Eureka! I Found the Sri Lankan
Posted on March 24th, 2016

Gallege Punyawardena

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Eureka! I Found the Sri Lankan

For the last several years I was really wondering how to figure out a Sri Lankan, in the country called Sri Lanka when in fact there is no Sri Lankan language spoken by its inhabitants, nor is there any Sri Lankan civilization. It is universally accepted fact that the nationality of a person could be identified by the language person speaks.

But I found nobody speaking a language called Sri Lanka anywhere in the country called Sri Lanka.

However I was still wondering when the other day I happened to go to Baththaramulla People’s Bank branch since it was a Saturday and there were hardly any customers I went straight to a counter, it was a lady at the counter, and she was in casual dress which is usual on Saturdays.

It was a T shirt she was wearing and it was first amusing to see a picture of a donkey on her T-Shirt. While she was processing the cheque, I asked her what that picture on the T-shirt is. She pulled back the chair and looked at the picture and was smiling. I also had a better view of the whole picture. To my great surprise, just below the picture it was written- I am Sri Lankan. alas!

Eureka, I found the Sri Lankan.

Gallege Punyawardena

2 Responses to “Eureka! I Found the Sri Lankan”

  1. Senevirath Says:

    පුන්‍යා සිංහලේ ඉන්නේ සිංහයෝ ශ්‍රිලංකාවේ ඉන්නේ බූරුවෝ – පැරණි වැව් අමුණු නැවත සිංහල ක්‍රමයට සකසමින් ද ඉපැරණි සිංහල කොඩිය නැවත ඉදිරියට ගැනීමට වැඩ කරමින්ද ඔබේ ස්වර්ණ හංස පදනම මෙතෙක් කල කීදේ විශිස්ටය් —====සෙනේ

  2. SA Kumar Says:

    whole picture. To my great surprise, just below the picture it was written- I am Sri Lankan.- Like it (:-).

    As a Ilankai Thamilan I have same thought why not call Sin hela Lanka (7PCs) than We can call our both country Saiva TE (NPC) & Muslim TE (EPC)

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