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Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera

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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 →

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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 →

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 →

Voice of an underclass

At the recent Provincial Council elections, despite allegations of organised intimidation leading up to election day, the voters of the North and the East delivered a silent yet unequivocal verdict on the conduct of governance in the areas liberated from... 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 →

Aba – an Alternative Perspective

No Sinhala film in recent memory has provoked as much mixed comment and emotion as Aba. It is being varyingly perceived as an attempt to subvert the true face of history, as the Mahawansa decrees it; as a not so... Continue Reading →

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