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Saturday, 26 February 2011






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D R Wijewardene

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Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish - Herbert Hoover


D R Wijewardene - 125th birth anniversary:

Multi-dimensional personality

The secret of late D R Wijewardene as a powerful newspaper proprietor was due to his high degree of discipline, dedication, devotion, commitment combined with loftiness of his character and versatility of his intellect. Further, no field of human endeavours was left untouched by the swaying amplitude of his imagination, encompassing sweep of his thought, felicity of his words and the indefatigable zeal of his actions. No wonder, he left an indelible impression in most of what he touched with rare dynamism and exemplary zeal.

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Note decorating black bough of Havelock Road

The Morning Inspection - Malinda

Some years ago a reckless act by my reckless friend Buddhike Navaratne, at the time working under me in the Special Media Unit of the Information Department, saw me visiting the Kirulapona Police Station sometime after midnight. He had not only been caught riding his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, he had made matters worse by arguing with the Police. His friend (and later mine), Bharatha Mallawarachchi, who told me what happened and took me to the Police Station thereafter, said that although it might be possible to talk to the officers and obtain leniency, it would be very difficult to convince Buddhike to be beneficiary of Police generosity. He was right.

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Prawn cocktail across the Palk Strait

On My Watch - Luclen Rajakarunanayake

The recent political turbulence over developments in the waters between Sri Lanka and India has produced some interesting information. The people of Tamil Nadu and adjacent areas have a special liking of the ‘paraw’ fish (blacktip trevally). They have a similar liking for prawns and sea cucumber, while traders in other marine produce have a great interest in conch shells. The problem is that this special liking is mainly for the paraw, prawns, sea cucumber and conch shells found in the waters of Sri Lanka, South of the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) that separates the Indian Ocean between spheres of control of India and Sri Lanka.

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