Alcohol and Brain Damage

Often referred to as Alcohol-Related Brain Injury – ARBI How does alcohol damage the brain ? Dehydration – long standing dehydration causes cell death Toxicity – Alcohol has toxic effect on all organs Malnutrition – reduced healthy diet deprives the brain of essential nutrients and energy Vomiting – reduce amount of vitamins and minerals stored… Read More


Who counts as a friend? For many of us, friends are those so listed in a facebook account. There were other ideas about friend and friendship before the facebookcharacterisation rose to dominance. In those conceptions, to have 5,000 friends would be impossible. Not so on FB. Among facebook friends are, of course, some who were… Read More

Nest Centre in the Central Province “Dumbara Gedere”, Ududumbara

(Alcohol, Cigarettes and Substance Abuse are not permitted on the Nest property,  the buildings and the Nest Trishaw) Nest opens its doors to tourists both local and foreign and room charges are reasonable These facilities are as follows and a short resume why this location is a good one. Part A There are 2 bedrooms:… Read More

Courting koels

A wonderful event occurred outside my window, some minutes ago. The sound of a heavy bird settling on what we call a ‘cherry’ tree, just two yards from me, drew my attention.  It was a lady koel. And soon thereafter came a gentleman koel. It hopped on to a branch near the lady and she… Read More

Earth ‘entering new extinction phase’ – Diyanath Samarasinghe

The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties. The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal. The findings echo those in a report… Read More