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Japanese Whale Killer, Good Rap, Suck On This Blubber, Hypocrites!

In magerata, magerata video on November 15, 2010 at 7:10 am


Many in this world ready to criticize others for their beliefs or habits very easily. Whale killing is one of those things. I understand the state of whales, but it is the west that brought the whale plight about not in very distant past. There are reports of US Navy Sonars affecting whale migration but nothing is done to avert these operations. Commercial ships kill as many whales as Japanese do every year too!  Well I like whale meat! and I like the pickled version from North American Native People, (Inupiat) too. 🙂 yes as I said, suck on this blubber.

If you don’t like four letter words, go listen to sound of music.


Vajira Chitrasena, The grand dame of dance, Interviewed By GroundViews

In magerata, magerata video, studies on October 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I watch, listen to many a interviews on Groundviews. I get my weekly dose of internal information that I am unable to get from anywhere else from those authors of Groundviews. That does not mean that I agree with the views of groundviews authors all the time. In fact, most of the time my comments are from the oposite side of the table. I always try to be civil, when I express my views, which may not be grounded very well, due to the simple fact, I am very far away from the grounds of Sri Lanka.

I am truly thankful to Groundviews for providing a platform for people to air their views. In fact Sri Lanka needs a place like it because we Sri Lankans tend to think it is my way or highway, when we are fixated on an idea, specially online. Over the years, I have seen the receding waves of filth and bad language from the comments, not only at Groundviews but Lankan blogsphere as a whole. But what ever the our alliances are, it is good place for dialog. I firmly believe, dialog among people can solve many of the problems.

The main reason I am writing about Groundviews today is because of entirely another reason. I came across a fine interview done by Groundviews. A long due interview, too bad it is not on video, yet it is a fine one.  The Deshabandu Vajira Chitrasena was interviewed. (I had to get help of a few people to find out what Deshabandu means and now I understand what it is, I think it is very befitting her.) If you are at least tiny bit interested in Magerata and a woman who devoted 60 of 78 years of her life, for dancing and promoting the craft she matured, let the interview play in the background while you surf. It is worth the time.

Sanjana has done a fine job of recording just about half an hour appropriately  recorded at the Chitrasena and Vajira Dance School (The Chitrasena Kalayathanaya);

Vajira looks back at her life and recalls how she began to dance, what dance means to her, what’s changed from when the time she was an active dancer, her legacy alongside that of Chitrasena’s, what and who inspired her, the changes she brought about to traditional Kandyan dancing and the future of the Dance School in the hands of her children and grand-children.

Vajira Chitrasena, who had danced when Sri Lanka gained independence from the British and her presence in the field easily felt even today through her work and the Chitrasena Kalayathanaya. At the prime age of 78 years old, I some time wish to see her dance one more time. But I guess I have to settle to work of her grand children, which is fine because all of them are “Dancing For The Gods!” (ignore my uneducated comment if you read the article 🙂 )

President Rajapaksa Interviewed By AlJazeera, 101 East

In development, Economy, magerata, magerata video, Politics, Reconciliation on May 29, 2010 at 9:49 am
President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa

President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa

I am glad that President Rajapaksa decided to present himself to the world through the interview. It is the first international since the defeat of Terrorists. 101 East aslo discussed about the future of Sri Lanka.

Enjoy the video;

Indi does a better job of explaining

If Music Get Along So Well, Why Are We So Behind?

In Festival, magerata, magerata video on April 11, 2010 at 7:52 am

I am sure there is a message somewhere, I just can’t nail it! May Be because I have 2000 odd songs on my iPhone but not enough ones related to Sri Lanka.


Young Global Leader Nandasiri Wanninayaka on English and IT in rural villages

In development, IT to The Masses, magerata, magerata video on April 6, 2010 at 2:55 am

I found this video done by Young Asia Television. I like the drive in Mr Wanninayaka. I like his projects and I like what YA TV is doing. We need to bring leaders like Mr. Wanninayaka to the fore front of the world to show that Sri Lanka is more than marauding bunch. We need more like Mr. Wanninayaka recognized by oranizations like World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders. Enjoy the Show

Sri Lanka, Magerata Rated #2 In National Geographic’s Best 20 Islands To Visit.

In magerata, magerata video on March 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm

National Geographic rates Magerata, Sri Lanka at #2 in the 20 Best Islands in the world to visit. We were only second to Cuba and soon I want to beat them. There were many prestigious and beautiful islands that competed for this list. I am glad, Magerata is emerging from 30 year slumber.

The Beauty and the  Truth is hard to hide, enjoy.

I got the lead from OneSriLanka, Thanks

Best of Magerata, feel dizzy yet?

In magerata, magerata video on August 27, 2009 at 9:25 am

Even though there is a after taste looking for better cameramanship, I think this series gives a glimpse into magerata.