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On the first anniversary of Sri Lanka’s government of national unity, we must recognize that the idea of a joint Sri Lanka Freedom Party-United National Party (SLFP-UNP) government, bringing two traditionally opposed parties together, was thought oxymoronic beyond description, a contradiction as absurd as a king coconut growing on a mango tree.At the call of the pioneers of the experiment — Maithripala Sirisena, then a ..(1)..Minister; Ranil Wickremesinghe, then leader of the Opposition; and Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President — the people of Sri Lanka withdrew the..(2)..given to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, drew reconciliation from the ambience of revenge; dialogue from division, peace from war; and indeed, at the cost of sounding..(3).., life from death.If there is one nation, aside from Afghanistan, where the phrases ‘war and peace’ and ‘life and death’ have been as real as the breath in our lungs, it is Sri Lanka. Countless people in Sri Lanka have lived and continue to live under the spectre of..(4)..violence, have felt death’s cold hand, with many survivors carrying scars on, and shrapnel in, their limbs. Some of them will always be..(5)..with peril.Sri Lanka stood last year on nothing less than, nothing less dangerous than, a..(6)…The players involved were taking a risk and no ordinary one at that. The issue was of course trust, plain simple trust. But the plain and the simple do not come plain and simple. If the players trusted too little, they would lose even before they started. If they trusted too much and the trust was..(7).., they could lose more than their political futures. When those who trust like these three did, they step beyond the politics of the..(8)..into the margent of the unknown, of a future that could either be a farce or a force. They acted in faith, those three, with their colleagues, and became a force, a force for change. Not the change that comes from modifying laws alone but one that comes from modifying relationships.Trust is a strange thing. If it works, it is seen as..(9)..; if it does not, it is seen as stupid. A politician, like a cricketer, can live with the image of a loser. However, he cannot live with the title of ‘a stupid person’. The Sri Lankan experimenters with trust took the risk of being called exactly that and worse. Simple Sri Lankans of all categories, linguistic, religious, political, coming from various occupations, chose, a year ago, carefully but..(10).., to affirm the hypothesis of trust for the nation’s greatness. Not without courtesy, but with firmness, they held authoritarianism by the hand,took it to the outdoor and said to it: See you later.

  1. 1) decent
    5) jingoist
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : rebel
    Rebel- A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions.
    Jingoist- An extreme bellicose nationalist

  2. 1) refusal
    5) breach
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : mandate
    Mandate – A document giving an official instruction or command.
    Countermand – A contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command.

  3. 1) original
    5) platitudinous
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : platitudinous
    Platitudinous – Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality.
    Outlandish- Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual.

  4. 1)ethnic
    5) unfriendly
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : ethnic

  5. 1) dispatched
    5) enabled
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : logjammed
    Logjammed- Any stoppage attributable to unusual activity.

  6. 1) trough
    5) prairie
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : precipice

  7. 1) defended
    5) maintained
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : betrayed

  8. 1)predictable
    5) vanguard
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : predictable
    Vanguard- Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts).

  9. 1) ignoble
    5) currish
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : noble

  10. 1) precipitately
    5) implicitly
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : unambiguously