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Rights groups urge Sri Lanka not to use force on protesters

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 3 weeks ago

Rights groups urge Sri Lanka not to use force on protesters

"International human rights groups are urging Sri Lanka's new president to immediately order security forces to cease use of force against protesters A day after president rhino wick from a singer who has sworn in hundreds of armed troops raided a protest camp outside the president's office in the early hours of Friday attacking demonstrators with batons Human Rights Watch says the action sends a dangerous message to the Sri Lankan people that the new government intends to act through brute force rather than through the rule of law the group's South Asia director says the nation urgently needs measures to address the economic needs of Sri lankans who demanding a government that respects fundamental rights I'm Charles De

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Rajapaksa ally named PM in Sri Lanka as protest site cleared

AP News Radio

01:01 min | 3 weeks ago

Rajapaksa ally named PM in Sri Lanka as protest site cleared

"A gutted by a Raja paxa political ally has been appointed Sri Lanka's prime minister hours after army troops and police cleared areas occupied for months by demonstrators Heavy security was present outside Sri Lanka's presidential office hours after the forces had moved in on the major protest site early on Friday hashai Siri wardana a lawyer and protester til the AP soldiers had come and brutally beaten peaceful protesters and destroyed camps They are badly injured and some of the also lower sounds well good Siri were done as she's disappointed by the heavy approach adopted by the new president Ronnie wick from a singer who was chosen by lawmakers earlier this week And he took cowardly action against the peaceful protesters I'm Charles De

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Wickremesinghe elected new president in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | Last month

Wickremesinghe elected new president in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

"Lawmakers have chosen 6 time prime minister ranil wick wima singer as Sri Lanka's president Lawmakers tables after choosing Rick from a singer as president to succeed the ousted leader got to buy a Rajapaksa whose fled the country in a vote that risks reigniting political turmoil in the troubled South Asian island wick from a singer's unpopular with voters who see him as a holdover from Russia pax's government namal Jaya a human resources professional reflects the view of many Because they have not listened to the people's demands People are struggling They can't have food They can't have kerosene They don't have gas They don't have diesel They don't have petrol Other protesters chant go home rail I'm Charles De

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 Sri Lanka acting president declares emergency amid protests

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | Last month

Sri Lanka acting president declares emergency amid protests

"Sri Lanka's acting president has declared a state of emergency which gives him broad authority amid growing protests for him to step down The state of emergency was imposed only a few days after rain week re messinger took over as a transitional president the move came after protests demanding his resignation have continued in most parts of the country with some burning his effigy The new president took over from his predecessor gotta buy a japa who fled abroad and resigned after months long mass protests over the country's economic collapse a new more permanent president is due to be voted in by the country's lawmakers and a few days

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"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:02 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"What they see as a democratic dividend or a vested political dividend in lieu of that injection of economic support. So your question about are we going to see a complete collapse? I would bet against not. However, it doesn't take away the fact that there is a severe humanitarian crisis that people are suffering, that there is no immediate hope in sight. And there is a restive military. There is, if you like the seeds of a very volatile political situation, are very alive at the moment, but will be see a collapse. I don't think so. But finally, on that semi hopeful note, I will come back to you finally. We started out talking about the effect that this crisis was having on day to today life in Colombo or in Sri Lanka generally, and I'd like to personalize that even further. If you could maybe talk us through what you expect the next few days and weeks might be like for you in terms of just trying to go about your day to today life. How difficult do you anticipate it being? Well, it's already very different and I think we are getting ready. I mean, it's basically an unofficial lockdown in Sri Lanka. We are unable to travel at least by vehicle because there's no fuel. Maybe the positive side is many taking to cycling or walking and this is seen quite hot and you need environment. So it's an unofficial lockdown, schools have clothes, officers, are nearly shut down, the public transport is coming to a standstill. So things in that respect, it's similar to the COVID period. But it's the humanitarian crisis that I worry and the fact that many online to starve. I mean, there are reports now emerging that in the next couple of weeks, we are likely to see significant numbers facing starvation. The 80s going to increase. Suicides could increase. So we are having that kind of impact and it's likely to get worse. But one also needs to factor in the political stability in Sri Lanka it's not just the humanitarian crisis, but the political stability is very tenuous at the moment. But all that said, one of the things that I think keeps Sri lankans going is these peaceful protests that have been there for several months. It's unprecedented that we people have come out, many ignoring intimidation, harassment, court orders, attempts to arrest them. We've had two states of emergency in the last few months and regardless people have come to the streets. So the mobilization of city sense is very much standard resilient shown by many people, is quite remarkable. So while things are dire and uncertain and that there is multiple crises on the ground, the fact that people are standing up and larger peacefully, I mean, we've seen some incidents of violence, but largely peacefully calling for a system change is something we can not ignore. So I also want to end this in a hopeful note saying that hopefully the months long practice lead to system change, but also a reckoning of what Sri Lanka has gone through in the past and learning mistakes from that past and fixing those mistakes. So addressing some of the root causes and ensuring that Sri Lanka's democracy holds together his extremely important at this moment. That was pavani fonseca and charu lata hogg. This is the foreign desk. And

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"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

02:55 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Listening to the foreign desk with me Andrew Muller. A character in Ernest Hemingway's the sun also rises is asked how he went bankrupt and replies gradually, then suddenly. Though chaos and collapse on the scales Sri Lanka is experiencing may seem akin to some sudden natural disaster, it is the culmination of a long sequence of missteps. Well earlier, I spoke to charu lata hogg an associate fellow at the Asia Pacific program at chatham House here in London and to bavani fonseca, a prominent human rights lawyer and activist in Sri Lanka. I began by asking charu to explain how the current crisis came about. Well, I think we need a seasoned economist to really unpack what has gone wrong. But as a lay person and as an observer of Sri Lanka for many years, I would say that the roots of this go back to the way in which the government built the foundations of the economy. The foundations of the economy were built on heavy borrowing, a progressively welfare state, which spent much more than it generated in terms of its income. And then very high interest borrowing from neighbors from China from other countries in order to sustain the economy. Some would say that it was a time bomb that was taking all this while, and over the recent years I suppose the finger can be pointed more starkly towards the Rajapaksa administration and let's not forget, you know, since 2005, there are two parks have dominated the political landscape of the country and in this they relied in sort of rebuilding the country after the end of the conflict in 2009. They began to borrow massively and began to make huge investments in what were called infrastructure projects, but were they really needed for Sri Lanka is a different question altogether. In addition to that, massive and was scale corruption and allegations have abounded about these practices by the Rajapaksa government. So in a nutshell, I suppose poor economic planning and heavy and very centralized and problematic political administration with not enough forward thinking about the economy and hurt, I suppose, doubly by the pandemic, which affected tourism and the foreign remittances and in addition, I suppose more recently with the Ukraine crisis to some degree. Bavani, now that charu has mentioned the roger pax's, we should talk a bit about this extraordinary family firm, which has dominated Sri Lankan politics for what must now feel like forever, especially if you're in Sri Lanka.

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"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

03:06 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Very different than other cases where many governments have managed to blame it on COVID or blame it on the Ukraine war. These people say no, it's your fault. You did the wrong thing, including, by the way, delaying going to the IMF by two years. So what the IMF program or what our fiscal adjustment program is, is designed to reverse those policies. In addition, and this is what makes me optimistic is that we've had discussions with the leaders of the opposition and what was remarkable was that even in January, we had a seminar with these leaders of the opposition parties, and they, at the end of the seminar, signed a joint declaration calling for the government to go for a debt restructuring and approach the IMF. Now, what's remarkable about this is that these opposition parties range from the extreme left to the extreme right. They don't agree on too many other things. But they did actually agree on them. So that gives me some assurance that even if the government falls, whoever is the new leader, that emerges from the new government, is likely to support the IMF program. Just as a final thought then, if you were the person that whoever was running Sri Lanka did approach for advice about what they should actually do next, what would you tell them? They already have approached me. I'll tell you what I told them. So I would say we need to increase taxes. The reason we got into this trouble in the first place was that when they came into power, there are approximately administration cut taxes. They cut the value added tax from 15% to 8%. We need to restore that because Sri Lanka, the revenue to GDP ratio is 8.3%, which is one of the lowest in the world. So we need to reverse that. We also need to cut some of the subsidies. So you look as a whole range of subsidies on fuel and fertilizer and a whole bunch of other things that don't necessarily benefit the poor. Fuel subsidies are basically a transfer to the rich, who drive gas guzzling cars and run air conditioners and so on. We need to convert these subsidies into targeted cash transfers. So that you can make sure that the poor continue to get more money while the rich are paying their fair share. Then we need to go beyond that to the large range of state owned enterprises. So it has a large number of state owned enterprises that are all losing money. Sri Lankan airlines, the airline itself, by the way, is one of the biggest losers. It's accumulated losses about 0.8% of GDP. So they have to get rid of Sri Lankan airlines one way or the other. And there are a few others. But these are the major big ticket items that need to be done urgently in order to restore some credibility to the government's fiscal stance. Santa, thank you for joining us that was professor shante devaraja of Georgetown university. You're listening to the foreign desk on monocle 24. You're

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"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:11 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Poverty. And so all loans are scrutinized and evaluated in terms of how they will help the poor in the country. And to similar criteria attend decisions about bailouts or similar rescues from the IMF of which Sri Lanka has had many, 16 O 17, I think, which would seem to suggest that whatever the criteria are, there possibly not stringent enough. What the IMF is mainly doing is trying to restore stability to the macroeconomics of the country. So the country is as Sri Lanka is at the moment having a huge fiscal deficit. It's about 11% of GDP. And so what the IMF does is to say, how can we get Sri Lanka back on a track where the fiscal deficit is reduced? And the current account deficit is also reduced. So that the country will be in a position to pay back the new debt. So that's the role that the IMF plays. I resist the term bailout because I think it's more like a certification of the adjustment program. So that the country can actually reemerge in capital markets. Now, this is the first time that the IMF is actually played this role in Sri Lanka. The previous 17 programs have been simply adjustment programs. And I think it's fair to say that the reason why there have been 17 of these is that while the country was able to agree on an adjustment program with the IMF, each of those times, at the moment, they didn't actually go ahead and implement all of the measures in the program. See, a program is an agreement over a three year period. So they would agree there would be some money in the first tranche coming in as a result of the program, but then when there's a review of the progress in the second year or the third year, you find that the program was off track.

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"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:31 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Is there any element of the apparently now deposed order which could play any part in whatever comes next? I mean, do people assume that former president Rajapaksa's exit is a one way trip that we won't be seeing him again. Do people think that Ronnie will premising the former prime minister now acting president is actually part of any solution. Well, there's two questions there in terms of run ill. He will definitely try in some way, shape or form to be part of that solution. And as you can see with the way that he did the about turn, telling the country that he was going to step down and then not stepping down. This is a man who has been sworn in as prime minister a staggering 6 times more than any other prime minister in the country. And all of those times, he has never actually taken that office as a democratically elected official, voted in by the people of Sri Lanka. So he will certainly try and in fact he's already taking actions to inveigle his way into the books of the people. So one of the actions that he's speaking about is to remove the need to address the president of Sri Lanka as your excellency. Another is to demilitarize the north of the country, where, of course, the most fighting during the Civil War happened. A third proposal is to create election and campaign finance reforms. So it's all good stuff. But it begs the question, why is this never been addressed before from a man who has held so much political power in the country for so long? So the cynicism and mistrust when it comes to run el is very much there and the sentiment of the people is that they want him out. In terms of the roger parks, I mean, it's difficult to say, former president and prime minister Mahinda. He was ousted from government in May by the protesters. He still in the country. In fact, he has a travel ban in post on him as does brother basil, who was the former finance minister. He's the guy that's known as the crow or mister 10% for all the commissions that he would skim off of the national contracts and project. We do know that there was always disagreement between God tabia and Mahinda when they were in office together. The aspirations of Mahinda, when he came back as prime minister, he couldn't come back as president because he had done two terms of a presidency. He assumed that he'd be running the show, I think, and guitar would be the figurehead. And it's always been the wish of Mahinda to have his son narma running as president. Nama was the sports minister under the former government. He too is still in country. So who knows if there are perhaps might regain political power that they've currently lost? I mean, we're seeing what Ferdinand junior Marcos now elected as presidents 36 years after his father was removed by the people of Philips for pretty much the same corruption and mismanagement that Sri Lanka is currently enduring.

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"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

02:29 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"If an outgoing head of state and or government ends their term with a dignified set piece speech and a cheerful handshake with their successor, things in a given country can be broadly assumed to be going well. If the nation's leader scalpers for the airport while an enraged citizenry scales the walls of the presidential compound, the opposite analysis applies. Earlier this week, Sri Lanka's president gotta beat Rajapaksa joined the melancholy fraternity of leaders compelled to legate into exile a step ahead of the pitchfork brandishing mob. Rajapaksa's dramatic decampment followed escalating discontent at Sri Lanka's recent descent into dysfunction. An energy crisis and an economic collapse have had dreadfully debilitating effects on the lives of Sri Lanka's people. The now very much former president gotta be a Rajapaksa is one member of a family which has for decades played musical chairs with Sri Lanka's highest political offices. One of gotta be his brothers, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned as prime minister in May in the face of growing protests. Another basil Rajapaksa resigned as finance minister in April. Yet another shamal Rajapaksa resigned as irrigation minister at around the same time. As we go to earth Sri Lanka's prime minister ranil with creme singer has been sworn in as acting president, but it is far from clear that anyone is playing much attention to him. But even if they eventually do, what options does he have? How did Sri Lanka get in to this astonishing mess and how does it get out? This is the foreign desk.

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Sri Lanka’s President Resigns After Months of Protest

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last month

Sri Lanka’s President Resigns After Months of Protest

"Sri Lanka's prime minister has been sworn in as the country's interim president until parliament elects a successor to gotabaya Rajapaksa who resigned after mass protests Jubilant crowds celebrated their victory in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo Protests send me that Graham said he was proud of the group effort to depose the former president This is really something amazing The fact that it happened on the back of largely peaceful protests that just happened not in Colombo but across the country And so in that sense this is really an amazing moment Sri Lanka's parliament speaker set a new leader be chosen within a week by lawmakers the new president will serve

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How the Environmentalists Are Destroying the Planet

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:29 min | Last month

How the Environmentalists Are Destroying the Planet

"I spoke to you yesterday about the environmentalists crushing of the people of Sri Lanka. The attempt is going on in the Netherlands, as you know. The Netherlands whose emission of carbon dioxide or whatever else fertilizer or Cal tooting produces is so negligible in the scheme of the earth as to be ludicrous and crossing the line from ludicrous into evil. What the Netherlands government is attempting to do to its own people and to the world since the Netherlands is the second greatest exporter. Of what is it a food generally? Agricultural products. Tucker Carlson reported last night on Ghana, which we visited commented. It was on its way to some degree of prosperity, relative to other West African or African countries. And now is a basket case all because of the greens. I always think when will people awaken to the existential threat that the left poses to humanity?

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Sri Lanka protest sites calm as president’s resignation awaited

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | Last month

Sri Lanka protest sites calm as president’s resignation awaited

"Sri Lanka's embattled president got a buyer rasha paxa continues his exit while a curfew is set in Colombo Rajapaksa has left the Maldives and is now bound for sink poor after fleeing his own country amid mass protests demanding he resign over his country's economic collapse Meanwhile the government's announced a curfew in the capital and its suburbs to run until 5 a.m. Friday anticipating more protests troops in green military uniforms and camouflage vests have arrived by armored personnel carriers to reinforce barricades around

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"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

04:09 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"A religious group that's Christian, especially in the Middle East and West Africa. It doesn't make the headlines because it doesn't comport with the lying media. It's entirely accurate to Trump phrase. It is a lying media. They lie so effectively. They don't even know they're lying. But the lying whoops sorry, the line is of omission as much as commission. It is reported on page 14 or something. If it's reported, another massacre of dozens of Christians in Nigeria, let's say. But it doesn't comport with the left wing media's agenda, which is to depict Christians as persecutors, not as persecuted. Only Muslims are persecuted. So when Muslims wipe out Christian villages, it doesn't really make any headlines. In the United States, the loathing of Christianity on the part of the left is so deep. That there are Christians on the left means nothing, the ability of people to commit suicide on a national or religious level is well documented. I spoke to the skateboarder in the first hour who was cheated out of her win by a biological man in the women's skateboarding competition. And she spoke of the astonishing amount of hatred directed to her as a Jew. Because she spoke out against the biological man, the feeding all the women. In the women's competition. And I asked her to come from the left or the right, said overwhelmingly from the left. I don't even think she's on the right. Young Jewish woman from Michigan. And I told her, it is amazing that she was vote left. It is an act of suicide on the part of Jews to do so. And it is an act of suicide on the part of Christians. To vote left. As they watch their churches get emptier and emptier left wing Christians. Just double down, same as left wing Jews, as they watch their synagogue, get empty or an emptier. And they double down on the left. Anyway, the greatest teacher right now in America is of Christians. It is so regular that I know exactly what they'll write, so I don't always read them. I spend more time reading left wing pieces than right-wing pieces. But why was it this week this one in The New York Times? So they magazine. So listen to this, this is about the threat of Christianity to America. Talking about right-wing Christians, by the way, for the record most of you know this, but I am a Jew. I'm a religious Jew. I am not a Christian. So it's much harder to dismiss what I'm saying. Since I am not a Christian, however, when you have a commitment to truth, it doesn't matter what you are. Everybody who's committed to truth basically has the same realizations. It's irrelevant if you're a Christian, you're an atheist, or a Muslim, black, white, that's the beauty of truth. Truth is truly the one thing that can unite people. But we're swimming in the world of lies. Men menstruate is the great example..

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"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

05:01 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"Yes, exactly. So I have some of the letters that they always fascinate me, published in The New York Times. These are not just comments on the Internet. From rosemary, keough O'Neal, West Hartford, Connecticut, to the editor kudos to miss byers for her excellent portrayal. Of the issue of breastfeeding versus formula feeding, I struggled with breastfeeding my first two babies so decided to opt for bottle feeding my third. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I was well rested the baby got to bond with her father during the middle of the night feedings. We knew how much the baby had been fed and everybody got to be part of nourishing her. It's tough to confront the breast is best crowd. One friend of mine threatened an intervention. How do you like that? A friend. Some friend. But it was my baby, my body, my choice. None of these slogans are actually meant. When people say autonomy over their body, but they're okay with the government. Mandating that you get a vaccine or you be fired from your job, or you be dismissed from the military. They're fine with that. They don't really mean bodily autonomy. They're all slogans. Ask yourself, have you thought positions you've taken? Or is it the social pressure that has you take them? Hi, everybody. It's the ultimate issues hour, third hour, every Tuesday, some great issue of life. I have given many analogies for the importance of this hour. My favorite is a map tells you where you are, but wisdom tells you where to go. So knowing where you are if you don't know where you want to go, is of no use. So ultimate issues hour is about where we should go. Whatever the subject might be. So here's my subject today. It begins with a question slash riddle. What is the most hated group in America? I could add to that. What is the only group in America you are allowed to publicly hate? And are or is publicly hated? I'll let you think for a moment. And the answer is Christians. There is no close second. Tell me a group that is as hated, well, I guess there is a group, but it's of temporary group because I assume the non vaccinated. Right? There's the only competition for a group you are allowed to hate, in fact, you are commanded to hate. The unvaccinated. But that's in the back burner right now, but Christians, that loathing of Christianity and Christians, all the more remarkable is the fact that there's no term for the greatest hatred in America. There's a term for the hatred of every single group. Even when those hatreds are minimal, but wildly exaggerated. Right? In the religious realm, hatred of Muslims is called islamophobia, hatred of Jews, called anti semitism. Hatred of Christians is called uh oh. Not called anything. How could that be? Why is there no name for hatred of Christians? That you got to admit that's pretty suggestive of something. Is there a group that is killed on religious grounds as much as Christians are today? Now, if Iran had its way, more Jews would be killed in Christians. They'd like to annihilate every Jew of Israel, but thank God it is not happening. So when it comes to massacring.

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Taylor Silverman on UNFAIR Competition With Trans Skater

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:23 min | Last month

Taylor Silverman on UNFAIR Competition With Trans Skater

"Is my first skateboarding competitor and champion. I think I've ever had on the show. And I have had a lot of guests. Yes, that's right. There you go. It doesn't count that my engineer is a major skateboarder, but he hasn't competed. So anyway, it is a pleasure to have Taylor silverman. She is a skateboarding champion and she is a human champion, which is obviously more important. She's had the courage to speak out after a competition and if I'm not getting this entirely right Taylor obviously correct me. So you competed and you came in second to a biological male who competed in the women's competition. Is that correct? Correct. And it was just an amateur level contest. I'm not like one of the top skateboarders or anything. But there was money involved and I did travel and have to compete and qualifiers to get there and it was really shocking to arrive and find out that that was going to be a contest that we'd have the opportunity to compete for a second place at. Were you

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"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:40 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"Paid off to do so, why are they mesmerized? By western crushing of their economy in the name of something that has essentially zero effect. Over 90% of Sri Lanka's farmers have used chemical fertilizers before they were banned. After they were banned in astonishing 85% experienced crop losses. Rice production fell 20% of prices skyrocketed 50% in just 6 months. All because they listened to western environmentalists. A human crushing movement Sri Lanka had to import $450 million worth of rice. That's amazing. That's amazing. Just despite having been self sufficient, just months earlier. That's like us importing oil after Donald Trump's four years. We were exporting oil. The sick despicable crushing life crutching crushing anti human left. Follow their advice and its suicide. It is suicide. But people are not allowed to hear other viewpoints. Imagine getting up at a college class and saying, actually, this left wing movement is crushing my family and our society, and our world. Imagine that? No, it's unimaginable. Well, they're revolting in Holland and they're revolting in Sri Lanka. Get any ideas? We'll return. The Dennis prager show. Towels just don't seem to dry you anymore. They feel soft and lotion Y in the store, but you get them home, and they don't absorb. Well, Mike lindell and my pillow found that out around 2006 and towels changed forever. He found the best towel company right here in the USA. They have proprietary technology to create towels that feel soft, but actually work, and that happens to be true. I use them. They are all made with USA cotton and they come with the my pillow 60 day money back guarantee. 6 P set two bath, two hand towels, two washcloths, regularly a 109 99, now 39 99..

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The Aim of the Greens Is Anti-Human

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:45 sec | Last month

The Aim of the Greens Is Anti-Human

"The ultimate aim of the environmentalist movement, the greens, as they're known, is truly anti human. It is a deep sickness to worship of the earth at the expense of humanity. It is an inversion of genesis, which says, and you shall dominate nature. It is you shall let nature dominate you. The depth of the anti human element of the greens is not perceived by most people. Who think that the worship of the earth is a beautiful thing. Because his chest of tin pointed out when people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing they believe in anything.

"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:32 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"Sri Lanka does not register on most people's radar, understandably. There are 200 or so countries. And you can't keep up with all of them. But what the western environmentalists have done to crush this small country is evil. Because the environmentalist movement is evil. I know it's impossible for a leftist to even entertain that called evil was on the right. But if evil is measured not by intentions, but by results, humans suffering has increased exponentially because of the greens. Germany, country that is almost always wrong. Followed the greens, and they are in terrible shape. And it will have repercussions around the world. It's the most important economy in Europe. And it is entirely induced because green thinking has taken over the elites. In Holland, they are crushing farmers. I was shocked to learn how long does the second greatest exporter of agricultural products. So the world has some dependence upon Holland and needless to say, the Dutch do..

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"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

04:51 min | Last month

"lanka" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"Deal, as we say. So here's an interesting question for you. Have you been following what's going on in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is an island country on the southeast off the southeast coast of India. I think it's the southeast coast. Maybe it's the southwest coast. It's funny, usually the thing you say first is right. You want to check that. I think it's southeast. Yeah. Southwest of the Maldives. Southeast is Sri Lanka. And I was there. It's a beautiful, it's known for being a beautiful island. It was called Ceylon, it's now called Sri Lanka. I've never understood these name changes. I'm sure that Sri or Sri Lanka is closer to the indigenous language of the country. But why does anybody care what foreigners call their country, must the bad name? I mean, to the Germans insist that the world called Germany deutschland, Germany has nothing to do with their family. They share virtually no letters. I haven't followed that. Why did Peking become Beijing? What was wrong with Peking? Anyway, Sri Lanka, or Sri Lanka, has just seen the government overthrown by massive protests. Massive. Because the man is bankrupted his country in large measure because he followed western ideas about how to bankrupt your country, specifically the greens, economic environmentalist policy. Is there a movement that has done as much destruction as the environmentalist movement? In our time, I can't think of any. There might be, I can't think of any. Every leftist movement is destructive, but this one has been particularly destructive. So this is from common sense, and it's by Michael schellinger, who is a very bright man. And didn't he, didn't he sort of start as a liberal? He started as an environmentalist. He has a lot of intellectual honesty in his life. Okay, let's see. The proximate cause the reason for the chaos is that the nation is bankrupt. Millions are struggling to buy food, medicine, and fuel between June 21 and June 22, food prices rose 80%. Last month, annual inflation hit nearly 55%. Can you imagine that? A 55% annual rate of inflation? Wow. Since the start of the pandemic, half a million people have fallen into poverty. If you've never paid attention to the island country just off in the southeastern coast, I was right. There we go. You might think this is just how it goes in developing nations, but the truth is that Sri Lanka have been gradually rebuilding itself after decades of Civil War and authoritarianism and then this happened. We in the west had a lot to do with it. The underlying reason for the fall of Sri Lanka is that its leaders starting with former president Siri Senna and continuing with his successor of the recently deposed Kota baya Rajapaksa. Fell under the spell of western green elites peddling organic agriculture and ESG. Which refers to investments made following supposedly higher environmental, social and governance criteria. That's what ESG is. Environmental social and governments. Sri Lanka has a near perfect ESG score of 98 higher than Sweden 96 and the United States 51. What is having such a high ESG score mean? In short, it meant that Sri Lanka's 2 million farmers were forced to stop using fertilizers and pesticides, laying waste to its critical agricultural sector..

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How a Band of Activists Helped Bring Down Sri Lanka's Government

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:39 min | Last month

How a Band of Activists Helped Bring Down Sri Lanka's Government

"So here's an interesting question for you. Have you been following what's going on in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is an island country on the southeast off the southeast coast of India. I think it's the southeast coast. Maybe it's the southwest coast. It's funny, usually the thing you say first is right. You want to check that. I think it's southeast. Yeah. Southwest of the Maldives. Southeast is Sri Lanka. And I was there. It's a beautiful, it's known for being a beautiful island. It was called Ceylon, it's now called Sri Lanka. I've never understood these name changes. I'm sure that Sri or Sri Lanka is closer to the indigenous language of the country. But why does anybody care what foreigners call their country, must the bad name? I mean, to the Germans insist that the world called Germany deutschland, Germany has nothing to do with their family. They share virtually no letters. I haven't followed that. Why did Peking become Beijing? What was wrong with Peking? Anyway, Sri Lanka, or Sri Lanka, has just seen the government overthrown by massive protests.

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You're a Scientist? So What!

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:39 min | Last month

You're a Scientist? So What!

"I have been writing for over 20 years a column that comes out every Tuesday at Dennis prager dot com and starts at town hall and then my greats to daily wire American greatness. Jewish world review and many, many other places thank God, because I think I have something important to say, otherwise I wouldn't say it. So what happened was rare, I normally write the column over the course of the weekend and then polish it on Monday. It has to be submitted by Monday late afternoon. Obviously my time. And yesterday, a physician called many times. It took issue with me about Therapeutics, specifically Ivermectin. Which is fine. So I took his call. I like calls it. Take issue with me. But then he said, I'm a scientist. And that was a precious moment in my life. To which the responses so what? I can read reports just as well as you can. I don't know as much as he does about the way the human body works. So that there was no question. I pray that's true. He's a doctor. My the title of my column today, it's my website and town hall. Is your scientist so what?

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 Protesters break into home of Sri Lankan PM, set it on fire

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | Last month

Protesters break into home of Sri Lankan PM, set it on fire

"Sri Lanka's prime minister has agreed to resign after party leaders in parliament demanded both he and the embattled president step down on the day protesters stormed the president's residence and office in a fury over the worsening economic crisis Sri Lankan protesters demanding president got a buyer roger Paxton's resignation move at pace toward the presidential secretary building while police fire tear gas as they gather barricaded road another image shows protesters sitting on top of a police water cannon vehicle thousands of people have demonstrated in the capital Colombo against the island nation's worst economic crisis in recent memory That prime minister Ronald Rick were missing gig has said in a voice statement he will resign when all parties have agreed on a new government

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Rep. Austin Scott: We Were Feeling the Impact of High Costs Before War

The Dan Bongino Show

01:35 min | 5 months ago

Rep. Austin Scott: We Were Feeling the Impact of High Costs Before War

"You know if you have people on fixed incomes living off a soon to be a bankrupt social security system that are only getting three 4% a year increases if that even in the inflation crisis this is a really big deal congressman I mean you got a seniors who worked really hard who busted their butts some of whom were World War II greatest generation folks who not many and I meant not that many left living on fixed incomes were going to have to choose between eating eating a regular meal or paying the rent I mean that's a serious problem Yeah granted it may not be immediate starvation here like it would be in Sri Lanka which is a serious problem too but it's a problem here nonetheless That's right And the disruptions around the world have an impact on global stability in the economy but right here at home what I'm frustrated with is if you listen to Biden and Harris and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer they're saying oh well this inflation is Vladimir Putin's war It's Vladimir Putin's war that created all of this inflation inside the United States Well that's not true We were feeling the impacts of bad policy more than 25 days ago This war while it seems like it's been going on for months and months and months I mean it's literally 25 days since Vladimir Putin invaded So they're using this as an excuse for what they're bad policies have done and increasing the price of fuel and increase in the price of food in this country And that's the real shame in the just the lack of character that we have in The White House right now

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Rep. Austin Scott: The World's Going to Be Paying a Lot More for Bread

The Dan Bongino Show

00:51 sec | 5 months ago

Rep. Austin Scott: The World's Going to Be Paying a Lot More for Bread

"And so with trade shutdown in the Black Sea you've got tremendous increased costs of nitrogen and potassium You've got the increased cost of wheat and corn and sunflower oil And it's going to have a huge impact on the World Food Program and lower income economies You're seeing this a little bit in Sri Lanka right now where they had gone have to go to the IMF for an emergency bailout that's 4000 miles from Ukraine but the impact of the war is already hurting them and you and I and other people who are fortunate enough blessed enough to wake up inside this great country The United States of America we're going to pay more for our bread certainly but there are other people around the world that I'm very concerned are going to be literally starving

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How Does One Access Their Bitcoin Funds?

The Doug Collins Podcast

02:01 min | 7 months ago

How Does One Access Their Bitcoin Funds?

"You brought up an interesting subject just a few minutes ago and I wanna come back to it now. You said, 'cause this is very, very true. The Mexico's economy really could not exist without transfers of monetary dollars back from the United States. Economy would crash. We know that from Western Union to this the old saying he's going back for. You might have mentioned this I sent it back in Bitcoin that more than likely the family in Mexico would get the transaction through the computer, however, you know, they got it. And they would convert it, I'm assuming in the dollars or pesos, whichever one they wanted. Where would they do that at? If you, Derek, you sent me about whatever means through a server, however it is. You sent me a Bitcoin today. And I said, well, that's really nice. I want the money. Where would I go, just so to speak get the money? Sure. Well, first of all, I would say it depends on the country that you're in if you would want your local currency. If you're in Venezuela, you probably want to keep it in Bitcoin. Mexico, their currency has actually been quite strong. So that's a bit different. Colombia, the currency hasn't done so well. So not all of them wanted their local currency, but many do. The Sri Lanka, for example, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, just announced it as a Bitcoin as the official currency for El Salvador as one of several. So you may just keep it in Bitcoin. But to answer your specific question, there are more advanced ways to do this, but I'm just trying to explain the easiest way to solve some of these problems. And so you may use something like a Gemini or a similar product. And so that can help manage this operation and help you transfer it back to your Fiat currency at your local bank. And so once the transaction is sent to you, you may immediately essentially send a wire. It's not actually a wire you're not going to pay a wire fee, but you have the Bitcoin and your Gemini account and you push a button to transfer it to your bank account so that way you have it in that local currency.

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The World Is Increasingly at Risk of a Global Financial Crisis

The Trish Regan Show

01:54 min | 7 months ago

The World Is Increasingly at Risk of a Global Financial Crisis

"I wrote an article about how we are now increasingly in jeopardy of a global financial crisis. I wouldn't have said this before, but the World Bank, David Lopez, whom I've known for many years, president of the World Bank came out with a warning and said, numerous countries really kind of emerging market developing countries, meaning very poor countries. Have too much debt, and they're not going to be able to pay it back. You see, normally, the World Bank used to lend money, but, you know, hey, 2020, 2021, with all that cash in the system, in part, thanks to the Federal Reserve, all these hedge funds started landing money to a lot of these emerging market countries. And now the bills are coming due. And the rates are resetting because interest rates are going up, it's just like in 2008. Remember in 2008, the whole housing crisis, all these people got loans, leading up to 2008 that maybe shouldn't have had all those loans. I love the Nina loans. The no income no acid loans. Well, there are a lot of those out there at that time, and then as soon as rates reset, well, what do you know? People couldn't afford to pay their mortgages. It's the same kind of thing now going on on a global scale. All this money has been lent to all these countries who now are saying, wow, wait a second. How are we going to pay this back? I mean, we were talking about places like Sri Lanka and El Salvador. And so the danger is that some of these hedge funds, some of these institutions, probably the institutions that lent the money are going to stumble when they don't get the money back. And the fear is if they stumble, what happens to the individual little guy, right? The investors, the American investors, retail investors, pension funds that are invested in all these things. Did they then stumble? This is the domino effect that we have to be

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Uyghurs' Comments Lands Warriors Minority Owner in Hot Water

The Larry Elder Show

01:18 min | 7 months ago

Uyghurs' Comments Lands Warriors Minority Owner in Hot Water

"And again, this co owner is from Sri Lanka, where two weeks after bombing the three churches in Sri Lanka on eastern Sunday, talked about the persecution from this man's country and he doesn't seem to care about the persecution of the Uighurs. Nobody cares about what's happening to the weekers, okay? You bring it up because you really care. And I think what do you mean? The rest of us don't care. Very hard. You're saying you're very don't care? I'm telling you a very hard ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, yes, it is below my line. Okay. Of all the things that I care about, it is below my line. Disappointing. But I think the jobs are better served for Americans. And I think that we should have the ability to build our own businesses, just like China has the right to do for themselves. Without the risk of these things being undercut by policies that we don't understand, which is effectively what you do when you outsource your supply chain to countries where you're not a 100% aligned with them. Yeah. And they're dictatorships. So again, I'm not even sure that China is a dictatorship the way that you want to call it that. Again, I think that's in the name. Look, you have to understand Jason. There are a set of checks and balances here on China that at the end of the day, I don't think that I have the moral absolutism to judge China.

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Anti-Biden Rap Song ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Reaches Top Spot on iTunes Chart

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:20 min | 10 months ago

Anti-Biden Rap Song ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Reaches Top Spot on iTunes Chart

"So for those of you that don't know, maybe you've been, I don't know, in a coma, the last three weeks or I don't know, navigating the islands of Thailand or something, and you just haven't been really queued into the news cycle or maybe you were in honeymoon and Sri Lanka. I don't know. So there was a Nat. There's a NASCAR driver. His name is Brandon. And he's actually competing soon in Phoenix, I found that mistaken. I don't know his last name. And so Brandon won this NASCAR event, and the crowd started his name is Brandon Brown. The crowd started to chant F Joe Biden and the announcer a lot of people went and attacked the announcer. I actually think she was kind of creative and she unintentionally now gave us a non vulgar way to now say this. So then she says, oh, they're all saying, let's go Brandon. They weren't saying, let's go Brandon. And it was just so comically wrong. It was just so off of the beat and like she had to do her bastion didn't want to get an FCC complaint. She obviously was trying to keep it focused on the try to keep it focused on the sports story. Do I think she intentionally lied? Yeah, of course she did. She knew they weren't saying that, obviously. And so she knew they weren't saying, let's go Brandon. But I think she unintentionally created the movement where now et cetera. Okay, so this chant let's go Brandon is everywhere. Last night at our event, Boise, people were just coming up and chanting, let's go Brandon. And it kind of has these kind of alternate meeting. It's like it's anti media. It's anti buy it and it's all over the place. It's also pro brand. We're very pro brand. And so let's go to cut 41. Harris falconer saying, let's go brand and song has now hit the number one on itune over Adele, skinny Adele now at new skinny Adele's new song. Okay, cut 41. And as the president deals with that favorability issue, problem, disaster. The anti Biden chance, let's go Brandon, which you know are kind of code for cleaning up what they're really saying. But anyway, let's go Brandon. Now, hitting the iTunes top. Talk to hip hop songs. They now sit one and two on iTunes downloads ahead of Adele's new song. Number one and two, we're always told conservatives need to take back the culture where it's happening

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"lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"We should try all right so you might not like this but they do have mcdonald's in sri lanka this thing called chicken big mac which i had to try and actually quite good. It's basically mac chicken patty so that was kinda interesting but more. Yeah to your point. I think you're probably looking more for the local culture to some the guest houses we stayed at. They often would serve hoppers in the morning net. There's a couple of styles it is a bowl hopper which is a bowl shaped pancake made out of rice. Flour is very common in sri lanka and they typically will fill it with With an egg in perhaps some other ingredients of vegetables in the light or they also have string hoppers which are also this rice flour. That's more in the shape. Spaghetti that they often mixed in with the curry's so that's something that if you're in lack you're probably going to try and it's quite good. I'd never added before. I was pleasantly surprised. And i should say not too surprised about the chicken a mcdonald's because having been in a recently in india north of there of course we walked past a mcdonald's i did not eat there just for the record and kiss anybody's keeping score but there were no. There was no beef because of the hindu population and even relocate. You still have about twelve percent between twelve and thirteen percent of people are hindus so it's just easier perhaps if you don't have beef on the menu and they did have beef but it was just. I'd never seen a chicken big mac before which was which was kind of interesting. You're standing in the prettiest spot in sri lanka where he is standing. What are you looking at. Can i be floating. yes you can. Well this would take me back to that tents candelabra hotel and floating in their eternity. Cool looking out over the cantillon reservoir surrounded by the mountains and the forest birds passing over is a son's going down in the distance. You can see a cigarette and now is a pretty yes special spot for us to just hang out and take it. All in. What was the type of pull. It's an infinity pool. Basically and the ones that look like they have no end. At attorney pool is really prunier. I think quite possibly excellent. I think that wraps it up unless we have any other answers that you got leftover that i've run out of questions for we learned as we're driving around that every full moon is a holiday in sri lanka. A lot of things will shut down so and they can happening obviously any day of the week so just something that check before you head into sri lanka other thing would be. Bring lots of suntan lotion. We ran out in went unfor- sometime because they don't really locals. Don't believe suntan lotion and we went without as well ourselves because it was sixty dollars per bottle at the shops and we just kind of passed on that okay. Excellent our guest again has been mike and mike. I don't think you have written up anything yet on this but if you do let me know we'll put a link to that in the show notes and thank you so much for coming on amateur traveler sharing with us your love for sri lanka. Thanks chris In thanks for all the great work you've been doing over the years with the podcast now. We are very welcome.

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"lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Neat place to hang out and incredible views to out over the indian ocean especially at sundown. In fact i've got this little routine whereas relenting guy comes out in a scottish kill with bagpipes and they do this. Flag lowering cermony and everybody county. It sounds a little corny making. But it's kind of fun and it's definitely a nice spot that just sit on the randa there and watch the sun go down and i did notice that it actually made the book a thousand places to see before you die now. I know that author who is a very charming woman by the way we have met but she does tend to like hotels a lot. So it's really five hundred hotels that you should stay in before you die in five hundred really cool places but this is one of the hotels that she picked for them. Yeah it definitely makes the list. So that was colombo. There's other things to do there. But i think maybe we could move a little further south to the beach area which was popular especially with a lot of the european to go to sri lanka. Then we went to. Eric called pinto beach yet in the south west coast of sri lanka. And really you can pick any of the beaches along there. They're all quite nice and we picked up until only because the resort were staying at which looked quite nice. Happened to be there. We actually just really took it easy. And this was your adjusted to jetlag portion of. I was just. I was just going to say read. My mind was planned to overcome the jet land. It was a long flight as well so it was nice place arrest up and the other thing that we weren't really anticipating leaving canada and the wintertime. You're this was march in the share. One religion canada minus ten minus twenty degrees weather. And you're arriving tropical destination. I can't wait to get off the plane and this nice hot weather but boy was..

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"lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Hi this is chris. This is going to be your encore presentation of an amateur traveler episode. Because i am not able to record this weekend because it's my son. Mike's wedding. enjoy it bags and read. It's be good. Lord amateur traveler episode six hundred sixty seven today. The amateur traveler talks about cities and national parks and temples botanical gardens and an orphanage for elephants as we go to the island nation of sri lanka. Welcome.

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"lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk

Adventures in a tuk tuk

04:50 min | 2 years ago

"lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk

"Bulb? Yes, we have such. Yeah. Yeah, we have we have yeah, but that we didn't know but we didn't know what we set it up. I thought we had an amount of money that was given to us from yeah, he blew all over the world because of the you know, the the high-profile dead stuff in the media regarding resumes murders. So we we set it up for that reason to keep the money. Say because obviously we felt it was public money and although it was given to our family would kind of fell, you know, we did it really once you use it for that so often and so we did do that. But what we didn't know was how we wanted to spend years lamp to use that money additional enjoyed it given half of its Sheffield. I'm a sensitive caring that but we didn't know how we were going to use the other half of the money. So they sort of focused your your your attention and obviously the first I believe the first project was the home of children in Sri Lanka. Is that correct? Yeah. It did it kind it's definitely gave us the inspiration to you know to do with you know to work in Sri Lanka. Yeah, particularly because of all the children to be made, you know, parents like a nominee birth. Wherever thousand children my parents add salami and I guess that resonated us with you know, obviously having Lost Child and the fact that both the girls and women were particularly the the deaths that the deaths were disproportionate in terms of girls in terms of girls and women because song most girls and women Gemini rising here but a lot of girls and women can't swim. Okay. You know don't will not have been into the C thought. Well, you know that that frightened of the sea anyway, right so, you know that you know, so that was you know, one of the reasons why an obviously in Romans nice memory that you know, we decided to work with with girls have shrunk set up swimming lessons in in the last fifteen years. Yeah. I mean, yeah, and there's there's ngos that were dead. With you know the set up quite quickly actually opportunities for for girls to learn to swim. So yeah, and we we also ourselves setup page soft up for women and girls at at one point as well, which is very successful. So yeah, I mean, you know, it's it's moving on but it's just not regard the same c as a source of food, you know a source of income. It's not regarded as as you know, as Leisure really particular in the communities where we work which are you know, kind of the more disadvantaged communities every every Westerner that goes for language is just comes back just excuse they just say such a fantastic wonderful place down there whether it's the beach and it's got everything there isn't as a as a smallish Island. Yeah. He says it's got such a diverse. Climate, you know, it's got rainforest. It's got mountains tea plantations. It's got features coral Coral Gardens and and down memory knife the diving. So it has it's got everything and I think the beauty of it is is that has it's a small island. Nothing is too far now. That's right. Yes one day I will go have you travelled extensively extensively over the island. Have you been all over done? We've done quite a lot. We've done quite a lot. You know, we've been across to the east coast screen, you know topped off first project. Actually we did do a project before the Children's Home. Yeah, and we did a project in the south in hambantota. It was a feeding feeding Center, but for families that have been displaced by the salami and so yeah, so we've done done done quite a lot of quite a lot of birth. Yeah, but took no, yes, how often do you know me go over or twice a year? Okay, that's were Chrome rather than holiday-related completely. Yeah. Absolutely.

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"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:22 min | 3 years ago

"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World

"The ones who are still alive. Good to help within auntie, Tom who are going to my next family would effected from the last that auntie east ski missing that one. Ladies the cut the lake and child is still in the ICU. So that ankle can't come because that's I came here to find that anti with it get any clue from this CCD visuals with the that came to church today and the the aunt's husband had tavist like amputated and couldn't find her couldn't be looking for her. So he he took that on. And and there are still a lot of uncertainty happening in in the church and at the hospital do negative game. 'cause me I couldn't even think anything it was like a dream. Once we took a very small child died in my hand. Aurora. I would imagine that a lot of people in Sri Lanka are trying to figure out why this happened. Yes. And I think that at this point the bombings are cylinder investigation and people are trying to respect that the government has named and it's Llamas group as being responsible for this. But as done for told me that he just doesn't know why anything like this would happen at all. You also spoke with the priests at the church there in Gumbo. What did he tell you Aurora? He was trying to deal with a with a situation. He told me about what was happening there really gruesome details about what was inside the church. So here is father Edmund Tillakaratna at the church in the Gumbo. And I should say that there are some fairly graphic details in what he's about to say people were dying the church Burr. Elderly people babies and very young people. And we find that flesh of humans on the walls all over the place. The other thing that he wanted to point out with that at that time. Some Buddhist monks had come to show sympathy, and and a sense of unity unity with the Catholic minority in in Sri Lanka. It's Sri Lanka's majority Buddhists country, and you saw a lot of national politicians in dignitaries, and and Buddhist monks showing up to show support for the Catholic community. Do you can see already the Buddhist monks coming here, and then examining sympathize in with us all the students, and the we never had kind of a. Religious disharmony, you know, here, and they are there was some isolated incident. But as a whole would send cantaloupes living harmoniously together optional whatever the purpose, and whatever would it it is so unhumorous Aurora almond drawl in Colombo, you mentioned some of the anger that you heard from parishioners y'all third some consternation from people you spoke to a about the fact that there apparently had been warnings about some kind of attack and the government had really taken little action. Yes, before before the government shutdown social media Lanka in the early afternoon of Sunday. A letter went went around the there was a warning from the intelligence service that there may be a tax some ten days before before the attacks actually happened. And so a lot of people saw this, and it it's creating a lot of anger directed towards the government. I talked to one person outside of the church. Negombo has nameless was Bernard sT. And he he expressed a lot of the disappointment and anger that the government hadn't done more to prevent the bombings diligent service. They didn't take any accent rebels and expecting this can be happened something like this until it's too late to take action the costume in human lights. Actually now that million people scared to go to the go to the public places and public transport, and what is going to be Puget Doppler thirty years war is the end shooting be and yesterday should be happy day for this town. But it's like a whole town is like a funeral at the moment. Whole whole town and village like if you yeah, the whole town of Negombo on the side of that. The worst bombing yesterday is like a funeral said Bernard silver. They're a resident of Negombo the side of the worst bombing yesterday..

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"lanka" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

03:19 min | 3 years ago

"lanka" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Hundreds of people ensure Lanka wake up to celebrate the resurrection of their Lord as well today are met with. Explosions. Fire death and destruction. The power of that the power of being targeted. Is is seeing so dramatically. In the action of these bombings today. And I don't want that to be lost. Appreciate your day. Celebrate the resurrection. Celebrate your family your friends, celebrate fun and spring and all of these things. But appreciate what you have and your ability. To express your faith who express who you are. And don't get lost. In those things. There's a lot throughout this world where people are being targeted and. Oppressed in ways, you couldn't imagine. For the very same thing that you. Well, I may do this today or mania that may not do that. Maybe I'll go to church or maybe I'll wear this funny shirt that expresses my faith, or whatever it is. But a fish on your car, whatever it is. Do these things. And you lose sight of the power of what it really is what it's really saying. If not being part of a club. Not being part of a team or tribe. It's a intense and very we're real relationship with God. And if you overlook that and you see it is just this. In addition to your wardrobe. Then don't do it at all. It's not worth. It doesn't help. The cause doesn't help the faith doesn't help you. People are constantly freaked out about hearing terms like God damn. Here that you might even be puckering up right now. At that, very term. Why? While it's using God's name in vain. I would tell you this that I'd rather children run the streets screaming the term God damn. Then people actually using God's name in vain. It's not about a curse word. It is not about saying something that offends people. It is about claiming to be a child of God. And yet not living that way, not appreciating not having that relationship..

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