Letter to the Editor of The Island

To Whom it may Concern,

I’m writing to you regarding the Island issue published on the 20th of November 2008, with particular reference to the article cited below.

Now, if you could also ,kindly refer to this article published on my personal blog

(Published on the 17th Of November 2008).

I trust you will notice the near perfect resemblance. Who ever used my article could have at least done a better job of editing don’t you think!

I also understand from my friends living in Sri Lanka that my article has been published in the actual Print paper of The Island (issue 20th November 2008).

At this point I’d like to say that I am thrilled that you thought articles on my personal blog were worthy of being published in print, however please note that my work is under Copyright Protection.

Which basically means that credit must be given to me and a source needs to be cited.

You can refer to the copyright attributions below

and at


In future I would appreciate it if prior consent is sought and more importantly due credit is given when publishing my articles on your website or in print.



  1. Sachintha said:

    Jeez… man… these assholes a pretty cheap and to be honest shameless…
    Didn’t you write to them?

    November 20, 2008
  2. damiths said:

    ya this is the letter I sent !

    November 20, 2008
  3. Q said:

    U shud have been harsher unless u r looking for a job with them !

    November 20, 2008
  4. Ceci said:

    Bloody cheek Damith – still – shows they know a cracking writer when they see one!

    November 20, 2008
  5. scorpicity said:

    Holy molly this is so cool and crap at the same time… they didn’t give you credits at all!

    Jeez… give it to them Damith. This coming from a national paper.

    November 20, 2008
  6. dimithrak said:

    Damith, this is retarded!!.. you should sue.., im telling you.. make a stance.. best option is to write to another sri lankan paper informing them of what happened…

    btw.. i like what you’ve done with your blog.. good stuff !!

    November 20, 2008
  7. Dave said:

    I see they even kept your deliberate mistake about Chigumbura being a spinner – testing your readers’ honesty as well as their attention, I see!

    November 20, 2008
  8. Sachintha said:

    Ya Damith you should threaten them! LOL
    Like Dimithrak said we can create a quite a sitr if you give the story to another newspaper. Oh you could be famous as well.
    Think about it…
    Not so bad after all… 😀

    November 20, 2008
  9. damiths said:

    Q> They are going to contract me. I think I might get a job out of this.

    Ceci>I know, at least they got an eye for talent!

    Scorpi>The Island is a joke! I cant believe they printed it word for word. Dint they ever hear of editing !

    Im going to see what they do. If nothing is done I will take action. Not sure what though but it might involve a sharp axe.

    Dave> Thats right. Its always good to incorporate these intentional traps in your posts in case you ever need em.

    Dimi & Sach> Im going to see what they do. If not I’ll consider my options.

    and Cheers!

    November 20, 2008
  10. buddhika said:

    they are so retarded to copy paste your blog haha lol jk

    November 20, 2008

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