Just to refresh your memory it was in September 2004 when the 'Sri-Lankan National handball team' disappeared in Germany during following a sports exchange programme and since then none has shown up at least to give their side of the story-not even a phone interview.
" oh! man it was a long time ago and believe even if they showed up now; we won't do anything to them-honest" said Dietmer Doering the Exchange organiser at the time.
"and i gotta give it to those miscreants" he added.
Well, five years is sure a long time to go underground[an stay in the woods] and what's interesting is Herr Dietmer thought the 23 person 'strong' team including ' coach', 'manager' and 'trainers' had " got lost in the woods while jogging".
To say these gentlemen were geniuses of sorts will be an understatement and i world point a finger at the German immigration department; at least not then because a determined soul can fool and breach the tightest of security and protocol- take the case of the Salahis.
In fact we think they should be given a 'posthumous' award of some kind. If we have an award for the unluckiest investors, those who lost the most in the financial crisis capped with a holiday destination we sure can create one the the most ingenious absconders. It took a little more than guts to pull that off.
It will be in order to mention a smart soul re-enacting the embarrassing episode. Machan, a movie which was well received but most important was not banned by the local Taliban LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] in fact they thought it made their race look superior. The Germans like it too.
This was a first for Uberto Persolini, an Italian former investment banker turned filmmaker with co-scriptwriter did a good job of capturing the light comedy in the misery faced by many immigrants and would be immigrants and the poverty which leads them to do what they do[or about to do].
Veering off the dominant topic of the civil war, which many movies are based and the prominent assassinations with the most recent being of anti-government journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge was a main ingredient for their success.
And what do we have to say to that; a prosperous Islamic new year 1431 to you all.