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Sri Lanka: Getting drunk, peace and football

Days go by… on the kind of peace Sri Lanka needs. “I spent the last weekend being too drunk to worry about the happenings of this country and it felt damn good to be free. I spent the last weekend wondering how two Latin-American football giants could not make it to the Finals. This is what every Sri Lankan needs, wants and deserves. Peace, peace of mind and a place they call home; Sri Lanka.”

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