Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera



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 →

Kumar Sangakkara- Cricket’s Finest Under-achiever?

This is a tribute to a genuine great of a great game who, notwithstanding the likely final achievements of others still playing, and those yet to play, will always be ranked as one of the finest to have graced the... Continue Reading →

What does a God do when he is out of work? Divinity in Pasture- A tribute to greatness

On 16th November 2013 Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar walked off the park , as an international cricketer for the last time. His team mates formed a guard of honour whilst the crowd chanted his name over and over again and Tendulkar’s... Continue Reading →

Clash of Tennis Titans

The 2012 Australian Open has produced an image that will endure in the Grand Slam tennis firmament; Novak Djokovic, winner of the Men’s Singles Final is standing in the centre of the Rod Laver Arena, bare-bodied, ropy muscles flexed, arms... Continue Reading →

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