Little Jony's deadly mission
It is a small, innocuous-looking wooden box. It could very well pass off as a toy where children hoard seeds or poor women their scraps of jewellery. But for anyone who comes into contact with this box, it turns out to be a scourge leaving lives shattered. For, although it may not kill that person, it will rip apart one or both of the lower limbs or any part of the body, even leaving the victim blind or deaf. Jony is its name and in countries, including Sri Lanka, experiencing war, 50% of the casualties fall victim to this small but deadly mine, The Sunday Times understands.
Coins and notes in Sallay’s words

An hour with T.M.U. Sallay will have you looking at those coins and notes in your wallet from a very different perspective. As one of the first employees of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank, Mr. Sallay will be the first to tell you that the money we use so casually can not only be a work of art, but also be a victim of politics. Its ebb and flow are tremendously complex, but for a man who delights in the details there is a story worth telling behind every new coin and every change in colour.

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