Colombo University History Lecturer takes up JHU challenge

  • 26 Jul 2007 04:23:03 GMT


    Any cut and paste jobs on Suzy the Kadal Pulikal boy???


    That Nirmal chap can`t talk with someone with keeping `eye contact`. He always talk while looking at his toes.

    People contribute that to his `depressed catse` upbringing.



  • 26 Jul 2007 04:35:28 GMT

    True. He cannot speak to anyone looking at his eyes. Nevertheless, it cannot be his caste because I have seen him speaking in the same way while debating with others who are of the same caste.

    However, this man is very good at acting. For example, I have seen him twice coming on to the stage to address the crowd without wearing any shoes or slippers (just to give that Sunil Madhawa look).


  • 26 Jul 2007 05:33:00 GMT


    Were you present at the debate in which Nalin de Silva and Nirmal Ranjith took part in UoM?

  • 26 Jul 2007 05:57:04 GMT

    No, I unfortunately missed all that fun. We were in the uni, but I think we had exams those days. However, I know what happened there.

    Were you studying there at that time? Seemingly you are not as senior as I first thought.

    BTW, did he look at Prof. Nalin De Silva`s face when arguing with him :) I heard that he didn`t wear any shoes on that day either. If you are in SL, go to this debate. This is a once in a life time chance to get entertained.



  • 26 Jul 2007 07:05:40 GMT


    I wasn`t there, but I too have heard about it. This time I will try to go and see the fun myself.

  • 26 Jul 2007 08:22:35 GMT

    Good on you Devasiri, dont be put off by these Nationalists who have been dragging the country into chos since 1948

  • 26 Jul 2007 12:16:21 GMT

    Ha Ha Ha, `Mewa ahala pana palayan labana pereda` :D

  • 27 Jul 2007 03:45:32 GMT


    I have heard of a rumour that when Nalin de Silva was unjustifiably terminated from UoC, university lecturers` association (or some similar body) opted to stay silent. Nirmal Ranjith, eventhough an ideological enemy of Nalin de Silva, had actively showed his opposition to Nalin`s termination.

    Have you heard any such thing? Is there any truth in it?


    MUCHA, LULA and SHAKTI have studied at UoM apart from me at different times. I have not heard of you, but they might have. Welcome to LNP.

  • 27 Jul 2007 04:21:26 GMT


    I don`t know whether Dr. Devasiri too have raised his voice. However, the one famously opposed GL`s move was Dr. Piyaseelee Wijegunasinghe.

    I don`t think anyone considered Dr. Nirmal as a serious character when Nalin was lecturing at Colombo. At the time, it was hard core Trotskyite Dr. Piyaseelee who had fearless debates with Nalin. Nirmal earned most of his fame after he joined X Group.



  • 27 Jul 2007 04:39:42 GMT


    No, I haven`t heard your name. Even I have, it is unlikely for me to remember yours as my memory is composed mostly of DRAMs :)


    PS: You should have thought twice before revealing your true name.