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British Rugby Giants “London Irish” & “Saracens” To Play In U.S. For St. Patrick’s Day.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access “London Irish” Webpage for this historic match.


Saracens are the current Aviva Premiership Champions. Also the holders of the Anglo-Welsh cup. Click image to access their Website.

This is big, actually HUGE, by any measure. Two European, albeit British, Rugby legends cum giants, playing an actual Premiership fixture in the U.S. — at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Yet another attempt to familiarize Americans with the sheer beauty of true British sports — cricket & Rugby. IF American audiences would JUST watch some good Rugby for 20 minutes they will realize that American football is so flaccid. So slow, so stop-start. I hope this match is televised.

Rugby in Britain is VERY EXCITING.

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by Anura Guruge

Ananda College, Sri Lanka Pays Homage To American Colonel Henry Olcott, Its Founder.

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by Anura Guruge

Ananda_CrestRelated posts:
List of prizes at Ananda.
>> Ananda College prize giving 1969.

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Click to ENLARGE.


Colonel Henry Steel Olcott [2 August 1832 – 17 February 1907], born in New Jersey, an officer during the Civil War, and a member of the committee that investigated Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, is NOT a well known figure in the U.S.

Not so in Sri Lanka (once Ceylon).

Henry Steel Olcott is a well known and well respected legend. His greatest and justified claim to fame is that he founded a number of Buddhist schools in Ceylon, my old alma mater, Ananda College, in Colombo, with 6,000 students in my time [i.e., 1958 to 1967] and now [per Wikipedia, 5,000], the largest. We were ‘taught’ about Olcott and his picture hung in the school (and I must admit that he comes across as being a bit scary, when you are a 6-year old boy in shorts, not used to men with such luxuriant beards).

Olcott other claim to fame was that he, with his ‘good friend’, Russian-born Helena Petrovna Blavatsky [1831 – 1891], converted to Buddhism in Ceylon — at that time the highest profile Westerns to do so. They were also the founders of the (to me the always very strange and confusing) Theosophical Society.

Anywho, I just thought I would share this with you. Checkout the Theosophical Society. It might appeal to YOU.


Blavatsky and Olcott in 1888 (from Wikipedia). Ananda College was founded 2 years prior to this picture being taken.

Why Is Chubby Christie Even Mentioning ‘Nudity’ When ‘Christie’ & ‘Nude’ Are NOT Two Words You Want In The Same Sentence.


Anura Guruge

A Few Related posts:
1. Privacy of the British royals — Sep. 15, 2012.
2. Kate Middleton topless: the conspiracy — Sep. 18, 2012.
3. Kate Middleton topless: No BIG deal — Sep. 14, 2012.

Click to access the U.K. 'The Guardian' article. Yes, I bet the blimp would love to get a grip of our 'Prince'.

Click to access the U.K. ‘The Guardian’ article. Yes, I bet the blimp would love to get a grip of our ‘Prince’.

I think there is something perverse and Freudian in Chubby Cheeks Christie talking about nudity, especially about our Prince.

Now to be fair I like the C.C.C.! I appreciate what he did for my President. Thanks buddy.

Prince Harry cracks me up. That he is considered Royal is so very British. I am not that great at seeing family resemblances but I ‘knew’ James Hewitt and to me the resemblance is beyond uncanny.

The real dad?

As somebody I know, who too has British Blue Blood though his ancestors were from the wrong side of the Royal blanket said: ‘I have to be drunk and squinting NOT to see the resemblance‘.

Yes, while I know of all the denials I just can’t help see his ol’ dad in him. Not that it matters. It is all part of the rich tapestry of royal heritage. And now that I am a born-again Royalist, I will support him and root for him irrespective. Good genes in any case.

I don’t get C.C.C. Does he force his wife to see him naked or do they have a truce? I definitely hope so, because that reminds me of cruel and unnatural punishment, even for a woman married to a Republican. Yikes.

But please C.C.C. Don’t talk about nudity. Not a nice word coming from you. I will confess that it is quite a powerful deterrent against eating, not that I have any problems when it comes to overeating these days.

I will let my 2nd favorite newspaper in the whole world tell the story.