Sigiriya (+18 Only)

Is what the sign at the foot Sigiriya is going to say. I mean now that the government is cracking down on pornography and related things deemed ‘obscene’, the ancient paintings of nude women should fall into that category. Also possible to happen is that babies can’t open their eyes and look at their mom’s…

Go with the flow

It’s been an interesting year for Srilankan politics, we started with all the hype about Fonseka becoming the President, but instead of Temple Trees, he went to jail, hence ending the alliance with the JVP. But it was quite ‘refreshing’ to see two parties with so many differences come together for a common goal, regardless…

I lovethathouse…i mean, i love your daughter

I’ve lived in Sri Lanka  long enough to know most of the customs, traditions and all that jazz. Some of them I like and respect, but some I think are just fucking dumb. Before I had cable TV, I was stuck watching the local channels  and there used to be this show on Swarnawahini called ‘Yeheli’ or…

Paying to get fucked

I just read the article on the government bringing down a team from China to monitor the internet activity here in Srilanka. Which clearly is an attempt to violate the only place left for us to express our views freely. I wonder what right one has to suppress another’s right to express themselves. In this case, what…

In that Srilankan way

He came, he campaigned, he lost. So ends the story of the once great General Sarath Fonseka. Yes, we have the various texts and stories going around about them not accepting the result but sadly, there is no mechanism in place for such a scenario so the result will stand. Which means congratulations Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse for…

I’m a SriLankan, bitch!

I was  raised in the middle-eastern kingdom of Bahrain for 12 years. The only divisions in society that you could see there, were the natives and the expatriates. The ‘expats’ comprised of many nationalities ranging from Srilankans to Indians to Filipinos to Ethiopians. In that community you were judged by who you were and what you…

Information centre fail

Last week we were planning on going to Jaffna and were arranging the logistics for it. The mode of transport was public mainly by rail which is government-run. Since I didn’t have the number to the Srilanka Railways department I checked up on the SLR website which normally displays the timings of the trains. But…