Author Archive for Sena Thoradeniya


Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya 1. DIDN’T GR HEAR THE GALLE FACE PROTESTERS SING”? When the protesters were occupying the Galle Face Green and protesting at some other sites what were our intelligence personnel and Defense Ministry panjandrums doing was anyone’s guess. Did not the deposed President hear the slogans chanted by the protesters, see placards, banners […]

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya 1.  A Repetition of History In an article published in an English daily on June 9, I brought to the attention of local and international supporters, sympathisers and theorists of Galle Face Protesters an impending catastrophe that would have sent shock waves through their nerves. Instead of making a detailed description of […]

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Culture of Galle Face Protesters

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya This is the second part of the article, Group Formation and Culture of Galle Face Protesters” posted on August 23.2022. A. Culture of GF Protesters – An Overview In the second part of this essay we discuss an area hitherto untouched by any writer, Culture of Galle Face Protesters (GFP). Since we […]

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Group Formation and Culture of Galle Face Protesters -Part I

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya During their occupation of the Galle Face Green, Galle Face Protesters (GFP) had brought forth the relationship between youth, politics and culture to the focus of cultural critics. Nobody had ventured into study this phenomenon in detail in the uprisings of 1971, 1988-89 and Tamil Eelam War, although fragmentary  references were made […]

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US Footprints at the Galle Face Protest Site

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya M.P. Wimal Weerawansa participating in the debate on Emergency Regulations on 27 July said that CIA through USAID and NED (National Endowment for Democracy) have funded various Sri Lankan Non-Governmental Organisations aiming regime change and protesters were attempting to destroy the State with the aid of external forces. He disclosed the amount […]

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Who Were Not Afraid of Galle Face Protesters?

Friday, August 19th, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya Broadly speaking there were two major groups who supported and sympathised with the Galle Face Protesters (GLF); (1) Local players and (2) International players. It was easy to identify the local players, but not the international players who were hidden and used various agents and dubious methods to attain their main objective, […]

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Mirihana Outrage: Harbinger of Present and Some Future Events?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Sena Thoradeniya The previous version of this piece was written soon after the Mirihana Incident (31, March,2022) but I was unable to get it published due to some reasons which do not have any importance to the reader. Whilst accepting that during the past one month (in April) many developments had taken place beyond anybody’s […]

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