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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…

Few methods to install software in Ubuntu

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The followings are few methods I got to know surfing several sites for hours and from friends when I had time.Hope this will help someone at the beginning stage in using Ubuntu, to save time in installing software.
(1) Installing from a .tar.gz fileThis is a zipped file used in Ubuntu and have to right click and extract before installing.Usually include the source code written in C, C++ or Python. Then open the extracted folder to check whether a file called 'configure' is there.



If not this method won't work and have to try another. This configure file is to match the source code with current status features like 32/64 bit.
- Open terminal
- Go to the folder where source code is located. (Usingcd directory_name)
- Get into super user mode(sudo su)
- Will prompt to type password for authentication and when done correctly can proceed in super user mode
- Then type ./configure (Can observe checking of the source code, and if some error occurred have to work on that)
- After configu…