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Where Did Milibanda Drop His Banana?

In magerata on June 29, 2010 at 6:33 am

As we all know our banana wielding Governer General Milibanda, always gives us laughs. Being furious, about all Sri Lankans laughing about his banana, Milibanda started playing tricks on his pals : he dropped the banana peel,     somewhere……(Sorry Can’t embed this video)

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English Thrashed, Where Were The Wonders!

In England, Germany, Worldcup2010 on June 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

Wide Open England

It was fun watching England getting thrashed, in style by Germans. I had Germans for 2:1 over England but the young Germans were better than balding wonder boys of England.

Mr R spent most of his time like this!

Wonder boy, the balding one spent most of this tournament on his ass, on the field or out.

Hard to forget Macarena with Goalies like this!

At least the English goalie was doing Macarena, English style, Thank you England, never laughed so much watching a football game.

As always, thank you for the laughs, UK

Next time try the macarena!

All images Getty, except Miliband-anana. see more here @ FIFA.

Sri Lanka Monetary Policy Review – June 2010

In CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA, development, Economy, Sri Lankan Rupee on June 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s economic research department has released the following review on the country’s Monetary Policy.
Inflation, as measured by the year-on-year change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (base=2002) declined for the third consecutive month, reaching 5.3 per cent in May 2010.  The annual average inflation increased marginally to 3.6 per cent in May 2010.  Inflationary pressures in the domestic economy remain subdued benefiting from dampened commodity prices in the international market and increased domestic agricultural output.
Growth in the money supply continues to moderate while accommodating an expansion in credit to the private sector. Credit extended to the private sector by the commercial banks, which contracted during much of 2009, has recorded a positive growth since March 2010. Expansion in credit obtained by the private sector indicates a gradual pick-up in economic activity, and this expansion is expected to gather momentum, particularly in view of the prevailing supportive monetary conditions.
Indicators of external sector performance point to encouraging developments.  Exports have recorded a healthy growth for the first quarter of 2010.  Imports have also increased in line with the recovery in economic activity.  The recent relaxation of selected import tariff would provide additional impetus to the economic recovery underway.  Workers’ remittances, which have recorded a growth of 14.1 per cent, year-on-year, for the first quarter of 2010, meanwhile, continue to cushion the current account.  Further, the Central Bank continues to be a net buyer in the domestic foreign exchange market.  Reflecting these trends, the foreign reserves of the country remain at comfortable levels.
Taking into consideration the above developments, the Monetary Board, at its meeting held on 15 June 2010, decided to maintain the policy interest rates of the Central Bank unchanged.
The release of the next regular statement on monetary policy will be on 13 July 2010.

The orginal “DOC”ument could be found here

Hiking The Redwood National Park 1

In Hiking America, Hiking the world, magerata, The United States, travels on June 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm

On the way to Redwoods

Some of the team that went to Redwood National Park / Redwood State Parks in Northern California.  By the way, the tree in the background is a Redwood tree! Below, you can compare this young tree to my Ford! Here we rested a while, dipped our toes in the cold river and had lunch.

Ford Against a Redwood

Australians Suck @ Soccer.

In magerata, WorldCup 2010 on June 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

It was pathetic watching the Australians displaying their inability  major. Niel something or the other behaved like a real kangaroo but could not kick balls but instead he got his balls kicked.  They showed more less that they belong in the outback, not in the international arena. Hope they will learn their lesson and do better at next World Cup. I want the eliminated! in this one. I wonder how they managed to come so far!

On the other hand, Germans did a superb job. They were very good today and I hope they will not, when they play my favorite team.

Kissing Saudi Sent To Prison. Woman Awaits Her Fate.

In magerata on June 13, 2010 at 4:30 am

Couples In A Park, Sri Lanka, Photo credit Hulivili

Photo credit Hulivili

If Kissing Police is active in Sri Lanka and harrasing boys and girls, then perhaps the police got trained in Saudi. Moronic rules suck. If me and my girl friend are in Sri Lanka, we will always be in the police or court.  Someone need to take a stand. How about Mr. Presidents son! Come on young man! Let us kiss, fondle and hold hands! (Not You, but our respective girl friends 🙂

If you think it is sad what happened to this young man, just think what is awaiting the young woman he kissed, she will be tried in another court. Hope she will not get stoned!

Here is what happened in Saudi, straight from ProVda

A Saudi court convicted a man and sentenced him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall, a government-owned daily reported Thursday.

The Saudi religious police cuffed the man, his “accomplice” and a woman with them after the trio were spotted on mall cameras “engaging in immoral movements in front of other shoppers,” according to Al-Yom.

The man, who is in his 20s, was caught hugging and kissing one of the women, according to the police report. It has not yet been determined what the other woman was doing.

In accordance with the country’s strict enforcement of Islamic law, which calls for sex segregation, the man has been charged with three batches of 30 lashings and jail time. He will also be banned from the mall for two years, New York Daily News reports.

Will You Answer An S.O.S? Say Thank You To A Real NGO!

In development, magerata on June 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

For 30 years, SOS Children’s Villages have existed in Sri Lanka providing a much needed service, Protecting and up bringing children in need.

There are five SOS Childrens Villages currently in Sri Lanka and very soon they will be adding the sixth,  in Jaffna a place they have not been able to go for last 30 years! Children at risk are given a real home with an SOS Mother and siblings to grow up with at a SOS Childrens Villages. In addition to the SOS Childrens Villages, the organization also have numerous projects including Social & Medical centres, SOS Youth houses, Vocational training centres, an SOS Hermann Gmeiner school, Kindergardens, Day care centres, Social centers and Family strengthening programmes open for the Sri Lankan community at large.

So why am I writing about them? One reason is that I just found out about them and the second is that they are holding a various activities to celebrate the 30 year presence in Sri Lanka. Also the children that the organization provided means of having a second chance, of having a family, will say thank you to their benefactors.

Their annual fund-raising and awareness building program will also falls withing these days and the event will be held at the SOS Children’s Village, Piliyandala on 19th June 2010 and they are expecting their current and  long standing contributors, their families and well wishers as esteemed guests for this event.

But you too could join the program and contribute what ever you could. It will go towards making a child’s life happy and also providing Sri Lanka with responsible and capable citizens. You can download the below image as recieved from their website or the PDF below (which is an exact copy of it and it is the last on this post “Donor-leaflet”), fill it up and send their way.

The address and othe contact info are;

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES OF SRI LANAKA

P.O.BOX 5, Kesbewa, Piliyandala

Sri Lanka

Phone +94-11-270-2712, +94-0777-223246

FAX +94-11-270-2321

Email fund@soscvsrilanka.com

Web Presence  www.soscvsrilanka.org, www.sos-childrensvillages.org

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Donor-leaflet

Donor-leaflet

“Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka 2010 – Volume XXXII” Available For Purchase.

In CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA, development, Economy, magerata, Sri Lankan Rupee on June 6, 2010 at 6:49 am
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has just released its annual publication titled “Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka 2010 – Volume XXXII”.  This publication contains data covering a wide range of economic and social aspects of Sri Lanka. There are around 200 data tables comprising information pertaining to areas of Climate, Population and Labour Force, National Accounts, Agriculture, Industry, Prices and Wages, External Trade and Finance, Money and Capital Markets, Government Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Transportation, Socio-Economic Services and a set of tables comprising of selected information on economic and social aspects of other countries. This compilation also includes information on living conditions in Sri Lanka from the Consumer Finances and Socio-Economic Survey 2003/04 conducted by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as well as disaggregated information at the provincial level on key economic variables, including socio economic conditions, GDP in current terms, agriculture and livestock statistics, water consumption, foreign employment and plantation sector manpower and production.

Data available in this publication have been selected and presented carefully in various forms/ breakdowns and in time series/ cross sectional manner, to serve the diverse needs of users.
The vast amount of data included in this publication will be of use for analysing the trends in the economy, and will be of immense use for entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, teachers, students and the general public.
The price of a copy is Rs.250/-  and the publication can be purchased from Sales and Distribution Counter of the Central Bank at its Centre for Banking Studies, 58, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Provincial Offices of the Central Bank in Matara, Matale and Anuradhapura and leading bookshops.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka 2010 Publication

How To Be Racist While Acting Funny!

In comment war, racism, The United States on June 5, 2010 at 5:09 am

A Virile Nagalingam lead me to two posts that on the surface seem to be funny articles but points out how racists we are.

It all started out as a post by Huffpo’s Andrea Miller.

“How to Date an Indian (Advice for a Non-Indian),”

that seemingly funny,racist, liberal and many things to many people. Then the comment war broke out and Neel Shah wrote

a response, “How To Date A White Bitch (Advice For The Non-White Dude)”

Feel like bitch slapping both!

PS, most in the west assume everyone with a brown skin is an Indian.

If you want take that bitter / sour taste out of your mouth, you can read this post, How NOT to date an Indian by PhillyGirl! She does a pretty good job.

Why Did Kottu Hijack My Post

In Kottu Killer, magerata on June 4, 2010 at 6:23 am

Looks like something gone wrong with kottu. My post “China’s Peoples Daily Names Sri Lanka #1 Place to Visit Among 10 Others” is on Kottu but shows as one of its posts.

Perhaps need to write to Indi and see what the deal. Perhaps it is time to bring out Kottu Likker, I meant Kottu Killer 🙂

You can see Kottu version here.