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By the time Sahadevan returned to Colombo a week later, his ideas about
southern folk had already begun to change. They were not as uncaring and self-
indulgent as he had previously assumed. Though they had cause to be; their
land was ...
'There was no other transport in those days, all the goods and produce that the
suddhas were sending out of the country had to be carried by carts to the
Colombo harbour. But they got in the way of the new-fangled trams and motor
cars, and ...
He had gone to the May Day rally in Colombo and come back a disappointed
man. 'Useless bloody matches,' he spluttered between coughs. 'This damn
government imports every blessed thing under the sun, but not matches.' He put
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WHEN MEMORY DIESUser Review - Kirkus
First published in Britain, a novel that movingly details how three generations of idealists try to find meaning and purpose as their country, Sri Lanka, becomes another killing field. The author ... Read full review