Author Archive for Chandre Dharmawardana

CKDU in the Wellawaya – Moneragala area.

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana A 2015 U-tube  from 2015 has been resurrected because the Booker name is in the news  when the Booker prize awarded to Karunatilleke.  But the Booker Prize has hardly anything to do with the Booker and Tate industrial giant. The Booker price is funded by the fortunes of people like Ian Fleming (James […]

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Aragalists and their proposals for “System Change”.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

By Chandre Dharmawardana      (chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca) Although there is much talk of system change”, it is hard to find specifics of the new systems that are to be created. In the early seventies, Mahinda Wijesekera, the father of the present Minster for Power was a student leaders of the Vidyodaya University. As a key figure of the […]

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Who is actually helping Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana. It is not India, China or the IMF that has truly come to the help of Sri Lanka in a sustainable manner, by going beyond one-shot gestures or doing minor charitable acts. Everyone is ready to praise the IMF or the central bank or other institutions for their role in solving the forex […]

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Aragalists’ proposals for ‘System Change’

Monday, September 5th, 2022

By CHANDRE DHARMAWARDANA Courtesy The Island chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca Although there is much talk of system change”, it is hard to find specifics of the new systems that are to be created. In the early seventies, Mahinda Wijesekera, the father of the present Minister for Power, was a student leader of the Vidyodaya University. As a key […]

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The Aragalaya and the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana The Aragala Naayakayas (leaders) were going to attack the parliament.  Parliament is where the power of the people is entrenched. Try attacking the parliament in any country. That is regarded at an uprising against the state and equal to terrorism in every country without exception. Rosenberg is a German-Polsih Marxist acttivist who is […]

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පහත ඒවායින් කොපමණ සත්‍යයක් ද? How much of the following true?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana මේ රට පාලනය කරන්නේ නූගත් පිරිසක්, හොරු රැලක් කියලා අපේ රටේ තරුණ තරුණියො කැරැල්ලක් ගැහුවා. Young people agitated claiming that the politicians are uneducated and ignorant. සෝෂල් මීඩියා වල ප්‍රසිද්ධ, ලියන, පේජ් කරන, වීඩියො හදන පිරිසක් මේ කැරැල්ලට එකතු වුනා. Social media people joined the agitation group “aragalaya”. ජනප්‍රියතාවය වැඩි හින්ද ඉබේම මේ […]

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It is easy to make allegations,

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana It is easy to make allegations, especially now that every one has access to social media. But subsequently, no attempt is made to take them to courts by the enemies of politicians who make these accusations. See the book “Chavura Rajina”[Bandit Queen] on Chandrika Bandaranaike written by Victor Ivan indicting Chandrika. Only thing she […]

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So we see that there is an organization ready to print and distribute new headbands overnight.

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana But they are not there, no orgaization exists, to MAKE biodiesel, biogas, or plant manioc. Doing those is SIMPLER, easier, and more helpful to the country and the down-trodden people than doing all this agitation and sowing vindictiveness. Sri Lanka is supposed to be a Buddhist country. Whether you are a Buddhist or […]

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Problem of so-called unreliability of solar and wind energy

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana This alleged ‘unreliability of solar and wind energy’ is a matter brought up repeatedly by the CEB, and was also brought up by even knowledgeable commentators, like Dr. Kumar David, a professor of electrical engineering. The unreliability exists if you rely on the sun shining on one or two large installations. But, if […]

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A critical analysis of the article “Banned pesticides in well water linked to declines in kidney function: Study”

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana The following article appeared in the newspaper morning.lk.I have added my comments in bold italic regarding the contents of the article. Chandre DW Banned pesticides in well water linked to declines in kidney function: Study By Beyond Pesticides (Beyond Pesticides is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in […]

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Supporting Lankan agricultural scientists in facing microbial-fertiliser vendors

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

By Chandre Dharmawardana Courtesy The Island It was mystifying to read Professor Kulasooriya’s article Don’t deride Sri Lankan scientists”, (Island, 29/11/2021) because it is not clear who has derided Sri Lankan scientists. By Sri Lankan” scientists, did he exclude expatriate Sri Lankan citizens, dual citizens and others as being fair game for derision? For many […]

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Organic fertilisers and so-called fertiliser mafia

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

By CHANDRE DHARMAWARDANA Canada Courtesy The Island Not so long ago, Champika Ranavaka championed a hair-brained project known as Polipto”, to make petrol from waste polythene. Ranawaka also pushed the Toxin-Free Nation” programme, and one of his university mates ran a project with the acronym SEMA. It championed the new vision” from the presidential secretariat […]

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The “Fertiliser Mafia” debilitating Sri Lanka’s Agricultural Wellbeing

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Chandre Dharmawardana, writing from Canada Sri Lanka is heading towards an agricultural disaster similar to that created by Stalin who was guided by a so-called Dialectical Materialist” version of agricultural science announced by Lysenko, a party scientist”. Sri Lanka’s leaders also have ideologues who have various scientific and medical backgrounds and are ready to present justifications” for […]

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Human health and nano-fertilizers – where is the safety clothing?

Friday, October 29th, 2021

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. Courtesy The Island The rationale for banning agro-chemicals in May 2021 and going all organic” was mostly the claimed (but false) poisoning of the food chain” by chemicals”. It was well known that organic farming even at its best can only supply a tiny fraction of any nation’s food requirements, unless […]

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මානව සෞඛ්යය සහ නැනෝ පොහොර – ආරක්ෂිත ඇඳුම් කොහෙද?

Friday, October 29th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රේ ධර්මවර්ධන විසිනි කැනඩාව. උපුටා ගැන්ම The Island සංශෝධිත ගූගල් පරිවර්තනයක්. 2021 මැයි මාසයේදී කෘෂි රසායන තහනම් කිරීම සහ සියලු කෘෂි රසායනයක්ම කාබනික ද්‍රව්‍යවලට යාම” යන තාර්කිකත්වය බොහෝ දුරට ප්‍රකාශ කරන ලද්දේ “රසායන ද්‍රව්‍ය මගින් ආහාර දාමයට විෂ වීම” යන (නමුත් අසත්‍ය) විශ්වාස මත විය. ජනගහනයෙන් අඩක් අඩු කිරීම සහ සියල්ලන්ටම නිර්මාංශ වීමට බල කිරීම […]

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Partitioning water between agriculture and hydro-power to maximize Sri Lanka’s clean energy output.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

By Chandre Dharmawardana.National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa and Department of Physics and Astronomy Université de Montreal. The largest drain on Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange earnings is in purchasing  fossil fuels for power and transport,  and in feeding  the 22 million people who depend on a mere million hectares of arable land, as compared to […]

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Journalists must NOT use “Maveer”, or “Mahaviru” and other glorifying names for suicide terrorists who are “Maha-viyaru” individuals.

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada Many English newspapers, and even some Sinhalese language newspapers have carried news items with headlines like Mullaitivu and Jaffna courts prohibit Mahaviru commemorations”,  Court orders to prohibit Mahaveer Commemorations”. To  unthinkingly  take over the narrative and vocabulary of the pro-Tiger activists and use them in news items and headlines is a corruption […]

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මාධ්‍ය වීදීන් සහ ලේඛකයෝ “මරු-වියරු” වූ එල් ටී ටී ඊ ත්‍රස්තයන්ට “මාවීර්”, “මහවිරු” වැනි ගෞරව් නාම නොදිය යුතුය.

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්දන විසිනි මේ නොබෝ දා පුවත් පත් වල පල වූ ශීර්ෂ තල අනුව මුලතිවු (මූලදූව ) සහ ජාපනය උසාවි මගීන් “මාවීර අනුස්මරණ උත්සව” පැවැත්වීම තහනම් කොට ඇත. එම අන්දමේ පුවත් පල කරන විට එවැනි ත්‍රස්තයන් ට  “මාවීර” වැනි ගෞරව පූර්වක නාමයන් නොදිය යුතුය. ඔවුන් හින්සාව සහ ත්‍රස්තයෙන් වියරු වැටුනු, එනම් පිස්සු වැටුනු, මාර චේතනා […]

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The LTTE’s “Maaveer” celebrations: Packaging Suicide Killers as liberation Heroes.

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Chandre Dharnawardana The 26th of November is the Birthday of the dreaded leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who was shot dead in 2009. Prabhakaran assassinated the elected leaders of the Tamil community in the 1980s [1], massacred other rival groups, suppressed dissent, and  hijacked the control of Tamil politics, to  launch a […]

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MONLAR’s fear-mongering claim: “currently released fertilizer being of low quality and high in heavy metals”.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana, National Research Council of Canada According to a news report (Island, 2-11-20), Mr. Chinthaka Rajapaksa, who is said to be the moderator of an organization known as  the Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR)” claims  a high probability that the fertilizer currently released to the market were of low quality and high […]

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The Chapa Interview with US-military professor Dr. Mendis: US policy in Sri Lanka

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana. Please listen to an interview of Dr. Mendis ((https://youtu.be/Lh4D4qGE854) which touches on US policy and Sri Lanka, and hear between the words.  See how a  Sri Lankan young man straight out of a Pollonaruwa school system gets educated in the US via a scholarship to becomes a complete supporter of the American Manifest […]

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Who is the Sun King, Raavana or Prabhakaran? Pseudo-histories of Tamils and Sinhalese.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana. Tamil Nationalists are making their myths, extending their history to ancient times and claiming that they were in Sri Lanka (and even in Africa, Babylon and Egypt) since the beginning of time, and that Tamil language is the source of the ancient Sumarian language. Wigneswaran, the ex-Chief Minster of the Northern province, has […]

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Who is the Sun king, Raavana or Prabhakaran?Myth-making is a past time of both sides – Tamils as well as Sinhalese.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana Tamil Nationalists are making their myths, extending their history to ancient times and claiming that they were in Sri Lanka (and even in Babylon and Egypt)  since the beginning of time, and that Tamil language is the source of the ancient  Sumarian language. Wigneswaran has captured the lime light recently, with such fairy […]

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Sri Lanka’s power supply, blackouts, and how to prevent them.

Monday, August 31st, 2020

By Chandre Dharmawardana Sri Lanka recently had a nationwide blackout that cost millions and even compromised its security. A blackout may be compared to a sudden heart attack, leaving a debilitated individual. This was the fifth  heart attack” suffered by the grid since the end of the Eelam wars, with blackouts in  2009, 2015, twice […]

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Wigneswaran’s attempts to construct an alternative history of local Tamils going back to millenia.

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana “Wigneswaran …..Presumably hoping for a wider, protracted debate on that element. The Govt side very effectively scuttled his hopes by nixing any such debate during event.” This sort of thing has gone on since the 1930s. In fact, the first Sinhala-Tamil riot in 1939 August occurred when G. G. Ponnambalam alluded to the […]

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Tamil speaking voters decisively reject vengeance-peddling Genocide-Claiming parties in Sri Lanka’s elections.

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada.  Sri Lanka, a nation troubled by decades of civil strife and a separatist war  has just concluded a parliamentary election bringing back the war-winning government. Western observes have keenly focused on the North, with its Tamil population (5% of the Nations population) previously controlled by the separatist Tigers. Their  MaVeer”  (suicide fighters  […]

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No big call for renewable energy in today’s political manifestos

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana All the political parties have now issued their manifestos. A large part of the government’s foreign exchange budget goes for purchasing fossil fuels for generating electric power, and for feeding the fleet of vehicles, tractors, trains and other internal combustion engines used in Sri Lanka. These total some 8-10 million engines. All this […]

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WHY NOT USE HELA VEDAKAMA TO COUNTER COVID 19 AND TO CREATE AN ECONOMIC TRANSITION? A Reply to Mr. Ranjith Soyza

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

by Chandre Dharmawardana. Mr. Soyza writes (Lanka Web, 27-04-20) that “We hear many a good story about how Hela Vedakama can restore immunization in the human body from Hela Suwaya school of medicine.  The time tested methods are available to our citizens in these times of fear to protect them from a virus for which […]

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The evolution of the Covid-19 in Sri Lanka and prospects for relaxing many constraints.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

By Chandre Dharmawardana [This is a shortened version of a more technical paper, 15-04-2020] Introduction. An outbreak of a new type of  pneumonia like disease was first reported on 31st December 2019 from Wuhan City in the Hubei Province of China. It was identifies as caused by  a ‘Novel Corona Virus’ on 7th January 2020, […]

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Presidential Pardons for criminals, terrorists, and who else?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

By Chandre Dharmawardana. When the family of Czar Nicholas, children, and women included,  were brutally killed by the Bolshevik revolutionaries, that was justified by a throng of intellectuals who were ready to defend anything done in the name of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin. Clever dialectical arguments were presented as to why even the children had […]

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