Tag Archive | 2013

Pope Francis Was Elected 4 Years Ago; March 13, 2013.

by Anura Guruge


It was a BIG day for I, as ‘Mr. Next Pope‘.

Luckily for I, I had got it RIGHT! (Phew).

It had been a hectic month singe Benedict XVI announced his intent to resign.

In those days my PRIMARY blog was the (now quiesced) ‘Popes and Papacy‘.

Here are some germane and for I, nostalgic, posts from 4-years ago.

P.S., I might have got it WRONG that he was going to be a good pope. Sorry. I was just excited that I had got it RIGHT. So many DID NOT. So, I could retire with my credibility INTACT.


Click images BELOW to ENLARGE and ENJOY here.

Use ‘Popes and Papacy‘ link to access originals.






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Pope Benedict XVI (#266) Resigned On February 28, 2013 — i.e., 4 Years Ago.

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Click image to access SOME of February 28, 2013 posts at my “Popes and Papacy” blog.


Wow. Remember it well. Watched him leave, by helicopter, live on TV.

It had been a hectic, non-stop 15 days since he announced his resignation. Remember that time, 4 years ago, like it was last month.


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(Cambridge) Revels Christmas 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — Tickets Now On Sale.

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Click image to access the official “revels.org” Website.


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Click to ENLARGE to get an idea of pricing and the seating layout at the very historic, and beautiful Harvard University Sanders Theatre.


Yes, I got my tickets last night — thank you. Will be our third time in Cambridge.

We are NOT going to ‘Revels North‘ in Dartmouth (Lebanon/Hanover) this year!


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Sinhala New Year (Aluth Avurudda), 2016: Sri Lanka Stamps?

by Anura Guruge


Click images to ENLARGE.

2012 stamp set with First Day Cover.

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1986 Stamp Set with First Day Cover.

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I had expected to find a Stamp Set for this year’s, i.e., April 14, 2016, Sinhala New Year, i.e., Aluth Avurudda. IF they did I could not find them — and please put me right. I will, of course, update this post.

Here is the link to the Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka. I couldn’t see any New Year related announcements.


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Click image to access official Website.


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Google Doodle For Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) 2016 On April 14?

by Anura Guruge


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Well as you can clearly see I made a formal request, through the PROPER Google channels, last year when I saw how crushed the Sinhalese were when they did not get a Doodle.

Sri Lanka is DUE a Google Doodle.

Inexplicably there was NO Google Doodle for this year’s February 4 ‘Independence Day‘. Again I could, from 8,864 miles away, feel the disappointment and frustration.

BUT I, though no longer a native or citizen, had done my duty — in 2013.

The VERY FIRST Google Doodle that Sri Lanka ever had, for Independence Day 2013, was at MY REQUEST — and I have THE proof.


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Revels (Cambridge) Christmas 2016 Revels Will Be “Acadian/Cajun Celebration of the Winter Solstice”

by Anura Guruge


Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

Use this link to access the Revels (Cambridge) Website for event.

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OK, I will confess to a slight sense of trepidation. Revels (North) “Early Appalachian Christmas” in 2013 proved to be somewhat subdued. OK, Revels (Cambridge) — the maestros — are not doing ‘Appalachian’ per se and they have, sensibly, grafted on Cajun which will, of course, be lively and uplifting. I am sure they will pull it off. In 2016 the plan is to JUST go to Revels Cambridge — rather than to BOTH Cambridge and Dartmouth, and pay the ‘big bucks’ for REAL good seats though the seats we had last Christmas were not bad at all. Actually they were quite good.


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Ceylon/Sri Lanka Independence Day — Events Leading Up To 1948 Handover Of Power.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access YouTube video.


February 4, 2016 will be the 68th anniversary of Ceylon/Sri Lanka Independence — the great day having occurred in 1948.

If we are lucky Google will do a Doodle, for Sri Lanka Independence Day (which Google called ‘National Day‘), as they did in 2015 & 2013 (and MY request).

Around this time I start combing the Web looking for historic new stories or movie clips related to Independence. This is my first contribution this year.


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