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Notability of Perera B.S. (musician)[edit]

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Category:Sri Lankan surnames[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Gratification behavior (in early childhood)[edit]

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February 2009[edit]

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Image copyright problem with File:Sigiri lanka art.jpg[edit]

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Help Needed[edit]

Hi, sorry to bother you but I saw you edit on the Sinhalese wikipedia, and I'm assuming you speak the lingo. Over at pages needing translation we have this article, ලෝක යුද්දය, which we believe to be Sinhalese, but none of us know it. If its not too much trouble, please could you take a look and tell us what its about/if its worth keeping? Thank you--Jac16888Talk 14:59, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Fantastic, thank you--Jac16888Talk 09:03, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Skype toolbar formatting at Dog[edit]

HI Singhalawap, I've reverted this edit. Whatever Skype toolbar formatting is, it's unacceptable at en:wiki as far as I know. My revert also undid your change to the interwiki link to the Sinhalese-language wiki, so can you please look at that? Of course you are free to add appropriate interwikis, but I don't have the right fonts to evaluate that portion of your edit so I reverted your entire change. Regards! Franamax (talk) 22:53, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Refactored response here per my preference for user talk page discussions. Franamax (talk) 02:56, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
I corrected the incorrect interwiki link to correct one (for sinhala language). I can not understand why you change it. If you can not sinhala fonts on your you can get it fixed. Needed software will be available at official site.Singhalawap (talk) 02:08, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Look at the edit again, you added extra text. If you look at the diff or edit the before and after text and search, you should be able to find "of_the_skype_highlighting" in the text of your version. It shows up in the footnotes under reference #4. Maybe you have a misconfigured browser plugin and it is putting in extra text that you can't see, but it shows up for me. Perhaps it is the extra software you suggest I install that is causing a problem for you. As I said, you are free to make changes to interwiki links - but not if they break the English language version. (NOTE that I was prevented from committing my original response, so there is a definite technical problem with your Skype plugin for Firefox!) Franamax (talk) 02:56, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
There is defintely a technical problem here, we call it "Edit filter 313" and it is a problem with the Skype plugin on your Firefox browser. Here is the message you probably ignored when you made your edit: MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-skype. If you don't uninstall the Skype toolbar, you may find your edits being reverted in future too, possibly without any explanation. Franamax (talk) 03:41, 25 October 2010 (UTC)


Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebrations in Sri Lanka[edit]

It would be nice if Wikipedians in Sri Lanka could organize a meetup to celebrate the Ten Anniversary of Wikipedia. It would be nice if one of you could volunteer. Please contact me on my user page Arunram (talk) 12:14, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Ganga, aru and River[edit]

At somepoint you had redirected Kanakarayan Aru to Kanakarayan River, it is like redireting Mahaveli Ganga to Mahaveli River ? Thanks Kanatonian (talk) 19:25, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Kanatonian
Your guess is correct.
Aru is the Tamil word for river
Ganga is the Sinhala (Singhalese) word for river
Singhalawap (talk) 18:55, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Dear Kanatonian
Mahaweli Ganga is already redirected to Mahaweli River.
This is totally correct
Singhalawap (talk) 19:01, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

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I have understood the mistake. Corrected. Thank you
Singhalawap (talk) 03:26, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

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Corrected. Thank you
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June 2012[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy by adding commentary and your personal analysis into articles, as you did at Sri Lankan Civil War, you may be blocked from editing. obi2canibetalk contr 14:48, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

I did not know that this is a violation of English wikipedia policy. Forgive me for that. Many countries (including Sri Lanka, India, USA & European countries) has declared LTTE as terrorist organization. That is the reason for my activity. Thank you for correcting me if I have done something wrong.
Singhalawap (talk) 03:38, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Hospital categories[edit]

I have noticed that you have changed the categories of some Sri Lankan hospitals.

Whilst Category:Line Ministry Hospitals of Sri Lanka is technically correct, the term "line ministry" is unheard of outside Sri Lanka. Category:Central government hospitals in Sri Lanka is a much better description that all readers can understand.

Category:Provincial Council Hospitals of Sri Lanka is not correct because the provincial councils don't run the hospital, they are just the legislative body. It's the provincial government consisting of the Governor and Board of Ministers who run the hospitals. To call provincial hospitals "Provincial Council Hospitals" is like calling central government hospitals "Parliament Hospitals". Therefore Category:Provincial government hospitals in Sri Lanka is a the correct description of provincial hospitals.--obi2canibetalk contr 18:09, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Med[edit]

Hi

I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new non-profit organization we're forming at m:WikiMed. Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! Anthonyhcole (talk) 04:58, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Regarding Rizana Nafeek's photograph[edit]

Hii Singhalawap

This is to say that I uploaded a new version (much clearer one) of Rizana Nafeek's photograph to Wiki,I tried several times to Update the File:Rizana Nafeek.jpg page,(which you had created) with this clearer version,but for some reason the updated version was not visible in the wikipedia page,so I uploaded it separately,Here it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rizana_Nafeek_%281988-2013%29.jpg

Thanks :-) MediaJet (talk) 08:49, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

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Kingdom of Rajarata[edit]

Thanks your help to improve kingdom of Rajarata article. --Himesh84 (talk) 06:09, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Pavonia odorata[edit]

Hello Singhalawap,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Pavonia odorata for deletion, because it seems to be inappropriate for a variety of reasons.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions.  SmileBlueJay97  talk  18:04, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

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