November 28th 2013, the first time H.E. Chaminda Pusswedilla breaks character on Social Media.
When I woke up this morning, I was shocked to see a status update that had no flaws with the use of English (except for the spelling of ‘Saturday’ which I’m assuming is a typo) posted on Chaminda Pusswedilla’s official Facebook fan page.
For a writer & director who has been very careful and consistent in terms of portraying his characters in the satirical comedy that has attracted increasing amounts of popularity by theatre and non theatre enthusiasts, I can only imagine how frustrated Feroze Kamardeen would have been in his dealing with government entities, simply to put up a play on stage.
This is not the first time the censor board has had issues with this play. If this isn’t hindrance to freedom of speech, what is? People still suggest that Sri Lanka can deal with its own problems. This is how this country is dealing with its problems, by shutting every entity that speaks up. Dangerous times are ahead.
Being a part of some of the previous Puss plays myself, I seriously DOUBT there are any political agendas behind this venture.
Here’s to all the fans of Chris Nonis & his “Vibrating” Democracy…