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No magic portal out of badlands | Daily FT

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Facts are seditious things – Joseph Mather (God save great Thomas Paine) By Tisaranee Gunasekara Khettarama R. Premadasa stadium is still Sri Lanka’s largest international cricketing arena. What makes it truly special is its genesis. It was built in 1985-86, with no foreign funding or expertise. The idea came from then PM Ranasinghe Premadasa; implementation was by Mayor Sirisena Cooray and the Colombo Municipal Council. As Sirisena Cooray recalled in his memoirs, President Premadasa and I: Our Story, “At that time all that area was marshland. The CMC planned to reclaim a small section of it f…

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