“My days with the drummers” by The Sunday Times

As a youth in the late 70s, Bob Simpson chose the drumming community here in Sri Lanka for his doctoral thesis. Currently a Visiting Professor in bioethics at the Colombo Medical Faculty, he laments the death of a healing, living tradition while recalling the past with Kumudini Hettiarachchi

via: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150104/plus/my-days-with-the-drummers-129376.html

“The 2015 Presidential Election: A view from the village” by Bradman Weerakoon

What has been a remarkable change recently in political affiliation after the emergence of Maithripala Sirisena as common candidate, has been the shift of the SLFP elements from Mahinda Rajapakse and the UPFA to Maithripala and the SLFP. Since the date the Election was announced until the 25th of December the only canvassing in the village has been for Maithripala.

Via http://groundviews.org/…/the-2015-presidential-election-a-…/