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Polonnaruwa meteorite shows life in outer space


Monday, 14 January 2013 - 4:56 PM SL Time

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A meteorite that recently landed close to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, has been described as the most important scientific discovery in the last 500 years, as it carried `compelling evidence of life` from outer space.

The scientists who discovered the contents of the meteorite said, `We report here the first compelling evidence for life existing outside the earth.`

Following extensive lab work in the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka four scientists, in a paper said, `We report the discovery for the first time of fossilized diatoms in a carbonaceous meteorite that fell on 29 December 2012`. Diatoms are a variety of algae.

They firmly said contamination, a hazard scientists face when examining things that fall from the sky to the ground, is excluded in the meteorite they have named Polonnaruwa.

The four scientists, Chandra Wickramasinghe, J. Wallis, D. H. Wallis, and Anil Samaranayaka said there were also structures in the meteorite similar to the red rain cells that fell within days in the area.

The team, in a paper to be published in the Journal of Cosmology, added, `The new data on fossil diatom provide strong evidence to support the theory of Cometary Panspermia` - a theory that says life came to our planet earth and other worlds hitchhiking on comets from far corners of the universe.

The leader of the team, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, from the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology in UK told this correspondent, `I think the discovery of an unequivocal microbial structure such as a diatom, deeply trapped in the rock matrix, proves beyond doubt that this life existed in the parent comet from which the meteorite was derived. The highly intricate and woven patterns on the outer shells of diatoms are impossible to generate by any other process than biology.

This could ultimately turn out to be the most important scientific discovery in 500 years. The cosmic ancestry of humans becomes ever more securely established.`

`People might try to say that what we found were terrestrial contaminants. Contamination after landing on Earth is ruled out absolutely because of the way the diatoms are woven between the rock matrix. In any case we found many diatom types that are not known to be present on the soil where the meteorite landed.`

The scientists said minutes after a large fire ball seen by a large number of people in Sri Lanka on 29 December 2012 a large meteorite disintegrated and fell in the village of Aralaganwila located few miles away from the historic city of Polonnaruwa.

At the time of entry into the earth s atmosphere, on 29 December 2012, the parent body of the Polonnaruwa meteorite would have had most of its interior porous volume filled with water, volatile organics and possibly viable living cells. The scientists said a remarkable coincidence was the red rain.

They said the red rain analyzed at the Medical Research Insitute in Colombo contained red biological cells that show spontaneous movement and the ability of reproducing. Abnormally high in arsenic and silver they are connected to a non-territorial habitat, possibly connected with a cometary asteroidal body. The four scientists said the Polonnaruwa meteorite was a result of a fragmentation of such a body.

The electron microscopic studies of the Polonnaruwa meteorite had been done at the School of Earth Sciences of the Cardiff University, in Wales.

The scientists said in the meteorite microfossils rather than living cells were seen. They said in the meteorite, the Doughnut shaped structure seen has a striking similarity to Kerala red rain cells and the cells contained in the red rain that followed the meteorite fall in the Polonnaruwa area.

They said contamination was decisively ruled out in the meteorite since the structure was deemed to be fossilised and fossil diatoms were not present on the surface of the ground where it fell. The scientists said contamination was excluded by the circumstance that the elemental abundances within the structures match closely with those of the surrounding matrix. There is also evidence of structures morphologically similar to red rain cells that may have contributed to the episode of red rain that followed within days of the meteorite fall. They said, `We conclude therefore identification of the fossilized diatom of the Polonnaruwa meteorite is firmly established and unimpeachable.`

They also said,` Since this meteorite is considered to be an extinct cometary fragment, the idea of microbial life carried within comets and the theory of cometary panspermia is vindicated.`

The paper said, `The universe, not humans, must have the final say to declare what the world is really like.`


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This is the best evidence yet seen that Tamils are the first and original life form not just on Earth, but in the entire universe itself!

But this is only the start! As our dear goat Santhaanam says, there will be a rain of ancient Tamil rocks on the Sinhalese unless justice is given to the all-important Tamils whom the whole world cares so much about!
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Hak hak hak

This is the best evidence yet seen that Tamils are the first and original life form not just on Earth


yes one way this is true because stupid pthamils are not from earth, otherwise they will not be stupid like this.

now pthamils will come up witha BS story saying those red cells are from red Chilies suspected to be used by ancinet pthamils in preparing WADE,
DOOSE peices are yet to come

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LK Information  14 Jan 2013 12:37:29 GMT  Report for Abuse  
yes one way this is true because stupid pthamils are not from earth, otherwise they will not be stupid like this.


Hak...hakk.... this pathetic yes..sir..yes..sir..angineer and his masters may be packing their bags!

Gadapi, Mubarak, Sadam...where are they deiyane....they are vary...vary...vary..powerful people deiyane compared to these cheap adipudi gang!

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Is this really a meteorite? I hope so. We all who have aquariums get diatom blooms in our tanks every now and then, specially in the salt water hobby during the tank cycling process. Is it also possible that it caught the diatoms in our atmosphere? Didnt they conclude that the recent red rain is a result of an algae. Diatom is also reddish brown in color. Could it be possible that the meteorite got the diatoms in our atmosphere and got baked in due to high temperature? Someone should perhaps compare the diatom strain in the meteor to one they found in the red rain just to check if there is any connection.

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The statement regarding the dismissal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake reads as follows:

'Canada is deeply concerned by Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's decision to remove the Chief Justice from office following an impeachment process which appeared to be highly politicized and lacking transparency and respect for the guarantees of due process and fair trial.
'We call on the Government of Sri Lanka to respect the country's constitution and the independence of its judiciary and change course immediately.
'Canada continues to have serious concerns about the human rights situation, the need for reconciliation, and the democratic deficit in Sri Lanka. We will continue to raise these concerns forcefully, without equivocation both directly with the Government of Sri Lanka and through resolutions at both the United Nations and the Commonwealth.
'We will push for this latest troubling development to be addressed at the next meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group.


King will use it to play his patriotic card blaming eelamists, diaspora, traitors.

Fooling the Sinhalayas in Banana Republic! '

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Polonnaruwa meteorite shows life in outer space


hak hak hak

GANJA hunno just got back from the outer space!

hak hak hak

Edited By - charlie1965 - 14 Jan 2013 13:20:50 GMT
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GANJA hunno,

What happened to your father-God-father Mervia the killer?

gajan99 2012-03-30 03:27
Please do not take any action against our Mervin. He is a Sinhalese and our 'Dutugamunu'


http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/17712-slfp-to-take-disciplinary-action-against-mervyn.html

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Hak...hakk.... this pathetic yes..sir..yes..sir..angineer and his masters may be packing their bags!


Using international pressure (USA,UK, EU, Canada, UNO and Commonwealth) on Srilanka, Master will play a patriotic card to fool the nation again!
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Using international pressure (USA,UK, EU, Canada, UNO and Commonwealth) on Srilanka, Master will play a patriotic card to fool the nation again!


hak hak hak

International conspiracy to harm Srilanka's image work of Tamil diaspora and Sinhalese traitors like CJ's ,SF's..etc.

hak hak hak

Available and possible to fool only Sinhalayas in Banana Republic!

Edited By - charlie1965 - 14 Jan 2013 13:59:19 GMT
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How about this?
NEW DELHI (AP) Police said Sunday they have arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws.
Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location, he said.
There, the driver and the conductor took her to a building where they were joined by five friends and took turns raping her throughout the night, Singh said.
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