An Anonymous Muslim Admirer … using the email circuits
I have a great predilection towards Burghers. Not only because I have many bosom cronies in that community, but because I have spent some of the happiest years of my boyhood in their homes. The finest lady that I ever knew was a Burgher. The most select gentleman of my acquaintance is a Burgher; and if some unfortunate Muslim girl fails to discover me, I could still discover both intelligence and beauty in a Burgher girl and — marry her; I can have four, can’t I?
This is merely a personal outburst, because a fair face seldom fails to floor me. But the Burghers are not only fair of face, along with the attractive complexion they have, in addition, their broad sense of fair play and fair dealing make them the easiest to get on with in the world. We have been brothers and sisters in blood for we have tasted more things than salt together.
Rex Clementine, Island, 22 December 2018, where the title is “New hope after promise to make cricket corruption free”
Newly appointed Sports Minister Harin Fernando’s claims to take every step possible to make cricket corruption free has struck a responsive chord with all right thinking Sri Lankans. People will be keeping a close eye on the 37-year-old whether he will deliver the promises.
“One of our priorities is to face the anti-corruption charges our cricket is facing at the moment. We will strive to keep the sport clean and help the team get back to winning ways,” Fernando said addressing the media. He has also spoken of putting an individual with an unblemished record to run SLC. This is an indication that the cricket elections scheduled for first week of February will be put off again. Fernando is expected to meet ICC officials to get the clearance to delay the elections.