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Of that unfolding drama

Island By Dr. Upul Wijayawardhana Even Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist of all, would have found it extremely difficult to pen a political drama to match what is unfolding in the ‘Land like no other’. It was left to my very good friend and retired senior administrative service officer, Dharme Hewamadduma, to remind me of a … Continue reading

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Sikuradha Sirisena the Man of disaster

The Friday Man of disaster (Original Title, Island) Friday, was an efficient and devoted employee, of Robinson Crusoe, later known as Man Friday, an especially faithful or one’s best servant or right-hand man. In recent weeks Maithripala Sirisena emerged more as Friday’s Man than the Man Friday, he was meant to be serving the people … Continue reading

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Making a delicious chicken curry with arsenic in it

Island “We have guests for dinner. Wife, please make them delicious chicken curry with arsenic in it. No? Then let’s take them out to have tandoori chicken – with arsenic.” These are not lines from the latest Bollywood murder mystery script. This is reality. Arsenic is that deadly element which has killed many a character … Continue reading

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No reference to “HE’s” misconduct: Indications are he may recognise NC Motion.

Guardian, UK Sri Lanka MPs hurl ‘chilli powder’ and chairs in fresh chaos (Original Title) Legislators allied to disputed PM Rajapaksa fight with rivals in second day of clashes Michael Safi and Amantha Perera in Colombo  A clash between rival members of the Sri Lankan parliament, in Colombo. Photograph: AFP/Getty Sri Lanka’s parliament has been disrupted for a second … Continue reading

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Anarchy, here we come!

Island Editorial People dislike governments and politicians. In advanced democracies the public asks for less government because meddlesome politicians make people’s lives miserable. We, the inhabitants of this land like no other, are apparently without a government at present. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared in Parliament, yesterday, for everyone to hear, that the Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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