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FOR Sri Lanka: Engaging Lord Naseby and His Journeys in Sri Lanka

Michael Roberts

Since I had been introduced to the British peer Lord Michael Naseby in the surrounds of the House of Lords in March 2018,[1] I assumed that he had been born into the aristocratic upper layer of British society. Wrong. It required his book Sri Lanka for me to learn that he was from the upper middle class and had contested parliamentary seats from the late-960s on behalf of the Conservative Party in what were Labour strongholds – with his peerage being of 1990s vintage. As vitally, his early career as a marketing executive had seen him working in Pakistan and Bengal in the early 1960s before he was stationed in Sri Lanka as a marketing manager for Reckitt and Colman in the period 1963-64.

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How SOAP decimates Coronavirus

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March 28, 2020 · 2:54 am

Word Pictures in Deciphering Sri Lankan History, Politics, War

Jonathon Riley, reviewing Michael Naseby: Sri Lanka. Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained, 2020, London, Unicorn

Sri Lanka, Ceylon – geographically so close to the Indian sub-continent and yet with a culture and history that has been for many centuries distinct. What a difference a few miles of water make – as we in England know well. I recall visiting Sri Lanka in 1993 and, on the anniversary of independence in 1948, and reading a leader in the newspaper that suggested maybe it would have been a good idea to have stayed with Britain a few years longer. A brave sentiment indeed and one which, after more than twenty years, makes much more sense having read Michael Naseby’s book.

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Imbecile Leaders: Morrison and Trump

Fair Dinkum in Email Memo

Scott Morrison’s handling of the crisis is causing terrible confusion in Australia.   He is telling Australians to stay at home, but people are free to go out, but stay at home.  Many of his statements are in that spirit…. The man of democracy making the health crisis a matter of personal choice rather that what is best for the country. This shows alarming signs of an inability to act decisively and so the virus can continue to spread easily causing many more infections.

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Cruise Ship sends Covid coursing through Sydney and Australia

Naaman Zhou, in The Guardian, 23 March 2020,

More than 300 people on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship could have already contracted coronavirus by the time it docked in Sydney, according to an expert in epidemiology. As of Tuesday, 133 people (107 in New South Wales and 26 interstate) have been diagnosed with Covid-19 after leaving the ship, which docked in Sydney’s Circular Quay on Thursday 19 March. All 2,700 passengers were allowed to disembark and return home and told to self-isolate.

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Facing Corona Foursquare: An Aussie Comprehensive

Sheryn Groch, in Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 2020, “How are countries ‘flattening the curve’ of coronavirus?” …. https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-are-countries-flattening-the-curve-of-coronavirus-20200317-p54b3g.html
Large parts of the world are shutting down to stem the spread of a new virus. What measures are working? And how fast should Australia be moving? You can’t see the virus behind the world’s latest pandemic with the naked eye but, plotted on a graph, it looks like one side of a mountain, climbing skyward as case numbers soar past 197,000 people in little more than three months. Eventually, epidemiologists say, that trajectory will start to fall. Immunity in the population will build up against the mystery illness, now known as COVID-19, and it will begin to die out.

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Defeating the Coronavirus at the Individual Level: Simple Steps

ONE: Peter Lee Goodchild’s Advice …… IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONAVIRUS

Last evening dining out with friends, one of their uncles, who’s graduated with a master’s degree and who worked in Shenzhen Hospital (Guangdong Province, China) sent him the following notes on Coronavirus for guidance.

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