Filed under Nepotism/Cronyism

Multi-trillion pickpockets of the public purse

Sunday Times Editorial The Presidential Commission that has investigated SriLankan Airlines and its subsidiary, Mihin Lanka, has placed the official seal on several outlandish happenings that have taken place at these exalted institutional ‘sacred cows’ and been talked about over the years. The way the national airline has been run is pathetically symptomatic not only … Continue reading

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A melancholy week of many wrongs and no rights

Sunday Times This was a week of many wrongs and virtually no rights. The optics of the image released to the public when the Bodu Bala Sena’s Galagoda atte Gnanasara and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena following his pardoning while serving a prison sentence for contempt of court said it best, smiles and merry … Continue reading

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Discipline and freedom under the reign of Gota

Daily FT  Marketing slogans must match reality There’s nothing like a well-crafted marketing slogan for a prospective Presidential candidate. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is emerging more clearly into the daylight as the Opposition’s candidate for executive president. Against a redone image in the background of a library of books one observes our Gota, with appropriate gestures of … Continue reading

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