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Where Sri Lankan Politicians Out-Bulge their East Asian Counterparts

No SLIM-LINES for our Politicoes! They belong to the Buth-Maru Sangamaya …. 

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Royal-Thomian Rivalry and Revelry 2017

References courtesy of  SENAKA WEERARATNA  

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Elmo Jayawardena in Anguish for His Beloved Land

Elmo Jayawardena, in The Island, 30 January 2017, where the title is “Cry the Beloved Country”

elmo-11I have borrowed the title of this article from the heart-wrenching book by Alan Paton. He wrote about South Africa under the Apartheid regime in 1948. I write about what we face today in Sri Lanka amidst the trumpets that blow heralding progress.

The South African problem was immense and tore the very soul of a country divided by the colour of a man’s skin. It was hideous, to say the least, nothing but modern-day slavery where basic human rights were denied to the majority of a country by a minority that ruled it. That is sadness at its zenith.

parl-buildings  The Parliament of Sri Lanka aka “Diyawanna OOya” in Catain Elmo’s sarcastic and cuastic evalautin of this island’s parliamentary figures over many decades

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Down the Hatch: US Presidents evaluated by Their Very Own Secret Service

Ronald Kessler : Secrets of the Secret Service
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Canada to Build Wall to Keep Yankees OUT

BREAKING NEWS 

The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. The Republican presidentialcampaign is prompting an exodus among left-leaning Americans who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay taxes, and live according to the Constitution.

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Canadian border residents say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, liberal arts majors, global-warming activists, and “green”energy proponents crossing their fields at night. “I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywoodproducer huddled in the barn,” said southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota.   “He was cold, exhausted and hungry, and begged me for a latte and some free-range chicken.  When I said I didn’thave any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?”
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Lankan Lampoons on The President’s Men

BUT … which President or President-to-Be are we referring to? Obama? Hillary? Trump? PM Ranil? or Royal Ranil?

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Profile :-   “My life story is on my face”!! … Has a keen sense of humour – his famous song being ; “Why can’t a woman be like a man”

 

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Pictorial Misappropriations!

A FIST-Buggering Act?

caught-fisting UGH !!!

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