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Sri Lanka’s Political Swamp, Gotabhaya and the Viyath Maga Tamasha: A Critical Evaluation

Rajan Philips, in The Island, 26 May 2018, where the title is  The Shangri La tamasha: Neither presidential nor parliamentary, it’s Port City politics now

After a week in Cuba, I am late in gate-crashing the Shangri La party, the onset of the newest political tamasha in town. Calling it a tamasha is not to belittle the political potency of the event, but to highlight its ideational bankruptcy. No one took Donald Trump seriously when he slid down his gilded Trump Tower escalator, in January 2016, and announced his candidacy to become President of the United States of America. Look where he landed before the year was over and where he is dragging by its nose the world’s so called sole superpower. The Sri Lankan contrast is glaring.

GR making Viyath Maga speech at Shangri La

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May 28, 2018 · 2:38 pm

The Gash Files IV: The War on Land

Michael Roberts, with emphasis in bold being my imposition

I will be reproducing pertinent sections of Lt Col. Gash’s “Situation Reports” (or Sitrep) verbatim below in single spacing with the date of each despatch specified at the outset, while indicating blacked out sections where pertinent. These reproductions are extensive and demand careful reading. Vital bodies of information will be highlighted in red as a guideline for readers; but they are encouraged to form their own appraisals.

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April 16, 2018 · 10:59 am

Royal College ……. Ehema Thammai !!

ALSO SEE Hugh Karunanayake: How Royal helped spawn S. Thomas College,”  18 April 2016,

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June 20, 2017 · 11:33 am

Aussie Duplicity: A Cartographic Veil for Kim Jong Un and His Nukes

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April 28, 2017 · 9:07 am

The World Fellowshp of Buddhists Assembled in September 2016


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February 16, 2017 · 1:29 pm

Rear View? or Side View? Cast Your Vote!


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February 16, 2017 · 10:21 am

Albert Dharmasiri: Painter, Art Critic and Connoisseur


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September 11, 2016 · 4:05 am

Climate Change: Britain leaving Europe


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July 29, 2016 · 5:37 pm

Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie!

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July 11, 2016 · 2:10 pm

Open Ports! The Boat People Australia wants


A Flourishing Bibliographical Tree: Tamil Migration, Asylum-Seekers and Australia

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July 1, 2015 · 10:02 am