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”මේ සැරේ අපි වින්ටර් හොලිඩේස්වලට යන්නෙ ලංකාවට. ඒ ගියහම අරුගම්බේ යන්න ඕනෙ. පාසිකුඩා යන්න ඕන. උණවටුනෙ නාන්න යන්නත් ඕන.” මේ එහෙ ඉන්න ලාංකිකයෙක්. Read more...

Black Sigiri Frescoes

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 21:24
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in the Wiltshire area of England. Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. It consists of circularly stood stone pillars which is not available in the geographical area of  Wiltshire. They have been brought from an unknown area outside of… Read more...

Going on Holiday

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 22:47
“when we go to Sri Lanka in winter holidays we must go to Arugam bay, Pasikuda, Jaffna and other places in the East. We must have a sea bath in Unawatuna too aney.” Read more...

Car Pool

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 22:57
Four young girls trying to mug an old lady. A hero comes from nowhere on a push bike. He chased away the girls and rescue the lady. Read more...

Barristers and Solicitors

Wednesday, 05 Dec 2012 23:08
There are two branches of lawyers under the legal system in England and Wales, that of solicitors and barristers. Read more...
It was summer holidays twenty years ago. We two and our two young daughters went on a long dreamed holiday in Egypt to browse through five thousand year old civilization. Read more...
The great philanthropist Sir Charles Henry De Soysa’s dream of building two schools for children in Moratuwa and naming those as Prince and Princess of Wales to commemorate the visit of Edward VII (Prince of Wales at the time) to Colombo in 1875 came true when permission was granted to… Read more...
I am thankful to those old Cambrians, Sebastianites, one Thora and a Rajan, who responded to the series with some of their own experiences which go to show youthful fun we shared, as much as the quality of the teaching staff we were privileged to learn from during our era,… Read more...

CID PWC

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 19:52
Although there were several ‘hard nuts’ with ‘light fingers’ at our college, there was always an unwritten law that no one should steal from classmates. Whenever there was any such misdeed our drawing master became a self appointed ‘criminal investigator’ with his remarkable psychological tactics. Apart from his yarns, he… Read more...

Romance and Chemistry

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 19:47
Prince of Wales College science laboratory is associated with many memories despite the traumatic incident where one of our adored teachers committed suicide by swallowing a concoction of concentrated acid as mentioned in my last episode. Read more...

Madness and Sadness

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 05:13
Before I could read the printed version of Part II, I received the following feedback from USA which goes to say that there are many versions to this popular story: Read more...
The response to my first installment on the series was instant. Kevin, who was an old boy of St. Sebastian College, wrote to me all the way from Australia reminding me of his experience with Mr. ‘Daddi Bidi’ on a hunting episode. Read more...

Shaggy Dog Stories

Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 07:28
During a casual pow-wow with a friend, over a glass of wine, last week we discussed the fate of modern children, the denial of their childhood and turning them into robots by anxious parents who realise very little about the psychological damage they inflict on their offspring. Read more...

Why did the Queen Cry

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:13
Isn’t that the normal practice to take the husbands surname after the marriage. Yes…  there are exceptions. Some ladies have double barrel names. Some just carryon with their maiden name. The Queen is one of them, but in the hard way. Read more...

Minister Caught

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 23:25
Mrs. Blair the barrister wife of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair was caught travelling on a train without a ticket in January 2000. Read more...

 

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