Hail Chief Justice Savvy K!!! Once there was a man in a country called Kekirilanthaya. He was very rich. He owned or controlled more than a hundred companies. This man, Hasith Kokawala, had a good reputation. ‘Good’ when it comes to making money and being ruthless. He had friends in high places. ‘High places’ obviously meaning politicians with clout. He didn’t like people standing between ...

Gratin Dauphinois (potato gratin) a la sri lankaise This is a heart attach waiting to happen. But I can assure you that it is a heart attack that you won’t regret. Ever. Soft, mushy potatoes, cheese and cream. Who could say no? Gratin Daupinois or potato gratin as we call it, is a traditional French regional dish that was first served with an ortolan dish at a dinner given ...

I was at a workshop. I was up-next to speak. The speaker before me was doing a good job. He had spoken for 30 minutes. He should stop at 35. It was a good speech, many in the audience liked it. He took that as an approval – to drag. A mistake. What happened next […]

Tea caddy quest Tea caddy quest ROYSTON REPORTS, Number 266 Sunday 2 August 2015. Greetings to this week’s newsletter at the start of Sri Lanka’s hot August: a general election and the annual Kandy Perahera (pageant) this month. The East’s newest hotel I spent my second night in Sri Lanka 36 years ago by the beach at Uppuveli, 5km north of Trincomalee, so ...

On going beyond the curriculum There were two students in when it first began. This was in January. Six more have since joined. It’s small even now. Not easy to spot out. Yes, there is a board that announces name. But you can miss it. Size doesn’t (seem to) matter, at least not to those who’re charting or have a stake in its future. That's ...

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