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Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013 Thankfully Ends On A Positive Conciliatory Note. Hurrah For Our Great Commonwealth!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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The Commonwealth leaders, to my delight and gratitude, demonstrated our
shared, inherent,
British ingrained CLASS.

Disagreements aside this is still one heck of ‘strictly by invitation only’ club.

This was good.

Long Live THE Commonwealth
in all its Glory.


Click to access original coverage from the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Click to access original coverage from the Australian Broadcasting Corp.


Click to access coverage and the other pictures from the Sri Lanka 'Daily News' --  my newspaper when I was a boy in Ceylon. See below.

Click to access coverage and the other pictures from the Sri Lanka ‘Daily News’ — my newspaper when I was a boy in Ceylon. See below.



Talking about the ‘Daily News‘ got me thinking about their iconic ‘Lake House‘ — their headquarters in Colombo, Ceylon when I was growing up.

I used to visit ‘Lake House’ on a fairly regular basis and it was also a ‘meeting place’ for the family if we were in different cars or taxis. It would be, lets meet outside ‘Lake House’.

I just went looking for a picture. I found one below. Wow.

LOGO_LAKE_HOUSE-ANCL
There was NO big tree there when I was a boy! Can you see the steps? I still can see myself running up and down those steps in shorts. They seemed much bigger. I could be wrong but I remember some kind of water feature in front. Possibly a fountain. Does anybody remember that? I think there was a round-about.

Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013: Apparently Deranged Sri Lankan Journalist Blasphemously Bad Mouths Churchill After David Cameron Remarks!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. From the ‘London Evening Standard’. Use link below to access original.

Click to ENLARGE. From the ‘London Evening Standard’. Use link below to access original.

Click to access the ‘London Evening Standard’ original.


Click to access BBC coverage.

Click to access BBC coverage.


This is the same obviously misguided and indubitably uneducated female who has been ranting about Sri Lanka leaving THE Commonwealth. I will not mention her blackened name because the last thing I want is to give this ‘disgrace’ any more publicity.

I have NEVER been so glad and relieved that I have not been Sri Lankan for 30 years! IF I believed in a god, I would thank that god that I am not Sri Lankan.

Churchill, like so many other OUTSTANDING world leaders, and U.S. Lincoln and Grant also come to mind, did solemnly believe in “in peace, magnanimity”. It is even possible that dear Winston borrowed that from Lincoln.

It is no great secret that in my personal pantheon of gods Dear Winston is the Babylonian ‘Anu’!
(You will have to look that up if your Babylonian mythology is rusty).

Of course, in always 20/20 hindsight, Winston did make some huge blunders in WW I and WW II. But so did Lincoln. That does not make either a bad person. They were doing their best per what they had and what they were told was best.

I really despair. Such arrant nonsense make Sri Lankans look bad.

I am also NOT happy that Cameron mentioned Winston and the Sri Lankan president in the same sentence. Yes, they were both victorious but Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war, despite how bad it was, was NOT WW II! Other than that the only similarity that I see in the two are that they are both corpulent — albeit with Winston, as ever, doing it in style.

This to me was the most inglorious moment, so far, re. CHOGM 2013.