Monthly Archives: November 2013

Buddharakkita Thera: a modern kingmaker

It was a personal, as much as a political, grievance that led to the death of Prime Minister Bandaranaike in 1959. The conspiracy to assassinate him was master-minded by his erstwhile patron, the powerful Buddhist monk, Mapitigama Buddharakkita Thera. Buddharakkita … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Case of the Prime Minister’s Murder

This is the second article in a three-part series which is currently being run in the Colombo Telegraph. Mr Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Ceylon 1956 – 1959 On a quiet September morning in 1959, two men were waiting for an … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka: The Unbreakable Bond

This article was first published in the Colombo Telegraph (www.colombotelegraph.com) on November 10th, 2013. It is the first in a series of three. When I wrote my novel The Devil Dancers, I could not have predicted that the cycle of events … Continue reading

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