21 May, 2019

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Why Does Debt Ridden Sri Lanka Need A Satellite Called Rāvana-1?

By K. Ganesh –

Sri Lanka’s first satellite, curiously named ‘Rāvana-1’, a name that meshes religion, myth and modern science, was launched into space recently apparently marking Sri Lanka’s entry into the “global space age”. But what does this apparently “Sri Lankan” launch into space from another continent really signify? 

The so-called research satellite, named RAAVANA-1 was launched from the United States’ Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s East Shore. It was carried by a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket and its unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

The satellite apparently designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan by Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika, two young and unknown Sri Lankan engineers from the Arthur C Clarke Institute, Moratuwa.

It seems that BIRDS-3 satellites from Japan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka were taken to the International Space Station (ISS) as cargo, and boarded onto Antares rocket, which carries the Cygnus cargo spacecraft for a two-day voyage to the space station. 

The Rāvana-1 measuring 11.3 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, and weighing around 1.05 kg is expected to orbit 400 km away from earth. It will have a minimum lifespan of one and half years, but what is the information it will provide and to whom and for what as it orbits off Sri Lanka?

In information economy, with cyber wars on the horizon, information, research and Big Data is key; Data and information analytics is highly sought after and controlled as the struggle to silence WikiLeaks and the arrest of Julian Assange also indicates.  

The Rāvana-1 launch, advertised as Sri Lanka’s entry into the “global space age” raises more questions than its data gathering mission may provide answers: What research and data would it generate and who is paying for debt-trapped Sri Lanka’s space enterprise and ‘launch into the global space age”? Conversely, what may be the value of such data and how may a country be paid for data so generated?

Are we seeing a soft power project or subtle weaponization of myth and religion in the context of a concerted extension of a Rāvana Trail and narrative in post-war Sri Lanka where Rāvana and large Hanuman (Anjanaiyar) statues, which are often out of sync with the softer, gentler and smaller local aesthetics and religious sensibilities are popping up in the post-war northeast of Sri Lanka, as India extends her soft power globally and locally, while grandiose Buddhist statues are also popping up? 

Or, perhaps Rāvana-1 with the promise of Rāvana-2 is another Indian Ocean quad (US, Japan, India and Australia) quadrilateral security research and development initiative for Sri Lanka in the context of the emerging Cold War in the Indian Ocean as China’s Belt and Road (BRI) initiative winds its way along the land and sea Silk Routes that traversed both Nepal and Sri Lanka?

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    Why Does Debt Ridden Sri Lanka Need A Satellite Called Rāvana?
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    The reason is very simple. Prior to the destruction by rude, uncivilised European mlechcha Jews, our island had one of the most sophisticated, technologically and culturally advanced culture and civilisation. Since long before the European monkeys came down from the trees, with tails intact, and stopped cannibalism, our civilisation was flourishing, complete with the mastery of flying by King Ravana.
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    We need to go back to that glorious civilisation, leaving the global TV and Hollywood created Jewish buggery culture if we are to progress as a nation.
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    This is why Ravana satellite is important.

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      Tennekoon Mohamed

      “Prior to the destruction by rude, uncivilised European mlechcha Jews, our island had one of the most sophisticated, technologically and culturally advanced culture and civilisation.”

      I am told this island was so advanced the people were the pioneers of many invention yet to be discovered in the west for example their work on, Brain-Linked Virtual Reality, Utility Fog, Space-Based Solar Power, Mind Uploading, Weather Control, Molecular Assemblers, Geoengineering, Biocarbon Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Mind-to-Mind Communication, Fusion Power, Artificial Lifeforms, Nano Technology, ………………….. Voyage to Black Hole and return, …………….. were indeed mind boggling.

      Thanks for reminding us our achievements.

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        Native,
        Strangely enough, this advanced civilization never got round to using water wheels . Maybe they didn’t need wheels because they could fly?

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          There should be an official inquiry in Parliament and a Presidential Commission of inquiry, as to why no formal agreement on this exists and a recognized University in Sri Lanka and Senior scientists, researchers and faculty in the relevant fields was not involved in this pseudo-Sri Lankan space. Probably because senior scientists will ask questions as the the larger picture of this strange project that is being marketed as Sri Lanka’s official
          Seems that these young researchers through no fault of their own are being made pawns in a larger game. This satellite will be taking high resolution photographs for zooming in, surveillance, data gathering and mapping. This also impinges on privacy.
          There needs to be a formal inquiry into how other countries can appropriate sensitive data and information with fake project like this. Hope JVP will raise a question in Parliament on this.

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      Is this part of part of the US answer to Huawei’s 5G advances and Big Data enterprise?

      After all the Huawei CFO was arrested in Canada and she was to be sent to US just like Asange was in UK to be sent to the US Gulag!

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        There is a Hinduthva Ravana Sena in northern Lanka and Sinhalaa Buddhist Ravana Balaya in Southern Sri Lanka today and they both are averse to Muslims..
        Meanwhile the Ravan-1 rocket is now orbiting Ravan Land…
        The two young scientists, pawns in a larger, game are promoting Sri Lanka’s NATIONALIST space age enterprise and speak Sinhala rather than English – a link language between communities in their media interviews..
        Seems Ravana myth is for a particular endgame – divide, distract, rule and set up a foreign base in Trincomalee

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          Yes indeed we are seeing the weaponization of religion.
          Ravana Senai and Ravana Balaya were set up to attack Muslims and Christians by external parties in league with corrupt local actors .
          These external parties have geopolitical interests in Sri Lanka to divide, distract and rule. Sri Lankans must be united and act with circumspection as these are dangerous times.

          The Bomb at 2 churches blasts are part of the weaponization of religious identity politics by external parties to Divide, Distract and set up foreign military bases as Trumpland’s puppet’s regime comes to an end. These are dangerous times in Sri Lanka as in 1983, when external parties promoted internal conflict and weaponized ethnic tensions during the Cold War

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      A peculiar piece by an individual with no idea what this is about. These students, among others from other countries, have been invited by NASA to design these cheap micro satellites.
      This is a ludicrous claim :”In information economy, with cyber wars on the horizon, information, research and Big Data is key; Data and information analytics is highly sought after and controlled as the struggle to silence WikiLeaks and the arrest of Julian Assange ” It sounds like the work of a particular troll who goes by various names on this forum. I sincerely hope this idiot is not being employed by CT.

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      this is a very baseless, distorted comment. Did you ever go to school ??

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      For morons who think Ravana didn’t exist ; he is mentioned in the Mahavamsa ( 4th AD ) and Divpavansa ( 3rd AD ) and well as other texts : ”

      Rajavaliya, Or, a Historical Narrative of Sinhalese Kings – Page 22 ( 1900 )
      B. Gunasekara

      In former times there was no sea between Tuttukudi and Lanka ; but there stood the city of Ravana. Be it known that by his wickedness, his fortress, 25 palaces, and 400,000 streets, were all overwhelmed by the sea.

      Taprobane as Sri Lanka was known to the Greeks and Romans, is derived of Tapu ( Tapasaya , meaning Yoga , Mediation and Vegetarianism ) and Ravan or Rabon.

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        niro

        the indians would have been terrified when they saw a guy with ten heads,but he overstepped just like prabhaharan at mavil aru,when he kidnapped sita and they had no choice but to send hanuman the monkey king with all his monkeys who are still in sri lanka.They come through my window and take things and i get out my shotgun,but i then remember hanuman and put it down without killing them.

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        Niro
        Ravana is not mentioned anywhere in the Pali chronicles Dipavamsa or Mahavamsa (please mention the chapter if you had seen it). It is only found in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana. The Indian Epic Ramayana (420 B. C. Valmiki) in describing Rama and his people as Aryans, projects king Ravana and the inhabitants of Lanka as Dravidians.
        It should be noted that Ramayana is also a mythology that talks of the story of Rama and Ravana that happened very much before the Buddha. The Mahayana Buddhist text (not very old) has adopted the same story from the Ramayana and calls it Lankavatara Sutta. Rajavaliya is a very recent text.

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        Miro,
        The Mahavamsa also mentions that the Buddha visited Lanka three times. And that Vijaya’s grandfather was a lion. Don’t be selective in your beliefs.

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      tennekoon

      must be important for nepal’s glorious past civilization too to co-build it with us.

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      The Indian Epic Ramayana (420 B. C. Valmiki) in describing Rama and his people as Aryans, projects king Ravana and the inhabitants of Lanka as Dravidians and devotees of Lord Siva.

      It should be noted that Ramayana is another Indo-Aryan mythology that talks of the story of ‘Rama’ and ‘Ravana’ that happened very much before the Buddha. The Mahayana Buddhist text (not very old) has also adopted the same story from the Ramayana myth and calls it Lankavatara Sutta.

      Domesticated winged dinosaurs were used by ancient Sri Lankan kings as virtual spy planes (launched from the huge cave at Ella) to fight off an army of gigantic dinosaur gorillas from Indian invaders — which led to the whole ‘Ravana’ myth.

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      Tennekoon Mohamed

      Sri Lanka may have had an advanced ancient civilization but we were not the only ones. As for ”….our civilisation was flourishing, complete with the mastery of flying by King Ravana …” its only fairy tales.

      It’s good to see young talent involved in space aga technology but just as the article says, what is the direct benefit to the country if govt funds are to be used in promoting such endeavours when the country is being strangled in a debt trap? Is it progress if half the population is struggling to make ends meet?

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      Tennakoon Mohamed ,

      I wonder what will happen to our future generations if they are left
      to guess as to who inaugurated the launch ! Where were they , Ranil
      and My3 , no ceremonies ?

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      But Tennekoon Mohamed. You actually compare the likes of Einstein to Sinhala Ravana? Wow!!! Why, even the Aztecs, Incas, and Africans had their own ancient flying machines.
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      But Sir, let’s look at racial facts. Jews will always remain Jews. True that a few blond-haired and blue-eyed Jews who were going to be holocausted became Germans. But 99.9% of Jews remained Jews. If they came to in past centuries to Sri Lanka to avoid persecution, and once in Sri Lanka encountered no persecution, then one would have found a huge Jewish population in the Motherland isn’t it. So Tennekoon Mohamed, let’s face the facts: The Europeans who came to Sri Lanka were not Jews, but European explorers, soldiers, sailors, administrators, and those of European aristocracy.

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    may be the government thinks that they can package all the debt in to one financial instrument and shoot up satellite in to the space and in to the new black hole that was recently discovered.

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      Rajash

      How are you?
      Aren’t you suffering Brexit fatigue?
      You don’t seem to be a great enthusiastic supporter of Climate Change protests. I saw TV images of protestors in and around busy streets of London. You should join them at least for fun even if you do not support them.

      ” in to the new black hole that was recently discovered.”

      You mean HLD M’s rear end? It is being occupied by sach, Eagle Blind Eye, Shenal, Shenali, …………… Punchi Willi, JD, …..

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        Hi Native

        Brexit is fun :)….my hunch is it may not happen

        Climate Change Protest—–I support the cause but not the way of the protest….
        the protesters are creating more carbon footprint ….

        You mean HLD M’s rear end? It is being occupied by sach, Eagle Blind Eye, Shenal, Shenali, …………… Punchi Willi, JD, …..ha ha ha ….brilliant stuff

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          rajash

          “Climate Change Protest—–I support the cause but not the way of the protest….
          the protesters are creating more carbon footprint ….”

          You sound just like Englishman trying to have the cake and eat it too.
          All these years you have been sitting on the fence it now appears you have joined them too.

          Are you being expected to attend church during these religious holidays?

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            You sound just like Englishman trying to have the cake and eat it too….just like Brexit. they want to leave EU but at the same time wnat te trade benefits of EU

            ——
            Are you being expected to attend church during these religious holidays?
            I went to the Highgate Murugan Temple on Friday…jam packed with Mauritians….

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    Say good bye to international tailors and say hello to the international call centre of the world.
    ..
    Say hello to high rises and say bye bye to Colombo.
    ..
    The same happened to Bangalore and Mumbai.

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      suranga

      i agree with you.We can easily manage with hameediya’s etc.We don’t need these international buggers.

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    The details behind the story prove that these two young aspirants have really worked on the job under the aegis of reputed Astronomy institutes in Japan and the US. Therefore the effort by the two engineers sounds positive and, like the one launched to nowhere by the youngest Rajapaksa at state cost. What does this article mean? Sri Lankans should not take such attempts because our country is being destroyed by political simpletons? Does CT want all of our engineers who are currently serving at NASA to return home and join IUSF protests on Colombo roads? After all, I guess these apprentice spacecraft have been funded by foreign sources such as NASA.

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      Yes, These 2 ” young aspirants” would best be interviewed to find out what exactly is going on. They do not have a publication record as researches and academics, especially those who design and launch satellites may be expected to have…
      Also, NO Senior Scholars or researchers from reputed universities in Sri Lanka seem to have been involved in this strange pseudo Sri Lankan space launch from USA and Japan!
      Young Tharindu was said to be at Moratuwa but a new interview talks about University of Peradeniya but he does not appear to have any institutional affiliation there if one does a basic google search of University of Pera.
      Fishy indeed my dear Watson. an investigation of this set up and who is doing the setting up is recommended!

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        Very fishy. In fact as fishy as your umpteen aliases from Don Stanley /Jason through Dinuk . Now it seems you are a satellite expert .Did you write the article yourself?
        Stuff it please. You don’t need senior professors to build toy satellites. Any smart kid can do it.

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    70% of the population are malnourished and yet money can be wasted on these vanity projects.

    Why not climb to the top of a coconut tree and shoot an arrow at the moon, as planned by TASA?
    (Tiger Acrobatics and Space Agency)

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      Paul, give the land back to its original owners.

      As to climbing the coconut palm (not tree1) and shooting an arrow, that was the level of your Dutch Jewish ancestors had at the time they invaded us.

      So try and follow your tradition if you want, but leave the land you L. vedda.

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        Dear Original Owner, what is all this Dutch Jewish crap you are writing about? Don’t you know that ‘paul’ is a nom de plume?

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      paul

      “Why not climb to the top of a coconut tree and shoot an arrow at the moon, as planned by TASA? (Tiger Acrobatics and Space Agency)”

      Of course the LTTE was on top of the Palmyra Trees when its members destroyed more than 30 aircrafts. Don’t forget VP flew numerous sorties in the later stages of war bombing Colombo in its blitzkrieg formation which obliterated Colombo city as we knew it. Then of course Gota single handedly had to rebuilt the entire city.

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        ‘Don’t forget VP flew numerous sorties in the later stages of war bombing Colombo in its blitzkrieg formation which obliterated Colombo city as we knew it. ‘

        Native you have been smoking too much of those funny fags. Two light planes dropped explosives on a fuel depot. Blitzkrieg formation? Ha ha ha Obliterated Colombo city as we knew it? Ha ha ha These were the same johnnies who claimed to have ‘defeated the world’s fourth largest army’. Your claims to impartiality and truth are taking a good beating here.

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          paul

          I am disappointed with your sense of humour or lack of it.
          You do not have to take everything seriously.

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    A silly article. The two young scientists must be commended. I believe their design had to compete worldwide to secure a place on the launch vehicle. The satellite will obviously collect and transmit specific data but what that is has still to be explained by our political-mad media-men and women. It may seem none of them are literate scientifically speaking. If any media person had bothered to speak to the two scientists they would have been able to explain to us what information-gathering functions the satellite would be performing. Instead the media pats itself on the back because this is a Sri Lanka first!

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    Oh misunderstood. Ravana doesn’t mean MR, its these young lads who wants to lay their hands in astronomy.. Why dont you wish them without criticizing? They are not inclined to do garbage politics.

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    “Data and information analytics is highly sought after and controlled as the struggle to silence WikiLeaks and the arrest of Julian Assange also indicates” – This part, plus few others in the article don’t make real sense. Plus this article is full of questions than answers makes it an unnecessary piece.

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      Grandma Fathima ,

      Just one question. When Gotha arrived back in Sri Lanka there was a Monk, Bishop and a Hindu Priest to bless him . Why was an Imam not invited. Afer all you are all Smart Sri Lankans.
      Ravana 1 may have been sent into orbit to spy on you lot . It doesnt manke any sense. Nothing does.

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        kali, why not joined there to tongue punch his fart box, or make a reserved visit and do it? At least Eelam dream will be few times closer after doing it..

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          So Wahid,

          Spokes peron for Islanmic State I dont speak Arabic. Next time dont write in Arabic. I know you cant speak English. At the last encounter we had you claimed you are Smart Sri Lankans. First to be called Smart Sri Lankans you have to be recognised as a Sri Lankan but no one recognizes you not even the future President Gotha and that is why when he arrived back he invited a Monk , Bishop and a Hindu Priest to bless him. But didnt feel the need to invite an IMAM. The hindu priest should be BEHEADED and I will pay you and can you CHOP him as you admitted you do CHOP.
          As for Elam Dream it is happening slow by slow but the Inauguration of Gotha will bring it closer Where will you go. May be MECCA.

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    It is true that we have a tendency to exaggerate our achievements.
    Yet, here is a project that has been successfully implemented and given due recognition by its acceptance.
    Let us ignore the hype and commend the team for what they have achieved.
    Also let us none be unduly harsh so as to discourage young scientists.
    *
    As for the name Ravana, India has named its devices after mythological figures and not many protested.
    Ravana is associated with flight in mythology, but not as the designer of the Pushpaka Vimaana.

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    When myths are mixed with science, India wins.

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    The picture is a human depiction of mythical Ravana! Belief is a wonderful thing until irrational ideas sets in.

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    The heads of Ravana is not evenly balanced. There should be 11!

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    I heard, They arrested Julian Asange to get some important know-how from him who will not give them what they want.

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    Japan is doing this project in Nepal too. Thr objective is to collect Data on Economy, publis needs, Military, and other data important in industrial or commercial espionage. So, they will send commercial goods and adjust the interaction with the Sri lanka accordingly. So, both the Japan and USA will benefit from these information. Social media information is also used the same way to project exact commercial advertisements towards individuals in order to influence their buying habits and also to influence sell goods.
    Who ever does that, the result will be the same. If not India, China also would have been helped.
    IT is simply exploitation with a new phase.
    So, what to say, at least two people get two important DEGREE certificates.

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      Japan in a US proxy. This whole so called Sri Lankan “launch into the global space age” would be comic if it did not have so many serious implications.
      The first being that Sri Lanka is a total Banana Republic without any sense of national borders and data security, where all an sundry foreign outfits can claim anything about the country including that 2 Sri Lankan graduate students in some Japanese foreign university have entered Lanka into the Space age.
      What sort of joke is this? Bondscam Ranil and his clueless butterfly govt. that invites the Rape of Lanka’s resources, land, oceans, air and space in the name of neoliberalism must answer some questions.

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    Can poor SL afford such an expensive sport? Only time can answer that question.
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    One small step of the two may usher in a giant leap for all, – After all, civilisation is a sum of such steps.

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    Seems like there should be an Presidential official inquiry and full report on this space research enterprise and why no formal Sri Lankan govt. institutions or research universities were involved and why no transfer of technology and knowledge to universities was undertaken, in collaboration between NASA and Japan– if this is Sri Lanka’s first launch into space as claimed in the media and human interest spin?

    Also high resolution photographs for surveillance of every square inch of the Island would be generated by this satellite imaging and who would use this info. for what… These issues must be raised in Parliament and a full report called for from puppet Bondscam Ranil’s and his mafia that run a banana republic that is remote controlled from the Indo-Pacific…

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    What happened to Chichi Rajapakse’s satellite? All that money spent by SL Govt!

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    Writer, pls control jealousy & develop tolerance.

    “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”.

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    Nothing published on NASA official website! Why?

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    Apollo; comes in Greek mythology.

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    If this is real Ranil would not have missed inviting Udaya Gammanpila, Communist Pakaya, Old King and Kandy Ayatollahs to Nugegoda Pansala, served Thana and obtained blessings. Kavvum, Chinese crackers, Army Parade on the Colombo street; New King Memorial Prize from Durham foundation to Young Scientists………….Hezbollah would have declared a week holiday for East. Northern Buddhist would have crossed the Border and entered into Katchatheevu.

    Ranil follows only Don Stephen path. He doesn’t allow European Colonial masters gain anything from our super brains and then manipulate our currency against us. Nomura can employ any leftover Coolies who were rejected by Arab Muthalalis to clean Tokyo, or CIA can hire Gunaratna to write Sherlock Holmes thriller, but no one for the NASAM!

    I think something going to appear in Hangbangtota, soon like Huawei or Chinese submarines. That is why Ranil is fooling the whole world.
    (Reality is more than 60 countries have their Satellites in space for their private use. Eleven countries launch their own or for customers- (USA, France, Japan, China, UK, India, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Iran and North Korea)

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    What ever adverse comments that had been made and the redicule these two are being subject to – I am not surprised. This is what our Sinhala Buddhist Society had been doing through millinea.That attitude is what bought us to this pathetic situation , that attitude is what make us suffer two sets of jokers as our rulers.

    Whether information was collected or not let the people who helped to launch this satellite decide.These two hade achieved this without any help from the Government. That is great. That should be appreciated.I am awaiting U.Pethiyagoda’s comments.

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    If any of MR or of GR offspring had something to do with the satellite, local media would have blown the achievement into an orbit!

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    Ganesh

    Why Does Debt Ridden Sri Lanka Need A Satellite Called Rāvana-1

    Change the Question to
    Why would a Bhuddist Sri Lanka need a Hindu Satelite . May be to spy on Mahinthas Tamil relatives.
    Ravana is described in the Hindu epic Ramayana as the demon king of Lanka. … Ravana is worshiped by Hindus of Bisrakh, who claim their town to be his birthplace.

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      kali,

      It is normal, someone’s hero is another’s terrorist. For example, hiding behind a keyboard, you said, “Prabakaran is our hero” the other day. For majority of smart people, he is just a zeroed terrorist.

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        Wahid,

        The problem is you are not Smart. . If you are not considered a Sri Lankan ( Ask Gotha ) how can you be a Smart Sri Lankan. On the contrary with your writing talent and deabting skills you are a Silly Ass. That is why Gotha didnt invite an IMAM for fear of being CHOPPED.

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    When India, Pakistan, China took the nuclear path, thousands of their own people were starving. The people still go hungry. Morally wrong but strategically necessary. Helped push the frontier of knowledge.
    Should the space race between China and India be shelved till EVERY citizen is properly fed and sheltered?
    .
    Ganesh is recycling the bigoted theory that since UN has weaknesses, ignore issues raised by UNHRC.
    .
    Is it coincidence that in the Armed Services dominated Pakistan, in democratic India and in capitalist China, some have become filthy rich as a result?
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    The two young engineers: Our congratulations. Pray tell us “Is the space suit necessary?

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    Tennekone aka Mohamad,

    [Since long before the European monkeys came down from the trees, with tails intact, and stopped cannibalism, our civilisation was flourishing, complete with the mastery of flying by King Ravana.]

    So your Ravana was flying in planes and rockets while others in the world were just monkeys. But mind you, only the Monkey God that too came on his own flight finally pulverised Ravana for his crime of abducting someone else’s wife. This crime is still practised in your land of Ravana. By the way Ravana was a Shiva worshipping great Hindu and a great musician and from the Naga tribe of ancient Lanka. Archeologists in SL have already found the weapons he has used in the fight against Rama and also found some parts of the aircraft he had used to abduct Seetha. SeethEliya is a clear proof of Seetha being here and no wonder Indians are still interested in Lankawa.

    I am sure the white van abduction by Gotha and many other abductions that are so rampant to day are all part of Ravana’s culture and tradition that is still practised in Dhamma Land. Even Buddha had visited Lankawa several times by Mihin Air and mind you he flew in economy class unlike Mahinda King who used the entire plane for him and his cronies while uploading the other legitimate passengers from the plane forcibly. Some experts have claimed that Buddha was a Sinhalese native who was borne and bred in Lankawa. But soon they are expected to find archeological evidence to confirm this. So Lumbini Buddha is an imposter or a duplicate according to Sri lankan experts.

    I only hope that Ravana 1 will abduct other satellites in the neighbourhood and brink them back to Lankawa so that Tenne-Mohamad combo can improve on Ravana 1. With such morons can we expect future for Lankawa.? Why cant this man go and join his children in some developed country on some family union visa.

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    Wahid naana, who is the real hero? Is it KanchiPanai or his cousins? Come on man whatever said and done VP was a great patriot and a hero and he was so principled but unfortunately his mission failed owing to his too much honesty and sincereity to a cause. If you call him a full blown terrorists then you need a good self search as to who are the real terrorists and for whom there are special provisions in heaven. VP’s struggle was only against Sinhala excesses and not against the sinhala people. Of course there were excesses but it is part of the struggle. But who is responsible for his struggle?

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