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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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by Anura Guruge


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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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by Anura Guruge


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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Where Does Kamala Harris Stand Re. The ‘Tamil Tigers’?

by Anura Guruge


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


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original. Google ‘Tamil Tigers’ for more.


Click here to access original article (above).


Click to ENLARGE. What came up when I Googled “kamala harris tamil tigers”. Do your own search.


Kamala Harris is 50% Tamil. There is nothing wrong with that. I, personally, though I am, by birth, a Sri Lankan Sinhalese, have nothing against Tamils in general — though, I, like million others, were not fond of what the ‘Tamil Tigers‘ did in Sri Lanka. My current doctor, BY CHOICE, is Tamil and my prior cardiologist (who has since moved away from New Hampshire) was also Tamil. Growing up our neighbours, who we interacted daily, and were very much part of the family, were Tamil and one of our closest family friends (a gifted sculptor from Madras (now Chennai)) was Tamil.

Yes, 99.5% of Americans would never have heard of the ‘Tamil Tigers’ or care what or who they are. But, there are millions who do worry about the ‘Tamil Tigers’ — and there are probably a few thousand Sinhalese with American citizenship that will factor this in when they vote in 2020.

IF (and that is a HUGE, HUGE ‘IF’) Kamala Harris becomes president her attitude towards the Tamil Tigers will be pivotal.

If she is sympathetic to them, despite all of the International condemnations, it could change the balance of power in central Asia. India would be happy, BUT not China. Sri Lanka would be screwed.

I doubt whether this will ever come up in a debate.

But, somebody needs to ask her this question, on the record.

Don’t you think so?


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Is Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella Still ‘Thanking God’, Non-Stop, For His Current Form?

by Anura Guruge


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Another example. Note hand is higher. Closer to grill.


Haven’t had a chance to see his over-the-top, near-obnoxious constant crossing of himself of late since he hasn’t been at the crease for long. Just 2-balls in the first T20I against South Africa yesterday. I have always said he should be consistent. He should thank God even when he is out — cheaply. He can’t have it both ways. If he is stupid enough to believe that God helps him score runs, then he also has to accept that God must want him gone when he gets out and has to start walking back.

He was even dropped from the side. He must have been beside himself. I can just see him. On his knees praying.

Poor guy. If he wasn’t so obnoxious he could be quite a decent bugger.


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Sri Lankan Test Trio, Surprisingly, Admit To Conduct Unbecoming Of Cricket.

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Click to ENLARGE. Base article, without annotations, from “cricbuzz.com”. Comments are mine.


Lawyers in Sri Lanka must have prevailed BECAUSE these three CLOWNS would have insisted that they did nothing wrong — since at least one of them, Dinesh “I CHEAT” Chandimal, has acted over the last few years as if thinks he is God’s bastard son. Ten years ago, when he was breaking into the scene, he was such a nice and personable kid. Now he is an insufferable dork — who never walks and always questions the umpires. He is BAD for cricket.

Well, Dinesh “I CHEAT” Chandimal, will miss the 3rd Test match against the Windies, starting Saturday, June 23, 2018. That is GREAT news. Following this hearing, with them having confessed to their crime, he will miss at least another couple. That is so, so good for cricket.

There is NOW WAY that these three clowns can refute the charge against them, viz., “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game“. We have it all on video. Them refusing to play and ARGUING, in public, with the umpires and match refree. The coach and the unseemingly obese team manager should be banned from International cricket for LIFE. They were a bloody disgrace. I have not been so annoyed with anything to do with cricket as I was with their moronic tactics — holding up play for 2-hours.

The ICC Officials should have called the match off and given it to the Windies claiming that the stupid Sri Lankans forfeited the match.


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