Author Archive for Dilrook Kannangara

SJB’s India Dilemma

Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Every political party in Sri Lanka has an Indian specialist. Managing India is crucially important for all political parties in the island. SLPP has Basil, UNP has Sagala, TNA, SLMC, CWC have a few of them, JVP has Vijitha and SJB has its own. Compared to all of them, SJB’s India expert is […]

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ඊනියා දේශප්‍රේමය – මිනීමැරුම වෙන්නට හැර මිනිය ළඟ මරලතෝනි දී සිඟමන් අයැදීම

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

දිල්රූක් කන්නන්ගර චන්දය ලං වනවිට විවිධ විදේශ කුමන්ත්‍රණ, ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජන, සිංහල ජාතියට තර්ජන, බුදු දහමට තර්ජන, මහජන ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජන සහ සංස්කෘතියට ඇති තර්ජන හුවා දැක්වීම සාමාන්‍ය දෙයකි. මෙය හුදු චන්ද මගඩියක් පමණි. ඒ සම්බන්ධ සත්‍යතා කිහිපයකි. 1.  විදේශ කුමන්ත්‍රණ, ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජන, සිංහල ජාතියට තර්ජන, බුදු දහමට තර්ජන, මහජන ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජන සහ සංස්කෘතියට ඇති […]

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Discussions with bondholders have failed again for the second time.

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Will this be the end of the IMF program? Before this SL had 16 IMF programs – all failed half way through the program! Bond holders own 50% of foreign loans and these are the loans with highest interest rates and administration fees. A debt restructure without them is like a wedding without […]

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Why JVP, SLLP Cannot Win Next Presidential Election: Minorities Shun Them Both

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara The next presidential election will be decided by religious minorities – Christians, Hindus and Muslims. This is because the majority creed is seriously divided between various political parties. There is no leader capable of uniting Buddhists or at least 60% of them. At the same time there are no strong minority leaders either […]

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SLPP Must Contest Presidential Election to Remain Relevant (Otherwise SLPP Will Permanently Slip from the Top)

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara A debate rages over if the SLPP must contest the presidential election or not. Contesting elections only to win them is a disastrous approach. Win or lose, the SLPP must contest the election and remain relevant. Otherwise, it will permanently slip from the top slot and will never be able to get up […]

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BJP Election Fortunes Dramatically Increased After Easter Sunday Attack (From 55% to 66% in Key States)

Friday, March 29th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara The last Lok Sabha election of India was held between 11 April 2019 and 19 May 2019 (and just one delayed electorate a few months later). As always it was a staggered election. Election was held over 7 days but counting votes was done after all had voted. Comparing constituencies where the election […]

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Victoria Nuland Received Her Warmest Felicitation Outside USA from President Gotabaya

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Victoria Nuland quietly retired recently after multiple failures around the world, particularly in Ukraine. Her services” were never appreciated by the countries that received them! Except Sri Lanka under President Gotabaya. And the timing of the book release could not have been better. On 22 March 2022, Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary for […]

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Army Commander Cannot Act Without Specific and Lawful Instructions from Commander in Chief (President) or the Defence Minister (President Again)

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara The book by Gotabaya has too many contradictions. I will explain one major contradiction which should not have been there given the military service of him. No army commander in the world, certainly not in Sri Lanka, can act on own instructions. Instructions must come from the president who is the commander in […]

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China Cannot Defend Itself with Untested Weapons If the Golden Opportunity to Test Them in Ukraine Against NATO Weapons is Wasted

Sunday, February 25th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Contrary to popular views, China is set to lose a war against USA and its proxies. Despite having the largest arsenal of weapons of war, they are untested in battlefield making them fail in a real war as China has not engaged in any serious war. This is one main reason why USA, […]

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Sri Lanka Air Force’s Taxpayer-Funded Charities are Discriminatory and Tribal-Minded

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Sri Lanka Air Force is taxpayer-funded. Therefore, it must equitably distribute any charitable donations to all. That means all provinces are equal. However, unfortunately, the recent charitable activities only benefit one ethnic group and one province in the North which is discriminatory and tribal-minded. This includes distributing school books and equipment to the […]

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China Develops with Neighbors (‘Common Prosperity’), India Develops at the Expense of Neighbors (‘Beggar Thy Neighbor’)

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Chinese and Indian development models are completely different. Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, etc. achieved success thanks to the Chinese development model. Indian development model does not have that feature. Therefore, Sri Lanka cannot become India’s Hong Kong. Teaming up with India only leads to worse poverty, debt, economic disaster and unemployment for Sri […]

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Sri Lanka (GDP Per Capita $4,013) Has Nothing to Gain from India(GDP Per Capita $2,256)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Despite years of economic downturn, Sri Lanka is 77% more developed than India economically as can be seen from the two countries’ nominal GDP per capita. India is a large world economy only due to the sheer size of its poor population. For instance, a family of 15 in Bangladesh would have a […]

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Sri Lanka a US Military Vassal State: Mission Colombo (Integrated Country Strategy) of USA Towards Sri Lanka April 6, 2022

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara It is yet another secret military deal with USA approved following agreement by both parties on April 6, 2022. It is not surprising that Sri Lankan media failed to report this as they were silent on the first ACSA secret deal signed between USA and Sri Lanka on March 11, 2007. This was […]

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සිංහල උරුමය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව යන දෙකම එකවර රැකිය නොහැකිය; එකක් සුරැකීමට අනෙක මිය යා යුතුමය.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

දිල්රූක් කන්නන්ගර ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සිංහල දේශය නොවේ. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව යනු 1948 බිහිවූ දුක්ඛිත 76 වසරක සාපලත්, ලෝකයටම ණය ගැති වූ කෙටි   ඉතිහාසයක් ඇති බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයන් විසින් 1833 අටවා ගත් අට්ටාලයකි. එයට කිසිම භාෂා අනන්‍යතාවයක් නැත; දිශානතියක් නැත; එල්ලයක්, ධර්මයක් නැත, විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් නැත, ඉතිහාසයක් නැත. ඒ වෙනුවට අම්බලමක් හෝ මඩමක් සේ එයට භාෂා, නීති, ඇදහිලි සහ […]

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විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය පවත්වා ගැනීම බඩදිය වළඳමින් අජීර්ණයට බෙහෙත් බීම වැනිය

Thursday, January 25th, 2024

 දිල්රූක් කන්නන්ගර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය අනවශ්‍යය. විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය නොමැති කල රටේ ආරක්ෂාව, නීතිය හා සාමය, ආර්ථිකය අදට වඩා යහපත් මට්ටමක පැවතුනා. 1971 JVP කැරැල්ල මාස තුනකින් මඩින්න හැකිවුනා. විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරුන් දෙදෙනෙකුට 1987 දී එය මඩින්න අවුරුදු 2ක් ගතවුනා. විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය නොතිබුනේ නම් දෙමළ ත්‍රස්තවාදය (1972 සිට 2009) සහ මුස්ලිම් ත්‍රස්තවාදය (2019-) […]

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Abolishing Executive Presidency is the Only Way Rajapaksas Can Remain Relevant

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Rajapaksas are about to end up irrelevant in national politics. The battle is now between Sajith and Anura for presidency and opposition leader. These may be the last few months of power Rajapaksas enjoy. There is a way to strike it big and remain politically relevant for SLPP. There’s only one way for […]

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Rajapaksas Are Responsible for Every Action and Inaction of Ranil They Appointed

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Ranil was rejected by the people at presidential elections every time he contested but Rajapaksas appointed him in July 2022 via a parliamentary ballot. Prior to that Rajapaksas appointed him PM in May 2022. Ranil has just one parliamentary seat and cannot pass any act, law, policy or funds. All these are done […]

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Sending Sri Lanka Navy to Red Sea is Insane, Irrational and Asking for Trouble

Friday, January 5th, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara Ranil is back to his true self again. He is doing the same grave mistake his uncle did in the late 1970s. Instead of maintaining strict neutrality in global conflicts, he teamed up with USA. This attracted a strong and violent response from India, the Soviet Union and China which dragged the nation […]

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2022 අමුතු සිදුවීමට ප්‍රමුඛ වූ කාරණය – කාලිංග මාඝ ගෙන් පසු දේශීය කෘෂිකර්මාන්තය වැනසුවේ ගෝටාබය පමණි

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

දිල්රූක් කන්නන්ගර “ගොවිතැන් බතක් කරගෙන ඉන්න පුළුවන් තාක්කල් සිංහලයෝ ආණ්ඩුවට විරුද්ධව නැගිටිනවා බොරු!” (ඇතැම් ප්‍රදේශ වල, “බත් ගෙඩියක් බාගෙන කාලා ඉන්න පුළුවන් තාක්කල් සිංහලයෝ ආණ්ඩුවට විරුද්ධව නැගිටිනවා බොරු!”) මෙය සුද්දාගේ කාලේ සිට එන කියමනක්. කෙතරම් කෙනෙහෙළිකම් කලත්, රජයට එරෙහිව බහුතර ජනතාව නැගිටියේ නැති දුකින් ගෙතුණු කියමනක්. එය නිර්මාණය වුනු කාලයේ කිසිම කෙනෙකු හිතන්න නැතුව ඇති […]

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Merge Sinhala Majority Villages in the East with Nearby Provinces Without Using them as Political Pawns

Saturday, December 30th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Since 2009 ethnic Sinhalas in the East have been totally neglected. Politicians who entered parliament from the East by exploiting the miseries of ethnic Sinhalas there have since settled comfortably in Colombo. Eastern Sinhalas have become mere political pawns used at elections and dumped thereafter. Their suffering must be maintained in order to […]

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Declaring Bankruptcy on April 12, 2022 Was Merely Accepting the Fact and Moving On

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Excessive devotion to a person leads to irrational behavior. Doctors and ambulance staff around the world experience assault from loved ones of deceased patients for merely pronouncing the patient dead. Some people irrationally believe that the dead are still alive until pronounced dead by a doctor, so it is the fault of the […]

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If Yahapalanaya Was Responsible for Economic Ruin Why Was Its PM Appointed President by Rajapaksas?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara In a recent statement by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, he alleges that the former Yahapalanaya regime (2015-19) was responsible for the economic crisis. This begs the question, then why was the prime minister of the Yahapalanaya regime, Ranil, appointed to the post of Prime Minister by Gotabaya Rajapaksa in May 2022 and just […]

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Explaining Supreme Court Decision: Mismanagement of Economy Leading to Breach of Public Trust

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara On November 14, 2023 Sri Lanka Supreme Court found Gotabaya, Mahinda, Basil and a few others have breached public trust owing to their mismanagement of the economy from 2019 to 2022. The general public has not been educated sufficiently on the facts of the case. News media were too lite in reporting the […]

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Sri Lanka Could Have Won 1996, 2003, 2007 and 2011 Cricket WC Finals Without Murali and Arnold

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Facts are stranger than fiction! Can Sri Lankans handle the truth? Team Sri Lanka won the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in 1996, were Finalists in 2007 and 2011 and Semi-Finalists in 2003. A careful look at the scorecards of all the above Final and one Semi-Final (2003) matches reveals that Murali and […]

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An Anti-People, Anti-National Budget to Revive UNP Political Party

Friday, November 17th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Presenting the budget in parliament, President Wickramasinghe repeatedly mentioned that his budget is not an election budget. However, the substance of his budget is a complete election budget. It is aimed at reviving the UNP as a viable political party once again at the expense of rural masses and national interests. The budget […]

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Mahela’s Correct: SL Did Play the Best Team Available and the Outcome Was Not Unexpected

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Mahela is correct. It is the unpalatable truth. Team Sri Lanka did play the best available players. They performed at their actual capability level (albeit 11 runs short on their batting average) and crashed out of the tournament. Based on batting averages, the achievable total in 50 overs is 257 runs. However, within […]

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A Reasonable Question to Ask: Are Sri Lankan Cricketers Spot-Fixing?

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Dismal performance of Sri Lankan cricketers in Asia Cup 2023 and ICC CW 2023 can be attributed to many things. However, what is most intriguing is the bizarre circumstances they have put themselves in. Getting all out for 50 odd runs in both last encounters with India is a very strange fluke as […]

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Why 226 Politicians Don’t Condemn Hamas for Brutally and Needlessly Killing Sri Lankans?

Sunday, November 5th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Hamas has killed at least 2 Sri Lankans so far. These were not collateral damage of war. Both these incidents involved Hamas deliberately targeting civilians and civilians only. They were in no way connected to the war and were not connected to warring parties either. Hamas must be condemned for their terrorism of […]

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Reduced Tamil Racist Politics in Sri Lanka Since 2017 Solely Due to Tamil Nadu Political Moderates

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara From 1969 to 2016 Tamil Nadu was mainly ruled by firebrand politicians including Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalitha. They had a tremendous impact not only on Tamil Nadu politics but by extension Tamil politics in Sri Lanka. Over 90% of Tamils in the world live in India; mostly in Tamil Nadu. Only 5% of […]

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Indian Cheap Commercial Slog Pitches Unsuitable to Host International Tournaments

Sunday, October 22nd, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara Indian pitches are designed for cheap commercial ventures like IPL. These are unsuitable for international tournaments. CWC 2023 has broken batting records for the sole reason that cricket pitches are for slog-cricket and not for professional cricket. Bowlers can’t get any real support from these slog pitches. Good cricketing pitches balance between support […]

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