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The Bribe Culture of Sri Lanka

Ceylon Today Editorial (Cartoons added by TW from internet) The Bribe Culture of Sri Lanka  What makes us give bribes or solicit bribes from other people? In a psychological sense, extortion is viewed as behaviour motivated by greed, desperation and ambition. The very particular set of thinking and expectations involved in bribery and corruption has … Continue reading

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Dictators: Others’ and Ours

Why Sri Lanka is in a tight spot over a strong leader Daily Mirror Many people reject only the dictatorship of others and not of those they support In a country where oppression of others’ views had been the norm, a wider democratic space is deemed to be an indication of weakness of the establishment … Continue reading

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‘Viyathmaga” and Zuckerberg

Sunday Observer At long last, the gauntlet thrown down during the recent hoopla at the Shangri-La has been taken up. Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera has not only taken it up but has decided to run the gauntlet. The metaphor is appropriate. It describes the painful but necessary task of confronting something … Continue reading

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