21 September, 2020

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Video: The Story Of The ‘White House Champion Of Change’ Dr. Sivalingam

Dr.Sivalingam Sivananthan, a distinquished old boy of Jaffna Hindu College (1968 -75) and currently professor of physics at the University of Illinois Chicago and founder of Sivananthan Laboratories in Bolingbrook, USA, has been named a White House Champion of Change, an honour that recognizes immigrant entrepreneurs. He was given this honor at a ceremony at the White House on May 29th 2013.

Sivananthan’s work with a semiconductor material, mercury cadmium telluride or MCT, is at the heart of night vision technology and made the raid that took down Osama Bin Laden on a moonless night possible. Developing “technology that protects our protectors” has given him the opportunity to give back to his adopted country, said Sivananthan.

The honor recognizes immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs—”the best and brightest from around the world who are helping create American jobs, grow the economy and make our nation competitive in the world,” the White House said in a press release.

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    Ben Hurling, Navin, Sumane, Leela, Jim Softy,……..and others,

    Why the hell these people have go to Sudha’s land then unleash their full potential?

    Why couldn’t they stay back in this island where people are treated very well irrespective of their race, religion, region, caste….under the benevolent clan rule?

    Look, Gota went to USA and returned just in time to serve his country.

    Though Fonseka could have settled comfortably in the USA but he stayed back and served his country honourably(?)and for the love of his country he also served custodial sentence for a period.

    Why cannot the Sinhala/Tamil diaspora return to the island, mother Lanka needs you!!!

    What is that stopping them from returning?

    Traitors.

    I am confused.

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      He has no hope in Sri Lanka and that is why he left the Country for better life, Do you want him to work in Paranthan Chemical factory , KKS Cement factory or Nilavarai aspectos Sheets factory ?, These are the most polluted factories couldn’t open in the south.
      Remember he is still helping 3 Universities in Sri Lanka. In case if he stayed in Sri Lanka then he would have been slaughtered with others in North. Now don’t get confused all the people you mentioning are owning foreign citizenship so they are not 100 % Sri Lankans. After the government goes bankruptcy they will catch the next flight.

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      They don’t return because you apply tar on these gems and hide in cells without windows. They start to shine the moment they cross the boarders. See what he said about care for life …

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      Good one, you mentioned those names are simply Sinhala budhist filthy racist. Just wait their response…

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        J.muthu

        Do you really believe this man is qualified to receive such honours?

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          No, Americans believe in accepting better cut-throats than mere card boards.

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        MOTTU;

        SINHELA Buddhists are not racists but sinhala and tamil politicos are.
        To survival they have this hook, and you are an another who give backing for the racists tamils.

        As a Sri lankan, I am very proud of this son of Mother Sri Lanka, Dr.Sivalingam Sivananthan for his achivemants.

        WELL DONE AND BE THE BEST OF THE BEST.

        THIS IS THE RESPONSE AND WISHES FROM A BUDDHIST SINHALESE.

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      Because, you are dumb.

      See how many indians are working at the capacity of CEOs and are running the companies, airlines. That is the bond that USA and India has.

      Why did those indians go to USA to unleash their potential ?

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        JimSofty

        “Why did those indians go to USA to unleash their potential ?”

        You ought to ask the Indians.

        We are not discussing Indian diaspora here, perhaps they go to USA where they find attached toilets, as the Sri Lankans believe and suggest 1.4 billion of them do not have access to sanitary facilities.

        Does the same reason applies to Sri Lankan as well?

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          The Indians = Slumdog Millionaires?

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          They are going because the Sinhalese are not using toilets they are shitting all over the place. They have simply out classed the Indians, you should know they are big bloody liars too.

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      Regarding Gota,
      He went to America after 1989 and we still counting the mass graves in the South.He returned in 2005 and he will leave soon to America and we will dig the mass graves in the North in 2015.

      You have forgotten Basil. He came back and become billionaire and escape soon.

      Prof. Hoole came to mother lanka to serve to Jaffna University but came to know that he has to serve under former Palestine trained Douglas Devananda.
      Prof. Raveendranath thought he can serve in the Eastern University but he didn’t knew that he had been given offered a free scholarship to …. by Honourable minister Karuna Amman.

      What a land to serve?

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      You are confused because youare a Veddha!

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      Look, this kind of thing is NOT done in a vacuum. You need a huge supporting infrastructure as well as a tradition of research. It took the USA one century to establish it, and japan started doing so in the early 1900s under the Empire where it became a copier of technology..

      Even Singapore is not yet a leader in science but a copier. Each country has to go through the phase of copying the technology and THEN becoming an innovator. China went into the technology-copying stage only under Den-Xio-Ping.

      In Colombo, we haven’t even started copying technology. if you want liquid helium, you can NOT get it. You cannot even run existing technology. If you want a small fuse for your spectroscope you have to order it from somewhere and wait. if you a chemical analysis, SO we must encourage these people to go abroad, become proficient and work in Sri lankan industries — that is, the private sector must invite them and engage them in projects. It is not really the government. The Last minster of science was busy with the constitution, and the new minister of science was busy with impeaching the Madam Chief Justice. The Ceylon Electricity Board has no long term plan and runs from one financial crisis to another, while the traditional-Left and the JVP and the UNP are agitating as usual on any matter what ever, and disrupting the smooth flow of the economy.

      Meanwhile we have a Kelaniya academic who preaches that science and technology are a Western conspiracy and is pure Patta-Pal-Boru (utter falsehoods).

      Give another 10 years and the private sector will be mature enough to get these scientists on board. But the TNA and the Singhala may have started another of their favourite past time of battling each other over tit bits of power and land. In the US it is the private sector which is driving this stuff.

      So to call these people “traitors” sound a bit like what you may have learned from the LTTE.

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      Native;

      “Why couldn’t they stay back in this island where people are treated very well irrespective of their race, religion, region, caste….under the benevolent clan rule?.”

      because the benevolent clan sand care about the Education, Children, Intellectuals, Freemadia .

      And they have selected and given the proper leaders in relevant ministries to lead all freethinkers to succeed as they like.

      take examples like Dr wermin, K u D U Duminda, Sudu Baduwa Desavinaske, Hival wangsa. and there are many.

      What about the School children killed at Trincomalee, Matale,Jaffna,Embilipitya,Muleithive, and Vauniya.

      Do we forget the University teachers and other academics who were abducted/ killed.

      Why do we want to worry, We have many Drs with Horns on their heads.

      I read somewhere that the Mihinda rajapassa also got a offered honnarary digree from a Rusian or chineese univercity.

      So we have many Drs, who are sitting on their brains.

      “Why cannot the Sinhalese/Tamil diaspora return to the island, mother Lanka needs you!!!
      “What is that stopping them from returning?”.

      Because Present governance love them very much.

      That LOVE stopping them from returning..

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        JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

        I got your point however I am not convinced.

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          At last you are getting some points. Keep trying the rest will come. Good luck.

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      Native veddha,they won’t come back because the sinhalese don’t want them back,brains and all.One million tamils have left and the sinhalese must be breathing a sigh of relief as every tamil gone lessens their paranoia about the minorities living in a what they claim as a sinhala buddhist land.The forthright Fonseka told it as it is publicly,when he said that the minorities are welcome to live as well behaved guests.He created an uproar but he was merely saying what many feel,but may not say in public because of political correctness.

      If you think this paranoia that minorities will change the culture,demographics,religious beliefs,behaviour etc is only a sinhalese mindset you are mistaken.It is everywhere all over the world where majorities suffer from such paranoia about minorities.They welcome assimilation,but when that does not happen become fearfull.

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    Wow! I think all those who are doubtful about immigrants should watch this. Note what he said about how care for life and recognition for who you are, not for your skin color or family backgrounds, lead to a sense of belongingness as a citizen. America, never lose this rare quality. I say this by experience in living in the US. Sri Lankans, if you are sober enough to note that, solutions to all your issues with ethnic minorities are there in that statement.

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      Thrishantha

      Many in this forum and elsewhere wrote that Tamils just left their homes to go abroad to the West and other countries to:

      Clean toilets

      Indulge in credit card fraud

      live off the generous state benefits by deceit

      do other jobs that fellow self respecting Sinhala/Buddhist Sri Lankans wouldn’t do even in their wildest dreams.

      Now CT publishes the story of this man Dr. Sivalingam the ‘White House Champion Of Change’ which I suspect the LTTE rump or the Tamil diaspora might be behind the whole episode. How much did they pay for the honour?

      It is an insult to Sri Lanka as the Sri Lankan look down on USA. If the doctor is that clever why hasn’t China bestow any honour on him.

      Is he another good for nothing fellow who managed to catch the white House eyes?

      Now I am extremely confused.

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        The American Factory ‘China’ got GOTABAGE on behalf of the USA.

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        To Vedda

        Your comments live up to your name!!!

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        I’m reading your comments betweenthe lines. You are just pinching.Confused…. no no you are diging the shi…..

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      Not true. It has taken more than a century of battling for the US to get there, from the time of Abe Lincoln to Martin Luther King etc. Even now skin colour and race matters very much.

      The vast majority of the prison population is Blacks and Hispanics. There are some 20% hispanics in the US, but look how few of them are in strong positions. The same is true of Blacks. Look at the statistics.
      Actually the statistics for minorities in Sri Lanka are much better than for the US.
      The same goes for health care and the protective social net. if you are a poor black or a poor Hispanic in the US, you are done for. But if you are a celebrety, you get away with anything An O. J. Simpson can sail thhrough the court system in the US, but the vast majority of young blacks get pulled over for the slightest traffic infraction or by-law behaviour and get jailed. The same is true for canadian and American aboriginals. Canada even has separate hospitals for the Aboriginals as they don’t want to mix white patients with the `red skins’ who have 50% incidence of Tuberculosis.

      If you merely spend a couple of years at Harvard or Stanford as a foreign student you don’t see or understand America.

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    TGTE and its PM Rudrakumaran too in USA. Is he a GEM or a GERM?

    America needs more people to develop but SL dont need people because SL people or their elected governemnts has no idea of Science or population growth! They are also concerned about the coming election.

    Now Mavai Senathi Raja who is the secy of the ITAK ask the voting rights to the Tamil refugees in India but this fellow or his MPs never visited any such refugee camps in the last 30 years.

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      M.Sivananthan

      Is Dr. Sivalingam a LTTE rump or Diaspora die heart?

      You have considerable amount of respect and hope for Sri Lankan state its rulers and their cronies.

      Could you not recommend ask your favourite Tamil Minister Devananda to appoint him as the Vice Chancellor of Jaffna University if Dr. Sivalingam is indeed a gem or the Minister of Science.

      Do you think he is not qualified for the above jobs?

      Though Dr. Sivalingam is not as qualified as Dr Mervyn Silva, as the LTTE propaganda Video clip above shows he has something in him that makes him tick or at least he is saying the right things in public.

      After reading your comment I am more and more confused.

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        The Sivanatham is the Loola pandithaya in a hollow acting in place of the Octapussys.

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          Shrimpenella

          I suspect M.Sivananthan is a secret admirer of VP.

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        I think you are a fool and know nothing about appointing VC in any university! First learn it!

        Douglas Devananda is an elected leader and not a bunker rat like Prabhakaran who was your “Thesiya Thalaivar” for decades! If Prabhakaran and his donkeys alive, they could ask their “suicide” bombers to kill Sivalingam for helping to finish OSAMA.

        Dr.Neelan, Dr.Rajani Tiranagama and many “educated” Tamils were killed by your beloved LTTE. Luckily Sivalingam not joined the list!

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          M.Sivananthan

          “I think you are a fool and know nothing about appointing VC in any university! First learn it!”

          Yes I hate to agree that I know nothing about appointing executives to various state institution. Nor do I know how sackings take place.

          Would you like to educate me on the recruitment policies of state institutions?

          I would be much obliged.

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            Hay don’t say that he is a fool. Look at his initial M for Mokan? You are asking too much from this M . You must realize that all the people don’t have this ability. Ask about Toilet cleaning he will tell. He does this job for the Sri Lankan Diplomats Ministers even Doglas etc. A master of that?. Fellow is trying to make his money by criticizing the LTTE as another job. But the Sinhalese have worked him out and not paying anymore. He thinks the Sinhalese can be fooled so easily. Give him more toilets that will keep him happy. NOwadays nobody pays for anti LTTE slogans that were scripted by GOSL long ago and has gone outdated. Further there is no need for that now. If you need money you have to work for it – .

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              Lanka liar

              It stinks

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              First come with your own name if you have a father. Then we will talk about your initials.

              Further your Eelam is now in the toilets. that is why many Jaffna tamils searching the toilets!

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          They didn’t touch any uneducated and uncultured lots. that is why you are alive. Thank your stupidity. But still keep those forged certificates.

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            hahaha.. Your Prabhakaran became a ‘THESIYA THALAIVAR” (or a Thesikkaay Thalaivar) after a few murders and smugglings. Specially with his grade 7.

            Microsoft never accept forged certificates but LTTE accepted Kuthirai Gajenthiran with his “certificates” to become an MP. You know what is “kuthirai”!

            How was your political commissar Thamil selvan? a grade two saloon sweeper boy?

            Anton Stanislaus became Anton balasingam and later became Dr.Anton Balasingam without getting any PhD!

            Frauds and smuggling are your liberation. Are you a “dollar collector’ of LTTE?

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              They all have grades. But do you have any grade. Only Toilet Grade. When they spoke and wrote we knew what they have and what they didnt. From your actions we know who you are. That is why people have discarded you. Try to get a degree from Doglas. He is giving it out it seems.
              It is time you worry about you not about Dr Anton and others they have gone and you are trying to make a quid out of the old script. You cant run a Bankrupt Bossiness.
              Microsoft do you know what it is ? Not Toilet Tissues ok.

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    I am afraid about his safery because some Ayatollahs will pass death sentence on him!

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      The BBSaytollahs?

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      Dont be afraid. He can look after himself. He is educated works for US. Not a stooge for GOSL

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    Commendable achievement by Dr. S Sivananthan, who has brought honour to the College,to the community and the country. In which country other than SL is intellectuality at a discount? Recently it was reported that in the US 40% of achievers were of immigrant extraction with a major component being from Asia.

    Nearly fifty years ago Lee Kwan Yew put his arm round the contractor inviting him to cut the first sod for the first high rise in Singapore. A contractor was valuable commodity at that time. What happened to Walkers and Colombo Commercial in SL? Where is Larsen & Turbro in India? The largest in India and among the largest in the world.

    What calibre do we see where Sir Kanthiah Vaithiyanathan, Sir Arthur Ranasinghe and Shirley Amerasinghe sat? If selections are judiciously made with the educational system built from where it was abandoned in 1960?

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    An elaboration – Sir KV as Permanent Secretary Defence, Sir AR as Ambassador to Italy and SA as Ambassador to US.

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      …and Sengottuvan ambassador to Vaiko.

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      Forgotten KP Karuna Pilaiyan MS grate Ambassadors. MS AMASSODOR’S cleaner.

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    Food for thought, why people cannot achieve anything in the ‘Wonder of Asia’, while those who migrate abroad are able to shine in their foster countries. The same genes and and dna are languishing in the backwoods of colombo, galle, matara, battiacaloa, trincomalee and jaffna. What is missing is the meritocracy and enabling environment that brings out the talent in young people.

    We are still governed by the rules of racism and discrimination. Students are being teargasssed and hammered on the streets for daring to speak for their rights. Vice Chancellors are being appointed on political preferences. No wonder people are trying to escape in boats.

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      Because you dont need to spend your emotional energy on needless things as in Asia and your deep driven ambitions take automatic top priority there. I had personally experienced this when I was in US. Life becomes more focussed on what we need than what we forced to think.

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      Foster father becomes of the kindred one until the Champion Tramp realize of the vitricophobia, but he just hornswoggle of his glories.

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        Trampion

        Amen.

        Peace be upon him.

        Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

        Lets have a pirith ceremony.

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    I am proud of the achievement of Dr Sivalingam. I hope he will arrange a flight to Jaffna via Colombo and show his appreciation to his Alma mater.

    The traditional schools in Jaffna such as Jaffna Hindu Ladies, Vembadi and Chundikuli are still in pristine condition. Today the old girls of Chundikuli are having a concert by the Colombo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ladies College, Colombo, as a fund raiser for the building fund of Chundikuli. These schools are far better than any girls school anywhere else in the world, for the education of teenage girls. There are new apartment complexes coming up in Jaffna to provide accommodation for those who prefer to live in Sri Lanka, at least during the winter.

    I was in Passekudah which is dotted with new hotels and full of Sri Lankans enjoying perhaps the best beach in Sri Lanka. Batticoloa is also a well developed town with well paved roads, the new kallady bridge and the restored fort. There are low cost flights to Batticoloa. There are also new hotels and apartment complexes in Batticoloa.

    The Tamil Diaspora should visit these beautiful places, support their old schools and contribute to the peace & development of their places of origin. Every Action has an Equal & Opposite Reaction. Avoid confrontational politics in Sri Lanka.

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      Those beach Hotels I wonder who owns them? It is the R and HIS stooges.
      They all should be NATIONALIZED

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        Defenitely, Including R and HIS stooges.

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      hyah!!!!,
      arrange a big wedding with a fat dowry, and I see even the word “community” mentioned (we know what that means). In jaffna there are those who ‘work in the Navy” (Karivar), and those who “work in the airforce” (go UP on trees to tap toddy).
      Get him married, then he will come back and become a good Pakka Sahib. Very often People put these videos and get their names into newspapers because that is a good way of getting rich mates. Three four years ago the Inst. of Fundamental Studies organized a workshop on CdTe and other nanostrutures and invited the leading ex-pat scientists as well as other scientists. But there was not a hum in the news as they were not looking for connecting up ?

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      Yes Tamil diaspora could also see the vandalised four hindu temples and statues in Batticaloa, and previously the broken statue of Swami Vipulanada and of Gandhi. This is the country which protects the humanrights and freedom of worship.

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        Giri

        Why should this Sinhala/Buddhist country protect aliens, alien cultures and alien religion?

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          Androidism is about to come in Hindism Episode 2.

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          Who are the aliens?Please do not rewrite history as to your wimp and fancy! Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burgers are the aliens!
          The natives of Ceylon were the Veddas called Nargas and Yakkas. Until 2000 years ago the first Kallath Thoni Vijaya was expelled with his 600 friends from Bengal by his father.
          Vijaya a Bengali came to ceylon got married to Kuveni a Veddah by her self, and all his 600 Bengal friends got married to Vedas. Decendants are the Sinhalese. Later Vijaya got married to the Tamil princess from Pandyan Kingdom along with his 600 Bengal friends who got married to Tamils from the Pandyan kingdom. Buddhism is also from Buddhagaya and for your information that is in India

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            So, do you imply that Bangabandu Sinhalese and Pondyans are blood brothers within the stepmom affinity. Hmmm.. I’m bit confused of the claim that Sinhalese play that they are true Aryans through the Gujarati-Malay’olam agent of Jaffna.

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        Much worthy of blessings in return praying for the Demi gods Happy Vipula and Bappu Gandi.

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    Truth

    “Avoid confrontational politics in Sri Lanka.”

    It took me sometime to understand your advice.

    Sell your soul and throw away your principles.

    Its a good idea, only an idea.

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    congratulations.!!!!!!! You make me so pround. Vaazhthukkal

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      oopla

      Has Dr. Sivalingam repaid the costs of free education that he was happy to receive from his native country?

      Is he grateful to the Sinhala/Buddhists state which made his success possible?

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        If you repay the Tax that he paid and his people paid and the contributions that he and his people made for that country. He will have lots left

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    Tamil of ‘Sri Lankan’ origin deputy prime minister of Singapore
    http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/641

    Rathika Sitsabeison
    Canadian Tamil of ‘Sri Lankan’ origin Canadian MP
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathika_Sitsabaiesan

    Indira Samarasekara (president of Alberta University Tamil of Sri Lankan origin married to Sinhala person in Canada
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indira_Samarasekera

    There are many eminent Sinhalese too abroad. Shame.. we could not havent their talents here.
    Many Indians who made a mark in their respective fields abroad are now returing back full time and others on a regular basis to contribute and work in their fields in India. The PIO – Person of Indian origin card, which lets persons of Indian to work, study, invest in their Motherland and making positive practical encouragements to do so. But we are now not even sure Sri Lanka will let us have dual nationality to be able to contribute ..

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      Three Nobel prize winners all in science. They simply excel.

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        Some show their Power Point too.

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    Oh man what is holding in his hands, a spindle of a loom or something?

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    He was honoured not just because he found something useful, he was honoured because it was used to kill Osama bin Laden and Obama wants to remind us of ‘his’ achivement by honouring the scientist.

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    THREE HEARTY CHEERS FOR SRI LANKAN SCIENTIST DR.SIVALINGAM. Iam proud to be a Sri Lankan today to learn that the highest American award has gone to a Sri Lankan.As Dr Thrishantha has pointed out the best of Sri Lankan students come out in foreign Universities be it Tamil or Sinhala.The resons are many. 1.Academic quality in Sl Universities is low,2.No funding for advance research.3.Undercutting and jealousy a national trait not only in Universities but in the entire society.3.Political meddling etc.The comments in this column shows the low mentality and racism among some who write as native vedda etc.VEDDAS they are uncivilised in their thoughts.May more and more Sri Lankans emulate Dr.Sivalingam because he has brought pride to a NATION battered by the international community.

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      The immense knowledge of Native Veddah is no match in you. Try for a duel in the combat of thought with him, his civility will KO you in the first round.

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        Creative Banda

        “Try for a duel in the combat of thought with him, his civility will KO you in the first round.”

        I don’t carry any tools with me such as the one’s you see in show Veddah photographs published in National Geographic Magazines.

        My elders believe I am not mature enough to bear arms (Bow, Arrow, Axe…) and they tell me that it is not my constitutional right either, therefore I am unarmed.

        You are rest assured I am not in competition to prove my abilities as you know I am bit thick.

        All I want to know is what makes racists, stupids, rednecks, jingoist, ……….tick.

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          So tick the jingling Su Mendis a bit thick.

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    Oopla,

    The link to the on-line Sri Lankan Visa is:
    http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/fees.jsp

    The procedure to get a visa for three to 6 months to Sri Lanka is given in this link. You can also apply directly on-line or through the embassy.
    http://www.migrationlanka.com/tourist_visa.htm

    The status of the dual citizenship scheme is given here. There will be screening to prevent the entry of people with links to LTTE
    http://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=231%3Adual-citizenship&catid=1%3Alatest-news

    There is a need for people who have not recently visited Sri Lanka to visit the Country, meet their friends and relations and see for themselves the current conditions in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, without being misled by propaganda.

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      will your bosses allow them to return alive, if they find out that TRAITOR board fit to hang ON THEM or find some dollers in their pokets.

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    Thanks for the sensible comment Sunil Mendis. The racial slogans by some of the readers will divide the country more and more. I guess, most of the Sri Lankans don’t understand, what the freedom is? Please read the constitution and amendments of US to understand the meaning of freedom? Please understand what’s freedom of speech? What’s freedom of expression? What’s freedom of religion? Americans really enjoy the constitutional freedom. A minority has become the president USA? Is this possible anytime in SL?

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    Dear Professor,

    I am so proud of you and your achievement as well as your humbleness. My son watch your video and you inspired him. Proud to be a Sri Lankan.

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    Congratulations Dr Siva, you brought pride to Sri Lanka where you born.
    If possible try contribute your knowledge towards development in Sri Lanka.
    I agree with Sunila Mendis, No proper system in Sri Lanka for funding or assisting for advancement, politics and jealousy under cutting (dragging from legs) I dont think this culture will change for another 100 years in my country unfortunately.
    Personally I am so disappointed with my community, political culture, jealousy, hatred, dis-unity etc when compared with those well developed countries.
    Though we have a world’s finest religion to love each other and help each other, treat all equal etc, we are always go against our basic teachings of dhamma, I think its a problem of our blood. Here we go.

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    while appreciating Mr Sivalingam efforts and his recognition but he had failed to acknowledge free education he received in Sri Lanka perhaps I suspect even his PHD was sponsored by Sri Lankan Government.
    we shouldn’t encourage this type of characters back in Sri Lanka and awarding them dual citizenship and they could do more harm to the country he had born.

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      Nothing is free anywhere. Prof Siva’s parents, your parents and my elders pay the cost of the education in SL. So their is no liability their other your gratitude to your elders.
      SL government has naver sponsored PhD for anybody, perhaps a few who are sons of SL royal families.
      If you stay in the civilized country which assist you to do higher studies, there is a fair chance that whole world including SL will get benefitted by the work/service you do
      Anura

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    Too many rascist fools here showing the reason why educated people will never set foot in this island once they leave. I swear this country will never move forward due to the narrow mindsets of our people who live 30 years backwards including half these idiots in this thread . it shows in the schools, companies and the religions. God bless Sri lanka and Proff.Sivalingam carry on the good work and find a cure for this island madness

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    Dr Sivalingam don’t forget Sri Lanka we nede persons as a you for develop the our mother country Sri Lanka.

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      fernando

      “Dr Sivalingam don’t forget Sri Lanka we nede persons as a you for develop the our mother country Sri Lanka.”

      We don’t need Dr Sivalingam here we got plenty of them, like the brilliant Dr Mervyn Silva, Dr Dayan, ……Lawyers Namal….

      MR’s clan and his Sinhala/Buddhists can develop the country without the so called Tamil brains.

      One Basil is equivalent to 3 million Tamils, he has an exceptional ability to make profits even before a project is being launched.

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        Brilliantly castigated.

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        Native Vedda,

        Yes you hit the nail. When the ruling Maharaja’s Economic Development Advisers are the Astrologers and Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinists whose advises are based on Plenatery settings and guided by the auspicious times.

        What else our country achieved after Independence other than by placing these absolute Sinhala Buddhist Racist Thugs into Sri Lanka’s parliament is anybody’s guess.

        The absolute uneducated Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinist Monkeys ruined our country and still ruining it to the absolute brim.

        The reason is they are been appointed to the parliament by another bunch of (80%) eighty percent of Uneducated, unciviliased, economically and policically deprived bunch of Sinhala Buddhist Vedda like citizens who could be duped and get their vote by giving a packet of Rice or half a Dollar or a half bottle Arrack.

        This is the true state of Sri Lanka Today.

        Infact the ruling Government do not like Intellectuals to either run our country or establish their business in Sri Lanka fearing their existance will the threat to the ruling Government.

        Therefore the rulers are happy they leave the country as long as rulers power is establish and run the country whichever they want.

        This is the true state of our country today. Ruled and Governed by absolute thugs based on Planets and auspicious times.

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    A lecturer is made Vice Chanceller which post was denied to a senior professor who obtained more votes than the former at the senate, of the University of Colombo.
    The reason is because his wife the former VC awarded honorary degrees -which no other university offered – to the president and his brother.

    This sort of selection does not happen in USA.

    This may be why scholars like Dr. Sivaligam go to USA to develop their talents and are recognised for same.
    Most brilliant brains of sri lanka are abroad where they flourish,and are recognised and rewarded.
    A sri lankan was elected President of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United Kingdom,and was also knighted by the Queen.

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      For the information of those who think the grass is much greener in the west, here is a comparison.

      For the thousands of students with a good degree or equivalent and a command of English, obtained with the help of our free education system, seeking greener pastures abroad is a good option. If the parents of Dr. Sivaligam went to USA when he was a toddler without a good job, he would not have achieved the heights he has achieved.

      Sri Lanka vs USA

      Healthcare

      In Sri Lanka we have provided free health care for all who need, practically from the time of gaining independence. In USA, the biggest economy in the World, 7% of children under 18, 21.3% in the 18 to 64 age group and 18.2% of the population over 64 years do not have healthcare.

      GDP Growth

      The GDP of Northern Province was 22% in 2011 & 27% in 2012. Over 90% of the loans taken by the government were invested in improving the infrastructure in the Northern Province. GDP Growth in Sri Lanka was 8.0% in 2010 & 8.3% in 2011. In USA it was 3.0% in 2010 and 1.7% in 2011. What is worse is that in USA the Per capita income adjusted for inflation has been declining for about twenty years for people living below the median income level.

      Tertiary Education

      Sri Lanka provides free tertiary level education. Doctors, Engineers and Graduates with Science degrees are getting opportunities to advance their careers, anywhere in the world. The numbers are given here.

      http://www.ugc.ac.lk/downloads/admissions/local_students/Admission%20to%20Undergraduate%20Courses%20of%20the%20Universities%20in%20Sri%20Lanka%202011_2012.pdf

      In USA the students pass out highly indebted and find that a high percentage cannot find jobs.

      Prisoners.

      In USA the incarceration rate for Black-Americans is so high that young black men without a high school diploma are more likely to go to jail than to find a job, thereby causing the breakup of families and instilling further poverty upon them. Ref. http://rt.com/usa/incarceration-african-black-prison-606/

      With over 2.2 million people in prison in USA, the average incarceration rate is 500 per 100,000 residents. For American Blacks it is 3074 per 100,000 population. 37.2% of the Black Men with less than High School are in Prison. In Sri Lanka the total prison population is 21,216.

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        Hay truth,

        Don’t talk bullshit brother. All your comments are pure bogus and lies.

        USA offers free education from kinder garden upto High school. Also give full scholarships for Universities and Colleges if you did well in Academic and Sports in High Schools. Also Minorities are given special previliges in Universities and Colleges on Merit basis.Please do your own Research.

        Also in USA they Give free school Breakfast and Lunch to Children of Low income Parents with free food stamps, free health care and schoold books etc.

        Also don’t think that all the Sri Lankan school children go to Government schools, as there are many children go to Private schools and most of the children who go abroad are from these Private school educated children.

        Heathecare in USA. Again please don’t give bogus statistics.
        In USA not a single Patient is deprived of Healthcare unlike Sri Lanka. All the Private and Public Hospitals are bound by law to treat every patient who is admitted to Emergency irrespective they have Health Insurrance or not. All your Statistic figurs are bogus and lies.

        The real GDP in North is around 5% to 7% and not 22% as you mentioned. 22% GDP is in the Government Ministers and in the Economic Development Ministers Pocket and not in the Nothern people. it is only through their hard work that they sustain this 5% GDP and not due to any Govt. incentives. Putting up Roads and Bridges and building Army camps does not contribute to GDP. That’s why meny youth in North trying to run away to other countries due to lack of work and jobs. Again Please don’t give bogus figures and lies.

        Sri Lanka’s Education, the Health care system and the economic Development is the most corrupt, most politicised, most pilferred and most negligent and bureaucratic in the whole world.Read daily news everyday. Listen to what the Minister of health say about Sri Lanka’s corrupt healthcare.
        http://www.newsfirst.lk/english/node/20383

        What can you expect when the whole country, it’s economy and it’s budget, it’s Parliament, it’s Judiciary, it’s police and security is in the hand of FOUR BROTHERS. WHAT ELSE COULD YOU EXPECT.
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/infographic-rajapaksa-family-and-nepotism/

        Sri Lanka Tertiary education is Bankrupt where Students daily Protest in streets with sathya grahas and out of schools and many are kicked out of schools and many are languishing in Jails. Nowhere in the world students are suppressed for asking their rights in Sri Lanka. What could you expect From Graduates in Sri Lanka where 70% are under employed and many drive three wheels or go to ME and Labour to sustain life. Please don’t give rosy bulshit lies to CT readers.

        Look at today’s daily newspapers about the state of Sri Lanka’s universities. Read the following webs.

        http://oneislandtwonations.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/death-fast-by-sabaragamuwa-students-two-admitted-to-hospital
        http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=80522

        Yes in USA they have a better justice system than Sri Lanka. They won’t kill prisoners or kill when under police custody. That’s why they have mant prison population, and the prisoners are well taken care of unlike Sri Lanka. Their Daily Prison Menu, Gim exercise and healthcare and libraries are much better than some of our star class hotels.

        Therefore don’t write rubbish and bullshit giving bogus figurs and pictures in future.

        Sri Lanka already a failed state under four Rajapakse Brothers.

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          Here are some more links and figures to show the inequality in USA, compared to Sri Lanka.

          Low income students at 275 institutions expected to pay more than 100 percent of their annual family income to attend college. Refer this link on priced out.

          http://www.edtrust.org/sites/edtrust.org/files/publications/files/PricedOutFINAL2.0_0.pdf

          Sri Lankan Universities provide 22,210 placements for free University education + bursaries, including 1175 students for Medicine, 1415 for Engineering and 180 for Dental Surgery. Jaffna University provides 1585 university placements annually, inclusive of 100 for Medicine, 300 for Management, 250 for Science & 50 for law. Ref. The link provided previously.

          Please refer this Wikipedia article on the people without health insurance in USA. In 2009 there were 50.9 million people without health insurance in USA.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_insurance_coverage_in_the_United_States

          Read this report on the rising poverty in USA. It is a 64% increase in the last decade.

          http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/21/304565/suburban-poverty-soaring-in-america/

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            Hay Mr Truth.

            You are again bringing in some news webs to prove your point. What is your point now.

            In USA it is 100% of the students who get through their High school exam are enrolled into Universities, where as in Sri Lanka it is only 10% (Ten) Percent.
            Please read the following web.
            http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/12/sled-d23.html

            In USA they have student Loans given to students to complete their University studies where as in Sri Lanka there is none.Also in USA special consessions are given to Minority students and Low incvome families through Govt. and Private corporation Grants. Also free scholarships are given to students who excel in Sports and academic studies where as in Sri Lanka it is none. To compare USA Universities to Sri Lanka, please go and see inside and then compare. Sorry to say our universities look prettu much like……anybody’s guess.
            What can you expect in Sri Lanka universities when the Minister of Education is a Thug and a Womani…er. Please read the following web.
            http://www.lankatruth.com/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5111:education-handed-over-to-an-executioner-jvp&catid=36:top-stories&Itemid=124

            http://www.lankatruth.com/english/

            In Sri Lanka the balance 90% of university eligible students who are not enrolled into Universities, out of those who could afford to pay a lot of money end up doing foreign Accounting, Law, computer science degrees or even going abroad to get Medical degrees.

            The rest of the students either end up as Bank Clerks, or other white collar or Blue Collar jobs. Those who cannot find even those end up opening their communication centers,vegetable stalls,retail outlets, Three wheel taxi drivers or security Personnel or may even go to middle east to work as labourers.

            Same with Health care where In USA they have affordable Health care plans with assistance given to Low income people Sri Lanka’s so called Free Healthcare is no more free as on many occassions you have to pay and buy drugs from outside.

            Also in USA they have Food stamps, discounted medicine,discounted food, social events, soup kitchens,concessions for both low income and Senior Citizens where as in Sri Lanka they do not have these.
            Also in USA they have Unemployment Insurance, Social security and Medicare benefits and retirement homes for low income where as in Sri Lanka they have none.

            What are you talking about poverty in USA when their Beggers eat daily Hamburgers, Pizza, hot dogs, Chinese Buffet,Barbeque meat, cheese cake, and drink Coke, slupee, Coffee, wiskey, wine and beer where as in Sri Lanka even the upper Middle class cannot afford these.

            Therefore you also write similar to our Crook Politicians deceive our 80% uneducated Villeges to get their Vote. Therefore don’t try to deceive the CT readers thinking they could be deceived as our villege muts who will vote for a packet of rice or for 500 rupees or for a half bottle arrack or saying Sadu…Sadu… saaaadooo.

            What can you expect from a President whose economic advisers are mere Astrologers who asked him to Build a Harbour in Hambanthota cutting Sea water into the country covering over 100 acres destroying our ecosystem, now with no ships coming, and building an Airport in Mattala Animal Sanctuary distroying animal habitat with no planes landing.

            Is this your wonder you are talking about where the Economic Development Minister is the Brother of President with Grade 10 qualification and a USA Gas station Attendent.

            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/wikileaks-basil-is-corrupt-limited-educated-and-expelled-from-school
            http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/01/08/rajapaksa-dynasty-and-their-education-qualification-saga

            Keep writing to dupe 80% uneducated Villege Gamaralas to get their vote and chase all the educated professionals out of the country.

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              Mahela,

              In USA 100% of students if they get through their high school are eligible to enter universities, provided their parents can afford to pay for the expensive education. 50% of those who pass out as doctors and engineers from Jaffna & the eastern universities with medical and engineering emigrate to earn high salaries abroad.

              Sri Lankan’s in USA living below the median income level cannot afford medical school education for their children in USA. In USA, some Sri Lankan parents sell all their assets to provide university education for their children and the ungrateful children do not look after their parents in their old age.

              School Dropouts in USA

              Every year, 1.3 million students drop out of high school in the United States. More than half are students of Colour, and most are low-income. Youth who do not complete high school earn an average of $25,000 per year during their working lives and live unsettled lives, because of the absence of job security and high unemployment.

              Low income students six times more likely to drop put. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/10/hsdo-a10.html

              Literacy in USA

              Percent of U.S. adults who can’t read is 14% while those who read below a 5th grade level is 21%. Ref.

              http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-american-adults-who-cant-read/

              This government study showed that 21% to 23% of adult Americans were not “able to locate information in text”, could not “make low-level inferences using printed materials”, and were unable to “integrate easily identifiable pieces of information.” Further, this study showed that 41% to 44% of U.S. adults in the lowest level on the literacy scale (literacy rate of 35 or below) were living in poverty.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy_in_the_United_States

              The youth literacy rate in Sri Lanka is 97.3%. Ref.

              http://www.indexmundi.com/facts/sri-lanka/literacy-rate

              I hope this information will help Sri Lankans to understand that the best course of action is to allow the children to pass out with a good degree or a professional qualification in Sri Lanka, allow them to earn high incomes abroad and then decide whether they want to retire and enjoy the good life in Sri Lanka or often live lonely lives abroad.

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    If this professor wants to get dual citizenship,gota will chair the panel and will ask him,what he can contribute to Srilanka.While he is rattling away all the thigs he can do for the country,Gota will not be listening but carefully studying the guys facial expressions,his shiftiness of character in the way he blinks and does not make eye contact with gota etc.Gota will also with some incisive questions try to delve deep into his mind as to whether he has pathological homicidal tendencies and could become a person capable of resurrecting the LTTE one day.He will get a letter soon knocking back his application.

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      shankar

      Would Gota be the judge, jury and executioner and hang him if he finds Dr. Sivaligam expresses the signs that you describe as
      “facial expressions,his shiftiness of character in the way he blinks and does not make eye contact with gota etc.”?

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        vedda

        Nope,he will not be hanged.I think they are still trying to find a suitable hangman,though a woman has applied it seems,probably after bouts of domestic violence etc from kassippu hooched up husband,she will get a perverse pleasure in hanging the men.

        However,as for what will happen to Dr.sivalingam is that he will die in a hail of bullets when he throws a grenade at the cops who had gone to arrest him.Surely you can’t expect them to just watch when their lives are in danger,doctor or not.As for the grenade,don’t try find the pieces of it because the police are very efficient in srilanka and will clean up the scene of the crime in double quick time as happened to Premedasa.Cleanliness is next to godliness and gota is the man to keep a city clean.

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    This fool is making technology for the American killing machine. I dont care whether he is a foolish tamil or sinhales they are equally corrupt.

    as corrupt as the Gota’s and the sarath’s with their green card dreams.

    Lets face the facts…we need people who can point out the complex mess through which the Sri Lankan state has become a genocidal state and not any technicians working with cadmium batteries for night vision. how about some night vision to unearth the mass graves of the jvp or in mullivaikal. then we can be proud of this jaffna technician

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      Are you telling Dr.Ponnamperuma, a NASA scientist, also a corrupt?

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        M.Sivananthan

        “Are you telling Dr.Ponnamperuma, a NASA scientist, also a corrupt?”

        The name Ponnamperuma sounds like an abridged version of
        Ponnampalam Perumal.

        Was he a Tamil?

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        Asoka Ponnapperuma was a brilliant actor, as well as Don Sethang. Oh sorry, you don’t see Sinhala movies.

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        Sivanathan!

        If you work for NASA you are ofcourse not corrupt. You dont even have to use the bathroom if you work for NASA. It would be a good question to Pose for Dr. Ponnamperuma. I am sure he will say no!

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