nothing but a well typed document , i see this set of questios as a ground breaking attempt.
           Government to provide solar-powered houses to Sri Lankan repatriates       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Announcement was made in Assembly following a report in The Hindu
           Chandimal returns to squad after serving ban for breaching spirit of the game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad today after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game.
           England Test captain Joe Root ready to have a Bash Down Under       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Joe Root’s desire to prove himself as a top-level T20 cricketer is set to see him play in the Big Bash in between tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies
          8/10/2018: International: Sri Lanka end losing streak against Proteas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Suranga Lakmal took three key wickets in a tense encounter on Wednesday cut short by rain to guide Sri Lanka to their first One-day win over South Africa in 12 matches. Dasun Shanaka hit 65 while Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera each made 51 as Sri...
          Sri Lanka says alleged sanctions-breaking imports were reporting error      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday refuted recent media reports claiming the country imported North Korean textiles between October 2017 and March 2018, in breach of UN resolutions. UN Security Council (UNSC) measures prohibit member states from importing DPRK-produced textiles, formerly one of Pyongyang’s top-earning sources of foreign trade revenue. According to a notice from the […]

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          The effect of a community based health promotion intervention to change gender norms among women in a rural community in Sri Lanka - Herath T, Guruge D, Fernando M, Jayarathna S, Senarathna L.       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BACKGROUND: Gender norms practiced by respective societies increase the risk of violence by men against women. To date, there is a dearth of research evidence on changing gender norms through health promotion approaches around the globe, including in Sri L...
           England Test captain Joe Root ready to have a Bash Down Under       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Joe Root’s desire to prove himself as a top-level T20 cricketer is set to see him play in the Big Bash in between tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies
          MASON’S MEDCAMPS MISSION      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mason Andrews was forced to return to Dubai last night, according to Jeb Andrews via Facebook post.
“The MedCamps Mission has driven home the point that The Lord is truly in control and has His hand on Mason. A check of the satellite weather for Southern India and Sri Lanka this morning reveal a huge group of clouds and storm system that built up while we slept. Mason would be flying straight into this and it appears pretty impenetrable. We are mighty thankful he is in a hotel in Dubai instead.”

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          Sri Lanka’s Chandimal added to T20 squad after ban      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Colombo : Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad on Thursday after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game. Chandimal was included in the  squad for the one-off T20 that will round off South Africa’s tour of the island nation Tuesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a...
          Central Bank of SRI LANKA - sestava dvou bankovek UNC - 119      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sestavu dvou bankovek SRI LANKA v perfektním sbírkovém stavu UNC nabízím za celkovou cenu 119Kč + poštovné. ...
          Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka T20 squad after ban      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka T20 squad after ban#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000Colombo: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad Thursday after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game. Chandimal was included in a 15-member squad for the one-off T20 that will round off South Africa’s tour of the island nation Tuesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a …
          Past administrators fear ICC will suspend SLC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Former administrators of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) fears that the country will definitely be suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for its failure to hold a democratic election and elect

          Sadeera, Dimuth flay SA Emerging with double century stand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Sri Lanka cricketers Sadeera Samarawickrama and Dimuth Karunaratne hit centuries apiece and figured in an opening partnership of 252 as Sri Lanka Emerging thrashed the touring South Africa Emerging te

          8 to win off the final over - watch the nail-biting end to the 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

          When Smriti met Sangakkara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Smriti Mandhana, India Women's aggressive left-hand opener who has been raking up runs for fun in the Women’s Super League, fulfilled a long-held dream recently – she met her idol Kumar Sangakkar

          Sangakkara, SLC laud Pallekele spectators' clean-up act post match      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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The students' efforts have been noticed by Kumar Sangakkara, who is currently in England commentating on India's tour, with the former captain voicing his appreciation on Twitter.

          The Mystery Of Lasith Malinga      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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"I have no plans to retire until I feels that I can't contribute. I will keep playing and will keep dreaming to play for my motherland" Malinga said on August 10.

          Win a pair of tickets to watch Boyzone Live in Sri Lanka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Win a pair of tickets to watch Boyzone Live in Sri Lanka from SriLankan AirlinesSimply do the following 1) Like our page >> ENTER HERE2) Share this post on your timeline3) Comment under this post by tagging a friendAnd you’ll be entered into a raffle draw. 

          Ofertas Comerciales de Viajes: Sri Lanka: la perla del Índico      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sri Lanka, el país de los mil nombre, de las plantaciones de té, de paisajes infinitos y de exóticos parques y de la tranquilidad. Todo en este destino le transportará hasta un universo lleno de extraordinaria cultura, variados paisajes –playa, montaña, valles y mucho más-, rica gastronomía y hospitalidad sinfín. Más info, aquí. RESERVAS: info @ horizonteparalelo.com _________________ HORIZONTE PARALELO ® Málaga Telf: 951 021 181 info @ horizonteparalelo.com NºRTA. (CIAN): 416234-2
          TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND MUMBAI APPOINTS MS. CHOLADA SIDDHIVARN AS THE NEW DIRECTOR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai : Ms Cholada Siddhivarn has been appointed as director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai. She and her team in Mumbai will cover western and southern India as well as Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The announcement was made at a recently held Open to the New Shades networking dinner in Mumbai.

Ms. Cholada Siddhivarn was previously the director of Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas Marketing Group at TAT head office. She has been working with Tourism Authority of Thailand over 20 years now, since 1996. With such a vast experience Ms Cholada Siddhivarn will continue to enhance travel trade and media relations in order to promote newer destinations in Thailand and boosting arrivals from India to Thailand in the coming years. Thailand crossed the 1.2 million mark for Indian tourist arrivals in 2017 and registered a total of 1,294,790 arrivals marking a year-on year growth of 20%per cent over the same period in 2016.
Talking on the occasion Ms. Cholada Siddhivarn quoted “I am very excited to take up this new opportunity and starting a fresh in the city of dreams – Mumbai. India is a very important country for Thailand in terms of tourism as well as trade. I look forward to encouraging women travelers, showcasing local experiences at the destination and boosting arrivals from India”. She considers India to be one of the important markets for Thailand and hopes to showcase different aspects of Thailand to the Indian traveller.


          Comment on FALSE CONTRASTS AND FRIVOLOUS COMPARISONS by Ananda-USA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dilrook, No, I disagree. Sometimes VOTERS can be misled by MASSIVE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS as they were on Jan 08, 2015. However, the MAJORITY of voters CANNOT BE FOOLED ALL THE TIME. Once they REALIZE they have been taken to the cleaners, they will SET MATTERS RIGHTS as soon as possible, as we will see in the NEXT ELECTION. The SAME THING happened in the Mid-East during the Arab Spring! Those INTERNET DEMOCRATS manipulated by the Master Puppeteers of the WEST have NOW VANISHED without TRACE not daring to RAISE THEIR HEADS in their own countries! For SRi Lanka, there is a MASSIVE PRICE TO PAY for being FOOLISHLY MISLED: the Nation and the People as a whole pay that price, as we have done in the last 3 years: politically, economically and socially. It will take a DECADE to UNDO the DAMAGE in ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, SOCIAL and in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS! We ALWAYS seem to take ONE STEP FORWARD and TWO STEPS BACK! It is AGONIZING to watch! <b>We need AN EFFECTIVE, HIGHLY MOTIVATED, PATRIOTIC, and yes, a LESS DEMOCRATIC Govt for a DECADE or MORE to set us BACK on the PATH OF RAPID National Progress & National Security that we were traveling on in Jan 08, 2015!</b>
          Comment on M(on)key (p) s drive (people) coco nut(s) prices: Sri Lanka President by Susantha Wijesinghe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<b>IS THAT SIRISENA, STANDING OVER RANIL <b>
          SEA Bauformat – The ultimate German experience brought to your home by JAT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
  JAT Holdings, a premier conglomerate with over 25 years of experience in transforming spaces, recently introduced pioneering German kitchen brand SEA Bauformat to Sri Lanka. For the first time in Sri Lanka, a dedicated in-house team of German professionals and customer service specialists will be on hand to facilitate a seamless installation process and […]
          Biksu 'Jet Set' Thailand yang Gemar Hidup Mewah Divonis 114 Tahun Penjara      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Bangkok - Seorang mantan biksu di Thailand, yang dikenal sebagai "biksu jet set" karena gaya hidupnya yang mewah, dijatuhi hukuman total 114 tahun penjara oleh pengadilan Bangkok karena kasus kejahatan yang dilakukannya.

Mengutip CNN, Jumat (10/8/2018), jaksa mendakwa Wiraphon Sukphon atas tuduhan melakukan penipuan, pencucian uang dan kejahatan siber. Oleh sebab itu, hakim menjatuhkan hukuman dua hingga tiga tahun penjara atas lebih dari 40 komplain, kata pengacara Phanu Sookwanli.

Namun menurut hukum Thailand, hukuman penjara maksimum untuk satu set dakwaan gabungan adalah 20 tahun. Jadi Wiraphon, yang berusia kisaran 30 tahun, kemungkinan akan dibebaskan sebelum menginjak umur 60.

Sedangkan pengacaranya diberi waktu 30 hari untuk mengajukan banding atau meminta perpanjangan untuk mengajukan banding.

"Ia akan tetap dipenjara, tetapi kami pasti mengajukan banding ke pengadilan di persidangan berikutnya," kata Phanu.

Wiraphon juga menghadapi tuntutan kriminal lain, yaitu memperkosa seorang gadis di bawah umur. Putusan tentang kasus ini akan dibacakan dalam sidang yang digelar pada Oktober 2018.

Nama "biksu jet set" Wiraphon Sukphon pertama kali tenar melalui video yang diposting di platform pengunggah video pada tahun 2013. Dalam rekaman tersebut, ia terlihat memegang segepok uang kertas di sebuah pesawat pribadi.

Ia juga mengaku sebagai reinkarnasi dari seorang biksu yang paling dihormati, yang hidup beberapa dekade lalu. Dengan kehidupannya yang bergelimang harta, Sukphon tidak terlihat seperti biksu pada umumnya yang mengamalkan ajaran Budha seperti hidup sederhana dan terpandang.

Sukphon secara resmi dipecat usai kembali ke Thailand pada tahun 2017, setelah dirinya diekstradisi menurut putusan pengadilan Amerika Serikat atas permintaan dari Department of Special Investigations (DSI) Thailand.

Surat perintah penangkapan untuk Sukphon dikeluarkan pada tahun 2014, dan media lokal melaporkan bahwa ia ditangkap di Amerika Serikat pada tahun 2016.

Sukphon tercatat mempunyai 83 mobil mewah dan sejumlah properti yang mencakup tanah, rumah dan kondominium, menurut laporan DSI. Seluruh aset itu ia dapatkan dari sumbangan yang diberikan oleh dermawan selama dekade terakhir.

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Kisah Jasad Biksu yang Masih Utuh Setelah 30 Tahun Dimakamkan

Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov. (Wikipedia)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Berbicara mengenai biksu, ada kisah menarik dari Siberia. Zaman dahulu kala, hiduplah seorang biksu bernama Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, namun ia meninggal 90 tahun lalu di Buryatia. Berdasarkan wasiat terakhirnya, sang biksu menulis ia akan memasuki Nirwana, tapi ia minta kuburannya digali kembali 30 tahun kemudian.

Hal-hal aneh terjadi belakangan ini dengan jasad pria suci tersebut. Tak jelas apakah ia benar-benar mati atau berada dalam kondisi tidur nyenyak.

Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov duduk dalam posisi teratai (posisi duduk asana dengan menyilangkan kaki dengan menempatkan satu atau kedua kaki pada paha yang berlawanan) 90 tahun lalu, mengumpulkan murid-muridnya dan meminta mereka untuk mendoakannya.

Ia larut dalam tingkat meditasi yang dalam, sebelum pada akhirnya memasuki Nirwana.

"Kunjungi saya dan periksa tubuh saya 30 tahun lagi, dan 75 tahun dari sekarang angkat tubuh saya dari Bumi," kata Itigilov sebelum meninggal, seperti dikutip dari RBTH Indonesia, Selasa 13 Februari 2018.

Duduk dalam posisi tersebut, sang biksu ditempatkan dalam peti kubus yang terbuat dari kayu pohon cemara dan dibalur garam, seperti yang ia minta dalam wasiatnya.

Terakhir kali jasadnya diperiksa ialah pada 2005. Sejak itu, para biksu tak diizinkan untuk memeriksa atau pun mengambil gambar jasad sang biarawan. Anehnya, selama hampir satu abad tubuhnya mengalami kenaikan dan penurunan berat badan, memancarkan kelembaban dan tidak membusuk.

Lahir pada 1852 di Ulza Dobo (kini merupakan bagian dari Buryatia, salah satu subjek federal Rusia yang terletak 4.400 km di timur Moskow), Itigilov kehilangan orang tuanya sejak masih kecil dan hampir tak tahu apa-apa tentang mereka.

Seiring waktu, fakta ini melahirkan legenda dikalangan para biarawan mengenai asal-usulnya yang istimewa. Misalnya, ada yang bilang bahwa ia datang ke Bumi sebagai anak berusia 5 tahun, sebagai entitas ilahi -- sang Bodhisattva atau Buddha.

Sebagai seorang yatim piatu, Itigilov mengisi hari-harinya dengan menggembala. Menurut para biarawan, ia sangat menyukai batu nisan dan benda-benda berbau kuburan.

Sang bocah akan membawa ternak gembalanya ke pemakaman dan ia akan bermain dengan orang-orang mati, menyisiri rambut mereka dan berkata: "Kalau saja kau mendengar kata-kataku, kau tak akan mati dan tergeletak di sini."

Kala itu, orang-orang Buryat tak menggunakan peti mati dan biasanya tak mengubur mayat, tapi meletakkan mereka di platform-platform di antara pepohonan atau bukit.

Suatu hari, Itigilov muda mendekati beberapa orang, salah satunya adalah seorang pria yang memiliki tongkat dengan tengkorak di atasnya.

"Bocah ini akan menjadi orang hebat dan kelak mengingkari kematian," kata orang tersebut.

Legenda biara menyebutkan banyak hal mengenai Itigilov yang kedengarannya sungguh ajaib dan sulit dipercaya. Sebagai contoh, air terbelah di hadapannya. Satu-satunya hal yang diketahui secara pasti adalah saat ia berusia 15 tahun, Itigilov datang ke sebuah biara Buddha, 300 km dari desa asalnya, dan selama 23 tahun ia mempelajari teks religius.

Di sana, ia mengajar murid-muridnya, menjadi kepala biara dan bertemu dengan Tsar Nikolay II. Tak lama sebelum Perang Dunia I, ia menjadi pemimpin umat Buddha di Siberia Timur.

Seiring menguatnya ateisme pada masa Soviet, Itigilov meramalkan penindasan yang akan biara hadapi sehingga ia meminta rekan-rekan biksunya untuk meninggalkan negara tersebut. Namun, ia sendiri tak meninggalkan Uni Soviet, seraya menegaskan bahwa mereka tak akan menangkapnya. Berdasarkan berbagai dokumen, ia meninggal pada tahun 1927 di usia 75 tahun.

Lelucon Buddhis Buryat?

Seorang pria berjalan di depan patung Buddha di Taman Viharamahadevi di Kolombo, Sri Lanka (3/1). Taman tertua dan terbesar dari Pelabuhan Kolombo, terletak di depan gedung Balai Kota bergaya kolonial. (AFP Photo/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tubuhnya kemudian diteliti 28 tahun kemudian, bukan 30 tahun seperti yang telah ia minta. Ketika itu, angin ribut menyerang Buryatia dan warga lokal yang ketakutan berdoa padanya untuk meminta bantuan, sehingga mereka membuka kotak peti sang biarawan.

Sendinya ternyata masih lentur, kulitnya masih mempertahankan elastisitas dan area di sekitar jantungnya hangat. Orang-orang mengganti pakaiannya dan ia kemudian dikuburkan kembali. Prosedur yang sama diulang pada tahun 1973.

Pada 2002, seperti yang ia minta dalam wasiatnya, peti mati dan jasad Itigilov diteliti dan dipindahkan ke Datsan (biara) Ivolginsky dekat Ulan-Ude. Tutupnya tak dibuka malam itu, dan para biksu hanya berdoa sembari menyalakan lilin.

Pada pagi hari, seorang peneliti forensik membuka kotak tersebut dan menemukan baluran garam di pundaknya. Kepala Itigilov berada dalam kondisi yang sangat baik hingga orang mungkin menduga bahwa sang biarawan masih hidup, kata para saksi.

"Awalnya, semua orang menganggap ia adalah lelucon Buddhis Buryat, tapi kini tidak. Organ dalamnya dalam kondisi bagus, begitu pula matanya. Seorang pakar baru-baru ini datang dan mengatakan bahwa tubuhnya terlihat seperti seseorang yang baru mati beberapa jam lalu," kata Yanzhima Vasilieva, direktur Institut Pandito Hambo Lama Itigilov.

Mseki para peneliti tak berkesempatan untuk menaruh stetoskop di dada Itigilov, para biarawan sepakat mengirim dua gram sampel untuk diperiksa, termasuk rambut, partikel kulit dan dua potong kuku.

"Spektrofotometri inframerah menunjukkan bahwa sampel proteinnya memiliki karakter yang masih hidup. Saat kami memeriksa jasadnya tak ada bau seperti mayat yang membusuk," kata Viktor Zvyagin, mantan direktur identifikasi di Pusat Pemeriksaan Medis Forensik Rusia, menyimpulkan.

Namun hal ini bukan berarti sang biksu masih hidup. Analisis kulitnya menunjukkan bahwa bromin dalam tubuhnya 40 kali lebih tinggi dari angka normal dan temperatur tubuhnya 20 derajat lebih rendah, yang menunjukkan tanda-tanda kematian yang jelas.

Tak mengejutkan, para biarawan (kecuali Dalai Lama yang memilih untuk tak berkomentar) membuat klaim sebaliknya, sama seperti ribuan peziarah yang datang untuk melihat jasad Itigilov.

Apalagi, sarkofagus yang menyimpan tubuh sang biarawan mengalami kenaikan bobot sekitar dua kilogram per tahun. Dalam enam tahun terakhir, berat tubuhnya telah meningkat sekitar 10 kilogram. Kelembaban kadang muncul di tubuhnya yang menyiratkan keringat.

Para pakar percaya mereka telah menemukan penjelasan nonsupranatural. Kacang polong memiliki bromin dengan level yang tinggi yang dapat menekan sensitivitas tubuh dan membatasi dampak stimulasi impuls eksternal, hampir tanpa memengaruhi bagian-bagian otak yang mengontrol pernapasan dan sirkulasi darah.

Ada teori yang menyebutkan bahwa saat Itigilov masih hidup, ia sengaja memakan banyak kacang polong dan dengan bantuan hipnosis-mandiri, sehingga mematikan fungsi metabolisme vital tubuhnya.

Dengan kata lain, ia melarutkan dirinya dalam meditasi yang sungguh dalam dan memasuki kondisi anabiosis. Setelah itu, ia meninggal. Garam atau jaringan kering dapat menyerap air dan memengaruhi bobot tubuh saat ia terekspos dengan udara.


          8/10/2018: Europa League: Root ready to have a Bash Down Under      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root’s desire to prove himself as a top-level T20 cricketer is set to see him squeeze in a brief spell in the Big Bash in Australia in between tours to Sri Lanka and West Indies this winter. Rather than resting after the trip...
          Sinhala education has led to downfall of Sinhalese and country – Tudor Wijenayake      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When Sri Lanka received independence, its administration and education were of an extremely high standard. Our graduates from the Arts and Medical faculties were considered equivalent to British university standards and were globally accepted. The English writing capacity of Arts graduates surpassed their British counterparts. They completed their postgraduate studies at British universities. Free education [...]
          Sri Lanka announce squad sans Malinga for Proteas T20      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Once again, former T20 captain, Lasith Malinga has been snubbed from the side for the one-off Twenty20 against South Africa at the R Premadasa Stadium on August 14.  Sri Lanka announced a 15 man squad with 4 standbys and the side will be led by Angelo Mathews. Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne were also in the ...
          Sri Lanka is monitoring Singapore FTA to address any issue: Prime Minister      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ranil-WickremesingheAug 10, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that they are monitoring and reviewing the Singapore FTA to address issues. Speaking at an award ceremony held yesterday, Wickremesinghe emphasized that if Sri Lanka wants to go global, the country must have access to the global market. “Lots of people are […]
          Pakistan maritime security ship “Kashmir” to visit Sri Lanka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PMSS-KashmirPakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) “Kashmir” is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from August 13 to 16, 2018. Pakistan Naval ships frequently pay port calls to Sri Lanka, as both countries enjoy warm diplomatic and strong military ties. Such interactions also demonstrate both navies’ resolve to contribute towards achieving […]
          Technical Cooperation Project from JICA for development of Kandy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JICAAug 10, 2018 (LBO) – The Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have been working together since February 2017 to formulate the urban development vision, plan and design guidelines with the objective of realizing Kandy’s unique socio-economic potential while preserving its ancient heritage. An urban planning expert team from […]
          Oracle Cloud powering Sri Lankan organizations to transform and innovate      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aug 10, 2018 (LBO) – Three of Sri Lanka’s most prominent companies shared how they are transforming their businesses and accelerating the adoption of the latest innovations thanks to the use of Oracle Cloud Applications, during a recent media showcase. The event, which focused on cloud-driven innovation, saw participants hearing directly from key business leaders about […]
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Airbnb-ExperiencesAug, 10, 2018 (LBO) – Airbnb and the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the national tourism ministry, Thursday announced a strategic partnership to launch Airbnb Experiences in Sri Lanka and drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism across the country. Through this Asia-first partnership, Airbnb and SLTDA will work together to onboard local experience hosts […]
          How to Say “Happy Birthday” in 25 Different Languages      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Happy Birthday to you! The gifts, the cake, the celebration…

Birthdays are a joyful occasion, to be sure!

Traditions for celebrations around the world always vary, but birthdays are one of the things that all people have in common, even if they speak different languages. So take this as an opportunity for more speaking practice! After all, who doesn’t like to be wished a Happy Birthday? You could even plan a birthday celebration in the language you’re learning!

Have you wondered if other cultures sing a Happy Birthday song, like in English? Do they give gifts? What about cake? Read on and learn how to say Happy Birthday in many languages around the world, and the cultural meaning behind it.

Happy Birthday in Spanish: Feliz Cumpleaños

Translated as “Happy Completed Years,” everyone’s birthday is a big day of celebration in most Spanish-speaking countries. In Mexico, they sing their own unique birthday song, Las Mañanitas (“Little Mornings”). And instead of blowing out candles on your cake, the birthday boy or girl has to eat the first bite without using utensils or hands. Usually, a family member will shove the cake in their face, all while singing “Mordida! Mordida!” And, of course, a birthday party is not complete without the world-famous piñata!

Happy Birthday in French: Bon Anniversaire

In French, people wish each other a “Good Birthday!” Birthday parties in France are much like those in English-speaking countries. They celebrate with a big party, cake and presents, and sing Joyeux Anniversaire. The big difference is that schoolchildren have Wednesdays off, and go to school on Saturdays. So most birthday parties are actually thrown on Wednesday when all the kids are out of school. As for Sundays, that’s considered family time. So most parents won’t organise birthday parties then.

In Quebec, you’ll hear Bonne fête! far more often than Bon anniversaire. This literally translates as “Good party!”

Happy Birthday in Italian: Buon Compleanno

The most notable thing about birthdays in Italy? They prefer to stay home! The food and cakes are often homemade. But when it’s your 18th birthday, everyone goes all out. It’s not unusual to see an 18th birthday party with hundreds of people wishing you a “Good Birthday!”

Happy Birthday in German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag

This is more accurately translated as, “All the best on your birthday.” Birthday parties started in Germany in 1200 A.D. and are known as kinderfeste. In Germany, it’s considered quite bad luck to wish someone a Happy Birthday early, and they have many fun celebrations based on their age. Such as turning 16 and getting flour dumped all over you, or having eggs cracked over your head when you turn 18!

Happy Birthday in Japanese: お誕生日おめでとうございます (Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu)

“Congratulations on your birthday!” In Japan, they celebrate Shichi-Go-San, which literally means 7-5-3. These are lucky numbers and children go to a Shinto shrine on 15th November if they had a lucky birthday that year. They pray and give thanks for their good health and strength. All children go when they are three years old, boys when they are five, and girls when they are seven.

Happy Birthday in Korean: 생일 축하 (Saeng-il Chugha)

Also translated as “Congratulations on your birthday.” In Korea, 100 days after you’re born, you celebrate your first birthday! Parents celebrate their child’s life with a small feast, and they predict the child’s future by the items he or she picks up. If the child is sick, the parents will skip over the day so as to not bring bad luck on their child. They also send rice cakes to as many friends and family as possible because sharing rice cakes brings a long life. Lastly, they offer up food such as rice to Samshin Halmoni, the Grandmother Spirit, for taking care of the baby.

Happy Birthday in Chinese: 生日快乐 (Shēngrì Kuàilè)

In China, birthdays are mostly celebrated when you are very young or older than 50. It’s common on your birthday to eat longevity noodles without breaking them so you bring in good luck and a long life. Some people even wait until they are 60 years old to have their first birthday bash! There are also some taboos about certain ages, so men don’t celebrate their 40th birthdays, and women don't celebrate 30, 33, or 66.

The literal translation of Shēngrì Kuàilè is something like, “Birthday is Happy.”

Happy Birthday in Cantonese: 生日快樂 (Sang Yat Fai Lok)

Be careful with your birthday gifts! Never give a clock or a pair of shoes as a gift, as the words for them sound like “funeral,” which is terrible luck. And gifts should be given wrapped in red or gold paper, especially for an elderly person.

Happy Birthday in Russian: С днем рождения (S Dnem Rozhdeniya)

In Russia, the birthday tradition is to pull on the birthday boy or girl’s ears by how many years old he or she is. They tell the child, “Grow up -- don’t be noodles,” so the child will grow up strong. They don’t sing a birthday song, but if the person has survived a dangerous incident - like a car crash - they celebrate that day as their second birthday.

Happy Birthday in Portuguese: Feliz Aniversário

Feliz aniversário means “Happy Anniversary," and it's the frequent translation for "Happy Birthday." But it’s more common to just say “Parabéns” (“Congratulations”). Birthdays in Portugal are very similar to those in English-speaking countries. But birthdays in Brazil, like Russia, include pulling on the ears for good luck. They also decorate their homes with brightly-coloured paper flowers and banners for the festivities.

Happy Birthday in Dutch: Gefeliciteerd Met Je Verjaardag

“Congratulations on your birthday!” Birthdays are a big deal in the Netherlands. And most people have a Birthday Calendar that, interestingly, they keep by the toilet! The calendar reminds them of everyone’s birthdays for the year because forgetting one (or trying to skip your own!) is a major slight to your loved ones. A 50th birthday is the biggest celebration of all, as it’s said the man or woman “sees Abraham” or “sees Sarah” – referring to the biblical couple who bore a child in old age.

Happy Birthday in Afrikaans: Veels Geluk Met Jou Verjaarsdag

Like Dutch, this saying means “Congratulations on your birthday.” Do you see a consistent theme here? Most countries say “congratulations” instead of “happy.” In South Africa, the 21st birthday is the most significant. Parents usually give their children a key made of gold, silver, or aluminium, to symbolise unlocking the future and all it has to offer.

Happy Birthday in Polish: Wszystkiego Najlepszego Z Okazji Urodzin

“All the best for your birthday!” In Poland, they have their own birthday song which goes: “Sto lat, sto lat, niech żyje żyje nam” (“A hundred years, a hundred years may they live”). It’s also common to have a separate celebration for your birthday called, imieniny. This is a celebration on the feast day of the saint the person is named after!

Happy Birthday in Swedish: Grattis På Födelsedagen

“Birthday congratulations!” The Swedish love celebrating birthdays, and often wake up the birthday boy or girl by bringing breakfast and presents in bed. They sing their own birthday song, “ja, ma du leva” ("Yes, may you live"). They traditionally celebrate with cake coated in green marzipan, and presents are wrapped in the colours of the Swedish flag: blue and gold.

Happy Birthday in Danish: Tillykke Med Fødselsdagen

“Good wishes for your birthday!” The Danes make a BIG deal about birthdays. They have a huge love for their flag, and a miniature flagpole by your birthday cake (or on your birthday cake) is a must. They also make great fun with the Danish birthday song. The birthday boy or girl gets to choose which instruments the singers will pretend to play while singing! (Like air-guitar, except nearly a full band or orchestra.) It’s quite a lively event.

Happy Birthday in Norwegian: Gratulerer Med Dagen

“Congratulations with the day!” In Norway, it’s a big deal to celebrate “round” birthdays – 30, 40, 50, and so on. They’ll sing “Hurra for deg som fyller ditt år” (Hurray for you who fills the year) and host a huge party. For children in school, the birthday child will dance in front of the class while the others sing the Norwegian birthday song.

Happy Birthday in Finnish: Hyvää Syntymäpäivää

While “Hyvää syntymäpäivää” is most commonly said, you can also say, “Onnea syntymäpäivänäsi,” which is more common on birthday cards and Facebook. The Finnish also celebrate Name Day, where a different name is assigned to each day of the year. The day that your name is assigned to, you get to celebrate!

Happy Birthday in Tagalog: Maligayang Kaarawan

“Happy wishes!” Because the Philippines is predominantly Catholic, birthdays often start with Mass. They have four big birthday milestones: 1st birthday, 7th, 18th (for girls), and 21st (for boys). Seventh birthdays are celebrated as the age which kids make the first steps towards adulthood. This is the age where kids are held more accountable for their actions and start primary school. A girl’s 18th birthday is called her “debut” and is celebrated with 18 flowers, 18 candles, and 18 treasures.

Happy Birthday in Swahili: Furaha ya Kuzaliwa

“Happiness for the day of being born.” Birthdays aren’t a major thing in most Swahili-speaking countries, and many times it’s only the day of birth that's celebrated. The baby’s birth is cause for a big community celebration and party. Each group has individual traditions – even as simple as the baby’s first journey with his or her mother.

Happy Birthday in Hindi: जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं (Janmadin Kee Shubhakaamanaen)

“Good wishes for your birthday.” In many parts of India, birthdays are celebrated with both Western and Hindu practices. A birthday usually starts with a blessing at a temple, abundant prayers, and a mixture of rice and turmeric paste anointed on the forehead. Then the day's followed with more Western traditions such as the Happy Birthday song and cake cutting.

Happy Birthday in Bengali: শুভ জন্মদিন (Śubha Janmadina)

Birthday celebrations are not very common in Bangladesh. But when a baby is born, sweets are given out amongst family and friends to celebrate. They also hold a small celebration for the naming ceremony.

Happy Birthday in Tamil: பிறந்தநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள் (Piṟantanāḷ Vāḻttukkaḷ)

This translates as “Wishing success and happiness on your birthday.” In Sri Lanka, babies celebrate their first birthday at 31 days old and receive a special gift from their parents. Usually it’s a good luck charm, one that the child keeps with them for the rest of their life. Going to a shrine and doing good deeds to attract good karma on one’s birthday is also common tradition.

Happy Birthday in Telugu: పుట్టినరోజు శుభాకాంక్షలు (Puṭṭinarōju śubhākāṅkṣalu)

In the Telugu-speaking region of Andhra Pradesh, girls will often decorate their hair for their birthday. They'll weave in many flowers (think of Rapunzel’s braided hair in the film Tangled) and will receive gifts of turmeric rice from their parents.

Happy Birthday in Malayalam: ജന്മദിനാശംസകൾ (Janmadināśansakaḷ)

In the southern state of Kerala, India, birthdays don’t always follow the Gregorian calendar. Many South Indians follow the Malayalam calendar instead. This system calculates their birthdays based on astrology. So many times, their birthdays aren't celebrated on their day of birth, but their astrological birthday.

Happy Birthday in Arabic: عيد مولد سعيد (Eyd Mawlid Saeid)

“Happy feast of birth.” Birthday celebrations are not always a priority in Arabic-speaking countries. But most celebrations are like those in Western culture. In Egypt, some people celebrate the birth of the baby by dipping the child in the Nile river, a ceremony stemming from Pharaonic times. On the seventh day after birth, they hold a celebration called subu and celebrate with many flowers, fruit, and rituals for good luck.

Happy Birthday in Esperanto: Feliĉan Naskiĝtagon

Although Esperanto is an artificially-constructed language, it does have one birthday tie: an Esperanto holiday, Zamenhof's Birthday. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof created Esperanto to be a universal second language and to promote internationalism. So, people who speak the language use his birthday as a good excuse to get together.

Spread Well Wishes All Over the World!

There you have it! You’re now an expert polyglot in Happy Birthday the world over. It always means a lot to be wished a Happy Birthday, but to hear it in your native tongue from a foreign friend is truly special. It shows you put thought and effort into it.

So now you can in get some speaking practice with your friends worldwide. Even if it’s just to say Happy Birthday in other languages and spread some good cheer.

What are your favourite ways to wish someone a Happy Birthday? Do you have a favourite language to say it in? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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          Where to Get Helium Balloons in Sri Lanka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ah, what’s a birthday, or any other party for that matter, without balloons? It would be quite the dull affair, if you ask me. No, you can’t argue with me on this one because it’s true; whether it be a 5 year old’s exciting birthday bash, a Sweet 16 party, or even to simply pass […]

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          Sri Lanka vs South Africa 5th ODI preview: Starting time, teams and live stream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The hosts finally broke a long losing streak against the Proteas, and they will hope the victory in the 4th ODI signalled a turn of the tide.

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          Eid-ul- Azha is likely to fall on August 22      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Colombo, 10 August, (Asiantribune.com):

On 22ndAugust is a public holiday in Sri Lanka as the Muslims in the country would be celebrating Eid-ul- Azha – the feast of sacrifice.

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          Nickelodeon India To Premiere New Movie 'Gattu Battu In The Time Machine' On Wednesday 15th August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nickelodeon India will premiere the brand-new Gattu Battu Nickelodeon Original Movie Gattu Battu in the Time Machine on Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 1:00pm, as part of Nick India's Independence Day celebrations!


In Gattu Battu: The Time Machine, two close friends, Gattu and Battu, embark on an adventure to stop the evil man, Sher Singh, from using the time machine!

Original source: ToonZone Forums /@animegamer; Additional sources: Sri Lanka Telecom PEOTV, YouTube/@Sahil Khan.

Originally published: Thursday, August 09, 2018.
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          Sri Lanka says alleged sanctions-breaking imports were reporting error      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
But the government did not mention iron and steel product imports which also happened in 2017
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This is the hilarious moment an elephant pokes its trunk through a bus window and swipes a bunch of bananas as shocked passengers look on in Katarangama, Sri Lanka.
          Peace Corps and Sri Lankan Ministry of Education sign memorandum of understanding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WASHINGTON – Today, Peace Corps/Sri Lanka Country Director Kris Besch and Sri Lankan Secretary to the Ministry of Education Sunil Hettiarachchi announced a new Memorandum of Understanding to formalize efforts to develop an English education sector. Chargé d’Affaires to Sri Lanka and Maldives Robert Hilton and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam witnessed the signing at the Ministry of Education.

“The Peace Corps has a long history of partnership with the people of Sri Lanka, and I am honored to be here today to formally confirm our commitment,” said Besch. “I look forward to collaboration with the Ministry of Education, local schools and community partners as we develop our program, create new success stories and strengthen our long history of respect, partnership and friendship.”

The event was attended by leaders in the education sector, government officials and community members. An oil lamp was lit to formally commence the signing ceremony as is customary at important occasions in Sri Lanka. Head of the International Relations Department at University of Colombo Dr. Manisha Wanasinghe-Pasqual delivered keynote remarks. Chargé d’Affaires Hilton and Minister Kariyawasam delivered closing remarks expressing gratitude to everyone who made the new program possible.

“Let me welcome the Peace Corps back to Sri Lanka and once again thank our Sri Lankan partners for working with us in this great endeavor," said Hilton.

Peace Corps’ efforts in Sri Lanka will focus on English language education. Once in Sri Lanka, volunteers will undergo three months of comprehensive cultural, language and technical training before they are given their assignments to serve for two years. The first 25 Peace Corps volunteers are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka in late 2019.

In 2016, the Government of Sri Lanka invited Peace Corps to return to work and assist in furthering the country’s development goals. A new bilateral agreement to re-establish the program was signed in February 2018. From 1962 to 1998, more than 370 Peace Corps volunteers served in Sri Lanka, working in education, health and youth development. 


          Sri Lanka won by 3 runs at Kandy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Finally team Sri Lanka returned to the ODI series with victory. In the 4th ODI against South Africa, team Sri Lanka won by 3 runs at Kandy. Though the match was not finished at the regular way but due to rain, it was reduced and finally D/L method was applied. So, the local team Sri […]

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          South Africa confirmed ODI series against Sri Lanka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After losing the Test series against the local team, team South Africa confirmed ODI series against Sri Lanka. To speak the truth, Proteas dominantly won the three ODI matches consecutively and won the ODI series so far. Now, there are two more matches left and winning the matches will not change the result of the […]

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          Sri Lankan shares edge down; foreign investors buy John Keells      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sri Lankan shares ended marginally lower on Friday, pulling away from their highest close in more than two weeks, while foreign buying in market heavyweight John Keells Holdings boosted turnover.

          BJPs Saharanpur MP Lakhanpal bats for reservation for orphans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the season of credit seeking and blame giving gestures by political stalwarts on the quota issue, BJP member from Saharanpur Raghav Lakhanpal on Friday said two crore orphans, more than the population of Sri Lanka, have more right to reservation than any one else in the country.Speaking during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Mr Lakhanpal said a public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court seeking judicial intervention in ensuring right to life, right to education, and right to equality, specially for children who are orphans, and all children need of care and protection.He said a survey should be conducted in the country to assess the number of people who require protection and secondly, a law be constituted for reservation of not equal people in government jobs. A product of Doon School, famous for being alma mater for several civil servants and intellectuals, Mr Lakhanpal also studied at International Management Institute.Son of former BJP politician, he joined politics in 2000.On December 22 ,2017 he moved a private member bill in the House seeking India must advocate a stringent population policy to overcome the rising population growth and disallow subsidies to those who produce more than two children. UNI RSA-DEVN 1431
          Major currencies down      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following were the indicative currency rates and travellers cheques buying and selling rates per unit on Friday. CURRENCY NAME BUY SALE UAE DIRHAM 17.047 19.9175 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 46.1588 53.4093 BANGLADESH TAKA 0.744933 0.885017 BAHRAIN DINAR 169.5147 193.9481 CANADIAN DOLLAR 48.0002 55.9007 SWISS FRANC 63.0215 74.0527 CHINESE YUAN 7.12 11.54 DANISH KRONE 9.6838 11.3154 EURO 72.2321 83.7683 STERLING POUND 80.374 93.2235 HONG KONG DOLLAR 7.9783 9.4492 JAPANESE YEN 0.5647 0.655 KUWAITI DINAR 187.8841 233.8844 SRI LANKA RUPEE 0.3956 0.465 MALAYSIAN RINGITT 15.0349 18.4832 NORWEGIAN KRONE 7.4726 8.804 NEPALESE RUPEE 0.5749 0.6251 NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR 41.3699 48.5932 OMANI RIAL 166.003332 190.016076 PAKISTAN RUPEE 0.5086 0.6007 SAUDI RIAL 16.6571 19.7341 SWEDISH KRONA 6.8602 8.0869 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 45.833 54.2851 THAI BAHT 1.8848 2.2541 US DOLLAR 62.6307 72.6209 SOUTH AFRICAN RAND 4.3673 5.3775 UNI XR SB 1329
          Arjun Tendulkar does ground staff duty at Lord's      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Having wrapped up his first India Under-19 tour last month in Sri Lanka, Arjun Tendulkar was away from the action for quite some time but his appetite to be on the cricket field was seen during the ongoing second Test between India and England at Lord's on Friday.
          FARMS International: Celebrating new leadership, honoring biblical legacy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
USA (MNN) -- FARMS International is getting a new leader at the helm. After 25 years, the ministry’s beloved executive director Joe Richter is retiring and Scott Clifton is stepping in. Clifton doesn’t just represent a new leadership era with FARMS. At 29-years-old, he also represents a new generation in ministry. Richter says this is a great thing for FARMS. “We are looking forward to inspiring a whole new generation of young people, young families that are interested in helping the poor. That is something I believe Scott can do very well to inspire people in his age group and those around that age group, that they can be actively involved in helping people out of poverty and especially helping Christians around the world that are disadvantaged. “We’re excited too about the giftings that Scott has. When we looked for an executive director for my position, it needed to be a person that had a love for the poor and we felt they also had to be willing to travel and be in villages in remote places, and Scott had a real interest in that. We just came off almost a month-long trip to Asia and visited many rugged and remote places in the world and I could tell Scott thoroughly enjoyed and related well with the people.”

Joe & Pat Richter with one of the FARMS project holders in Thailand. (Photo, caption courtesy of FARMS International)

In their ministry, FARMS combines Christian stewardship principles with interest-free loans to bolster families in impoverished communities. “We are reaching into places where there is no other help, there is no other organization, there is no government to help even. It’s a great responsibility we feel...and a burden to reach into those places and to be a help. They really need that type of economic help as well as discipleship to see the Kingdom of God expand. FARMS has been behind it all, seeing hundreds of churches started around the world, and they want to see that continue and expand.” When Richter first began as FARMS’ executive director 25 years ago, the organization served in Sri Lanka, India, and Haiti. Since then, they have gone from just three programs to now over a dozen active programs in several countries. When asked what his favorite part was about serving with FARMS, Richter responds, “It was the opportunity to see... what I would call really Christianity in the raw around the world -- real Christianity in the lives of people that were willing to suffer harm and suffer persecution and even risk their lives for serving the Gospel. So few people have that opportunity to be in places where their very lives and livelihoods are at risk at the fact of following Christ as their Lord and Savior. “I remember one lady in Nepal [was] asked before she was baptized why she wanted to be baptized. She said, ‘Well, I made Jesus my Lord and Savior. I once was in darkness and now I am in the Light.’ The pastor said, ‘Well, you know when your husband was baptized how they came into your home and dragged him out and beat him nearly to death. Aren’t you worried that might happen to you?’ And she said, ‘It doesn’t matter. I love Jesus. I don’t care what they do to me. I will never go back to Hinduism.’” Richter reflects, “This was an amazing thing to see -- a little lady in a sari in Nepal sharing her faith and her belief that Jesus meant everything to her even if it risked her life.” After Richter retires, he will still be involved as a consultant with FARMS.

"...one of our loan recipients in Haiti and the handicrafts that she makes." (Photo, caption courtesy of FARMS International)

We also spoke with Clifton about his transition into the FARMS executive director role. He says his vision for the ministry’s future can be summed up in three words: “Continue, grow, and connect. Continue being that FARMS has invested in really good quality work and we want to see that continue. Grow is this idea of expansion of there [are] more places that would really be a good fit with FARMS methodology that we go about in relieving poverty. And then connect is the next generation, the younger generations that this organization will continue to be relevant for years and years to come.” During this time of leadership transition at FARMS, the ministry would greatly appreciate the prayers and support of the Body of Christ. Clifton shares, “On my end, certainly there is this limited time where Joe and I are both on staff, where I get to glean as much as I can from him. [Pray] that I would be able to absorb all of these details. There is a lot that goes into an organization like this behind the scenes and a lot of details that have been compiled over 25 years that we’re in the process of handing off and bringing me up to speed. I would appreciate prayer personally to be able to do that in the transition.” Richter also adds, “I would ask for prayer that as this transition takes place, that people recognize that FARMS is continuing on as a biblically-based Christian ministry that is not compromising, and is working with Bible-believing Christians around the world. That won’t change. The new leadership is something the organization has seen that will be fruitful and will bring FARMS into this new era and to continue the work that’s been around for over 55 years.”

(Photo courtesy of FARMS International)

If you want to learn more about what God is doing through FARMS’ ministry and how you can join them, click here! Moving forward in the months and years ahead, Clifton emphasizes above all, “We want to do things that are specifically what God is leading us towards and to always be receptive towards the prompting of the Holy Spirit.”     (Header photo courtesy of FARMS International)
          Importance of Social Media Training in Healthcare Industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Social Media today has an undeniable power of spreading information, growing the business and developing community. It is also a vital communication tool in various industries including healthcare. Both individuals and businesses in healthcare industry use social media to stay connected, communicate and sometimes market their products and services. The general public uses social media to research symptoms, local doctors, treatment, and compare options. In fact, social media today is a necessity for the healthcare industry. Even though it’s not an entire answer to improving patient engagement, it plays a huge proponent in connecting with target audiences.

Interesting Facts on the Impact of Social Media on Healthcare
  • In a survey, 41% of general consumer said social media would affect their choice of doctor, hospital or medical facility.
  • Only 31% of healthcare providers use social media to networks.
  • 26% of hospitals currently use social media.
  • Group of 18 to 24 year old are 2 xs more likely to use social media for health-related discussions than the group of 45 to 54 years. 
  • 54% of patients don’t mind with their providers asking advice from online communities for treating their condition better. 
  • 31% of healthcare institutions have their social media guidelines in writing. 
  • 30% adults are ok sharing information about their health on social media sites with other patients, 47% with doctors, 47% with hospitals, 38% with a health insurance company and 32% with a drug company. 
  • 22% of parents look for medically related answers using Facebook and 20% use YouTube. 
  • 60% of doctors say social media improves the quality of care delivered to patients. 
  • There has been a 119% increase in YouTube traffic year-after-year

Although the impact is greater the healthcare industry has somehow still been slower in adapting the world of social media than other industry. On the other hand, healthcare industry also requires some key considerations and etiquette to perform, unlike other industry. Still, there has been a major disconnection in the anticipation and actions of consumers and responses from the healthcare industry. So to meet consumer’s demand and prevalently reaching out to customers, healthcare professionals should constantly learn how to effectively use social media technologies. The best way to learn social media marketing in the healthcare industry is by attending social media training by experts. 
5 Reasons Why Social Media Training in Healthcare Industry is Important: 

Meet Experts – Social media training is probably the best way to meet social media marketing celebrities you ever wanted to communicate with. These experts understand healthcare industry can play an important role on social media by educating people about various diseases and treatment. Social media training usually has 3 to 4 experts addressing the audience. Meeting face-to-face enables a better understanding of how your online presence can benefit your business. Apart from the live sessions you also get to talk to them in person during breaks. Connecting with these professionals can be a fun string apart from getting valid and useful solutions for your queries. 

Connect and communicate with Peers – Training in social media marketing in healthcare industry opens up many opportunities for the healthcare system. It allows professionals to build connections, share their discoveries, and extend credibility as thought leaders. You can learn what motivates them and what’s important and noteworthy. Such training is an opportunities to create valuable in-person relationships and understandings each other’s strengths and weakness. Healthcare industry is very different from other industries, while others focus on likes and followers; healthcare is more about creating impact. For health professionals, social media marketing training is not about sharing the promotional message, but the real value comes from engagement.

Enhance Social Media Skills – Social media is changing constantly with new updates coming up all the times. And healthcare by nature is a busy industry that finds it difficult to keep on top with the latest news and skills about these networks. Chances are an expert trainer will be able to advise plus train you on the most updated changes on each platform. By enhancing social media skills, health care provider can understand patients’ concern by monitoring and tracking, social media forums, blogs and other digital sources. Collecting such insights will further help them create useful and relevant content for the targeted patient segment. 

Hands-on Training – One of the major reasons why healthcare professionals are even interested learning social media is to educate patients. It includes sharing innovative medial cases and responds instantly to patients’ problems. Sharing information regarding outbreaks or health hazards on social media has become an effective way to provide accurate information to patients. By attending social media in healthcare training, professionals get hands-on training on how to live tweet, do Facebook posts or share on LinkedIn forums. In fact, hands-on training includes extremely basic things such using #hashtag, creating Facebook Page, creating a Facebook ad, using LinkedIn profile, social media analyzing, tracking and monitoring etc. Also, you will get an idea on how to maintain professionalism as a health care professional on social media. 

Ongoing Support – Most good social media marketing trainers will not disappear after delivering the session. They will offer you ongoing support and mentoring relationship to ensure you maximize your chances of success. Some of the celebrity trainers also share video lessons, give lifetime access to digital marketing forums to interact and discuss ideas with like-minded people and send weekly e-mail tips as goodies. So, you can be sure of spending the time at the event by listening and engaging with people and not anxiously taking notes.  

It is no secret that people still prefer face-to-face interaction when it comes to consulting healthcare professionals. Yet patients these days are actively participating over social networks for resources to gain guidance on their health decisions. And innovative health care providers are smart at adapting to the dramatic shifts in patient expectations. For any healthcare organization that wants to remain competitive and embraces this digital era of patient interaction should take social media training for healthcare industry very seriously. As such training will teach you to connect to the audience and amplify your messages on social networks in an effective way. The opportunities are endless!

Author Bio

Sorav Jain has been recognized as one of the 'Top 25 Social Media Professionals of India'. He is an avid blogger and has written several social media blogs not just on his own blog site but has guest blogged as well. He has delivered numerous informative lectures at the Confederation of Indian Industry, NASSCOM. He has hosted over 300+ social media workshops across India, Sri Lanka, and Dubai. His numerous writings, on the social media subject, range from the latest social media marketing strategies to be implemented on Facebook advertisements to Instagram marketing and a lot of other related topics. He also spearheads EchoVME, that was recognized as 'The Best Social Media Agency of 2013' by CMO Asia.



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Galle era conocido como el antiguo puerto de Tarshish, del que el Rey Salomón importaba marfil, pavos reales y canela.

Una de las teorías sobre el origen de su nombre dice que viene de Gimhathitha, que significa “puerto cerca del río Gin”, y más tarde como Gaala, que en sinhala es el lugar donde se reúne al ganado.

Otra teoría, aunque menos creíble, dice que Galle viene del portugués “galo”, ya que los marinos portugueses se sorprendieron al ver y oir cantar a tantos gallos en este lugar.

En 1411 se erigió aquí una gran losa de piedra conocida como la Inscripción Trilingüe de Galle, en chino, tamil y persa, conmemorando la visita a la isla del mítico navegante chino Zheng He (puedes ver la original en el Museo Nacional en Colombo).

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Fue declarada como Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco en el año 1988.

La ciudad resultó muy afectada por el terremoto del océano Índico de 2004.
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