Daily Archives: April 4, 2015

Happy Sinhala New Year Greeting By The Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the Sri Lankan “Ministry of Defence” Website.


For those of YOU thinking that ‘the buggers‘ in Sri Lanka got it WRONG AGAIN, they actually did NOT in this instance.

‘Defence’ is not a typo or the wrong word! It is actually the correct British spelling of ‘Defense’. 


I Take Umbrage To Pope Francis’ Easter Statement Re. ‘Complicit Silence’ Over Christians Killed In Kenya!

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Click to access the U.K. “The Independent” article.

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Click to access “Huffington Post” coverage.


Dear Pope Francis. Let me be a tad blunt.

What HAVE YOU, in the name of Christ, done about the persecution and killings of Christians — the Kenyan massacre but one egregious example?

Pope Francis you can’t just go around, forever, taking selfies and making meaningless pronouncements WITHOUT taking some responsibility for what is happening in the World.

Pope Francis you have held this job for 2 full years.

The Honeymoon is over.

Time to GROW UP, STEP UP TO THE PLATE and be ACCOUNTABLE.
You can’t shrug away your responsibilities forever.

Though a great fan of yours (and the ONLY one that can prove in PRINT that I said you could be pope) I am getting a tad fed up with YOU.

You, thank God, are not I. I am nothing. So is everybody else on this world, bar YOU.

You are the VICAR of Christ.

You and YOU ALONE hold that amazing title.

Pope Francis, in case you have forgotten, let me PLEASE remind YOU.

You, Pope Francis, are VICAR OF CHRIST.

If I was Vicar of Christ, trust me, I would not tolerate the persecution and killings. I would be on HIS CASE.

Why are YOU, Pope Francis, as the Vicar of Christ, NOT doing anything other than making meaningless pronouncements and eating too much pasta?

Pope Francis, get on the blower or send an e-mail.

Tell Christ that YOU want this to end.

Pope Francis, PLEASE do NOT dissapoint me. Pope Francis PLEASE do NOT let the side down.

Pope Francis, in case you have forgotten, YOU are Vicar of CHRIST.

For Christ’s sake do something.


Don’t YOU Wish YOU Can Write ‘The English’ Like Us Sri Lankans Do?

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Click to ENLARGE and savor here. Use link below to access the ‘fairway galle’ Website with this classic Sri Lankan English.

Click here to access ‘fairway galle’ Website.


I was on the prowl for 2105 Sinhala Aluth Aurudu’ (New Year) posts/pictures from Sri Lanka when I stumbled upon this delightful site — because they had a Sinhala New Year cake picture from last year. Then I just happened to see the words.

Aahhhh! Queen’s English the Sri Lankan way. I just wish they had thrown in a few ‘buggers’, or at a minimum one ‘bugger’, in there — because Sri Lankan MALES when talking English insist on punctuating each sentence with at least one ‘bugger’. So if it was being spoken it would go something like: “You Bugger, would you like a home own, you bugger, in Fairway Galle, you bugger?” In Sri Lankan English ‘bugger’ is a throwaway term of endearment. To be referred as ‘bugger’ is to be included, much. 

“Like a home own” is quintessential Sri Lankan English. As is “amidst enhancements bold”. That is actually very powerful and poetic. If not for my scruples on matters such I would love to plagiarize that. I will have to work on variants.

So now you can realize why my English is so fractured and strained. I think in Sri Lankan English BUT try to conform as best as I can, and, as you know, don’t succeed that often.

Well, Happy Easter and Sinhala New Year to all you Buggers. 


The same site, in a slideshow, has this picture. Just cracked me up (you bugger). So typically Sri Lankan. Shameless and innocent. Yes, this, as far as I recall, has always been a proud National pastime (Sri Lankan buggers known to be a randy bunch) — shamelessly and openly gawking at the foreign tourist. I, alas, haven’t been able to partake in this since the 60s. Those days tourism wasn’t that prevalent and topless was frowned upon (in more than one way). But from what I have heard the Germans, who flock to Sri Lanka for the THREE ‘Ss’ — ‘sun‘, ‘sea‘ (and I can’t, you bugger, remember the third, which might have been ‘sleep’, ‘salt’ or ‘string hoppers), have insisted on their right to bare their boobs. The buggers, hospitable to a fault, acquiesce to please the tourist. So, go to Sri Lanka, the beaches are a delight behold much, and you can bare your boobs and be readily admired by tons of buggers who will stare bold shame none.

Laugh. Life is short. Fun is even shorter. 

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Click to ENLARGE. Slide Show from the same ‘fairwaygalle.com’ site as above. Click on image above to access.


Sinhala New Year Page on Pinterest — Neato.

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Google Doodle for Sinhala New Year 2015?
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Sinhala New Year.

>> Old Year 2014 — Apr. 13, 2014.
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>> Goodies cart.
>> 1st Sinhalese New Year 2014 post.
>> Google Doodle For Sri Lanka
>> Independence Day
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Click to access Pinterest. You might have to logon to Pinterest … They are becoming a bit obnoxious in their old age about people viewing their pages WITHOUT giving them an e-mail.


British Prime Minister, David Cameron, Loses 13 Pounds Since Christmas On A Low-Carb Diet. Bravo.

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Click to access “Business Insider” article.


I heard this on CNBC the other morning. It made me happy on multiple counts. Yet another validation, as if one is needed anymore, that low-carb diets, as I keep on stressing, really do work — and work dramatically well.

I am also glad for David Cameron. He is impressive, very presidential. I like him even though he is a British Conservative. I have, having had first hand experience of both, come to the realization that British ‘Conservative’ is a very different — tamer, friendlier and more disciplined animal — to American ‘GOP’. I think I could still be a British Conservative — as I was for many years, when I was an ardent fan of Margaret Thatcher.

That David likes peanuts cracks me up. Peanuts are my least favorite nut. I eat them, but never by choice. I am a Cashew man. I can eat many pounds of cashews a day — which is, of course, not conducive to my low-carb diet. So I have to use restraint. 


“Sex Tape”, The Movie, Does A Great Disservice To THE Cloud, In Particular Apple’s Cloud.

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Click to access imdb.com page for the 2014 comedy “Sex Tape”.


This was really the only movie I wanted to grab during last weekend’s free Starz preview on DirecTV. The premise of the movie appealed to me.

As the title clearly intimates (and I gather the working title for the movie was “Basic Math”) it is about a long-suffering married couple that video ‘tapes’ one of their escapades — albeit a 3.5 hour marathon, involving all the positions in the ‘1980s’ “Joys of Sex” and videographed on an iPad. As such, despite the ‘Tape’ in the title there was never a tape. It was all digital video clips — a USB stick the only media device that it ever ended up on. So it is not a tape per se that goes missing, liable to fall into the wrong hands. It is a 3.5 hour video clip.

It is an ‘OK’ movie. Mindless entertainment. Somewhat predictable but not hard to watch.

However the movie, in trying to achieve its goal of a video that goes missing, does untold damage to the credibility and integrity of the cloud. Basically makes the ‘cloud’ to be an out-of-control, anything goes entity. In reality it would be nigh impossible for the storyline of this comedy to happen in reality. For a start, as a pre-teen points out, you can, of course, delete items you upload onto a cloud. There is also this notion of ‘things’, in this case a 3.5 hour MP4 video clip, getting automatically downloaded, from the cloud, into various unattended iPads. While it is conceivable that you could have an APP that would do such a thing lets face the facts here. 3.5 hour video is going to be at least a ~3GB file. That is a big file to just download willy nilly. But there is also a statement that the Apple cloud is unmanageable! Upload something to the Apple cloud and you henceforth lose control of it.

But here is where gets really weird. Apple MUST have paid for product placement in this movie. Everything that is shown is Apple and iPad gets mentioned every few seconds. So why did Apple allow them to make out that there cloud is a mess? Strange.

I would not pay to watch this movie. But if you can get it for free it is worth sitting through — though the nude and sex scenes are not that great.