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Then there was nothing, much to the chagrin of Sri Lankans, worldwide, in 2014.
There was an insipid Google Doodle in 2015 and Google called it ‘National Day’ — as it has done again.
C’est la vie.
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Yes, these are MY drawings, in crayon, when I was about 6 or 7.
The top picture is of Sri Lankan devil dancers.
A car on the 2nd floor of the house was NOT some aberration. That was actually the case. The house, the house that I lived in, was built on the side of a hill. So there was a level below the car porch, if you viewed the house from the back!
The hunter is a genuine Vedda — the original indigenous folks of the island. I had been out to see them.
Over 420,000 Australians served in the military during WW I
and over 60,000 DIED.
I give you this haunting song which is about the sacrifice of an Australian soldier in WW I in Gallipoli.
I was quite taken aback.
His funeral pyre hardly had time to cool before Ceylon was celebrating its Independence. How ironic. We got our Independence on his back. India’s and Ceylon’s independence, 6 months apart, was essentially a joint deal, though it is never portrayed as such.
So, now, ahead of Independence Day I make a point of observing the anniversary of the GREAT MAN’s funeral.