The Rajapaksa Stories
Toronto: Lyricalmyrical Press, 2013.
9th floor PS8621 .A55 R55 2013
President of Sri Lanka, conqueror of the Tamil Tigers, people’s hero, Mahinda Rajapaksa has it all– or does he? Follow the ups and downs of Sri Lanka’s first family as Rajapaksa hunts a tiger, travels into space, shares a joint with Rob Ford, and almost gets molested by a priest. Rajapaksa has vanquished his enemies and acquired absolute power but there are cracks and fault lines in the nervous nirvana he has created. A sense of despair dogs his days as he manoeuvres an absurd landscape of deranged and demanding family members, enraged Tamils, and foreign interests.