Sri Lanka signs joint defence treaty


Sri Lanka’s treaty with its nuclear armed neighbour has changed the region’s strategic landscape.

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Five thousand years later


Five thousand years later I can still see the bend of our river. A curve of hissing, foaming power. Coiling white against the high plateau of our village. Its black mass topped by the rampart's teeth. Waiting to impale the setting sun. Inside those ramparts is my universe. I am seeing it from the outside … Continue reading Five thousand years later

Reader’s book recommendations for a writer – part last


This is the last book recommendation post for Yudhanjaya Wijeratne. It’s under three minutes of reading time. So you have more time to read these books. Or the first and second posts of book recommendations. Why bother with all this? These posts are not guerrilla marketing. I’m not a fan boy. Just someone whose been … Continue reading Reader’s book recommendations for a writer – part last

Yamu! : Sri Lankan cinema’s exciting new journey


The definitive Sri Lankan road film ("movie" for American speakers) has finally arrived. "Yamu!" is a critical and box office success because it manages the impossible. It lets the viewer experience the layered contradictions of being Sri Lankan in a very entertaining way. The "local" audience, irrespective of their language will "get it". So will … Continue reading Yamu! : Sri Lankan cinema’s exciting new journey

Sri Lanka stories blog : brief survival guide and realisations about writing


The Sri Lanka stories blog is turning out to be a dangerously compulsive online project. The premise is simple. Write a 55-word story based on a word announced via a twitter account. I find this to be brutally hard. It also forces you to notice themes and ideas lurking in the dimly lit parts of … Continue reading Sri Lanka stories blog : brief survival guide and realisations about writing

Halal controversy shuts down iconic Sri Lankan club


Sri Lanka's Halal controversy has claimed another victim. This time it's the permanent closure of a club that was a part of the country's early anti colonial era resistance. How this came about is a complicated story. The details are easily lost amidst charges of islamophobia, cultural exploitation and the manic news cycle. It also … Continue reading Halal controversy shuts down iconic Sri Lankan club

Drive a Lamborghini in Colombo


Do you want to drive a variety of Lamborghini sports models in Colombo and get paid for it? Then this post is for you. Privacy focused, Colombo based, global high net worth individual seeks skilled chauffeur for her fleet of sports Lamborghinies The primary responsibility of the role is to skilfully and safely drive any … Continue reading Drive a Lamborghini in Colombo