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Another Documented Instance Of A Buddhist Temple Elephant In Sri Lanka Being Physically ABUSED!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” article from Feb. 3, 2020.


“Daily Mail” article above INCLUDES this video.


Click to access original Facebook source for the “Daily Mail” story.


Another incident.


Click to access my post from last year.


Click to access my post from just a few months ago.


This is SO, SO distressing. I tried to contact some folks in Sri Lanka about this after the last incident. Nothing. They just don’t care.

I given this considerable thought. I have an explanation. Plain, dumb, stupidity.

These folks abusing the temple elephants aren’t cruel. Just mindless. Stupid. They don’t realize what they are doing. I kid you not.

In general Sri Lankans are not cerebral. I present MYSELF as exhibit #1 and in the scheme of things I am slightly above average. So, you can see the problem we face.

These folks are dumb. The elephants are more intelligent than them. I am talking about my folks, my people, my relatives. We are stupid. Please forgive us.

Sri Lanka is going to the dogs. The best thing that can happen is for China to occupy it and make it into a governed territory.


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Sri Lanka’s Latest President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Is A U.S. Citizen!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotabaya_Rajapaksa


Click to access “Time of India” original.


Only in Sri Lanka.

Yes, he did spend 7-years in the U.S. from 1998 to 2005. It would appear he applied for citizenship, and got it, during those 7-years.

To be fair the war crime cases against him, in the U.S., have been dropped — albeit just within this month. That is quite the coincidence and is very convenient. So, he is now free to come and visit Trump. Trump will like him. Very similar personalities.


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Sri Lanka’s New 1,150′ ‘Lotus Tower’ — Quite Tall, Rather Phallic & (Yet Again) Financed By China.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Tower


However, only the 18th Tallest Tower in the World.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_towers


Buildings are EVEN TALLER than Towers
because they can have a wide base.


Click to access my post.


What struck me the most was the Chinese financing. I do NOT follow much of the happenings in Sri Lanka (having left 52-years ago), but I have heard, often of late, that China is basically ‘owning’ more and more of the country — including having a long lease on a strategic harbor. Well, to be honest, I genuinely think that the best thing that can happen to the country is to become an enclave of China — a Hong Kong, a bit further away.

The shape cracks me up. But, that is probably just I.

I was surprised to learn where it fitted in relative to other towers and buildings. I have seen (but not gone up) the ‘Stratosphere Tower’ in Vegas. So, now I have an idea as to how tall it is. I have also seen the ‘CN Tower’ in Toronto, albeit a long time ago.

Just wanted to bring this to your attention — and also highlight the China connection.


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Another Undeniably Sri Lankan Elephant — You Can Always Tell By Where Their Trunk Is.

by Anura Guruge


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There is a video that goes with this picture. Click image to access my post with video.


There Are Indian Elephants, And There Are African Elephants — But You Can Always Spot A Sri Lankan Elephant.As soon as I saw the video I knew immediately, and incontrovertibly, that this HAD to be a Sri Lankan elephant.

They take after their owners. What can I say. You can always spot Sri Lankan men too. Luckily, for women around the World they don’t have trunk growing out of their heads. [You might want to think about that.]

I will, of course, do my best to bring you more examples of Sri Lankan elephants doing what comes naturally to them.


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Treatment Of This 70-Year Old, Kandy Temple Elephant Is A SIN On All Sri Lankan Buddhists.

by Anura Guruge


From TODAY. Click image to access their Facebook page. They are REAL.


Click to ENLARGE. Use above link.


Click to ENLARGE. Use link from 1st picture.


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia. He is no longer in charge. But, ….


Click to access my post from just a few months ago.


I do NOT think this can be dismissed as FAKE news. I am NOT there in Kandy, to go and check, but the pictures look real. [Yes, it was over 50-years ago BUT I used to visit the Temple often, have fed the elephants and, moreover, have, unlike most, had the privilege of seeing the REAL tooth relic (inside the innermost sanctum) as opposed to the replica that is on display and paraded in the perahera.]

This is distressing. There is NO excuse for this.

I am kind of surprised and puzzled. In general, ‘we’ (i.e., Sri Lankans) take good care of our elephants — despite some unnecessary stupidity like getting them to kneel to worship Buddhist statues. This is beyond the pale.

This kind of inhumane treatment has no place in any culture, let alone a culture that CLAIMS to value compassion.

I, alas, now, have ZERO contacts in Sri Lanka. I left 52-years ago — this month.

But, I ‘messaged’ Neranjan Wijeyeratne via Facebook. He was one of the many surrogate sons my parents adopted. He lived with them in Paris for years. I was living in the U.K. at the time. But, we visited Paris often and as such I knew Neranjan well. Let’s see if I hear back from him.

IF YOU have contacts in Sri Lanka — ideally with clout, PLEASE do something about this.

This is ANOTHER blot-in-the-copybook for Sri Lankan Buddhists.


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Remarkable Act Of Spontaneous Charity In Sri Lanka, By A Norwegian — Feel Good, Amazing Scenery YouTube.

by Anura Guruge



A real, feel good video. You will be GLAD I shared it with you.

It popped up on my Facebook timeline, unsolicited, from ‘UNILAD‘ from whom I do get quite a few posts — some of which I peruse.

As soon as I saw the ‘still’ image I knew it was Sri Lanka! I am good like that. It was over 50-years ago BUT I still recognize the land of my birth.

I watched it. So quintessentially Sri Lankan. The tea shop owner could have been my brother or son. Very Sri Lanka. Loved it.

Wanted to share with you.

Check out the SCENERY. This is Sri Lanka UP COUNTRY.

This Norwegian guy, Harald Baldr, appears to make a very decent living — good enough to be quite generous — making YouTube travel videos. Good for him. Seems like a real nice guy. The world is better (and richer) for folks like him.

He has quite a few YouTube videos shot in Sri Lanka. Check them out ‘Harald Baldr’.


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Brown Men Do Tan — The 2019 Tan Lines (From My Garmin).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & Admire.


Last year’s post. Read that IF you are interested as to my history of tanning and my adoptive mother.


We have had a LOT of sun in New Hampshire this year and I am spending more time out in it exercising. When I looked at last year’s post I was amazed to discover that that was taken a month later. I have a darker tan, already, this year.

This is all from my ‘Garmin MARQ Expedition’ I have been wearing 24×7 (bar time to charge it) since May 20 — other than 4-days earlier this month when I was evaluating the ‘Polar Ignite‘.

No, I do NOT wear sunblock. Never have and never plan to use. We, from Sri Lanka, don’t get skin cancer or sunburnt. Well we have to have some advantages for sporting this skin.

Though I still tell folks that I am so brown because of all the chocolate I ate (and that is true) I really haven’t eaten any chocolates in 6-years. So, this is ALL sun.

So, what are YOUR tan lines like? Better than these?

Yes, my skin, from the sun is dry and just yesterday I started lathering it in oil and creams.


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