Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Elephants in the City

Today was my last looooong, long run before the upcoming marathon in Singapore, according to my training schedule. And I managed to combine it with our usual Sunday morning 10K CCR event, by starting out at 4:55, run 8km to … Continue reading

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Throwing chairs in Parliament now …

House passes second no confidence motion on MR Pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa MP Johnston Fernando throws a chair at police creating a human shield to protect Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as he calls for a second vote on the no confidence motion in … Continue reading

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Yesterday it was a butter knife …

Of all the ways I imagined how the political situation in Sri Lanka could escalate, I did NOT see THIS coming … New York Times Meanwhile …

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Good Morning Independence Square

Every morning I cross this place, which turns into an outdoor gym, and today there were some extra pretty clouds / sunrise formations. Today my training schedule bars me from running, so I just did some light cross training at … Continue reading

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Let’s check in with Parliament …

Here just a brief snippet of adult men hysterically yelling and throwing objects. Also notice the complete absence of women! Not clear yet what the outcome of today’s session is … This just in from Reuters: Wait, What? One MP … Continue reading

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Pollution!

Today’s run was laced with stark reminders that protecting the environment seems to be ¬†very low on the priority lists of every day Sri Lankans … “out of sight – out of mind” apparently replaces any kind of common sense … Continue reading

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What a Circus!

In short, Parliament reconvened and went straight ahead with a no-confidence vote against that ‘new’ Prime Minister (who walked out before the results came back) and in extension against the President (who did not even show up). This power-couple apparently … Continue reading

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Parliament to reconvene tomorrow!

I know, this is tricky to follow, but ever since the President of SL dissolved Parliament, people complained at the Supreme Court and the Court¬†now decided that Parliament has to get back to work tomorrow … that shall be interesting. … Continue reading

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Sunset

Also sunset, same spot, uncropped this time …

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CCR Beach Run

Once again it was time for our beach run, last one was about 3 months ago. Initially I did not plan on doing video, but a fellow runner encouraged me when he saw I had the camera with me anyways … Continue reading

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Protected: Very authentic Thai

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Deep Concerns

Some initial reactions from the international community … Full Article on Reuters

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And now the president dissolved the parliament …

What it all means, no idea. Also, things change here on a daily basis … but for now: KNOW YE! Coverage on BBC and on Colombo Telegraph

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Good Morning Colombo!

Beautiful walk in Vihara Mahadevi Park this morning (training plan orders me to rest today: no running at all) While other members of the family went back to sleep apparently!

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CCR Speed Session + Long Run

Waking up at 3:55AM, 10 minute meditation, then preparing lunch for Julius and getting ready to meet other crazy runners at 5AM for a speed session … Rushing home to make sure Julius has everything before he leaves for school … Continue reading

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