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Happily Never After by Natalie Soysa

Happily Never After by Natalie Soysa

(Based on a True Story) Colombo, 1973 Sunday morning. And Radio Ceylon plays her favourite; ‘Someday my Prince will Come’ from the 1937 Disney classic, Snow White. She rises to sit by her windowsill and dreams of that someday when he would come for her. 1976 Today was that someday; her Prince Charming had come … Continue reading

ඉක්බිති සියල්ලෝ ම සතුටින් ජිවත් (නො)වූහ

ඉක්බිති සියල්ලෝ ම සතුටින් ජිවත් (නො)වූහ

(සත්‍ය කතාවක් පදනම් කරගෙන) කොළඹ, 1973 සදුදා උදෑසනක ගුවන් විදුලිය ඇගේ ප‍්‍රියතම ගීතය වාදනය කරයි ‘මගේ කුමරුන් එනු ඇත යම් දිනයක ’ – සම්භාව්‍ය කෘතියක් වූ හිම කුමාරි(1937). ජනෙල් පඩිය මත වාඩිවු ඇය ඔහු එන දිනයට ඇගිලි ගැන්නාය. 1976 ඇය පැතු දිනය අදයි. ඇගේ දෙපතුල් පිරිමදින්නට ඇගේ කුමරුන් පැමිණ ඇත. උදෑසන හිරු එළිය ඇගේ දෙකොපුල් … Continue reading

பிறகொருபோதும் இல்லாத மகிழ்ச்சி

பிறகொருபோதும் இல்லாத மகிழ்ச்சி

(உண்மைச் சம்பவம் ஒன்றை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டது) கொழும்பு 1973 ஞாயிறு காலை. இலங்கை வானொலியானது அவளுக்குப் பிடித்தமான “சில நாளில் எனது இளவரசன் வருவான்” என்பதனை ஒலிபரப்புகின்றது. அது 1937ஆம் ஆண்டு டிஸ்னி கிளசிக் (Disney classic) இன் வெண்பனியில் இருந்து எடுக்கப்பட்டது. அவளுடைய ஜன்னலுக்கு அருகில் அமர்வதற்கென எழும்புகின்றாள். அத்துடன் தனக்காக அவன் எப்போது வருவான் என்று, அந்த நாள் குறித்துக் கனவு காண்கின்றாள். 1976 இன்றுதான் அந்த நாள். அவளுடைய வசீகரமான இளவரசன் அவளைத் … Continue reading

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka joins the 16 Day Campaign

Beyond Borders Sri Lanka joins the 16 Day Campaign

Beyond Borders is a voluntary, youth-led, youth-run initiative active in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and (formerly) in Pakistan & the UK. Based on the working themes of Identity, Diversity and Active Global Citizenship, Beyond Borders provides a space for young people to actively express themselves and take action on development issues affecting them. Currently the … Continue reading