In magerata on February 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm
Twitter Message from Miliband
Ed Miliband, Brother of one of Sri Lanka’s critics, David Miliband has fallen victim to a sex scam on the twitter. He seem to have answered to a viral phishing scheme which sends out messages like “this you??” or “hey, i’ve been having better sex and longer with this here” and other sex-related “direct” messages.
Once the victim clicks on the link, he is asked to enter the user name and password. So clueless people like Milibands, enter their information to get better sex. May be he should have asked his brother how to take out frustrations on other people.
So if you get a message on twitter do not click (I know you are better than that) but if you get a message from one of your friends, alert them to change their passwords. Twitter posted this message
“While simply receiving this message does not mean your account is compromised, if you do click through and enter your username and password, you’ll want to change your password. If you’ve received this type of spam from a friend, you may want to alert them to change their password.”
And tell everyone not to be like a Milibands, Premature ejaculation is bad, both in real life and in politics.
In comment war, magerata on February 27, 2010 at 8:44 am
Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, WA - Aboriginal Rock Carving Laura & Frank
dbsjeyaraj has written another article on current political situation in Sri Lanka. Again you learn some facts and figures from his article. I also learned that that dbsjeyaraj look up to British and Australians for examples of Justice. I think if not for the British, Sri Lanka’s ethnic troubles could have been much different (either way). The British justice were extremely good for British people, (except for those who were made Australians, including the children!). I think the Australians were much better yet their justice is allowing oil refineries over what Aborigines in Australia considers Aboriginal Bible, the arts are supposed to be 30,000 years old. But then there are people like Peter Garrett. You can help them too by standing up for the Burrup. That said, one can find faults even in Lord Buddha or Jesus so dbsjeyaraj can worship or look up to who ever he choses.
dbsjeyaraj is as always, well informed and lays down the story very well, filled with fascinating stuff, that makes you go “what?”. The article on Sarath Fonseka and the people involved is a good read.
So why I am writing here instead of leaving a comment. It is because either I managed to piss dbsjeyaraj off or he does not like my comments in broken English. I left comments twice and both did not appear. First I thought it was a technical blunder that I am making which prevented from posting a comment. I proved to myself today it is not the case, by leaving a successful comment under another moniker 🙂 Again like previous ones, thanking him for the lesson and the facts, which I am going to verify anyway, or perhaps let them go the way of Burrup!
In magerata on February 25, 2010 at 8:32 am
This actually is a request to correct the heading. I have this sentence in about Magerata and I know it is not completely Sinhalese but that is the best way I could say it. I have also asked my readers who are well versed in Tamil to instruct me how to say that in Tamil as well. I have had no proper responses yet, may be because the blog is new. But a half-hearted critic, one Micheal Mendis from
Australia Sri Lanka (SLT_ADSL) (had an IP Address mix up):) left the following comment, even without bothering to correct my mistake. (Perhaps he too did not know the correct way to say it,)
“Api Okkoma Daruwo of Magerata” isn’t exactly Sinhala either, so don’t beat yourself up too much about not having the Tamil version either. If the Sinhala example is anything to go by, having it would prove more of an insult than to not having it.
Thanks to Michael I have decided to come out and ask all of you help me out!
We are the children of Magerata,
Api Okkoma Mageratae Daruwo (Please correct or tell me how to say it the best)
We are the children of En Nadu ( Please tell me how to say it! (“En Nadu” thanks to Whacko))
Thanks in advance!
SittingNut was kind enough to give me the following!
‘api okkoma mageratage daruwo’
අපි ඔක්කොම මගරෙටාගෙ දරුවො
In magerata on February 22, 2010 at 5:37 am
Richard Manik de Zoysa
Richard De Soyza, has been gone for 20 years. He was killed on 18th Feb 1990. I knew him as a small one and did not understand what he stood for then, other than that he was a wonderful person. It was
widely believed that the UNP government in power then, who abducted and killed him. Following is an excerpt from an article published on Asiaweek. I guess you reap, what you sow.
I hope UNP will not come up with human rights bull crap during this coming elections.
One such case was the murder of journalist Richard de Zoysa. Police suspected de Zoysa had friends among the JVP students at Colombo University, the movement’s urban base. On the night of Feb.18, 1990, Ronnie Gunasinghe, a senior superintendent for police and a confidant of Premadasa, was having drinks with Deputy Defence Minister Ranjan Wijeratne. At one point, says a senior police officer, Wijeratne called Premadasa and told him of a plan to pick up the journalist. The next day de Zoysa’s tortured body was found floating off a beach south of Colombo. Wijeratne was killed in a car bomb explosion in March 1991. Gunasinghe died with Premadasa in the explosion last week.
Rule by the Sword: An Assassination Brings to a Close an Era of Political Violence
[Anonymous; Asiaweek, May 12, 1993, pp. 21-24]
Image courtesy of Asian Tribune
In magerata on February 19, 2010 at 7:51 am
Why the Hondas doing better In Sri Lanka, Abdul Halik has some thoughts. But if you really want what is there now, You can check out Srilancars. (No affiliciation to the site) If you want more Googleit.
In magerata on February 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Ravana Tee From Sita Sings the Blues
Nina Parley tells her “the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told” ( Sita Sings the Blues) through Indian / Indonesian epic “Ramayana” * and it is hilarious. But the best about the movie is not only the story but the outcome as well. It tells artists that they do not need the likes of MPAA or RIAA and affiliated monopoly practices.
The movie, tells the story of Rama and Sita and of course Ravana, which she parallels to her own story of getting dumped through email by her husband. The movie screened recently again in New York and as you can see from below, she has released it under Creative Commons on Youtube. If you are the type, you can also read the Roger Ebert‘s take on the movie.
I liked it, a lot. (double click on the movie to watch a larger version on YouTube).
If you really like the movie, you can get the the DVD from questioncopyright org’s online store. But being a patriot I will get the Ravana Tee because “He’s evil. He’s lusty. He has ten heads*. He’s Ravana and he is Lankan” and make the Ravana who gave me the info about the movie envy.
In magerata on February 12, 2010 at 10:38 am
People from all walks of life are fighting, venting and depending one of the worst politicians, in my eye, SF. The passion of those who opposes MR has been very active supporting SF and trying to get him out of the jail free.
I respect their passion and choice but the problem is that these are the same people who were working to get IDP home in safe manner. It looks like they have forgotten them wondering me to think “Are these do gooders are a bunch of losers who run towards the brightest light?”. I sincerely hope not.
I contributed to both the sides as I do every month, perhaps most are doing that, supporting the unlucky ones silently.
But the news seems to be violence (read the comments on the linked post for other opinions) and a rally of protest according to Indi, who writes “Opposition is not a coup” but I have to say betrayal is not opposition either. The protest / rally was covered by Perambara and I invite you to see the pictures and read both the posts and then draw your own conclusions, if you do not have one already.
At the end, it looks like we are fighting for hookers and pimps, so let us clean up our selves and get back to work. Because HRW is making all of us murderous bastards.
In magerata on February 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Looks like General SF is still at war. DBS Jeyaraj has posted a nice account of the event of his arrest. I could not leave a comment though, system refused my comment! But I did comment or pulled a coup d’etat on Indi’s blog. As usual SittngNut had his own way of expressing the arrest of SF.
All are good reads but DBSJ’s article takes you for a walk through of the arrest.
Those like me could say, He should have not protested the arrest as resisting arrest itself is a charge because it is better to fight it over at the courts! (I have no knowledge of Sri Lankan military tribunals) but it is promised that he will be provided with what is necessary to defend himself.
Others can cry foul and talk about the mistreatment of one of Sri Lanka’s heros. I personally do not know what he did to become a hero. If anyone want to tell me because he won the war, yes he and hundreds thousands of others. And the general is known to mistreat his own subordinates. May be some of those who arrested him from that group. Revenge comes from different directions.
What ever the case, I hope people can talk about this justice / injustice in a civil manner, without pulling out the reserved vocabulary on your opponents. We want to reduce the tension not increase.
If you are really passionate, get a license and hold a protest rally, peacefully. You want let your ideas and ideals known, not destroy your neighbors house because he hoisted a blue flag. (Don’t come to my house, we have a fierce Chihuahua!)
One thing Lord Buddha preached was that “Everyone has potential to become a Buddha so treat everyone as you would treat a Buddha”. I know most of those in the land wearing saffron robes would not even know that, but you know now.
In magerata on February 4, 2010 at 11:48 am
It has been a long walk! Hope all Sri Lankans Enjoy the day!
Be Wise, Be Proud, Be Sri Lankans.