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Sri Lanka stutters

Uncharacteristically Sri Lanka stuttered while chasing 96 of Namibia. But their experience took them through with Avishka Fernanda and Bhanuka Rajapaksa taking them through. Mahela Jayawardene had a glum look on his face when two wickets went down in quick succession, raising hopes of another shock win by the minnows following that of Scotland over Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka had a good team in the past but successive retirement of their greats Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Chaminda Vaas left a void in them for a long time. I hope they fulfill their immense potential, seen in them winning the ODI world cup in 1996 with Sanath Jayasuriya and Aravinda de Silva at the helm.

JJ Smit of Namibia (pictured above) is supposed to be an exciting batsman as per the commentators and he was playing along the line, unlike other Namibian batsmen whose footwork was all over the place. I hope he and some other players get noticed to be taken in by one of the T-20 leagues around the world. That will do them a world of good.

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Namibia – Africa’s last colony

Controversial documentary on Namibia, which was made in 1984 but released only in 2015, about the colonialism of Namibia by South Africa for more than 60 years until its independence in 1990.

This is a typical case study of what colonialism does to the people of the country who are colonized. Thousands and thousands of men, women and children are killed, people are arrested for no crimes, beaten and kept in jail for days and years on end.

There was widespread apartheid which South Africa practiced rampantly in Namibia, pumping money into white settlements but ignoring the black people. Everything collapsed in Namibia under the South African rule with health and education being the most severely affected.

It was very painful watching this documentary which was made stealthily by the people at the great risk to their lives. The hundreds and hundred who were tortured, maimed and killed by the colonialists bears a great tragedy to the human rights.

Namibia became free of the German occupation, which itself had killed thousands of Namibians but life became no better under the decades of oppressive South African regime. This is a brutal documentary which needs to be seen by a lot of people who tender to fascist mentality. Human rights is more important than anything else. Only human beings are capable of committing so much atrocities on other human beings.

You can watch this documentary here

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