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Learning from Lord Naseby’s Passages within Sri Lanka

Anil Perera at https://lankanvoice.blogspot.com/ & whose preferred title is Michael Naseby’s Paradise Lost Paradise Regained – Memoirs of a True Friend of Sri Lanka” 

Having been barraged with unfair criticism, lectured on with unsolicited advice, and abused by some British politicians for defeating their beloved Tamil Tigers, Sri Lankans can take solace in the existence of at least some British politicians who are sensible enough to digest facts and come to logical conclusions. While most Western politicians swallow the Tamil narrative hook, line, and sinker, there are few like Lord Naseby, who keeps an ear to the ground and finds out what happened during the terrorist war in Sri Lanka. Lord Naseby’s experience in living in Sri Lanka in the 1960s and his continuous association with the country would have certainly helped him to find out the truth of what happened during the last stages of the Sri Lankan conflict.

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Battling Covid Disinformation in the West…. Dr Rajeev Fernando in Frontline

A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And experts say the potential for indirect harm caused by rumours, conspiracy theories and bad health information could be much bigger.

 

Dr Rajeev Fernando working at an emergency hospital set up in New York

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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 https://www.truth-hk.com/ 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.

https://www.truth-hk.com/

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  https://youtu.be/3Y-loqqGiLY

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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We Lankans Today Because of the Sacrifices of Lankans Yesterday

Rajeewa Jayaweera, in Sunday Island, 24 May 2020, with this title,  “Lest we forget those who gave their tomorrow for others to have a tomorrow”

The high-profile commemorative event, held at the National War Heroes’ Monument, in Battaramulla, came as a breath of fresh air after the absence of an event on such a scale for five years. It was also the 11th anniversary of this nation’s victory over terrorism. Justification for the use of the word ‘victory,’ decried by some, is provided later.

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Standing by the Victory in May 2009: Gotabaya confronts the Western UN Caucus

A Staff Writer, News First,  19 May,2020:Won’t hesitate to withdraw Sri Lanka from bodies which target soldiers: President Rajapaksa”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Tuesday addressing the war hero’s ceremony at the war memorial at the Parliament grounds that he will not hesitate to pull out Sri Lanka from any international organization that unfairly target the country’s war heroes.

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The Covid’s Mutations: An Entry Point for Our Demolition Battle?

Inayat Singh in CBC News,  May 15, 2020, where the article is entitledThe coronavirus is mutating — and that can help us track it”

Sequencing the coronavirus’s RNA is providing researchers with valuable information about the strains of the virus in Canada and how to stop its spread. The novel coronavirus has very simple personal goals. Its main purpose in life is to replicate, something it has done with alarming efficiency, causing havoc around the world.

And in this process of replicating itself, it is leaving behind tiny genetic markers of its spread that are being picked up by researchers hot on its trail.

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