Filed under Laments

Please retire and don’t serve us anymore

JAYANTHA SAMARASINGHE, Mahanuwara (Island Opinion Page) This is an open letter to former President Maithripala Sirisena, regarding your intention to be in politics again. We know so many great things happened during your time – Arjuna Mahendran’s efficient governing of the Central Bank, the rent saga of Agri. Ministry, the episode of importing cows from … Continue reading

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Ashchariya: A true pride for Sri Lankan women

SUNIL THENABADU, Brisbane (Island) A must read heart-melting Account of 850+words In March 2000 when the civil war was at its peak, tragedy struck Nayana Ashchariya Peiris Jayakody, a product of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, a diploma holder in English from the Warwick University, a teller in an international bank in Sri Lanka, when a claymore … Continue reading

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Are we doomed to repeat the past, in fearful force?

By Kishali Pinto Jayawardene (Sunday Times) The wildly popular urban myth of lemmings rushing to the sea in waves of mass suicide has a parallel in Sri Lanka in waves of ‘meru’ insects desperately attracted to the very light that eventually kills them. Quaintly known as ‘Christmas flies’ probably because they are most evident towards that … Continue reading

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