“Taiwan Jack,” commenting serially on the New Item re the aunch of a cross-seas Bullet Train Link: see …………………………….. https://thuppahis.com/2023/10/01/china-taiwan-cross-sea-bullet-train-a-stunning-achievement/#more-75749
Category Archives: world events & processes
MAR Manukulasooriya, in the Sunday Observer, 1 October 2023 with this title “A distinctive Dutch archaeological site in South-East Asia”
The Jaffna Fort is near the coastal village of Gurunagar [within the Jaffna Peninsula]. It was built by the Portuguese in 1619 under Phillippe de Oliveira as a four-sided garrison with ramparts, corner bastions and moats following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna.
Chamari Athapaththu …. stood Out once again for Sri Lanka in England this summer …. armed with a Kingsgrove Sports Cricket Bat
In the light of her outstanding record, Take a close look at her cricket bat: it bears the name of “Kingsports.”This is whee the ALOYSIAN connection fits into the narrative. Kingsporss is the com[any owned by HARRY SOLOMONS who is a great supporter of Sri Lankan cricket and sponsors Chamari among other cricketers.
Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, presenting a proposal with this fuller title “Concept Note for an Indian Ocean World Museum, Researc and Resource Center”
Sri Lanka is ideally located for an Indian Ocean World Museum in what has been termed the “Asian 21st Century.” People of diverse cultures, religions, histories, and linguistic communities have mixed and mingled for centuries along the ancient spice and silk trade routes of the Indian Ocean where Lanka is centrally placed.
Bruce Kapferer, … being the Huxley Lecture: British Museum, 16 December 2011, subsequently published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 9, 8–86 ..in 2013 … [with the numerals in the publication date references subject to distortion in this version–distortions that will be corrected eventually]
Anthropology has often been criticized for its exoticism and orientalism. They are the paradoxes of a discipline focused on the comparative study of difference and diversity and are at the centre of the discussion here in the larger context of the importance of anthropology in the humanities and social sciences. The emphasis is on the role of the exotic as vital to anthropology’s study of difference and to its overall coherence and signiﬁcance for the understanding of humanity as a whole.
John De Silva
I am very surprised to hear people talk about the near riot that occurred at the end of the World Cup Semi Final match between India and Sri Lanka, 13 March 1996. Why are people so quick to jump to conclusions? Why are people not more understanding? Here is what ACTUALLY happened.