Potuvil Point from Google Earth


Potuvil Point pictured below from Google Earth, is located at the northern end of Sri Lanka’s famous Arugam bay.

Potuvil Point - Google Earth close up facing South

Potuvil Point from Google Earth Facing North

The marginally more adventurous can explore Potuvil point via satellitesights.com

As for the controversy part, well I deleted the details. You can insinuate what you like from the comments below 🙂

Postscript:

Indi, Sri Lanka’s most well know blogger has an extensive post on Potuvil Point.

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8 thoughts on “Potuvil Point from Google Earth

  1. Why are you raking up two-year old shit man? I have been to the ‘point’ over the past two tears and saw no evidence of real estate development, unless you call a few thatched cabanas that.

    Not cool to make insinuations based on unverifiable sources and mentioning names in the process.

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  2. You are not talking 2 years old man you are talking 10 years. I know Giles and i knew Manic like my brother. Both talk the same language but in different dialects.

    “…neo colonial symbolism – foreign nationals buying land from locals, accusations of corruption, and real-estate developed building resorts on pristine beaches in the third world. It is the sort of thing that can bring out the environmental activists into the streets.”

    well I am an environmental activist of sorts but I am staying indoors for this one.

    “Those bloody colonialists, if only they could bugger off back home with their human rights agendas and leave us to make a fast buck from Iran and China.”

    Respect for those who have passed through this life but get your facts right before jumping to conclusions on those that are still around.

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  3. javajones: I’m just following the trail of links I found when I googled “Potuvil Point”. The articles I linked two are about as verifiable as any newspaper article if you want to do the leg work. I wasn’t intentionally making any insinuations at anyone just commenting on the text I encountered. But I get your point.

    Kalu Kumar: The quote in your comment that goes : “Those bloody colonialists…” I didn’t write that in my post. The first quote you make I did write – as a way of satirising how I’ve heard some family members in my family refer to land purchases by non nationals. Personally I have no issue with legal sale of legal thing. The only conclusions I am making are that there was a controversy about this place and that those named in it seem linked via references in the web. Anyone with a web browser and an internet connection can verify these links and references.

    The fact that a link exists doesn’t necessarily authenticate the facts. So I can see that leaving such links inconclusively hanging is perhaps not wise. Particularly for people mentioned in the article I linked to. It certainly seems to upset people I respect.

    So out of consideration I’m taking out most of the text in this. The comments of course will stay 🙂

    I suppose some may legitimately say that I’m caving into censorship etc etc. They are free to think otherwise.

    chaarmax & gutterflower: Groan 😦 not again! Right now I feel lucky to peck out a comment. These tagged confessions are quite tricky… But I suppose I must relent. This tagging thing is has strange powers of persuasion 😉

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