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From Independence to Exile: The Extraordinary Story of Sir Oliver Goonetilleke (Part 3)

Life in Exile Nine years of researching the background to my novel The Devil Dancers introduced me to some fascinating historical characters. One of the most remarkable was Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, one of the key architects of Ceylon’s Independence and … Continue reading

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Kent’s illustrious exiles: Sir John Kotelawala

When a character, encountered only in books, suddenly steps off the page, it is an electrifying experience. Nothing prepares you for that moment when the bare bones of history suddenly acquire flesh. You do not know where the discovery will … 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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