Top 100 Sri Lankan blog posts


Top 100 Sri Lankan blog posts project is officially over.

There’s a post about the details. The short version is that it took off beyond my wildest expectations and got too big to handle.

Many thank yous to everyone who contributed. This page will stay up for archival purposes.


This page is the “hub” of the loony idea to make a list of the top 100 blog posts in the Sri Lankan blogosphere.  I never thought the ideas would take off. But it has and I coughed up some “guidelines” about how to nominate posts.

How to  nominate posts

Write a post describing one or more posts you want to nominate for the list. You can’t nominate a post that you wrote (even if it is written on another blog).

Your  nominating post should contain:

  • The URL of and title of each post you are nominating
  • Describe the post in 5 sentences or less (to keep it short and to the point)
  • State why you think this particular post deserves to be included in the top 100.
  • Add a link to your post in the comment box of this post (this is important of I’ll miss your nomination)

Now the nominations have started with the Rhythmic One leading the way. I’ll be adding the nominated posts on this page as they roll forth. Please use the comment box on this page to let me know of your nominations.

  1. The RD wrote a post nominating Drama Queen’s award winning post about well, you’ll have to read it to find out.
  2. MeTheBlogger introduces The Lost Poet’s Old Love Post
  3. T/Sosnazzy/Dance in A Triangle has gone to town and nominated several gems starting with What to Shout at Rugger Matches by Chaarmax, then moved on to
  4. Going Home (to die) by Angel
  5. Abuse by Gutterflower
  6. The Foot in the Mouth Society also by Gutterflower
  7. Paradox by Gutterflower
  8. Of dickheads behind desks and fucktards behind the wheel by Confab:
  9. In Praise of the Trishaw by RD
  10. Dependence Day – a grenade of a poem by The Whackster
  11. The ever nutty Pissu Perera has has written up a mega list of 24 nominations starting with Shaky town by the childof25. I have copy pasted Pissu’s list Lakbima style (but with proper attribution😉 Check out Pissu’s post for more
  12. Short term-long term by co25
  13. The long good bye by co25,
  14. Eating your hopper because hopper porn has to be included.
  15. Independence by Horus
  16. An incomplete post by Horus,
  17. Me and my green underpants by Horus,
  18. Heart fm by Sach
  19. Sex ed by sach
  20. Mahagedara by John.
  21. Gojibiland: protesorgy by Spectral Centroid
  22. It was here all along by T,
  23. A lunge to remember by T,
  24. V-day spam by T,
  25. The moments by T,
  26. OMG minihek by Angel,
  27. A kottu konundrum by Born Yesterday,
  28. In the background by Hot Chocolate,
  29. Tamil. Not a terrorist by Poetlost
  30. So RD, how was Sri Lanka then by RD,
  31. I’m not lighting a candle today by Jokerman,
  32. Going home- the scary and the hope by Manshark,
  33. Hope on the edge by Manshark
  34. Do i really want to be a lawyer by Manshark,
  35. kalusudda nominated 2 of MY posts😀 including Colombo driver’s survival guide – mystery of the coloured lights and
  36. Vegetarian’s guide to insecure meat eaters
  37. He also nominated Rajaratarala’s post far thinking or elitism
  38. Rohitha (no blog URL supplied) has nominated 2 post from the sporting arena – both by Hilal Suhaib. The first is Post Mortem: Sri Lanka’s skipper resigns
  39. Followed by There’s something about Mendis
  40. RD has nominated (and I second him) on David Blacker’s take on Cologne – a Colombo sized city in Deutschland
  41. David Blacker’s fictonalised account of Rohan Wijaweera’s execution mixes the drama, pathos, brutality and history of a pivotal time in Sri Lankan history. Its also good story telling. I’m sure Fredrick Forsyth would approve.
  42. TMS’s post on the  complexities of ethic & gender identity in Sri Lanka during the first decade of the 21st century
  43. I’m seconding pissu’s nomination of RD’s post So RD, how was Sri Lanka then?. It is a departure from his classic themes without a flicker of his blogging mastery.
  44. Deshapalana (who blogs with unacceptable infrequency) wrote this gem of a piece on the war and the peace back in 2008 which reads quite prophetically in 2009
  45. Jake point’s post on the decline of cricket into entertainment (which some think is a good thing) is a sociological rarely acknowledged sociological comment of our times.
  46. TheWhacksteR has nominated a post about pop-ups by a sort of beautiful, not quite insane mind called A Short Story of Popups and Doomsday
  47. Sachintha says Damith’s post The Legend of Splendid Mendis (among other things) is absofuckinglutely hilarious.
  48. Damiths has suggested Sachintha’ The marvel that is Bata (Sri Lanka’s own Rubber Slippers/cultural icon)
  49. Dulan points to 2 posts on the famous (now abandoned) Nidahas blog starting with The Bamboo Cannon
  50. Followed by the elequant Third World Designer
  51. RD’s has nominated my post about a Royal Colombo Flatulist Association annual recital😉
  52. Kalusudda, the official commenter of the Sri Lankan blogosphere has nominated a trilogy of post about the JavaJones’s tussles with the notorious Trishawmafia starting with There’s this Mafia in town
  53. Followed by More on that Trishawmafia
  54. The trilogy ends (for now) with The Trishawmafia episode ends – for now
  55. With much grovelling apologies I would also like to squeeze in Kalusudda’s earlier nomination of indi’s Ethics of Comment Moderation
  56. Vindicated (vindi) nominated my old post When the war is “over” and left me to do the grunt work finding it😉
  57. RD has written an extensive nomination on the Bohemian Gypsy‘s work of word art called “The Carver.
  58. Azreal has nominated TheWhacksteR’s post about a happy trip
  59. TheWhacksteR suggests an “absolute jammer by The Unsilent
  60. Jack Point suggests three posts starting with David Blacker’s “deeply personal and moving account of the events of July 1983
  61. Continuing to David’s interview with a Sri Lankan mercenary serving in Iraq
  62. On a different topic jack recomend’s Scrumpy’s sad but powerful post (about dealing with an alcoholic parent)
  63. Finally he suggests Indi’s the Monks who stole Christmas
  64. whateva has nominated Lanka Libertarian’s post on Sri Lankan politics AND the politics of the Sri Lankan blogosphere.
  65. Sachintha suggested TheWhacksteR’s post on smiling and sexual politics of the Sri Lankan work place
  66. Time to add in a few more starting with Have You Seen My Elephant? by Vindicated
  67. July ’83, My Story by the Rythmic One (who in the interest of full disclosure kindly linked to my post about the July 83 riots)
  68. Sanjana sent in the first (hopefully of many) groundviews posts: For Lasantha and others
  69. Dili nominated my Jaffna relatives post
  70. Jack Point recommends a sex post by TheWhackster called Boy meets girl, boy eats girl
  71. TheWhacksteR recommends Ravana’s comment war inducing post about an assassination attempt on the former president of the Maldives
  72. Gallicissa took some time off from hunting birds with lenses to recommended a post about the Green Underpants of the Sri Lankan Tazmanian Devil
  73. A touching post to the boy next door by the kindly drummer – created quite a conversation
  74. Indi’s account of taking medical supplies to Vavuniya cuts through the politics and the lies
  75. Sachintha nominates Life in Taprobane’s expose on Superbrands and poignant yet humourous post on being Being a Single-dad in Colombo
  76. foodie recommends this hilarious post by Unsilent Dawn instructively titled How to Have a Small yet Awesome BBQ in Badulla
  77. Tinker of Colombo has rebelliously nominated Oooru Miyaa’s (Fieldmouse in English) entire blog leaving me to do the job digging for a juicy post. Thankfully Oooru is a hillarious writer (wish he’d resurface with more). I have pick his post Valantines day – Memoirs of Ooorumiyaa” (possibly the only extract of his banned autobiography). Its humour gurgles over a interesting terrain of Colombo’s NGO social scene.
  78. I’m nominating Gypsy Bohemia’s powerful account about the fall out of domestic violence and child abuse.
  79. Dulan, the mind behind nisadas.com recommends a post titled “Peace” – an uplifting readable and inspiring story about facing death written by Angel with a Pitchfork.
  80. Shane recommends a post about the fallout of LTTE operations in Canada
  81. Reno suggests a post from the stone age😉 – the committee has approves the nomination though this is a non smoking blog.
  82. RN got ahead of my in recommending David Balcker’s recollections of his experience as a private solider fighting in Elephant Pass. Possible the best Sri Lankan war writing out there. Conspiratorial types are sure its part of his yet to be published memoirs😉 but I’m not one of them. Though it is high time the guy wrote a book.
  83. RN also nominated Voice in Colombo’s hilarious Top 10 Books by Sri Lankan Bloggers (on Kottu)
  84. Jack suggested Dance In A Triangle’s reaction to the end of the war in Sri Lanka
  85. and another about Exams
  86. TBP suggests the Wonderdog’s satirical masterpiece “Sayonara Slackers” (circa 2007). I mistaken though I had added it to the list but hadn’t which I consider a terrible terrible mistake. I have admit its been a source of inspiration for quite a while.
  87. kalusudda has recommended Serendipity’s post Not too late to correct the miscalculation by the US, UK, EU, Scandinavia regarding the LTTE
  88. He also nominated Dr. Pradeep Jeganathan’s 3 part interview with Peace and Conflict Timeline – starting with Sri Lanka’s Conflict: An Interview with PACT (part i)
  89. Sri Lanka’s Conflict: An Interview with PACT (part ii)
  90. Sri Lanka’s Conflict: An Interview with PACT (part iii)
  91. Swaranam nominates Bailaman’s expose of cricket and politics Video: CNN and Jan Jananayagam trod on the acheivements of the Sri Lankan cricket team for the “Best controversial blog POST you have ever read”
  92. Sanjana suggests a string of high trafficked posts. Starting with this controversial one and unedited account unverified An Eye Witness account of IDP Camp conditions in Sri Lanka
  93. Re-founding Sri Lanka: Reform and Renovation
  94. Fighting the PR War
  95. 13th Amendment: Why non-implementation is a non-option,
  96. Can we End this Cycle of Hatred,
  97. Lard Boy suggests bailaman’s To say that Tamils are being persecuted in Sri Lanka is bunkum – Gayathri Jude
  98. Anonymous generously donated a wealth of nominations starting with Harumi’s very interesting and exciting “Saturday Special” part1
  99. and “Saturday Special” part2
  100. Dee’s breakneck drive to a wedding
  101. Makuluwo’s hilarious posts Every Friggin Tamil Movie, and
  102. Marriage
  103. Water Cooler by Mr. Chaarmax himself!
  104. David’s fascinating interview with a fascinating gentlemen (Dayan Jayatilleka)
  105. T’s amazing, and rather breathtaking piece: Natural Mystic
  106. The Puppeteer taking matters into her own hands with a Mission Impossible style rescue mission in I Lost The Fork
  107. Gyppo’s excellent letter to chauvinists “On attire and temptation”
  108. Delilah’s brilliant piece about falling in love with a dreamer Dont fall in love with a dreamer
  109. Brilliant little Nethmi and parents dealing with teaching their kids about Death : Deathly Issues
  110. The gutterflower has bloomed a bouquet of nominations starting with Last Time by T – emotively written
  111. Girl in the Mirror by the Missing Sandwich – ditto.
  112. Shakespeare on bloggingbecause its spot on.
  113. Yapane bath kade (Jaffna Rice shop – an eatery) on Malay streeti’m a little jealous because i haven’t eaten there yet.
  114. Darkside does weddings one word: funny.
  115. My Dilly Dallying’s – I Wonder
  116. Bill Pleaseyes, another poem, i know. discovered this blog a while back, and its a treat reading through it. this is one of my faves.
  117. Chavie nominates St.Fallen’s Bohemian trip into the mountains
  118. Sigma offers up Delilah’s take on school suicides and mobile phones that has got a lot of people commenting
  119. T has kindly nominated my post on Sri Lanka’s ruins and history.
  120. Both Kirigalpoththa and Chavie nominated 3 posts by Harumi all based on the trauma known as school likfe in south asia Taare Zameen Par (post about a Bollywood film)
  121. Every child is special part 1
  122. Every child is special part 2
  123. kingducky nominates Remember by Black Lullaby
  124. Vak suggests a post on the South Asian Man (SAM)
  125. Chavie suggests the following post by Sigma about his days as a tea planter starting with: I’ll Tell you why
  126. Of firm and fair
  127. My day usually started early up at 5am
  128. Of Spooks and lovers
  129. When you say planter general reaction

110 comments

  1. I have found this blogger, Rajaratarala very interesting. There are many posts that are worthy to be included in the project. But of course it will be nice to find a good post from his blogs. His view of rural SL from a western pair of eyes.
    I suggest

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  2. Chamara: Sorry😦 but the deal is that you can’t nominate your own posts – essentially stuff you have written – either on you own blog or elsewhere. It is one of two “rules“.

    pissu : Thank you😀 Hopefully I’ll be able to add that to the list sooner than later🙂

    kalusudda: Thank you for nominating me😛 and yes you can nominate any number of posts

    Rohitha: Thank you😀 I’ll add them both.

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  3. I’m new to the blog world – a virtual baby. But I was going through YOUR blogs posts and found so many worthy of nomination. Will nomimate them once I get the hang of wordpress😉

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  4. Thank you thank you everyone for all your nominations😀

    No hurry passionatelypatient, take your time the list will amble on for a while. And well come to the blogosphere🙂

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  6. Thank you all yet again for the nominations. If somehow I missed any do let me know.

    passionatelypatient:🙂 The first day!!!?? I had only 50 in the first month when I got in the band wagon. Don’t worry about the hits, just write about what you find interesting. The hits will come.

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  7. Thanks a million. I feel the warmth of the blog world already…
    and thank you for the advice. I just finished writing my second post!
    God bless.

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  8. Hey Cerno, I wrote about what I found interesting – but I feel it may have been too heavy (my movie review) because nobody seems to comment on it😦
    Still, I love having my own blog. It’s a whole new world for me!

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  9. This is something worthy to be under Top100 Sri Lankan list.It speaks about a precioud social effort of a Sri Lankan migrant in Canada.

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  10. Oh forgot to justify it.
    The post carries good valid points, it is thought provoking and in fact it hit the nail that the Big Guy of Superbrands himself took time to reply.

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  11. cerno mate.. have you written a blog post in the lines of “…opportunity lies in empowerment…” and saying something like in the lines of ; the soldiers would take back their managerial skills back to their villages when the war is over?
    remember i once told ya that i saw you being quoted in a news article in reuters or something? this about what i can remember…. however the link to your blog from that page, led me discovering the “localblogsphere”! so i think that post if can be found! deserves a place.
    tc

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  12. It’s with great sadness that I found out about about the saga which pushed passionatelypatient out of the sri lankan blogshpere. She wrote many great posts which were interesting, inspiring and well thought out/written.

    I do understand why you have removed her posts and my nominations. I wonder if you would know any way in which I culd be able to retrieve any of her posts?

    She was a writer who wrote from the heart and wrote beautifully…

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  13. what happened to all ths really nice posts by passionatelypatient? And why can’t I access her blog : ( Would you know?

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  14. reflectionsinlife & Pseudo passionatelypatient’s blog has been suspended by wordpress.com for “violating its terms of service“. Her content is essentially gone unless she decides to repost it elsewhere.

    Without getting into the nutty personal politics of the Sri Lankan blogosphere, I find her decision to post other people’s personal info online immature, untrustworthy and unethical. How a person handles another’s personal info online is a key demonstrator of integrity. passionatelypatient has demonstrated the opposite of those qualities – something no amount of good writing can offset. She has a long hard slog to earn anyone’s trust (assuming she decides to make amends).

    Either way I wish her luck.

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  15. Cerno mahaththaya,
    i came across this funny blog..
    http://ooorumiyaa.blogspot.com/
    not on Kottu and not updated lately but has couple of funny posts on this guys past Valentines days’ and a visit to Battaramulla PS…
    also, read his comment to Prabakaran in reply to a post in ‘Cerno’s blog’ !
    +a post on how he was ‘exposed’ ….and a few other strange posts too…interesting and funny!
    sadly, he seems to have gone AWOL…
    T

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  16. Tinker: Good to see you flying by🙂 Thank you for the recommendation. Yet I remember Oooru Miyaa. Pity he hasn’t resurfaced yet. But yes his valentines day post was a hoot. Consider it added.

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    • TBP: Thank you🙂 The insane thing was I already thought I had put Muff’s post on the list – when I hadn’t. So you’ve save me from making a catastrophic mess. That is one of the most hilarious pieces of satire I’ve ever read a favourite of mine.

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  17. I typed out a long post, but when I was about to post the nominations I realized that most of ‘em were already nominated so I’ll leave them in a comment instead.🙂

    http://sosnazzy.blogspot.com/2007/10/last-time.html – emotively written

    http://themissingsandwich.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/the-girl-in-the-mirror/ – ditto.

    https://cerno.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/shakespeare-on-blogging/ – because its spot on.

    http://delilahsays.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/yapane-bath-kade-on-malay-street/ – i’m a little jealous because i haven’t eaten there yet.

    http://darksidedaily.blogspot.com/2009/05/darkside-does-weddings.html – one word: funny.

    http://mydillydallying.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-wonder.html

    http://pinchpoints.blogspot.com/2009/04/bill-please.html – yes, another poem, i know.🙂 discovered this blog a while back, and its a treat reading through it. this is one of my faves.

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  18. I typed out a long post, but when I was about to post the nominations I realized that most of ‘em were already nominated so I’ll leave them in a comment instead.🙂

    http://sosnazzy.blogspot.com/2007/10/last-time.html – emotively written

    http://themissingsandwich.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/the-girl-in-the-mirror/ – ditto.

    https://cerno.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/shakespeare-on-blogging/ – because its spot on.🙂

    http://delilahsays.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/yapane-bath-kade-on-malay-street/ – i’m a little jealous because i haven’t eaten there yet.

    http://darksidedaily.blogspot.com/2009/05/darkside-does-weddings.html – one word: funny.

    http://mydillydallying.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-wonder.html

    http://pinchpoints.blogspot.com/2009/04/bill-please.html – yes, another poem, i know.🙂 discovered this blog a while back, and its a treat reading through it. this is one of my faves.

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  19. I typed out a long post, but when I was about to post the nominations I realized that most of ‘em were already nominated so I’ll leave them in a comment instead.🙂

    http://sosnazzy.blogspot.com/2007/10/last-time.html – emotively written

    http://themissingsandwich.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/the-girl-in-the-mirror/ – ditto.

    https://cerno.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/shakespeare-on-blogging/ – because its spot on.

    http://delilahsays.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/yapane-bath-kade-on-malay-street/ – i’m a little jealous because i haven’t eaten there yet.

    http://darksidedaily.blogspot.com/2009/05/darkside-does-weddings.html – one word: funny.

    http://mydillydallying.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-wonder.html

    http://pinchpoints.blogspot.com/2009/04/bill-please.html – yes, another poem, i know.🙂 discovered this blog a while back, and its a treat reading through it. this is one of my faves.

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    • Thank you for the links😀 No idea how to do that yet🙂 Don’t want to think of it as winning and losing… Right now I’m just collecting links till I figure out something. Any suggestions will be welcome.

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  20. I would like to nominate ‘S.A.M’ by Vatura on the Aappathachchiya blog . It is a post on the generic south asian male. I think this post should be included because it is a humorous analysis of the SAMs encapsulating what many women in Sri Lanka (and South Asia) think but haven’t said out loud!

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