Author Archive for Mario Perera

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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Forgiving and forgetting is it the solution? – A reply

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata I refer to the article by Sara De Silva which appeared in InfoLanka a few days ago. Words such as “ƒ”¹…”reconciliation’ are now very much in vogue and have become yet other instruments of domination of the self-assumed “ƒ”¹…”blameless white societies’ and their brown and black lackeys the world over. The […]

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Britain snubs Sri Lanka again. President denied right of addressing Forum

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

By  Mario Perera, Kadawata I refer to D.B.S.Jeyaraj’s article: President Rajapaksa’s London address to Commonwealth Economic Forum cancelled “”…” posted on his web site and reproduced in “ƒ”¹…”InfoLanka’. He says: In an unexpected, sudden development the Commonwealth Economic Forum the event in which Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was scheduled to deliver the keynote address […]

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Home for the aged club of ex politicos afflicted with dotage, now tendering unsolicited, gratuitous advice

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Unsolicited gratuitous advice is now being tendered to Sri Lanka by members of an exclusive Home for the Aged Club. This self constituted club comprises former Heads of State of certain nations. They all bear the label EX. One of them is Nelson Mandela. He is an ex in more senses […]

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GENEVA UNHRC: US-EU flutists and Indian cobra dance

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata What the world is made to watch is a scene of US-EU flute blowers and the Indian Sikh cobra (called our “ƒ”¹…”relation’) now come in to the open, twisting and turning to the tune, in a dance akin to that of Salome’s seven veils. The only difference being that the Sikh […]

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Psychopaths and the moral conscience of the world

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata There was another shooting in an American school. A school boy entered that precinct of learning with a gun and let off a barrage at his school mates. There were deaths. Photos and videos displayed it all. There was weeping and hysteria. School children were seeking consolation in one another’s arms. […]

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Krishna and Skanda – symbols of Indian expansionism

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata All Sri Lankan rulers embroiled with the secessionist movement of the LTTE, went to great pains not to ruffle India and to be in her good books. India’s foreign policy regarding Sri Lanka was deeply embedded in domestic compulsions. The South Indian, especially Tamil Nadu electorate was the key factor. An […]

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The Catholic Church as the backbone of the international LTTE resurgence.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

By Mario Perera, Kadawata In a recent comment I made to a lead article appearing in Lankaweb, I expressed the above opinion. A commentator labelled it as “ƒ”¹…”NONSENSE’ and that such a thing could NEVER be. I have spoken about this issue more at length in my book: The kingdom, the glory and the power. […]

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England- From model to muddle; from self assumed show case to public refuse bin

Friday, August 12th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata Cameron labelled the social classes involved in the London riots as being “ƒ”¹…”sick’. Some others called them “ƒ”¹…”wild beasts’. The media wrote of the rioters of London as a generation with no hope and nothing to lose. If such is what they are, then whose fault is it? There was someone […]

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SriLankan foreign Minister in India: Yes Sir, no sir, three bags full, Sir.

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  It was downright humiliating to watch the performance of Minister G.L.Peiris before the Indian rulers. There he was seated upright before Manmohan like an Abitthiya before the Mahanayake, with his head held with its habitual slant, taking in every word seemingly from the source itself of wisdom. Then he met two […]

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Transcendentalism and American-Anglo-European power politics

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata Advaita and Transcendentalism are two perspectives of existence that are literally poles apart and irreconcilable. The former is a fundamental tenet of the Asian mind and outlook, whereas the latter expresses the Christianity influenced Western perspective on that subject. Advaita means non dual or not two. This Oneness is said to […]

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Christian clergymen and laymen– healing or opening wounds?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata A group calling themselves “ƒ”¹…”Christian clergy and laymen’ have signed a statement in which they say “We call on all Sri Lankans and particularly religious leaders and the government to take into serious consideration the stories of our brothers and sisters contained in the (Ban-ki Moon) report, along with its conclusions […]

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The ‘Reconciliation Commission’ – to what end?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  There are many words that sprout up and come into vogue in relatively short periods of time. The word “ƒ”¹…”Reconciliation’ itself is not in any sense new, just its being minted together with “ƒ”¹…”Commission’ for the pleasure of the few. Wars and conflicts have been part and parcel of human history. […]

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Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron – the axis of evil

Monday, April 18th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata People in glass house must not throw stones. What happens when they do? Well they break their window panes and become all the more scrutable and assailable. The axis of evil has done it again. First there were the World Wars, their dirty wars into which they dragged their colonies. Then […]

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Robert Blake –An epitome of boredom

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  I have just finished reading for the third time the masterly article of that erudite and eminent columnist of “ƒ”¹…”The Island” Mr. Eymard de Silva Wijeyeratne. Mr.Wijeyeratne writes: “It is very likely that the Temple of Hypocrisy that is being built higher and higher like the Tower of Babel, by the […]

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Our World Cup defeat…is it worth that big a cry?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata I must admit being deeply affected by our cricketers snatching defeat from the jaws of probable victory. When the final team selection was announced the foreign commentators summed it all up very succinctly. They said that the strength of Sri Lanka had all along been the bowling with its quota of […]

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Election voting: meaningful or meaningless?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata This is a question many are asking themselves and others on the eve of this fiercely fought out elections to local bodies, where the prize money the winners get is a miserly rupees 5000. Just a few days ago the “ƒ”¹…”Derana’ morning news analyst summed up the reasons for this frenetic […]

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Cricket World Cup: this joke that is ‘the spirit of the game’

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  I refer to the incident which was the violent confrontation that Shaun Tait led Dilshan into at our last result less encounter with Australia. It was totally unprovoked, unwarranted and unnecessary. Yet it did happen. We saw the umpires talking it over with Tait and later with Dilshan. Dilshan was the […]

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Actress-MP Paba assaulted allegedly by husband in the presence of her security guards

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  There was a detailed article on this subject in the Lakbima Newspaper this morning. The article begins by stating that Paba “ƒ”¹…”hogs the spotlight for all the wrong reasons’. This is not entirely true. She does take a bow and rightly so for activities in line with her talent, which is […]

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New Book-The Kingdom, the Glory and the Power by Mario Perera Published by Godage International Publishers (Pvt) Ltd

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Preface  by  Professor W. S. Karunatillake This book is unique in the annals of Catholic literature in Sri Lanka. It not only narrates the author’s intense spiritual odyssey towards the Catholic priesthood which eludes him when on the verge of crossing its threshold, but is also punctuated with penetrative insights regarding the Catholic Church. This […]

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When cows jump over the Moon and cats jump out of bags….

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  There were very interesting happenings in the recent past that merit a recap. We all know the strange behaviour of Ban Ki, that lent credence to the belief that a (mad) cow had jumped over (or better, into) Moon. Now why that happened is become crystal clear seeing that the cats […]

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Cardinal sins….a continuation

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Prince Gemunu lying in foetal position on his bed said that he had been hemmed in by the Tamils and the Deep Blue Sea. This nation has always been hemmed in this manner by the Tamil separatists and the deep blue sea symbolizing the hypocritical and to that extent immoral European […]

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Frederica Jansz and the ‘white flag’ drama

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

by Mario Perera, Kadawata The issue of the “ƒ”¹…”while flag’ needs more probing, since it is being reduced to simplistic proportions. Now where did this story originate? Who used this term? And, most important of all, who gave it international publicity, which supposedly woke up Ban Ki-Moon from his sleep and made him indulge in […]

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Now, let’s go the whole way…

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

by Mario Perera, Kadawata The dust appears to be descending on the 18th amendment debate, as it always did and does on such matters. This means that when the last word has been said what is, endures and what is, is the power that is and what that power intends to do, as incorporated in […]

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An ode to Ban-Ki Moon

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

By Mario Perera, Kadawata  Old Ban is the topic of all the news these days And that is surely what he wants Hardly is he able to mend his comic ways So face up he must to all our taunts   Old Ban looks sad and bent with dubious age He looks so weary and […]

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Vernon Mendis – the end of an era in Sri Lankan diplomacy

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

By Mario Perera, Kadawata The above headline in infolanka this morning informed me of the passing away of Dr.Vernon B.Mendis. I am not writing to recapitulate events pertaining to the life and work of this extraordinary figure that graced the diplomatic stage of our country like a colossus. I leave that to illustrious public personalities. […]

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Watching pleasure of MOON and his Panel

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

By Mario Perera, Kadawata Hey diddle diddle UN cats and UN fiddles Are looking aghast and facing a riddle ‘cos a mad cow has jumped into their MOON The three panel puppy dogs Waiting their day of doom Are we to laugh, they ask, are we to cry  Or fall into an UN-canny swoon? When Ban-ki sees these damning clips What happened in […]

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Implementation of 13th Amendment; wise or otherwise?

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Mario Perera, Kadawata The President’s visit to India had many positive consequences in spite of the protests in the South Indian States. The signing of so many bi-lateral agreements goes to show that the two countries need each other. India naturally does not want its links .with Sri Lanka to dwindle as a result of […]

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To: Sanath and ‘Little Kalu’ – World cup 1996

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

From: Mario Perera, Kadawata Memory’s screen my time machine Nostalgy kindling every fibre of my being rolling thought waves flowing backwards conjure before me vistas of green   Sprawling stands filled to the brim Oceans of humanity in hysterical strains beset unleashed is every fancy and every whim scenes no Lankan can e’er forget   On every pitch be it […]

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