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Mother Lanka on saline

Daily FT (It’s long read of 4,900+words) As a country, we have been moving backwards politically, economically, socially and technically without any proper direction compared to similar Asian and African nations due to very short-sighted strategies and petty political gains  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   Sri Lanka has been facing many constraints, experienced crucial … Continue reading

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Curtailing liberty

Daily FT When the State acts in ways that result in life-changing impacts on citizens (the curfew in this instance, but could also be allowing infected individuals to clear the airport), there must be accountability. There must be evidence that decisions were taken on the best available information and with best efforts made to minimise … Continue reading

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Why political crises are inevitable in Sri Lanka

Daily FT The mathematical probability is that this government too will be a government of crisis management if not conflict management, and like all the others will have an endgame and an exit that is nothing like the bold, brisk, breezy beginning – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara I cannot remember a single government in this … Continue reading

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Covid 19 and Sri Lanka’s anti-democracy virus

Sunday Times Much like the covid-19 virus which attacks the respiratory systems of victims with lethal force and has brought the global North virtually to its knees, Sri Lanka is being invaded by an ‘anti-democracy’ virus. We are told that, democracy leads to bickering, that a ‘strong man’ is needed to rule with a rod … Continue reading

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