Author Archive for Sunil Kumar

An expression of  a suffering Sri Lankan

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Lankaweb Poetry Corner by Sunil Kumar In the shadows of my weary soul,  A haunting presence takes its toll. A weight upon my fragile heart,  As sadness weaves its sublime art. Like an Autumn’s fading light, emotions dimmed and veiled from sight.  A somber melody softly plays, as tears now dance in silent haze. A […]

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Tamil Genocide Memorial Under Construction In Canada Over a Myth Promoted by the Canadian PM’s Rhetoric

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR The aggravating news from Canada is  that the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canada has raised objections to the erection of a monument to commemorate what the Tamil community living there calls “genocide” of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka during the Tamil Tiger insurrection This follows in the heels of the […]

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Exhortations of the President In Perspective Insight

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

By Sunil Kumar When the President  of Sri Lanka  urges all Sri Lankans to work together to build a prosperous country free of bankruptcy and all the ills of the recent past it is an assertive call to the nation which needs to be responded to beyond conjecture or speculation. The protocols  surrounding his call […]

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Canadian PM Trudeau’s Definition of “Genocide”

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

 Insight By Sunil Kumar  Surprisingly Canadian Prime Minister Mr.Justin Trudeau seems to have taken a  path  which his World Respected father Mr. Pierre Elliot Trudeau who was once  closely associated with Sri Lanka would never have taken by virtue of  how well informed of world affairs he was and never once dipping into  the till […]

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Why The Emphasis Should Be Given To LG Elections.

Friday, May 5th, 2023

Insight By Sunil Kumar May 15th 2023 Sri Lanka’s Political, Social and Economic issues  on a daily basis continue to a degree unabated with little emphasis on the basic rights of her citizens relative to the Constitution which is circumvented in a subtle manner despite the rhetoric from the hierarchy where state intimidation and aggression […]

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Warning Signs For Sri Lanka Cricket

Friday, March 31st, 2023

Top Spin By Sunny Yes the signs are quite visible that Sri Lanka may not make it to the next Cricket World Cup  which some  analyst and more perceptive observers see possible after the  latest loss against what could be termed a second string New Zealand team where the big names of Angelo Mathews, Kusal […]

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Sri Lanka struggles to qualify For The World Cup Where oh where has the glitter gone and what has happened to Sri Lanka Cricket?.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Top Spin By Sunny Each day is a struggle for the players and a  heartache for the adoring fans who continue to hope for a sudden surge that will stabilize the ship and sustain the momentum needed to correct all ills  in a team floundering in a sea of uncertainty who once basked in the […]

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A Political Watchdog Speaks Out.

Friday, March 17th, 2023

 Insight By Sunil Kumar  March16.2023  ” Political, social and economic issues have suddenly sprung up alarmingly” says a popular and credible Watchdog reporting to the Media  which despite their negative sounding nature needs to be heeded  in  this expected” Era of Progress ” since the woeful troubles of the past due mainly to a wayward, […]

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

 Insight by Sunil Kumar  Is this some kind if joke that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)  General Secretary MP Sagara Kariyawasam has said that if former  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is willing to engage in politics with the  Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) after his return to Sri Lanka, the  SLPP will gladly accept him?  Or […]

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

 INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR  July 19th 2022  The objective of this posting is not to cause alarm but to warn the  Sri Lanka authorities to take preventive action before the Nation  already imperiled by the Rajapaksa debacle takes another unexpected  hit from an unlikely source which in all probabilities has been  planning for exactly such […]

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Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Insight By Sunil Kumar  As the crisis in Sri Lanka deepens with no viable resolution in sight and the nation and all concerned, clamors on probably very justifiably that the present Administration needs to be removed post haste the following shocking revelation has emerged.  It portrays the rank disregard by the legislators in charge of  […]

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UNPRECEDENTED AND DIRE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SRI LANKA There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR Amidst the unprecedented and dire economic crisis in Sri Lanka and massive anti-government street protests turning into all-night vigil as thousands of demonstrators gather daily at the Galle Face Green in the capital city of Colombo, there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel. The latest information is […]

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Insight by Sunil Kumar Dec17th. 2021 The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) -strong supporters of the deposed Tamil tigerTerrorist  in their never ending cacophony about separatism and minority rights which are obsolete and abstract in multicultural Sri Lanka, as usual has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to reflect on recent messages conveyed by the […]

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

Sunil Kumar For a nation that enjoyed the prestige of world recognition regarding how the Covid virus situation was handled Sri Lanka seems to have rolled to the bottom of the pile as the nation today rests in circumspect speculation of what to expect next. While It is no easy task however to maintain stability […]

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Sunday, April 25th, 2021

INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR But China has told us take whatever (money) necessary and pay back whenever possible.” Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake (to Rev. Keppitiyagoda Siriwimala Thero – 4.4.2021) Days after the presidential election of 2010, the Rajapaksa siblings gathered to enjoy an evening of musical extravaganza. Organised by the state-owned ITN and titled Jaya Jayawe […]

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Monday, December 14th, 2020

Insight By Sunil Kumar For Lanka Web Dec. 15th. 2020 While it seems far fetched  that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader, Member of Parliament R. Sampanthan has informed a group of journalists in the Northern Province, according to a media report, that since his Party was not affiliated to the proscribed terror group, the LTTE, […]

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Downward Spiral In Cricket Needs Immediate Attention.

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Top spin by Suni 4th Feb 2019 In any sport where motivation perhaps is the key word, cricket being no exception, in Sri Lanka cricket, apart from the enthusiasm to secure positions in the forthcoming elections for obvious reasons there seems little else towards correcting the downward spiral the present Test squad seems to be […]

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Coach Should Not Be Blamed For Poor  Team Performance

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Top spin by Suni 31st Jan 2019 Team fails so the coach is to blame? No Sir !! Not true at all. It’s the team that has failed in the face of its incapability to face  real fast bowling and the lack of good captaincy.The loss of Angelo Mathews surely becomes a pivotal point here. […]

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Matthews Should Not Be Held Responsible for Lanka’s Debacle.

Monday, September 24th, 2018

​Top Spin by Suni   – 23rd Sept 2018 It seems unfair that Angelo Mathews has to bear the crunch of what happened at the Asia Cup as contrary to what some critics seem to think there is a limit to what a captain can do towards a favourable outcome if the odds are stacked […]

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Sri Lankan Skipper And Coaching Staff Victimized By ICC

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

top spin By Suni July 19th 2018 It has to be re-iterated questionably -Is the ICC overplaying their hand over the Dinesh Chandimal issue? Along with  administrators Hathurusingha and Gurusinha,  he has been charged with a level 3 offence which the ICC and its cohorts have been notorious for doing quite regularly in recent times […]

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Chandimal  Appears To Be a  Victim of Paranoia  and Bias So What Else Is New ICC?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Top Spin By Suni June 22nd 2018 Is the ICC overplaying their hand over the Dinesh Chandimal issue? Along with  administrators Hathurusingha and Gurusinha,  he has been charged with a level 3 offence which the ICC and its cohorts have been notorious for doing quite regularly in recent times as they appear trigger happy and […]

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Aussie Cricket Under a Cloud and Shamed

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Top Spin By Suni 26th March 2018 What a shame! The golden Era of Australian cricket of the Bradmans, Grimmets, Ponsfords, Hassets, O’ Reilly’s, Lindwalls, Millers, Harveys, Davidsons ad infinitum in a long line up of gentlemen Aussie players over the years have been shamed and stained by some of their 21st century counterparts who […]

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Sri Lanka Cannot Afford Minority Uprisings

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Suni Perera Has The Lankan Administration not learned their lessons  from the past one wonders? Indeed !  being pushed to limitations may be an issue  in a country where emotions run high on racial issues but what transpired recently on the Sinhala – Muslim conflagaration seems to have been a rank breakdown on the part […]

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Heed Warning Signs About Buddhist Muslim Unrest Now  !

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Insight by Sunil Kumar March 20th. 2017 Islamist fundamentalism is posing a growing threat to universal liberal society unquestionably. This seems quite apparent also in Sri Lanka in recent times. Considering the bloody ethnic strife involving religious as well as ethnic differences initiated by the Tamil Tigers now vanquished- hopefully never to resurge, it may […]

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A Worrisome Aspect Of  Neglect By ICC In Recent India / Sri Lanka Test.

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Top Spin by Suni  07th Dec. 2017 As the 4th day unfolded in the 3rd Test between India and Sri Lanka at Delhi there was a horror story which probably shocked the onlookers and reflected poorly on the ICC as well as the organizers and umpires at Delhi who failed to recognize the importance of the health […]

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Damning evidence Confounds UN Panel of Experts Based On Credible Statistics

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Insight by Sunil Kumar Nov12th 2017 There has been damning evidence coinciding with the Lord Naseby report from the UK published recently to suggest that: The critical analysis of POE which  according to the  UN report shows that the civilians killed as a result of co-lateral damage is approximately 6,356 and not 40,000 as UN […]

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Is It Wise To Send  Cricketers To Pakistan And What Is The Motivation ?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Top Spin By Suni Aug.9, 2017 It seems as though the Sri Lanka Cricket Administration and whoever is behind the decision to send a team to Pakistan has  made a poor judgement as it could imperil the players and endanger  them as Pakistan today is a hotbed of terrorist activity of both ISIS and The […]

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Its Not The End Of The World That We Lost to India But Lessons Need To be Learned.

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Top Spin By Suni Aug.8 2017 The cricket crazy nation of Sri Lanka is in shock over the series whitewash by India but taking into consideration some key factors it should come as no surprise and no shame to lose to the No1 test team in the world but to go down with hardly a […]

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Big Cleanup Needed  For Sri Lanka Cricket.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Top Spin By Suni July.31st 2017 This is indeed a bold topic as there is sufficient evidence to beleive Sri Lanka’s  cricketing shortcomings have been compounded by the inadequacies of the selection staff particularly at the highest level as Sri Lanka meanders into the loss column – painful to watch  as they slip deeper into […]

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Senior Players Let The Side Down

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Top Spin By Suni It was a case of wasted efforts squandered by the most experienced players where the juniors shone and Malinga was at one of his his arguably best showings. The shame of it all is Sri Lanka almost made it to the next round and all the good efforts of those who […]

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