Expatriates and Sinhala Culture

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 14:57

During Ranasingha Premadasa's Executive Presidency, the Sri Lankan expatriate community in the UK had grown excessively due to an exodus of 'genuine' and 'economic' refugees followed by the devastating situations that existed during 1971, 1987 and 1989 with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) insurgency, along with the Black July (Kaṟuppu Yúlai) against the anti-Tamil campaign in 1983.

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Athula Withanage - The Living Capsule

Saturday, 02 Sep 2017 05:14

Athula Withanage - THE LIVING CAPSULE 2017-09-02

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A BELIEVER IN BUDDHISM NEVER GOES WRONG

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Cats are coming out of the bag

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017 06:37

CATS ARE COMING OUT OF THE BAG NOW!

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Helmut Kohl's Unfulfilled Dream

Saturday, 05 Aug 2017 01:07

After the demise of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl recently, news about his survival out of the killer tsunami in 2004 December surfaced once again. Kohl was 74 at the time. His escape from the tsunami in Sri Lanka had been described in diverse forms, both in the German media and the Associated Press at the time, with a slight variance.

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ONE MAN’S CRUSADE AGAINST A FAILING CEMENT PLANT

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Facing the Wrath of Weather gods

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 02:41

Facing the wrath of weather gods

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Year 2017 becomes the quasquicentennial anniversary of the Ceylon Tea industry. The Colombo Tea Traders' Association, the apex body of the industry, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, the state regulatory agency for the industry, will conduct a comprehensive programme to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ceylon Tea with several celebratory events throughout the year. The celebrations commenced in January from the head office at the Tea Board, with the unveiling of a sculptured bust of James Taylor, the Scotsman who arrived in Ceylon in 1847 mainly to grow coffee.

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A particular planter appeared to have been disturbed for calling the Ceylon Tea Traders Association (CTTA) as the "Apex body of the Industry" in my article on 1 July 2017 on the Sesquicentennial of the Ceylon Tea Industry. He wrote to me enquiring the reason for using such a phrase, stating that the CTTA was created long after the tea industry. Responding to his query, I replied stating that the CTTA was formed 27 years after the commercial cultivation of tea commenced, for the specific purpose of regulating and monitoring the tea trade, at the request of the producers of tea, who were confined to their plantations, and in any case, had no knowledge or experience in the marketing or exporting of the product.

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By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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DENGUE AND MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 04:27

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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Remedy for dengue Homeopathic magic drug

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 04:26

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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DENGUE AND MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017 00:21

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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IS IT A LOAD OF CODSWALLOP?

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017 00:20

By Dr. Tilak S Fernando

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By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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OH! WHAT A MESS WE ARE IN?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 08:19

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando

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