23 June, 2021

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The BBS That My Mother Likes

By Darshanie Ratnawalli

Darshanie Ratnawalli

I am the legitimate issue of a woman who unabashedly claims to admire the Bodu Bala Sena. This affords me a critical perspective into the issue, without which everyone is floundering like headless chickens. There may be other people, whose mothers etc. harbor soft spots for the BBS. But because they are not me, they would either try to keep these mothers in the closet or, in contradistinction, empathize with these soft spots; whereas I…Well you shall see.

My mother represents the Sri Lankan equivalent of Middle America and, as such, the demographic bloc that makes or breaks any movement dependent on mass support for its success. In Middle America (SL), one becomes a Buddhist by being a stakeholder of the Buddha Sāsana (deliberately called henceforth, the Buddhist Church of Lanka) and by emotionally aligning oneself with the age-old mission of fostering this Sāsana on this soil for the allocated five thousand years.  Once one has fulfilled this basic requirement adherence to Buddhism proper becomes peripheral and is largely left to personal discretion.

This is the context which empowers my mother to look pityingly at anyone who’d urge her to shift her alignment and allegiance from the Buddhist Church of Lanka, where the religion stands together with the State and the people forming the famous ‘Loka- Sāsana’ axis, to Buddhism (stand alone, nonaligned to any worldly axis). The pangs of allegiance towards the BBS felt by Middle America (SL) would be silenced only if and when voices genuinely identifying with the Buddhist Church and its Mission are raised against the BBS. Spokespersons for Buddhism not aligned with the Sāsana will not have the credibility and be dismissed as naive.

A very good example is Rev. Galkande Dhammananda, whose message of tolerance presented as two video clips on the web became an instant hit in certain circles, with monks of his ilk hailed as what this country needed in thousands. According to Prof. Sudarshan Senevitatna, ‘Rev. Dhammananda has been extremely concerned about the subversion of a doctrine of peace for destructive parochial ends and is committed to what he believes as re achievement of peace and understanding, a sentiment that comes from his heart’. Well and good. The only problem is Middle America (SL) will instantly spot the ‘missing ingredient’ in his message. The missing ingredient is the Sāsana. Why is there an implicit as well as an explicit absence of this entity in his message? Why does an overwhelming concern for the Church (the Sāsana) fail to find expression in his message? Perhaps the Rev.Dhammananda thinks that all Churches are parochial institutions that subvert peaceful doctrines. But the Sāsana is not a dirty secret nor is Middle America (SL) going to disown it no matter how many protégées of Sudarshan Seneviratne do it.

Supposing another erudite monk came forward and put forth a parallel message; A) frankly acknowledging the challenges encountered in the present day by the Sāsana, with its inbuilt drives for maintaining a certain brand identity for the country (These drives are by no means criminal or unique to this Church, nor is this brand identity non inclusive- being merely asymmetrically inclusive or differentially incorporative); B) emphasizing the need to find modern and non-regressive ways of countering these challenges, drawing on this particular Church’s rich heritage of tolerance compared to all the other Churches; C) stressing the critical need for Bhikkhus with the intelligence, education and the exposure to the wider world to be at the helm of these counter moves; D) admitting that the degenerate, debased and degrading nature of the BBS movement reflects the overall deterioration of the entire Sāsana; E) reiterating nevertheless that live seeds of resurgence still exist.

If such a message could be put forth on behalf of the Buddhist Church of Lanka, it will be heard. At the moment, with everyone mouthing platitudes about Buddhism, BBS stands tall as the sole champion of the Sāsana, heir to its legacy, executor of its mission and the focal point by default, of Middle America (SL)’s allegiance.

Another toxic ingredient is the absence of true redemptive intent in the current civil initiatives against the BBS. What The Hour demands of these initiatives are clinical, secular perspectives (in contrast to the wet schmaltz aspired to by the Candle People) that can spotlight and challenge all negative patterns in the fabric. Every Buddhist archeological site in the North and the East obliterated by a bulldozer, built upon or otherwise encroached into under the aegis of uncouth, unscrupulous and unethical Muslim and Tamil politicians, whose regional political clout earns them Government sanction, deserves a candle. We need to searchlight the literal excrement dumped into the Dighavapi site (the encroachment into this ancient archeological site also consisted of building toilet complexes on it[1] as well as the metaphorical excrement dumped by the BBS upon the Lankan social fabric. Every ancient landmark such as Matota(Manthai)[2] and Kuragala targeted by obliterative agendas should be co-candled with every Muslim enterprise threatened. The psychical darkness[3] that begets all brands and hues of intolerance should be switched off equally.

*The article is reproduced courtesy of The Nation and I am @ http://ratnawalli.blogspot.com/  and rathnawalli@gmail.com


[1] This titbit was shared by Dr. Nimal Perera, Deputy Director General, Department of Archeology at a Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka lecture (24th September, 2012) on ‘New discoveries from Deeghavapi and Nilagiri sites’.

[2] Matota (Maha-Thittha) is an ancient port in Lanka and archeological landmark, which is currently being effaced through the over enthusiastic building activities conducted on behalf of the Tiruketiswaram temple.

[3] Note the staggering degrees of ignorance (that can truly be called illiterate and uncouth without prejudice) that characterize the two opposing poles generating the present climate of tension. One pole exemplified by Face Book hate speech groups hold fast to the belief that underwear sold in Muslim owned clothing stores are lined with chemicals that can cause sterility. The other pole includes journalists such as Dharishna Bastians and  Latheef Farook who recently wrote articles propagating the belief that the Sinhalese Brahmi rock inscriptions(which are typical of garden variety cave donations to the Monastic Buddhist Church of the 2nd century BC Lanka, that are found all over the island except the northernmost extreme, where there are no caves.) of the now famous Kuragala are Arabic inscriptions. Farook actually went so as far to state that the only evidence that Kuragala was a Buddhist monastery of the 2nd century BC is a board placed by the Archaeological Department in 1972. Compare this ‘native ignorance’ with the presentation by British Civil Servant, C.H.Collins in Journal R.A.S (Ceylon) Vol. XXXII, No 85 of 1932.

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    shes a not a sinhala Buddhist she night club Buddhist folks.that’s according to the BBS. go to the little girls blog and there’s plenty to see….. and quite a few monks from the Sasan who spoke against hate were labelled as THAMBIYAS. clearly when you live in another country or have no ground reality its just ends up as a good fiction.

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    Says Ekanayake,”Sinhala Buddhists behave like a persecuted minority when they are in fact the majority, controlling the government, the military, the police, & a significant amount of land & wealth in SL is a mystery to me”.This is the great mystery of Sri Lanka’s history of the last 50 years or so.Indeed for a long time now Sinhala leaders and opinion-makers and even some scholars have been advancing the thesis that the Sinhala Buddhists are,like the European Jews,some how victioms.This cultivation of
    an identity of victim-hood has animated Sri Lankan politics– a position without any rational justification or empirical foundation.
    Just take one of the planks of the BBS platform:The Muslims,since they do not practice birth control, will soon outnumber the Sinhla Buddhist popuklation.Insofar as the Muslim population is so minuscale compared to the rest of the population this does not make any demographic sense.Only someone who cannot do simple calculations (
    and be
    only a master or mistess of invective and polemics)
    could have come up with this additional claim of Sinhal-Buddhist victiom-hood.
    If I remember right the same charge was made aginst the
    Catholics at one time.
    It is necessary for one social historian or asocial scientist to investigate this pathology ofunjustiable victim hood and selfpity.
    The European Jews at leat had solid empirical grounds for defining
    themselves as victims as a result of systematic persecution in Christian Europe for a thousand years or more.

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    this woman is just worried that the subtle undercover racist project she, malinda and others just got a monopoly on is now hijacked by some stupid thugs to expose the whole stinking pit their ideologies and apologetic arguments emerge from. maybe who knows gnanasara was inspired by the writings of one of them? she just wants both respect and superiority at the same time, which is not possible because their racism is a daylight warfare now and is seen with disgust by the whole world, so even if they finally manage to establish the sinhala buddhist superiority it will be a disgusting one and this women doesn’t want herself being identified with that in such a case. a simple yes/no question would bring the truth out of her: would you accept a sri lanka where all ethnicities are given equal status, all four religions equal status and all three languages be equal in status and this is guaranteed in writing through the constitution? that’s a check mate!

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      Freud would envy you. Wow.

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        the now famous kurugala??? Muslims have been visiting this place for decades. The reason for it to stir up is the governments greediness to take over private properties.. the archaelogy deprtment is not there to protect buddhist arcaehogy or religious archaelogy. They are responible to protect sri lankan archaelogy… This country belongs to the tribes(vedda) unfortunately vijaya chased kuveni off… Vijaya was a no.1 womanizer which was why he was banished from INDIA. So your a pretty good decendant of him i guess..

        Well if you think BBS is protecting buddhism get ready to be involved in polygamy as they asked to…or rather monogamy(strict sinhalses-buddhist culture practiced in the past…

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        you mentioned that need of the hour is ‘not tolerance love or compassion’ well i dnot know if you are a buddhist but thats against the teaching of LORD BUDDHA as a matter of fact every religion which makes you a athiest..

        And for you ‘calling out for people who can read and understand’ 93 % of sri lankans are able to that , so now that puts you of the equation of being a sri lankan… So the only reason for people like this to write is to get attention which they are unable to get. Get life andd write woth ground reality to the fans of BBS who have less IQ ( oohh problem they can,t read english)

        BBS is for sinhala BUddhist extremist… you are not a sinhses from you word dont seem a buddhist but may be working for NGO,s like world view whose promoting the BBS as a moderat org… :P

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        Freud? I wonder what he would make of your rants?

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      “would you accept a sri lanka where all ethnicities are given equal status, all four religions equal status and all three languages be equal in status and this is guaranteed in writing through the constitution? that’s a check mate!”

      Greetings from my planet where there is already a Sri Lanka where all ethnicities are given equal status. Different in your planet? This is how parallel worlds work. Small details differ. Is Princess Diana still alive in your world?

      In Sri Lanka of my planet all four religions do not yet have equal status. I have a friend though from a parallel world where there is a Sri Lanka in which all religions are given equal status. But he-she (that world is so advanced that gender is abolished) tells me that this happened only a thousand years after the Church of England lost the foremost place in England. Considering that the Lankan Buddhist Church is older by about a thousand years than the Church of England, this seems roughly acceptable to me.(that the older church with deeper roots into the collective psyche of the Nation should take longer to disentangle itself from the foremost place)

      Language…umm must look among my parallel world case histories when English and French and Spanish became equal in USA to set a benchmark on when the trend is likely to reach our world.

      It’s all like seasons you know, they follow a consistent pattern, it has to dawn, has to be timely. You can’t Caesar the season into being in isolated pockets of the world.

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        get back to writing novels your pretty good at it. fiction is not going to solve the ethnic problem in sri Lanka arresting AND penalizing the culprits behind the 1915-1956-1958-1972-1977-1983-2009 ethnic cleansing will… majority of the people who were not affected b the riots or state sponsored sabotage will not know it

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        you should stick with writing novels. Fiction cannot end the ethnical cnflict. Arresting and penalsing the perpratrators of the 1915,1956,1958,1977,1983 and 2009 ethnic cleansing will.

        People who were not taregeted or affected directly or indirectly will not know the ethnic cleansing taking place for decades, may it be stated sponsored or not… Chauvinistic individuals with vested intersts trying to potray extremist elements as freedom fighters is only a matter of time until one digs ones own grave….

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        unnecessary detailing of metaphors and overuse of it throughout the text. fail.

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        well done my girl, the ranks of the racists await you… come

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        did you say it on the internet? lol

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        if Sri Lanka had a hitler, this woman would be goebbel’s apprentice.

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    first of all my question was a yes/no one. anyway, it’s not wrong you took some extra space, but a yes/no at the end would have been helpful :D

    look how high this woman could jump when she could say ethnicities *are* guaranteed equal places by constitution. and she needs the west is war mongers and war criminals so it’s not wrong if we are the same too argument in three paragraphs to talk about religions and languages!

    my question was not about whether the constitution *already* provides equal status for all (races, religions, languages) in the planet you live. the question was:
    “Would you be able to get a good night’s sleep if that is the case?”

    you said Freud would envy me, but your yes/no answer (bluff) speaks for itself! there must have been a reason i called it a check mate, right? :P

    P.S.: do not misuse metaphors when you are not familiar with the field of their origins – people don’t mix up planets and parallel worlds, it doesn’t work like that. That way you sound more like dharmawardane (refering to his electricity tariff post :D )

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      You could stupid. If my planet Earth was different to your planet Earth, they would be two parallel worlds. They would also be two different planets located in two parallel universes. When I say my planet, your planet does not have to be Jupiter. It could be an alternate Earth.

      To give an example; You are actually from another planet, an alternate/parallel Earth where some woman has told you in this comment space that ‘ethnicities *are* guaranteed equal places by constitution’ and given you ‘the west is war mongers and war criminals so it’s not wrong if we are the same too argument’ in three paragraphs.

      In my planet Earth, the only woman who has replied to you on this space is ME. And my argument was bigger (bigger perhaps than you could summarize given the scope of your language). You should read some parallel world fiction. It would give you a better grasp of the concept and the reading would improve your writing skills.

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        …and the answer was?

        :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

        about your parallel world metaphor, congratulations on your understanding, yet it’s not fashionable to mix up planets and parallel worlds, coz they have historically been seperate ideas to be used as metaphors. just don’t go too overboard quoting something when you learn new ideas – shows your noobness when we see that in every paragraph. this is not a family guy show to see parallel world annoyance from the beginning to the end – read your comments once again if i sound wrong :D

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          Sometimes in life you come across people so uncouth, that dealing with them moves beyond annoying to almost delicious. You are one such ‘experience’. So deliciously uncouth and ignorant that …you become compelling. Your delusions of grandeur could definitely do with some chemical corrective measures. They have apparently gotten so great that you who have obviously never written and published anything to judge by your language, dare to lecture to me about what’s fashionable and not fashionable to do in metaphors.

          What would you know about metaphors, you who write malapropisms like ‘noobness’ and ‘family guy show’, ‘parallel world annoyance’ without the slightest self consciousness? Look up the word ‘malapropism’ it will be a very educative for you.

          And you with your garden variety, mediocre intellect go beyond ridiculous and become scintillating when you dare to stereotype me as someone who is just learning new ideas and taking my first baby steps in writing (just because i look gorgeous).

          Try not to be so in your face uncouth. Might be difficult but worth a try. As a first step

          Go to http://www.nation.lk/edition/columns/painted-goose-dharshanie-ratnawalli.html

          also for a longer article where I use the parallel worlds concept see http://ratnawalli.blogspot.com/2011/05/day-i-felt-acute-distaste-for-drdayan_01.html

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            …and the answer was?

            :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

            i’ll see if i get some time to respond to your rant, but i’ve got a huge backlog for the weekend already.

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              from your discomfort with the language that i use on internet forums, i think that you need to spend some more time on the internet interacting with people and learn their jargon which is more effective than the thesaurus that you pretend to be. the fashion that you seem to know is not one that suits this place. i wouldn’t have ‘lectured’ you if you didn’t start ‘lecturing’ people, like in your comment on May 6, and try to dodge my question and instead write essays in response to my P.S. (it’s funny to see that what i did is termed as lecturing in your dictionary or that’s how the lectures you receive in your real life are?). shows your ego is hurt, sorry.

              i do not write newspaper columns or blog posts and would never carry any of it as my magnum opus. if you want to read what i write, one of the preliminary requirements would be a graduate level understanding of topics in applied mathematics ranging from vector calculus to discrete mathematics, computer languages and predicate logic, in all of which, the message, the clarity and the logical flow of ideas are more important (in other words, the readability and the successful comprehension) than pretending to be an entertaining writer. (a wise man once told me that substance in the end pays back more than the pretentious presentation.) I will safely assume that you have no clue of any of the above and will further affirm my belief about my intellect because, being a Sri Lankan, i certainly outperformed you in my high school tests in order not to end up writing columns on newspapers aiming at a career to sing for somebody to earn my supper or to write fairy tales. for your entertainment i would give you a piece of writing from one of the genres i enjoy: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Principia_Mathematica_theorem_54-43.png

              in the meantime, i do enjoy art and respect artists. i consider myself a fan of a large number of popular authors and movie makers. i never found a single artist that i admire to have even a bit of arrogance that you do. the number is engough to be more than ‘few’, and certainly you are no match to a single one of them. I wish that’s the case even in the strangest of the universes, technicalities prevent it. i didn’t read your rant about dayan because i can already see, from how you respond to a simple question, what’s going to be there in your acute distaste. i had a peak earlier at a child’s tricks demanding dharmawardana’s undue attention. play your tricks to somebody else to get views for your blog. people will judge you from your comment full of parallel worlds.

              you lost the game, now go find a pen name. or shamelessly write another article to respond to a commenter while you could have done it in the comments section itself. that will also help you with one more line in the list of ‘publications’ (reader reviewed!) in your CV. sorry about the lengthy write-up. lets not meet again. wish you some enlightenment.

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              sorry i mean your comment on May 7 not May 6.

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              I am really sorry I blew up at you man.

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            beat around the bush, more –> that’s was real checkmate! :D

            guess it’s the end of her latin!

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            She who thinks she is brilliant in her writing fails in comprehending the main question by examiner, again and again. She must be sent back to school.

            True, for anyone with an iota of self respect or shame, this would be the end of their Latin.

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            siht ekil sleef ,si taht revetahw ,msirohpatem suolfrepus ruoy htiw tnemmoc ruoy gnidaeR. tnemmoc tenretni na ni msiporpalem tuoba klat uoy dnA?

            CT moderator, I am trying to explain the Darshanie Ratnawalli how painful her metaphorism feels like compared to the melapropisms she complains about, in the above message written in reverse. Please be kind enough to publish that line and edit out this message you. Thanks.

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          she thinks she could distract by charming us with her multiverse metaphor lol. is she even familiar with written conversation?

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        Since you seem to care too much about spelling, grammar and writing skills in comment spaces, I would like to offer you my service for once.

        “You could stupid.”
        In no universe that I know of, the above statement makes sense. I believe you have a habit of trying to type with the correct spelling and punctuation at the first instance, but I recommend that you read what you wrote before you publish. It is said that once uttered, the words cannot be recalled. The same goes for comments on Colombo Telegraph due to the technological practices adopted.

        If my planet Earth was different to your planet Earth, they would be two parallel worlds. They would also be two different planets located in two parallel universes.
        You are essentially stating the same idea in both sentences. The repetition is not found to serve a purpose.

        To give an example; You are actually from another planet, an alternate/parallel Earth where some woman has told you in this comment space that ‘ethnicities *are* guaranteed equal places by constitution’ and given you ‘the west is war mongers and war criminals so it’s not wrong if we are the same too argument’ in three paragraphs.
        Below is the edited version of the above:
        To give an example, you are actually from another planet, an alternate/ parallel Earth, where some woman has told you in this comment space that “ethnicities *are* guaranteed equal places by constitution” and given you “the west is war mongers and war criminals so it’s not wrong if we are the same too” argument in three paragraphs.

        In my planet Earth, the only woman who has replied to you on this space is ME.

        What was the need for the above statement to support your point?

        And my argument was bigger (bigger perhaps than you could summarize given the scope of your language).
        What you called your argument, in fact, is quite a longer one compared to a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, which was expected by the questioner, at least at the end of your response.

        You should read some parallel world fiction. It would give you a better grasp of the concept
        Would you be able to state some of those parallel world fictions which you would consider text books to understand the concept? Some others told me that the parallel world metaphor gained its popularity in the scientific community and subsequently in the internet forums because of its usage in an interpretation to quantum mechanics made by a popular figure in the last century.

        and the reading would improve your writing skills.
        I strongly recommend it to you. Read more. And practise revising what you wrote before you publish it. Because the purpose of communication is served only when the message is understood by the receiver. Spelling and punctuation serve that purpose, but omission of which is still accepted by a vast majority on the internet, if it did not result in ambiguities or impossibility in comprehension. Good luck. More practice, and you can one day become a good writer too.

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          Dear Montessori Teacher

          Resign immediately from your current post as a Montessori teacher. You are too anal to be in charge of the molding of young minds. You will damage by straight-jacketing them. Also, your wit, your flair for writing would be wasted (unless you write too in your spare time).

          Re ‘You could stupid’

          ‘You could stupid’ obviously is a response to the examiner’s pseudo-authoritative remark “people don’t mix up planets and parallel worlds, it doesn’t work like that.”
          You could mix up planets and parallel worlds because ‘planet’ and ‘world’ are interchangeable words. The parallel worlds concept simply enriches and extends the meaning of the colloquialism ‘which planet are you from?’. An alternative Earth would be a legitimate answer to that question. Narnia could also be a legitimate answer. A Lovecraftian hellish world could be another right answer. I brought in the latter two worlds to show you that the parallel worlds concept is not limited to, does not originate from and is in fact older than the many worlds interpretation in Quantum Physics.

          Re- services as a teacher

          Talking of English MT, I must correct your “In no universe that I know of, the above statement makes sense.” to “In no universe that I know of DOES the above statement make sense.” Be more careful in your self-appointed role as teacher.

          Re-repitition

          I also found this an odd remark for a Montessori teacher: “You are essentially stating the same idea in both sentences. The repetition is not found to serve a purpose”. A Montessori teacher who does not believe in repetition as a teaching/convincing tool? Have you never given your young charges repetitive exercises? They need to write words and letters repetitively. Have you been neglecting this? Never given the naughty kids lines? “I will not pull hair” twenty times??? What’s education coming to?

          Similarly for a person like the commenter ‘examiner’ who was not getting that ‘world’ and ‘planet’ can be used interchangeably, it was necessary to state the same idea in both sentences as ‘If my planet Earth was different to your planet Earth, they would be two parallel worlds. They would also be two different planets located in two parallel universes’

          Re your edited version of my sentence

          “To give an example; You are actually from another planet, an alternate/parallel Earth where some woman has told you in this comment space that ‘ethnicities *are* guaranteed equal places by constitution’ and given you ‘the west is war mongers and war criminals so it’s not wrong if we are the same too argument’ in three paragraphs.”.

          You have removed my semicolon and replaced my single quotation marks with doubles. Typical anal edit. Preferring semicolons for comas in certain places is a personal eccentricity. Same goes for preferring single quote marks to doubles. Remember what I said about straight-jacketing. All the great writers are characterized by personal spellings/grammar idiosyncrasies.

          Re the need

          “In my planet Earth, the only woman who has replied to you on this space is ME.”
          “What was the need for the above statement to support your point?”

          In my Your Earth versus my Earth explanation, that statement has its function. Why can’t you see that?

          Re giving a longer explanation than a simple yes or no.

          As an MT have you never had to field questions from kids that were incapable of simple yes/no answers? Very fishy. Kids usually ask these questions and teach their teachers in the process that some questions are bigger than yes/no answers.

          Re parallel world fiction

          Please start with Alice in Wonderland, progress to The Chronicles of Narnia (these are essential reading as your role as MT) and as an extracurricular activity read Lovecraft. A recurrent theme in his work are protagonists who by some chance occurrence become attuned to a parallel hellish universe/world existing just beneath the skin of this world and go insane as a result. Then if you are tired of all the reading, you could watch the Spellbinder TV series, (1995 well before the dawn of internet forums and which became very popular in SL too). The people who told you that “the parallel worlds metaphor gained its popularity in the scientific community and subsequently in the internet forums because of its usage in an interpretation to quantum mechanics made by a popular figure in the last century” could use some extra reading. Do direct them to
          1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_universe_(fiction).
          2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse
          3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths (A 1941 book where the author dabbled with the many ‘worlds/realities’ theme before the many worlds interpretation made its entry into Quantum Physics.

          Re- becoming a good writer

          I am already a brilliant writer. I quote from fan mail;
          “You on the other hand represent something else –your wit, humour,
          sarcasm and clarity of thought is “sooo” refreshing to see – your
          writing style makes your work so easy to read and enjoyable.. frankly
          Darshanie your one of the few writers in the English Language stream
          (Media) that can intelligently articulate, argue and surmise – really
          grabbing your reader with your insights.. no kidding!!! “

          Re- You

          It has been a pleasure to encounter your wit and intellect here. Do not be discouraged that it has not been a match for mine. So few are.
          .

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            Darshanie Ratnawalli,

            i thanks you for the clarification to the Montessori teacher, now i understands what is meant by “you could stupid”. :) write more and entertain me :D :D

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            Darshanie Ratnawalli,

            As I mentioned at the beginning of my comment, my service was exclusively meant for you. As is evident in this web page, I do not go on to teach everyone on how to write internet comments. Further, I do not go on to stright-jacket the kids either. I hope that you did not fail to see the sarcasm in my previous comment. Actually, it was you who first brought up the whole writing style and grammar issues with regard to an internet comment.

            As is pointed out by deke panthiye lamaya, I too can now understand the meaning of “you could stupid” with your help on the context. My point is that a little more focus on clarity in writing instead of pretending to be humourous, sarcastic and stylish could have saved days in the communication process. Your response about repitition only indicates to the readership that you are officially qualified to be inducted to a Montessori, for being educated. As for my corrections on punctuation, I included that in my service because you seem to be disturbed by examiner’s lack of such elements in her writing. It was my understanding that only you in this forum care about such things. Reading your writing, I am still of the opinion that you are not a ‘great writer’. Great writers may have their own style, but there is a long road ahead for you. Now your focus should be on clarity, the rest will follow on their own. When you say that I fail to see a statement in your writing having its function, then you should tell me what function is it that I fail to see, instead of asking me a Montessori kid’s question, “Why can’t you see it?”.

            So the examiner’s question is not a simple one for you? I beg to differ, because for a lot many others who are clear in their minds about what racism means and leads to, it is not.

            Thank you for giving me your bibliography where you learn your concepts from. Nice meeting a fellow Spellbinder fan. My favorite was season one. I will tell those who wrongly opinionated me about the current trends with regard to the usage of parallel world metaphor in everyday language and internet forums about your Wikipedia search to confirm that the origin of the idea dates far back, and about how brilliantly you described the last Wikipedia link by using a sentence copied from another Wikipedia entry. I see the same habit in some other writing of yours to do with Professor Dharmawardana.

            A few fans that visit your blogs, coming from the same camp as you, praising your blog posts and newspaper columns doesn’t make you a ‘brilliant writer already’. Please take a look at the reviews you received at Colombo Telegraph as well. I too read the great works of a lot of real writers as the Referee does, and I am also of the opinion that there are way too many, even from the contemporaries, that you cannot match.

            I finally thank you for the correction on my writings. It will definitely help me improve my skills. In the meantime, I hope that courtesy appears to you as an exemplary manner that I am trying to encourage you to try on.

            It is more likely that I’m not returning here as frequently as you do to check what you write in response. Please bear it in mind.

            Thank you.
            Your Montessori Teacher.

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              corrections:
              Your response about repitition only indicates to the readership that you are officially qualified to be inducted to a Montessori, to be educated.

              I would like add to the first paragaraph:
              You can also find yourself having initiated the trend of what you like to call “one-upmanship” in a comment you wrote here on May 7, 2013.

              and to the paragraph that ends with “even from the contemporaries, that you cannot match.”,
              Most of my favorite authors come with native English speaking backgrounds and none of them try too hard as you do in their writing.

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            this know it all says “You could mix up planets and parallel worlds because ‘planet’ and ‘world’ are interchangeable words.”

            i says, “planet and world being interchangeable is in your science text book when you study about astronomy in school or when you are reading le petit prince. in all parallel world fiction that i read and watch the word world is interchangeable with universe/ reality. you make too much confusion simply because you are a try-harder (melapropism? :D ) to sound stylish. actually it’s all about the emphasis on whether you are working with an interplanetary/intergalactic travel story or a parallel world story. go work on your clarity”

            i know you are too stubborn to accept corrections. but who cares what you like lol

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            a great writers who thinks who is characterized by personal spellings/grammar idiosyncrasies needs view-whoring on her very second tweet like “The first man to look upon my naked virgin breasts and compliment them was”?

            or was it a transition from being a commenting starlet to a brilliant writer?

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        “It is true we are racists. It is true we are religious fanatics. Yet, we are not the authors of racism and religious fanaticism in this country”
        Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera,
        Jathika Hela Urumaya

        “some woman has …given you ‘the west is war mongers and war criminals so it’s not wrong if we are the same too argument’ in three paragraphs.”
        Darshanie Ratnawalli,
        The Incognito Racist Syndicate

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    Hatred cannot be eradicated by hatred BUT by love alone.. Late.. J.R Jayawardana ! UN..

    Dharshanie.. stop thinking ur all that just coz ur throwing a few ” BIG” words..If ur the kind that don’t go with the flow BUT swim upstream, so be it… but make friends and not enemies…

    Life is short, make it sweet for thyself and others… after all it is just a forum.. just let ur guard down and wear a smile…

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    THIS woman has a edge for fiction. But then thats and art she has mastered. When people like her dilanthe withanage and malinda go and unleash these fiction and hatred of minorities relating them to incidents which do not even take place in parallel worlds, the ignorant monks and lay people tend to buy it. Just like they belive the politicos.
    Peole like this set the foundation for the BBS…
    Unfortunately none of them voiced themesleves during the war.
    In conclusion CT is not a platform for artist and fictionist…. Its for journalists and public representatives to voice their opinions which have been restricted by the chauvinstic government….
    Colombo Telegraph should stop publishing fiction

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    Ratnavalli, besides being a great writer, and “georgous”, too is also becomingly modest.
    Did someone mention Freud?

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    correction: Not all kids learn to walk in a few steps.

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    I just ran a word count on this author’s replies to examiner’s simple question, also stated a second time with clarification. She has thrown back 618 words approximately (the count excludes words found in the link addresses), spanning over more than an A4 page with 12 pt font size and 1.0 line spacing on Microsoft Word with typical margins, but not a single occurrence of a “yes” or “no”!! That’s quite a performance in dodging a tricky question, but she fails to notice that what goes on the internet stays on the internet, often times as a testimony to one’s stupidity and arrogance, and that not all the people that read internet comments are vulnerable to deception.

    After two days since examiner seems to have raised her question, I will take the author’s failure to give a straight forward “yes” or “no” answer, even as a conclusion to what the author might think her (the author’s) arguments are, as evidence to really being checkmated by examiner.

    The problem with this author is that she has a serious issue of egotism. The examiner has asked her a simple question. Looking at the foregoing conversation, it is evident that the author, although she has a good command of the language and a good GRE vocabulary, lacks in the skills to make sense and craft a logical flow in her writings and seriously makes a displeasing presentation by making superfluous usage of certain metaphors (the Sri Lankan equivalent of Middle America and the so called “parallel worlds concept”. She seems to have done some Wikipedia search to check her validity though. Good job! But I must appreciate that her Buddhist Church metaphor went very well in the article and it entertained the readers). This author needs more training in metaphors and sarcasm so that she could make herself less annoying to her readership. Maybe those classes are yet to come in her study program?

    Usages such as “noobness” are largely accepted in the internet forums as the Montessori teacher suggests. If the author has problems with such glossary, which are typically not found in her GRE prep materials, she is suggested to look up a more dynamic internet dictionary such as urbandictionary dot com. After all, comment spaces on the internet forums are not peer reviewed journals. What matters here is whether you got your idea across.

    The self praising part of this author’s response to the Montessori teacher very well suggests that she is in her infancy in creative writing. No any author that I know of “does refer” (correct?) to themselves as a brilliant writer. Instead, they are accepted unanimously by the readership to be brilliant and extraordinary! If one requires recognition, I believe that’s way to go and that’s what really works as well. Also, the works of those authors that I mentioned don’t get their readers bored so sooner as this one’s comments do. I’m making an evaluation of her comments because she initiated the ‘evaluating by comments’ trend in this place by starting to judge examiner by the style of her comments. I strongly disagree that such great authors that have entertained me with their great work of art such as JK Rowling, Dan Brown, Luis Lowry, Isaac Asimov, M. Night Shyamalan and even Bertrand Russell are far beyond the mediocrity of Darshanie Ratnawalli. That list is already beyond being ‘few’ as is suggested in her self praise, “So few are”! This intellectual arrogance doesn’t suit this author. If she thinks it’s fashionable to carry such arrogance in her communication with the readership, then she must first go to a university (even a tier-3 one) and get some decent research degree that would help her promote herself in an acceptable manner. Or else, she should publish in peer reviewed journals and throw at her critics the many positive citations made of her work in other credible literature. When you try to pretend to be more than the apprentice that you are in this game, it is very well recognized by the observers who might have seen many of your kind. It’s okay to be a child up to some age. Not all kids learn to walk in a few steps.

    Writing on your own blog and asking newspapers and websites to publish your columns do not amount to supporting towards your credibility or authority or acceptance. I see from your exchanges with Professor Chandre Dharawardane that you also need some training in professional practices in publishing. Also, you should understand that what you write on your personal blog and Nation (and now Colombo Telegraph) are not considered peer reviewed journal publications to boast about. I should congratulate you on having made some fans that would praise your writings, but you should also collect the negative reviews so that you can work on improving further.

    As for the arrogance and egotism which is not appropriate for the state of your intellectual maturity, which is very well expressed in this comment space, I suggest that you seek some professional assistance. Some change in priorities among working towards such noble characteristics as tolerance, compassion and love, and working hard on improving your functional IQ (which is also said to be a mismeasure of human intelligence) might be of help. There are chemical substances that, upon continuous intake, in the long run, could successfully make plastic changes in your neural pathways too. The experts know the best.

    Just going on a campaign to verbally assault at critics doesn’t answer their question.

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    These are times you can ask for publicity and certainly get it.
    But publicity comes with a price to pay.
    No popular commenters on CT care to attend to this article.
    It’s stupid for half-baked, pretentious intellectuals to go public in the internet era.
    This woman should learn from people like Malinda who don’t respond to most comments, although they read it all until the end, a fact that is evident from their rare responses to select few of the comments at the end avoiding the earlier ones. That way she could avoid further detailing her immaturity, both in writing and in internet etiquette. for me and a lot of other people living on the internet, none of ‘noobness’, ‘family guy show’ and ‘parallel world annoyance’ sound like a malapropism in an internet comment. This women should be sent on a tour of youtube comment sections.

    What an egomaniac is this woman!

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    guys racism sucks when taken over by hit and runs and their thugs. or by concentration camp guards. But it so cool when you hide behind a computer screen and go clandestine! This case was just an exception. I demand the syndicate excommunicate this rookie. A disgrace for the our noble cause. sarcasm intended.

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    This woman ( :D ) is just view-whoring ( :D ) like the reply girls of youtube :D . Just ignore her guys :D :D . if she had an access trend stats widget in her annoying blog, it would have told you what she gained from writing to :D Colombo Telegraph in the first place :D :D . She is making a big time investment to become an azzistant :D to the cheif editor at nation? These wannabe racist journos… lol

    Note:
    1. Melapropisms, if any, are all intentionally placed to annoy her :P rofl so is the use of internet slang.
    2. The simleys distributed throughout the above little paragraph are to help her appreciate the pain we have to go through with her displeasingly excessive usage of metaphors, which she considers to be great ‘concepts’ that she has mastered.

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    Darshanee Ratnawalli,

    What is racism?

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    racism is disgusting. whether it’s BBS racism or Ratnawalli racism.

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    wow, if i was a racist, i would get the same fame in the anti racist twitter circles?

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    congratulations on becoming popular all over the campus…. as a racist :(

    racism in the age of twitter?

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      This woman is popular on the internet now :D What magics can racism do!

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    guys, guys.. leave her alone.
    poor thing made a mistake. yes, racism stinks. but give her a second chance,, she will change for good.

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    wow funny tweets. so creative pseudonyms and email id’s lol.
    yes, racism has no place in SL!!! equality ftw!

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    Darshanie Ratnawalli,

    I can give you a hint: listen to a post-friday rebecca black interview, you will find your way of this tragedy!

    that was a joke :D

    just apologize, but wholeheartedly. racism doesn’t take us anywhere. supremacy is not gonna benefit our kids; generosity and the ability to apologize are. let tolerance, compassion and love take over your mind!

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    wise guy,

    I’m not dumbledore to give people second chances :P

    but yeah, the master said racists are also entitled to receive tolerance, compassion and love!

    have a nice day Darshanie!

    lots of love.

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    Ah! racism, the talk of the town!! :D

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    Ah! racism, the talk of the town!! :D

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      copycat, why don’t you find your own comment? are you making a mockery of Wilde? :D

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    racism is bad, absolutely.

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    Keep the comments coming gentlemen. They will have to be witty to tempt me to reply though. I am pressed for time and many other commitments including my regular column in The Nation claims my attention. There is not enough glory in publishing in comment spaces unless the comment is truly scintillating like the Montessori Teacher’s. Note the suavity with which he executes the one-upmanship and note the brilliant way in which I have countered. Also the note the brilliant way I have answered the famous check-mate question; by resisting the attempt to cramp my style by restricting my answer to a yes or no. Also note the style of ‘The Referee’. Not the same standard perhaps as The Montessori Teacher’s. The Referee (unwisely) lets a peeved and acrimonious tone to puncture his suavity. But still, I am going to reply to him. Because his brand of one-upmanship (while not measuring up to my ideal; the Montessori Teacher’s) still does retain some style. And I can’t resist style and wit. So gentlemen go ahead and tempt me. Try anyway.

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      Remember, you are a racist who could not youself say “i’m not racist”!

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      “Montessori Teacher”
      not all commenters check out what goes on under your rant. besides, being an proven racist you don’t deserve much attention. you think you replied to the montessori teacher, but failed to see that you have exposed more of your immaturity. grow up.

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      no wonder it’s not your end of latin. your second tweet on the very first day on twitter reads “The first man to look upon my naked virgin breasts and compliment them was”. you proved time and again to be a third rate attention-whore! disprove you are not an attention seeker. another checkmate for the shameless.

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      this is no literary circle. it’s a commenting space where people comment on socially relevant matters. not for putting up a writing style to counter your pretentious writing style that no one cares except for your mom. we have already seen in youtube how well malinda can articulate his ideas in a live interview. so stop singing praise about your own writing that you compose hiding behind a computer screen. we all know if you were able to write well originally you wouldn’t be promoting your own blogs and rant on newspaper columns. remember your stupidity stays recorded on the internet. consider not resurfacing for some time. you ashamed to spell out your answer “would you accept a sri lanka with equality for everyone in all forms?” with a ‘no’ and instead praise your monkey tail which is very apparent in this commenting space.

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        i meant if you were that excellent in originality you wouldn’t where you are now. what you are (professionally) right now is really pathetic (for the boasting that you do) however hard you try to console your own mind to stay happy about what you are.

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          correction – you wouldn’t be where you are

          your self praise doesn’t match your credentials.

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      Darshanie Ratnawalli,

      i present you here the transcript of the conversation that you had with examiner. http://pastebin.com/tag0Zh8k just in case you missed the flow – otherwise your post-defeat bluff woudn’t read that way. it will bear witness to your quality and undeniable racism, forever on the internet.

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      did somebody say

      “or shamelessly write another article to respond to a commenter while you could have done it in the comments section itself. that will also help you with one more line in the list of ‘publications’ (reader reviewed!) in your CV” ??? :?
      :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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        “…my regular column in The Nation claims my attention. There is not enough glory in publishing in comment spaces…”

        Excerpted from Ratnawalli’s rants on May 13, 2013.

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      guess she got some overnight consultancy from malinda on how to put up a sob looking face in comment responses. now we don’t see her arrogance jumping out. but she is still maintains the arrogance and racism.

      @Darshanie, sorry for judging, but you are the one started judging from comments in this place.

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        *put on

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      your source hole of halitosis is now zipped up by the ‘famous’ checkmate question. so go somewhere else. although you sound hurt, you are still disgusting in your racism.

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      “brilliant way I have answered the famous check-mate question”
      what an egomaniac! you never answered the question idiot. there was not a yes or no in all of your so called answers. there is only rant and yelling, monkey praising her own tail!

      did you try to say you are racist, in between the lines?

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      what goes around comes around
      you write racism, they call you racist
      you start with your one-upmanship, they treat you the same way back
      you sing your own praise, they point to your negativities
      just drop that racism and arrogance and go with the flow
      think about it

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      you didn’t answer the checkmate question. you were found to be trying too hard to dodge it. fail.

      knowing too many words in no way is an advantage if you fail to make sense in the first place. logic and organization of thought is more important. in the age of internet, your pretentious literature club vocabulary is just three clicks away on a typical web browser. for some, it’s a mouse hover. plus, people are not wasting time anymore on memorizing them because they are busy learning french and mandarin. did you just try to memorize, by repeating, ‘one-upmanship’? even if it’s not your first time, it’s just irritating that you don’t find an alternative word the second time – that’s too much of being a classroom centered bookworm. please don’t make another view-whoring attempt by running a search on your blog and pasting links here. your second twitter post speaks for itself. why not go on youtube and start a reply girl channel?

      you haven’t really countered the montessori teacher. or you are not grown up enough to miss the sarcasm in deke panthiye lamaya’s comment? whether the referee made her conclusion wisely or not is up to us to decide. your stupidy is spread all over this page to help us in doing that. or do you want an appeal on the judgement? :D

      good luck growing up.

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      lol yeah, this woman says the referee lets out her tone unwisely. but i did really took my time to go through this whole saga. this woman is a big time loser. the comment space speaks for itself. she deserve the treatment she received. just like, as examiner correctly put it, she doesn’t want to identify herself with a disgusting victory of racism, she doesn’t want to be known to have lost either. she tries to find excuses and distract us lol. if CT is a print media then we won’t see this type of rookies. she belongs at nation, but as some said earlier, for anyone with an iota of shame it would have meant the end of their latin.

      so yeah, it’s a red light!

      P.S. i can see from some of her comments that she doesn’t like being addressed ‘woman’ but she forgets that that’s how she introduces herself in the very first line in her article. no wonder she fails to realize who started one-upmanship (dafuq is that? lol) and began to lecture people and judge them from the comments and unleashed their arrogance and pride (of anything to consider an achievement? yeah fan emails lmao)!!

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      examiner vs. darshanie
      by Le Pokemon Trainer
      ———————-
      le wild darshanie appears.
      darshanie want to gain attention.
      darshanie write article.
      darshanie use one-upmanship in article
      go le Sujewa Ekanayake!
      le Sujewa Ekanayake use sense making. it’s not very effective. [on this type of pokemons]
      darshanie use lecture.
      le Sujewa Ekanayake use sense making.
      darshanie use sweep-under-the-carpet
      go examiner!
      examiner use checkmate question. it’s super effective.
      darshanie’s defense fell.
      darshanie use freud defense.
      go cincinati!
      cincinati use reflection.
      darshanie’s sleep disturbed.
      darshanie use bluff and superfluous metaphorism
      go examiner!
      examiner use clarification and a PS on metaphorism
      darshanie’s patiente fell.
      darshanie use lecture
      examiner use reminder and troll face. it’s super effective
      darshanie’s ego challenged
      darshanie use weeping and yelling
      examiner use reminder and yao ming face
      darshanie’s credibility fell
      examiner use victory declaration
      darshanie loses the challenge

      darshanie: “[sobface and less arrogant tone] i fought till the end. i managed to never accept defeat myself. i have to train hard. i will compensate for the loss at nation and come back.”

      examiner gains victory points.

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      Cool down guys, i attended her funeral in future. she went on with more racism but at some point her conscience woke up and she turned into a good person and died a good person. moral: don’t brand and discourage racists in their journey towards becoming good.

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      one-upmanship, my foot. go read your article, the footnotes and the comments you write, especially the way you started in responding to sujeewa. except for the last one; sounds like malinda helped you with it.

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      go write in nation with your view-whoring titles, [Edited out]

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        CT, why did you edit out my comment? i was not being abusive to anyone. neither did i use any foul language which i find a lot in the comments in CT. can you please briefly the reason of that edit out? thanks. i don’t want ratnawalli to think she is being abused by her readers. she states her opinion, we state ours.

        You know what you have written, we won’t repeat it here again -CT

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          CT should note that ratnawalli has no problem accepting that writing columns bring her glory [her comment on May 13, 2013
          3:09 pm] and that she really considers her columns as an added value to her CV [please see her comment on May 11, 2013
          10:02 am in response to examiner where she says “you who have obviously never written and published bla bla bla” and gives links to her blog posts. what was wrong in my comment? do you want me to stop reading CT because i argued with one your contributor, who is definitely not well received by the readership [please read all comments here except for Leela’s]?

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        i still demand the CT moderator for the reason why part of my comment was edited out. You edit my comment without giving a reason. This is wrong. Please don’t say “read our guidelines”. State which one of it i violated when everybody else not edited out was abiding by. I don’t want ratnawalli to think i was using offensive language.

        You know what you have written, we won’t repeat it here again. By the way our auditors found you are using lots of different names using the same IP and if you continue to do so we won’t be able to publish your comments in future. – CT

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          moderator, you are right. I use a tor bridge (https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html.en), the ip of which you might know, exclusively setup elsewhere as many others do to gain anonymity and uninterrupted access from SL. do you think it is wise in SL to access all different websites with your my ip exposed and without encryption, considering the fact that i am not a VIP in this country?
          how long you can you guarantee that my ip is confidential with you when i write comments that at times are not so pleasing to the authorities? Sunday Leader is already sold! At times when i get slower connection, I use different tor bridges too. Did your auditors not notice? I thought CT is too up to date with technology. i know for a fact, as many others do, that your system doesn’t care about email verification, even if you did it’s pointless. it’s quite popular on twitter how easy it is to comment here.
          as you published your comment, please publish my clarification too.

          Don’t use different names to comment under one article – CT

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            yes, i know the moderator can see my ip while approving comments on a wordpress server too.

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              what can i do? my browser deletes all cookies when i leave the private browsing session.

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            well, well wisher, pun intended is me. i found it as a nice name to match with others i find on twitter. i comment on other articles with some other name. actually i just commented on another a while ago with a different. if you want i can maintain one. but i choose, when my browser makes me do, to suit the situation (like leela’s alter ego :D )

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              problem is even if you already provide me with https connection, our ip’s are recorded in your system. how long we can say that you can stay untouchable being in exile? hence the problem. i access through someone that grants me access from abroad.

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            i see your intention in making this place a better one. but whether it’s technically feasible is the question. if i were to vandalize this place, i can keep on switching my bridges (it’s a single button click job on tor browser) and still comment, no? or even if didn’t use anonymity networks, i can still keep on changing my dynamically assigned ip. so what is the point? sounds more like professor dharmawardhana’s proof about the idea of tariff being a mathematical nonsense!

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            am i still guilty?

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              The Colombo Telegraph motto should read as: “In journalism, the truth is processed”. Falsehood is the prime facie in Journalism and Colombo Telegraph abets it.

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            lol CT, it’s kind of a proxy outside sri lanka. a lot of guys are hogging that right now :D campuses are connecting to it. some poor guy running the bridge :D :D it’s like the IP’s in sri lanka not really being fixed. it’s not who says that matters, what is said is what matters in the end, i guess. i remember once wikipedia wanted to blacklist university of peradeniya because some student vandalized the article on MR :D

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              some four years back. peradeniya had the same ip for hundreds of pcs!

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      lol ima start an uncyclopedia page about this woman

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      Darshanie Ratnawalli,

      You write a disgraceful erotica supposedly for pedophiles at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:rsIjMaZy0rcJ:ratnawalli.blogspot.com/2009/07/first-man-to-look-upon-my-naked-virgin_19.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=it&client=firefox-a from a first person perspective, but you also say that all what you write in your blog are from your imagination. now is this really one of the first ever themes that you imagined for a fiction to post in your blog? no wonder you say your blog enjoys some traffic. and you view-whore using your twitter with a title “The first man to look upon my naked virgin breasts and compliment them was”!! and you come here to preach the Buddhist Church on what to do! and teach us bout the threat from other religions and ethnicities which is real in your imagination? please note i gave a google cache link so that you won’t benefit by the clicks made from here :P

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        “All the entries in this blog are works of fiction and products of my imagination.” is under the title in your blog.

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          and you used a real doctor in that!

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          note, i have no problem with an academic or first person narrative discussion of a girl’s problems with breast development. but look at your view-whoring. sub-standard!

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        http://ratnawalli.blogspot.com/2009/07/first-man-to-look-upon-my-naked-virgin_19.html is autobiographical. “All the entries in this blog are works of fiction and products of my imagination” is just a clever line I have put. Nothing there is fiction.You find the story erotic? See, even my life is erotica deluxe. You too can have an interesting life like me. Only, do everything that you do with a clear focus. Do not get distracted by other people’s lives.

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          dafuq is so clever about that line? you just dismissed your disclaimer in a public internet forum. when you are you going to grow up to stop praising yoself? melapropism, internet slang all intended.

          practice more comprehension. pervert doesn’t care how your breasts developed in your real life. who cares about your personal life? you are the one that was worried about the professional achievements of a person that you had a couple of exchanges on an internet forum. pervert is asking if that’s how you began your view-whoring? you invited people to your blog. you boast about it as your greatest work of your lifetime.

          if the story you wrote was fiction then it definitely doesn’t serve any other purpose than being erotica. that’s the point i read. nobody was being distracted by your life that you wrote in such detail there. in my understanding it was an attempt to support the claim that you are just view-whoring.

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            “if the story you wrote was fiction then it definitely doesn’t serve any other purpose than being erotica” I mean you employed your perverted ways to attract readers, typical curiosity exploitation by marketers as was pointed out by a great view-whore alejandra gaitan, by starting about a weirdo situation that talks about nothing but a girl standing [self centered] and then giving a biography of her breasts and their relationship with the girl and her lewd relatives and neighbors and then brings the reader back to the room only to disappoint outright pedophiles of them, if that was fiction. tell me if that’s otherwise, in the case it’s fiction. if you want sympathy earn it the right way. if you want to educate or opinionate your readers, (i don’t think there was anything substantial in that story) make it clear.

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              *[self censored]

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              anything substantial in that story approximately half the world human population is females. that implies the number of female breasts is approx equal to the total adult human population. so they are everywhere. they walk among us :D :D it’s no rocket science you had to make an endeavor to educate the world about by using a story made with a lewd narration with a perverted title.

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          lol i see that you have given a direct link to your blog!! did you get some clicks? :D

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          From reading your public quoted private life, my opinion is that your life isn’t as interesting as you think it is. well below that of any average person. what you are experiencing, i.e. your highly inflated egoistic ideas about your writing and your life etc., is a common phenomenon found in ordinary internet trolls which is well explained in this thoughtfully crafted presentation by an unknown author seeking no credits: http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/what_28845c_421828.png

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            I bump everything third umpire said above.

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    guys please show some mercy on darshanie and the bandwidth :D

    some people don’t learn lesson even if they are proven wrong. she couldn’t say ‘no’. one can only show the truth.

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    by resisting the attempt to cramp my style by restricting my answer to a yes or no.
    wow, some racists need a ‘style’ to say what they are!!! just say that was a checkmate, big time.

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      guys, she apologized to examiner at May 13, 2013
      11:10 pm. Please drop it.

      we know you can’t change one’s mind about racism or superiority (of any form) overnight. let her take her own time.

      Darshanie,
      please try put yourself in the others shoes as well. what if you landed in a suppressed/ less previleged society in your next birth, no?

      Peace.

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    guys, she apologized to examiner at May 13, 2013
    11:10 pm. Please drop it.

    we know you can’t change one’s mind about racism or superiority (of any form) overnight. let her take her own time.

    Darshanie,
    please try put yourself in the others shoes as well. what if you landed in a suppressed/ less previleged society in your next birth, no?

    Peace.~~

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    Darshanie Ratnawalli,

    My respects for your apologies to examiner on May 13, 2013 11:10 pm. Suits an artist better. Please take some time to revise the position on the essence of what examiner asked you. It’s up to you as a person. But we have our right to respond when you are publishing your opinion.

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    The BBS my mother like ends up as the BBS I like. she was at the BBS headquarters yesterday, will see some praising this Sunday on the nation then… chauvinism at its best.

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      is that a factual information that you can back up with evidence? or figurative?

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        yeah. She was wearing a dress pretty similar to the one in the picture… she has many things in common with Gnanasra. One thing is drinking… 5 th rule down the drain.

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      maybe she is their new business process re-engineering consultant? but it’s not a crime for a journalist to visit bbs head quarters? esp. if you want to get the information from sources directly.

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        she not a journalist! She a writer (i.e. Creating her own fictitious events or twisting stories for own advantage) the nation is a good platform for that conidering people like mainda pulling the rajapaksa strings. Haha when you watch state media it shows sri lanka been more developed than US, but the educated people know the truth (unfortunately the minority in the country). You,ll come in handy when there is elecrion close by… And dont consider CT readers as the same as the Nation. People here cant be deceived easily, throwing a few hanky panky words doesn’t make you anyone. we know people who know the entire dictionary. and keep your ego for yourself…

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        i read the industrial engineers tweet. guess he says she was there either to beg bbs not to make her incognito racist project exposed by bringing awareness among people by making racism synonymous with uncivilized campaigns of verbal assault and thuggery or to really gather some info from dilantha to write the next rant because of the quality of her works under serious doubt now. she recently made a big flop quoting with professor dharmawardana, but she got the attention she wanted anyway, negative or positive lol

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      maybe she went to ask them for some support to their incognito mission by asking bbs to putting the acts of thuggery aside for a while so that the public forgets the disgust of racism?

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    I was entertained by today’s lot guys. (specially with the infor. that I was at the BBS HQ). But not tempted. Keep trying. Yet have to find time to reply to Referee.

    Meanwhile Dr. Michael Roberts’ has come out with a comment (on his site) that will help clarify this kiddish name calling “racist, racist, racist, racist”. [Back in 2009 when I too was just a comment starlet (starring only in the comment spaces of Indi.ca), I too used to read just the comments and respond without reading the article proper. So I do have some empathy with the latest lot who are apparently yet to read my article.]

    Check out Michael’s comment at his site http://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/the-bbs-that-my-mother-likes-is-an-emblem-for-the-sri-lankan-equivalent-of-middle-america/#comments. I quote the relevant part;

    “… While applauding Happy Heathen’s affirmation of every individual’s right to be an aetheist and his comprehension of the Ratnawalli article, his insistence on hundred per cent secularism is a questionable imposition of European Enlightenment philosophy on an Asian situation. In this enthusiasm he misses the import of one of Ratnawalli’s major contenitons. From her experiential reading of her mother’s way of seeing and being, Ratnawalli argues that the criticism of BBS in the ways pressed by Galkande Dhammananda thera, Sudharshan Seneviratne and those on Candlelit Vigils are not going to be effective among those segments of Sri Lanka she typifies as equivalent to Middle America (a major constituency that I will re-name “Middling Sinhala Buddhist Lanka” or ML in short).

    From a position outside Buddhism I was impressed by the power of Galkande Dhammananda thera’s message. But Ratnawalli has indicated that this type of discourse is part of bookish Buddhism – text-grounded, erudite and philosophical. This characteristic is shared by the criticisms presented by the others railing at BBS, including here the more qualified comments of Malinda Seneviratne. It is a form of Buddhism that SJ Tambiah called “the Pali Text Society” view of Buddhism (though himself, in my reading, pursuing a question in his Buddhism Betrayed that embodied this pitfall).

    While agreeing that the BBS programme is debased and dangerous (a sharp criticism on her part missed by some readers), Ratnawalli’s argument is that the Buddhism valued by the ML constituency in Sri Lanka is not of this Pali Text Society kind. Rather the attachment is emblematic in a deeply meaningful way. It is a feeling for the Sāsana linked to place and people, to heritage. Person YZ may visit Huniyam to invoke an assassination job on someone who has harmed him without seeing this as inconsistent with his/her being a Buddhist – because it is a righteous act of retribution in his/her thinking (read Obeyesekere on sorcery acts, in his 1975 article in Ethnology vol. 14, 1975). And the same (murderous) person YZ will side with those who step forth, like the BBS, to defend the honour of the Sāsana. Quoting segments of the Dhamma will not deter their loyalty to the Sāsana in situations where threats are IMAGINED and FELT. Neither, of course, will they be ‘converted’ by high-flown principles rooted in European philosophy.

    Ratnawalli has marked the importance of evolving intelligent strategies to win over the ML constituency. It is in this manner that one can displace BBS. One must seek to render them irrelevant. That will not be an easy task. But the first step is to recognise the type of audience and the type of Buddhism one is trying to win over. That constituency is not the Buddhism of the Book favoured by many elements of the literate educated urban middle class in Lanka – good souls no doubt, but not the strategic ‘majority’ in Lanka whom one must convert to one’s good cause: the restraining of the BBS.”

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      so you found an excuse to continue? :D but i find that in contrast to Dr. Michael Roberts’ claim, the majority of the people have read a comment that says you are worried that an undercover racism has been taken over by stupid thugs? BBS is not synonym for racism, it’s just an extreme version. what malinda writes is also racism. i thought you really reconsidered your position. but you want to respond to referee?

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        “But not tempted. Keep trying. Yet have to \\find time// to reply to Referee.”

        listening to that repeated too many times reminds me of your pathetic attempts to dodge examiner’s question.

        P.S. lol funny tweets btw!! i’m tempted, to contribute lol. OpRatnawalli thanks for the quick tips on html tags

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      some people never change? can’t help continuing OpRatnawalli

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      lol she apologized to examiner on the advise of someone for a damage control on her public image. perhaps instructions from the chief editor at nation? :D

      examiner would even care about a disposable user id being ‘blown up at’? i can already guess examiner’s email id :D

      hypocrite.

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      ” Montessori Teacher…note the brilliant way in which I have countered”
      “brilliant way I have answered the famous check-mate question”
      “kiddish name calling”

      ostrich burying its head in the sand.

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      “Back in 2009 when I too was just a comment starlet…I too used to read just the comments and respond without reading the article proper. So I do have some empathy with the latest lot who are apparently yet to read my article”
      and now you think you are a ‘brilliant’ writer? and the rest of us are the comment scarlets that you were four years back? no wonder people call you egomanic! and such a veteran internet commenter finds ‘noobness’ and ‘family guy show’, ‘parallel world annoyance’ as malapropisms on the internet! i can already see why it doesn’t take much brain to write that you write while it takes the eminence of someone like Prof. Laksiri Fernando and Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke to write what they write.

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      ever wondered why dr. michael roberts didn’t write his comment in CT? why don’t you stop with publishing in his blog if that’s the only type of response that you can accept?

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      #OpRatnawalli
      she thinks just because she started out as a comment writer on some internet forum, everybody writing comments here wants to become a column writer :D people have serious things to do. you are just another entertainer for my pastime reading. i wonder why CT inserts your column in the middle of serious thoughts of other people.

      btw, the way you did your internet commenting was wrong. to assume everybody does the same way shows how you grew up. your growth trajectory whatever it is, connecting your starting point (comment starlet) and the current level of maturity, evident in the web page, isn’t satisfactory by any standards.

      you are one really strange woman.

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        and take your time to prepare your response to referee and do a lot of obfuscation with your thesaurus. i have already got a ocr integrated dictionary that makes your hard earned skills look laughable.

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      did you guys notice she lowered the tone? damage control :D the Malinda technique. But Malinda practices care in his article too. Hope she will copy that too.

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      monkey praising her own tail all over again
      she can’t take negetaive criticism

      haha so funny i read the whole one-upmanship (lol what a vocabulary) rant of yours above and your comments and your weirdo blog article too. all of it stinks.

      so it’s all kiddish name calling “racist racist racist racist”, huh? btw, you did you answer examiner’s question to qualify to say that?

      so if you get better comments from michael then why you bother us?
      another positive review that she will quote later somewhere else! and call herself a ‘brilliant writer already’.

      i think the best summary of your article was given by examiner on May 9, 2013 6:58 am

      so you will continue with racism?

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        and i am sure everybody read that concise summary in addition to your article and comments.

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      Darshanie Ratnawalli,

      before i waste my time reading your so called ‘article’ (how degenerate terms can get now!),

      can you please tell me if you are a racist?

      because i spent a considerable time reading on racism to conclude how distasteful and disgraceful it is.

      please don’t tell me “are you a racist?” is not a yes/no question asked by montessori kids.

      Remarks: sarcasm and wit suiting a starlet level was injected into the comment, my pseudonym and this remark to induce some temptation in the great artist that you think you are now.

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