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A British Royal Wedding …. Papare Style

The Royal Wedding Sri Lankan Style = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozDcbBDCQY

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Published on May 7, 2011

This is what the Royal family would have done if Sri Lankan Papare music was played!!! 😀 Made possible by @kanchanasandeep

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The Politics in and around Cricket. In Praise of Rangana Aiyya


Rip Van Winkle, in The Sunday Times, 8 October 2017, where the title is “400 wickets”

My dear Rangana Aiyya,
I thought I must write to you to congratulate you, because you have reached the magic number of four hundred test wickets – far more than all other Sri Lankan except for the legendary Murali. This came as a pleasant surprise, as did Sri Lanka snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Pakistan.

Nowadays, seeing a Sri Lankan team win a cricket match is as rare as holding a provincial council or local government election, so I suppose when it does happen we should all be very happy about this and we are indeed. However, I am a bit sad about it as well and I will try to explain why. Continue reading

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Jokes via Juxtaposition

too blady late

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Australia has No Place in Asia — In Cricket!

Andrew Faulkner, in The Australian, 29 August 2017, where the heading reads ” 

Black clouds are billowing over Australian cricket but the Test team would prefer clouds of a more literal kind to intervene at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. With Bangladesh 1-45, and leading by 88 runs, the monsoon looms as the most likely saviour in the first Test after the Australian batsmen played true to form by not playing very well in Asia. Actually, no one bats as badly in Asia as the ugly Australians. Even Zimbabweans — who haven’t won a Test since 2013 — bat better in Asia than Australians.

 Mehidy Hasan Miraz roars after pinning David Warner lbw Getty Images

As the tourists succumbed for 217 all out yesterday, with Ashton Agar making an unconquered 41 to show up the batsmen, Fox Sports posted numbers that told a chilling story. Australia are ranked last among the Test playing nations for scoring runs in Asia. Certainly no one would describe the Fox stats as a beautiful set of numbers. At 26.69 per innings, Australian batsmen average the lowest in Asia across the past 10 years. Continue reading

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Click! Click! Instances of Perfect Pictorial Timing

With a BIG THANK YOU to http://www.worldation.com/opinions/70-epic-perfectly-timed-photos/22/

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Beer Temperature: Australia invents the Simplest Gauge

 How to tell the Correct Temperature of Beer…… For the true and discriminating aficionado, a glass of the finest beer should only be partaken if it is the correct temperature.   The subtle nuance of the melded grains…the fragile and fleeting taste of the brewers’ art…can only be truly appreciated if that golden elixir is properly chilled.

No, its not the Beer Fridge … 

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Terra Australis … unpeopled … Populis Nullis

  This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia ‘s entire population live

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