Author Archive for Dilrook Kannangara

No One Misses You Mangala

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara At long last Mangala Samaraweera has decided to end politics. Assuming it is true, a wise decision, albeit too late. Mangala was a regressive force in Lankan politics contributing nothing much positively. He earned the wrath of the people in whatever ministerial portfolio he held – media, construction, foreign, finance, etc. He played […]

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Question President Sirisena Over Easter Sunday Terrorist Attack

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara President Sirisena was the president, commander in chief, defence minister and the head of the national security council when the Easter Sunday terrorist attack happened. That is a very long list of highly responsible positions concerned with national security. He must take responsibility for the lapse in security provided to the people and […]

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Pathfinder sets up eminent panel to prepare post-COVID-19 economic strategy

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara This is very dangerous. These people are known to align with a certain political ideology that in my view is not in the best interests of SL. Moragoda was the foreign minister under Ranil’s 2001 to 2004 regime that is known to be the most treacherous. They presented a National Security Strategy for […]

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Indian Communities in Sri Lanka Spreading Anti-China Hate Condemned

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara China-bashing has raised its ugly head again. A section of Sri Lankans displays their anti-China hatred at any given moment. The twitter account of the Chinese embassy in Colombo was not functioning for some time and it was made into a China-bashing event. To their misfortune and for the fortune of most Sri […]

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How Government Can Earn Billions Without Taxing, Save Farmers and Consumers

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The pandemic has proven how disastrous the western open economic system is without checks and balances. This is the perfect time to invest in a local production of food, transport, storage, and retail. The government must get back to the business of food. In order to do so, the government must have large […]

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No Elections Until WHO Declares Covid-19 Pandemic Over

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Bankrupt political losers of November 2019 are pushing for elections when no country in the world hold elections during the COVID-19 pandemic! They don’t even bother hiding their desperation and greed for power. Sadly, no national politician caught Coronoavirus and as a result, they don’t care for the plight of the nation. Looks […]

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Tablighi Jamaat Linked to One Third of Indian and a Number of Sri Lankan COVID-19 Cases

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The cremation/burial drama seems to be a distraction from the real issue – Tablighi Jamaat. The event held in New Delhi from March 13-15 by this group is the super spreader of the Coronavirus in India. 34 had participated from Sri Lanka too. An Introduction quoted from senior Indian bureaucrat, diplomat and politician […]

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Beyond COVID-19 Sri Lanka Must Cremate All Dead

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara In Islam, a martyr need not be buried to go to heaven. Muslims who die in the COVID-19 epidemic, for no fault of theirs, must be considered martyrs by the Muslim community. If terrorists including suicide bombers can be treated as martyrs, why not innocent Muslims who died from COVID-19? Therefore their dead […]

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Soldiers Sacrificed Much More Than You Know to Protect the Nation

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Sri Lankan soldiers sacrificed much more than what everyone knows. Arms, legs, limbs, eyes, blood, sweat and life are not the only sacrifices. They sacrificed their time, marriage, family time and safety. Most soldiers being Buddhists believe in good deeds and bad and their inevitable consequences. Taking life, right or wrong, is a […]

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Pardoning Sunil Rathnayaka is the Right Thing

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The president must be commended for pardoning Sunil Rathnayaka. It’s the right thing to do. Those who howl foul about it are missing the point. They are wrong on many counts. Sunil committed no war crime. Some half-baked reporters say Sunil was in prison for a war crime. No such accusation or charge […]

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Why Tamils Do Not Contribute Proportionately as Others to the COVID-19 Battle?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Muslims and Sinhalas have contributed heartily to the battle against COVID-19. Big and small hoteliers have given up their hotels to be used as quarantine centres, etc. Other Sinhala and Muslim businessmen have contributed millions each financially. Yet others have distributed masks in tens of thousands free of charge. It was reported that […]

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SL Health System Cannot Cope with the Pandemic; Close Airport for a Month

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara WHO declared COVID19 a pandemic. A pandemic is a global epidemic. Apart from a very few countries including Burma, nowhere is safe from the infection. Within 2 days SL recorded at least two patients. The health system is wholly inadequate to face this challenge. Infrastructure within hospitals is insufficient and the government does […]

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As No One Can Remove 13A, Try the Next Best Option of Merging Seven Sinhala-Majority Provinces into One Province

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara It has been the dream and demand of all those who love Sri Lanka since 1987 to abrogate 13A. But it is never going to happen. No one has the courage or patriotism to do it. The worst option is to dream of no-13A while living with 13A. Each year that passes with […]

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Sri Lanka Again Failed to Present Evidence of Lord Naseby to UNHRC to Counter War Crimes Allegations

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Quoting UK’s defence attache to Sri Lanka in 2009 Anton Gash, Lord Naseby presented a case to the British parliament on the absurdity of war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka. His reports were comprehensive and clearly annul allegations of war crimes leveled against Sri Lanka’s military. Their usefulness was harped by various patriotic […]

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SL Vs WI: Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva Proved His Worth

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara At long last Team Sri Lanka managed to win a short version of cricket in a stunning display of aggression amidst glorious uncertainties of cricket. Excellent start by the openers was quickly lost down the batting order until Wanindu Hasaranga steadied the ship. He joins the team as a bowler but his batting […]

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Thank you President for Reversing Decision on Sainthamaruthu

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The government has taken a courageous decision to halt the establishment of Sainthamaruthu Urban Council. Even though it is temporary, it is a good decision that must be appreciated. It takes courage to admit one faulted and quickly correct it. No damage was done. Previous presidents simply continued their wrongs fearing the public. […]

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Sainthamaruthu: The Untold Horror Story

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Sainthamaruthu is the Sri Lankan equal of Kandahar of Afghanistan and Idlib of Syria – the Sunni extremist capital. It was the safe haven of Zaharan and his band of terrorists and his birth place. Creating a separate Urban Council for Sainthamaruthu will only accelerate extremist activities and remove all grassroots level checks […]

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Funny American Logic – Love the Navy, Hate the Army

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara After a brief lapse the US government has restarted their hilarious and unsubstantiated war crimes allegations against the Sri Lanka army. A US government spokesman has stated that they will not give visa to the army commander who has not even attempted to get US visa! This comes in the context of a […]

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State Subsidized Hajj Will Sink Lankan Economy Irrecoverably

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara A basic Hajj pilgrimage including food and necessities costs upwards of $4,500 from Sri Lanka. Almost the entirety of this goes out of Sri Lanka as foreign exchange. 2,850 pilgrims is the existing quota per year as at Hajj 2019. Registered Hajj Operators – Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs If 2,850 […]

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How India Turned Lanka into an Expendable Battleground in a Clash with China

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara A battle fought in own country will bring untold sufferings to own population making the war unpopular. However, a war fought over another country saves own population and the battlefield can be devastated with any weapon that is available. This has been the case with many proxy wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, […]

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How MCC Aids the Tamil Eelam Project

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara MCC agreement’s land issue is the very same matter that ITAK, India and USA have been demanding since 1955 since Ceylon ended the Anglo Ceylon Defence Partnership Agreement resulting in expelling USA and UK from Trincomalee. Since then India and their agents have been trying their best alienate land around Trincomalee port area […]

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Top US, Chinese and Russian Foreign Affairs Personnel in Sri Lanka on January 13, 2020

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara It cannot be a bigger powerplay than this. Very senior representatives of all three superpowers will be in Sri Lanka on the same date obviously to push Sri Lanka to comply with their foreign policy agendas. Needless to say, they rival each other. US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and […]

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Essential Constitution Amendment: One Law for All

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Sri Lanka’s Constitution is far outdated. It still allows tribal personal laws of the 7th century and 18th century to discriminate against its citizens. They include Thesawalamei, Sharia, Mukkuwa and Kandyan laws. All these must be removed for the progress of the nation. All individuals must have equal individual rights. There is no […]

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MCC Will Tear Sri Lanka Apart into Three Pieces

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara In late 1970s and early 1980s JR Jayawardane held talks with the US for allowing US use of the Trincomalee port mainly for civilian use by US commercial entities and the US military’s transport (non-military) operations. However, it irked India so much that India openly and brazenly supported Tamil separatists to split the […]

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Subjects Not Rulers: Reply to Vigneswaran Bashing Mahawamsa

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Chief Minister of the Northern Province is at it again – Mahawamsa bashing. Lengthy replies have been written to him by others. Having read the comments and replies, I’m compelled to make these short and sharp points to him and his unfortunate followers. 1.       If Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Tamils were an established ethnic […]

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The Biggest Election Win in History by GR

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Dilrook Kannangara This is not supporting a politician but purely a prescriptive academic exercise in analysing election results which I do after every national election no matter who wins. Surprisingly this time there seems to be a dearth of post election analysts. Gotabaya’s election victory (52.25%) is the highest in Lankan history.  To be rephrased, […]

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Reestablish Sinhala Ownership Against Hindu Invasion of Okanda Dewalaya and Okanda Kataragama Dewalaya

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Dilrook Kannangara Attention is paid to Muhudu Maha Viharaya thanks to untiring efforts of Buddhists. However, close by are other Sinhala heritage sites that have been invaded and converted to South Indian shrines by Hindus. There was no Murugan or Valli Amman kovils in this area until very recently. Their construction is extremely recent as […]

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Next President Will Have All Powers Sirisena Now Enjoys and a Lot More

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Dilrook Kannangara A group of UNPers, convinced they are going to lose the next presidential election big-time, is spreading false information saying that the next president will not have the same powers President Sirisena now enjoys. They argue 19A provisions relating to the powers of the president come into effect when his first term ends. […]

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දියවන්නාවේ දියවන සිංහළ අනාගතය

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

දිල් රූක් කන්නංගර රට හැරයන්නට කලියෙන් සුද්දා වඳුරාට දැලිපිහියක් ද වහල් සේවයට දකුණු ඉන්දියාවෙන් සහ මලයාවෙන් ගෙනා වහලුන් දසලක්ෂයක් ද දෑවැදි දීමට වගබලා ගත්තේය. වැඩිකල් යන්නට මත්තෙන් සිංහලයා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය තමනට රිසිසේ ප්‍රජනන-තන්ත්‍රවාදයට පෙරළා ගති. දියවන්නාවටත් ජනාධිපති කමටත් එකම සුදුසුකම සම-ප්‍රජනනයයි. එහෙව් රටකට මොන අනාගතයක්ද? සුද්දා දමාගිය රටට ණය නොතිබිණි; විදේශ වත්කම් තිබුණි. යුරෝපීයයන් බහුතරයක් සිටි […]

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Another Presidential Election, Another Display of Tamil Eelam and Malaya Nadu Maps to the World

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Dilrook Kannangara Another presidential election is around the corner. And that means the nation is forgotten once again and political clans take centre stage.  There is a sinister side to all presidential elections. All presidential elections after 1994 showcased internal divisions to the whole world. The ethnic group classified as ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ demand Tamil […]

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