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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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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 →

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 →

” 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 →

Resurrecting a Supremacist

If there is a man in this country, apart from Mahinda Rajapaksa, with a conscience more impervious to ethical and moral  considerations, a conscience so thickly armour plated that it can blithely adopt the most unprincipled position, then that must... Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Independence Day Discourse 2015: A Response to Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The 2015 Independence Day celebration was invested with the dignity of understatement – a complete departure from the showmanship and bravura performances which characterized the previous events under the patronage of Mahinda Rajapaksa. In total contrast to the former President’s... Continue Reading →

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