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Je Suis Rajupoksa

Have you seen Muhinda Rajupaksa? No? Here. Muhinda is a parody – a parody of recently rejected President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. I don’t know who runs it; I don’t have any idea why they’re doing it....

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What Color is the Hansaya – Green or Blue?

I just watched a live news broadcast on Sirasa TV. In it, members of the SLFP, by authority and (apparently) majority, proudly announced that President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, replacing...

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The Devil We Know: Stories from the #PresPoll

As the elections approach, shit gets real. Here’s some of it:    Severed dogs’ heads are delivered to the houses of  Brito Fernando and Prasanga Fernando, two of the activists behind the “Change with Reform”...

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-Disconnect-

There’s a great deal to be said for packing up your bags, putting the old smartphone into airplane mode, and heading for the mountains. That’s easier said than done, and I’m fortunate in the...

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Selling the Nation to the West #lka

(No, I’m not talking about the newspaper). If it’s one thing Sri Lankans seem to excel at, it’s a strangely bipolar type of xenophobia. On one hand, when a cousin or aunt comes down...