Anti-Social Marketing (Nibras Bawa) (19)
David Blacker: Who cares, man? you’re still moaning on about a fight you lost months ago. It’s like the kid who gets his ass kicked then talk big later. You lost, you ran away like a whiney ponneya, and now you’re actually...
sharanga: A more accurate description would be I had my penis up your because you were refusing to answer a simple question. Now the fact that you thought I was not just Heshan, but also meechum just shows that you are stupid, and therefore your...
David Blacker: Come, come, you ran away from that debate with tail tucked in your panties. Too late late to be a hero now, man. Why don’t you make up a few more “facts 221;? As for you being Heshan, etc, well, can you blame me? All...
Chi Chi Hits The Scene, And A Referee (5)
sack: Indiz post about Gotabhaya had much more comments. http://indi.ca/ 2012/07/gotas-p uppy-hate/
Liberal One: He he, the article with the least number of comments out of Indi’s recent ones. Looks like no body wants to put their lives at risk by commenting on the wrong article. I’m off as well.
max: Every family should have a Fredo
The Arrest Of Azath Salley (21)
tastyjujubes: Well Nafi, why are you worried about the Jews and Israel and the US and western culture? Simple fact is that a lot of people do not want Sri Lanka to be an Islamic country or another Saudi Arabia. Sri Lanka has a long tradition of...
sharanga: //Azath Salley by any means if he had said that in India he should get punished by law// Nonsense. Azath Salley was perfectly within his rights to say what he said. Freedom of Speech means you have the freedom to say anything you may...
sharanga: @Nafi, My problem is that I don’t like religious fanatics. That is why I don’t like Bodu Bala Sena either (plus the fact they are stupid). I believe it is true if I said the Muslims are more religious than the Buddhists or...
Rally For Unity (Success) (24)
sharanga: And that’s what I’m saying. These protests should be directed against the government. They need to point their fingers at the government and get it to stop supporting these extremist groups. By the way, Azad Sali has been arrested under...
I’m happy to be featured in Echelon magazine’s 40 Under 40 feature, profiling young people who contribute to the economy in some way, mainly in business but also in terms of innovation and thought leadership. It’s an interesting article not just in that I’m in it (mainly for work on indi.ca and Kottu but also YAMU) but also in that the magazine takes a bit of a critical stance. It’s worth reading the editorial (which I can only find in print) where they describe that only a few women are included and that all of the 40 are from middle to upper middle class backgrounds.
I won’t add too much commentary, but just read I guess. The youngest Rajapaksa, Rohitha (Chi Chi) has given an amazing interview to the Daily Mirror Life section, which is well worth a read. In other news, he also recently slapped a referee around in full public view at a rugby match. At least it seems that his elder brother restrained him.
In 2009 this strange character appeared on the Sri Lankan Internet scene, getting angry, flaming, trolling whatever. Then he started naming anonymous bloggers, posting comments as people’s kids, nasty stuff, for which I removed him from Kottu. He also published some plagiarized stuff on Groundviews. He flamed out a bit more then disappeared. Until now. Now he’s back hosting a rather expensive social media event in Colombo, which is a bit ironic, seeing as he was known for being the most anti-social person the blogosphere had seen at the time.
The chutzpah of this government knows no bounds. Every government since Independence has had to balance placating Sinhala nationalists (AKA racists) while at the same time actually running a sensible, inclusive nation that doesn’t send minority citizens, capital and foreign investment fleeing. Basically, they’ve had to pay lip service to nationalists while at the same time trying to run an actual nation. Every government has also generally failed, SWRD being killed by a nationalist monk and everyone after almost losing the country to various rebellions. In that context Mahinda is actually doing a better job by virtue of not being dead and not losing control of the country. But he’s still not doing a good job.