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Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera

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God’s Secret Agent–A Battle Against Dark Forces A Story of Sorcery, Witchcraft and Exorcism

At the recent launching of the book, at the beautiful Mirissa Hills boutique hotel, Dr. A.G.N. de Silva, an eminent obstetrician and class-mate of the author at St. Thomas’, Mt. Lavinia, delivered the key-note address. He described his old friend,... Continue Reading →

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On Becoming a Thomian

Recently, Divesh Alek Gunasekera, not quite six years of age, dressed in the regulation blue shorts and white shirt, walked in through the gates of S. Thomas’ , Mt. Lavinia, and thus became a Thomian. His maternal grandfather Chamlal, paternal... 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 →

Jaffna “Exorcising the Past and Holding the Vision”

An autobiographical reflection by Neville Jayaweera Reviewed by Anura Gunasekera To an older generation of Sri Lankans the name Neville Jayaweera would need no introduction. Most of those who will ultimately read this book, would do so, not so much... Continue Reading →

ABA –An Alternative Perspective – A Response

It is necessary to respond to certain aspects of Bandula Silva’s (BS) commentary on my above article. At the outset itself let me say that for the greater part of his commentary, despite the lengthy and wide ranging dissertations, BS... Continue Reading →

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