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Twins Across The Strait

What exactly do Sri Lanka and Kerala have in common?

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Narrating A War Story: Sunila Galappatti’s A Long Watch

“When I applied to join the Navy, I was twenty years old and had no thought or intention of dying for my country.” –…

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How Digital Publishing Is Challenging The Traditional Print Game

With the internet taking over as the primary source of information in the world, devices that access this information superhighway have also become relatively…

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A Marxist Inquiry Into Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

Upon further scrutiny of Romeo and Juliet, instead of the superficial perspective the commercial world has chosen to capitalise on, it can be seen…

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When Johnny Fought In Kandy

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Premaya Nam: A Review

It needs to be said at the outset that Premaya Nam (Dirty, Yellow, Darkness) is a very brave film. It is also an important…

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Kingdom of Ravana

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Those ‘Burgher Buggers’: Revisiting Carl Muller’s The Jam Fruit Tree

When you finally give the Von Bloss family the slip, after 210 pages, you have developed new eyes and new responses to life –…

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Ten Things We Have The Arabs Of Yore To Thank For

The Arabs of old were simply besotted with Sri Lanka, as is evident in the many names they bestowed upon our beautiful island, like…

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Eleven Things We Have The Burghers To Thank For

Sri Lanka’s Burgher community, as we know, is an ethnic group of people with mixed European and Lankan heritage, and they have been present…

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Aloko Udapadi: Ambitious But Ultimately Unexceptional

Before getting into any serious criticism of Chathra Weeraman’s directorial debut Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose), it must be commended for one important thing. For…

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First Utterance ‒ A Dissected Second Glance

The mark of a truly imaginative poet would be his or her perception of what God did on the eighth day. Theena Kumaragurunathan has…