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Sunday June 08, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 54
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The bold and the brave AVERTISTMENTS
“A coward turns away but the brave man’s choice is danger,” said British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Dr. Peter Hayes quoting Euripides, the ancient Greek writer. His words aptly described the courageous actions of the everyday heroes who were honoured at the BMICH last Wednesday. These people could have easily opted to not do what they did. But by risking their lives and doing something extraordinary they helped save another’s life.
Leopard trail
A hundred and forty kilometres away from the city, I was somewhere in the Habarana wilderness last week when my phone rang. It was a call from Yala, from a dear friend, guide Prabash reporting the exciting news of two new cubs spotted at Suduwelimulla in Yala. Coincidentally, it was Prabash who had made the first spotting of the new cubs at Padi Kema around this time last year.
Hotel with a view
Haputale has always been one of my favourite places to visit in Sri Lanka. The confident commerce and friendly bustle of this town straddling the upcountry railway line, and the staggering views as the high street seems to soar off into the distant horizon, are captivating. People go about their business without worrying about strangers in their midst, and the easy-going atmosphere of the place appeals to independent travellers, both local and foreign.In the past the problem when visiting Haputale has been: where to stay?

Letters to the editor
  Why we fail to speak up today
  Is this how guardians of the law act?
  Going cold turkey at a popular library
  Let's talk of real heroes
  That all-important switch
  Clarice Ruth Devendra (nee Felsianes)
  Chitra Arundathi Ranawake
  Chandrawathie Weerasuriya
  The bold and the brave
  Lionel Wendt's silent sentinel takes a bow
  Oh! to sight a leopard
  So much to do while waiting at this bus stop
  Musila returns with another musical
  Curtains up!
  A play of light and dark on canvas of vermilion
  Reaching out to others, understanding himself with minimal colours
  As close as you can get to wild comfort
  Colourful hotel adds to Haputale's holiday cheer
  Built for pleasure not for war
  The 'Jungle' in the Village
  Eloguent spokesman for the people
  Essential reading for legal eagles of the digital age
People and events
  Don't miss the last few sizzling sessions with Koluu
  A toast to a leading Lankan toastmaster
  Meet the Penwartha Apache bros!

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