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Tag Archive | Easter

Some Heartwarming & Very Cutesy “Mother’s Day” Cakes For Sri Lanka by ‘Kapruka.com’.

by Anura Guruge


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The “Valentine’s Day” cakes in February.

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The ‘New Year 2019’ cakes from December.

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Any regular reader of this blog will by now know about the seriously impressive cakes, available in Sri Lanka (and just in Sri Lanka), for any and all holidays, irrespective of whether they are actually celebrated in Sri Lanka or NOT, by enterprising and ever-expanding ‘Kapruka.com‘.

Just in the last few months you have seen the Christmas, Jan. 1 New Year, April 14 Sinhala New Year, Valentine’s Day & Thai Pongal.

Now, of course, it is Mother’s Day. Just feast your eyes and marvel. Yes, Sri Lankan’s are famous for their cake making. My adoptive mother was among the best.

In case you are wondering I am nothing but a customer when it comes to Kapruka. Though I give them huge amount of publicity I get nothing from them. That is OK. They have never asked me to do these posts. I do them for YOU.


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‘Thai Pongal’ 2019 cakes from a couple of months ago.


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Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Appears To Forget The Christian Notion Of Mercy …

by Anura Guruge


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Click here for the original article in the ‘Boston Globe’.


It was, indubitably, a dastardly crime and one fully understands the cardinals sorrow, anger and frustration.

But, he is also a prelate, a Cardinal to boot.

I doubt whether even loose-lipped, loose-cannon Pope Francis would have blurted out ‘mercilessly’. He, actually, is BIG on mercy. Kind of a trademark. See below.

Enough said.

As a papal historian I have to, alas, capture and record these moments. Come the next sede vacante folks, yet again, will be clamoring that Ranjith is papabile. I need documentation.


Pope Francis on MERCY.

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Media Speculation As To Whether The Shameful Sri Lanka Bombing Could Have Been Stopped — PLEASE Forgive Me For Smiling.

by Anura Guruge


This from CNN. Click to access. Google for plenty more.


I know that this is NOT a smiling matter, BUT PLEASE forgive me for doing so.

IF ONLY you knew of the machiavellian machinations of Sri Lanka politics and how devious, corrupt and unscrupulous they can be.

Sri Lanka politics is like the proverbial iceberg. You only see the TIP of it. 90% is cloak-and-dagger.

There is always more to Sri Lanka politics than outsiders will EVER be able to discern or dissect.

So, if you haven’t already read it, PLEASE read my first post on this subject. There is MORE to this than we will EVER KNOW. Do not jump to conclusions.

Click to access my post from April 21, 2019 — THE DAY.


So, this is the MAIN Intelligence document — that was NOT acted upon.

Lots of OLD fashioned date stamps and endorsements by pen.

Just like the documents and files my father, a civil servant, dealt with 50-years ago!

No e-mails?

This is how things get delayed, not acted upon.

Not good.

The red tape of the Sri Lankan government can choke an elephant.


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Sri Lanka, Alas, Got Its 15-Minutes Of Media Fame In The U.S. Today — 1st Time Many Would Have Heard The Name.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This from CNN. All media outlets featured the story.


Yes, yes, yes. There was the 2004 ‘Christmas’ tsunami — but, Sri Lanka had to share that tragic news with, at a minimum with Thailand & Indonesia.

Not so with the Easter 2019 atrocity. Sri Lanka on its own. TV news started with the Sri Lanka story. This was BIG.

I can assure you that this would have been the first time millions of Americans ever heard of ‘Sri Lanka’. I know that they don’t know.. I live with it every day.

As of now some will remember — alas with the ‘terrorist’ connotation.

Well, I guess we can’t have it all.


Click to access my post from April 21, 2019 — THE DAY.


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Have A Thoughtful ‘Good Friday’ 2019; It Is Not A Day For Rejoicing.

by Anura Guruge




Click to access my 2016 post.


Easter, though Americans do not appreciate it, is an unique ‘yin-and-yangholiday — the only one of its kind in Christianity.

You have ‘Good Friday’ and ‘Easter Sunday’. In the U.S. ‘Good Friday’ isn’t even a Federal holiday — though, in reality, one could argue that in terms of Christianity is a very important Holy Day.

Though a bona fide holiday, it would be wrong to consider it a day to be happy. So, the greeting: ‘Have a Happy Good Friday‘ is wrong, even offensive. Good Friday is a day for contemplation. Easter Sunday is the day to be Merry.

So, I will just wish you a ‘Thoughtful Good Friday 2019’ and point out that it is indeed a holiday in the Guruge household — since I do not believe that one can ever have too many holidays.


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