Monday, December 03, 2007

Murali breaks Warne's record

Muttiah Muralitharan become the highest test wicket-taker ever after breaking Shane Warne's record of 708 Test wickets. Murali dismissed Paul Collingwood during England's first innings in Kandy to take his 709th wicket.

Bomb Found Near TNA member MK Shivagilingam's House

Police and airforce bomb disposal unit has found a bomb near MK Shivagilingam's house. A Civilian has informed about this and the bomb was in a parcel near a public telephone booth.
Later bomb was defused by Air Force bomb disposal unit at around 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bomb Blast in Nugegoda - Sudpects LTTE

A suicide bomb attack took place today (28 November, 2008) afternoon around 5.45 pm S. De. S Jayasinghe Mawath - Nugegoda Boa tree. Eye Vastness says LTTE suicide bomber blew herself when Police officials trying to check a suspecting female.

A bus and several other vehicles which were parked near NoLimit shop caught fire after this incident. 17 died and 37 civilians injured.Those who were wounded were immediately rushed to the general hospital at Kalubowila.


LTTE suicide blast in Narahenpita

A LTTE suicide bomber blew her bomb inside Social Services and Social Welfare Ministry Ministry, on the Isipathana road, Narahenpita, in the Colombo city limits around 8.05 this morning. Police suspect target of the bomber would have been Minister Dougles Devananda. However minister was not injured. Three body guards were injured from the incident and public relations officer of minister Devananda, Mr. Stephen Peries died after admitting to the hospital.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Defense Secretary Wow This Will be Prabakaran’s Final Birthday Celebration

Major terror leader Velupillei Prabakaran celebrates his 53rd birthday on 27th of November 27, 2007. As a tradition he broadcasts worldwide a special speech celebrating his birthday every year. The main objective is to collect funds for his terrorist activities from LTTE supporters worldwide. But recently Mig fighter jets bobbed LTTE illegal satellite broadcasting station and as a result Prabakaran’s this year speech catered only some LTTE cadres and few innocent civilians who were forced by LTTE to attend for the ceremony.

Government’s defense warrior Gotabhaya Rajapakshe responding to terror leaders birth day speech wowed that this will be the final birthday celebration of Prabakaran. An advisor and a decision maker Anton Balasingham died last year and LTTE political leader S. P Thamil Chelvam was bombed this month isolating Prabakaran in the war front.

Defense secretary also noted that LTTE has not gained anything for Tamils but lives of 20 000 innocent Tamil youths and children.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Rare Pictures of Sacred Tooth Relic

One of our readers has sent us some rare pictures of sacred tooth relic of Lord Gautham Buddha. We are publishing it in our blog or you all. Thanks Chatura for your contribution.


Friday, November 23, 2007

New IT Park for Sri Lanka from SLIIT

Sri Lanka's largest IT degree awarding institute, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) is planning to start a new information technology park within it's campus premises. This BOI approved project is a joint venture between SLIIT and Ernst and Young International an international auditing firm from India.
The new project to be initialized early 2008 and I have observed early construction work already. SLIIT students will be highly benefited from this project as institute can guarantee jobs for successful students in emerging IT and BPO field.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sri Lanka Bans LTTE Proactive TRO

Sri Lankan governemnt has decided to ban a NGO called Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, a front end used by LTTE terorists to collect money and other aids from intrnational community for LTTE's terrorist activities. However TRO was found guilty fro their activities and US government freezed all the assets of TRO. Earlier in 2006 Central Bank of Sri Lanka freezed all the bank accounts of TRO as they were caught directly supporting LTTE. Meanwhile the International Leader of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), Vinayagamurthi and his wife were taken in to custody in the US. He is believed to be a master mind behind LTTE naval strength. He is supposed to be involved with developing and the use of sea Submarines in their sea attacks.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oil Barrel Reaches 100 Dollars

Price of an oil barrel rose up to $99.29 breaking previous record of $98.62. As marcket sources say, Main reason beind this hike is the tight global oil supply.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Australia Won by 96 Runs

Despite of Sangakkara’s marvelous 192 Sri Lanka lost to Australiya in the second test also. However Sangakkara’s dismissal was a controversial one.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Australia Afraid of Muttiah Muralitharan

As the forth day of Murali Warne Cup ends Sri Lanka is 246 for 3 wickets and lagging behind 260 towards the victory. Australia was 542 for their first innings and in reply Sri Lanka only gathered 246 runs. Then for the second innings Australian captain decided to declare their inning at 210 giving a target of 507 for the unpredictable lions.

The other main reason which made Ponting to declare was to stop Murali from breaking Shane Warnes world record of 506 wickets. Muttiah is only 5 wickets behind from the world record.

Sri Lanka Budget-2008 Passed by a Majority

President Mahinda Rajapaksa's third Budget presented in the Parliament by the President him self as the Minister of Finance on behalf of the Government was passed by obtaining 118 votes while 102 voted against.JVP, UNP and TNA voted against. Nandana Gunatillake and Wijedasa Rajapakse abstained from voting.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Come on Murali - Only 6 more

World's second highest test wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan is only 6 more wickets behind Australiyan cricket super star Shane Warne as the first day of Australiya Vs Sri Lanka ends. At the end of the first day, Australiya is 329 for 3. Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan and Sanath Jayasuriya took one wickets each.

US Treasury Freezes Funds of Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO)

The US Department of the Treasury recently announced that it would furtherance freeze the US held assets of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), a charitable organisation that acts as a front to facilitate fund-raising and procurement for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO ), an LTTE front, in the USA in furtherance of its declared aim of financially isolating terrorist groups and their support networks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

SLT New Tariff Revision

Sri Lanka’s largest fixed line operator, Sri Lanka Telecom has revised it’s call charges in accordance with recent court order. Under this new scheme SLT subscribers will be charged only for what they use in other words, per second billing.

Following table contains new call charges for SLT users per minute without vat(actual billing is done per second basis).

Apart from these charges there is a start-up charge of Rs 1.50 for every call. The best thing is all SLT customers will receive upto Rs 400 worth free usage every month and the new rental for home users are Rs 345.00.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Major Terror leader Thamilchelvan killed bt Sri Lanka Air Force Air Raid

LTTE official news web sites and Peace Secretariat office of LTTE have confirmed that S. P Thamaichlvan has died by a SLAF air raid. In the morning defense ministry website reported that Air Force supersonic fighter jets have simultaneously carried out two air sorties targeting a gathering place of LTTE leaders and a Black Tiger base in Kilinochchi this morning, November 2nd.

Several other international news agencies like AFP and Rauters also reported that this well known terror leader has been killed by the air attack in the dawn.

The other high profile terrorists killed in the air raid were identified as Anpumani (Alex), Mikuthan, Neathaji, Aadchiveal and Vaakaikkumaran.


WiMax Broadband from Dialog

Sri Lanka’s Dialog Telecom has rolled out a new wireless internet broadband system using Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) technology. WiMax a IEEE 802.16 standard based wirless technology which provides last mile broadband access to subscribers.
At the moment Dialog offers four variations of three broadband packages.
Speed 1 - 1Mbps Down / 256 Kbps Up + Mail box
Speed 2 - 2Mbps Down / 512 Kbps Up + 5 Mail boxes + 10MB web space
Speed 2+ - 2Mbps Down / 512 Kbps Up + Static IP+ 5 Mail boxes + 10MB web space
Speed 4 - 5Mbps Down / 512 Mbps Up + Static IP+ 5 Mail boxes + 10MB web space

Speed 4 package has a monthly rental of Rs.13000 and Rs 5000 connection fee. Speed 1 package has a monthly rental of Rs.4000.
Current leased lines offered by SLT are priced between Rs 20 000 to Rs 200 000. However SLT also initiated a WiMax project earlier to Dialog Telekom middle of last year. But still they are not offering WiMax broad band commercially.

Monday, October 29, 2007

LTTE manipulating Colombo stock marcket?

The roller coaster ride of the pivotal Colombo stock exchange despite the overwhelming success of the governments USD 500 million sovereign bond has raised fears of a possible manipulation of the bourse by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

In the backdrop of the Sri lankan Central Bank warning that a person failing to report a suspicious financial transaction could face a fine of up to one million Sri Lankan Rupees, a former Secretariat for Coordinating Peace Process (SCOPP) official has revealed the possible participation of the LTTE in the Colombo Stock Exchange.

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is the only stock exchange licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka.

Shanaka Jayasekera, a researcher of the Centre for Policy, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism of Macquarie University, Australia has alleged that it was revealed by the SCOPP of the "possible participation of the LTTE in the CSE".

In his research paper, the expert said that with LTTE's main supply and procurement lines disrupted by the Sri Lankan Navy with its 10th -- floating ware house -- ship sunk south east off Dondra Head recently, the tigers were being pushed to find new avenues of raising finances to continue their arms conflict.

In this backdrop, investment in the CSE provides a good opportunity to raise funds for the rebels to fight the government, Jayasekara said, adding this allegation had come to light during British investigations on the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO), a known LTTE supporter.

Mukesh becomes world's richest

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday became the richest person in the world, surpassing American software czar Bill Gates, Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim Helu and famous investment guru Warren Buffett, courtesy the bull run in the stock market.

Following a strong share price rally today in his three group companies -- India's most valued firm Reliance Industries, Reliance Petroleum and Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Ltd -- the net worth of Mukesh Ambani rose to 63.2 billion dollars (Rs 2,49,108 crore).

In comparison, the net worth of both Gates and Slim is estimated to be slightly lower at around 62.29 billion dollars each, with Slim leading among the two by a narrow margin.

Warren Buffett, earlier the third richest in the world, also dropped one position with a net worth of about 56 billion dollars.

Ambani's wealth of about Rs 2,49,000 crore includes about Rs 2,10,000 crore from RIL (50.98 per cent stake), Rs 37,500 crore from RPL (37.5 per cent) and Rs 2,100 crore from RIIL (46.23 per cent).

Slim's wealth has been calculated on the basis of his stake in companies like America Movil (30 per cent), Carso Global (82 per cent), Grupo Carso (75 per cent), Inbursa (67 per cent), IDEAL (30 per cent) and Saks Inc (10 per cent).

According to information available with the US and Mexican stock exchanges where these companies are listed, Slim currently holds shares worth a total of USD 62.2993 billion, with more than half coming from Latin American mobile major America Movil. Slim is closely followed by Gates with a net worth of 62.29 billion dollars currently.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

TiGo Introduces Per Second Billing

For the first time in Sri Lankan mobile history TiGo introduces per second billing for it’s pre paid customers. By this method subscribers only have to pay only for what they use. Under this new method outgoing calls to any network will be 10 cents per second and outgoing to TiGo numbers will be 5 cents. And also incoming calls from any network are 2 minutes free and thereafter 10 cents per second. Incoming from TiGo numbers are totally free at any time.

TiGo also offers a total incoming free plan without any daily rental.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Longest Bridge

The longest bridge ever built in Sri Lanka declared open on 25th October. This bridge links North Central Province and Eastern Province across Mahawali at Manampitiya. The Bridge 302 m. in length, 10.4 meters wide is located at the 81st kilometer of Maradankadawala, Habarana-Thrikkundiyadimadu road in the Pollonnaruwa district.

This has been built at a cost of Rs.1.3 billion with help from the Japan international co-operation agency. The importance is it has took only two years to complete the construction work of this bridge

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Air Force Loose 9 Air Crafts Due To LTTE Attacks

According to official statements by Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka, SLAF has lost 9 aircrafts after the LTTE attack on Anuradhapura airbase.

Pictures of aircrafts destroyed by LTTE attack on Anuradhapura airbase.

Beach Craft (Surveillance aircraft) - one

PT-6 (Basic trainer) - three

BELL 206 (Basic helicopter trainer) - one

MI 24 (Helicopter gun ship) - one

K-8 (Advance trainer) - one

A Picture of BELL 212 helicopter crashed in Mihintale due to technical failure.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SLT Mobitel Reduces Call Charges

Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel has reduced their tariff one again. Now Mobitel subscribers can experience the lowest outgoing rates within the same mobile network which is Rs.2/= per minute(Between 6.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m and 11.00p.m to 6.00am). SMS are just Rs 1/=(24 Hrs) and MMS 2/=(24Hrs).
SLT offers variety of pre paid and post paid packages and SMART5 is the most famous pre paid revolution among them.

SMART5 Call Charges

Outgoing : Rs. 5.00 (Any Network)
Rs. 2.00 (Between 11.00 p.m -6.00 a.m) (Any Network)

Incomming : 2 mins Free. Thereafter 5 per minute. Rs. 2.00 (Between 11.00 p.m -6.00 a.m)

The good thing is subscribers will get a 10% discount on all above charges and 20% discount after using a SMART5 connection for 2 years. Apart from above smart features subscribers can even activate “Any8” feature and “Total Incoming Free” feature for just Rs. 5/= per day. Total Incoming Free is good if you are a crazy listener. Any8 is similar to Dialog’s My5 but in Any8 you can add 8 numbers of any networks(even land lines). Outgoing will be Rs. 3/= and SMS will be 0.75 Cents. The other good thing is you can change these numbers 8 times a month without any extra cost.
You can activate these features by sending and sms saying “allincfree” to 7678. Then you can dial 141 and add your most frequently called numbers.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

LTTE Attack on Anuradhapura Airbase - Sri Lanka

Pictures of recent LTTE attack on Anuradhapura Airbase, Sri Lanka. Videos will be uploaded if available in the future.

Sri Lanka Telecom Reduces Tariff

Sri Lanka’s largest fixed line operator Sri Lanka Telecom has recently announced a tariff revision in compliance with the recent court order. A group of SLT customers filed a case in Supreme Court against current billing system of SLT.
New SLT tariff plan:
Monthly Rental : Rs 350.00 (Domestic) / Rs 950.00 (Business) / Rs 50 (Religious)
Free Outgoing : Rs 400.00 there after usage will be calculated on per second basis.

Hutch Connects One Million Users

Sri Lanka’s budget mobile telephony operator Hutch recently passed one million subscriber base hurdle. Although almost all four companies figure out their subscriber base in millions actual active numbers of connections are not exposed to public.
Hutch caters lower usage market of Sri Lankan mobile telephony market and has been able to reach even most rural parts of Sri Lanka. Although Hutch subscribers frequently experience call drops, delayed message delivery, poor signal quality and network busy, most of them are bound to Hutch’s unique low tariff plans. However it is expected Sri Lankan mobile phone charges will be reduced more when Airtel launch it’s operations next year.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sri Lanka Air Base comes under attack by LTTE Terrorists

Several small groups of LTTE carders and a light air plane started an attack on Sri Lankan air base at Anuradhapura at about 3.20am (22 October).
According to officials, a MI 24 helicoper and a K8 air craft have severely damaged. Another Bell 212 helicoter has crached in to a jungle near Mihinthale along with two pilots and two gunmans. Officials say this is due to a technical fault of the helicopter.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Players

One of the few IT related competitions, National Best Quality Software Awards 2007 was recently held in Colombo with the participation of IT proffesionals, University students and many other key personals of various industries.
The National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) competition is an annual event organized by the British Computer Society Sri Lanka (BCSSL) Section. The avowed objectives of the NBQSA competition are threefold : To provide recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka who/which have contributed to the development of ICT, to create a window to gain international recognition for locally developed ICT products and to improve standards and the quality of local ICT products and services to be able to compete in the international market place.
Three groups from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) won Gold, Silver and a Merit award at this event.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Business People

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology -SLIIT is calling applications for Business Management degree. This is a new degree level course which is offered by the institute which is designed to fulfill the industry requirements for qualified business personals. This three year degree course is offerd with collaboration of Sheffield Hallam University-Uk. By this approach Sri Lankan students can earn an foreign degree at an affordable price. For more info visit SLIIT web site.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Two army soldiers injured in shooting incident - Colombo

Two army personnel clad in civil dresses were shot and injured by an unidentified pistol man around 2.30 p.m in Colombo today, October 05th.

According to the available information, the incident took place in the close vicinity to the Darusalam School in Maligawaththa, Colombo.

Two victims were rushed to the National hospital in Colombo for immediate medical attention, sources further added.

Valuable Information on this incident are being revealed by the police questioning few suspicious people who have been arrested in the subsequent search operation conducted in the area.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Air Force targets top LTTE leader; confirms hideout destroyed - Vishvamadu

Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets targeted a hideout of a very senior LTTE leader which was located at Vishvamadu, in the north of Iranamadu this morning (October 2). Air force sources said that the target was completely destroyed in the air raid that took place at 6.30 a.m.

The sources further said that the target was taken after keeping it under air surveillance for a long time whilst the ground intelligence sources had continuously updated its recent activities.

Defence intelligence sources said that the hideout also was a frequent meeting place for the LTTE kingpins where they used to plan major terrorist attacks.

SLT partners with PC House to distribute Broadband Internet

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the country’s only integrated telecommunication service provider recently signed an agreement with PC House, a leading IT Solutions provider in Sri Lanka to expand its sales distribution channel for the company’s Broadband products. Through this initiative SLT will be able to offer Broadband products to its customers via 41 PC House branches including North and East in addition to SLT teleshop’s and Regional offices island wide.

PC House will serve customers with SLT Broadband products such as Entrée Package, Home Express Package and the Office Express Package on ADSL technology which provides download speed up to 2Mbps connectivity. Any customers can purchase equipment such as PCs/Laptops, ADSL modems and routers from any PC House branch with the technical support for the configuration. Also with this initiative PC House will accept new applications for the SLT Broadband products.

Speaking on the significance of the tie up, Shoji Takahashi, CEO of SLT said: “I am proud to go forward with this venture with an innovative company such as PC House. Their support will go a long way in helping us to popularize Broadband service in urban and rural areas of the country equally.”

This partnership will expand SLT’s sales outlets for its Broadband products through PC House branch network and their Mobile PC buses becoming the authorised dealer of SLT Broadband services.

“We have tied up with SLT in order to go to rural areas and provide connectivity via ADSL through the company. The partnership ensures that PC House provides the hardware component while SLT provides the software component to supply Broadband connectivity. This will enable potential customers from rural areas to be able to access the Internet. We will be going for a joint marketing venture with SLT and we will take this forward through synchronizing the strengths of both companies,” S H M Rishan, Chairman, PC House.

The business partnership between the two companies will help the customer with giving the opportunity of purchasing PC/Laptop, ADSL modems, ADSL Routers as well as supply for a SLT Broadband connection under one roof. It is also convenient as there would be more sales outlets through authorised dealers. SLT is ready to cater to future demands on broadband services such as IP TV, which will be aware in the very near future. The company looks forward to delivering more products and services through business convergence between business partners.

PC House is renowned for offering customers the best options in computers and accessories with an innovative product portfolio and an unparalleled after-sales service. Today, PC House is the business partner in Sri Lanka for a wide variety of prestigious international brands such as Intel, Philips, Gigabyte, US Robotics, Logitech/Labtec range of products, Power Tree Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems and Philips PC Peripherals. PC House also boasts of their own branded PC ‘PANORA.’ Further they are also business partners for the IBM range of Computer Solutions and Gold System Builder for Microsoft.

Sri Lanka Telecom ( is one of the country’s most valuable blue chip companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs 40 billion. Whilst NTT Communications Corporation of Japan owns a 35.2% stake in Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), 49.2% is owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and 15.3% is listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. The company was also awarded an AAA (sri) rating by Fitch Ratings Lanka followed by a BB- international rating by Fitch International.

SLT Group has a customer base of over two million including multinational corporations, large and small corporate, retail and domestic customers. Today with NTT Communications of Japan as a strategic partner, SLT provides facilities and services: voice, data, video and mobile to its customers, which are unmatched in scope. These services range from domestic and international voice, advance data transmission services which include internet services on leased lines, broadband [on ADSL] and dial up, data circuits, frame relay solutions to IP services such as IP-VPN based on IP-MPLS technology, total corporate solutions of multiple services, satellite uplink services and mobile telephony through the fully owned subsidiary Mobitel.

With a view to making Sri Lanka a broadband island, SLT is in the process of introducing the necessary infrastructure in the form of NGN [Next Generation Networks] using optical fibre backbone and broadband services such as IMS, IPTV etc. SLT also provides high speed global connectivity to countries in the South Asian region through its investments in international submarine cables such as SMW3, SMW4 and the Bharat Lanka submarine cable [between India and Sri Lanka] and Dhirragu-SLT submarine cable system between Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka. Newly incorporate SLT Hong Kong Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom, fully geared to provide services such as IP transit, IPVPN, IPLC and International voice traffic transit services to global telecom operators and corporates in Hong Kong.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

SLIIT Helps for Building your future

Set forth with the mission of ensuring availability of a rich pool of professionals in the IT industry, The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology has turned out to be the pioneers in visualizing the industry needs and in making the largest contribution of experts required by the IT industry. In an era when Information Technology has become an increasingly sought after field of education, SLIIT plays an integral role in educating and training individuals, promoting research development, providing consultancy and software services and nurturing IT ventures. SLIIT stands as the largest IT Degree awarding Institute in Sri Lanka. Managing Director/CEO Prof. Lalith Gamage said, “Our Institute offers students a range of pathways in Tertiary IT Education. SLIIT serves the national interest in producing skilled professionals sufficient to meet 40 per cent of the annual IT workforce demand in the country.”, continued Prof. Gamage. This is made possible by courses designed to meet industry requirements.
As an institution approved by the Sri Lanka University Grants Commission, SLIIT looks for 3 G.C.E. Advanced Level (Sri Lanka/London) subject passes in any stream achieved at one sitting as the basic course entry requirement. In addition, students are made to take an Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT in order to enroll for a course of study. Students awaiting A/L results are also encouraged to apply, given that required A/L standards are obtained prior to commencement of semester.
Prior to starting the degree program, all entering students are provided with Foundation Courses designed to improve communication, mathematical and computer skills. The course in communication skills improves English proficiency in areas such as reading, writing and listening. An online English program and an English Help Desk are also available. SLIIT is the only IT Institute that offers such extensive language support.
SLIIT offers programs of studies leading to B.Sc. Special Honours degrees, B.Sc degrees, M.Sc degrees and postgraduate diplomas in Information Technology, Computer Systems & Networking, Information Systems and related fields. Apart from these, a number of industry certified programs are conducted in partnership with Microsoft, IBM and CISCO Systems. Business Management has been the latest addition to the educational pathway available at SLIIT.
Whichever path is chosen, students are made to profit from the flexible Bachelor’s degree programs, which allow them to continue studies towards the degree while earning additional educational and professional qualifications. Students are free to exit the program with an Associate Diploma, a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma, a B. Sc. Degree or proceed to the B.Sc. Special Honours Degree. Candidates who exit the program at various levels are free to rejoin and make their way towards final graduation. Students also have the option of either completing their Degrees in SLIIT or transferring to one of the overseas partner Universities in Australia or UK, after one or two years of education at SLIIT. The Institute intervenes and coordinates affairs, to support the students’ success in obtaining the necessary visas.
A wide range of career opportunities are open to SLIIT Degree holders, since the Institute has direct links with the local and foreign IT industry. SLIIT qualified individuals are highly recognized within the corporate world and are willingly absorbed into organisations in need of skilled IT professionals. Many entrepreneurs in the IT field have also gained expertise through SLIIT. Speaking of recent SLIIT achievements, Prof. Gamage was proud to highlight that the Institute came 1st runner-ups in this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. The victory was obtained competing against 5 other short listed entries from leading IT educational institutes in Sri Lanka.
This success contributes to the excellence seen in every aspect associated with education at SLIIT. The world class curriculum is one such factor. Validated by the University Grants Commission, it also conforms to IEEE and ACM curriculum standards. SLIIT has a highly qualified and dedicated in-house staff including a large number of PhD qualified lecturers to ensure academic excellence in students. Nevertheless, Prof. Gamage says “ We are putting a lot of effort into continuous quality improvement of curriculum, staff and educational infrastructure.”
SLIIT students also have the rare opportunity of maneuvering acquired skills through Research and Development Facilities powered by the Sri Lanka Incubator located in the Malabe Campus. Also known as ‘Concept’, the incubator creates access to business and technical expertise, financial resources, international industry contacts, business advice and business plan development to promote and improve IT enterprises, innovators and IT start-up companies.
The Institute funds student research and provides performance based financial assistance. Full tuition scholarships are awarded to best performers, under the sponsorship of leading IT companies. Students are also offered extensive internship with stipend and employment in foreign Universities after successful completion of studies at home.
In addition to IT training, SLIIT has a Software Engineering Service Division that undertakes Computer Hardware, Computer Networking and Software Development projects and works as Consultants/ Project Managers in overall computerization tasks.
Apart from classroom support, candidates are facilitated to discuss academic and personal queries through online forums integrated into the system. Each undergraduate student is provided with an e-mail account that will help them get in touch with colleagues.
SLIIT Campuses are built to suit state-of-the art IT infrastructure standards. Every inch of space is Wi-Fi enabled and over 1000 computers with 20 servers in 16 laboratories are maintained to facilitate technological requirements of the 3500 student base. The Institute provides laboratorial assistance in multi-media, data-communication, software development, UNIX and bio-technology. Project laboratories and postgraduate laboratories are also available. SLIIT libraries own a wide collection of books and periodicals that encompasses the entire sphere of studies. All students are free to access the Internet through computer laboratories. Private male and female accommodation facilities are offered at close proximity to the SLIIT Malabe Campus. Sports, clubs and societies are also made part of student life, to ensure a pleasing, friendly and interactive learning environment.
To ensure island wide participation in gathering manpower as required by the IT industry, SLIIT has set up Centres in Kandy and Matara, in addition to the Malabe and Metropolitan Campuses. “SLIIT is working with the Board of Investment to develop an IT park opposite the Malabe Campus.”, said Prof. Gamage. Also known as techno parks, a similar space is already developed in close proximity to the Malabe Campus, with the participation of Business Process Outsourcing companies and giant IT firms. The planned IT park is among the many development plans SLIIT holds for the future.
By Thamara Nissanka
SLIIT Website

'KP' triggers fresh dispute

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday accused the UNP of undermining the battle against terrorism as part a wider campaign targeting the government.

"A section of the UNP seems to be hell-bent on weakening the government," the retired Colonel said, "Unfortunately, in their haste to grab power they are playing pandu with the war effort."

Dismissing the latest allegation that the Rajapaksa administration had facilitated the release of an LTTE frontliner in Thai custody under a pre-presidential poll deal between his brother Mahinda and the terrorist group, he said this was nothing more than a 'sick' joke.

"There's absolutely no truth in this. This is a figment of somebody's imagination," he said.

UNP spokesman Lakshman Kiriella, MP, Wednesday accused the government of facilitating the release of Tharmalingam Shanmughan alias Kumaran Padmanathan (KP) from Thai custody. Kiriella claimed that Thailand had released KP after the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry leaked the arrest to local press.

Rajapaksa said that the Defence Ministry posted a report on KP's arrest on its website only after international wire services reported his seizure. The UNP derived a sadistic pleasure by mocking security forces, he said. They levelled a spate of allegations against security forces. At first, forces were accused of taking over the East with the LTTE's tactical understanding and then allowing hundreds of enemy fighters to leave for the Vanni with their arms, he said. Then on the other hand, forces are accused of indiscriminate arrests, killings and extra judicial activity.

Rajapaksa asked whether the government seized two dozen artillery pieces, heavy mortars and a mini-multi barrel rocket launcher, a sizeable quantity of an assortment of ammunition, destroyed over a half a dozen floating arsenals on the high seas, bombed LTTE bases, killed over 1,000 cadres as part of the Rajapaksa-LTTE deal. Then, may be they had dropped bombs on Colombo and Katunayake and the EU proscribed them also as part of this deal, he said.

Rajapaksa asserted that their triumph over the LTTE had even forced the UNP to abandon its long standing policy on a negotiated settlement based on a Federal concept. The government had everything possible to weaken the LTTE, he said, highlighting the recent repatriation of three LTTE cadres arrested in March 2004 while engaged in the procurement of armaments in Thailand.

The recent arrest of LTTE cadres overseas including the US where the FBI had cracked a major arms procurement ring which dealt a massive blow to the enemy was evidence that the government had the support of the international community to cripple the LTTE.

"The UNP must be jealous and upset over the prospect of a defeated LTTE," he said, emphasizing that the government would go all out to destroy the LTTE as long as it held arms.

Thailand's decision to disown the arrest of KP prevented Sri Lanka from unravelling the LTTE's vast global procurement network built on, what a security forces officer called, "a foundation laid by India.''

KP's network had ensured that that the LTTE shipping fleet was kept busy in moving artillery pieces, aircraft, boats, surface to air missiles, considerable stocks of various types of ammunition and communication equipment among other items.

courtesy: The Island

Friday, September 28, 2007

SLT – ACCA HighQ quiz to be the catalyst in broadening horizons in education

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the nation’s number one and only integrated communication service provider and The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), the world’s largest and fastest growing accounting body have come together once again, to bring the nation’s premier quiz programme ‘SLT – ACCA HighQ’ to the youth of the country.

Speaking on the Sri Lanka’s premier Quiz program, Mr. Shoji Takahashi, CEO of SLT said “‘Education is nourishment to the brain’, We are proud to conduct the SLT-ACCA HighQ Quiz Programme for the second time. This is yet another extension of our commitment to uplift the standard of education in Sri Lanka. This quiz programme, which is endorsed by the Ministry of Education, will feature segments that encourage confidence building, the ability to face challenges, teamwork as well as interactive skills. The quiz programme is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of school children. Knowledge is the foundation by which life itself is based and is necessary and vital in day to day affairs. We hope that everyone watching would not only learn something new but will also enjoy themselves.

Mr. P. N. E Abayasekara, Chief Corporate Officer of SLT said “SLT values today’s youth which is an asset to our country. In fact, SLT takes education as one of the major aspects of our corporate social responsibility programmes. We decided to conduct the SLT-ACCA HighQ Programme in association with ACCA in order to make Sri Lankan youth the most knowledgeable in South East Asia”

The collaboration between SLT and ACCA is based on a shared vision, which gives the opportunity to encourage students to further aspire in their goals. The partnership between SLT and the ACCA Sri Lanka is very natural when looked at from a professional angle, with SLT being a valued strategic partner who has been extremely proactive to work with. Both organisations share a common ideology, as they are equally passionate of being a catalyst in broadening horizons in education.

Speaking on the significance of having a programme of this nature Aruni Rajakarier, Country Manager, ACCA Sri Lanka said: “The reason we are having this quiz programme is because we want it to broaden students’ learning horizon and their minds. They have to enjoy the learning process. We want them to look outside the curriculum. They must have general knowledge and the love of acquiring knowledge, which will spur their later achievements. The younger generation needs to know what’s happening around the world, whether it’s politics, finance, economics, culture and arts in order to have an intelligent conversation. This creates the impression that you are a well read and articulate individual. We believe in creating a love of learning outside our school curricula and this quiz programme will help us to attain this objective.”

Schools are invited to nominate a student, who will be called for a test. If the numbers are vast, the tests will be held at regional centres. After the test, 60 candidates, who have the highest marks, will be selected to go to the televised round. The broad structure of the programme comprises of a challenge round, the semi finals and the final round. The challenge round will comprise of 60 students, who will be split up into 12 groups of five each. The winner from these 12 groups will go to the semi finals where they will compete against each other. There will be two semi finals, with six students each and the winner as well as the runner up will go into the final round, which will comprise of four contestants. It will be telecast weekly on Channel Eye, with the repeat on ETV.

The selection criterion is focused purely on general knowledge with the target group being 16 years and above. The test is based on a question bank, which itself is drawn from a number of resource persons who are experts in their relevant fields. Based on that the regional papers will be set up, which would be different from region to region but of the same standard. The winner will receive a grand prize of Rs250,000 and the runners up gets 100,000. The winners of the semi final round get Rs50, 000 and Rs25, 000 for the winner of the challenge round. The winner will also receive a trophy while participants and winners will get certificates.

03 LTTE boats destroyed and over dozen terrorists killed- Pulmoddai

The elite sea borne squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (27), in seas off Pulmoddai foiled an LTTE attempt to evacuate its trapped cadres in Peraru and Kumpurupiddi jungles, in a fierce, sea battle destroying three LTTE boats and killing over a dozen sea tigers, security sources revealed.

Clashes erupted at about 11.p.m, when naval patrol craft intercepted a cluster of 20 LTTE boats proceeding from Nayaru towards Pulmoddai, naval sources said.

It has been revealed through intercepted LTTE communication that a self-styled LTTE "Lieutenant Colonel" Nishanthan was also among the killed. Reports also confirmed that a sailor was killed while another sustained injuries during the confrontation.

Defence sources said that small groups of terrorists are still wandering in the jungles in Peraru looking for an opportunity to cross over to Wanni. However, both army and navy have been able to establish effective blockades over the possible escape routes and so far have been able to foil many such attempts made by the LTTE.

More information will follow.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tamil civilian shot dead by alleged LTTE gunmen- Jaffna

Alleged LTTE gunmen shot dead a Tamil civilian yesterday (26), at Kondavil north in Jaffna district. The victim was identified as Sokkalingam Nagendran, 36, a resident in Kondavil area.

The bullet riddled body was found on investigations, following an inquiry made by Nagendran's wife that her husband was intimidated and abducted by unidentified Tamil speaking gunmen around 9.30p.m, Police source said.

The gunmen in civilian attire have also threatened her to switch off lights and remain silent. Minutes later several gunshots were heard from a close distance, she has related in inquires made.

Kopay Police are conducting further investigations.

Monday, May 07, 2007

How tsunami cash bankrolled Tigers?

Australia has become a 'central front of a distant war- a rich sources of millions of dollars in funds and equipment for Tamil Tiger terrorist group to help wage their separatist war in Sri Lanka', The Weekend Australian reported in its latest edition on Saturday.

"An investigation by The Weekend Australian has uncovered details of money trails and the deception used by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) to rort funds from Australians who believed they were helping tsunami victims," it said.

Extracts of the WA report titled 'How tsunami cash bankrolled Tigers' said: "Sources say LTTE had been raising modest amounts of money here since the 1980s but its operations were transformed by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which gave the group its first chance to milk large amounts of cash from Australians.

Moved by the stories of death and destruction in Sri Lanka, Australians donated generously.

A small group of hardcore LTTE activists in Melbourne and Sydney exploited this and held fundraising events, knowing that the money raised would never reach the tsunami victims.

Instead, it would be channeled via a network of clandestine bank accounts and secret couriers to the war chest of the Tamil Tigers.

However, the money trail is now threatened by the AFP which has been investigating the fundraising since early 2005.

This week, the AFP charged two Melbourne men with providing financial and material support to the Tamil Tigers.

LTTE fronts in Australia use a variety of tactics to attract donations, including music festivals, dance concerts and radiothons.

Typically, money raised is put into bank accounts in Southeast Asia before it ends up in the pockets of arms dealers and other LTTE intermediaries in the region.

To conceal the tracks, funds are often transferred into legitimate bank accounts in Malaysia and Thailand.

Documents obtained by The Weekend Australian show one Tamil group transferred $400,000 out of Australia between 2000 and 2003 for alleged weapons procurement. Couriers, usually LTTE sympathisers from Melbourne or Sydney, are sometimes used to carry the money to Kuala Lumpur. Sources say the money is then moved by intermediaries to either Indonesia or Cambodia where the LTTE "gets a lot of its military weapons".

Although many of the estimated 30,000 Tamils in Australia sympathise with the separatist cause of LTTE, only a hard core are engaged in raising funds.

Sources say there are about 300 activists in Australia. Some use "intimidatory" or "emotional tactics" to attract funds from other Tamils.

Those who refuse to give money are labelled traitors and are isolated by the community.

In extreme cases, their families in Sri Lanka are threatened. "They demand money (especially) from businesses," a source said. "People can't outrightly resist." Another source said: "They have a complete strangle-hold on the community."

LTTE donors in Australia are spread across the economic spectrum, ranging from grocery store owners to medical specialists, lawyers and media players. Of the many Tamil organisations in Australia, two groups - the Tamil Coordinating Committee and the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation - have come under the scrutiny of authorities.

LTTE activists in Australia have sent military-related equipment, including boat and plane parts which are assembled once they reach Sri Lanka.

Sources say Jeyakumar, an IT lecturer at Frankston's Chisholm TAFE, headed the LTTE network until his death last month.

Terror expert Rohan Gunaratna claimed Jeyakumar helped facilitate the purchase of light aircraft for the LTTE, which have been used to attack Colombo," the WA report added.

Courtesy : The Island

Sri Lanka to re-look at truce with Tamil Tigers

May 7, 2007 (AFP) - Sri Lanka was ready to negotiate a fresh ceasefire with Tamil Tiger rebels as the Norwegian-brokered truce had virtually collapsed, a government minister said Monday.

Defence ministry spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said the ceasefire arranged and put in place by Norway from February 2002 had been violated more than 10,000 times and was virtually dead.

"There is no point in beating round the bush," Rambukwella told reporters when asked if the government accepted that the truce agreement was still on place. "The government is ready to re-look at it."

"It has been violated over 10,000 times by the Tigers. Yes, the ceasefire is there to make the international community happy, but you know the reality," said Rambukwella who is also the minister of foreign employment.

He said the government reserved the right to take any action to safeguard its "national interests" despite any provision of the truce limiting military action against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Both the government and the Tamil Tigers have carried out air attacks against each other despite the ceasefire expressly prohibiting aerial strikes.

Rambukwella said the military would step up its aerial surveillance of rebel-held territory using spy planes following the Tigers' demonstration of their air capability in March with the bombing of several military targets.

He said the military was also upgrading its capabilities to shoot down Tiger light aircraft which have carried out four sorties over the capital and a military complex in the north of the island and escaped unchallenged.

More than 4,800 people have been killed in a new wave of fighting since December 2005 despite the truce.

Peace talks between the two sides broke down in October 2005.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Eelam Myths about Sri Lanka...

Ten Greatest Eelam Myths
that every Sri Lankan should know these days


Myth No. 1:

"Sinhale started after the arrival of prince Vijaya from North India while Tamils were there in Lanka before him"

This is such a lie and distortion of facts. Archaeological proof clearly shows that Lanka was inhabited by the human as early as 900,000 BC. Since then, there is solid archaeological evidence to prove that Lankans, who called themselves Hela people, were trying very hard to advance themselves into a civilization. Hela as Lanka was known at the time, was in the forefront of human progress in the region.


Dravidians arrived in India only around 7500 BC from somewhere in Mediterranean. Archaeologists have proof that Lankans had an established culture in existence by this time.


Meanwhile the Dravidians merged into the native Indian tribes all over India. When Aryans from the areas around Caspian Sea arrived in North India in 1500 BC, the Dravidians in the north mixed into the stronger Aryan culture. Dravidians survived the Aryan integration in South India as Aryans stopped in North India.

It is quite possible that later on, migrants and visitors arrived from all parts of India to Sri Lanka and vise versa as happens between any two countries. It is fair to say that from this point onwards there must have been some migration of South Indian Dravidians to Lanka as merchants. With them the Dravidian religion Hinduism must have arrived in Lanka just like the way other Indian religions such as Jainism arrived in Lanka. But these were NOT the native religion of the Lankans. Hela people practiced their own religions.


Prince Vijaya who landed in Lanka in 483BC, only took control of one of the towns and then mixed into this Hela civilization. Many such Indian migrants brought their religions to Lanka. Sinhalese ( derived from Sihalese – Sivu Helaya ) didn't start from Vijaya onwards. Hela was always there in Sri Lanka, from the beginning.


Subsequently, after Sri Lanka became the centre of Buddhism, there were continuous migrations of the North Indian Buddhists from North Indian Aryan Kingdoms to Lanka. All these North Indian migrants, unlike the other migrants such as the ones from the South Indian Dravidian kingdoms, mixed into the Sihalese civilization adopting Sinhalese culture and principles of life. None of these North Indians formed ethnic ghettos in one corner of the island.

The great qualities of the Sinhalese which made Sinhalese unique people in the world, were introduced at two points of history. First, King Pandukabaya introduced the very first National qualities of the Sinhalese in 375 BC. Then, 129 years later, during King Devanampiyatissa's reign, the great National philosophy which placed Lanka in the developed world, was introduced.


Myth No. 2:  

There is a Sinhala-Tamil problem in Sri Lanka.

Even Dutugemunu-Elara was a Sinhala-Tamil war This is also a lie made public by those who wanted to create a Sinhala-Tamil ethnic war. Dutugemunu liberated Lanka from the 2 nd invasion. The invaders were a South Indian mercenary force, led by one South Indian Warlord named Elara. ( Unlike in Sri Lanka, the mercenary career was a popular job for many South Indians. It was easy to conspire, fight & destroy, than to be understanding, patient & creative).


There were Lankans who couldn't exploit the people or the resources of Lanka to their selfish advantage because of the great National philosophy. Many local and foreign merchants, Power-hungry ministers, corrupt officials, rich and powerful regional families were among these selfish corrupt Lankans. There is proof that they hired South Indian warlords to come and destroy the government in Sri Lanka. Then together with the invader, they ruled Sri Lanka until the patriots liberated the country again.


This is what Dutugemunu, like millions of other patriots, fought against. Elara had many infantry and cavalry units manned by the jobless Sinhalese hired by these rich Sinhalese families. Many selfish corrupt Sinhalese were part of the Elara's rule. They worked as Ministers, Generals, and officials. They fought against Dutugemunu's liberation army. There is no doubt that there were South Indian descendants and half South Indian, Half Lankan patriots serving in the Dutugemunu's liberation army. When they fought they called the opponent by any derogatory name. Any Lankan patriot would have called the South Indian mercenary "a worthless Damila" and the selfish corrupt Lankan who served Elara's army as "a treacherous greedy coward".


During the British period, those who wanted an ethnic separation, twisted this part of history so as to portray this as a Sinhala-Tamil war.


Myth No. 3: 

North & East of Sri Lanka is the Tamil homeland


Many communities around the world have different customs, philosophies, religions, habits, practices, and beliefs. Naturally, all these communities have one place in the world which is regarded as their homeland. In this homeland, their way of culture is normally the main culture. The national philosophies, political, social, and trade policies of the country are all derived from this main culture. All other communities who live in such countries live under their system, with basic and sufficient human and civic rights to practice their own culture, within the society based on the main culture.


For example, in countries like USA, UK, Canada, and Australia, which are favourite migrant destinations these days, there is a main culture. That is based on the western society. There are dozens of different cultures in existence in these countries. But these cultures cannot change or override the practices of the main culture. These foreign cultures can co-exist, in sufficient and limited ways so as not to be a threat to the main culture of the country, in ethnic or religious venues and events. The foreign migrants who practice these foreign cultures have all basic human and civil rights, but they can never challenge or try to change the main culture of the land. Likewise, Sri Lanka also has their unique society based on the great national philosophy. All non-Sinhalese who lived in Lanka enjoyed this. No other minority in anywhere else in the world enjoyed a better multi-culturism. They benefited from this non-discriminatory philosophy more than any foreigner who lived in any other country. Time to time, this great system was weakened by the invaders and the selfish corrupt collaborators.


But in Sri Lanka there is a conspiracy backed by foreign organizations to despise and humble the main culture. Some missionaries who arrived with the Portuguese invaders initiated this. But it developed into a well-organized, very well researched, and very well planned campaign during the British occupation. Missionaries had Lanka's Best Educational system in Jaffna peninsula while the Sinhalese patriots fought and died to free the country. This anti-Sinhala campaign intensified as graduates of the Missionary education system in the Jaffna peninsula, worked their way into the higher and powerful echelons of the Sri Lankan society. Even today, foreign agents sponsor these political, religious and terrorist leaders from minority communities against the native culture. With that enormous foreign funding, they have been engaged in propaganda against the rights of the main culture. The result is today that the whole world believes that North and East is the homeland of the Tamils.


Even if the Sinhalese lived there for 1000 years, Tamilnadu would never allow one third of Tamilnadu to be separated as a Sinhalese homeland when Sri Lanka, which is home to the unique Sinhalese civilization, is only 40 km away.


Many South Indian invaders and traders took residence in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore. Since British times, they either migrated to or were forcibly taken as workers to South Africa, Canada, Australia and Europe. Would these countries allow these Tamil descendants to claim parts of these countries as a Tamil homeland ? Would these countries, apart from the basic human rights and civil liberties, even listen to the unfair racist Tamil demands such as the ones demanded in Sri Lanka?


Imagine if Indonesian warlords and kings had invaded Australia 26 times during the last 2500 years. Let us assume that the prisoners were allowed to live in Northern territory so that they could visit their relatives and friends easily. Would Australia ever allow any of these descendants to claim Northern territory, QLD and NSW as the homeland of the Indonesians?


Tamil homeland is actually in the Tamilnadu state in South India, which is several times the size of Sri Lanka . That is where the Tamil culture and the religion should be the way of the state.


Myth No. 4: 


Tamils should have exclusive rights in the North & East


It is such an injustice to think that Tamils have exclusive rights in the north & East. Through out history, all Sri Lankans, including the Sinhalese and the non-Sinhalese were born, lived and died in all parts Sri Lanka.


South Indian descendants preferred to live in the northern most tip of the land because it was easier to cross into South India to visit their relatives and friends. When the prosperity of Lanka made many families rich, some rich south Indian families in Jaffna began to dream of more power. They hired, or sometimes collaborated with, the South Indian warlords and kings to invade Lanka. When the invader made the central government weak, these families claimed self-rule in Jaffna. This also happened in Kalutara, Kandy, Colombo, and in many areas of Ruhuna. This warlord rule was NOT limited to Jaffna peninsula alone. It is ridiculous to portray this warlord rule as a Tamil rule of Sri Lanka.


If Tamil community should get a separate homeland, why shouldn't other communities get their own homelands too? In that case, Burgher community might prefer the district of Colombo. Muslim community might prefer parts of the east and the south west. Sinhalese could claim whole of Sri Lanka because historical and archaeological evidence prove their rights all over Sri Lanka. What do we do when these areas overlap with one another? Is Sri Lanka large enough for this kind of separations? Who really wants this and funds these conspirators?


Colombo district has over 3305 persons per square kilometer. But Trinco, Batticaloa, Ampara, and Kilinochchi districts have less than 190 persons per square kilometer. Vavuniya and Mannar districts have less than 100 people per square kilometer.   Mulaitivu district has only 50 persons per kilometer. Is it right to own these lands by one ethnic group as a "traditional homeland" ? Where else can the other Sri Lankans migrate to ? Where else can other Sri Lankans cultivate ? There is simply not enough room left in the rest of the country.


After all, these are the lands inhabited by all Lankans ever since the beginning of the civilisation, until the majority Sinhalese were driven out of these areas in horrific ethnic cleansing.


Even after the ethnic cleansing by Kalinga Magha in 1216 AD, after the Great massacre of the Sinhalese in Jaffna in 1478 AD, after the Sinhalese of the east were weakened during the British period, and despite repeated LTTE attacks, many brave Sinhalese still remain in these areas for these areas are as much a traditional homeland to them as it is to others who had lived in these areas.

In Trincomalee, the proposed capital city of the mythical Tamil kingdom, more than 90% of the people in Padaviya, Gomarankadawala, and Seruwila are all Sinhalese. 82.8% of the people in Moraweva are Sinhalese. More than 79% of the people in Kantalai are Sinhalese. In cleared areas of the Vavuniya district, 98.7% are Sinhalese. In seven divisions of Ampara district, more than 98% of the population is Sinhalese.

(Please consider all these and more statistics available at government institutions. Invisible forces who had infiltrated into the system taking advantage of the open multi-culturism, do not allow these data to be published.)


Myth No. 5: 

Sinhala-Tamil conflict has a long history


There never was a Sinhala- Tamil conflict as such. There were selfish South Indians who lived in Lanka who were notorious for their lack of loyalty. When the state was powerful they would seek to serve in the Lankan govt. When the invaders landed they would join the invaders. When the invaders rule Lanka, they would collaborate hard to impress the invader and to gain titles and positions. When the patriots including the good South Indians living in Lanka, liberated the country they would become loyal again. ( It is important to mention that there were such Sinhalese as well. Then there were other foreign descendants like the Persians, Greeks, Afghans, Phoenicians, Middle Easterners, Burmese, and the Chinese who collaborated with the invader in order to obtain trade opportunities.)


The much publicized campaigns by King Parakramabahu-6 were only efforts to unite the country. Some rich regional families in Jaffna rebelled against the central government around 1450 AD. Since the horrendous destruction in the 22 nd invasion ( Kalingha Maghas) the central government was hopelessly weak. These regional families enjoyed rebel rule in their tiny town "kingdoms" until the central government liberated the land and the people again. These are what any other government in any other country would have done and would do. No country or government would tolerate parts of the country to be ruled by selfish rich families. Eelamists are portraying these as Sinhala invasions of the Tamil homeland.


There never was a Sinhala-Tamil conflict. Whoever harassed, beat-up, or killed a Tamil in Sri Lanka would do the same to a Sinhalese who would dare to complain about the injustice, unfairness or oppression. Arrogant, selfish, and corrupt members of the Sri Lanka's ruling class who were most of the time funded, and advised by the foreign organizations, targeted all Sri Lankans including Tamils and Sinhalese in order to maintain their oppressive system. Through out history, there was always the conflict between the good (those who believed in the great National philosophy which guaranteed the success of ALL Sri Lankans) and the bad (those who were after selfish personal ambitions).


Myth No. 6:

Sri Lanka should have taken example from India and kept English as the main language


"India retained English language without forcing the language of the majority on the minorities. Therefore Sinhala shouldn't have been the state language". This is also such a distortion of facts.


In India, there are over 1600 languages. Of them, only 18 are major ones. Of them, India officially recognized 16. All these languages are unique to local areas and are spoken by culturally, and racially unique communities. In Sri Lanka, there aren't more than half a dozen languages (including minor ones like Arabic). Of them, three are major ones (Sinhalese, Tamil, English) and they are officially recognized.


In India, there is no majority as such. Hindi language spoken ONLY BY 39% of the Indian population, has been made the ONLY official language of India. English is ONLY one of the associated languages for official purposes.


In Sri Lanka, 78% of the population is the Sinhalese. Sinhalese are clearly the majority who had endeavored real hard to maintain their native civilization through thick and thin. In Sri Lanka, though Sinhala language is the mother tongue of the 78% of the population, BOTH Tamil AND English are used as officially recognized languages. ( If someone really wants to compare India and Sri Lanka, then Sinhala language should become the ONLY official language in Sri Lanka. But the Sinhalese had not done that. )


 Myth No. 7:

Sri Lanka should have taken example from India and adopted a Federal System


"Sri Lanka must have Federal politics by having ruling power delegated to the local states"


India : India needs local rule

India is a vast area consisting of thousand different cultures and many religions that formed hundreds of separate kingdoms. (Even the smallest of these kingdoms were generally larger than Sri Lanka). Time to time, these kingdoms were brought together under one rule, by the military power of one of the kingdoms or by the invaders. At all other times, these kingdoms remained politically independent. When British left, Indian Central Government HAD TO recognise that fact in order to form the large country of India. That was why the Indian Central Govt was created with the 97 most important responsibilities of a country such as defence, foreign affairs, banking, customs, currency, and communication. The Local Governments which rule the 25 States divided into 7 territories, has 66 responsibilities such as limited armed police, education, agriculture, public health. 47 other important responsibilities such as economic, labour and social planning and economic controls are shared between the Local Govts and the Central Government so that the central government has good control over them.


At no point the Indian Central Govt has allowed any loop holes for an area to break away from the central government on an ethnic basis. Since 1955, Indian central Govt has introduced rules to stop Tamil Separatism in South India. Dravidian hardliners in South India protested against Hindi, a language spoken only by 39% of the Indian population, becoming the ONLY official language of India. ( English is ONLY an associated language for official purposes in India ).


Responding to vigorous campaigns in South India for a Separate Dravidian state and the use of Tamil language, Nehru introduced the 16th amendment forcing the Govt officials to take an oath to uphold sovereignty and integrity of India.

This prevented treachery by the South Indian govt officials.

Sri Lanka is yet to introduce such laws to stop the treachery of the minority political and religious leaders.


Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka does NOT need Local rules

Unlike India, Sri Lanka was a comparatively tiny, ONE SINGLE civilisation with a unique culture and a state religion . (Even today, after so many destructions, the Sinhalese are 78% of the population. Sinhalese have been chased away from the north and the east of Sri Lanka in bloody ethnic cleansing since 1025 AD. These facts have been covered up by shrewd propaganda). It was only when the Lankan government was weak, that the local chiefs from all corners of Sri Lanka including the north, the west, the east and the south, became warlords and refused to PAY TAXES. Then these warlords, simply because they were NOT challenged, claimed to be KINGS in their tiny little fantasy TOWN KINGDOMS ( Such as the ones in several towns of Ruhuna, Kalutara, Colombo, Kandy and, how can we forget, Jaffna ). Ruled by opportunistic, power hungry rebel leaders who were usually the ex-employees of the central government, these were NOT states or local kingdoms with separate racial, political or cultural identities. They thrived specially when Sri Lanka was under the invader's rule. While the Sinhalese patriots were busy fighting the powerful invaders, these selfish rebels had such a jolly good time that they even forgot that they were robbing the country of the unity. Now such rebel rule is publicized as Tamil kingdoms by the Eelam propaganda machine and their friends in the media.



Myth No. 8: 

20 years of war has proved that Sri Lanka cannot win the war against the Tamil Tigers


To be frank, never did Sri Lanka wage the anti-terrorist war that was needed to destroy the Tamil racist militancy. There were many reasons.


Firstly, quite unaware, silent and invisible Tamil and non-Tamil Eelamists were living, working and making decisions in Sri Lanka. They were inside the most important and top secret decision-making levels of the politics and business circles and even inside security forces and intelligence services. Other than spying on behalf of the Eelamists and misdirecting the whole nation on a losing path of destruction, they made sure no Sri Lankan was ever able to convince or implement the necessary overall strategy.


Secondly, the international forces who operate in Sri Lanka didn't want a patriotic war that could bring patriots to power. Supporting these Eelamists were these international forces, which are nowadays not-so-secret, who funded and maintained a set of agents in Sri Lanka to influence national policies to their advantage. Ever since the British invaders left in 1948, these invisible spy services and international religious organizations have been using these agents to make sure no patriotic system is established in Sri Lanka by the patriots.


Thanks to these treacherous conspirators, no Sri Lankan government was ever able to assess the threat of Eelam accurately. Therefore they failed to formulate the necessary overall strategy. Thereby, helped by these traitors who posed themselves as caring and concerned advisers, the Governments waged an unsuitable and a costly war where state funds were wasted without even reaching the poor and helpless solders in the fields.


As foreign donor organizations gave loans as aid to Sri Lanka, foreign arms agents recruited greedy, selfish Sri Lankans who organized bribes to everyone from the very top to the very bottom. Having never read or properly understood such basic manuals such as Sun Tzu's "The Art of Warfare" or tactical and strategic lessons from history, they bought unnecessary military hardware. Sometimes it was the arms seller himself who introduced military strategies into this so-called war so that he could sell his products. Bribery kept many mouths shut. To many of those who were in power, it was just another way to pocket in state funds during their term in office.


Poor and bewildered soldiers discovered the inadequacy of the military strategy in the field, most of the time paying the ultimate price. Tamil Tigers were able to convince to the whole world in massive propaganda campaigns that Sri Lankan Army could not win against them. Many senior military officers were excellent administrators, sportsmen, musicians, singers and businessmen. There were only a few whose interests included at least the history of warfare. Trapped in a wrong strategy, unable to understand or implement the correct overall strategy, they couldn't explain the battle defeats to the world or to the governments. In turn, Government couldn't explain these military failures to the people. Therefore, both the senior military officers and the Government covered up the military debacles. Tigers had a field day celebrating their beefed up image thanks to this cover-up.


Even today only a handful of top officers can explain the real tactics under which areas like Pooneryn, Mulativu, Vanni, and Elephant Pass were allowed to fall into terrorist hands. In Sri Lanka's defence establishment, there is hardly anyone who could describe even the truly important, basic incidents in military history, like what Egyptian Pharoes did to liberate their country from the invaders, how the Assyrians became the World's first empire, the length to which the Spartans went to maintain their national defence, how Alexander who was able to conquer everyone, was stopped in North India, how what Romans did to survive the Celtic invaders helped them to become an empire later, how primitive societies like Huns under Atila and then Mongols under Ghengis Khan were able to achieve such impossible heights, how Viking selfishness and greed altered the history of Europe forever, the interesting truth about the crusades, the fall of Dien Bien Phu, and finally American failure in Vietnam. Without this knowledge, war against the Eelamists would only get more solders killed and more military hardware lost or destroyed in the bloody fields of north and east.


If you can, try to sit down with the senior defence officials and have a chat. See what their personal interests are. Several true warriors tried to change the system, but failed. They weren't powerful enough to override those Sri Lankan agents hired by the foreign spy services and religious organizations or their henchmen.


Apart from some incidents which gave positive results thanks to other reasons such as timely suicidal sacrifices and sheer luck, the necessary war was never waged against the LTTE. It had been a continuous waste of young patriotic lives, and state funds. Frontline soldiers who came home on their leave, revealed this untold story to their friends in their villages. This is why, despite the high unemployment rate, the army struggled to find enough recruits. Sri Lankan youth will never fight under an unsuitable strategy which the traitors themselves had helped to design.


The war against the Tamil racist militancy can only be won in Colombo.


What is happening in the fields of the north and the east, is just the shadow of the secret war that has been waged in Colombo by the most shameless traitors of the post independence era. These traitors remain powerful because they get paid enormous amounts of funds by the front organizations of the foreign spy services and religious institutions with which they can manipulate the entire system.



Myth No. 9: 

Economy and prosperity will be devastated if Sri Lanka tries to fight a war against the LTTE


It wasn't the war that destroyed the economy. The highest defence expenditure, even at the height of Operation Jayasikurui was around One Billion US dollars per year. Normally the annual defence expenditure remained around $700,000 to $850,000. This is nothing compared to the commissions made, state funds stolen through corruption, and exorbitant expenses allowed for projects with lesser priority.


The military strategy required to face the threat of Eelam needed only a fraction of this amount. The talented officers of the armed forces have shown what this strategy is. It is yet to be heard and fully implemented. It involves restructuring the organization of the country's armed forces and a radical change of strategy. This change of multi-pronged strategy involves not only the military front. It demands changes to country's political, social and economic philosophies. This change very badly affects many fraudsters who thrive in Colombo exploiting the nation and the resources. Together with the Eelamists, they successfully barred the necessary strategy from being implemented. This only led Sri Lanka to utter chaos, defeatism, and poverty, as we had seen during the last fifteen years. The nation, one day, MUST get to know who these traitors are.


Because the military strategy that was adopted was not what was needed, there was heavy reliance on firepower and equipment to compensate for the inadequacy of the strategy. Both these cost a staggering amount of money. Superpowers like America, who have designed new equipments for anti-terrorist warfare, could afford such expensive military hardware. But for a poor third world country like Sri Lanka, to depend on tactics that required such equipment was suicidal.


Poor Sri Lanka tried to follow anti-terrorist and counter-guerilla tactics designed in the western military academies without the necessary military hardware in sufficient quantities. For example, American air mobile tactics were adopted without sufficient numbers of helicopters. Tamil tigers were able to gather thousands to outnumber them. So called gunship support involved only one or two helicopters which were helpless against concentrated ground fire. Training methods were too harsh for the poor boys who had suffered from malnutrition all their lives. Nation wasn't even aware of the gallantry that their soldiers had to come up with in order to fight the most organized, very well supported, best motivated, ruthless guerilla organization in the world. All this happened while the LTTE had their agents and sympathizers within the Government, and in the multi-cultural Sri Lankan society supplying them with information, neutralizing the mind of the rest of the Sri Lankans and sabotaging patriotic actions.


All equipment on which the strategy was based, and that was needed at crucial times, was in short supply. This made their use impractical and ineffective under tiger's pre-planned attacks. In such situations, it was not practical to coordinate their use which was essential for any success. Thus, whole tactics failed at decisive moments leaving the poor soldiers who were trapped by the enemy, to their own devices. A whole country and a 19 million people couldn't do anything to save them. Such helplessness at crucial times of battle only led to the troops to suffer irreparable mental damage, inhuman pain, cruel torture or death. That was how they lost confidence in the entire system and in the society. Only reason why they didn't crack up the way the Vietnam veterans did in America, was because of the Buddhist upbringing and influence that many of them had during their childhood while attending the Sunday schools in their village temples. Once they went home, the angry survivors wouldn't return to the army. Many blinded with anger, disappointment and frustration, suffering from post-traumatic disorders, found shelter in underworld thug gangs taking revenge on a society that had let them down.


Government Embassies abroad, and National intelligence services were all infiltrated by the enemies with the help of the unpatriotic local agents hired by the foreign organizations. With the failure or the ineffective actions of these government institutions, the soldiers bore the full brunt of the Eelamists strength. Half of the nation waited until someone else's children fought for their freedom. More were willing to hand over the country to any devil in order to maintain their social status, social class, businesses, and political power.


Media and the artists were not utilized to bring the nation under one philosophy. Instead, they were hired by the enemy to make movies, dramas and an artists front against anyone or any thing that stood against the Eelamists. This not only demoralized the soldiers, it demoralized a whole nation.


In times of trouble, the patriotism of the social elite decides the fate of the nation. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, only a few from the social elite made a genuine effort to research, formulate plans and action what was necessary. First priority of the affluent class was to maintain their social class status intact. The middle class pursued higher studies or business avenues taking examples form the elite. It was the poor and the lower middle class who fought for the country. They neither had money nor the strength to face the LTTE. Yet they fought on year after year, sacrificing their little resources, future and lives while the others chose to improve their social status through education and wealth-gathering.


Talented militarymen who could understand these and formulate necessary counter-measures, were sidelined, or were silenced with cold warnings, or were forced to retire early.


Once the new UNP government under Ranil Wickramasingha came to office in 2000, their dependence on foreign masters earned them an influx of foreign investments which boosted up the wealth of the Colombo elite and the provincial business class. The share market improved as those powerful foreign organizations were able to channel foreign investors to Sri Lanka. Actually only about 1% of the Sri Lankan population got to enjoy the benefits of this bubble economy. Their employees and henchmen also received a pittance which they considered a heaven sent blessing. Meanwhile the rest of the Sri Lankan workforce worked like slaves whole day for inadequate monthly salaries between Rs.2500 and Rs.6000.


For an economy like Sri Lanka's to be truly strong, it must be based on a solid agricultural base, then a manufacturing and an industry sector. The commerce should be based only on those two solid foundations. But in Sri Lanka the foreign masters who helped the new government into power in 2000 AD, artificially boosted up Sri Lanka's economy. They brought in foreign investors to create a bubble economy.


Sri Lanka's agriculture remains sabotaged and gradually destroyed. Manufacturing and industrial sector is dwindling without attention. Yet the bubble economy based on commerce flourishes. But this depends on the attention the foreign investors give to Sri Lanka. That means dancing to their tunes. This explains the bizarre stand of the Colombo elite, the merchant class of Sri Lanka when it comes to their priorities. To them, having had to depend on the foreign masters, patriotism and future of the nation has become secondary.


If they don't listen to the demands of the foreign masters, their businesses wouldn't flourish. Without business income, their position in the society, and their fairy tale lifestyles would collapse. This is why they seem to agree to all the deadly, suicidal and destructive measures imposed upon Sri Lanka by the foreign masters.


If Sri Lankan government tries to wage war by taking foreign advices and ignoring the necessary strategy as proposed by the sons of the nation, they will lose again.


You may train the poor Sri Lankan soldiers in the best training academies in USA, UK, India, China or Pakistan. But without the necessary overall strategy, they will only get massacred again, and again.


You may buy the most expensive, latest, or sophisticated military equipment. Yet, without the necessary overall strategy, they will only get destroyed, or captured by the LTTE in the fields of the north and the east.


At the end, LTTE will emerge not only victorious but they will be stronger in all aspects than the bankrupt, shocked and confused Sri Lankan government. Subsequently the nation will fall. The elite and the merchant class will make deals with the Eelamists and the LTTE for their survival. Sri Lanka will end up being ruled by the LTTE and the Eelamists.


This is the cold hard truth whether we like it or not.


We all want to avoid this destruction. So apply pressure on the politicians, officials and merchants to stand against the Sri Lankan agents hired by the foreign organizations to implement what is necessary.



Myth No.10:

All this is the fault of the Sinhalese themselves : Sinhalese live in a Mahavansa mentality believing that they own Sri Lanka.


This is another favourite line of those who lost the colonial privileges and would love to pass the blame on to the Sinhalese civilization.


This problem didn't start because the politico thugs went on a rampage in July 1983. This problem didn't start because some arrogant and oppressive militarymen and policemen who were trained to be butchers by the politicians and foreign agents kicked, baton-charged and in some cases murdered some Tamil civilians.


It is important to remember that these butchers have killed more Sinhalese than Tamils . More than 60,000 Sinhalese young men and women who mostly spoke against the injustices and the oppression in Sri Lanka, were massacred without mercy by these butchers during 1988 and 1989. This was done under the cover of destroying the JVP, which was a Marxist political party that tried to topple the government in 1988. JVP was largely an unarmed organization having less than 30 youths who had some kind of weapon training. Yet over 60,000 Sinhalese young men and women were murdered on lists supplied by political henchmen and religious extremists. The gravity of this conspiracy to kill as many Sinhalese youth as possible under the cover of suppressing the JVP becomes apparent when compared to the total number of Tamils killed during the last 20 years. For every Tamil killed, three Sinhalese have been killed by the selfish, corrupt elements from the ruling class during the last 20 years. Only 17,000 Tamil tigers have been killed since 1980. Even in a guerilla war that went horribly wrong due to the wrong strategy adopted, only 23,000 soldiers have lost their lives. These figures alone would show the magnitude of the massacre the Sinhalese were subjected to.


While making Sinhala the official language within 24 hours overnight in 1956 made life difficult for many of those who had been alienated from the Sinhala language for 500 years, this problem didn't start because of the Sinhala language becoming the official language.


This problem didn't start because Tamil racist political parties failed to obtain their rebel kingdoms for the north in the post-1948 era. This problem didn't start because Jaffna had the best educational system in Lanka under the British. This problem didn't start because that great education system produced a great percentage of Tamil educated elite in Sri Lankan society who badly wanted to maintain their artificial positions in the society.


This problem started in 796 AD when some selfish, greedy regional families got together to defy the central government when the government was weakened by the invaders. These selfish corrupt families refused to remit the taxes collected from the area to the central government. And this hunger for power was not limited to selfish rich families of the Jaffna peninsula. Many other families from Kandy, Colombo, Kalutara, and many areas of Ruhuna have rebelled against the central government whenever the central government was weak. In all these cases, the central government did what any other government in this world would have done, and would do. That was to free those areas from the rebel rule and to make sure all Sri Lankans, including the Sinhalese, can live, and work in those areas without fear and racism.


Sinhalese are only doing what any other native civilization would do when their rights and the survival are threatened and stolen by conspirators. Sinhalese concerns are not racism. A good analysis would show that Sinhalese have reacted with far better patience and tolerance, thanks to Buddhism, than how most of other native communities would behave in such circumstances.


Sinhalese do have the Mahavansa mentality without which the Sinhalese are not Sinhalese. Sinhalese are one of the few native majority communities in the world who maintained a genuine multi-cultural society where everyone could live, and benefit under their good philosophy. This ensured the continuity of the nation. Sinhalese culture, philosophy and the civilisation are unique to Sri Lanka. Their history is as old as 900,000 years. Their written history alone, which matches perfectly well with foreign records and archaeological findings, goes back to 2500 years. The Sinhalese culture is one of the World's oldest, continuous, unchanged cultures in existence. Their written history in Mahavansa is regarded as the Second-most remarkable history in existence of an ancient and cultured civilization and their dynasty. It is second only to the records maintained by the Shu Chinese emperors. Yet Sinhalese remain one of the most discriminated communities in the world. Their survival has been threatened because of the predictable Buddhist tolerance, patience, understanding and the principles of life, which they tend to practice as Buddhists.


It was the minorities who got to enjoy the unique qualities and the national philosophy more than the Sinhalese. Unfortunately the same foreigners, who benefited from the Sinhalese tolerance, had been taking advantage of these qualities with ingratitude and disrespect.


As one of world's important and exemplary cultures in existence, Sinhalese do have their traditional and historical right to the country as a civilization unique to Sri Lanka alone. That doesn't mean that others do not have communal, civil and human rights. It is the current ruling class that sometimes violates the human and civil rights of the rest of the Sri Lankans. This current ruling class is influenced and controlled by the local agents hired by foreign organizations. This makes the politicians and the state officials unable to react promptly to implement what is right. This inaction, or late, ineffective action leads to communal or civil clashes at the grass root levels. Though over 70% of the Sri Lankan population are Buddhists, only about 30% of the ruling class consists of true Buddhists. There are more non-Sinhalese in the ruling class than the non-Sinhalese ethnic and religious ratios of the total population of Sri Lanka. Therefore, ruling class is not Sinhalese alone. Many Muslims, Hindu Tamils, Tamil Christians, and Sinhalese Christians dominate the ruling class. How the current ruling class governs the country is not the beautiful and fair multi-cultural society created by that great national philosophy of the Sinhalese.

Sinhalese shouldn't be blamed for such failures of democracy or the bad governance.


Sinhalese are the only native majority in the world with a philosophy that allows the minorities the biggest possible opportunities available. The problem is that the minorities, led and brainwashed by power-hungry racists, are NOT aware of the true history. These selfish minority leaders refuse to recognize the rights of the Sinhalese. That is the basic root cause of this problem in Sri Lanka.


The importance of the Sinhalese civilization can best be described in the words of the Tamil philosopher Ananda Kumaraswamy who, while testifying at the Manning Commission under the British invaders in 1906, said

"Take anything from this country. But please don't corrupt or destroy that beautiful Sinhalese culture that survives in villages. Because someday when you, with your greedy and selfish policies, destroy this world both materially and spiritually, the answer to rebuild that ruined world can only be found in that beautiful Sinhalese philosophy."


That is what the poor Sinhalese are trying to protect for future generations whether they are Sinhalese or not. They are branded as racists, chauvinists, and warmongers by, if you do a close analysis, no one else but real racists, actual chauvinists, and genuine warmongers with thug and militant mentality…….!  


Brave Sinhalese never accept injustice or the fraudsters who cause that, just because they are STRONG……!!!!



How such lies were made acceptable to the whole world ?


There are several media consultancy firms in this world that have been set up either by OR with strong connections to  political, multi-national business and religious institutions that truly rules the world. One need only to hand them cash and tell them what opinion the international public should have on an issue. As long as this new opinion doesn't clash with the policies or the national interests of the world superpowers, these media consultancy firms are able to establish that opinion in the hearts and minds of the international community.


These International media consultants can control, manipulate or simply buy the international media to achieve their goal. This is why the very obvious South Indian racist separatism in Sri Lanka has been portrayed as a Sinhala-Tamil ethnic problem by the international media.


In addition to this, many Eelamists have joined, or have formed associations with international aid, human rights, civic, and religious organizations. Through these personal contacts, they influence and brainwash the foreigners who work in these organizations. They also use these foreigners and these organizations to the advantage of the Eelam cause. Sri Lankan Government institutions such as foreign missions and media units who are supposed to be countering these conspiracies have been neutralized by the appointment of well-paid and looked after selfish or corrupt traitors and enemy agents. Power-hungry politicians with their highest priority political goals don't dare to challenge them.


That is how these ten main myths and many other misconceptions have been established in the hearts and minds of the people around us.

Thus the fraud continues, almost unchallenged and unopposed.


The accuracy of your opinion depends on how much facts you have gathered. This is why there are so many opinions while there is only one truth.

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