Thursday, December 30, 2004

Hospital contact numbers in Srilanka

People who have lost contact with their relatives or friends because of the Tsunami disaster and want to check the hospitals can contact using the following telephone numbers:

Country Code 94
(If there is a `0' in front please exclude that in international dialing.Example Ampara hospital from overseas can be contacted by dialing 94 63 2222235 )

Ampara Hospital (063)2222235
Batticaloa Hospital (065)2222261
Colombo National Hospital (011)2694731 or (011)2691111
Galle Hospital (091)2232276
Gampaha Hospital (033)2222399
Jaffna Hospital (021)2222833
Kalmunai Hospital (067)2229222
Kalubowila Hospital (011)2822262
Kalutara Hospital (034)2222661
Matara Hospital (041)2222223
Negombo Hospital (031)2222261
Panadura Hospital (038)2232261-2
Trincomalee Hospital (026)2222261
Vavuniya Hospital (024)2222261

Call for more help

With the relief work going on, still there is much more needed to do. Food, Water and Medicine are the immediate needs right now. Lots of people abroad are trying to help which is very welcome. Even a small contribution will go a long way in helping out here.
Do visit the following blogs as they have information on the relief work as well as details on requesting and offering help.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The entire nation mourns

The effect of the tsunami was much more than imagined with our country having a death toll of more than 18,000 at the moment.The entire nation is in a state of shock as this kind of disaster was never experienced before.
The amount of relief work needed is very massive.There are lots of people from abroad as well trying to help.Any small contribution even at this time will be a huge support here at this situation.If they need more information please check these sites:
The entire nation is participating in providing relief for the people displaced and suffering by donating food, medicine and clothes.The unity of everyone in Srilanka was seen as all people got together through various means to help out in their capacity.This kind of togetherness gives us confidence that we will be able to see this through, but this will haunt our minds for a very long time.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Tragic end to 2004...

It's a very sad and devastating day in Srilanka and a very tragic end to the Year 2004.The aftermath of the Tsunami and the quake left Srilanka in a very tragic state leaving thousands dead.The relief works are going on and hope everyone will pitch in to do whatever they can to help out the people who are suffering...

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year

I am not sure how many people do come to my blog but I wish everyone I know a Merry X-mas and a very prosperous 2005. May all wishes and dreams become reality

Friday, December 10, 2004

NHibernate your data...

NHibernate is a port of the ever popular Hibernate the coolest ORM mapping tool. Since i had played around quite a bit on Hibernate decided to get my hands dirty by trying out NHibernate.
The current version I am fiddling around is NHibernate Alpha the moment NHibernate Alpha is also available).Though NHibernate is still in its alpha stage dont let that put you off.Its quite stable and considering its a port of the 2.0.3 version of Hibernate which has gone through a fair bit of revisions you can confidently invest time in this.The only problem is there is a shortage of documentation and articles on how to do some of the advanced features.
So lets start off with some real basics on how to persist a class in .NET through NHibernate. These are the basic steps you need to do:
Create your .NET class you want to persist and have properties on the field you want to persist.
Create your table you want to persist your .NET class in.
Create your mapping file.
Create the configuration details about the database in the config file.
And you are ready to go.Check the link to the quick start tutorial on NHibernate. I'll keep posting on how to do some advanced features and problems faced on using NHibernate and if there are any others who have used or starting out NHibernate put your comments here on suggestions and problems you have. (The official NHibernate web site) (Quick start turtorial to NHibernate)

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Imagine cup: Moratuwa uni

Imagine cup 2005 is here and Srilanka is participating for the first time.This years theme is "Imagine a world where technology dissolves the boundaries between us".
Today Myself, Merill, Wela and Jinashri from Microsoft visited Moratuwa university and met some very enthusiast students.The prices are very attractive and hope Srilanka will make a huge impact worldwide.So come form your teams and visit for more information.