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Violence in Sri Lanka: Slipshod Scholarship

Michael Roberts

I recently circulated a whole set of articles by some Muslim scholars (located in the Eastern Province and abroad) as well as a few others in Western universities — mostly written in the 2011-19 period. I am beginning to go through them slowly when I can carve out time for this set of tasks. A few have focused on the incidence of crime and communal violence in the post 2009 period.

What strikes me on reading these ventures is the limited degree of reading of past works that has been pursued and the appalling gaps in their background – lapses which also impinge on their comments on the death toll in the last stages of Eelam War IV.

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Millennium Challenge Compact — A Distilled Picture from Welikala

Aswin Welikala*

I am shocked and saddened by how gullible my own people are to the manipulations of politicians and their lies. I am also shocked by the complete inability of people to read a public document instead of deciding to trust fake YouTube videos designed to spread lies. Since I took the effort to read the #MCC Agreement, I thought of summarising it for those who haven’t been bothered to do so but have an opinion on it.

*What is the MCC?*

The MCC is a US grant giving organisation set up in 2004. It’s purpose was to change the way aid was given by making the countries receiving aid to have more control over their grant and to design projects around what those countries actually need.

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Vanni Hope and Anduren Eliyata in Charity Work in the North

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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Vocational Training for Plantation Workers promoted by VANNI HOPE

Vocational Training for Plantation Community in Sri Lanka on Tailoring Course – UPDATE WITH PHOTOS – LOGIE ESTATE NUWARA ELIYA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT

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Scott Morrison the Water-Boy at Manuka Oval

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Deceitful Presidential Frontrunners …. Boru Kaarayo!

Rajeewa Jayaweera, in Sunday Island, 20 October 2019, with this title “Mendacious Presidential contenders”

A record number of 41 candidates have paid deposits to contest the November 16 presidential poll. It is a foregone conclusion; no more than five candidates will receive over 100,000 votes. The leading presidential contenders, Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR), Sajith Premadasa (SP), and Anura Kumara Dissanayaka (AKD), have kicked off their campaigns with rallies at Galle Face, Anuradhapura, and Thambuttegama respectively.

They spew the same old falsehoods, fabrications, and deceptions similar to those of their predecessors. The Sri Lankan born world’s first female Prime Minister in 1970 promised to bring rice even from the moon!

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Visually Handicapped to Enlighten the “Anduru Lovin Eliyata” Lit-Fest at Mount Lavinia

Elmo Jayawardena

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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