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Murali’s Epic History: Facing Many Powers …. A Bibliography

Compiled by Michael Roberts  …

  Murali is ’embraced’ by Tamil fans in Jaffna in 2004

 

Dr. Barclay “Buddy” Reid 2022 “Muralitharan: the arm that did not chuck,” 21 December 2021, https://thuppahis.com/2022/12/21/muralitharan-the-arm-that-did-not-chuck/

School of Human Movement, UWA 2004 “The Murali Report,” 15 May 2004, https://www.rediff.com/cricket/2004/may/15murali.htm …. signed by Daryl Foster

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Hiring Murali for Australia! …. An Aussie Diehard in His Dungeon

Malcolm Conn in/for NewsCorp Australia, 22 December 2022, where the title reads “Hiring suspect spin king Muttiah Muralitharan a huge philosophy shift for Australian cricket”

THE appointment of Muttiah Muralitharan as a spin bowling consultant by the Australian cricket team shows a huge philosophical shift in Australian cricket and the ruthless pragmatism of Darren Lehmann.

Previous Australian spin bowling coaches such as Terry Jenner and Ashley Mallett have refused to teach the doosra to their understudies in the belief it cannot be bowled legally.

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Muralitharan: The Arm that Did Not Chuck

Dr Barclay  “Buddy” Reid …. with highlighting emphasis imposed by The Editor, Thuppahi **

Boxing Day is back, reviving memories of the 1995 no balling of Muttiah Muralitharan, the greatest bowler of all time.

Following the no ball call, the focus was on Murali’s elbow. Did he straighten it during delivery? The answer would determine whether the no ball call was justified.

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Medicoes in Society: For Sri Lanka

Dr. Sarath Gamini De Silva: Plenary lecture delivered at the Colombo Medical Congress. 24th Nov 2022, where his chosen title was  “The Doctor in the Society: A Sri Lankan Perspective”

I thank the organizers for inviting me  to talk on a very relevant  topic at a time when the role of the educated  in society is becoming the focus of the people as well as the members of our own profession. I am known to be somewhat blunt calling a spade a spade in expressing my opinion as I strongly believe that diplomacy often fails to achieve desired results. As such  I can only hope that, at the end of my presentation, the organisers of the Colombo Medical Congress 22 will not regret ever asking me to speak.

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Enhancing Protection in the Face of Pandemics

Dr. Laleen Jayamanne:** in The Island, 19 October 2022, where the title reads thus: “An Insider’s Guide to Pandemics and Biosecurity”

“June Twenty Second Sixteen Thirty-three
A momentous day for you and me
Of all the days that was the one
An age of Reason could have begun”  ….
The Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, 1939

“June Twenty Second Sixteen Thirty-three
A momentous day for you and me
Of all the days that was the one
An age of Reason could have begun”

The Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, 1939

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Udantha Abeyratne & Queensland University Team in Major Breakthrough

News Item at ABCNet …. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-28/qld-pfizer-buys-uq-start-upresapp-health-covid/101478832

A Brisbane-based company that invented a smartphone app it says can diagnose COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses by listening to someone cough has been purchased by Pfizer for nearly $180 million. ResApp Health Limited uses diagnostic technology developed by Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne and his research team at the University of Queensland (UQ) to record and analyse a patient’s coughs on a smartphone.

 

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WHO’s Medical Shoulder in Support of Sri Lanka Today

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks ….

The WHO  has been in the frontline trenches in the battle against the insidious monster, Mr. COVID, from the outset and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been one of its generals.  So do listen ….

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Support the Ceylon College of Physicians

Sending MONIES to this medical outfit THE CEYLON COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS in Sri Lanka will not only be benficial to personnel in need, but also aid the country in coping with its parlous rupee/value circumstances (follOWing Annesley Ratnasingham’s Facebook Appeal).

 

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Learning from Shane Warne’s Sudden Death

Sanjeev Gupta, An Asian doctor in New York , speaking on video  Lessons from Shane Warne’s death – A cardiologist’s perspective”

As a doctor and cardiologist, I see heart attacks and death on a daily basis and after a while one gets used to it and it feels like nothing can shock anymore. However, i was completely shocked yesterday when i heard about Shane Warne’s death from a suspected heart attack. Firstly he was only 52. Secondly he was a world class athlete only a few years ago. Thirdly from the news it seems that he was completely fine in the days beforehand and had lots of plans and aspirations and then out of the blue we hear that his amazing life had just come to such a brutal and sudden end without even an inkling of a warning.

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Extra! Extra! Living with Omicron in Australia

Maani Truu, in ABC News, 29 January 2022, where the title runs thus: “After the peak: What’s in store for Australia now that the Omicron wave has turned?

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