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Busts outdo Bums in the Paddy fields of Asia!
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.
Lord Tariq Ahmad on His Visit to Sri Lanka
Lord Tariq Ahmad
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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.
A Brilliant Kurumba Raider
Courtesy of Cyril Ernst …. Benedictine, Cricketer, Medical Doctor, dual International Crickter … AND …. a speiclist in Ceyloniana
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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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