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Weapon to attack, Symbol to show or a Key to Opportunities

October 31, 2008


English is more than a language in Sri Lanka. It is used as a weapon to attack the enemy. It is a decoration some one can wear. It is a way to show power; like stars and stripes in a general’s uniform. It could be a symbol to represent imperialism, neocolonialism and a proof of […]

Sex, Birth of a Child and a Crime

October 30, 2008


  Place is a leading girls school; a crime normally committed by parents was disclosed by the teacher to the students. “You are born because your father and mother had misbehaved; you know…. they had sex; which is very …..bad; they should be ashamed of producing you by such an act” said the teacher. Students […]

LTTE Air Raids: Sign of Strength or Weakness?

October 29, 2008


  Everyone talks about it; but for different reasons.   For some it is taken as an encounter that shows how desperate LTTE is, in the face of defeat. For others it shows how strong LTTE is even after successive military defeats.   For some it only shows that the LTTE is ruthless. For others […]

Clash of Brains over “Kudu”

October 28, 2008


This happened in a leading school in Colombo. A student was caught red handed for having “kudu” (drugs) in his custody. He was carrying kudu to be distributed inside the school. He had hidden it inside the folded sleeves of his shirt (sleeves of the long sleeve shirt folded as it has been the practice […]

Making the first impression and a lasting impression- Island Like No Other

October 27, 2008


Making the first impression is important in a beginning of an encounter. Making a lasting impression is important especially at the end of an encounter. Katunayake Airport is the place for both, especially with respect to the visitors who dares to visit the “Is-land like no other”. I was at this Airport few weeks back […]

Sigiriya Frescos – if not sexual it is at least indecent

October 22, 2008


 All were there; educationists, patriots, historians, religious leaders, police officers and even representatives of the cultural ministry.  Debate was hot.  One said that it is not good to expose growing up children to the nude Sigiriya frescos. The other said not only children but also adults should be restricted; they were of the view that […]

Right in Wrong and Wrong in Right!

October 21, 2008

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Ruvini, aged 9 years, attends a Buddhist Sunday School. The teacher one day asked the students who eat meat to raise their hand. Ruvini and few others raised their hands.   There followed a lecture of the consequences of eating meat and killing animals for meat.   After another week the students were again asked the same question […]

“Katussa” was “Man-handled” by an Elephant

October 20, 2008

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Once upon a time a “Katussa” (a lizard) living in the jungle was “humiliated” and “man-handled” by the King of the Jungle; an Elephant. “Katussa” determined to take revenge went inside the trunk of the Elephant, the King, which made the King sick and furious. After a fierce battle and persuaded by “Veda Ralahami” (the […]

Age Old Debate to the Fore:

October 19, 2008

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  I was listening to a discussion on TV. A Sri Lankan, working in Saudi calling the discussion panel commented that Sri Lanka is a country where everything is imported from other countries; not even a simple bicycle is made here, he lamented. The panel members also took the comment as an important intervention and […]

කොස් ගස් රැක්මේ වත්මන් ක‍්‍රමවේදය පිළිබඳ විවරණයක්

October 15, 2008


  කොස් ගස අපූරු ගසකි. එහි ඵල ඊටත් වඩා අපූරු ය. රසවත් කුස පිරෙන අහරක් ලබා දෙන එය රැුක ගැනීමට ඇති නීති ඒ සියල්ලටමත් වඩා අපූරු ය. කොළඹ පර්චස් 6 ක ඉඩම් කැබැල්ලක් තුළ ඇති කොස් ගහක් ගෙයක් ඉදිකිරීම පිණිස කපා බිඳ හෙලන්නට සිදු ව ඇති විටෙක හා එම හෙලූ කඳන් ඉරා ගැනීමට සිදු වූ […]