Wednesday, November 30, 2005

These days, I’m in a training program at University of Colombo School of Computing Sri Lanka. This was a fully sponsored course by JAICA and we are the first batch. I was interested in participating this course because they have a subject part about Open Source Learning Management System, which I’m hoping to implement in my department in near future. We didn’t come to that part yet. So here I am in the training. (to be precise blogging). Course will move till 17th December 2005

In the mean time I went to the Lanka Software Foundation (Sahana Project) to see few LUGers (actually yesterday). I took my official notebook computer to get Debian installed in it. As Pradeeper took the responsibility of doing it, he started, As usual Sarge gave the message “kernel panic” and halted, but he didn’t give up, I had Fedora installed in another partition and Pradeeper had took the kernel of the Fedora and installed the Debian system. Any ways now Debian is up and running in my notebook ;-) I need to upgrade the system (apt-get it.).

Monday, November 21, 2005


As I said before, you know I never forget my favourit. (the green bottle!) We started the small party around 22.00 hr and went up to 02.00hr. I was pretty well with the guitar by that time and played well. (says me;-)) I have to make this blogging bit shortt, cos I am in an Internet cafe. Cos I'm still on leave and attendig a training program in UCSC. I will be back in the office on 17-12-2005. So I'm offline for that time period.


Ya hooooo.....

I had a nice electoral holiday.

I got three day duty leave to vote! cos my home town is 375KM away from the city. (City of Ampara). But I didn't go there, cos I thought of utilizing the leave in a better way. So I went to my aunt's place at Kandy (katugasthota) and had a nice time with my brothers there. I can't uploaad all the pics cos some are too much!

My aunt and sister from Katubadda (colombo) also joind with me in this trip.


Ya hooooo.....

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Past Actions...

















I learned the first C lesson from suda :-)
part of it.....

#include "stdio.h"
main()
{
int i;
char j;
printf ("Enter any number...");
scanf ("%d", &i);

switch(i)
{
case 1:
printf("\nEnter any alphabet...");
fflush (stdin);
scanf ("%c", &j);

switch(j)
{
case 'a':
printf("\nIf you love something...");
goto out;
case 'b':
printf("\nSet it free...");
break;
}
break;
case 2:
printf("\nIf it returns, it's yours...");
}
out:
printf("\nElse it was never meant to be.");
}

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Still Suffering ;-(
I was totally down after breaking up with Suda (my love). But my family and friends, even Suda's friends helped me a lot to recover my self. Thanks to them, and thanks to my religion I saved my life without getting in to any foolish decisions. But I'm still stuck with some sad feelings. Lets see what we can do about it!!
Music keeps me alive
Last month, I bought my self a new Box Guitar. (photo's will come soon, cos my digital camera is out of order and I have to buy a new one) I can play Keyboard (Very Well), Thabla (Very Well), Drums (Well), Flute (Little Bit), any instrument can be played after touching it for few days. ;-) So now I can sing and play the guitar for few songs, Like, Sealed with a kiss (J. Donavan), Duka Hadu Dena Raye (Mr.Gunadsa Kapuge) And some of Mr. Clarence Wijewardene's songs. As I have sang in Local Music Bands for several years, singing part is not an issue. ;-) I am organizing a “Paduru party” (a classical music party) in the Faculty, where I work (Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical, Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura). This will happen on 31st December .

I want to learn C
After installing a stable GNU/Linux system in my official notebook, I did some XHTML, PHP etc. After I started my IT career, first thing I thought was, “I will not become a programmer”. But... now I realize that programming is very essential, cos I have to submit a software for my final year project (Degree of BIT). ;-) So I borrowed a C book from my friend (Kunchana) and started coding. I hope I will write some good codes in future. :-)

Promoting the “Revolution OS”
I developed a departmental intranet in the office for students a year back. I ran the web server in Window$ Server 2003, (not a legal copy) and all other machines (including mine) was running under XP. But after I realized the power of GNU/Linux I kept promoting it among my friends and some authorities in the University. Now I'm happy to say that my desktop and some other machines at office are powered by Linux. And some of the higher level staff come to me and getting the Linux OS installed in there machines. But still I'm running my web server in the same way cos, there are few things to be learn before I change the system to a Linux box. But I'll keep up the good work!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


uploaded this photo just for fun, and I will upload my photos later.

I was on (still on) a bad mood ;-( after my most loved Suda left me on July. I think it's all my fault and no blame should go to her. The major error I made was loving her truly, deeply, madly. Other error was I expected her to love me in the same way. But she always say she's happy without me and my love, bla bla... bullshit. So I have a big challenge of healing myself. I still love my Suda and that will last for ever.

Thank you, for being my whole life.. ;-(

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

FOSS Week.

I involved in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) week held in Sri Lanka from 5th to 11th September 2005. I'm so happy to take part in this national event. I was in Majestic City Shopping Complex for three days (8th, 9th, 10th)with some of my friends from Lanka Linux User Group, and promoted GNU/Linux. I'm so happy to say that most of the Sri Lankans have realized the importance of FOSS.

Linux and me...

I was using Windows for 7 years. In 1999 my cousin Lashi (Menaka Lashitha Banda- www.lashi.org) sat in front of my computer and said “what is this? throw this windows sh.. away and use Linux”. But those days I was impressed with Windows and refused his word. But when time moves on, and when I started my career in IT field I saw the revolution, and changed my PC OS to Linux. I don't want to criticize Windows, but Linux is my personnel choice now. I can do all the things I did in Windows in Linux, and I'm still exploring the Operating System.

I joined the LKLUG mailing list, actually my friend Anuradha Rathnaweera (www.linux.lk/~anuradha/) added me to the list, and met so many Linux guys and they helped me a lot when I need help in Linux.

Suda and me...

She was a cute little girl who loved dolls a lot. We played together, we grew up together, I was a dear brother to her, she was a dear sister to me, we became lovers, she was one of the most valuble persons I had, we dreamed about our future, we walked a long way together, holding our hands, with happyness and sorrow. But now we are apart. Where is my Suda?

Nothings forgotten; Nothings ever forgotten...

Monday, September 12, 2005

It started...

After trying many other options, I also thought of blogging. I'll update my blog with more facts soon.