Author Archive for Mario Perera

Wrath of Kali – The dark side of God

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Wrath of Kali – The dark side of God  By Mario Perera Published by Godage and Brothers, No 661, P.D.S. Kularatne Mawatha, Maradana, Colombo 10. Review by Dr.Juanita Perera, Ph.D (University of Rochester, New York): formerly of the University of Heidelberg, Germany This book is an extraordinary mix of fiction and history. It is a […]

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The post of High Commissioner in London An open letter to Sanga

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

By Mario Perera Dear Sanga, Just a few days ago, speaking at the farewell offered to you on the cricket field, H.E.The President, made to you a generous offer, being the post of High Commissioner in London. Later in the day, at a press conference when questioned on the topic, you assessed your situation. You humbly […]

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A Compassionate Constitution for Sri Lanka based on Dasa Rajadhamma – some comments

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

By Mario Perera, Kadawata The core recommendations of Mr.Weeraratne were already laid down by King Devanam Piyatissa who stated that this land belongs to all living creatures, be they birds, fish, or the jungle denizens. This statement is furthermore carved out in rock. The king also stated that he was the TRUSTEE of the land. […]

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The personality of Jesus seen through a new lens -To Egypt I sent my son JESUS – The subconscious testament

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

By  Mario Perera – Laetitia Buczaczer Published by S. Godage and Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Maradana Many are the works of fiction, some by world famous writers such as D.H.Lawrence, on the subject of Jesus. Yet this book is one with a difference. It seeks to unravel the enigma that was Jesus of Nazareth by a […]

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Cricket: Sri Lanka and the world cup 2015

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

By Mario Perera, Kadawata What we are witnessing in New Zealand is a sad spectacle of Sri Lankan cricket. To put it succinctly, the national team is in shambles. If we look at the classification table, it is Australia and South Africa that head the list. Then come New Zealand, India. After them comes Pakistan. Then […]

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The culture of shamelessness – an art of the gods

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

By Mario Perera, Kadawata Three very recent newspaper headlines that epitomize ‘an art of governance, caught my attention. The first concerns the now well known public statement of the Minister of Higher Education S.B.Dissanayake. He said that in the immediate aftermath of MR winning the presidential election, Chandrika Kumaranatunga, former president, would be thrown on […]

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Sajin Vass denies assaulting Dr.Chris Nonis

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  The following quotations from Tamara Kunanayakan and Sonali Samarasinghe neatly and succinctly sum up the personality of Sajin Vass and what is our national disaster.  Tamara Kunanayakam wrote : Sajin Vass Gunawardena, the man who runs the Foreign Ministry, and Kshenuka Senewiratne, his number two, are two sides of the same coin…these […]

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Mahinda Rajapakse: the 13th amendment and his tryst with destiny

Monday, September 1st, 2014

ByMario Perera, Kadawata We Asians believe in the cyclic nature of life and events. It would seem that Mahinda R has done his full circle. Yet there does not appear to be anyone who can dethrone him at this juncture and that because of his apparent commitment to a Unitary (and not United) Sri Lanka […]

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Two popes will be canonized on Sunday: some thoughts to ponder

Friday, April 25th, 2014

by Mario Perera, Kadawata The pattern of canonizations has undergone a radical change. Probably the underlying reasoning is that of making it ‘relevant to modern times’. What we are witnessing is the elevation to the sainthood of persons who were public figures within our life time, persons whose lives were under public scrutiny at least […]

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The Geneva UNHRC action. What should Sri Lanka’s reaction be?

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

By Mario Perera, Kadawata The Resolution finally went through though not in an overwhelming or convincing manner. The sponsors, the few white sharks, and their supporters the multi-coloured sprats compelled to stick to them in the hope of catching the crumbs that fall from their table, apparently had their way. Both the resolution and the […]

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THE BEAST-A liberation theology for Tamils By Mario Perera-Published by Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd), Maradana

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Lankaweb Book Introduction This 256 page book analyses the fanatical declarations of Rev.Fr.S.J.Emmanuel, President of the Global Tamil Forum and reveals him for what he is. Its appearance coincides with the upcoming Geneva Conference and could prove useful in countering the activities of the Global Tamil Forum and its affiliated organizations. Rev. Father S. J. […]

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Rayappu ‘Goebbels’ Joseph – a viper in the underwear of the local Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Mario Perera, Kadawata  In a recent commentary I referred to the declaration by Mr.Rapp the visiting US ambassador at large that hard core LTTE’ers should have been prosecuted and not rehabilitated.  Now, as is well known, there is a section of them who have neither been prosecuted nor rehabilitated. A key figure of this number […]

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For everlasting remembrance – Mr. Joseph Jayamanne, Chartered Mechanical Engineer

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

By Mario Perera, Kadawata ‚ They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Today the 6th October is the 26th death anniversary of Mr. Joseph Jayamanne who was […]

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Sri Lanka: weather cock rulers ruled by gusts of wind

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

By Mario Perera, Kadawata You don’t need a weather man To know which way the wind blows So sang Blob Dylan. Much was been said and repeated day in day out about the Tamil nature and its inherent tribal instinct with all those extra rational hereditary religious and social bonds and inputs that keep it […]

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Can the Catholic Church ever have a national consciousness?

Friday, August 16th, 2013

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  First and foremost let me define the terms so as not to get lost in the fog that could ensue from this discussion. People talk of the Cardinal, the bishops, the bishops’ conference, priests and also of the faithful as all being the contents of one and the same basket. Let […]

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A hovering ‘Ides of march’ for the President and an ominous bloody future for the Nation

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

by Mario Perera, Kadawata I refer to the article in Ground Views titled: Is a Black July being threatened through the State media? By Dayan Jayatillake. He is replying to an article by Jayantha Gunesekera itself titled: TNA! Police powers a way to hurt Western Province Tamils. Gunasekera’s article is a warning to the TNA […]

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A Srilankan invention, a stroke of rare genius – the utterance that renews the face of jurisprudence and politics world wide.

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  It will be recalled how, when Shirani Bandaranayake was literally put on the Supreme Court bench by her erstwhile mentor Prof. G.L.Peiris, the latter was nicknamed “ƒ”¹…”Pottani Sir’, by the protesting legal fraternity. The phrase was shouted lout loud to the four winds and adorned posters and banners. The “ƒ”¹…”pottaniya’ of […]

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Vigneswaran – The new face of the fake now dangling on the dead rope of the old fiction.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Whether with a wig or without a wig a fake is a fake. He is called a man of integrity, a respected personality and what not. Indeed he has all the appearance of an ascetical Indian GURU. But looks are only skin deep. Greed and cupidity are no respecters of persons. […]

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Colombo-Delhi – a tale of two cities: a story of NUTS and BOLTS

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

By Mario Perera, Kadawata India says: 13A is an International Treaty and cannot be unilaterally abrogated under International Law. One may ask oneself, what the Dickens is happening to the world with International Law being flouted at every whim and fancy and serving for every other purpose than for what it was intended? Just a […]

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Whither the Sri Lanka Tamils? By E.A.V.Naganathan in Ground Views of 4th July

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Mario Perera, Kadawata  The objective of Naganathan’s article is put in focus in his second paragraph. “If we claim to be a nation-in-waiting we must think in territorial and historical terms. The Ilankai Tamil claim to statehood is sui generis. For those interested in learning about the founding of the Tamil state in 1215 AD, […]

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The self immolation of the Venerable Bowatte Indarathana Thera and its consequences.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Mario Perera, Kadawata The act of self immolation of the venerable monk and the immediate motive ascribed to it are only the tip of an iceberg. The immediate motive brings up the specter of Muslim ambitions. They are even attempting to subvert history to suit their hegemonic purposes (see Dilrook Kannangara: Jilani Never Visited Lanka, […]

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Beyond collective egos: Our relational grounds of belonging and faith. -A reply to Sajeeva Samaranayake.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Mario Perera, Kadawata  In my opinion, this article (24 Apr, 2013 Sajeeva Samaranayake Colombo, Religion and faith) is an attempt to put India in the spotlight as the founder and sustainer of the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization, more specifically of Sinhalese-ness and Buddhist-ness.. The article comes at a time when the Sri Lanka-India relationship is plummeting […]

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Rev.Fr. Tissa Balasuriya dies – the colossus of an era passes away

Friday, January 18th, 2013

by Mario Perera, Kadawata Last night while watching the 10 p.m.Sirisa news broadcast, I was treated to a rude jolting shock; the announcement that Rev.Fr.Tissa Balasuriya had died. That death comes to all is no secret. But the one that just died was no ordinary man. Besides being an intellectual and moral giant his death […]

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Sacking of Chief Justice and emergence of new consensus

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

by Mario Perera, Kadawata At the end of the war, the President on addressing parliament introduced a slogan which according to him should henceforth  govern the legal, social and moral conscience the nation. It was about the entire population being divided into two water tight segments; those who loved the country and those who did […]

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Appeal to Sri Lankan Tamils not to be misled again by Pro-LTTE TNA – a reply

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Shenali, I am not faulting you for entertaining your wistful hope. But in the end good sense has to prevail. You surely know, with your wide knowledge of so many issues, that your plea to the Tamil people to distance themselves from the TNA would inevitably fall on deaf ears. You […]

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FUTA Strike – Dons’ demands are reasonable and justifiable

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata Much has been said on the above subject. The government channels are trying to whip up public condemnation of the concerned Dons by harping on dubious and contentious themes, namely the link up with a disgruntled opposition and worse still connivance with separatist diaspora elements.  Internationalizing a national problem is a […]

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Patriotism, Nationalism and Sri Lanka today

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  There exists a big gap, a wide gaping, even abysmal hole, between concepts and realities, between ideas and life as it is lived. Such values as patriotism and nationalism are deep seated attitudes to be expected in ordinary citizens of a country. They are considered as being normal, so much so […]

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Julian Assange – A show case of the rape of international law and morality

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Mario Perera, Kadawata  Julian Assange is not a fugitive from Justice. He is a fugitive from injustice. And from where would this injustice originate? Where else but from the American-Anglo-European axis of evil, the Frankensteins and Draculas of international law and morality? Assange is wanted in the USA to be tried for treason. The road […]

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The Olympics – show of the mighty, by the mighty, for the mighty

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

by Mario Perera, Kadawata  The Olympics is in full swing. The USA is on top. Some other European nations and some assimilated nations are still visible on the screen though running somewhere behind. Those nations, courteously called “ƒ”¹…”developing nations’, and the irremediable third world nations are also there, more as tourists and awed onlookers. They […]

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The gallows: Sandbag tested, hangmen on verge of recuitement

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata Such was the report in the “ƒ”¹…”Island’ recently. The death penalty is a contentious subject. The present actual context as always counts for much in determining the issue. What the times have to tell us is alarming. No one denies that this country is in the throes of a lawlessness crisis. […]

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