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Roshan Roshan Sembacuttiaratchy

As you may or may not know, my full name is Roshan Nalindra Sembacuttiaratchy. (Quite a long name, eh?) I'm a 20 year male, living in Sri Lanka, the "Pearl in the Indian Ocean". I was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1977. Returned to Sri Lanka in 1984, and I've been here ever since.

I attended one year of school in Germany, and finished another twelve years of schooling in Sri Lanka. Currently, I am a second year university student at the Informatics Institute of Computer Studies (IICS for short), doing a B.Sc. in Information Systems from the Manchester Metropolitan University.

I'm very interested in computers, and do quite a bit of programming using languages such as Borland Pascal, Borland C/C++, x86 Assembler, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual Foxpro, Delphi, Java, Modula-2, etc.

I also love to read! I mostly read science fiction and murder mysteries. Magic is another of my many interests. It's not professional magic, just magic to perform before my friends. I play the piano and organ reasonably well as well. Collecting stamps is another hobby I have, to which I unfortunately don't devote as much time as I used to.

I don't know about the situation in other countries, but when a person in Sri Lanka (where I'm situated) hears the word "Internet", the response is quite negatic due to the large amount of negative publicity it has attracted due to various reasons. The Internet, like any technology used by mankind (womankind?), has both a positive and a negative side. It is unfortunate that the negative aspect is being highlighted more than the positive side.

When I got my own E-mail account in '95, I found myself thrust into a completely new world with so much information available. And I naturally found people forwarding humourous messages to each other, not all of which were clean.

As JFK said: "One person can make a difference, and every person should try." I know that I'm trying, and hope that you are too.

Roshan Sembacuttiaratchy
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Last Updated on: 20th April 1997
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