Now it's not very often that I actually laugh out loud whilst reading , but this article made me... well chuckle at least.
I love the imagery of the Sri Lankan public security minister throwing a dead dove in to the air. I can just imagine all the dignitaries standing in a line holding their tired doves and then they throw them in to the air and one of the plummets to the ground. Dead. It sounds like something from a Monty Python sketch.
It makes you wonder why the minister didn't realise that his dove was dead. Or maybe he did realise but by then everyone was lined up and ready to go, so he just thought maybe if I throw it really hard nobody will notice.