Like a “begger’s wound” is an old Sinhala saying.

Sirasa News Network has such a begger’s wound (probably self inflicted) now in the form of their famous January 6 attack on their complex at Depanama Pannipitiya.

The exciting thing about a begger’s wound is that it never heels.

Just a little while ago, I was watching today’s Sirasa News First 7PM bulletin.
They had only one news item. Any guesses?

They did the same thing yesterday- almost the whole day yesterday.

Despite the ‘devastating nature of the attack’ on Sirasa, their news making capabilities has not diminished at all. There was a nice animation of the ‘professional attackers’ entering the building and some very nice heart-rendering visuals of semi-burnt equipment followed by hundred and one tales told by the ‘people’ of the greatness of Sirasa News Network and how this incident made them so very sad. A few were almost in tears…

It looks like Sirasa is having a very nice time of it.
A feast even.

They are so full of it, and a little frustrated at the response of the actual public (not the one’s with condolence messages on their TV), that they are elevating the ‘game’ to the next level- “Who Attacked Sirasa REALITY SHOW”

Like the other ones, this show also allows you to call and SMS them and participate.

Just a hint though… do not bother telling them anything against their ‘propaganda line’…
They instantly exercise their 5 star media freedom and non-censorship on it.

And I almost forgot, the winner takes home (or to prison) 5 million rupees.
I said “or to prison” because even one of the attackers can also participate.



Mr. Sripathi Sooriyarachchi’s death exactly on the one year anniversary of the stripping of his ministerial portfolio by the ‘dictator president’ Mahinda Rajapakse is raising serious questions among the intelligent Colombo population.

This is the prevailing theory of what really happened.

Special undercover operatives of the ‘dictator president’ had attached a sophisticated hostile device to the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) of the vehicle in which the late Mr. Sripath Suriyaarachchi (MP) was traveling.

The device was set to disable the breaks and steer the vehicle exactly by 45 degrees when it went over 140km/h and was passing through a suitable stretch of road with an abundance of sturdy trees on the side of the road.

To make sure they hit a sturdy enough tree, they had used state of the art GPS tracking as an additional input to the sophisticated trigger mechanism.

The offending device was set to self destruct (Mission Impossible style) upon impact so that there is no incriminating evidence.

The execution of the assassination was so successful and innovative that it is rumored the CIA is looking for sub-contracting the Rajapakse government on their own top secret projects.

Motivation for this post came after reading the comments for this item in the Daily Mirror website, while the inspiration of the writing style came from the hilariously informative website