The Daily Mirror (yes, that website that stole my crappy photo and continued to use it without any attribution some time ago) has gone ahead and published an article about the resignation of the Sri Lankan cricket team’s Bus Driver. Many thanks to Mr. Senanayake for his continued highlighting of such moments of hilarity.
Type this into Google, since you are not going to find it on their site any more:
The original article is at http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/content/story/509832.html which ends with the quote:
This article is dedicated to the memory of Trevor Chesterfield. A lover of cricket and satire, it’s the kind of thing he would have enjoyed.
Well, so much for their breaking news.
But what is heartbreaking is that this same story in its entirety appears on Lankapuvath, which is supposedly by the “National News Agency of Sri Lanka”.
Journalism was last seen walking on a rail track, weeping into a sodden handkerchief. Incidents like this are possibly the best reason for continued repression (alleged) of media freedom in Sri Lanka.
O tempora! O mores!