ශ්රී ලංකාවේ රජවරු
අප රටේ රජකම් කළ නරපතියන් කිහිප දෙනෙකුගේ තොරතුරු ඇතුළත් කරමින් චරිත කතා එකතුවක් ලෙස සම්පාදනය කළ කෘතියකි. එම රජවරුන් රජකම් කළ කාලවකවානු, ඔවුන් කළ සේවය වැනි වැදගත් තොරතුරු මේ කෘතියෙන් සංක්ෂිප්තව ඉදිරිපත් කෙරේ.
The rivalry that destroyed and empire and forged our age revolves around the lives of two of the most universally renowned figures, mahatma gandhi and winston churchill. This book describes the arch rivalry between the two, and how it sealed the fate of the british empire and india. The two of them were born in completely different setups. Winston was born to an aristocratic family in britain, while gandhi was born in a small town in india to a middle-class family.
When the taliban took control of the swat valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On tuesday, 9 october 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern pakistan to the halls of the united nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the nobel peace prize. I am malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
In 1963 stephen hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in march 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched, and now newly updated, up-to-the-minute biography and tribute gives a rich picture of hawking’s remarkable life – his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe. From more recent years,
Born without arms or legs, nick vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way.
Steve jobs’ provides an account of jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews isaacson has conducted with jobs as well as extensive interviews with jobs’ family members, this book is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
The 30 letters in letters from a father to his daughter were written by nehru in the summer of 1928, when indira was in mussoorie, and he was in allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.
Nelson mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in south africa won him the nobel peace prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the african national congress and head of south africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule.
Lilly singh isn’t just a superstar. She’s superwoman – which is also the name of her wildly popular youtube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views. But lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky – she had to work for it. Hard.
In 1942, with the nazis occupying holland, a thirteen-year-old jewish girl and her family fled their home in amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the gestapo, the franks and another family lived cloistered in the “secret annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the princess and her select circle, sarah bradford exposes the real diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the prince of wales, the damage caused by the spectre of camilla parker bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and diana’s final and complicated year as single woman.