Personalities

The Scoop – An exclusive Interview with Clive Inman

Final recorded interview with Legendary Ceylon, English County and Peterite Cricketer.   By Algi Wijewickrema   Brief Profile: Clive Clay Inman (born January 29, 1936 in Colombo died 07th December 2022 in England) former Ceylon Cricketer, represented N.C.C in domestic Club Cricket and later played in English Country Cricket representing …

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THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

Algi Wijewickrema From the 02nd Issue (Volum 02, 2015) of Quadrangle Magazine When you have an email address like “noproblemperera” I’m sure you readers would expect an out of the ordinary person. Out of the ordinary is an understatement really for arguably Sri Lanka’s most versatile and entertaining musician. He …

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A short Biography of Hilda Westbrook-Kularatne, Pioneering British Educationist

By Jane Russell Dr. Jane Russel (BA Oxon. St Hilda’s College, MA in Education) educated at Winchester Girls High School, UK, was seconded to History Dept. Peradeniya University where she Studied for Ph.D, in ‘Political History of Ceylon 1931-1947’, under Professor KM de Silva and her thesis on “Ceylon Tamils Under …

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REMEMBERING BRYAN

By Lorenz Pereira Eustace Bryan Pereira passed away on 3rd April 2019 at the age of 78, quite unexpectedly, but peacefully, with dignity and with no fuss in keeping with his gentle character and laconic lifestyle. Bryan operated in a by-gone time capsule setting his own agenda, quite oblivious to …

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Remembering ‘SELVI’

By Michael Wille I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Selvi Perinpanayagam in Ontario, Canada (in 2019). He and I played for Royal for three years (1954-1956). Of those three years we opened the batting for two years. Opening partners often develop a close friendship having been …

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Colossus who shaped Sri Lanka Cinema

Tribute to Lester James Peiris By Algi Wijewickrema To say that Lester James Peiris turned the then cinema industry upside down – if a cinema related industry existed in the 1950s in Ceylon – would be an understatement. At a time when what passed off as cinema craft in Ceylon …

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