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How to Pick Best Stocks in Share Market

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When thinking about investments, 3 things come to my mind, in Sri Lankan context. Buy real state in a suburb or a town that is fast growingPut in a Fixed Deposit in a bankInvest in the stock market As the current FD rates are in declining phase, it did not really come as a good option to me at the moment of writing this. Hence I thought to investigate a bit on investing in the share market as it doesn't really need a larger amount of money as to by a property as in option 1.
Below is an insightful speech by the richest person in Sri Lanka, who is known as a business magnate, 'Mr. Dhammika Perera', explaining how he started with share market (while the overall speech highlights many important facts, he specifically talks about share market from 6minutes and 26 seconds. Speech is in Sinhalese).

One thing he said, captured me that do not enter a business if you do not know about it. He also emphasized that it's the knowledge we should seek, not money, which surprised me t…

Documentation-patch submission for Apache issues

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Submitting a patch for a documentation issue is same as submitting a patch for a code issue. Only thing to be noticed is where the source code for sites resides. Here I am sharing the steps in a very basic level as helpful for a beginner, from identifying an issue to the submission of patch.

Note:The sample commands I am using here are for linux and for other environments the relevant commands should be applied for same functionality.
After identifying the issue from Apache issue navigator, check out the relevant files directory from apache SVN. Navigate to the relevant .xml files and do the improvements or corrections needed and make sure the xml validation is done and the document is presented as it is intended to be. Lets see how the changes are applying. In the top level directory that includes all the changes and improvements enter the following command. 
eg : svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/axis/axis2/java/core/trunk/src/site/xdoc/

eg: svn diff -x-p