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Sunday, 22 May 2011





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette
Bradman Weerakoon

Fascinating excursion into the past, revisiting the colourful personalities of the era

In this wide ranging interview, senior civil servant and prolific author Bradman Weerakoon traverses the fascinating history of Kalutara and the colourful personalities who dominated the era.

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The elegy and its many faces

During the last few weeks I have been discussing the concept of the elegy in relation to the English, American,. Arabic and Persian, Indian and East Asian poetic traditions. In today's column, which will be the final in the series on the elegy, I wish to focus on the Sinhala poetic tradition.

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Cultural Scene

V.S. Naipaul and diasporic representation

If Salman Rushdie represents the modern diaspora, it was V.S Naipaul who could be considered as the founding father of old diaspora. Nobel Prize winning author, V.S Naipaul represents the multifaceted characteristics of the old diaspora with anxieties and loss of inheritance as well as hopes and aspirations for a better life in adapted soil.

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