Then they told the President

Surely a person who claims to have been in politics for several decades must have heard or read speeches by previous leaders of Sri Lanka on such historically important occasions as the day it became free, whatever the shortcomings and the pretty mess political leaders and their parties made of that freedom.

BY NEVILLE DE SILVA
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As a schoolboy many, many moons ago, I remember reading a collection of essays by that superb American satirist and columnist Art Buchwald. It was titled “Then I told the President”. Having listened to President Sirisena’s Independence Day speech, one...

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