Pain in the arse!....or Proctalgia fugax...
Pic: REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi April 26th 2002
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A July 16, 2001 file photo of Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Kumaratunga said on Tuesday her country had failed to build a pluralist state since independence and this had given rise to one of the bloodiest ethnic conflicts in recent times. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
Astute readers would have noticed that since my friend the Pry Minister Ranil came into power, increasingly unflattering library pics of my old classmate El Presidente of Sri Lanka are being published.
At least REUTERS had the decency to admit that this was a "file photo". Why don't they publish flattering "file photos" of our fair President?
In our expert view of this "file photo" the poor girl is either suffering serious intestinal obstruction of the small bowel type or else from a serious case of Proctalgia (look that one up in a medical dictionary!)
If it is Proctalgia the cause has to be the Pry Minister!
(Technical Note:This type of medical diagnosis based on electronically transmitted pictures is increasingly being used in the non-Third World countries.)
Our Singapore correspondent offered a different diagnosis. Singapore is of course the home of the famous "Tiger Balm"
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