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Sri Lanka’s Draconian COVID-19 Lockdown & Curfew — Justifiable Or Overkill?

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Headline from today — PLUS two of MY posts re. Sri Lanka & China. Just search for them on the block. Shouldn’t be hard to find.


Yes, of course, absolutely bloody brilliant. WOW. Who would have thought.

Just 7 deaths — though, of course, even ONE death is too much.

They, especially the government & health professionals deserve much kudos & applause for this superhuman achievement.

Left the developed countries in the dust by quite a FEW orders of magnitude.

Yes, the numbers may not be fully accurate. But, I doubt whether, worst case, it is off by much more than say 1/100th. So, maybe 64,900 cases & 700 deaths. That is still absurdly low.


Until last night, when a cousin living in Sri Lanka, who happens to be a doctor, told me the details, I was NOT aware of the draconian lockdown & curfew.

They shut down all ‘ports’ — inbound & outbound. Not just passengers, goods as well.

It has been FORTRESS SRI LANKA for over a month.

They sure managed to keep the virus in check. BRAVO.


But, but, but … was it worth it?

At WHAT a huge cost?

I am sure that they will study this at Harvard, in years to come, as a Case Study. Was it the right thing to do?

Yes, when they started the lockdown, they, obviously, did not know what the infection & death rates were going to be.


But, the unintended consequences! WOW.

It, of course, has decimated the economy and the economy was already in BAD SHAPE following the tourist slump post the Easter 2019 ‘incident’.

People will DIE because of poverty!

This is sad. This is BAD.

Yes, of course, this being Sri Lanka there is dirty politics involved!

And China.

China will gain even more control.

All in all, I do not think this is good.

But, I am NOT an expert and I have no skin in the game.


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by Anura Guruge

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014: Sneak Peek At The Possible Georges Duboeuf Label Design.


Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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>> Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 REVIEW
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2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
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Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014 Is Thursday November 20 — I, With Relish, Kick Open This Year’s Season.


Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 Anura GurugeI can’t hardly wait. I am all set. I can already feel that warm, fruity, somewhat earthy, very satisfying flavor in my mouth.

I contacted Georges Duboeuf a couple of weeks ago and got two e-mails yesterday saying that I have been added to the list that will updates on the progress of the Beaujolais Nouveau. I am psyched. So I will be in a position to keep you abreast even better.

So heads up. The season is upon us. Let us enjoy. Life is short, Beaujolais Nouveau is a joy.


Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 Should Still Be Good In January, February Or Even Into March 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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On Monday of this week I was surprised to see that Market Basket in Concord had about 6 bottles of the 2013 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau tucked away on one of their end-cap shelves. Wow. It was still marked at the original $10.99 price.

Got me thinking. There is NO REASON not to buy a bottle or two even now.

I drank my second bottle earlier this week. It was still outstanding. IF anything it wasn’t as tart, i.e., it was real gentle on the palate.

That Beaujolais Nouveau turns to vinegar in a few months is not really the case. As I just said I drank a 2013 bottle earlier this week — and it was FINE, just as I had expected it to be. This is NOT the first time I have drunk Beaujolais Nouveau in January or February.

In some past years the N.H. Liquor Store would start discounting the Nouveau come the next year. IF I happened to see such a mark-down I was known to typically grab some. I have never been disappointed. But, yes, this can be vintage dependent — though I am fairly sure that today’s vinters do put some amount of ‘preservatives’ into the Nouveau to keep it stable on the long, bumpy trip over the U.S. of A. So, I think that helps.

Bottom line, if you see a bottle grab it, especially if it has been discounted. It is worth the risk. I can’t see it getting too ‘tart’ this quickly. Have a glass and say ‘Cheers to the Good Life’.

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Portsmouth, N.H. Liquor Store Has A TON Of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 — IF You Still Have A Hankering.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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P1090165I happened to stop by yesterday when we were in Portsmouth and was amazed to see that they still had this much left.

That is good, though I was very surprised.

The Wolfeboro N.H. Liquor Store had been sold out for weeks.

I tried to get some sense out of the employees but, alas, they are not Beaujolais Nouveau experts. To them it is just another brand that they stock. They can’t remember whether these are cases left over from the original shipment in November or whether they got a recent shipment. If they got a second shipment — that seems strange. You would have thought that they would have got everything out for THE DAY.

But this is good news. Storm the store. Buy it all up while they have some in store.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 May Already Be SOLD OUT In New Hampshire, If Not The U.S. High Demand, Less Stock.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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On Thursday, December 5, 2013, while in Wolfeboro for Devanee’s Clearlakes Chorale practice I swung by the New Hampshire Liquor Store there to see how the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 was doing. I was even planning to buy two more bottles given how much I enjoyed the bold taste of this year’s pressing.

I was foiled.

They were sold out.

They were sold out on the DAY. But, for Wolfeboro that meant November 22, 2013. Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 day + 1.

Appears that that they didn’t get their shipment delivered till Friday. Dear, dear, dear.

I am so glad that I bought mine, on the day, in Portsmouth.

Also appears that they ONLY got 2 cases.

They had got 14 cases last year. This year, citing production restrictions due to a smaller harvest, which I had heard about, Wolfeboro was told that they would only get 5 cases.

In the end they got 2.

Somebody came and bought a complete case. That left one. The bottles from that were gone that very day.

This is good — in a way. I am glad.

It was a good wine. I still have an unopened bottle. I will check around to see if any are still available in N.H. or the Web.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 Close To Being Sold Out In Concord, NH.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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… A Keeper. A Winner — Nov. 15, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: At NH Liquor Stores, Nov. 15, $9.99
Nov. 14, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Review By Professional Close To My Assessment
Nov. 16, 2012.


I was visiting the ‘small’ (auxiliary) NH Liquor Store on Fort Eddy Road, Concord, NH, this afternoon and as is my wont of late checked on the price and availability of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012.

Kind of bad news for us on both fronts, but good news for Georges Duboeuf and the NH Liquor stores. The price is still $9.99 (with no discounts in sight) and they only have 3 bottles left. I talked to the manager. Per him that is all they have. So we are unlikely to see it get discounted in January. Most likely those three bottles, prominently placed at the front of the store, will get swept up in the New Year’s Eve buying binge.

At the Market Basket, 3 doors down on the same mall, they had 9 bottles left, again at $9.99. Those were on the ground, next to the main aisle. I am surprised they have not got kicked. Given their location, they may last a bit longer unless somebody runs into them with their cart.

I am sure that you will be able to find a few bottles here and there into 2013, especially online. Plus, there are other labels too.

But, this is just a heads up. Supplies are running out. If you fancy another bottle or haven’t had a bottle as yet, I would do my best to pick one up this weekend. There might be more bottles left at supermarkets as opposed to the Liquor Stores.

Enjoy. It was a good year.

Happy New Year. Hear is to Beaujolais Nouveau 2013. May it be another cracker.

Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 NOT ‘On Sale’ As Yet In NH Liquor Stores, But A Couple Of ‘Bargains’


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
¤ Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Fruity, Tangy
… A Keeper. A Winner — Nov. 15, 2012.
¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: At NH Liquor Stores, Nov. 15, $9.99
Nov. 14, 2012.

NH Liquor Store December 2012 price list -- the Beaujolais section.

NH Liquor Store December 2012 price list — the Beaujolais section. Click to access the full price list as a PDF from the NH Liquor Store Website.


The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 display at the Wolfeboro Liquor Store on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Click to ENLARGE

The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 display at the Wolfeboro Liquor Store on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Click to ENLARGE

I had thought we might see a price drop in the awfully compelling 2012 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau from $9.99 to $7.99, now that November had come and gone. This has been the case in the past though that might have been after Christmas. I will keep an eye.

Per the Wolfeboro Liquor Store, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the ‘Nouveau’ was selling well. They claimed to have sold 3 cases in the two weeks. Not sure if that is good or bad. They had three cases on display when I bought my bottle on ‘Nouveau‘ day. They were still using the same stacked 3 cases display. Could have been three different cases, or just a new case on top, the other two the same. I was at the Rochester Hannaford’s the day before Thanksgiving. They have a large wine aisle — double width. They had the same 3 case display, but only 2 bottles were missing from the top case. Again not sure how many cases they might have sold prior to that. I will stay on top of this and let you know as soon as they go on discount. Promise.