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SLCAC Battle for Lanka in Canada

Link to case CV 21 00663853 and CV 21 00668250 hearing – May 25th

Sri Lankan Canadian Action Coalition (SLCAC) …. Nepean, Canada, 25 MAY 2022 —

Ayubowan !

We had a great hearing day yesterday where Cambridge LLP representing Sri Lankan Canadian Action Coalition and Sri Lanka Canada Association of Brampton along with Mr. Hasaka Rathnamalala representing Dr. Neville Hewage making successful hearing in front of Justice Akbaralli of the Ontario Superior Court.

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Outback Australia: Eye-Catching, Searing, Unique, Startling Pictures

Julie Fletcher

Here is depicted an inspiring story of a woman who quit her toxic relationship and city life, to move to a remote town, in Outback Australia, which has but one Pub.

Now she takes some of the most magical photographs of Australia you’ll ever see. She’s done what many people can only dream of, ditching her mundane office job to travel long-term around Australia with just a Camera for company.

 

First Light: Julie Fletcher captured this photograph of Uluru, which is a bright red colour, showing off blue hues.

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Female Leaders at the Grassroots in a COVID-19 World

Samanthi Gunawardana & Nedha De Silva, at https://lens.monash.edu/@celebrating-influential-women/2021/03/08/1382925/listening-to-women-in-grassroots-leadership-in-a-covid-19-world  …………. “It is a virus, we can get it anywhere, [but] we have a responsibility, and if we let go of workers now when they need us the most, what is the point?” – Chandra Devanarayana, Revolutionary Existence for Human Development, Sri Lanka

Long before COVID-19 hit Sri Lanka’s shores, grassroots women’s organisations fought poverty pay, long hours, and unsafe working conditions in the country’s garment manufacturing districts.

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Roshan Abeysinghe’s Suite of ‘Shots’ in FACEBOOK

Lincoln Clement Roshan Abeysinghe (b. 1963) is described in Wikipedia as a marketing professional and a current cricket commentator. It is in the latter role that he is best known and we are lucky to have collection of his bests “SHOTS” — so to speak — in and around cricket made available to us in FACEBOOK  …. with one embellishment of him taking to the streets in protest recently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

with Sunil Gavaskar in commentary box

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Sri Lanka’s Mire: Roshan Mahanama pinpoints Blame

VISIT https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/were-running-out-of-time-former-sri-lanka-cricketer-roshan-mahanama-to-ndtv-2870494 WHERE THE HEADLINE READS  “We’re Running Out Of Time”: Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Roshan Mahanama To NDTV”

Speaking to NDTV, former cricketer Roshan Mahanama said the leaders are to be blamed for Sri Lanka’s current economic crisis, and that there is a need for a change.

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Kota Uda in Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka: How Come!

Sugath Kulatunga …presenting a NOTE in Facebook early in April 2022

The Daily Mirror of today produces a report of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) [presented] in the third week of March that detailed everything that went wrong in the country’s renewable energy sector. A few excerpts from the report which has been made to the Auditor General are given below.

“Although 400 MW of renewable energy projects were scheduled to be constructed between 2015 and 2020, only the 100 MW Mannar wind power plant was completed in 2021 and commenced generating electricity. The Construction of the Kerawalapitiya LNG Power Plant commenced a year later to the proposed date. All other power plant projects haven’t even been tendered on schedule.”

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Jaffna Peninsula Today via Stefan D’Sylva’s Camera Lens

Made available by Logan Thurairatnam …. with Kumar Kirinde’s technical aid

   A farmer — the backbone of the Peninsula and its people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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China as Ogre: USA’s Disinformation Campaign in Sri Lanka gathers Momentum

An Internationalist in the Anzac Realm** …………….has informed Thuppahi that “the US congress passed a bill last year that approved a half a billion US dollars to fund a global anti China media campaign which includes training hundreds of journalists to plant anti-china stories in every media outlet in every country the US can influence.   So we can expect such articles by the ton every 2 seconds.”

This Note was in response to Thuppahi’s Query about this item (one sent to me by a Lankan friend): viz https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-turns-its-back-on-sri-lanka-amid-massive-economic-crisis-report-2837606Inbox

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Remembering Mervyn De Silva and His Reach

Bradman Weerakoon, writng in the year 2000  …

When Mervyn de Silva passed away, many tributes were paid to his contribution to critical writing, to journalism, to literature and the arts, to his scholarly weekly radio commentaries on world affairs, his lone editorship of the Lanka Guardian and the stimulation he provided to popular discussion by his constant and thoughtful, intellectual engagement with whatever was current in the public debate.

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Introducing Siva and His Artwork

Gayaat http://isrilankan.com/ …on 6 March 2021

Siva is an artist,  survivor, citizen and a human most extraordinary.  His work is a testimony to how the human mind with artistic expression can transcend the violence of war, the other myriad constraints and negotiations that await the unsuspecting human and the navigation of pain and moving beyond. 

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