Wikileaks on Sri Lanka

Wiki Leaks has an assortment of documents under the category Sri Lanka. None of them are particularly shocking and is unlikely to get anyone killed. The most interesting one I spotted is the U.S. Congressional Research Office report on Sri Lanka (CRS: Sri Lanka: Background and U.S. Relations, January 22, 2008). I didn't read it … Continue reading Wikileaks on Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Drive through

Image of a roadside snack stall below was photographed from a speeding chariot somewhere in rural Sri Lanka. Sadly didn't pause to check the menu. The lives of the people in such areas are a world away from the virtual universe of blogs and brawls of the media sphere. Despite their lush landscapes, places such as these are … Continue reading Sri Lankan Drive through

Strange Trishaw

This is possibly the strangest trishaw I have spotted so far. Odd how just one element of its design can change the look. Perhaps its just me. The picture is below for you to decide. Verdict goes in the comment box,

Suicide note

It was knife's fork tongued tip of two little spikes that made me realise I had a way out. The white plastic handle and a serrated edge added to the reassuring look of being the sharpest thing in the kitchen. A simple matter of going down stairs on yet another sleepless 3am and ending my … Continue reading Suicide note

Happy New Year in April

"Sri Lankan" New Year (note lack of ethnic labels) in April is almost upon us shutting down the country. It is a tricky holiday to explain to non Sri Lankan friends abroad. The short version is it to cut through all the astrology induced rituals such as chicken kicking and describe it as a family … Continue reading Happy New Year in April