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Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera

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Culture

Yahapalanaya – Lunacy,Idiocy or Plain Hubris?

When absolute virtue is your launching pad, there is no way but down thereafter and that has been the sad story of the Yahapalanaya regime from its laboured birth. Yahapalanaya is a collage of intrinsically incompatible points of view and... Continue Reading →

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” Usaviya Nihandayi ” – Or the Cancer Within

A landmark documentary, possibly the first of its kind with its meticulous adherence to the truth, an unspeakably aberrant aspect of the judiciary. It was finally screened , notwithstanding the vigorous attempts to prevent it, by Lenin Ratnayake - alias... Continue Reading →

Vivid description of a time gone by for the insider and outsider

Are versatility and excellence in a wide spectrum of disparate fields, reinforced by uncommon attributes and a multiplicity of skills, a hallmark of genius? Surely, readers of “Memoirs of a Thomian” will be able to render a balanced judgment. This... Continue Reading →

The Big Match

In the beginning there was the Royal-Thomian .Then followed the others , pre-fixed as "Big" and identified by different colours, religious figures , fruits and thus invested with significance; "The Battle",of this , that and the other!!! But The Royal... Continue Reading →

The Deconstruction of a Supremacist

Notwithstanding his rise to ultimate  power as a politician in this country,  Mahinda Rajapaksa retains the mindset of  an uneducated peasant , in this instance  from Giruwapattuwa. Despite being one of the most shrewd, and one of the most successful ... Continue Reading →

The Dawn of a New Era

In the days since May 18th Sri Lanka has been engulfed in one long victory celebration ; parades with vehicles draped with Lion Flags have blocked roads, crackers have exploded everywhere and people have been singing and dancing in procession.... Continue Reading →

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