Author Archive for By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando


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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taking a closer look at ‘aragalaya’

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The ‘Aragalaya’ or the protest by peaceful demonstrators in front of the Presidential Secretariat has exceeded fifty days and continues. The protesters claim the 6.9 million who voted for a change and for Gotabaya Rajapaksa failed to deliver what was promised on election platforms.  Fuel prices have […]

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Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy The Daily News Everyone doesn’t agree on Ranil Wickremasinghe’s appointment as Prime Minister. He was the only Member of Parliament (from the National List) when the whole group of UNP candidates lost their Parliamentary seats. It took nearly a year to fill the UNP National List vacancy. In the end, […]

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The Lost World: Hidden Wonders of Ancient Ceylon

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today This article is based on our forefathers, excellent engineers and craftsmen, who possessed exceptional skills. How many of our present generation is conversant of the activities of Ceylon engineers in the bygone years who amazed the whole world. During the remarkable Parakramabahu reign, construction of the tallest […]

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The Hospital Quandary

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S.Fernando Private organisations work more efficiently than Government ones do. The Russian Friendship Teaching Hospital in Malabe could be seen as a typical example, (before and after the Government took over). One can still, have a private consultation (from the 4thfloor) at a price. Could this impasse be due to the lackadaisical […]

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Tribute to my Elder Brother

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando My elder brother, M. R. Fernando, passed away on 5 May 1995. On his 27th death anniversary, I write this to him tribute because at the time of his death I was living in London. Everyone called him MR. He missed his university entrance as our father suffered from Typhoid fever. […]

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando  Sri Lanka is facing an economic crisis and all consumer prices have gone up as a direct result because the Government did not have US dollars to pay for goods such as fuel, milk powder and gas. Six point nine million of the voting population elected Gotabaya Rajapaksa because he […]

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A Tribute to Podi hamuduruwo

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando | When I was in London my niece Shyamala Fernando asked me to interview Dr Galagoda Gnanissara Thera when I visited Sri Lanka on holiday in 2000, one of the most respected Buddhist prelates in Sri Lanka. He’s popularly known as Podihamuduruwo, the Chief Incumbent at the Gangarama Temple.   Venerable […]

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Are Glory and Pride Over?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando There has been a lot of criticism concerning the dollar deficit that has significantly affected inflation. At long last, the dollar was allowed to free-float. However, financial experts say, it is too late!” Simultaneously, 367 non-essential items were restricted from 9 March 2022 after 45 years.  Many point an accusing […]

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Dishonesty the Vogue The famous blue train travel and  efficient way to  get about  but badly needs to be overhauled.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

By Tilak S. Fernando We are so unfortunate that bribery and corruption in every Institution, particularly in the Government sector is dishonest. The Media has exposed the venality of Parliamentarians, members of Town and Provincial Councils, Chairpersons of Government Corporations, and Administrators as deceitful and corrupt. Still, there is no proof against them, as they […]

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Love is a Flame

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today “Young Love Is a Flame; Very Pretty, Often Very Hot and Fierce ” – Henry Ward Beecher When Henry Ward Beecher scribbled two sentences: “Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce and light and flickering; the love of the older becomes disciplined as […]

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Mercilessly Assaulted Suranga Lakmal Awaits Justice

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando CEYLON TODAY | FOCUS Early last Christmas morning following the teachings of Jesus Christ’s, of kindness, forbearance, and tolerance, the writer accompanied by two friends headed towards Naththandiya. The coconut plantations on either side of the road made the drive down delightful watching. However, we found it strange the prices of coconut […]

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