Author Archive for By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando

The economy During Kurunegala was the Capital.

Sunday, March 19th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Historians will not consider Kurunegala as a particular era during the Sinhala Kingdoms because four to five kings reigned during this era. It is not recognisable to identify as a historical period.  According to ‘Dalada Pujawaliya’ during the Kurunegala era, approximately one hundred per cent of the government’s income from […]

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Friday, March 3rd, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando A massive Sinhala -English was out recently by Buddhadasa Hewage, marketed by the e-Lanka website in Australia at U.S. $50. The writer ordered the dictionary from them. It has 1,500,000 English words, similar to 95,000 Sinhala words, and contains 2432 pages. It is published after professor G.P. Malalasekera’s Sinhala-English dictionary, […]

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Some hints to improve tourism

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S Fernando After Harin Fernando, Minister of Tourism and Lands took over the portfolio, he appointed a new team to improve tourism. The new team’s efforts have paid off. Sri Lanka Tourism Board is confident that the estimated 1.55 million tourists will arrive in Sri Lanka, adding an income of 2.8 billion […]

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Miraculous Eco Tablet

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando There was much controversy about a tablet that was supposed to mix with petrol which would give an extra percentage of consumption over ten times, on 92 and 95 grades. An advertising Agency or Manufacturing company became quite popular with this innovative tablet. Consequently, almost every motorist was compelled to […]

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U.S. Government takes U-turn on Cholesterol

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando, January 24, 2023 Some years ago, the writer interviewed Dr Mass R. Usuf, President of the National Association of Homoeopaths and Affiliates (NAHA). At the start of the interview, Dr Usuf said the word Cholrestrol could attribute to giant pharmaceutical companies engineering medical conspiracies and indoctrinating the medical fraternity, which […]

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The Economy During The Anuradhapura Epoch

Friday, January 20th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando- Ceylon Today 20.01.23 Every part of the central city of Anuradhapura belonged to the King during the Anuradhapura epoch. There was a standard procedure for kings to follow, known (in Sinhala) as Dasaraja Dharmaya – meaning Charitability, Generosity, Straightforwardness, Humility, Innocence, Peacefulness, Anger, Calmness and Independence. The King was also known as […]

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando The political disarray in Sri Lanka is akin to ‘Nero playing the fiddle while Rome was burning.’ The 225 representatives who are democratically elected by the people to serve the citizens of this country appear to be only interested in their affairs. MPs keep mum about the facilities and perks […]

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Effects Of Chiromancy Or Palmistry

Friday, January 6th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando –   Ceylon Today, January 6– 2023. Chiromancy or palmistry is a skill of evaluating a person’s character or future by reading” the palm of an individual’s hand. The heart line, head line, lifeline, etc., and the mounds immediately appearing under the base of each finger suggest elucidations by their relative […]

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Friday, December 30th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S Fernando – Ceylon Today on 29 December 2022 This article is based on our forefathers, excellent engineers and artisans with exceptional skills. How many of our present generation is conversant with Sri Lanka engineers’ activities in the bygone years who have amazed the whole world? During the remarkable Parakramabahu reign, the […]

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Ancient Ceylon History

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

By Dr Tilak Fernando –  Ceylon Today– December 20, 2022 There was so much hoo-ha about ex-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s intention to revert Sri Lanka towards a self-sufficient nation (Sawbagya Dekma). His main aims were to build a healthy nation for future generations by reducing toxic fertilisers and replacing them with carbonic fertilisers. The ex-President received the […]

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The New Mantra

Monday, December 12th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Because of the enormous gap between ‘unknown effectiveness’ in conventional (allopathic) medicine, ‘integrative medicine’ should be the new ‘mantra’ in any healthcare system i.e., using the best from conventional medicine and homoeopathy combined. Homoeopathy is both alternative and complementary medicine that can be used alone or with conventional […]

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S Fernando In response article in my blog ’’ when Covid-19 implications were at their Peak, the writer received a detailed description of homoeopathy from Dhiru Nathwani at, which opened the eyes of those who are sceptical about Homoeopathy. Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843 A.D.), a German physician, chemist and linguist, gave […]

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Friday, November 18th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S Fernando Rishi Sunak became the first Asian Prime Minister in the UK on 7th November 2022, creating a world record in the history of politics. Liz Truss decided to give up the premiership due to the extreme pressure of the UK’s economic crisis, and she entered the history books as the […]

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Ferando For the last few years, the SriLankan airline has been making a loss continuously. It is the consensus of everyone that the airline is overstaffed, particularly top-heavy, with millions of rupees to the senior management staff as salaries.  Therefore, the only option would be to privatise the airline. During President […]

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando World Tourism Day falls on September 27. Tourism is a big business that benefits many globally. It does not only help hoteliers, but it aids those who are associated with the tourism industry culturally and religiously, with many natural attractions on offer. Tourism provided the oxygen required for the country […]

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Rise and fall of Beatles – The Liverpool Rock Band

Friday, October 14th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando The Beatles was a rock band from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. The primary members of the Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. John Lennon was a singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist. Paul McCartney inherits the former’s capability. Sir Richard Starkey (better known by […]

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The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative – STAR

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Recently, Chanaka Senanayake (we are only one nation-one country, one law and one nationality & one language organisation) interviewed the Sri Lankan media. He said Sri Lanka owes International Monitory Organisations a sum of US $55 billion in loans. However, out of that US$55, a sum of US$30 billion had […]

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Lessons Learnt from Commonwealth Games

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today   The youngest Sri Lankan medallist in the history of the Commonwealth Games, Nethmi Hansika (18 years old) brought honour to her motherland, Sri Lanka. Nethmi managed in Birmingham, UK, at the 22nd Commonwealth Games in August 2022 to defeat her opponent, Australian Irene Symeonidis, to win […]

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Can you remember the Bioscope days?

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today I received this information on the metamorphosis of ‘Colombo cinemas’ sent by a friend based in London. It was a text by a historian, Asiff Hussein. Hussein gives a historical account going back to the ‘tent’ days when the ‘silent’ English movies were shown. He deals with […]

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Accountability of Parliamentarians

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Daily News-Tuesday, September 13, 202 The world is keeping an eye on the worsening political, economic and widespread suffering of Sri Lankans. Citizens of this country hope to find answers to overcome the high Cost of Living and to have adequate fuel and medical supplies to bring the situation […]

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Significance of promoting Eco-Tourism hotspots

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando The scenic Kanthale Wewa An Australian-based premium company in healthcare named AusCeylon and PhytoMedica Pvt Ltd want to develop an Eco Resort and a medicinal Plant Garden at Agbopura 227/C in the Kanthale district. Kanthale is one of the most famous travel destinations worldwide for centuries due to its unique and […]

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy The Daily News Central Bank of Sri Lanka After seventy-four years of democratic Governments, within the framework of democracy, Sri Lanka has today declared bankruptcy, or on the verge of it, due to the lack of much-needed dollars to pay back debts to international organisations up to US 55 billion […]

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Time for ‘System Change’

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Saturday, July 30, 2022 – Daily News The Seventh Executive President of the Socials Republic of Sri Lanka, Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa RWP RSP, finally had to leave the country after a public campaign that commenced on March 31, 2022 at his private residence in Mirihana, Nugegoda. On June 9, followed […]

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando People waiting in a queue to purchase cooking gas. Picture by Sulochana Gamage The current economic crisis is exacerbating day after day. People line up in extended queues, although the Government advises not to line up in long rows. The general public does that because they may lose their place […]

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Employees at work.  In June 2022, the Sri Lankan Government declared a ‘four-day week’ for Public Sector workers for three months, except for the essential services. It started on Friday, June 17th, giving a holiday to public sector employees. Critical services are categorised as the public sector for employees in the […]

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Silver Lining in Tourism

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S Fernando  Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando appointed Priantha Fernando as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTB). Priantha Fernando is a professional with many years of experience. He qualified for an M.Sc. in tourism at the University of Surrey. Also, he gained experience in Hotel Management and Tourism […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Grandeur of Britain’s unique traditions

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy The Daily News The Queen appears on the Buckingham Palace balcony with Royal Family members to watch the flypast. Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in England were held with the pomp and pageantry, stemming from the grandeur of Britain’s unique traditions. Born to be a Queen is extraordinary, and […]

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Saturday, June 18th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando A queue for LP Gas For weeks, motorists in Sri Lanka continuously lined up in long queues to obtain diesel and petrol. It has turned out to be a daily routine at present. Many women line up in rows to receive LP Gas or kerosene while their husbands spend long […]

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Friday, June 10th, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando   Honest and intelligent lawmakers needed. There are rumours that Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had to take over the finance portfolio since no member of the Sri Lankan Parliament was willing to take up this challenge of managing the country’s finances. Instead of looking at the scenario negatively, it […]

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando   Signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord India expected to resolve the Sri Lanka terrorist war out of the Indo-Lanka Pact. The Indo-Lanka Pact was signed in Colombo on July 29 1987, between late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene. It was one of the conditions in […]

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