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Sri Lanka February 4, 2021, 73rd Independence Day — Stories From The Past.

by Anura Guruge


Happy Sri Lanka (or Ceylon)
Independence Day 2021.

73-year anniversary.

Wow.

It has sure been a chequered seven-decades.


Google yet again has recycled a previous
Google Doodle for this year.
Well, it is better than nothing.
At least this year they got the title right.
‘Independence day’, NOT ‘National Day‘.


Do NOT forget that it was I, 7-years ago, that contacted Google & requested a Google Doodle for Independence Day. SMILE.

My 2013 Google Doodle & the one in 2015.


Some of my prior posts well worth revisiting.

Click to access original post.


Click to access related post, from 2015.


Click to access this post, with some great newspaper clips.


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Last Google Doodles:
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by Anura Guruge


Google Doodle For Sri Lanka February 4, 2019 Independence Day — Recycled From Last Year.

by Anura Guruge


Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Last Year’s


As with last year Google INCORRECTLY refers to it as
“Sri Lanka National Day”.

Nope. It is INDEPENDENCE DAY.

 


Though it is RECYCLED from last year, this will, nonetheless, make a LOT of people, like 14 million, very happy.

Having snubbed them in 2016 & 2014, Google has again honored Sri Lankan Independence Day, 2019 — 71th anniversary.

I, as the World knows, got the very 1st Google Doodle for Sri Lanka, for Independence Day, in 2013. So, I have connection …

For reasons that I cannot fathom, Google, as they also did (incorrectly) in 2015, again calls it “National Day“. NOT SO! Google should Google that. It is INDEPENDENCE DAY — 70-years.

My 2013 Google Doodle & the one in 2015.


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by Anura Guruge


Sri Lanka 70th Independence Day Parade, Colombo, February 4, 2018 — YouTube Video.

by Anura Guruge



I happened to see these images and they looked pretty impressive.
So, I went looking for a YouTube video.

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They seem to have gone all out. Looks grand, and Galle Face, which I remember well, looks a treat.

National Anthem is done very well too.

Well, big anniversary, 70 years.

The only thing that made me sad & mad was the parade of stupid German cars. But, what can I say. My brethren are not that enlightened. Very enamored by all things shiny irrespective significance or background.


Last Google Doodles:
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A Test Win By Sri Lanka On 70th Anniversary, Independence Day, February 4, 2018, Will Make Their DAY!

by Anura Guruge


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Having ‘just’ watched close-of-play, Day 4, on February 3, 2018 — I would have to say that Sri Lanka has a VERY GOOD chance of winning this 1st Test on Sunday, February 4 — Independence Day. With luck, they might even be able to get it done by mid-afternoon.

That would be VERY special for Sri Lanka.

An impressive Google Doodle and a Test Win. Doesn’t get much better than that.


Last Google Doodles:
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by Anura Guruge


Standout Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 70th Anniversary, Independence Day — February 4, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Use link on image to access Google original.


This will make a LOT of people, like 14 million, very happy.

Having snubbed them in 2016 & 2014, Google has honored Sri Lankan Independence Day, 2018 — 70th anniversary at that — with a Google Doodle. A standout one at that — featuring the Maroon & Gold of the Ananda College colors. I am glad.

I, as the World knows, got the very 1st Google Doodle for Sri Lanka, for Independence Day, in 2013. So, I have connection …

For reasons that I cannot fathom, Google, as they also did (incorrectly) in 2015, again calls it “National Day“. NOT SO! Google should Google that. It is INDEPENDENCE DAY — 70-years.

My 2013 Google Doodle & the one in 2015.


Last Google Doodles:
Check Category ‘Google Doodle’.


by Anura Guruge


‘Trinidad and Tobago’ Gained Independence This Day 55-Years Ago; August 31, 1962.

by Anura Guruge



From what I can see Google has never done a Google Doodle for this Independence Day.

‘Trinidad and Tobago’ is special to any cricket lover — hence my interest.

The list of GREATS from Trinidad and Tobago is long and storied and begins with Learie Constantine — who, alas, was way before my time. Then there is Brian Lara.

Then there is Deryck Murray, Ian Bishop, the Bravo brothers, Ravi Rampaul etc. etc.

My favorite, however, is Larry Gomes from the 1970s.


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Dynamic Google Doodle For Ukraine Independence Day 2017.

by Anura Guruge


 

Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Use above link to access original.
Click image to ENLARGE and read here.


And, IF you haven’t seen them on “America’s Got Talent 2017
this amazing, high-tech dance troupe, “Light Balance
is from Ukraine.

ENJOY!


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A Very Distinguished Google Doodle For India’s Independence Day, 2017 (August 15).

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Google Doodle.

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Use above link to access original.
Click image to ENLARGE and read here.


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A Rather Interesting Google Doodle For “Israel Independence Day 2017” — Yom Ha’atzmaut.

by Anura Guruge


Study this Doodle carefully
and see if YOU can spot a theme.

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Google Disappoints Sri Lanka Once More — No Google Doodle For 2017 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year).

by Anura Guruge


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I have been keeping an eye for the last few hours. Checked a few minutes ago at 9:10pm U.S. Eastern time. It was 6:40am on Friday, April 14, 2017.

So, well into the morning in Sri Lanka so to speak. Avurudu is well underway.

They have been hoping for an Avurudu Google Doodle for years after I managed to get the very first Doodle for Independence Day in 2013.

But they have yet to do one for New Year or Vesak.

Ironically, to add salt to the wound, they do New Year Doodles for Thailand and Bangladesh who also celebrate more or less on the same day.

Well, there is always next year.

Happy New Year, irrespective.

 


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by Anura Guruge