Friday, July 25, 2008

Appu's land like no other

Appu can't even begin to imagine how this happened, but then again, this is Appu's paradise isle and stranger things have happened in this land like no other...

Sinhalese with LTTE identity card arrested in Anuradhapura[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 July 2008, 03:10 GMT]

A Sinhala man, who attempted to enter the premises of Anuradhapura High Court on July 20 with an identity card allegedly issued by the LTTE, was taken into custody and is being detained for interrogation by the Terrorist Intelligence Division (TID) of the Sri Lanka Police. Police personnel manning the sentry point at the entrance to the High Court arrested the suspect, police sources said.

The identity card the police alleged had the insignia of the LTTE on it.

Police sources said the inquiry was being conducted to verify the purpose of the visit of the suspect to the High Court, and how he came to be in possession of LTTE identity card.

Verify the purpose of the visit????

Appu thinks its all getting curiouser and curiouser. Never a dull moment in Paradise with blokes like this who ask and eat...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Appu Pity da Fool!

who asks for more...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Appu is tired of the whinge about Black July and the 1983 riots

Groan! The Lankan Blogosphere is coming alive with talk about Black July and the ethnic riots. When, oh when, are we going to stop talking about 1983?

Appu thinks its time we stopped looking back, be it 2,500 years or 25 years.

The 1983 riots had nothing to do with the killing of 13 soldiers. The 1983 riots were meticulously planned and executed by Min. Cyril Matthew, with the blessing of his lord and master, J R Jayawardene. The riots provided tactical support for J R’s strategy to ensure the whole country was at his mercy. Unfortunately for J R, he over estimated his ability to control the exercise or mitigate the consequences. JR did his most as President and then retired to fade away in style. His legacy was whitewashed and the bastard was eventually given a state funeral, whilst the nation continues to suffer his actions.

Sri Lanka, not just the Tamils, has suffered worse in the last 25 years. Impunity is a fact of life and nobody significant is accountable for anything (thats a quotable quote from Appu).

Nothing short of forward thinking can help us leave all this misery in the past. Dredging up the past, no matter how meticulously, isn't going to get us anywhere or prevent us from repeating the mistakes of the past.

Unlike South Africa, where the Anglican Church under Tutu played an iconic role in the forming of a national identity, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a non-starter in Sri Lanka... a country where the word IMPUNITY is defined as a 'commission of inquiry.'

The 1983 riots have been rehashed in great detail and analysed and reported on for the last 25 years. And yet, look at where we are today? We are a nation that asks and eats parippu.

All we do is ask for more...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Appu took Anarkali to the Veda Mahathaya

To all you adoring fans of the two As (Appu and Anarkali), the reason we've both been missing for a while is because Appu took Anarkali to the Veda Mahathaya.

Alas, the Veda Mahathaya's response was:

"Moda kamata beheth naaa...!"

Shaaa! With a performance like that, Anarkali was obviously asking for more...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Appu puts Mahinda Wijesekara in the spotlight

Now all you bloggers must be wondering what on earth is Appu on about now? So an honourable Sri Lankan leader took his family on vacation... What's that got to do with the price of Fish? or Parippu?

Stop thinking of yourselves and learn from Hon. Mahinda Wijesekara who saved his MP's salary of Rs 18,000 a month and took his family to Las Vegas!

Appu want to know when will other Sri Lankan men learn from people like him and do the same for their wives and children? Look at the envelope full of dollars that girl is holding for the Ammi to help herself? How could he have given such a treat to his family, if he didn't work hard and sacrifice?

Our Sri Lankan fellows spend way too much time and money on the Internet or drinking and dancing the merry devil with their useless friends. High time all Sri Lankan men became family men, like Hon. Mahinda Wijesekera!

Hon. Mahinda Wijesekera certainly knows how to ask for more...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Appu learns his A, B, C

Appu has more pictures than memories of his days as a batta at Mrs Goonewardena's Montessori on Bullers Road. Ah those dreamy black and white days of blue drill shorts and brown Ford school (suit?) cases. Appu has long since learned his alphabet, and a bit more, but he would have certainly gone straight into therapy if he had been taught his A, B, Cs like this:

NEW Sri Lankan alphabet

A is for Abductions that take place daily, usually blamed on aliens.

B is for Benz Bikkus who live in the lap of luxury.

C is for Censorship of TV programmes showing scenes of alcohol and tobacco.

D is for Doctor Delipihiya, patron saint of murder and mayhem.

E is for Elections which are neither free nor fair.

F is for Freedom of abduction, harassment and imprisonment under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

G is for Gullible majority who have been hoodwinked since 1948.

H is for Human rights abuses that occur 365 days of the year.

I is for Independence also known as the '60 Year Curse'. (We were better off under the British and that says a lot!)

J is for Jayasuriya, who will probably play until the 2043 World Cup or until he gets his EPF?

K is for Kassipu. (A bottle a day keeps the liver awake.)

L is for Lies, damned lies and statistics that the government media saturates us with each day.

M is for Mahinda chinthanaya. (Who needs the Bible, Koran and Tripitaka when we have the 'chinthanaya.'

N is for Nepotism or favoritism to relatives. (Also check R)

O is for the 17 Patriotic Opposition MPs who crossed over to the government to save the country.

P is for Pillayan, who became Chief Minister of the East using the 'Bullet' to get the 'Ballot.'

Q is for Question mark? When will the war end? When pigs fly or when hell freezes over?

R is for Rajapaksa poshanaya of Mahinda, Basil, Goatabaya and Chamal.

T is for Terrorism. Both the LTTE kind and the State sponsored kind.

U is for Underestimate. What the Government always does of the LTTE.

V is for Velupillai Prabahakaran who is very much alive and kicking.

W is for Wickramasinghe (Ranil), also fondly known as the Permanent Leader of the Opposition.

X is for Xenophobia or the island mentality. The dislike of all things foreign.

Y is for Yearning for yesterday. The national pastime of living in the past.

Z is for Zero casualties for the armed forces and 5,00,000 killed for the LTTE.

Haiyahhhh... Appu suspects that our glorious leaders might force us all to stick to the vernacular from this point onwards as the proverbial kaduwa is proving to be deadly! To continue to allow the spread of the Queen's english will only be asking for more...