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Tourist misunderstands passing remarks in Sinhala

2017-11-22 06:37:19
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An individual heavily intoxicated had confronted a woman tourist and had attempted to teach her morals, and the woman not understanding the language had gifted the intruder with a cigarette, as reported from a tourist hotel in a coastal area near Galle.

There had been a wedding reception at this tourist hotel, and relatives of the newly married couple from several outstations had been there. Among the participants there had been a family from an interior village few kilometres away from Galle. The beach close to the hotel was a hive of activity, with many tourists strolling along in Bikinis and other bathing costumes.

A close relative from the interior village who had taken more of the spirits, could not remain quiet seeing the tourists movement, and started walking towards the sun bathing foreign woman determined to give a piece of his mind, confronted them and began scolding them in Sinhala and berating them for their skinny clothes and educating them on culture and morals.

One of the woman who had been smoking and failing to understand what the local man was telling, offered him a cigarette and also gave the lighter which she had in her hand.

The man who promised to give a good lesion on culture and morals was seen returning back to the hotel with a lighted cigarette and sending smoke into the air. The members of his family seeing him had made fun out of him, and not being able to meet them had slowly retired. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)


  Comments - 8

  • ANTON Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:42

    NOT ONLY TOURIST, LOOKS LIKE OUR ARTIST ALSO HAVE HAD MISUNDERSTOOD HIS OWN LANGUAGE.

    Reply : 2       22

    TONY Friday, 24 November 2017 19:18

    WHY NOT TEACH MORALS TO OUR OWN LADIES

    Reply : 4       25

    A. K. Adwani Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:43

    First and foremost important of all is that he should teach the buddhist monks the Buddha led his life.

    Reply : 3       43

    Anthony from UK Saturday, 25 November 2017 08:11

    No need of moral lessons from savages.

    Reply : 5       24

    be fair Saturday, 25 November 2017 14:00

    People like you are the real savages, living in the UK, and creating all this mess for us here in Ceylon

    Reply : 22       8

    stinky Saturday, 25 November 2017 14:30

    You must be one of those toilet paper using expatriates

    Reply : 19       10

    Dot Monday, 27 November 2017 07:10

    This happens anywhere in the world ..Insiders trying to enforce their codes or life styles on others ..only difference it is accepted meekly even if we do not understand the language for it comes from whom we think is superior to us ..so be it the ways of the world

    Reply : 2       5

    Rubert Monday, 4 December 2017 16:20

    Can't believe this terse piece appeared in a national newspaper. Not informative, not funny, not even worthy spending a minute reading it. A tabloid in England would have rejected it. Of course such village bashing amuses the ex-rural, broken English speaking newly turned Colombo clan, but the discerning reader of your august publication is concerned.

    Reply : 0       2

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