25 September, 2020

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Colombo Telegraph Selected To Be Archived In The Prestigious US Library Of Congress

Colombo Telegraph has been selected to be included in the prestigious US library of Congress as a journal of record containing material on the upcoming Presidential polls in Sri Lanka.

US Library of CongressThe US Library of Congress has requested Colombo Telegraph for permission to collect the site to be included in the historic collection of Internet material related to the upcoming polls in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, the Colombo Telegraph website as well as the public content that we have linked on third party sites including social media sites will be archived by the Congress Library and it would be made available to researchers at Library facilities and by special arrangement.

The Congress Library is the oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of the Congress. It is also the largest library in the world with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscript collections.

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    Colombo Telegraph,

    RE: Colombo Telegraph Selected To Be Archived In The Prestigious US Library Of Congress

    Congratulations. Excellent. Well done.

    Unfortunately Blocked and Banned in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Courtesy of Medamulana MaRa, Shills and Cronies.

    Now all the articles and comments are archived for posterity.

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      Dear CT Editors ,

      congratulations , your unbiased ,hard work has been recognized by the mighty US Library Of Congress , sincerely wish other prestigious media institutes follow suite .

      All the best .

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        Dear CT Editors – the only forum us to exchange our unbiased views these days is COLOMBO TELEGRAPH – salute

        “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
        ― Albert Einstein

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          Irony is he said it all at Ironic England.

          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
          Albert Einstein

          66 years beating the drum anda bera!

          We need a new tune Josiya year of green female sheep

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        srilal

        Is CT betraying Gota’s Sinhala/Buddhists cause?

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      CT

      Congratulation and thank you.

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    Celebrations a week before X’mas- CT Hooray! year of the green female sheep.

    Hello Big Brother Is Watching!!

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      “Hello Big Brother Is Watching!!”

      Big Brother is not only watching, is paying yankee dollars for anyone prepared to sell their dirty soul!!!

      Take it, suits you.

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        Taraki Maruwa

        “Big Brother is not only watching, is paying yankee dollars for anyone prepared to sell their dirty soul!!!”

        Do you envy them because you were not offered your asking price?

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      Congrats CT. Thanks for standing by us !!

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    Kudos to Colombo Telegraph – of course I can’t think of a one stop shop to get the full low down on the up coming presidential elections than the Colombo Telegraph. I was just today looking at the impressive array of scholarly articles and the writers, thinking Colombo Telegraph has created a forum that’s so unlike any other – It’s true freedom of speech in action because the editors have without exception given a voice to every one who has a well reasoned opinion or analysis that’s so wide ranging yet independent, giving the writers full freedom to express their thoughts – It’s no mean feat – I would say CT has in such a short time achieved what no other web portal has – well done! It’s a shame that the people in the island of SriLanka – the would be voters don’t have access to it!!!

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      Usha

      When Dingle Foot and two of his sons won at the same election his friend’s telegram read:

      “Dear Foot congratulations on your magnificent feet”

      When I saw your inadvertence in your “no mean feet”, I was reminded of it.

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        Dear Mr. Sivathasan
        That was an honest mistake – thanks for pointing it out – CT Editor I would thank you to correct it!
        Usha

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          Usha,

          Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view.

          A word once articulated can never be recalled.

          Have fun that’s the beauty of CT online

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      Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

      “I was just today looking at the impressive array of scholarly articles and the writers,”

      Does this array of scholarly articles include yours as well?

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        NV,

        Intuition in a hurry.

        Perhaps, Sentimentality.

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        Native Vedda
        It’s for you to judge..
        Usha

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          Do you have any scholarly publications??

          It is the evidence that you are a productive scholar, an original thinker, an active member of your scholarly community, and finally a person who can produce the kind of work necessary for your eventual tenure.

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        NV,

        Just a little bit of luck.. I was here.
        Today’s just today is just today is just today.

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        NV,

        There is a ball in your court- Judge Judy Contrived Case.

        Hallowed judgement!! Jingle Bells,

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    Congratulations, CT !

    As responsible citizens of SL, it is our responsibility to provide CT with any information of importance.

    This will be helpful on the day of judgement.

  • 3
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    Well done CT Team.
    Keep up the good work.

    Wish you all the best.

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    Editor
    Colombo Telegraph

    Congratulations. Catching the eye of US Library of Congress, is achievement enough. Recognition is the best part of it.

  • 6
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    Hats off to Colombo Telegraph Editor, you very well deserve it.

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    Congratulations CT. Keep up the good work. Bensen

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    Well deserved. Editor Uvindu Kurukulasuriya works round the clock. His hard work has paid off. We should all be grateful to him for his dogged determination despite all odds (as we continue to see in his fighting against the government’s web-censorship).

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    Hi Uvindu,

    Congrats to CT Team led by Uvindu. By the way, some public intellectuals and progressive artistes back home, such as Pro.Sarath Wijesooriya, Gamini Viyangoda,Dharmasiri Bandaranayake and Vimukthi Jayasundara etc, have got together and formed an organization known as the “Citizens’ Power”, and these days, they are doing very good public events to promote My3’s candidacy. In fact, this week, I attended a well-attended event of theirs which was held by them at the National Library Services & Documentation Center auditorium. Please promote it through CT.

    Bandula

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    Congratulations!

    It is an achievement! Not much money. But a proud instance.

    Thank you Library of Congress.

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    Congratulations CT,

    Journalism par excellence at some point will get recognized in the land of the Free.

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      One more well-deserved global accolade. You richly deserve it, Colombo Telegraph. Good for you that you operate far away in foreign climes – safe from the bloody hands of those State-sponsored assassins who come in those ubiquitous White Vans, Defender Range Rovers from a politicised army – all out to destroy those who legitimately disagree with the hated Rajapakse familial rule.

      Backlash

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    Congratulations Colombo Telegraph. You have served the people of Sri Lanka well, by bringing us the truth, and freely criticizing those who govern this country. Despite the unfair treatment by the Rajapaksa regime, and their efforts to silence you, you have prevailed. Good luck and may you continue your good work, dedication, and commitment to free speech. Cheers!

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    Well done Uvindu and colleagues in the CT. To note you deserve it will be a gross under-statement. This splendid recognition is all the more important because it is accomplished in an environment of an intimidating and hostile State that gives tuppence to decency, custom or the laws. That one of its notorious and corrupt collaborators, a newspaper publisher himself to boot, calls for the most profound gagging techniques to dissenting views at this time of our history in the country is evidence enough of the difficult conditions in which you function.

    Here’s to greater strength to your elbow.

    R. Varathan

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    Congratulations CT. You deserve it

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    Many Congratulations CT, Excellent news

    Naturally, the likes of Rajpal at DN will up the ante on conspiracy theories etc.

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    Colombo Telegraph, unlike the public-funded Daily News and the Sunday Observer edited by sycophants, seems to me to be the only paper presenting all sides of Sri Lanka-related issues. Just a year ago, it was a one-sided oppositional news sheet, just like the TamilNet and Siyarata. I reckon CT has learned much from reader feedback and experience.

    However, i don’t regard CT reflects journalistic professionalism. The editors appear to be a bunch of amateurs who reify outdated Western norms of journalism. It does not understand that “plagiarism” was the norm of
    journalism when the first news sheets began to be printed in the 16 th and 17 th century Europe. It does not understand that in the digital age people can access information from the public domain (for example, Wikipedia) to buttress their points of view.

    It uses software (like Grammarly) to detect where writers have “plagiarized.” as if this was an egregious legal sin, “Plagiarism” is inevitable in the digital Web 2.0 era. If you detect “plagiarism” through your smart software, don’t feel smart about detecting it. Just advice the writer to attribute it to the original source.

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    So you think: Grafitti is the work of idiots!

    The whole world is a copy don’t try to invent the wheel.

    the computer accepts what one feeds.

    Good artists copy, great artists steal.- Pablo Picasso

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    Congrads Colombo Telegraph – a bold and fearless journal in a captive land now globally dismissed as a Police State in the likes of Iran, Zimbabwe and North Korea. It is common knowledge people in the Rajapakse country are denied the right of free expression of opinion – if not favourable to the illegitimate State. In the jaundiced eyes of the Rajapakses even the UN system is also a “Terrorist organisation”

    Sri Lanka, arguably, holds the dubious world record of seeing many of her frontline journalists in voluntary exile – an undesirable reputation to the Rajapakse family now improperly seeking a third term of “legitimacy”

    Kettikaran

    …..“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom of criticism, it ceases to exist” – Salman Rushdie……..

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      A wacky profession.

      `No Comment`

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    CT
    You very well deserved it. well done CT

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    KA Sumanasekeram, please throw few of your wise comments in one of these strings quickly. Your comments too will be archived in the USA and known to be coming from a brilliant think tank of our times.

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    Pork in the eye for Daily Good News pseudo Editor Percy Mahendra’s hack Rajaspal. Eat your shorts Rajapal wana-be Rush Humbug.

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    I was watching this conversation all along and noticed no one paid attention to the shit vender Javi and this too may be a reason why US Library of Congress has considered CT for inclusion because the commenters are capable of avoiding shit piles while they walk down the scholarly path. The clown made a valiant attempt in vein to break into the discussion but everybody just ignored him! What a shame! What a pathetic sub-human living on the left-overs of Rajapakshas!

    To the US Library of Congress: Please install an online “Shit Filter” to sterilize “patho(la)gens like Javi in CT content before archiving.

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