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Sunday, 29 July 2012





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Government Gazette

Spotted horses

First I heard the thunder of the hooves. Then, many horses came galloping by. They were beautiful and they were spotted. As I watched, the spots glistened in the sun and leapt up and danced around. The spot went berserk like the polka dots in a melee of coloured dots in Maria’s blouse.

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Narrating Buddha’s life

Gamini Sumanasekera is justly regarded as one of the most important and consequential Sinhala journalists who specialises in matters pertaining to arts and letters. His latest book, Vandim Siduhath, is a re-telling of the life of the Buddha; this story has been told before, and I dare say, will continue to be told in years to come.

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Cultural Scene

Revisiting Orientalism:

Personal encounters with the Orient

In this week’s column, we explore how personal encounters shaped the knowledge of Orient and how it leads to establish Orientalism as a discipline and a major school of thinking which profoundly influenced many important areas of governance including diplomacy.

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