Wilson Gunaratna’s Charitha Atak: One has to see it to believe ...
Nov 9, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
When my collegue Dr. Ineke Postkoke heard that I was preparing to go on holiday with my family and friends to Sri Lanka, she said that before I return I should see the political satire ‘Charitha Atak’ by the Internationally acclaimed Actor Wilson Gunaratne. I told her that I had seen it 5 years ago before my migration to Holland, and at that time I thought it was the best political satire that I had seen, and I was certainly going to see it this time around as well, as I heard that it was an upgraded version of the current political scenario
During our stay in Sri Lanka we made several inquiries about this play and were informed that there was a performance at the Bishops College Auditorium on the 10th of October 2O10 at 7.00 pm. After much difficulty I was able to purchase the required number of tickets for my team through a Doctor friend of mine in Sri Lanka and we waited impatiently for the play to begin.
The story revolves around an aircraft which has been grounded for the past 62 years, unable to be airborne due to the obstacles to the development programmes of our Motherland and it gives a clear picture about opportunities, time-servers and very bad beauracracy