The Sri Lankan Scene
The Bazaar Drama Goes On

 by T. Sabaratnam


Weekly Review

The Sri Lankan Scene

The Bazaar Drama Goes On

Past Episodes

I think I am the only person alive who has watched from the front seat almost the entirety of the bazaar drama Sinhalese leaders have enacted since 1956. I missed the first scene of this tragic-comedy, tragedy for the Tamils and comedy for the Sinhalese.

The opening scene that I missed was set on the Galle Face Green, where organized Sinhala thugs beat up the Federal party satyagrahis, and in the old parliament, where Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike greeted Amirthalingam who entered the chamber with his head bandaged shouting

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Posted December 1, 2003