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Uthuru Janani Power Station[edit]

Hi there. The power station is officially called "Uthuru Janani". It's sometimes called "Chunnakam" because of its locale. "Chunnakam" is a conflicting name. Can I know your reasons for proceeding with the rename? As I object the COMMONNAME basis, and hope to move it back... Thanks, Rehman 15:51, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

@Rehman: As per WP:COMMONNAME Wikipedia uses "the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources", not "necessarily use the subject's "official" name". There are many more sources which refer to the power station as Chunnakam power station than Uthuru Janani power station.
FYI Chunnakam power station has existed since the 1950s. It came under the control of the CEB in the 1960s. It was severely damaged during the civil war. Contrary to Sri Lankan propaganda, it wasn't destroyed by "terrorists", it was bombed by the SLAF in 1990. From the 1990s onwards private operators (Aggreko, Northern Power) started generating electricity from the site. Uthuru Janani is in effect the reconstructed CEB power station. The use of the Uthuru Janani name in Sri Lankan media sources is the usual Sinhalisation of names in Tamil areas.--obi2canibetalk contr 16:45, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
Okay... 1). I'm just an average tech/energy person who really don't pay much attention to the conflict (I'm not even from Sri Lanka). So you purely on a casual note and before we proceed further, I need to tekk you that you don't need to consider me as someone who takes sides and forced bullcrap onto people. Now that we got that out of the way, I need to tell you that, per your comment above, you do not sound to be in a NPOV to me. "Uthuru Janani" is the common name. A quick google search for "Chunnakam Power Station" would show that even the first result is not related, as you claim, and also proves that "Chunnakam Power Station" is well confused with both power stations in the area.
2). You need to provide facts for your claims. I am more than interested in including the above piece of history to the article, but there is no sources backing this.
3). Satellite imagery dating back as recent as 2012 very clearly shows that the power station site was a completely barren piece of land. There was absolutely nothing at that site prior to the commissioning of the Uthuru Janani Power Station at 09°44′27″N 80°02′00″E / 9.74083°N 80.03333°E / 9.74083; 80.03333 (Uthuru Janani Power Station).
Sorry, but your claims does not seem true to me, and I can assure you that there will in fact be no sources to confirm your claim as the satellite imagery clearly shows that there was nothing there. I will be reversing the renamings to what I have originally created the articles with, using verifiable sources. If you still wish to stick to your arguement, please feel free to start a discussion before reversing my revert. I'm off to work now. Thanks. Rehman 23:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
@Rehman:Your response is very disappointing. I didn't provide "facts" for my claims because I didn't expect an experienced editor like yourself to accuse another experienced editor of lying. Why would I lie? A diligent editor would, upon being challenged, do some research to ascertain the facts. Some basic research would reveal that what I have said is correct. Instead you have chosen to dig your heels in and go on your merry way (1, 2, 3). This leads me to question the veracity of all of your contributions.
You seem to rely solely on news sources for your contributions. If you'd bothered to use books and academic sources you wouldn't have ended up jumping to the wrong conclusions. In your Google search did you bother to look at books? If you had you would have realised that I am not lying. Using Google Map to for research is nothing more than WP:OR. If you knew anything about the Sri Lankan Civil War you would know that virtually all of the infrastructure in the war affected areas were razed to the ground. Only now are they being re-built. BTW, Google Earth shows structures on the site going back to the earliest time with satellite imagery, 2002. I don't know what you were looking at but it was never barren land.
FYI, I have publications from the 1950s to 1980s which show the existence of a power station in Chunnakam, called Chunnakam power station, not Uthuru Janani or any other bullcrap as you so eloquently put it. I also have three academic/research/conference papers which detail the history of the station back to the 1950s. However, given your intransigence, I am not prepared to share them with you. For the moment I will let you wallow in blissful ignorance. You seem to thrive on it.--obi2canibetalk contr 19:07, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Firstly, I apologize if my response sounded offensive to you. Coming to the topic, I try my best to cover Sri Lanka's energy industry in the best quality possible, and like I said earlier, I do not bother about politics. I am more that willing to make alterations if the facts are proven with trusted sources. But instead of providing the facts, more than half of your reply is just about what you think of me. When/if you're ready to take a constructive path, I am very much willing to work together. Just for conversation purpose, the power station is located exactly at 09°44′27″N 80°02′00″E / 9.74083°N 80.03333°E / 9.74083; 80.03333, with the premises not extending more than 65 m (213 ft) in any direction. Aggreko was located 200 m (660 ft) east of the Uthuru Janani's premises, while the Northern plant is about 250 m (820 ft) away. Measurements are from centre of premises. You can see the old satellite imagery on Google Earth 5 or above, or archives of imagery providing websites. Rehman 23:48, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Assistance request[edit]

If you have the time, I need some assistance to upload 4 images; 1. A pic of Jeronis de Soysa from the 1901 biography, originally from a portrait commissioned circa 1855; both the subject and author are deceased; no copyrights issue. 2. A pic which I recently captured personally of the Holy Emanuel Church built by him which is his resting place and is one of the main Anglican churches in SL, also one of the oldest and largest and probably still one of the tallest church towers in SL. 3. A another pic which I recently captured personally of the Cathedral of Christ the Living Savior to go on the page of the same name; since they are my own, I may not need permission, however I did get permission from the incumbents to take them and to post them on their respective Wikipedia pages. 4. A pic which I recently captured personally of the 1916 statue of CH de Soysa on De Soysa/Liptons Circus, Colombo. This is the first statue of a native to be erected in Colombo and entirely of public subscription. Kind Regards! Rippleworth — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rippleworth (talkcontribs) 23:58, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

If you took the photos there should be no copyright problems, so go ahead and upload them to Commons, as you have done before. Similarly, for the first item, if the image was taken in 1855, it should not be subject to copyright any longer.--obi2canibetalk contr 12:04, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

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Tagging of page[edit]

Referring to the article Khamshajiny Gunaratnam. What are, according to you, the reasons why this article does not meet Wikipedia's rules of credibility? In the article occurs numerous references from different sources. Then you should answer why the sources do not have high enough credibility and why the article is proposed for deletion, which I disagree with you. I encourage you to read the article once again and remove the tag, as you insist to remain. User:Carsten R D (talk) 13:07 16.november 2015 (CET)

@Carsten R D: I have responded here.--obi2canibetalk contr 15:35, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

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