Author: icaruswept

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Division is in our blood

“I’m not Sinhala! I’m a Jaffna Tamil from my mother’s side. Yeah, I was born in Colombo, but, you know.” “My people are Portugeuse! My great-grandfather was Portugeuse. They’re my people.” “Schoolboy? Nonsense, man,...

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Janus month. Januwary.

January has been a bad month. For some reason, I’m reminded of the opening lines of T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland”. I don’t know why. I’ve been over that poem many, many times, and my...

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Yahapalanaya, 12 Days Later: Late Promises, Lamborghini Witchunts

The President’s brother, Kumarasinghe Sirisena, was appointed the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom. That’s the old nepotism creeping in, alright. On one hand, the dude is qualified. He has a Bsc in Public Administration Management, a Bsc in Management (wait, isn’t that the same thing? Is one more corrupt than the other?), and MBA and something called a “Master of Public Administration.” Google also thinks he’s a whole bunch of hot women.

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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”...