Thomians dilute Royal glory
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| 20 Jan 2008 10:42:58 GMT Report for Abuse
The LTTE?s stand on the proposal was made known to us in advance, with Prabakaran?s overt declaration of war and reiteration of commitment to the goal of Tamil Eelam in his Heroes? Day speech. No surprises there: a democratic solution could never be palatable to Tamil fascists! If the TNA had been part of the APRC, it would no doubt have echoed the Supremo?s rejection of the panel?s proposals.
On the other side, rejection by the JHU, JVP and MEP was also entirely predictable. The concept of ?equality? ? the bedrock of democracy ? is alien to the stalwarts who lead these parties. In their view, people from minority communities simply have to accept whatever indignities the so-called ?majority? inflicts on them. They would be prepared to reject the proposals ? and thereby boost the credibility of the LTTE by providing yet more evidence that Tamils can never receive justice in a united Sri Lanka ? rather than concede basic democratic rights to Tamils in a united Sri Lanka. They would prefer to send thousands of Sinhalese to their deaths in a protracted war rather than accept the idea of living peacefully with Tamils who have equal rights.
Thus the Sinhala fascists gang up with the Tamil fascists when it comes to rejecting democracy. Yet they represent the Sinhalese people as little as the LTTE represents Tamils. If the government has the courage to call their bluff by explaining the proposals of the majority report to the public, supporting them and inviting a public debate on them, fascistic elements among the Sinhalese would be exposed for what they are and marginalised. If the President has the integrity to recognise that these proposals embody the maximum devolution in a united Sri Lanka that he was calling for, there would be light at the end of the tunnel. On the other hand, if there are attempts to dilute the proposals in accordance with the prejudices of the Sinhala chauvinists, Tamil chauvinists will be seen as being perfectly justified in rejecting them, and the war will go on.
Some people have suggested that the majority report is unacceptable because the TNA, JVP, JHU and MEP reject it. Have they stopped to consider what kind of proposal would be acceptable to all these parties? Prabakaran has never wavered from the goal of a separate state of Tamil Eelam under totalitarian LTTE rule, even going so far as to contradict the late Balasingham when he agreed to a federal solution. And Prabakaran?s writ rules the LTTE, just as the LTTE?s writ rules the TNA. Obviously such a solution would be rejected out of hand by the Sinhala nationalists, but it would also upset moderate Sinhalese, Muslims, and, indeed, Tamils. On the other side, the minimal devolution and Sinhala supremacist goals of the Sinhala nationalists would obviously be rejected out of hand by the LTTE and TNA, but would also upset moderate Tamils, Muslims, and, indeed, Sinhalese.
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| 6 Feb 2008 11:44:15 GMT Report for Abuse
|Manager Dev. Head coach Max Cricket Academy
BY PREMASARA Epasinghe
TODAY, he is coaching the Nation in Cricket. Why I say this is, the role he plays as Manager Coaching and Development for Sri Lanka cricket, involves many key functions, for the development of cricket in Sri Lanka.
A solid structure with a Master Plan for National Cricket Coaching Industry in the country was seen an essential requirement by Sri Lanka cricket. Therefore, SLC appointed him as Manager Development/Head Coach (Max Cricket Academy). He is Jerome Jayaratne - Unassuming Thomian and National Cricketer.
In featuring him, it is interesting to analyse his functional areas and accountabilities.
Jerome Jayaratne's main accountabilities are many. He plays the main role in assisting his charges to improve their skills and enhance their personal performances.
His main aim is to create improvement, so that, a batsman scores more runs a bowler takes more wickets a fieldsman takes more catches, saves more runs in the fieled and seizes more opportunities to create run-outs.
He is in charge of Max Cricket Academy. Added to this, he is formulating coaching manuals and syllabuses, conducting level 1-3 coaching education programs, structure for talent scouting islandwide.
Monitoring district and provincial coaches islandwide, identifying areas for development and improvement, ensuring 'uniformity' in the coaching industry, 'Education structure' for coaches islandwide, perodical updates on new coaching methods and techniques, circulation of 'Tutorials' on educational material to coaches etc.
Jayaratne, worked in conjunction with Global Development Manager to support the effective and efficient delivery of International Cricket Council Development Program in the domains of coach education, promotion and marketing, research, resource development, tournaments and special projects. He worked at the ICC as a project officer development.
After retiring from first class cricket in April 1997, he joined his 'Alma Meter' S'Thomas' College, Mount Lavania, as the first XI cricket coach and Director of Sports. One of the highlights during his tenure of office as coach, was that S'Thomas' College annexed the All-Island Inter-School Cricket Championship in 1998.
Played under Aravinda-Roshan-Arjuna
Jayaratne represented Sri Lanaka as a member of the under 19 team, which toured Australia in February 1984 under the captaincy of Aravinda de Silva. He opened bowling and was a middle order batsman.
In June/July 1984, he was a member of the Australian tour under the captaincy of Roshan Mahanama, for a four day test. In the one day series, he was appointed as the vice-captain.
In 1985, under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga, the 19 years old Jerome was a member of the Under 23 Sri Lankan National Cricket Team.
His performance in the 1984 Australian Tour enabled him to sign a contract with sub-district cricket club in Melbourne. Dandenong Cricket Club, and thus he became the only overseas recruit professional cricketer for three seasons.
In the first year itself, he had the highest batting aggregate, highest individual score and the highest batting aggregate. The Dandenong Cricket Club recruited Desmond Haynes of West Indies, in 1982/1983.
In his cricket career, Jayaratne had the proud distinction of playing against and with, such reputed International Players- Steve & Mark Waught Twins, Mark Taylor, Tom Moody, Paul Riffle and Craig McDermott (Australia) Wasim Akram, Salim Malik, Ijaz Ahamed, Rameez Raja, Mansoor Elahi and Akram Raza (Pakistan), Mark, Benson, Olly Motenson and Ashley Metcalf (England).
'I learned a lot by playing with Internationally reputed first class-players. It is an experience, stated Jayaratne.
Outstanding schoolboy cricketer
Jerome Lee Jayaratne was born on 30th January 1966. He attended S'Thomas' College, Mount Lavania, from 1971 to 1984. He started playing competitive cricket at the age of 11 years and throughout his schooling, he played in the under 13, 15 and 17 age groups and represented the school in all major cricket tournaments.
He was awarded first-XI college colours for two consecutive years - 1983 & 1984. In 1984 Thomian Team was awarded the Runner-up certificate in the Best Team category for schools in the country. He was an outstanding promising schoolboy cricketer.
Although the Thomians lost the 104th Royal-Thomian by 10 wickets which was played at the P. Sara Stadium on 10th, 11th and 12th March 1983, Jayaratne bowled best and returned the figures of 22-09-50-04 in the first innings.
Victorious Royal Team was led by C. Amarasinghe and S'Thomas' College was captained by Kapila Wijegunawardena, who later represented Sri Lanka. Others who played with Jayaratne, were S. Mathangaweera, D. Bulankulame, A. Seneviratne, K. Kannangaa, G. Tissera, K. Amalean, M. Marzook, S. Thevanayagam and S. Samarakkody.
After leaving school, Jayaratne joined CCC and played for them for 10 years. In 1996, he captained and coached the Colombo Cricket Club, and emerged the winners of Division I Premier League Championship.
At the Conclusion of the 1996 season team was recorded with a cricket tour to U.K. and he captained the CCC Team. They played nine matches on tour and remained unbeaten. In 1994, Colombo Cricket Club toured Australia and he was a member of the Team.
Highly Qualified cricket coach
Jayaratne is a highly qualified cricket coach in Sri Lanka. He followed many courses in Australia and England and obtained the highest professional qualifications.
In April 1999, in Sydney, he obtained the coaching certificate as Australian Cricket Board level 3. Further, in 2000, he obtained the ACB level 2 certificate and level 2 coaching principles certificate in Victoria and awarded the England Cricket Board level 3 cricket coaching certificate at Lilleshall England in 2001.
A teetotaller and Non-smoker Jayaratne, improved his cricketing knowledge by participating in many seminars and training courses. He is a committed student of cricket. Unassuming Jerome is thorough gentleman, and a man of honest and integrity and a disciplinarian.
He represented Sri Lanka cricket, where, he is employed presently, in an International Cricket Development Seminar, conducted by Asian cricket council and International Cricket Council (ICC). This seminar was held at Lahore, Pakistan in May 2004.
In June 2003, he attended MRF Pace Foundation cricket coaching seminar in Chennai, India and played a leading role in the International Cricket coaches seminar held in September 2002 at Colombo.
Further, he participated, in the 6th Asian Congress of sports medicine 'Physiotherapy in Sports,' held in September 2002 in Colombo.
In December 2004, Max Cricket Academy played three matches in Bangladesh four day game and two one day 50 over matches against Bangladesh - High Performance squad. The academy emerging team.
He moulded the emerging cricket team of Sri Lanka to greater heights. More of these talented cricketers outstation stars.
Jayaratne, followed a course on Physiotherapy in sports at the 6th Asian Congress of Sports medicine held in Colombo in October 2003.
Sri Lanka Max Cricket Academy, under the able guidance of Jayaratne, toured UAE in December 2004.
The tour consisted of three one day 50 over games and a four day game against the United Arab Emirates National Cricket Team.
The Academy Team coached by Jerome, won the one day series (2-1) and emerged winners of the Ten Sports Trophy. They concluded the tour by successfully defeating the UAE National Cricket Team in the four day encounter.
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| 14 Feb 2008 11:01:49 GMT Report for Abuse
|Mervyn Silva is BACK
Mr. Silva comes home one night, and his wife throws her arms around his
neck: 'I have great news! I'm a month overdue. I think we're going to have a
baby! The doctor gave me a test today, but until we find out for sure, we
can't tell anybody.
The next day, Mrs. Silva receives a telephone call from the Ceylon Electricity Board because the electricity bill has not been
'Am I speaking to Mrs. Silva ?'
,Yes, speaking' CEB guy,
'You're a month overdue, you know!
'How do YOU know?' stammers the young woman.
'Well, ma'am, it's in our file s!' says the CEB guy .
'What are you saying?
It's in your files .......
''Yes ............ We have a system of finding out who's overdue'
'GOD!!.. ....... This is too much........
..' 'Madam, I am sorry.....I am following orders, I have to inform you that you are overdue!'
'I know- that......let me talk to my Husband about it tonight. He will- speak to your Company tomorrow '
That night, she tells her husband about the call, and he, mad as hell, rushes to CEB office the next day.
'What's going on? You have it on file that my wife is a month overdue?
What business is that of yours?' the husband shouts.-
'Just calm down,' says the lady at the reception at CEB, 'it's nothing serious.
All you have to do is pay us.'
'PAY you? And if I refuse?'''
'Well, in that case, sir, we'd have no option but to cut yours off.'
'And what would my wife do then?' the husband asks, alarmed !!!
'I don't know. I guess she'd have to use a candle!! ............AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POOR CHAP
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| 19 Apr 2008 01:08:44 GMT Report for Abuse
|I bet it was a lot more before I joined, but this thread was always fun.
You invited me to this thread :))
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| 25 Jun 2008 21:26:14 GMT Report for Abuse
|Girl's Diary VS boy's Diary
Day night, I thought he was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a cafe to have some coffee. I was shopping with my friends all day long, solely thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment.
Conversation wasn't flowing so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk, he agreed but he kept quiet and absent. I asked him what was wrong - he said, 'Nothing. I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said it had nothing to do with me and not to worry.
On the way home I told him that I loved him, he simply smiled and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love u, too.'
When we got home I felt as if I had lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there and watched TV. he seemed distant and absent. Finally I decided to go to bed. About 10 minutes later he came to bed. I decided that I could not take it anymore, so I decided to confront him with the situation but he had fallen asleep.
I started crying and cried until I too fell asleep. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.
My life is gonna be a disaster.
Today India lost the cricket match against Bangladesh.
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| 27 Jun 2008 11:00:17 GMT Report for Abuse
|When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face
When I Asked God for Brain & Brown
He Gave Me Puzzles in life to Solve
When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People
When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Favors
He Showed Me opportunities to Work Hard
When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help Others
God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed
- Swami Vivekananda
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| 10 Nov 2009 10:24:54 GMT Report for Abuse
Royal College among world's best
by L.S. Ananda WEDAARACHCHI
Royal College, Colombo was selected as one of the best innovative schools in the world by Microsoft.
Commenting on Royal College's award, Minister of Mass Media and Information, Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said this was a wonderful achievement by a local school.
He described Royal's effort as a unique gift to the country. He congratulated Royal principal Upali Gunasekera and his staff, students and old boys for winning this prestigious award. The minister said that this was a fine example for other schools to emulate.
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga hailed it as highly commendable. Royal is truly a national college with students from all parts of the country. This shows the creativity and innovativeness of our students, he said. He also said that this was a big shot in the arm for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's initiative to take IT and English to rural areas by declaring 2009 the Year of IT and English. 'It will not take very long for even rural schools to achieve this feat,' he said.
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| 10 Nov 2009 11:07:51 GMT Report for Abuse
I cannot reach your post. Quite difficult to reach the end of this thread :))