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While travelling in Queensland few years ago, I visited the QANTAS Founders Museum in Longreach. If you are driving here, it will take about 12 hours and 50 minutes to travel the 1177 kilometers from Brisbane.

101 years ago QANTAS or else Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services limited was actually started here in Longreach when it was registered on 16th of November 1920. This museum was started on June 1996.

Site offers plenty of free parking, there is a gift shop and a café available and all the facilities are wheelchair accessible.

There are several tours you can do to explore the different aircrafts available like Boeing 707, 747, DC3, etc. Some of the tours will give you access to areas of the plane where you normally would not see in an airport. This is the Boeing 747-238B with the registration number VH-EBQ City of Bunbury. This used to fly for Qantas and Air Pacific from 10th December 1979 to 2002.

Do you know what is the longest non stop airborne commercial passenger flight is, is it the Singapore Airlines flight 23 from New York to Singapore using Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft which takes 18 hours and 50 minutes?

No, it is something you will not believe, the longest flight airborne time is 32 hours and 9 minutes and was the Double Sunrise Service operated by Qantas which got the name because the passengers saw sunrise twice while airborne. It was the only regular air service to Australia across the Indian ocean. These flew between Koggala lake in Ceylon now Sri Lanka and Swan River in Perth Australia and used a plane called Catalina flying boats. The record holder longest flight took place on 30th of August in 1943, I feel this flight which flew from Sri Lanka to Australia will hold the record for many years to come until we start inter planet commercial passenger flights. I am proud that this record is between my motherland and my homeland. Let this video be a tribute to Qantas for their 101 years of service.

 Score out of 5
 1Parking AvailabilityAdequate4
 2Wheelchair AccessEasy4
 3AccessibilitySealed roads and easy walks.5
 4FacilitiesToilets – YesBarbecue – NoRestaurant – Yes4

For more details and pricing visit the Museum Web Site.

Hope you enjoy the video.



These are some of the performances in Swarna Swara 2019 concert held in Adelaide Australia on 2019-10-06.

Famous Sri Lankan artists Kasun Kalhara, Amarasiri Peris and Nirosha Virajini performed for the music of Suresh Maliyadde.

My Wedding and Home Coming

Posted: January 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Even though it is sometime after my wedding, I didn’t had a chance to blog about it, and suddenly thought to put a post with some pictures of that fabulous day of my life.

Wedding Day

Poruwa Ceremony

Our Wedding Cake

Parents and Us


Home Coming Day

BlackBerry Security Permissions

Posted: December 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

If you are eager to find out about BlackBerry security permissions and ways to handle prompts following video from BlackBerry will help you in understanding the basics of it.

Further more if you are seeking ways to change application permissions using code, following link will help you to get more details of the Application Permissions class from RIM device API.

Setting APN

Posted: September 12, 2009 in Uncategorized

APN or Access Point Name is a setting which needs to be set on the mobile when we need to get connected to internet using the phone.

APN changes from one mobile service provider to the other. For example Dialog will have Rogers will have set as their APN.

But letting users set the APN manually is always not the preferred way. Recently we developed an application for BlackBerry which the user needed to get to the internet without he manually setting the APN. The application was supposed to be delivered through BlackBerry App World so manually setting APN was not an option. In a case like this what you have to do is set the APN programmatically into the connection.

String URL = “”;
StringBuffer bfURL;
bfURL = new StringBuffer ();
bfURL.append (URL);
bfURL.append (";deviceside=true ;");
bfURL.append (";tunnelauthusername=UserName;tunnelauthpassword=Password");
String FinalURL = bfURL.toString ();

In the above code I have set the Rogers APN in to this connection.

If you need more details on the parameters used or need to know about the other parameters you are eligible to use such as WapGatewayIP, WapGatewayPort, WapGatewayAPN, etc visit the following link to view full details of the connector class.

Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040E14

Posted: December 30, 2008 in Uncategorized
Recently in SharePoint server I got an error when trying to do almost any action.
After sometime I did find out, that my C drive has gone out of disk space, and that caused SQL transaction log creation failure which resulted this error.
So freeing up more space on C drive solved my problem.
You will be able to get more details of the error by checking SharePoint log files.

HTML Meta Tags

Posted: August 11, 2008 in Uncategorized
Do you know what can be done with HTML Meta tags?
If not then you will also struggle when trying to do a page refresh or a redirect.
To get more details on how to please refer the following web site.

Creating a Crossover Cable

Posted: July 2, 2008 in Uncategorized
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A crossover cable is a special cable we use when we needs to connect two computers together directly. But the thing is when creating the crossover cable you have to create it properly. As of the name suggests we have to cross some cables when clipping the network cable.
The following image will show how to do the cross.

If you have additional time you can visit the following site which is a good site explaining different color code standards.

If you already have an existing network cable and if you would like to make it a crossover cable, the following site will be useful since there you can change the wires (by changing the color drop down controls) as it is clipped in one end and can find out the way the other end needs to be clipped.

SharePoint has a nice feature to trace the activity happening around the site. This is called Usage Reporting. Initially this is been disabled in SharePoint. To use it first you needs to enable this from several levels as follows.
1. Enable Usage Reporting from Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) level.
2. Enable Usage Reporting from Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) level.
3. Activate Usage Reporting.
4. View Usage Reports.
1. Enable Usage Reporting from Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) level.
1)On the Central Administration home page, click Operations.
2)On the Operations page, in the Logging and Reporting section, click Usage analysis processing.
3)On the Usage Analysis Processing page, in the Logging Settings section, select Enable logging.
4)Keep the default or type a log file location and number of log files to create.
5)In the Processing Settings section, select Enable usage analysis processing, and then select a time to run usage processing.
6)Click OK.
Now we have to enable in MOSS.
2. Enable Usage Reporting from Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) level.
1)On the Shared Services Provider (SSP) home page, in the Office SharePoint Usage Reporting section, click Usage reporting.
2)On the Configure Advanced Usage Analysis Processing page, in the Processing Settings section, click Enable advanced usage analysis processing.
3)In the Search Query Logging section, select Enable search query logging.
4)Click OK.
3. Now Activate Usage Reporting.
1)On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.
2)On the Site Settings page, in the Site Collection Administration section, click Site collection features.
3)On the Site Collection Features page, click the Activate button for the Reporting feature.
Now everything done. You just have to wait and see the reports when they are available.
Reports can be viewed in several places,
1)Site administrators, including administrators of the SSP administration site, can view usage reporting for their site by clicking Site usage reports in the Site Administration section of the Site Settings page.
2)Site collection administrators can view usage reporting by clicking Site collection usage reports in the Site Collection Administration section of the Site Settings page.
3)Site collection administrators for the SSP administration site can view a usage summary by clicking Usage summary in the Site Collection Administration section of the Site Settings page.
4)SSP administrators for search can view search usage reports by clicking Search usage reports in the Search section of the SSP home page.
If you would like you can go through the Microsoft TechNet site which I too referred by visiting the following link.

Welcome to my Blog

Posted: January 16, 2007 in Uncategorized
Hi all,
Since I had some problems with my live space I couldn’t blog here earlier. But everything is fine and I would like to welcome you all to my blog.
If you would like to read some of my earlier articles you can visit them from this link {}.
Thank you all.