On the side lines- Anura Hegoda

You are exposed

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 00:00
Remember the days when we were waiting for the postman? The letters were delivered just once a day in the morning unless there was a telegram, most probably informing of a death. Read more...

Will Scotland go?

Friday, 12 Sep 2014 07:39
The history of Scotland goes back to 10,000 years. Records began after the arrival of the Roman Empire in the first century. There were several wars with neighbouring English invaders in the 13th and 14th centuries and gained independence under King David ||. The independence lasted for 300 years until… Read more...

Another summer story

Sunday, 07 Sep 2014 00:00
Until we arrived in the UK we had no idea about the clock changes before summer and autumn. The very first year we turned up an hour early for work without knowing the time had been turned back an hour the day before. The UK changes time twice a year.… Read more...

Miss Winter marries Mr Frost

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 00:00
The hereditary name, commonly referred to as the surname can come from various sources. It could have been given by the king, descending from your clan or the village you were born etc. My father was from the village of Hegoda in Batuwantudawa in the Galle district. He has taken… Read more...

A tale of two cities

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 00:00
About two decades ago, I attended a week training session in an office in a London suburb. There was a pretty young lady who worked in the office three hours a day cleaning the office. This also included cleaning toilets. Read more...

Oh! Mr. Obama

Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 00:00
The White House is no strange to romances. Since the beginning of the 19th century, there have been strange relationships and extra marital affairs by Presidents of the United States. Some just faded away. Unfortunately, for some, they are still being talked about and quoted. Read more...

The age of Law

Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 00:00
It is a belief that educational examinations held in the UK are to pass candidates whereas in Sri Lanka they are to fail them. Whoever passes the Advanced Level examination in the UK get the opportunity to study at a university there. One can criticise the Sri Lankan way of… Read more...
land in the shape of a tear drop existed for millions of years closer to India. It gave all four weather seasons at the same time in different parts of it and it belonged to an ancient race for thousands of years. Read more...

Grandparent wonder

Saturday, 08 Feb 2014 00:00
It is very comfortable that ammi is around. She takes my small one home from school, change, feed and wait until we come from work. My daughter loves to be with her (what the daughter who lives in Colombo thinks). Read more...

Prince Charles’ Kingdom

Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 00:00
Countless amounts of kings have been killed in history by their sons to gain power. Almost every country in the world has experienced situations where kingdoms have changed hands with blood. The fate of King Dhatusena is an example. There could be other reasons. Almost the entire royal family of… Read more...

Police compensation

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014 08:30
The Sri Lankan Police department is considering compensating the victims of unlawful arrests or those wounded in Police custody. It's good news. But how far can the public afford the mistakes of the Police? There will be a claim every other day. Read more...

The invasion of Indian Taste

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014 07:49
"There are more Chinese restaurants around the world than in China," is an old saying. "Chicken tikka masala is a true British national dish," is also more than a decade old. It was first announced in 2001 by then British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to emphasise how Indian food has… Read more...

Youth frustration

Friday, 10 Jan 2014 08:21
Last week, it was headlined that the President wants the word tharuna asahanaya to be eliminated from our vocabulary forever. Read more...

Sharia Law in London

Wednesday, 01 Jan 2014 08:04
The union of England and Scotland materialised in 1707 creating the United Kingdom. Islam has been present in the UK since its formation. Although they were a small group by then, the first large group of Muslims arrived in the UK as sailors to work for the British India Company. Read more...

Canadian Mayor

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 22:50
I have no intention of writing about the Canadian involvement in anti-terrorist combat around the world and its side effects. Canadian troops are currently deployed in support of UN missions in Haiti, Sierra Leone, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Cyprus and Kosovo. Canadian forces are also heavily involved… Read more...


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