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The Exploitative World Economic Order: A Revealing Nutshell from Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development…. (https://www.jeffsachs.org/).

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Vijaya Malalasekara: An Eloquent Appraissal from Rohan

Rohan Wijayaratna, in 7 February 2022, with this title “The Incomparable Vijaya Malalasekara”

It was the Royal–Thomian of 1963. Royal batting second were facing a formidable Thomian total of 254 for 8 declared. Before long they were heading for trouble at 34 for 3. That’s when a fresh-faced youngster still only 17, made his way to the middle. Before his arrival, he was subjected to a copious dousing of well-meant advice from Saliya Atapattu – a former Royal sporting personality, seated next to him in the pavilion. It was all about what must be done to avert a possible calamity, since that possibility now seemed staring Royal, squarely in the face.

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Lord Tariq Ahmad on His Visit to Sri Lanka

Lord Tariq Ahmad

I’m Tariq Ahmad, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office in the UK. I’ve just come to the end of my incredible 3 days in Sri Lanka. Taking of course all the necessary precautions that we need to in today’s world against COVID. Yet I’ve still been delighted to have met so many different people from across Sri Lanka – from all communities, from all faiths. Not just here in Colombo, but in Jaffna and Trincomalee as well. So I’ve not just travelled to the capital. I’ve gone north and I’ve gone east. And what is really important to me is how we can build further cooperation between our two countries.

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In Appreciation of “Our Sam” … The Samarasinghe Family Collective

It is with profound sorrow that we share with you the passing of Prof. Stanley (Sam) Samarasinghe on Monday, Nov 22, 2021. Our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, colleague and friend fought his illness with relentless courage and undiminished fortitude for several years. His enthusiasm to live his life to the full did not abate. Except family and close friends, no one else had even the slightest inkling that he was battling an invasive enemy within.

 

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Sri Lanka’s Olympic Contingent in Tokyo

Reemus Fernando, in The Island,  24 July 2021, …  Sri Lanka’s contingent prior to the opening ceremony”

When Sri Lanka’s Olympic contingent were entering the stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo yesterday, Nimali Liyanarachchi who could have easily become the country’s flag bearer was taking a seat in the business class for the first time in a long career to take wing from Colombo to Tokyo. On the same flight, Sujith Abeysekara, who identified the talent at a very young age and helped her blossom into one of the country’s most successful middle distance runners, was seated in the economy class.

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A Brilliant Kurumba Raider

Courtesy of Cyril Ernst …. Benedictine, Cricketer, Medical Doctor, dual International Crickter … AND …. a speiclist in Ceyloniana

Also visit https://www.beautyofbirds.com/srilankaparrotsparakeets.html

 

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Yanis Varoufakis reads China for The Benefit of an American Simpleton

See … Hear…. YOU TUBE entitled “Don’t Worry So Much About China – Professor Yanis Varoufakis – May 2018 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBgbYQ5QAM0″

…. 29,015 views ….. Jun 22, 2018

A Note from “Fair Dikum,” 29 April 2021

“Here, the former economic minister of Greece talks about his experiences negotiating with China  and why China is not militaristic, and has never used the Western imperialist approach in dealing with countries in Europe and Africa. This is the narrative absent in the West. He also criticises the Chinese Government,  for good reasons, but not in the way the West does.
Yanis Varoufakis has a more balanced understanding of the world the the entire US and UK put together.”
 “I have  deleted the word “Professor” that is part of the Google description of Yanis Varoufakis.” THAT is part of my general programme. Content not title is WHAT counts.”
ALSO VISIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGt82RFfg3U  ….. “Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe’s hidden agenda,”
1,501,445 views
May 5, 2017
BASIC BIO-DATA
Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek-Australian ….. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanis_Varoufakis

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QAnon Right-Wing Extremists and Scott Morrison: Ominous Togetherness

 and in an essay in 2019 which gains relevance in the light of the recent events in Capital Hill in Washington …. This essay was entitled Revealed: the QAnon conspiracy theorist who is friends with Australian PM Scott Morrison”

A significant Australian proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory is a family friend of Scott Morrison, and his wife is on the prime minister’s staff. The sprawling, disjointed and incoherent QAnon conspiracy variously claims that Donald Trump is leading a behind-the-scenes fight against a shadowy deep state, that powerful forces are hiding and protecting satanic paedophile rings, and that a secretive individual named Q leaves clues for his followers to decipher on internet forums.

 

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The Cannonball Tree … How a Mistaken Identification jinxed the 2002 Peace Talks?

 Malaka Rodrigo, in Mongabay.com, 27 July 2020, with this title In Sri Lanka, a South American flower usurps a tree sacred to Buddhists and Hindus”

The cannonball tree, with its red, pink and yellow flowers with a soft fragrance, is native to South America and gets its name from its large, round fruit. The British introduced the plant to Sri Lanka, India and other parts of Asia in the 19 century, and its flower has since been imbued with religious significance by many Hindus and Buddhists, who believe it comes from the sacred sal tree. Continue reading

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Pablo Neruda and Thangamma … His Work in Ceylon

Dr. Kumar Gunawardane. in Island, 13 June 2020, where the title runs “Neruda and his daughter”

“It’s night time ,
I’m alone and sad,
Thinking in the light of a flickering candle,
about joy and pain,
about tired old age,
and handsome arrogant youth”
Pablo Neruda

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