Anonymous, in Island, 7 June 2020, with this title “The Last Mandarin”
This is the story of a professional civil servant who believes that he made a contribution to a society and an administrative service, that in the first instance made him what he is and enabled him to achieve his full potential as a person, a professional and a citizen. It is the autobiography of a vanishing coterie of bureaucrats who strived for excellence, believing that they had responded to a high calling.
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Sugeeswara Senadhira, in Daily News, 5 June 2020, with this title “Executive, Judiciary and Legislature: Precise balance and respect for sanctity”
The essence of the Supreme Court judgement on Tuesday (June 2) was that even though elections could not be held within three months on the day fixed by the Elections Commission and the new Parliament could not be convened as stipulated in the Constitution on the scheduled day, the Presidential Gazette on dissolution of Parliament and the subsequent Gazette on General Elections could not be considered as a void documents.
DB Dhanapala on LH Mettananda in his book Among those Present, 1962
OF COURSE, L.H. Mettananda is a fanatic. Anybody who dares to talk of Buddhist’s rights in a Buddhist country is bound to be called a fanatic bent on disturbing the peace and rousing up religious feelings.
Mettananda seated alongside Banda
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Jonathon Riley, reviewing Michael Naseby: Sri Lanka. Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained, 2020, London, Unicorn
Sri Lanka, Ceylon – geographically so close to the Indian sub-continent and yet with a culture and history that has been for many centuries distinct. What a difference a few miles of water make – as we in England know well. I recall visiting Sri Lanka in 1993 and, on the anniversary of independence in 1948, and reading a leader in the newspaper that suggested maybe it would have been a good idea to have stayed with Britain a few years longer. A brave sentiment indeed and one which, after more than twenty years, makes much more sense having read Michael Naseby’s book.
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Hi Guys, This modelling by Unis Sydney shows why we need to exercise our social distancing now. This sort of modelling is a powerful tool in the fight against the virus and modelling becomes more powerful when supported by observation. Wuhan and China in general have provided that supporting observation.
And what does the orange fwit in America want to do....the exact bloody opposite.
If we’re to keep Saturday tennis, I’ll bring some hand sanitiser for use between sets.
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