A Note received from Gerald Peiris, Friday 15th November 2019 … 12.56 pm
Gota, I think is going to be a definite winner, despite all the anti-Rajapaksa propaganda, Al Jazeera being just one source of such viciousness. Throughout the campaign Gota maintained a sense of dignity and balance (vis-a-vis the subject of ethnic relations) and has provided hope for the future of the country replacing the widespread despair that prevailed earlier. Sajith has been so hopelessly bad in his platform performances, sounding more like an undergrad firebrand contesting at a university student council meeting, focusing (to an incredible extent) on the theme of what a great guy he is.
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Rajeewa Jayaweera, in Island, 27 October 2019, with this title “Hakeem-Bathiudeen United Front”
That the Rajapaksas were responsible for the political advent of Rishad Bathiudeen (RB) and his All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) is a widely believed theory. It was supposed to counter the political monopolization of the Muslim community by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and its leader and Rauff Hakeem (RH). Nevertheless, recent events indicate that may not be the case. When push comes to shove, they seem to be operating in unison, protecting and defending each other.
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A Memo from Barnaby Bernardus to Chandra Fernando of ANDUREN ELIYATA, October 2019
Dear Mr Susadath/ Mr. Candra, ….. I wish to inform you that we distributed 50 solo light to Jaffna children on 21 st of August 2019. The balance 50 solo light are with us. on that we could not distribute all 100 light. Due to heavy rain most of children couldn’t come to the Jaffna event.The balance 50 children are living close to Killonichchi.
.So, we are hoping send balance 50 solo light to Brigadier Ajith Elwatha of Killinochchi Army First week of next month to distribute solo light to the children . Then he will take all photos to us after that I will send you.. Continue reading
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A & K Literary Festival opens its doors for a full day’s entertainment on 20 October 2019 at 0900. Renowned writer and teacher, Dileepa Abeysekera will be the opening bat doing a workshop on creative writing. The venue, as usual, is the historic Mount Lavinia Hotel, regal and elegant, a hard to beat location for a lit festival. The management of MLH very generously supports A & K by giving the use of the hotel FREE as their sponsorship contribution for the event. That is how the organisers squeeze the limes and lemons to make it affordable to literature lovers who need to pay only 100 rupees to access all the entertainment of the one-day festival. Anduru Lovin Eliyata’
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