Lanka-ji Stupa, Enshiring Relics

皆様、 時間が許す限り8月十九日朝10時くらいに佐原ランカー寺に来てください。

චෛත්‍ය රාජයාණන් වහන්සේගේ ධාතු නිධානෝත්සවය සහ පූජා වස්තු නිධන් කිරීමේ  ඓතිහාසික හා අනුස්මරණීය පිංකම

ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහාබෝධි සංගමයේ ගරු සභාපතිල දඹදිව සාංචි චේතියගිරි විහාරාධිපතිල මාලිගාකන්දේ අග්‍රශ්‍රාවක මහා විහාරාධිපති හා ලංකාජි විහාරස්ථානයේ විහාරාධිපති ජපානයේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක අතිපූජ්‍ය බානගල උපතිස්ස නාහිමිපාණන් වහන්සේගේ අවවාද හා අනුශාසනා පරිදි ලංකාජී විහාර සංවර්ධන කමිටුවේ අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ජගත් රාමණායක මැතිදුන්ගේ මැතිණියගේ සහ දෙමාපියන්ගේ  ධන පරිත්‍යාගයෙන් ඉදි කල රමණීය චෛත්‍යරාජයානන් වහන්සේගේ ධාතු නිධානෝත්සවය සහ පූජා වස්තු නිධන් කිරීමේ ඓතිහාසිකල අනුස්මරණීය හා අසිරිමත් ආශීර්වාදාත්මක පිංකම
2018 අගෝස්තු මස 19 වන ඉරු දින පෙගවග 06.00
උදාවන සුභ මොහොතින් සිදු කිරීමට කටයුතු සංවිධානය කර ඇත
ජපානයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති තැන්පත් ධම්මික ගංගානාත් දිසානායක මැතිදුන් ප්‍රමුඛ ගිහි පැවිදි සම්භාවනීය පිරිසකගේ සහභාගිත්වයෙන් සිදුකිරීමට නියමිත මෙම මා හැගි පිංකමට පැමිණ සහභාගි වී පූජා වස්තු නිධන් කොට උතුම් ආශිර්වාදය ලබා ගන්නා ලෙස කරුණිකව අරාධනා කරමු.

චෛත්‍යරාජයාණන් වහන්සේ තුල තැන්පත් කිරීම සදහා පූජා භාණ්ඩ විහාරස්ථානය මගින් පිළයෙල කර පිරිත් කිරිම සදහා සවරා පන්සලේ විහාර මන්දිරයේ තැන්පත් කර තිබෙන අතර කැමති පූජා භාණ්ඩයක් ලබාගෙන මෙම අනුස්මරණීය පින්කමට දායක වන මෙන් මෙත් සිත් පෙරටුව දන්වා සිටිමු.

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Flood – Aid

පහුගිය දිනවල ඇතිවූ ගංවතුර තත්වය නිසා විපතට පත්වුන අයෙක් සිටීනම් අප වෙත දැනුම් දෙන්න.අනතුරට පත්වූ අය ගැන ශ්‍රී ලංකා තනාපති කාර්යාලය ඇතුළු රාජ්‍ය ආයතනයන්ට දැනුම් දීම් සිදු කිරීමු.
http://slsaj.com/emergency-handling/

FOSS4G Asia – 2018 conference

FOSS4G Asia – 2018 conference Call for Abstracts Reminder

The deadline for Abstract (General Track) and Proposal for workshop submission is quickly drawing near!

The conference theme for 2018 is Open Source for Sustainable Development and the programme will consist of workshops, academic track sessions, general track sessions. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the FOSS4G Asia – 2018 conference which will be held on December 2-5 2018 in University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

As a reminder,

Deadline for abstract – general track is on 15 July 2018

Deadline for proposal – workshop is on  30 July 2018

Please be sure to share this deadline with any colleagues who may be interested.

Further Information  ,

  • Presentation (General Track) at the conference can be in either oral (15-20 minutes) or poster (A0 size) format. All abstracts must be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site and the standard template is attached herewith.
  • Abstracts submitted must include the proposed title, abstract, keywords and authors photo and short professional biography.

We are looking forward to receiving your submission and welcoming you in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka!

We kindly request from you to disseminate this mail among your colleagues and networks.

Sincerely Yours,

— — — — — — — —

Conference Secretariat
Dr. Amila Jayasinghe

Earthquake Tokyo 6.0 0:23 JST 07 Jul 2018

තෝකියෝ  අවට භූමිකම්පාවක් ඇති වූ අතර හදිසි අනතුරු ඇඟවීම් ලබාදුන්නා.

වාර්ථාගත හානියක් නොවූ අතර, යම අනතුරක් වූ අයෙක් සිටීනම් අපගේ Emergency center වෙත දැනුම් දෙන්න

Emergency Handling

Occurred at (JST) Latitude
(degree)
Longitude
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Depth Magnitude Region Name
20:23 JST 07 Jul 2018 35.1N 140.6E 50km 6.0 Chiba-ken Toho-oki

Official details about the Earthquake: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20180707112838393-07202357.html

SLAAJ Cricket Tournament 2018

Sri Lanka Automobile Association Japan (SLAAJ) will be organizing cricket tournament on 16th September 2018. Along with time this event has gained immense popularity and is now most awaited event organised by SLAAJ. This year SLAAJ cricket tournament has got more to talk about with famous Sri Lankan fast bowler Mr. Chaminda Vaas being invited as chief guest.

In the memory of Late Mr. Mohamed Ali this tournament is named after him as Mohamed Ali Memorial Trophy.
SirLankan Airlines will be official sponsors of this event.

Contact: Chintaka 090-8500-3246 | Ruwan 090-3211-9914 | Yasendra 080-9365-6868

for more info please visit https://www.slaaj.com

 

 

Why do a PhD?

Extract from: The PhD Application Handbook. (Open University Press) by Peter Bentley

You have to be a little strange to want to do a doctorate. You’ll be giving up the chance to earn some real money in a steady job, for several years of little or no money. You’ll be losing the simplicity of regular hours and a boss who tells you want to do, for the complications of setting your own agenda and planning your own work. Why do you want to do a doctorate? No, really. Why? You need to be very clear in your mind what the reasons are. Thankfully, there are some very good reasons why a normal, sane person would choose to do a doctorate. If any of these make sense to you, then you are on the right track:

Good reasons to do a PhD
…To achieve something significant
Those who have ambitions to make money should become entrepreneurs. But if you are ambitious in that you wish to challenge yourself, push yourself to new heights or achieve a difficult goal, then a doctorate may be for you.

…To discover or learn something new
Those who never lose their childlike curiosity of the world make great researchers. If you feel a driving force pushing you to explore and learn new things, then you may love research, and find a doctorate is perfect for you.

…To improve yourself and your life
Doing a PhD for the sake of a pay rise is not a good reason. But if you want to improve your abilities to understand and solve problems, increase your confidence, make yourself a better communicator and gain skills that may lead to a better job, then a doctorate may be right for you.

…It fits you
Some people are made for a doctorate. You might have grown up doing countless little ‘research projects’ as hobbies. You might have a natural thirst for knowledge or an insatiable appetite for reading books about a particular topic. You might have had a life-long fascination – even obsession – about something significant. If this sounds like you, and you can tailor a doctorate to suit your particular needs, then you’ll love it.

Bad reasons to do a PhD
Most of us have several reasons for wanting to do a doctorate, and of course they’re not all good. Here are some common bad reasons why some people consider a PhD (and I know there was a certain amount of ‘bad reason 5’ that led to my own choice.):

…Keeping your visa
If you are thinking of a doctorate because you want to keep your student visa and stay in the UK or at your current university a little longer – don’t. You must not use a PhD as a method to stay close to your friends or family, any more than you should commit a crime and have yourself locked up in jail. It is not worth it. And jail is the cheapest and easiest option by far.

…Peer pressure
If you’re thinking of a doctorate because all your friends are going to try, well done on having some clever friends. But you will have to do the doctorate, not them. How will you feel if they all achieve their PhDs while you struggle on, year after year, getting further and further into debt?

…Horrible job
If you are doing a job that you hate and just want to quit – then find another job. A PhD is not an escape hatch through which you fall into a better world, it is a long steep staircase that takes extreme perseverance to climb.

…Fulfilling the ambitions of others
If your partner or parents think that you should do a doctorate because they wished that they had – tell them to do one themselves. It must be your own ambition that drives you, not the ambition of anyone else. Otherwise you will resent them during the tough times of your work and blame them if it goes wrong.

…Rebelling
If everyone is telling you to go and get a job and you don’t like being told what to do, then make sure you are rebelling towards something you want, and not simply away from irritating parents or a boring town.

…Misplaced genius complex
If you think you are brilliant and will solve all of the world’s problems, but every one of your undergrad lecturers is telling you that your ideas are unworkable and that you are not cut out for a doctorate – it is quite likely that they are right and you are wrong.

…Insecurity
You might feel that your talents are never appreciated and you crave more respect from people around you. Perhaps you like the idea of impressing by showing a credit card with ‘Dr’ on it. This is not as daft as it sounds, for doctors do genuinely receive preferential treatment, and in some countries are treated with enormous respect. You are more likely to get a better job as well. However, if insecurity is your main driving force then you may struggle, for you will be surrounded by professors and post-docs who are more experienced than you throughout the course of your PhD. You will receive respect from them when you earn it, not because of the `Dr’ which they have themselves.

…You’ve done this kind of thing before
If you have worked in a similar area, you may have already done research or activities very similar to those that you will do during a doctorate. Or perhaps you have done a research-based project for your MSc. This is excellent experience and will help you, but a word of warning: most people think they know what they are letting themselves in for, and they are wrong. An undergraduate or MSc project does not give a proper taste of a PhD any more than a beansprout makes a Chinese meal. Working in industry is very different from academia. Even for someone with experience, the doctorate is not as easy as you might think.

Hopefully, you will find that more of the good reasons apply to you than the bad ones. Be honest with yourself. You are thinking of embarking on something that can change your life, either for better or worse, depending on you.
https://www.findaphd.com/advice/finding/phd-faqs.aspx

 

why do a phd

May Festival – The University of Tokyo

The Annual May festival of The University of Tokyo will be held on 19th and 20th of May 2018 from 9 am to 6 pm at Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo. This is the biggest academic and cultural festival held in UTokyo, organized by the students of The University of Tokyo.

This year also The UTokyo Sri Lankan Students’ Association is organizing a Sri Lankan food stall which will give everybody an opportunity to taste authentic and delicious Sri Lankan cuisine.

We warmly welcome you all to visit the May festival and the Sri Lankan food stall.

Taste delicious Sri Lankan foods and take a glance at Sri Lankan culture ..!!

 

 

gogatsusai

2018年開催 第91回五月祭

 

6th Annual Conference on Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative Research (SLJCR-2018)

The 6th annual Conference on Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative Research will be held from 31st August to 1st September, 2018 at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

The SLJCR conference is organized by the Sri Lanka-Japan Study Center (SLJSC) in collaboration with the International Affairs Office (IAO) of University of Peradeniya. The event will provide a great opportunity for scientists of Japan and Sri Lanka to present their findings of collaborative research, to exchange the latest advances in their fields of study, and to initiate new collaborative research

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce the call for abstracts from the researchers and natural and social scientists of Japan and Sri Lanka, to present their collaborative research outputs on modern science at this prestigious event. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts, authored by both Sri Lankan and Japanese scientists, on or before 10th June, 2018 through the email: sljcr2018@gmail.com.

The abstract preparation guidelines can be found on http://www.pdn.ac.lk/ic/sljcr/2018/Submission.html. Submitted abstracts will be acknowledged within three days after submission and reviewed by the reviewing committee. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts. For further details regarding the conference, please refer to our website, http://www.pdn.ac.lk/ic/sljcr/2018/index.html.

Please be kind enough to circulate this information among Faculties and Departments of your University, and other interested participants. For any inquiries regarding the conference, please contact the secretary of the conference through sljcr2018@gmail.com.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

Thank you.
Sincerely,

Secretary
SLJCR 2018