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Friday, 3 July 2020

TONY RANASINGHE A man of honour, truth and sincerity

Goodbye my friend

The skies turned desolate when I knew about the death of my companion Tony Ranasinghe, the quintessential on-screen character, the writer and the interpreter of the old style writing of the experts.

More than the entirety of the abovementioned, he was my companion. He acted in my first movies 'Adara Kathawa' and 'Janelaya'.

It was a great encounter working with him. He kept the set buzzing with his anecdotes.Not known to many is that he worked in the Promotion's Specialty on the Steven Spielberg/George Lucas film 'Indiana Jones and the Sanctuary of Fate'

Tony in his childhood was the most inborn, helpless, touchy nearness on the neighborhood film screens.

He was frequently contrasted with the incomparable American entertainer Montgomery Clift. Our most prominent film legend, Mr Gamini Fonseka considered Tony the best on-screen character in Sri Lanka, and remained his dearest companion in the acting organization. That ought to be viewed as an incredible accomplishment since Mr Fonseka endured no fools.My last discussion with him was in regards to a unique screenplay he composed for me. A satire about the Japanese besieging a paddy field during the last universal war. It was a satire that I had intended to coordinate with Tony and Joe Abeywickrema in the main jobs. He needed to cast new ability and direct it himself.

I concurred. Too bad, it was not intended to be.I was advanced by numerous features of life, film, craftsmanship, traditional writing, humor and various other essentially knowing him. A man of respect, truth and sincerity..............Goodbye Tony..

Goodbye my friend

- Chandran Rutnam

 "Tony Aiya was an all around read man of insight. As his co-star, yet in addition as a pariah, I enormously delighted in viewing Tony Aiya on the screen and to date I discover him the most sentimental darling we've had in our movies. There will never be another Tony" – Malani Fonseka.

Sinhala film started moving endlessly from Indian "masala" impact and began making its mark in the sixties and seventies of the only remaining century. Four incredible male on-screen characters positively influenced that brilliant period of Sinhala moviedom. They were, in sequential order request – Joe Abeywickrama, Gamini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaratunga and Tony Ranasinghe. Tsk-tsk! Every one of the four popular actors are no more at this point.

The first to leave was the most youthful of all, Vijaya Kumaratunga, who was conceived in 1945. His life was ruthlessly grabbed away in 1988. Vijaya who had started connecting adequately in governmental issues was killed. Gamini Fonseka, conceived in 1936, died in his rest in 2004. Veteran Joe Abeywickrama, who was conceived in 1927, kicked the bucket four years back in 2011. The remainder of the incredible four – Tony Ranasinghe – bade goodbye to his various fans half a month prior on 16 June. He was conceived on 31 July 1937.

Multitalented, multifaceted character

Tony Ranasinghe was a multitalented, multifaceted character. The kid hailing from Mutwal (Modera in Sinhala and Muhathuvaaram in Tamil) with a Roman Catholic foundation made his imprint as an entertainer on both stage and screen. He acted in different jobs going from sentimental sweethearts to tender dads and won honors for acting in the two movies and plays.

Tony likewise made the smooth change from the big screen to little screen and shone in television too as an entertainer and content author. In like manner he composed the screenplay and discoursed for certain movies as well. In later life he changed into a dramatist deciphering and adjusting numerous works of William Shakespeare into Sinhala. The unconstrained overflowing of distress and distress at his end outlined the regard and respect with which Tony Ranasinghe was held.

Much has been said and expounded on Tony Ranasinghe these previous not many days. Numerous individuals from various different backgrounds have remembered their own recollections of their collaboration with Tony. Not at all like a great many people paying tribute to Tony Ranasinghe, I have had no nearby close to home relations with him. I met him in person just once when I was working for 'The Island' when I went with our author in movie form matters, Bede Claudius Perera (B.C. Perera), when he talked with Tony.

It was BC's meeting and I was generally a quiet audience. Tony anyway was agreeable and friendly and radiated beguile. I have likewise occupied with a few discussions with Tony's sibling Ralex Ranasinghe, because of my companion Ajith Samaranayake who took me alongside him. We jabbered then about Tony and his movie profession.

As a vigorous enthusiast of Sinhala movies I have seen and enjoyed a large number of Tony Ranasinghe's movies with enchant. My record-breaking most loved Sinhala film saint was and will be Gamini Fonseka for eternity. Be that as it may, this affection for Fonseka has not kept me from getting a charge out of exhibitions by others, for example, D.R. Nanayakkara, Joe, Tony, Wickrama, Vijaya, Ravindra, Sanath, Dharmasiri and Kamal. I have seen a considerable lot of Tony Ranasinghe's movies throughout the years and furthermore read numerous articles about him and meetings with him. This somewhat has given me an understanding into the life and times of Tony. The current week's 'Spotlight' hence will concentrate on Tony Ranasinghe by method of tribute to his memory.

Gratefulness from one's friends

I have initiated this article with two statements on Tony Ranasinghe by Gamini and Malani Fonseka. Both are separated from paper interviews. Thankfulness from one's companions is maybe the best type of recognition one can get. For this situation both the Ruler and Sovereign of Sinhala film on-screen characters shower acclaim on their kindred on-screen character.

Gamini recognizes Tony as the "best character entertainer" while Malani portrays Tony Aiya as the "most sentimental darling we've had in our movies". High commendation surely! Be that as it may, at that point Tony is deserving of such recognition and merits it completely.

The remarks by the Fonseka team likewise causes to notice the dynamic duality of Tony Ranasinghe. Malani considers him the most sentimental sweetheart. Aside from specific exemptions, the general guideline in our movies is the depiction of the lead on-screen character or legend as a darling on screen. The sign of a lead on-screen character is to play the sentimental sweetheart. In this way Malaini's recognition features the way that Tony was a mainstream lead entertainer playing the saint in numerous movies. However, Gamini adulating Tony as a character entertainer may have all the earmarks of being fairly in opposition to that of Malani's perspective. As a matter of fact it isn't so and Gamini and Malani just supplement each other in commending Tony.

A character on-screen character

A character on-screen character as indicated by word reference definition is an entertainer who represents considerable authority in playing erratic or unordinary individuals as opposed to driving jobs in films. A character entertainer plays uncommon, odd or intriguing characters as opposed to being the principle character. The inquiry at that point emerges with respect to who or what is a character on-screen character? It could be said are not all entertainers incorporating those in lead jobs playing a character? Accordingly are not lead entertainers likewise character on-screen characters? It is safe to say that we are to then divide a line between lead jobs and steady jobs and characterize a character on-screen character as somebody who isn't the entertainer assuming the lead job?

An obvious definition isn't generally conceivable however one is consistently ready to recognize a lead on-screen character and character entertainer when you see the film. The idea of "Psychological oppression" for example has still not been obviously characterized yet "fear based oppression" is constantly perceived by the genuine deed or episode. In like manner, it might be hard to unbendingly differentiate who a character on-screen character is nevertheless the exhibitions by on-screen characters on screen do give a decent sign. The lead jobs in films are all the time redundant and the on-screen characters playing them frequently become pigeonholed. Indeed, even those assuming strong jobs of a similar kind can become "pigeonholed entertainers".

Conversely the job of a character entertainer rather than that of a pigeonhole on-screen character is an advancing one and subsequently changes continually from film to film. Specific on-screen characters are picked to assume explicit jobs since producers accept that such and such an entertainer can do full equity to that part. They are chosen in light of the fact that the chief and throwing executives opine that a specific entertainer is most appropriate to embody the character being referred to. Regardless of whether such jobs have been ordered previously, the executive is certain that the chose entertainer can play the character with an unmistakable distinction.

On account of Sinhala film, Gamini Fonseka, Vijaya Kumaratunga and Ravindra Randeniya can be named lead entertainers. Henry Jayasena, Joe Abeywickrama and D.R. Nanayakkara can be ordered as character entertainers. These circles are summed up definitions. The two gatherings of on-screen characters have once in a while wandered into the other circle however they could be commonly ordered into these general classes.

An alternate variety

Tony Ranasinghe anyway was of an alternate variety. He is one entertainer who has ridden both these circles at the same time from the time he burst on screen. Tony assumed the lead job which was all the time that of the sentimental darling impeccably in a few movies, in this way accommodating Malani's depiction. Tony additionally played non-saint character entertainer jobs with artfulness in numerous movies, consequently meriting the credit stored upon him by Gamini.

Tony was both a lead and character entertainer. Of the 119 movies he has acted in, in a movie vocation crossing over five decades, Tony has played the lead entertainer in 47 and character on-screen character jobs in 72. He has played the sentimental darling in numerous movies as well as acted in numerous different jobs including that of the devious miscreant. Flexibility was his strength. Assortment was his trademark.

Early years

Ranasinghe Hettiarachchilage Ignatius Anthony De Silva was conceived on 31 July 1937 in Mutwal (the anglicized name for Modera/Muhathuvaaram).He was the second of eight kids destined to Dona Lucia Catherine and Emmanuel Cyril De Silva who were both of the Roman Catholic confidence.

Youthful Anthony learned at the Catholic organizations of St. John's blended school and De La Salle School in Mutwal. In the middle of there was a spell at St. Anthony's School in Wattala. This was because of the family moving to Wattala after the Japanese bombarding of 1942 during World War II. The family came back to Mutwal after the war finished in 1945.

Tony was known as Anthony de Silva at school at that point. He was extremely timid and never under any circumstance acted in a school play back then. He was keen on cricket and furthermore read ravenously. He needed to be an author. At one phase he even idea of entering the ministry. Since he was known as Anthony during his schooldays, his epithet was "Anta" gotten from Anthony. This prompted his colleagues prodding him "Anta Panta Pol Panta" back then.

Tony Ranasinghe, referred to then as Anthony de Silva, quit contemplates while in the SSC (Senior School Declaration) class at De La Salle School when he and his cohorts were told to remember the Holy book in full. Tony questioned this firmly and had a red hot contention with the school executive, an European Catholic Minister.

He dropped out of school and enlisted at Business School where he concentrated short-hand, composing and accounting. Being feeble in math, Tony fizzled in accounting however got a London City and Societies Authentication in shorthand and typing. He could bring down shorthand at 80 words every moment and type 40 words in 60 seconds.

As a yearning transcriber, Tony had a go at getting a changeless line of work in numerous spots. He attempted to be a Hansard columnist in Parliament just as a court correspondent. At long last he found a perpetual line of work as English transcriber at the Division of Government Electrical Endeavors, which later got known as the Ceylon Power Board. With secure business guaranteed

A tributes to Ivor Dennis

Sunil Shantha established a profound connection in youthful Ivor's psyche. Ivor revered Sunil Shantha and to meet him eye to eye alone was sufficient for him, take off alone working with the legend. However, that is the thing that life had coming up for Pasquel Ge Wear Augustine Ivor Dennis. Music was his life – and would remain so for over six decades.

One fine day in 1952, music maestro Sunil Shantha was tuning in to Radio Ceylon (as the SLBC was then known) while unwinding at home, when he heard the swoon strains of his mainstream tune "Waren Heen Sare, Redhee Walave". His underlying response was presumably "they are playing my melody once more" however then he listened intently for a few minutes. The voice was his – however not so much his. Shantha understood that another person was singing his tune with equivalent artfulness.

The exceptionally following day, Shantha visited Radio Ceylon and made requests with respect to who the pleasant vocalist was. "Ivor Dennis" – the program official let him know. "Ivor Dennis ? get him down for me" was his answer. That was the start of one of the best community kinships in the nearby music industry. Together and independently, they gave another personality to the Sinhala music industry which pretty much duplicated the North Indian music scene around then with no indigenous sources of info.
Sunil Shantha established a profound connection in youthful Ivor's brain. Ivor worshiped Sunil Shantha and to meet him up close and personal alone was sufficient for him, take off alone working with the legend. However, that is the thing that life had available for Pasquel Ge Wear Augustine Ivor Dennis. Music was his life – and would remain so for over six decades.

In contrast to specific artistes today, Sunil Shantha had no apprehensions about Ivor playing out his tunes. Regardless, there was no business gain for Ivor. Be that as it may, Sunil Shantha didn't need Ivor to turn into a "spread" artiste singing another person's melodies. He encouraged Ivor to cut his own specialty – and he did. Ivor's first own tune was the evergreen hit 'Kurulu Paradiseye' (Flying creature Heaven) set obviously, to the music of Sunil Shantha himself. The verses were written by Thilak Sudharman Silva.

Until this point in time, the tunes he performed decades back including Bambarandu, Amaa Shanthikara, Naththal and Irawata Yana are lastingly mainstream. Ivor had another ability at his disposal – he could make hypnotizing, frequenting music to go with his manifestations and those of others.

Over his lifetime, Ivor manufactured close connections with legends, for example, Amaradeva, Victor Ratnayake, Sanath Nandasiri, Milton Perera and Narada Disasekara. Ivor took part in shows in numerous nations including Japan, Indonesia, Italy, Britain and New Zealand.

Ivor was instructed at Davi Samara, Seeduwa, Maris Stella School, and Loyola School Negombo. Ivor was designated An evaluation artist in 1958, precisely 60 years back, at Radio Ceylon.

He won the Presidential Honor for the best Playback Artist for the film 'Hima Kathara'. He additionally got the Kala Keerthi grant at the National Distinctions 2017 celebration.

Ivor's huge break came in 1955 when the late Lester James Peries was making Rekhawa (The Line of Predetermination) which everlastingly changed the Sinhala film with its absolutely neighborhood storyline and open air photography. Be that as it may, the film has gotten much progressively paramount because of the incorporation of a few appealing tunes which were totally unique and absolutely Sri Lankan. Lester had just a single individual at the top of the priority list for the music – Sunil Shantha. Shantha thusly had just a single individual as a main priority for making everything conceivable – Ivor Dennis.

While Sunil Shantha formed the tunes for all tunes, he was unable to make a trip to India for the accounts, so he designated Ivor to sub for him. Ivor additionally worked intimately with the other playback artistes in the film, since it was an absolutely new encounter for them. The procedure was rehashed for Sandeshaya, Lester's subsequent film. Ivor went to record melodies for some movies.

Ivor could sing any sort of tune – however today, he is better known for his energetic tunes. Indeed, he did a collection of energetic melodies called 'Abhimana Hmm' which was discharged in1984.

As an expert at the Administration School of Music, he advanced people music and worked with the incomparable W D Makuloluwa in 'Depano and Pahanin Pahana'.

Aside from Sunil Shantha, Ivor worked intimately with the matchless Premasiri Khemadasa, particularly, for dramas, including, 'Manasawila' and 'Pirinivan Mangallaya'. Ivor, however a Catholic, discovered euphoria in Ven. Rambukana Sidhdhartha Thera's significantly important, Buddhist-motivated verses in collections, for example, 'Sansare Programming interface and Gammane Programming interface' .

Of course,Ivor sang Catholic reverential melodies alongside Sunil Shantha, whose uncle Fire up. Fr. Moses Perera was a main lyricist of Christian tunes in Sinhala.

He created two Catholic reverential collections 'Primate pavulen oba mahimaya' and 'Obe wethi Rajindo', where all the tunes were made by him. Afterward, he got an OCIC grant for the administrations rendered to Christian Music in Sri Lanka.

Ivor Dennis was a living legend. In spite of the fact that he will everlastingly be related with the maestro Sunil Shantha, Ivor had a one of a kind voice which reverberated with the music-cherishing masses and which will drift over the wireless transmissions in Sri Lanka for hundreds additional years.

A tribute to Sybil Wettasinghe

'Kuda Hora' (Umbrella Criminal) is a story that many have grown up with. It's an intriguing story of umbrella after umbrella being taken to the alarm of the individuals who lost theirs as well as the whole town. What's more, obviously the peruser. The offender is in the long run found — it is a monkey. And all the taken umbrellas are discovered dangling from the part of a tree. That last visual with its clear and shifted hues scratches itself in the psyche and heart of the peruser. Permanent.

That is the thing that Sybil Wettasinghe did for her entire life. She wove stories. She painted them. She hued the youth of countless individuals everywhere throughout the world with word, line and tint. She was companion, buddy and accomplice in all youth quest for these kids. Also, she kept them youthful for the duration of their lives and hers, through puberty, youth, middle age and even the night years.

Also, presently she's gone. She, the guaranteed umbrella that warded off monsoonal rains and singing sun while guaranteeing warmth and breeze, is no more. A person or thing has removed that umbrella, it appears.

John Michell


 Ten years ago this April, John Michell died and Britain lost its modern Merlin. On the anniversary of Michell’s death, PHIL BAKER celebrates the radical traditionalist and his unique body of work, while STEVE MARSHALL offers a previously unpublished poetic tribute…

once met a renowned man. I had no clue about what his identity was, and our gathering could be depicted as unimportant, best case scenario, yet I thumped on an entryway and it was opened by an amenable, benevolently mannered person who had been the Merlin of the 1960s. It was John Michell, the man who opened up an exceptionally green and English New Age vision incorporating 'ley lines', lost antiquated knowledge, and flying saucers over spiritualist Albion.

It was Michell who took Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg on a nation journey to search for UFOs, and who started another enthusiasm for Stonehenge and Glastonbury.

In the expressions of Sixties writer Barry Miles,"the Ruler's Street drove directly to Glastonbury back then", and this was to a great extent due to Michell.

In 1967 Michell distributed The

Flying Saucer Vision: The Sacred goal

Reestablished, a book of the zeitgeist.

Pink Floyd discharged Saucerful of Insider facts the next year, the Chelsea boutique Hung OnYou was enhanced with saucer symbolism, there was the hallucinogenic UFO Club onTottenham Court Street, and David Bowie went ahead the scene somewhat later with 'Starman'.

Michell became 'flying saucer journalist' for the underground paper the Global Occasions, and even expressed his case in the greater foundation pages of the BBC magazine The Audience.

Michell's saucers were not the threatening extraterrestrials of Cold War sci-fi motion pictures, however kind omens of better approaches for speculation and being; his interpretation of them was enlivened by Jung, who considered them to be images of mental change. It appeared that the pinnacle on GlastonburyTor was a focal point of UFO action, and Craig Sams (a LSD devotee of the time, who went on to establish Green and Dark's chocolate) recalls that: "I didn't see a flying saucer until October 1967 when I went to Glastonbury… John Michell, who had quite recently composed The Flying Saucer Vision, was exploring the great outdoors down there… So here we are in the fields and up come the UFOs… they were definitely there.

They were in exemplary stogie molded mother-transport structure. Little lights exuding… "

After The Flying Saucer Vision

came a 1968 single-issue magazine, Albion, and a significantly more influential

book, The View Over Atlantis

(1969).There was theory that UFOs may be fueled by unusual energies, maybe melodic or attractive, with the attraction conceivably including straight pathways of vitality in the Earth itself; it was said that UFOs explored in straight lines. In this second book the lines themselves got focal, driving Michell to estimate on hallowed lines in the scene, similar to the 'mythical serpent lines' of antiquated China and, most broadly, 'ley lines': straight arrangements across miles of English open country, along which an old civilisation had evidently positioned its places of worship and monuments.This had been recommended by Alfred Watkins in his

1922 book The Old Straight Track,

a book that turned out to be hugely famous 50 years after the fact, on account of Michell. Abruptly it was uncovered that the wide open was loaded with furtively amicable examples and energies, and not simply the open country: "Carnaby Road is a glad spot," says a young lady in a 1970 book, Carnaby Road; "I figure it must be on monster lines."

The View Over Atlantis took off from old

straight tracks to incorporate Druids,Aborigine song lines, the Earth Soul, and the 'Mysterious Nursery', or vast arranging.

The Incomparable Pyramid was focal, alongside Stonehenge and Glastonbury (each of the three being associated, as indicated by the book). "He set me up, truly," said Michael Eavis, the rancher who established the Glastonbury

Malignant enemy of super-natural description

presents the first part of a concise study of stories concerning the levitation and teleportation of kids – including kidnappings by pixies and apparitions, instances of mediumistic and shamanistic flight, and apparently unconstrained powerful capacities.
 In her authoritative investigation of Japanese shaman-ism, Carmen More black expressed that "the conviction that youngsters may in an unguarded second be seized by an inconspicuous and harmful adversary of super-common depiction is a genuinely boundless one all through the world." 1 In reality, the re-penny, wide-extending concentrate by Joshua Cutch in 2 confirms that this specific 'anoma-lous experience' isn't con-fined to the past, nor to any one culture, however likely could be connected, thusly, to some significantly 'shamanistic' experience, open to all of us, paying little heed to social and mental determinants.

In spite of the fact that Cutch in investigates the idea that mankind is being controlled by some fanciful, clairvoyantly intrusive 'Other' – an old doubt supported by any semblance of John Keel,Whitley Streiber and others – it is clear from aggregated re-ports from jumpers people groups and conditions, that, whatever it will be, it is appear ingly all inclusive, not local.We are just start ning to find this; understanding what everything implies, however, is as yet far off.

My own advantage is in stories of apparent transportation through the air – at times over impressive separations – by implies that are not clear to regular perception, conclusion or expectation.The
phenomenon is a puzzle enveloped by a riddle.

Such reports that we can find are uncommon and dissipated across numerous societies and dis-ciplines.When we do find a record, it is never as unequivocal as we would like.With steadiness and karma, we despite everything may find stories of grown-ups who suspend or transport; for the most part (however not generally) these are of holy people or shamans, mediums or religious zealots, who have endeavored intellectually, genuinely and profoundly for quite a while to pick up (or be given) this paranatural capacity.

How could an insignificant youngster coordinate them...?

A tug of war between a mother and a cloud of malevolent fairies

 On the other hand, as I would like to appear, there are levitates who used to be moms, fighters, or individuals who had wicked existences. Some had incredible insight and others were very in reverse; some were solid while others were sick or biting the dust; and keeping in mind that the best recorded numbers were Christian, comparative records can be found in numerous different religions and even happen in conditions.

 that have no strict setting: every single solid insight that the para-common transportation procedure may be accessible to all in specific situations.

This beseeches some very important questions. Assuming such capacities – 'wild gifts' as Charles Fortress named them – exist, would they be able to be learned; or would they say they are something discovered suddenly, paying little mind to age, insight, hinder mination or devotion? Is it an automatic psychical blast or 'arousing' that changes 'reality' for a moment,sweeping brain and body along afterward, not any more resistible than a spiritualist's staggering second of 'illumination' or rapture...? Levitation or teleportation including human minors,then,appears to be a pointer to the universality of these secretive 'gifts'.

The secret is the genuine component of these procedures; something that may yet be settled through a created scientific technique. 3 Maybe the most natural class wherein youngsters are shipped bafflingly is the one occupied by those naughty substitutes, the pixies. Quite a long time ago a Scotsman was abandoned upon a forlorn stone in the ocean off the west shoreline of Scotland. Trusting himself past salvage, he tumbled to shouting out, asking for one increasingly opportunity to see his young child.When he stirred from fitful rest, there was an enormous pack close by him and something inside, kid estimated and wriggling. In his unusual perspective, dreading evil, he drew his blade and cut until the sack was still. Opening it with anxiety, he saw his own dear kid there, dead.

This story is a fiction. It originates from Robert Louis Stevenson's Captured, 4 in which it is a story advised by the officer Alan Breck to the youthful hero David Balfour. Given Stevenson's enthusiasm for Scottish old stories, all things considered, this story or components of it were notable to him. Stevenson sets this little catastrophe on a forlorn ocean bound stone which ends up being a genuine rough outcrop – called "Skerryvore" – when possessed by the Stevenson family. He portrays the stone as a spot "the Great Individuals were being used to come and rest as they experienced to Ireland". Along these lines, we are persuaded that it was the pixies, the Great Individuals, who attempted, with vile pixie rationale, to help the abandoned man out (if just to stop his moaning). As we probably am aware, fairylore is loaded with accounts of abducted youngsters, some of them subbed with a wiped out simulacrum that, it is stated, neglects to flourish. 5 A decent number of pixie related charms are prophylactics against the startling snatching of grown-ups just as kids. Some of the time the charms empower the arrival of a 'missing' adored one.A important situation – a back-and-forth between a defensive mother and a haze of noxious pixies – showed up in Wirt Sikes' English Trolls in 1880, an outlined compilation of Welsh fairylore. 6 It was an etching that helped shape the English famous creative mind, stirring the general uneasiness about the 'Great Individuals' and what they got up to.

For this situation, the occasion showed was professed to have really occurred. Sikes had purloined the record from the works of the Welsh minister Edmund Jones, who professed to have had the record from the mother herself. 7 Jones had stated: "Jennet Francis, of Ebwy vawr, disclosed to me that something, for she didn't see anything, tried reasonably to remove her newborn child Thomas from her arms, however as she worded it,'God and me were [too] hard for him'." Jones included that the infant "is currently alive and a well known evangelist of the Gospel". For good measure, Jones introduced it with a comparable tale about another mother in Ebwy vawr (presently in Gwent). DazzyWalter was nursing another person's infant when she saw that the kid was absent from her bed.

In a frenzy, she felt about for it, inevitably finding it "upon certain sheets over the bed" 8 with no sensible path for it to have up there."The spirits couldn't go with it any further," noted Jones. He implied it as well, for he accepted firmly in the fairies.As we will see, a few stories of para naturally kidnapped kids don't end so well.

Late night SHIFTS

The account can take the most straightforward of structures; for instance, Charles Stronghold lets us know of a "little girl of Jesse Mill operator, of Greenville Township, Somerset Co., Dad., who was trans-ported a few times, out of the house, into the front yard".This was in 1883, and "it was her conviction that phantoms were near." 9 Comparable stories, apparently legitimate in their effortlessness, are for some cutting edge perusers rendered mind boggling, incompletely on the grounds that they are situated in old, hard-to-find records, and somewhat in view of their specific circumstance. It is in this last perspective that pixies, phantoms, spirits and different offices appear interchangeable.A 'apparition' was likewise accused in a fairly clear record recorded in a personal history by the Portuguese author Francis de Homem Chris-to. In October 1919, having been removed from Portugal's Coïmbra College "for declining to fit in with strict custom and equipped revolt", he, his significant other, their six-week-old child and two servants leased a two-story house in the city edges. It ended up having a notoriety for being spooky. By sunshine or candlelight everything was typical, yet when murkiness fell or candles went out shutters and windows would open, entryways hammer shut and beating shake the dividers of the ground floor.Time after time, the family and any visitors would rapidly strike a light and quest for the guilty party, however without progress.

In addition, the undetectable power would strike the officeholders' heads and arms with bruising blows. Homem Christo was wary at first, however after protests from his visitors, he chose to go through a night on the spooky ground floor. He shut and checked the front entryway and windows, shutting shades and scarf window.As soon as his flame went out, he saw by the developing twilight the band and screens open. He surged outside to find nobody; at that point the entryway hammered shut locking him out. He needed to call his better half to give him access.

The two of them got terrified and de-cided to go upstairs together to get more candles."As we were going up the steps, squeezed against one another, I unexpectedly felt her getting substantial and pulling me back… She began crying and battling: 'Francis, help!

Someone has got hold of my feet'."Think-ing there was a gatecrasher however observing nobody in the twilight, he fired his gun at the obscurity as the two of them hurried to the room and shut the entryway. His better half raced to check the support however it was unfilled: "She swooned away".Then he heard the hireling bringing out there and "the delicate crying of an infant which appeared to originate from under the floor… It required some fortitude to go all over steps in that house, to look through the entire ground floor holding a light on high.

I found the newborn child, very exposed, all its swad-dling-garments taken off, put on its back in the center of a marble table." Christo included: "This unpleasant experience put me in such a condition of breakdown, that I could not, at this point face my imperceptible enemy.This last conjuring stunt, this infant taken starting with one story then onto the next without our having the option to think about how it passed the flight of stairs – or dividers – it couldn't be clarified, couldn't be toler-ated." in the first part of the day, with the give up on the unmanned, he brought in the Coïmbra police.

They, with a portion of his friends, remained the following night. It all ocurred over and over, delaying just when lights were returned on.
One officer "almost murdered himself fighting the dividers" and a large number of them were intensely battered with merciless blows.They all went out. Christo and family never returned. 10 Would a progressively present day paper reportage show up additionally persuading? Here is an account of an occurrence that the residents of Minerva – a township in Bracken Region, Kentucky – still recollected strikingly in 1900, despite the fact that the occasion happened "over 25 years" sooner. 11 A "splendid three-year-old kid" was sitting in grass close to his mother,"a decent lady", as she was making cleanser in a farmyard."Suddenly, before [her] eyes, he emerged and, with arms out-extended, reasonably floated away over the head of the fence to a cemetery about an a large portion of a mile away.The wild eyed mother followed, bringing futile to the little individual to stop.With outstretched arms he moved along without giving the smallest consideration to her cries. "While the terrified lady could see nobody driving or conveying the kid she felt that something, a phantom or
inconspicuous force, was actuating him forward.When the memorial park was arrived at the fellow skimmed over the fence in a similar supernatural way as at his home.When he arrived at the tombstone under which the remaining parts of progenitors were covered, he plunked down in [an] obviously entrancing state. [She] surged up to him."The mother's pain was aggravated by the weird perspective the kid was in."He didn't perceive her and chattered away in a garbled way."The kid, it was accounted for, "has since the time been a sad simpleton".

In spite of the away from of the kid floating unsupported, some may in any case question a story in light of the fact that the administrators are not named, or due to the separation of time between the episode and its reportage.

All things considered, what about this  ? On 10 December 1891, asserted a Chicago paper, a 13-year-old young lady was "in a split second shipped" to an area 10 miles away.

Youthful Lillie Jaster, who was remaining with family members in the city's Sebewaing region, announced that a "dark apparition" went to the front entryway "and claimed her" for the entire day.That evening,"he constrained her to fly with him 10 miles to the Unionville Burial ground, where he discharged his amazing hold upon her." She advanced back home – I accept by traditional methods – where her sister Bertha was "tossed into hysterics" by Lillie's tale.When updates on this spread, we are informed that "ladies and offspring of the area" were terrified to the point that "they won't stay in the house alone". By and by, journalists found the young lady "totally straight" and said she related her upsetting experience with "such a quality of likelihood… that the whole neighborhood verifiable trusted her". 12 Correspondingly, local people on Killisnoo Island, off the southern bank of Gold country, wholeheartedly accepted 15-year-old Mary Moses when she recounted flying around evening time over a stretch of water; however then her story agreed consummately with the shamanistic convictions of her local clan, the Tlingit. Her story became known when her dad would report, to anybody in earshot, that he was a witch and gladly professed to be answerable for various unexplained and unexpected passings on the island. He was depicted as visually impaired and irritable and all dreaded him.A ancestral delegation attempted to caution the specialists far away in Juneau, the state legislative hall. In the late spring of 1917, under the course of JA Smiser, a government lawyer, witnesses were inspected however informed that, regardless of whether his brag was valid, there was no white man's law on which he could be captured. 13 Mary – or Klan-tosh, as her Tlingit name was given – was one of those observers, saying she was attached to her grandma, who had cared for her since her own mom passed on, yet was "obviously earnest in her dread of her dad's capacity". She recollected the night he woke her, "quite a while prior", and disclosed to her he was a witch,"and that he needed her to figure out how to be one, as well, all together that she may carry on his work when he kicked the bucket". Mary's dad disclosed to her that so as to learn "the privileged insights of the training" she should accompany him to an old burial ground over the sound. She testified that she grabbed hold of his foot "and in a second they 'flew' over the channel to the graveyard

The balloon’s a moon... or is it Venus...?

 LEFT: A US Army Air Corps photo showing a fugo balloon... or could it be Venus?

PETER BROOKESMITH surveys the latest fads and flaps from the world of ufological research
 IT WAS In every case Just YOU, APHRODITE John Keeling has uncovered reports of Japanese fu-go expand sightings in the USA from the spring and summer of 1945 – with the exception of there's a trick. As he tells it: "9,000 of the 30ft [9m] inflatables with combustible bomb payloads had been propelled against the US in the expectation of causing huge scope timberland flames and spreading dread. For a long time the experts in the West and Pacific North West had effectively kept a ban on affirmed arrivals until six individuals were killed by a detonating Fu-Go in Oregon (the main known passings on US soil from foe activity in WWII). At the point when the danger was uncovered in May '45, various frenzies followed... "On June sixth, Phoenix and a few other Arizona people group had their first 'Jap expand' alarm. Phone lines to the press, police division, sheriff's office and climate agency were apparently stuck 'while at the landing strips planes were conveyed to chase down the trespasser… Men, ladies and kids concealed their eyes and looked at the round white spot which was... pretty much 25 feet up and north of the new moon.'" Much fervor, normally. Yet, "Luke Field and Williams Field fliers, checking the article from planes, had the option to report back certainly that there was no inflatable where detailed. What's more, Phoenix Junior School's 5-inch refractor telescope obviously recognized the article as Venus." In this way, somewhat more than a year prior to anybody had known about 'flying saucers', there was Venus, doing her unidentifiable thing.

It was 'prentice work for a long profession.

This wasn't the first run through Venus had been confused with a fu-go swell, nor would it be the last. The articles next most every now and again misidentified as fu-go inflatables were plain ol' climate inflatables, likewise later to get well known as 'UFOs'. Start as you intend to go on... (Full story at https://johnkeelingmedia. blog/2019/01/15/) It is an inquisitive, related, yet beforehand unreported certainty that my sister, when at her home on a Cycladean isle, was wont to comment "Ah, there's the spaceship!" after spying Hesperus shining in the nightfall, and "Gracious! The spaceship's gone!" when it evaporated behind the close by mountain. Also, she has been honored for her entire life with 100 percent obliviousness about UFOs.


John Greenewalde (he of the Dark Vault, and likely the world's most noteworthy winkler-out of UFO-related records from the US IT WAS In every case Just YOU,


John Keeling has uncovered reports of Japanese fu-go expand sightings in the USA from the spring and summer of 1945 – with the exception of there's a trick. As he tells it: "9,000 of the 30ft [9m] inflatables with combustible bomb payloads had been propelled against the US in the expectation of causing huge scope timberland flames and spreading dread. For a long time the experts in the West and Pacific North West had effectively kept a ban on affirmed arrivals until six individuals were killed by a detonating Fu-Go in Oregon (the main known passings on US soil from foe activity in WWII). At the point when the danger was uncovered in May '45, various frenzies followed... "On June sixth, Phoenix and a few other Arizona people group had their first 'Jap expand' alarm. Phone lines to the press, police division, sheriff's office and climate agency were apparently stuck 'while at the landing strips planes were conveyed to chase down the trespasser… Men, ladies and kids concealed their eyes and looked at the round white spot which was... pretty much 25 feet up and north of the new moon.'" Much fervor, normally. Yet, "Luke Field and Williams Field fliers, checking the article from planes, had the option to report back certainly that there was no inflatable where detailed. What's more, Phoenix Junior School's 5-inch refractor telescope obviously recognized the article as Venus." In this way, somewhat more than a year prior to anybody had known about 'flying saucers', there was Venus, doing her unidentifiable thing.

It was 'prentice work for a long profession.

This wasn't the first run through Venus had been confused with a fu-go swell, nor would it be the last. The articles next most every now and again misidentified as fu-go inflatables were plain ol' climate inflatables, likewise later to get well known as 'UFOs'. Start as you intend to go on... (Full story at https://johnkeelingmedia. blog/2019/01/15/) It is an inquisitive, related, yet beforehand unreported certainty that my sister, when at her home on a Cycladean isle, was wont to comment "Ah, there's the spaceship!" after spying Hesperus shining in the nightfall, and "Gracious! The spaceship's gone!" when it evaporated behind the close by mountain. Also, she has been honored for her entire life with 100 percent obliviousness about UFOs.


John Greenewalde (he of the Dark Vault, and likely the world's most noteworthy winkler-out of UFO-related records from the US 

Two instances of otherworldly latrine flusher – from Essex and Cape Town – Apparition STORIES and arum looking"human ghost"spreading fearon Zambian roads  ,Ghost FLUSHERS

Emily Starts, 83, is spooky by an apparition that keeps flushing the loo.The ghost, which Emily calls Joyce, additionally hauled her hair out as she rested – until she began wearing a cap in bed.

She went through £95 on two evenings in a Travelodge in Southend just to get some help – however 'Joyce' followed her there. "She's pulled in to my vitality," said Emily. "She's siphoning off me… However she was unable to work the latrine there." When Emily moved into the flat in Chequers Road,Writtle, Essex, in 2011, she found that a lady called Joyce had been discovered dead on the kitchen floor two years before she moved in. "I've been told by the lady who discovered her that she was there for two days after she died," said Emily, a Christian and mother of four who professes to have been a clairvoyant for a long time. She said the element she accepts is the apparition of Joyce began visiting her in June 2013 and has kept on doing so from that point onward. She could feel the phantom "super cold" close to her in bed, contacting the head of her head. "I was ground floor and I saw her descending, I saw her profile," she said. "I figured she doesn't have a place here.

Afterlife through a lens

ALAN MURDIE questions the usefulness of CCTV footage in providing ‘evidence’ of the paranormal
 At one time CCTV guaranteed much for the apparition tracker. In Phantom Chasing: A Commonsense Guide (1973) Andrew Green expressed: "Perfect gear… would be shut circuit TV". For some, it despite everything does, with inquisitive pictures recorded on camera adding up to verification of eternal life for certain adherents.

When considered restrictively costly, cameras and transmitting sets with advanced chronicle mechanical assembly are presently reasonable in the stuff sent by many phantom chasing gatherings, just as being routinely utilized out in the open spots, business premises and in private homes by security cognizant householders.

The Starting points of Buddhism

Buddhism, established in the late sixth century B.C.E. by Siddhartha Gautama (the "Buddha"), is a significant religion in the vast majority of the nations of Asia. Buddhism has accepted a wide range of structures, yet for each situation there has been an endeavor to draw from the beneficial encounters of the Buddha, his lessons, and the "soul" or "embodiment" of histeachings (called dhamma or dharma) as models for the strict life. Nonetheless, not until the composition of the Buddha Charita (life of the Buddha) by Ashvaghosa in the first or second century C.E. do we have acomprehensive record of his life. The Buddha was conceived (ca. 563 B.C.E.) in a spot called Lumbini close to the Himalayan lower regions, and he started instructing around Benares (at Sarnath). His erain general was one of profound, scholarly, and social age. This was the age when the Hindu perfect of renunciation of family and socia llife by blessed people looking for Truth previously got far reaching, and when the Upanishads were composed. Both can be viewed as moves from the centrality of the Vedic fire penance.

Buddhist centre opened in Uganda, the first on the African continent

Please on the LINK below to access the video about the ordination of two young Africans at the Buddhist Centre in Uganda.  The Burmese and Thai Buddhist communities to have participated in the event.The chief monk of the Centre is Ven. Buddharakkita Thera whom we have met on two occasions on visits to the Bhavana Society established by the Most Venerable Henepola Gunaratana Mahathera.  Ven. Buddharakkita had first ordained as a monk under the guidance of the Late Ven. U. Seelananda Thera (a pupil of Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw) who was in charge of the Burmese Buddhist Monastery in San Francisco.
Ven. Buddharakkita was very much in demand by African American communities in the USA when he was residing at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia.

The Ugandan Buddhist Centre is the first of its kind established by native African people. Ven. Buddharakkita’s mother to has ordained as a Buddhist Nun residing at the Centre.

30 years of LTTE Terror Killings: Do Sinhalese lives matter to UNHRC

Why is no one counting the Sinhalese dead...? There are no books, no documentaries, no panel discussions, no media coverage, no UNHRC head wants to even come and meet the families of these victims, no global tears or candles, no vigils, no commemorations. Are Sinhalese not human beings too? Do their deaths not matter? When LTTE stormed their villages, slit them to pieces while they were asleep, babies dashed to the ground – were these not sensational enough to be relayed across the world? Did the Sinhalese not cry enough, did they not scream enough? Why has no one in 30 years come forward to empathize with the Sinhalese? In a country with 74% Sinhalese wasn’t it the Sinhalese who were targeted the most? Can the UN & the UNHRC please tell us why the Sinhalese lives don’t matter?
Starting from killing villagers in the Kent & Dollar Farms in 1984 we really do not know how many villages the LTTE stormed and killed. These Sinhalese lived in fear, children going to school were shot dead, men were slain as they went to work on their farms – what had they done to anger the LTTE. They were ordinary people trying to make ends meet. Not a penny has been given to them. There are no global funds for them. No one gives them refugee or asylum. With dried up tears they are continuing their lives.
It was not enough that LTTE kidnapped low caste impoverished Tamil children many of whom did not even have parents and turned them into child soldiers, but the LTTE guns also turned on innocent children. What was the message they wanted to convey in nullifying the life of an innocent child? What crimes has these children committed to the LTTE...?

Student Buddhist priests shot dead by LTTE
33 Buddhist monks were traveling in a bus on 2 June 1987 (Aranthalawa) They were going on a pilgrimage. LTTE stopped the bus and mercilessly attacked them. 3 Buddhist monks escaped death. One is disabled for life. To harm a Theravada Buddhist monk is said to be one of the greatest crimes anyone can commit. Once again the world viewed this as no major crime. Nothing to warrant the UNSG to even appoint a panel to appraise him of the lists of murders LTTE had been committing.

LTTE Commits Cultural GenocideIt is a war crime to destroy cultural monuments. LTTE has been systematically destroying all evidence of Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites in the North and East.
Sri Maha Bodhi Temple – 14 May 1985
LTTE entered the sacred city of Anuradhapura.
This was the 1st major attack by LTTE outside a Tamil majority area. 120 worshipping pilgrims including Buddhist monks were killed and over 85 were injured,
Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha)
The world reaction to Bastille Day and the no reaction to the Dalada Maligawa is noticeable and disappointing. But then, we are not living in Europe, and we are not French – we are just Sinhalese
25 January 1998 – LTTE exploded a massive truck bomb inside the Temple of the Tooth premises which was to be the centre the independence day celebrations. Three suicide LTTE Black Tigers drove an explosive laden truck containing 300–400 kg of high explosives people. 16 people including the 3 attackers and a 2-year old infant were killed in the incident. Over 25 people, including 4 women, a monk and a police officer were injured. P. W. Withanage, a professor of geology also died due to shock after hearing the incident. The powerful attack left most of the buildings within a radius of 5 km damaged, and glass panes broken.
Sri Lankan government officially banned LTTE for the first time on 26 January 1998.

LTTE attack unarmed / injured Sri Lanka security forces personnel
  • 2005 – Navy personnel unarmed came under claymore attack by LTTE – during a ceasefire
  • 2006 – Habarana massacre – LTTE suicide truck attack a convoy of 15 military buses carrying close to 300 armed forces personnel going on leave unarmed – 103 sailors killed over 100 sailors injured.
  • There are still 5000 armed forces personnel still missing – there has been NO ATTEMPT on the part of the UN/UNHRC to even find what happened to them. Do they not have families, wives, parents and children?
Central Bank of Sri Lanka – January 31, 1996
A truck (42-6452) containing about 440 pounds of high explosives crashed through the main gate of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The blast killed at least 91 people and injured 1,400 others. At least 100 people lost their eyesight.

There are over 300 attacks by LTTE over 30 years virtually every day, every month and every year…. In the US the blacks are asking ‘Do Black Lives Matter’ we Sinhalese are asking that same question from the UNHRC ‘Do Sinhalese matter’ to the UNHRC … have they ever matter at all?
LTTE killings of Sinhalese have never got global media attention. The UNSG head Kofi Annan even issued a condolence message to a dead LTTE cadre, not one such condolence message was sent to even a Buddhist priest killed by the LTTE. Foreign forensic experts can look at a photo and say that the Sri Lankan Army were the killers, while LTTE journalists end up on UNHRC head’s written submissions/reports. This is stupefying. Never an iota of attention has gone into how the Sinhalese the majority in Sri Lanka have suffered emotionally, economically and physically.
Post-conflict the calls were always on developing the North, not a thought went to the other victims which included mostly Sinhalese and Muslims too. People have forgotten it was the LTTE who fired the first shots. In a country with over 74% Sinhalese it was the Sinhalese who became victims.
Never a word has been allocated for the plight of the Sinhalese and Muslims in refugee centres and the need to resettle them and give them lands and homes. Nothing has been said about the Sinhalese & Muslims ethnically cleansed from their original habitats in the North where they have deeds to prove so. Not a penny of the funds allocated have gone towards their welfare. Not a hum or a candle was lit for the many impoverished villager who are still struggling to survive. None of their stories have ended up on any news report or documentary. It is a crying shame that such double standards prevail in an international body that speaks volumes about equality and fairness. How dare the UNHRC land in Sri Lanka and demand from the GOSL what they have done for the Tamils – has he forgotten that over 74% who live in this country are Sinhalese and they too suffered? Why don’t they deserve any light on their grievances for a change...?
The principle of Nemo judex in causa sua must apply – no one can be the judge of their own case. There cannot be selective justice. The double standards must stop. Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done.

True picture of Darusman's 'Disciplined' terrorists

When the LTTE mercilessly butchered innocent civilians across the country in the past three decades in their effort to turn the entire island into a graveyard, the so-called western critics and those who appoint advisory panels to look into the final phase of the humanitarian operations observed them silently.
There was no attempt from their side to exert pressure on those so-called terrorists to put them on the path of democracy or even to liberate the innocent Tamil civilians from the clutches of terrorism, leaving the civilians to suffer for decades. They simply ignored our leader's plea to the world for support to end Asia's longest driven conflict.
Instead of responding to our pleas for assistance to find our own solution to the problem they tried their best to apply their own theories to resolve it. The LTTE never bent towards democratic means to end the conflict.

Aranthalawa slaughter: Harmed priests looks for activity against living fear based oppressors

A Buddhist monk who sustained critical injuries following the Aranthalawa Massacre filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order to prosecute any living terrorist involved in the massacre.
Ven. Andaulpatha Buddhasara Thera filed this petition today naming Acting IGP, State Intelligence Director and the Attorney General as respondents.
Thirty-three Buddhist monks, most of them young novice monks, and four civilians were killed by the LTTE at Aranthalawa in 1987.

Eleven more PNB officials captured by CID; will confront medicate dealing charges

Eleven Police Opiates Agency (PNB) officials who were captured by the Criminal Examination Office (CID) will be created under the watchful eye of the Colombo Justice's Court today on charges of medication dealing, Organizing Official to the Lawyer General, State Guidance Nishara Jayaratne expressed. Prior, four other PNB officials were likewise captured by the CID on medicate dealing charges.
Eleven additional officials appended to the Police Opiate Agency (PNB) were captured by the Criminal Examinations Office (CID) today.

The officials have been captured on doubt over their connections to street pharmacists.

The capture comes following the ban of four officials appended to the PNB on 29 June.

A Senior Overseer, two Sergeants, and a Police Constable, were prohibited after examinations led into their connections with street pharmacists.

On 30 June, Representative Investigator General of Police (Burrow) K. Aponso was designated as the new top of the PNB.

The arrangement was reported in the wake of Acting Investigator General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne mentioned the National Police Commission for the exchange of the current Burrow of the PNB Sanjeewa Medawatte.

The Commission affirmed the solicitation and moved Burrow Medawatte to the Police Government assistance Division.

World Bank minimize Sri Lanka as a 'lower-center salary' nation

Sri Lanka has been minimized from an upper-center salary nation to a lower-center pay one under the World Bank's nation order by pay level, precisely a year after it was arranged in the upper-center pay classification.

The adjustment in grouping comes On the planet Bank's 2020-2021 nation arrangements by pay level.

Sri Lanka is among ten economies that are moving to an alternate classification this year and is one of three nations that are moving to a lower class from the earlier year. Algeria and Sudan are the other two nations moving to a lower classification alongside Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's was downsized as a lower-center salary nation after it recorded USD 4020 for each capita pay for 2020, down from USD 4060 a year ago, which brought about the nation being grouped in the upper-center pay class by the World Bank in 2019.

In giving its most recent groupings, the World Bank accentuated that its salary arrangements utilize the GNI (Net National Pay) of the earlier year (2019 for this situation). "Along these lines, the GNI numbers that are utilized during the current year's grouping don't yet mirror the effect of COVID-19," it noted.

The World Bank allocates the world's economies to four pay gatherings—low, lower-center, upper-center, and high-salary nations.
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