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ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 2, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 40
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Empire making was hard labour AVERTISTMENTS
A sheer rock face with borings or holes, a stark reminder of times gone by when hard labour was extracted from human beings. Seeing the bustling activity in a large area scattered with plots sporting pathola and other vegetables, carpentry and coir workshops, smithy, weaving centre with clacking handloom....
A new name, a new look
Some masked faces, many bald heads…….all beautiful children. A 12-year-old, sitting up on a bed, is poring over a colourful picture book with two ducks and painstakingly pasting tiny rolled up pieces of paper on a larger duck drawn on Bristol board. A floor below, going round and round on a bicycle in a large room with brightly-coloured walls, is a small child. A couple more bicycles are parked in a corner.
The angel of the poor - Tribute
In my life, I had two treasured friends who were much older than me. One was the late Rev. Fr. Marceline Jayakody, who had an impact on giving a poetic flourish to my Sinhala. I have never studied under him formally. At St. Joseph’s College, Maradana, he was my friendly elder to whom I would go with poems that I occasionally wrote. With poetic ease, he advised and changed a couple of words here or there and made my language look and sound much better. When he died, a part of me died.
On the road again
It was an area once occupied by the LTTE. Caught in the crossfire, its people were displaced. But they have now returned, eager to begin a new life. Obviously, this is no easy task. And they need all the help they can get. With this in mind, Colombo’s favourite country music concert- Country Roads will make its 16th journey towards Vellavelli in Batticaloa to reach out to the 14,000 children residing in this area.

Letters to the editor
  Poll sends lopsided message to people
  Let those who know to fly take wing
  Dr. Malinga Fernando
  M. De S. Amarapala
  Maas Jaam Cassiere
  James Goonewardene
  A majestic creation to honour an equally majestic elephant
  The divine maker
  Switch off that light, close that tap!
  He was and still is an inspiration to one and all
  Can Robson be Bawa's sole defender?
  Witty, but an exercise of little value?
  Thrashing it out Forum Theatre
  Celebrating 25 years of dancing
  Tina Modotti: A life as striking as her visuals
  SOSL begings season with 2 great romantics
People and events
  A travelogue and much more
  Importance of Hydrotherapy

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