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The crowd waited expectantly, craning their necks to see the man who was going
to occupy the fifth chair, when a tall greying man stood up from the table and
announced that Mr Goonesinha was 'unavoidably delayed', but they should start
The old man had refused to countenance such a move at first, but when
everything he tried had failed, he felt he could not sacrifice Ramasamy's future for
his personal dislike of Goonesinha. Besides, Goonesinha, as Saha cynically
pointed out ...
As for Goonesinha and the Labour Party, they had abandoned the cause of the
workers long ago. Goonesinha himself was content to sit in the State Council or
to drive around in his chauffeur-driven 'limousine' (my father dwelt on the word ...
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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