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May 4, 1993 | CHRIS GOODRICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In "Captives," the longest and most interesting tale in this slim collection of stories, a Mr. Udaweera impatiently awaits the arrival of the first guests to occupy the hotel he manages in central Sri Lanka. When the Hornimans, a British couple apparently on their honeymoon, finally appear, Udaweera gives them the Blue Suite, which suitably impresses the wife: "My goodness, this is the real thing," she says, taking note of the room's four-poster bed and lace canopy.
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May 4, 1993 | CHRIS GOODRICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In "Captives," the longest and most interesting tale in this slim collection of stories, a Mr. Udaweera impatiently awaits the arrival of the first guests to occupy the hotel he manages in central Sri Lanka. When the Hornimans, a British couple apparently on their honeymoon, finally appear, Udaweera gives them the Blue Suite, which suitably impresses the wife: "My goodness, this is the real thing," she says, taking note of the room's four-poster bed and lace canopy.
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December 30, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
It was a beautiful Sunday morning, with almost no wind, when a crowded train called the Queen of the Sea pulled out of Colombo station on schedule at 7:40 and headed down the coast. Rumesh Priyankara was excited about his day in the country with his grandmother. A little more than an hour into the trip, however, the 14-year-old's idyll ended. Now he can't stop remembering the other passengers' screams that the sea was coming. The massive wave that knocked over the train's coaches like toys.
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