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DYK nomination[edit]

Hi, I've nominated an article you worked on, Wasantha Karannagoda, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created on May 18 where you can improve it if you see fit. MeegsC | Talk 01:12, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Sri Lanka (Republic date)[edit]

Thank you for adding a Republic date to the Sri Lanka article under Independence. Becoming a Republic is certainly an important part of Independence, and adding it has brought it into line with other country articles. My previous attempt in February to do so proved to be in vain, as it was removed almost immediately by a user without any justification or consensus whatsoever. Hopefully it will stick this time! Biofoundationsoflanguage 16:10, 17 June 2007 (UTC)


Mount Lavinia hotel[edit]

Hi,

Have a look on Mount Lavinia Hotel article which created by your self. I added some photos and details. I hope we can work together to improve this article.-thanks --Canberaguy 20:49, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

New Hotels[edit]

Hi,

Alumni uco[edit]

Don't remove the name of Malaka Dewapriya from the list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jetskere (talkcontribs) 23:31, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

If you have time pls see this category "Category:Hotels in Sri Lanka". I add some hotel pages, better if you can edit something.-Thanks --Canberaguy 21:36, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Tip of the day :)[edit]

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Hi Nitraven. See the chart in this page. It shows your edit summary usage. Green denotes edits with an edit summary (even an automatic one), red denotes edits without an edit summary) Check that and decide yourself about your edit summary usage SFriendly.gif --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 16:53, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

When you moving the pages, don't forget to move the associated talk page too ;-) --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 15:08, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:SLN 5.jpg[edit]

Hi Natraven. The article still needs a detailed fair use rationale, saying what that particular image is needed for that specific page. Basically, it needs an explanation (the template {{Non-free use rationale}} helps) for why it should be allowed given all the criteria. Overall, the question is why would it be so difficult for someone to take a free (copyright-wise) picture of the Sri Lankan Navy that Wikipedia needs to use a copyrighted image? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:16, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi there. I fixed the fairuse rationale but try to add the exact source URL. Chrees --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 10:11, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Congrats for what machan? For the my new barnstar? SNive.gif --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 15:45, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Welcome..welcome :-) Since you are working on Navy related pages these days, you will need this blog to have some more ideas http://www.lankanavy.blogspot.com/ Good luck! --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 16:00, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

An award for you[edit]

Military barnstar 01.png The Military Barnstar
For your efforts in creating and expanding Sri Lankan military related articles. Good luck and keep it up!! --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 14:17, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes I know that you will keep up your work :) Btw machan can you send me an email? Just click here. Cheers --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 18:19, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Ships[edit]

WikiProject Ships
Hello Nitraven! I noticed your contributions to SLNS Sagara, and thought you might be interested in WikiProject Ships, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of ships of all kinds.

If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks! Maralia 03:30, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Glad to have you. Let me know if you have any questions about the edits I've made to your recent ship articles - I'd be happy to explain where the conventions etc. come from. Thanks! Maralia 13:55, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Sri Lanka issues[edit]

Please see: Discussion move and Specific proposal Your participation and acceptance would be appreciated. RlevseTalk 23:20, 26 October 2007 (UTC)


Your new articles[edit]

Hello. I see that you added two new articles as Ultra fast attack boat and Super Dvora class fast patrol boat. But I see that you copied those articles entirely from http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/naval/super_dvora2/SuperDvora2.html and from the http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/patrol/colombo/. If any admin notice those articles they will delete asap. So try write new articles with your own words ;-) --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 18:03, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Sure I'll send it to you. --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 18:14, 31 October 2007 (UTC)



Re[edit]

Actually I blanked the Category:Wars involving Sri Lanka since it's duplicating with the Category:Battles involving Sri Lanka. But now I feels that I did the wrong thing because it's too conflicting with Category:Military operations involving Sri Lanka SIndifferent.gif --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 19:15, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Well Battles and wars comes under the military operations isn't it ;-) --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 19:25, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
No worries, then lets go to the Category:Wars involving Sri Lanka by moving Military operations and Battles to the Wars. We should keep these cats tidy. Btw did you get my mail? --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie | tool box 19:34, 31 October 2007 (UTC)


An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Ultra Fast Attack Craft, was selected for DYK![edit]

Updated DYK query On November 7, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ultra Fast Attack Craft, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thanks for your contributions! ++Lar: t/c 02:38, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]



Welcome to WP:UNI!!![edit]

SLR agreement[edit]

As a signatory of this agreement, you may be interested that we're currently discussing the WT:SLR#Continuation of SLR agreement. This is just a courtesy notice. — Sebastian 05:43, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

SLR discussion regarding Militia[edit]

There is a discussion at WT:SLR involving an edit you made to the article Militia (direct link). You may wish to have a look at the discussion and, perhaps, to voice your thoughts on the matter. Black Falcon (Talk) 20:51, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hi,

Some one trying to vandalise the article Anura Bandaranaike also removed the citations from RS. --Vimukthi (talk) 21:47, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Lakshman Algama[edit]

From the perspective of categorisation guidelines, I think that the Terrorist attacks and Terrorist incidents categories should not appear on these two biographical articles. Note #9 of Wikipedia:Categorization#Guidelines:

Generally, the relationship between an article and its categories should be definable as "(Article) is (category)".

So, while Algama may be a terrorism victim, he can't really be classified as a terrorist incident or attack.

The above was a comment made by an admin on WT:SLR Watchdogb (talk) 15:02, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Nissanka Wijeyeratne[edit]

Hey Nitraven! Probably, we will really have to do something about that Fitz Mackins ... we'll get him with 3RR as a start if he goes on like this ... Talk to you soon, cheers, Krankman (talk) 14:22, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

While I certainly think Fitz Mackins actions are out of line, be very careful about violating the three revert rule yourself Nitraven. Meanwhile, I am investigating the matter myself per a request for admin intervention.--Esprit15d • talkcontribs 16:57, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

1RR reminder for WP:SLR[edit]

In light of your recent edits to Alfred Duraiappah ([1][2]), 2007 Sri Lankan bus bombs ([3][4]), and C.V. Gunaratne ([5][6]), I would like to remind you to please remain mindful of the 1RR restriction that applies to all articles within the scope of WikiProject Sri Lanka Reconciliation. Although revert restrictions are generally waived across Wikipedia if reverting is uncontroversial, restores a consensus version, or improves an article (see e.g. Wikipedia:Three-revert rule#Exceptions), they do apply in the case of good-faith content disputes. For details, please see Sebastian's clarification of what 1RR means to us. Thanks, Black Falcon (Talk) 19:27, 2 April 2008 (UTC)



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Image source problem with Image:RC main hall.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:SLAF_C130_pic.JPG[edit]

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Colombo[edit]

Hi, regarding your edits to the Colombo article, I only restored my edits which you reverted with a very childish style of writing without providing a any proper reason. And most of your claims do not have sources and all most all of the points you highlight are POV pushing and Original Research. For example your claim of Royal College to be the oldest school in Sri Lanka is an Original research. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and it most of the time adheres to academic style of writing as opposed to your newspaper reporting style. You sure dont need to get my permission to edit anything in wikipedia and nor do I to revert false claims and original research that do not have a place in wikipedia. NëŧΜǒńğerPeace Talks 16:51, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Need help[edit]

Re: User talk:Black Falcon#Need help

I'd be happy to try to help if you'd still like me to (and assuming that the dispute has not been resolved). Could you specify which section of the talk page you were referring to? Thanks, –Black Falcon (Talk) 03:26, 27 July 2008 (UTC) (Sorry for the late response, by the way. I stopped editing for about two months and didn't check my talk page until today.)

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Your edits to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Imperial Family of Lanka[edit]

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Nomination of Category:Sri Lankan terrorists for Deletion[edit]

hello, i have done some searching regarding above category. i found that Category:Indian terrorists, Category:Iraqi terrorists also nominated for deletion. but Category:Fugitives wanted by Sri Lanka, Category:Fugitives wanted on terrorism charges exists. so one can use last two categories instead of Category:Sri Lankan terrorists. let me know what you think. I appreciate your tireless efforts to improve Sri Lankan articles.keep up the good works.--Chanakal (talk) 04:28, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Thenmuli Rajaratnam[edit]

without being too familiar with the incident, a suicide bomber killing a head of state other than that where the rebellion is, therewith killing unrelated civilians seems to be employing terrorist techniques. There is no military target, no state of war, civilians are harmed, and there is a political message connected to it. As for now, I see no reason to oppose the inclusion of this article in the category (That is, if that category survives deletion) Jasy jatere (talk) 13:23, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

T.D.S.A. Dissanayake (Sri lanka)[edit]

Hi Nitraven,

Mr.T.D.S.A. Dissanayake ( Ex Sri Lankan Ambassador to Indonesia & Egypt ) not a member of Sri Lanka Foreign Service.

Masako Kawasaki —Preceding unsigned comment added by Masako Kawasaki (talkcontribs) 04:35, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

T.D.S.A. Dissanayake (Sri lanka)[edit]

Hi Nitraven,

Thanks

Masako Kawasaki —Preceding unsigned comment added by Masako Kawasaki (talkcontribs) 07:02, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

de soyza[edit]

Thanks for helping out on the page. I'm having trouble with finding books on him, so if you know any more reliable sources documenting his life, that would be much appreciated.Pectoretalk 23:48, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

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castes[edit]

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Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Nomination of List of clubs and societies of Royal College, Colombo for deletion[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:SLNS Samudura.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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Nomination of Shirantha Goonatilake for deletion[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:KDA crest.JPG[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, SLIIT[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:06, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Mount Lavinia Hotel logo.jpg[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway, and as a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 23 September. For the Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:01, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Asian 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 11:25, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Voting for the Military history WikiProject Historian and Newcomer of the Year is ending soon![edit]

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Time is running out to voting for the Military Historian and Newcomer of the year! If you have not yet cast a vote, please consider doing so soon. The voting will end on 31 December at 23:59 UTC, with the presentation of the awards to the winners and runners up to occur on 1 January 2017. For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:00, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • updating the project's currently listed A-class articles to ensure their ongoing compliance with the listed criteria
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka[edit]

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Dear Nitraven,

Thank you for your contributions to the Wikimedia Projects. As an editor from Sri Lanka, you are warmly invited to join the official Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka and to subscribe to its mailing list, Wikimedia-LK.

The user group currently includes volunteers from Wikipedia and other projects, from the English, Sinhala, and Tamil speaking communities. It is the Wikimedia-approved platform for editors from Sri Lanka to enable wider collaboration, for both online and offline projects.

With your support, we hope to organize cross-project content improvement drives as part of online projects, as well as organize in-person edit-a-thons, training sessions, photowalks, and other such activities, in the near future. The ultimate goal(s) of these initiatives is to improve the overall coverage and quality of topics relating to Sri Lanka, as well as encourage new editors to join the Wikimedia community, while simultaneously empowering and retaining our existing team of editors.

There are no mandatory obligations for members who choose join the community, other than the usual editing rules for online projects, and the friendly space policy for in-person projects. You may also (or instead) subscribe to the mailing list, where any member could initiate discussions with volunteers across projects, notify members of events and meetings, stay up to date with competitions, organize your own events, and so on.

See you on board, and Happy Editing!

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