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SitRep: Operation Rapid Descent
Faction: Enlightened

Date: 22 May 2015
Number of Layered Fields: 21
Total MU: 22.25 Million
Agents on the ground: 10

Adam's Peak is a sacred mountain in Sri Lanka, where hundreds of pilgrims make an arduous journey up and down several thousand steps every day. But as @nAPs2JAAN started his long descent down the mountain on 22 May, he had another task before him - one that would put several million Mind Units under Enlightened control. Other teams were already moving to their positions even as he set off. It had been a few months since the Sri Lankan Enlightened carried out a major fielding operation. That was about to change.

The plan was to make layered fields from a line of portals at Adam's Peak, to two anchor portals to the Northwest and South. The targeted check point was at 2230. It was unlikely that all the layers could be completed before then, so our target was to make as many as we could and then complete the rest afterward.

Throughout the evening, agents had been systematically taking out blocking links and they were now closing in on the remaining few. These last few blockers would have to be taken out with precise timing. Half an hour before starting time, a new blocker created by a Resistance agent forced a slight change of plans as one of the teams split up to take out the new target.

With all the teams in position, the green light was given at 2140. Coordinated strikes from @iFeelYouJohanna, @AlienFX, @Capric0rN, @NadeeraLK, @fnx1024, and @ultraNytStalk3r destroyed all the remaining blockers within a couple of minutes. Standing by at the upper anchor was @SLpooh, while the lower anchor was guarded by @painkillerSL and @JohnsonPunka. As soon as the path was clear, they established the base link for the fields. A couple more links pulled around the fielding area eliminated all possibility of a blocking link to disrupt the plan.

At 2143,@nAPs2JAAN started his race against time. Moving quickly down the path despite heavy rain and occasional problems with bad phone reception, he made 19 layers in the next hour with only 4 falling outside the checkpoint. Once these were done,@JohnsonPunka and @iFeelYouJohanna made the final two layers from the two anchor portals, completing the op at 2250. The total MU count was 22,256,047 with 21 fields, making it one of the biggest ops the Sri Lankan Enlightened had done within the country.

Involved Agents
On the ground:
@AlienFX( +Janaka Dushantha)
@Capric0rN( +Sameera Neranjana)
@fnx1024( +Eranga Abeysinghe)
@iFeelYouJohanna( +Gehan Somanader)
@NadeeraLK( +Nadeera Asanka)
@painkillerSL( +Kasun Chamara)
@SLpooh( +Pubudu Tennakoon)
@ultraNytStalk3r( +Akram Mutaliph)

A big thank you goes to the following agents, who supported the op with key collecting, key transferring and logistics:
@3yEoftheTigeR( +Ashan Perera)
@jaze87( +Jameel Jazeel Ahamed)
@RamdeshLota( +Ramindu Deshapriya)
@maku13s1( +Thiwanka Makumburage)

#Ingress #Sitrep #Enlightened #IngressEnlightened

+NIA Ops  +Niantic Project  +Ingress  +Brandon Badger  +Anne Beuttenmüller  +Joe Philley  +Brian Rose  +Matilde Tusberti +John Hanke 
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The second First Saturday event in Sri Lanka will take place Down South, in the city of Matara. This First Saturday event will target leveling up agents and going for AP gain within the area within Matara.
Ingress First Saturday events are aimed at introducing new players to the game as well as building friendships and friendly competition among the agents of both factions. This is a 100% community event organized by agents from both the SL Resistance and Enlightened LK.   

Faction Leads:
ENL - +Kasun Chamara 
RES - +Chathura Chamikara 

First Saturday Meetup start point:,80.548636&z=16&pll=5.942905,80.553757 (Wall art at Mayura Restaurant) 

Agenda for the day:

0900 - 1030 : Cross-Faction networking - Meet up at the beach for a quick snack. Take photos, talk about past events, meet old and new friends.
1100 - 1200 : Level-Up Bootcamp. Faction Leads will register agents from the opposing faction and Level-Up Bootcamp will start within the city.
1200 - 1300 : Scores tallied by scorers and faction leads. 
1300 - 1400 : City prize handed out and event ends. 
#IngressFS: Matara, Sri Lanka
Sat, June 6, 9:30 AM GMT+5:30

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So it's been 2 years. I've enjoyed the company of the friends I've made through this more than anything else related to Ingress. :) 
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I'm probably not the first person to install ingress in SL... there were other ppl on COMM chatting those days..

But I'm probably the only person who's still playing from those dark dark of Ingress
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One of the unique aspects of #IngressFS Colombo was the backstory quiz competition conducted by agents @Duval and @raitoyagami. The prizes were the Q-Workshop dice sent to us by Niantic. 
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actually what was the quiz ?? i can't hear it clearly :( 
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An Ingress First Saturday event means a lot of different things to different people: meeting new friends and old enemies, organizing a cross-faction event, competing against each other on friendly grounds, and getting together as a community to ensure its own future. 
Ingress FS Colombo was the maiden First Saturday event to be held in Sri Lanka, and incidentally, it was the first cross-faction event held within the Sri Lankan Ingress community as welll. While Sri Lankan Ingress agents have competed on an international level in the past, they have never had the chance to get together and organize their own cross-faction event. 
IngressFS: Colombo was held on the 7th of March, 2015. It featured the classic elements of an FS event: competitions, prizes to be won, and all-round fun and friendship between the two factions. 

The Z Crew comprising of members from both factions headed out at 10.30am to clear the surrounding area so that the games could begin at 11am. The agents from both factions battled it out to gain levels and AP, and the Sri Lankan Resistance managed to secure the City Prize for having the highest aggregated score for the AP Gain competition. 
The total AP gain for the event from both factions was a whopping 4,942,724 AP while the total level gain was 13 levels. Afterwards, agents @Duval and @raitoyagami hosted a quiz competition based on the Ingress backstory and handed out Q-Workshop Ingress dice provided by NIA to the winners. The whole event was rounded off with a grand prizegiving. 

It was wonderful to see old faces that we thought we would never see again in Sri Lankan Ingress turn up that day for this community event. It was heartening to see members of both factions working together tirelessly to make the event a success, showing that the rivalry of Ingress should be limited to the scanner. When we put our scanners down, the Sri Lankan Ingress community are the best of friends, and we are proud that IngressFS Colombo helped us to show that to the whole world. 

This is agent @RamdeshLota signing off on behalf of the Sri Lankan Ingress community. See you at the next First Saturday event!

FS Faction Leads:
@PA9( +Pasindu Wanniarachchi)
@navin83( +Navin Gunaratne
Z - Crew:
@hansakinkini( +Janani Hansakinkini Thilakarathne)
@dinmil( +Dinusha Wijesinghe
@cc89( +Chathura Chamikara
@Duval( +Kulendra Janaka)
@Cyan017( +Chamal Nanayakkara)
@jaze87( +Jameel Jazeel Ahamed)
@DonnieX64( +Donovan Abeyewardene)
@yakaa( +Yasiru Welandawe)
@iFeelYouJohanna( +Gehan Somanader)
@SLPooh( +Pubudu Tennakoon)
Organizing Team:
@thinir( +Thilanka Niroshana)
@maku13s1( +Thiwanka Makumburage)
@yohanzee( +yohan madushanka)
@inf3rn0z( +Kalindu Sachintha Wijesundara)
@painkillerSL( +Kasun Chamara)
@NightFurySL( +Teshan Nanayakkara)
@Batzee( +Amalan Dhananjayan)
@CaptainHadok( +Chamith Chandrasekara)
@MaxMobler( +Hiran Darshana)
Media Team:
@graybyte( +Thilan Samarakoon)
@JacksDaniels( +Janaka Dushantha)
@P3ricles( +Preveen Rodrigo)
@whendraz( +Harshadewa Ariyasinghe)

#IngressFS   #Colombo   #IngressSriLanka  

+Joe Philley +Anne Beuttenmüller +John Hanke +Brian Rose +Brandon Badger 
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    Engaged in development on middleware and SOA platforms in fulfillment of an outsourcing requirement from WSO2 Inc. This engagement includes the following; 1. Development of cloud connectors for WSO ESB 4.8.0 and above 2. Integration of 3rd party consumer APIs 3. Extensive integration testing 4. Integration of RESTful, SOAP and Java SDK-based technologies
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    Branch Managers are responsible for approving and administering merges into promoted product branches. For each branch they administer, Branch Managers are expected to: Ensure that merge requests are only accepted from SSF-approved project contributors. Ensure that product is accessible, in its entirety, on a public repository. Ensure that product licensing is consistent with the terms outlined by the PMC (Project Management Committee) Product definition. Ensure that product quality is consistent with the goals set by the PMC.
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    Engineer - Technology, 2012 - 2013
    Part of Virtusa's Strategic Initiatives (Global Technology Office) team. Involved in R & D activities related to healthcare, open source technology adoption, mobility and big data solutions.
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    Assistant Editor, 2010 - 2012
    FOSS User Magazine is a webzine based in Sri Lanka which focuses on spreading the word of FOSS. The magazine contains articles in both Sinhala and English medium. Responsibilities include proofreading, writing and formatting each issue of the magazine. I have been the Assistant Editor for Technology since August 2010.
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    Google Summer of Code Student, 2011 - 2011
    This project was aimed at cleaning up the translation methodology for Sahana-Agasti Vesuvius using Pootle. After the completion of the project, Pootle admins were be able to use a generated Pootle template to translate the Vesuvius UI into any language. The existing Resource Page system was integrated into the new methodology as well.
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