Author Archive for Laksiri Warnakula

The dream and the doodlebug

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Laksiri Warnakula The other day I was having a nice snooze in my reclining chair, my mind wandering around in a no man’s land, now and then crossing over to my childhood-past, which lay on one side and then to the other, my adulthood-present. It was a balmy afternoon, and I found it hard not […]

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The tale of the devil, who lost his tail

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Laksiri Warnakula I penned these few humorous (hope so) verses in the hope that they would take your mind away, at least for a few moments, from ‘the maddening, never-ending chronicles of conspiracy and corruption’ in present-day Sri Lanka.  Once upon a time in hell,There was this devil,Who being a unique model,Liked to play it […]

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Action and inaction

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula The election is over and the country’s helm is now in the hands of a new skipper. Therefore isn’t it time to forget the polling booths and look beyond them to see what else could be happening in this ‘Land like no other’? By the way anyone looking at the above title might […]

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The Confession

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula Rev. MP (I opted for the initials to keep anonymity) was feared by even the tough fisherfolk. He was short and stocky with a complexion, which was quite fair by any standard and made his roundish chubby face turn red when he was angry. My uncles said that he was a Monsignor and […]

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Toms, Dicks and Harrys

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula The other day, I was aimlessly browsing through the ‘YouTube’ going from one movie trailer to another and suddenly, there he was; Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean. I am a big fan of him and I thought at the time that I had seen all of his presentations that had come so far […]

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A short tale of long deals

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula I make it a point to read the ‘The Island’ (on-line edition) every day. The times I get to do that depends on my daily work-schedule that involves shift work too. But suffice it to say that I never miss the ritual, which it has been for so many years now. I start […]

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The plight of some, who might not see the light never again.

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula The letter by ‘JAYMAN’ in the opinion column of the ‘Island’ of 20-08-19 titled ‘Ban export of slave labour to West Asia’ once again reminds us of the misery and the suffering the daughters of Mother Lanka go through, while working as domestic aides in the ME. The majority of these unfortunate women […]

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Will it be never?

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula He was clad in the national dress, an immaculate white that contrasted well with somewhat dark and enclosed surroundings. He was stocky, yet lean enough. He was not tall, yet not short either. He was standing on the podium addressing a distinguished gathering of foreign and local dignitaries. With confidence and composure, he […]

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Is my country drowning, in a sea of garbage?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula I saw a picture on Facebook on (27-07-19) that made me silently cry. It was the garbage-strewn river mouth of the Kelani Ganga. It is literally a giant carpet of garbage, the thickness of which could be anyone’s guess. Then came the containers. The ghostly shapes stuffed with garbage sitting somewhere, on this […]

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Election carrots, at nation’s expense

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula …….Everybody knew that it was a carrot, for it was orange with a green top” – Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean in one of his stage presentations Another season of carrots has dawned. And the above regarding carrots came to my mind, of Rev. Bean reading a passage from his gospel to his […]

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Oxymora-‘Some morons are engaged in actions that veritably fall into a plethora of oxymora’

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula Introduction I am exhausted. It’s not just physical. It stems from my incapability to take in and digest all of what is written on paper and spoken about, almost everywhere. The incessant barrage of peoples’ howling and protesting, talking and reporting colourfully (pun intended) and ruefully on moronic deals, deeds and a plethora […]

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The ship that has lost its bearings; of both the helm and the helmsman-The metaphor

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula What would you expect from an unfortunate ship that has lost its helm and the helmsman, owing to bearing-malfunctioning, of the helm and the head of the helmsman, as well? Inevitably, it will become uncontrollable and lose all sense of direction resulting in becoming incapable of sailing safely and soundly along mapped-out lanes […]

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula When hoisted with their own petards, May the pot-bellied lot at Dhiyawanna, Fall flat on their faces in convoy, Kissing the dirt with great affection, And gay abandon,  Which will surely warm the cockles my heart.

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Adventure – Amusing reflections

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula Attempts to conquer heights, be it a mountain or any other carry their own perils and risks. Generally, glory and peril walk side by side in such endeavors, until the former or the latter wins, in the end”. Already eleven or twelve climbers have perished on the slopes of the Mount Everest, in […]

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What people say and what they really mean – A response

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula   The article in the opinion column of the Island on 25th Saturday by Prof. A. N. U. Ekanayaka is very thought-provoking and it delivers a resounding blow to all those, who espouse the identity of Sri Lanka as a ‘Sinhala Buddhist Nation’ with callous disregard to its broader implications and meaning and to […]

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