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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Portuguese encounter – Reply to Satkurunathan

[b]Portuguese encounter – Reply to Satkurunathan[/b]

By Janaka Perera

Raveen Satkurunathan writing in the Asian Tribune of January 8, 2006, seems to have got his wires crossed about the conference on the 500th Anniversary Portuguese Encounter held at the BMICH Colombo on Dec.10-11, 2005. His comments display either total ignorance or total disregard for what was actually discussed at the conference.

He goes at a tangent talking of Gujaratis, Veddas, Mahawansa, Sinha Bahu clan, Diaz Bandaranaike clan, the Celts, Normans Danes, the JVP, etc. etc. – issues that had nothing to do with the confab. Perhaps Satkurunathan is so obsessed with the `evils’ of so-called Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinism that he is incapable of any rational thinking.

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