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Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera

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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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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 →

A Citizen’s Anguish

In the decade that I have been living in Hokandara there has been an exponential growth in the number of residences and vehicles using the Hokandara – Talawatugoda road, particularly in the morning and evening. The recent move of an... Continue Reading →

Of Traitors and Patriots

The Sunday Observer of 31/1/10 carried the headline, "A Bold Reply to those who Betrayed the Country", extracted from a post-election statement attributed to President Rajapaksa, in a reference to those who opposed him at the recent election. By implication,... Continue Reading →

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