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LH Mettananda assessed by DB Dhanapala in 1962

DB Dhanapala on LH Mettananda in his book Among those Present, 1962

OF COURSE, L.H. Mettananda is a fanatic. Anybody who dares to talk of Buddhist’s rights in a Buddhist country is bound to be called a fanatic bent on disturbing the peace and rousing up religious feelings.

Mettananda seated alongside Banda

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Sacrificial Devotion in Comparative Perspective: A Workshop at Adelaide University in Late 2005

Daya ….. Rohan…. Shyam…. Riaz ….. what a South Asian spread! …………………. a dinkie-die curry’

I = Michael Roberts: An Explanatory Preamble Cast in May 2020

By 2004 I had retired from teaching in the Anthropology Department at Adelaide University and was proceeding with the pursuit of my research interests at my own pace within my limited resources. Sri Lanka and my connections therein was one such resource. When researching in Colombo in late November 2004 I flew to Jaffna on a wing and a prayer[1] with the intention of exploring the Tamil Tiger “cult of suicide.” Previous contacts with two Tamil Canadians and a visit to the University of Jaffna as soon as I landed assisted me no end: partly via the invaluable support provided by the Krishnaswamy family[2] and the readiness of their medical student son Chenthan to become my aide and guide during peregrinations within the Peninsula.[3]

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Violence and Terror from Within the Protest Movement in Hong Kong

Anonymous Aussie

There is a unbalanced and misguided perception in the Western media and among Western politicians that new security laws now being introduced in HK to ban subversion, sedition, succession and terrorism are unjustified and an attempt to over-ride the One Country, Two System agreement.

This website however provides information and links to over 200 violent incidents from 2019 to 2020 (80 in 2020 so far) in which pro-democracy protestors have been involved in acts of violence, vandalism, arson, terrorism, and rumour spreading. These acts include setting fire to buildings, sending explosive devices to senior police officers in envelopes, the use of petrol bombs to attack police stations; or in one instance, a police officer attempting to stop a motorcycle for illegally driving rammed him and rode off; a woman assaulted by protestors for attempting to remove their roadblocks; destroying shops, and hundreds of other violent acts in the name of democracy – all supported by the US, Britain and Australia.

Each listing provides multiple sources for verification.

Protestors have today called out to the US government for Hong Kong to be given Independence which violates the One Country, Two Systems agreement signed between China and Britain in 1997.

Below we list a few cases…  

 Rioters have smashed multiple traffic lights, commercial stores and set fire on civilian roads.

 Police Headquarters have received a letter to the Police Commissioner containing explosive devices that could blind the recipient. Wan Chai 21 April 2020

The police said that the power of the bomb can injure the recipient’s eyes, face and hands in a range of more than half a meter, which is commonly used in terrorist attacks. This is the second intimidation letter received by the police chief within half a month.

Police have to use tear gas to disperse. Causeway Bay 24 May 2020.

 Rioters have been setting fire on civilian roads and throwing petrol bombs into a police facility. Prince Edward, 31 March 2020

 A group of Rioters bully and kick a middle aged women in the head for taking pictures of them at Tin Shui Wai 6 May 2020.  see video

After arresting 17 people and seized 2.6 tonnes of explosives in raids, Police are removing the chemicals from a building.  These are related to three earlier bomb plots at public facilities, and warned of the growth of local terrorism. Tai Kok Tsui 9 March 2020

A female police supporters is assaulted by protesters who have gathered, she was injured in her head and bleed heavily. Times Square 21 February 2020…

 ALSO SEE this brutal attack by protestors on one person… ……


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The Looming Presence of China read circa 2018

Vishwamithra … date ??

Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Yet, the physical presence of India up north has had an intimidating influence on most of Sri Lankans. While its admirers, especially those Indophiles, who have made it a point to be more conversed in India’s history, culture, cuisine and her people than their own history and people, have chosen to subordinate their love for the country to an intellectual odyssey.

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The Black-White Divide in USA: Covid’s Exposure/Disclosure

Daya Gamage

The lack of healthcare facilities, less economic opportunities, sub-standard educational facilities, extremely low-paying jobs, inadequate housing availability, widespread racism and discrimination, long-standing economic and health disparities between white people and the minority blacks have directly contributed to 35 percent of the Black community being affected by the Covid-19 despite the Blacks in the U.S. make-up just 13 percent of the overall population, the Asian Tribune survey found.Even though African Americans make up 13 percent of the US population, they account for 30 percent of the country’s COVID-19 patients

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Justin Trudeau Rapped on Knuckles for Statement on Victims of Eelam War

When Justin Trudeau issued a brief statement on the 18th May 2020 expressing sympathy for all the victims of Eelam War IV in the course of his request for an accountability purpose, he was clever. There was no slant towards Tamil victims. But there was a reference to “the last phase of the war at Mullivaikal” …. and this, together with the focus on accountability, implied that he was supporting Sri Lankan Tamil and HR claims alleging mass killings.

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A Comparative Examination of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim Demographic rends in Sri Lanka

 Chandre Dhamawardana … with highlighting emphasis added by the Editor, Thuppahi

It is a common belief that the Moor population, nearly 99% Muslim in faith, have high demographic rates and also have to capacity to have high birth rates because of Islamic laws that provide for the possibility of having several wives. Hence it is of interest to examine these contentions in the context of demographic data available from the Dept. of Census and statistics, Sri Lanka.

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