Forced Migration by own Militia Does this excerpt sound familiar.The FDLR understood how to win over the do-gooders: You win by putting your people in misery, not by standing up for yourselves. Leftist victim-rhetoric has a lot to answer for in the pro-Hutu tilt of European opinion. In fact, Europeans raised on victim-rhetoric, like Georges Ruggiu, actually served as mouthpieces for the genocide while it ...

One wonders why the places like Pakistan are violently resistant to having vaccinations done. The normal arguments trotted out are that of Islamic fundamentalism. Maybe there is a different fire to that smoke.In 2011 the US organized a vaccination program in Abbottabad to find the DNA of Osama bin Laden's family and confirm that he was hiding in the compound.The ...

Elephant Incursion Coconut Palm leaves broken by ElephantWe (Wilpattu House) had an elephant coming into the property on 8th May 2014. This was regardless of the Elephant deterrent 6 foot deep ditch around the place. This smart elephant broke the earth on the ditch to make it less steep and managed to climb over to the property. Luckily not much harm was ...

East Coast: How to Cross Kokilai Lagoon This was meant to be part of a post of travel by tuk-tuk along the East Coast, from Paranthan-Mullativu-Kokilai-Pulmoddai-Trincomalee. However, there seems to be minimal information about how to get across Kokillai Lagoon. (See Facebook comments for places to stay around Mullativu)For those who are thinking of traveling by bus/bicycle/motorbike along the East coast of Sri Lanka from Mulativu - ...

Chronic Kidney Disease: Cause Hard Water + Heavy Metals + RoundUp A research article by Jayasumana et al (2014) proposes the cause for Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown etiology (CKDu) are chemical complexes formed by Glycphosate (RoundUp) when it combines with hard water and heavy metals in fertilizer.I would not rule out dioxins as a another contributory cause to CKDu.Bullet points from the article.Prevalence 15% [2] affecting a total population of ...

At this time when all the talk in Sri Lanka is about human rights violations, it may be also the time to look at slavery and its economic gains for the west.ExcerptsHaitian slaves began to throw off the “heel of the French” in 1791, when they rose up and, after bitter years of fighting, eventually declared themselves free. Their French ...

Trip to Palugasturai (in Wilpattu) Wadiya Church Approaching PalugasthuraiPalugasthurai (Palugahaturai) is a fishing outpost (wadiya) on the coast within Wilpattu National Park, a few km south of Kudiramalai and Pookulam. Kudiramalai is considered to be where Vijaya landed. Pookulam is another fishing outpost (wadiya) on the coast within Wilpattu National Park.Interestingly all these fishing wadiyas are referred to as "Dupath" (Islands). Apparently till the Navy camps were ...

Linux: Configuring a Dongle (Mobile broadband) I had some problems connecting to the Internet using a dongle (Huawei) on my old laptop running Linux (SUSE 12.3). After many hours using various command line instruction found it was quite simple using NetworkManager.If you have KDE or similar desktop installed, the NetworkManager icon is at the bottom right hand corner (just like Windows). If it is not installed, ...

Harley Davidson production in India Yes, Harley Davidson motor bikes, the all American Icon is now produced in India.From Company WebsiteHarley-Davidson India commenced operations in August 2009 and appointed the first dealership in July 2010. Since early 2011, Harley-Davidson has been assembling motorcycles in India at its CKD (Completely-Knocked-Down) assembly unit at Bawal in Haryana. India is the second country where Harley-Davidson has CKD assembly ...

Penis Length and GDP Growth This was a research done by Tatu Westling of University of Helsinki in 2011.To quoteThis study has made three contributions. First, it reveals the somewhat perplexing link between the size of male organ and economic growth. Second, it provides some rudimentary interpretations which state that macroeconomic growth might be related to populations' risk-taking and/or self-esteem. Third, for the best of ...

Subaskaran Allirajah: Conservative Party Funder Apparently news.lk reports that Subaskaran Allirajah is the one who is funding the British Conservative Party and points out that the Subaskaran gave 420,000 Sterling Pounds to the Conservative Party as one time donation. It says that he has given over 20 million to Prince Charles Foundation as well.David Cameroon’s visit to Jaffna and his statements against the Sri Lankan ...

Am I a Seyyid, a descendant of Prophet Muhammad A recent blog at Harappadna discusses DNA of Sayyid (plural Sadah) who are considered to be descendants of Prophet Muhammad. One of the comments links to a study on Iranian Sadat (Sayyid) population. The study found the most common haplotype values for seven marker, and I too have most of the common markers. One small issue, paternal ancestry is Jaffna ...

Pipelineistan: Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar (Afghanistan ?) Ever wondered if there was more than met the eye with all the events in the Middle East. Here is an article Reason for the longest war in American historythat makes you think. Next you wonder if the Hambantota Harbor is a reason for some of the foreign power efforts to destabilize Sri Lanka.Construction is nearing completion on a natural ...

Mandela: South Africal Low Life Expectancy and Parakrama Bahu I Mandela has died and he was a great leader. However, even great leaders cant solve all problems in a country. Case in point was the devastation on life expectancy in South Africa caused by the AIDS epidemic. Mandelas response and had very little effect on Life Expectancy. In effect Life expectancy was no different from neighboring Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe ...

Software Glitch:  28 Deaths This post is to emphasize that understanding rounding errors are paramount in writing code. In older versions of Excel and on older versions of programming languages if you did the following in two steps 10/ 3 x 3 you would get 9.999. Modern compilers have apparently fixed most such issues. On 25 February 1991, an Iraqi Scud hit the barracks ...

Education Fever causing Low Birth Rates ? Is the push for more education pushing down birth rates in East Asia ?. So far Sri Lanka fertility rate has not fallen below the replacement rate of 2.1ExcerptsThere is a body of scholarship showing that the collapse of the fertility rate to dangerously low levels across east Asia is the direct consequence of school cramming and "education fever".In this ...

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