Author Archive for By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando

What’s Happening to Cricket?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Everyone in Sri Lanka, from children to grown-ups, know about cricket. Though volleyball is known as Sri Lanka’s national game, cricket took its place due to its popularity. There was a time when even Kussi Ammas were engrossed in the game whenever cricket matches appeared on TV screens.  When players […]

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Ronald Senaratne – The Ambitious Psychoanalyst

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Ronald Senaratne in action with an Indian Actress Ronald Senaratne was a self-made psychoanalyst. He became popular among the Indian folk in London especially, who believed in ‘Chakras’ in the human body, which are various focal points. He travelled to the U.K. for the first time in 1988. News spread […]

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Adaptation to Carbonic Fertiliser

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

By Dr Tilak S.Fernando There is much controversy over President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s determination to ban the toxic chemical-based fertiliser and adapt carbonic fertiliser. Critics who are analytical comment that the President’s action was untimely when the pandemic and foreign exchange crises are under the weight of COVID-19.  Farmers continue to protest, seen today on TV, […]

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From the Archaic diaries -SRI LANKAN PSHYCOANLIST

Friday, June 11th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Ronald Senaratne  in action with an Indian Actress. The late Ronal Senaratne called himself a ‘self-made psychoanalyst.’ He was popular among the Indian folk in London. Those who believed in ‘Chakra’ in the human body thought in Ronald Senaratne’s predictions. ‘Chakras’ are various focal points used in multiple ancient meditation […]

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Is there a Prevention for Coronavirus?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

By Dr.Tilak S.Fernando The Coronavirus entered the 3rd wave in Sri Lanka, and the number of deaths is increasing daily. However, the Government and the  National Operation Centre for Preventing Covid-19 still seem to follow instructions from a set of western orientated experts and maintain that the injection is the only solution to stop the […]

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HELAVEDEKAMA Vs WESTERN MEDICINE

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today  At long last Ayurveda Hospitals are permitted to treat the Covid-19 affected patients. This was revealed by State by Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle. Also, it was followed. by State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurveda Hospitals Development and Community Health, Sisira Jayakody, […]

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A Glimpse of Ceylon History

Monday, February 1st, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando At the very inception, the ‘Ceylonese’ race descended from an Aryan stock towards the 5th century BC.  Historians believe that the natives in ‘Ceylon,’ before the invasion by Aryans were race called Yaksa Clan and the whole Island was governed according to a caste system that prevailed at the time. […]

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Did the Universe Choose a Leader to Save Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The scientific community believes that all activities of the cosmos are governed by nature. Some believe that there is a massive force embracing gravity that consists of ‘the weak force; electromagnetic and the strong force’. These fundamental forces together seem to govern everything that occurs in the […]

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Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today A major overhaul of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic service is well overdue. The new Government aims to re-organise and make significant changes in overseas diplomatic missions abroad. According to news Media in the Sunday newspapers, the reorganisation will come into effect within a month.  Those diplomats who had […]

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EXTRACTS FROM ‘ TAMIL TIGERS’ DEBT TO AMERICA’ : Intense Pressure of a Different Kind

Friday, December 6th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and […]

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Extracts from “Tamil Tigers’ debt to America”

Friday, November 29th, 2019

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and […]

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Extracts from ‘ Tamil Tigers’ Debt to America’: US Policy: to control the LTTE but not a complete eradication

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and […]

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‘Extracts from ‘Tamil Tigers’ Debt to America’

Friday, November 15th, 2019

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and […]

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Sam Thambimuttu – 3: Extracts from ‘Tamil Tigers’ debt to America’

Friday, November 8th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and […]

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Extracts from ‘Tamil Tigers’ debt to America’

Friday, November 1st, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist.  He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. He has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and his intimate professional association with […]

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Exposure of LTTE remnants

Friday, October 18th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The latest news about a haul of weapons and explosives by Kilinochchi Police, hidden in a former LTTE member’s house and two claymore bombs later, has made national security officials to seriously think whether the LTTE is attempting to raise its ugly head once again.  On 18 […]

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Dereliction of duty

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today It has taken nearly five months and it becomes crystal clear from the evidence emerging from the Parliamentary Select Committee, on the Easter Sunday carnage, where the authorities were to blame for the bloodshed that took place, while Catholic devotees were piously praying to God and foreign […]

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A book worthy of a read by all Sri Lankans

Friday, August 16th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today A new book titled, Tamil Tigers Debt to America authored by Daya Gamage, has been published by the Library of Congress (under control No. 2016913508) ISBN: 1537053485 and 13:9781537053486 respectively. The author is an old Trinitian who read Economics and European Political history at Peradeniya; subsequently became […]

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The Last Chance

Friday, August 9th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lankans born after 1948 must be the most unfortunate folk living on this planet, despite many narrations indicating, according to Buddhist belief that, Sri Lanka is a blessed country and several Gods have sanctified this nation”. Could it be the reason why this Island was once […]

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The whole country stinks

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The latest news, about the import of 130 container loads of waste material to Sri Lanka from UK hospitals has reached every nook and cranny in the country and it has turned the whole country ‘upside down’, as it were. The entire populace of this country is […]

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A long-distance love story

Friday, July 19th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today She lived in a faraway remote town, hundreds of miles away from the City of Colombo, and I was born in London. When the flower buds opened into beautiful blooms in her garden, they reached my olfactory glands automatically! Cool breezes swept across her garden in Sri […]

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Women’s dress code

Friday, June 28th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Women’s dress code in Sri Lanka, especially after the Easter Sunday massacre, has become the talk of the town. This was attributed to the carnage carried out by young Islamic Terrorists (Wahhabis) espousing suicide bombers. Being educated and hailing from comfortable families, it remains an unresolved setback […]

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Post-mortem

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Customarily a post-mortem is done within 24 hours after a person’s tragic death, but it has taken more than a month to write about Sri Lanka’s atrocities that took place on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019. First and foremost, it was impossible to think how some of […]

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Are some Sri Lankans suffering from an inferiority complex

Friday, March 15th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today When any language is considered in a broad generalisation, the structure of words pertaining to every society, is used to express and communicate one’s opinion to another and it varies from society to society, and culture to culture. In such a backdrop, every nation tends to adapt one’s […]

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‘Digha nikaya’ and the ‘big bang’ theory

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today According to Western scientists, the most recognized theory on the beginning of the universe is said to be the ‘Big Bang’ theory, but in a latest research by Prof.  Swanda Sugunasiri, in Canada, who entered the priesthood recently as Bhikku Mihitha, states the  Buddha’s ‘Agganna’ discourse in ‘Digha […]

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ARE WE DOOMED AS A NATION?

Friday, October 5th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today It has to be a curse on the nation itself that bribery and corruption has reached the apex at present. The venality, exposed by some of the Sri Lankan Parliamentarians, Ministers, Provincial Councillors, Town Councillors, and even among the Administrators, has become disreputable and is spreading like a […]

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Rigorous Imprisonment with Hard Labour at 82

Friday, August 10th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Sir Oliver Goonatillake, upon returning to London from his travels in India and meeting up with his children and grandchildren, became quite busy with his Lloyds Register Insurance work, which involved frequent travels to many parts of the world. Sir Oliver still shared the flat at 31 Carlisle […]

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FAILED COUP D’ETAT ATTEMPT OF 1962

Friday, July 27th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today In 1956, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, as promised during the election campaign, commenced on a rapid ‘Sinhalization’ of all parts of the Government, once he came to power and accomplished the ‘Sinhala Only Act’. Simultaneously, he ordered all the remaining British Military centres in the country to move out of […]

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Rice, banana leaves and lamprais

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The response to one of my articles titled ‘Burgher Community in Sri Lanka,’ some time, ago has been appreciated by many of my Burgher friends both abroad in Australia and in Sri Lanka. My good friend, Egerton, decided to comment on it,  in typical old school ‘Sri Lankan […]

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Are british paying penance – prof. hamid dabashi

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Hamid Dabashi, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Colombia University states that whenever people think of ‘the typical English’, one tends to think of ‘a group of white people with a stiff upper lip and a cup of well brewed Ceylon Tea’, because […]

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