Tagged with Sri Lanka

Damsel in distress…Lanka in agony

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” ~Thomas Paine  Ethnic violence and ethnic discrimination has taken deep root in the psyche of the adolescent who has now reached his middle age   S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, who for his inflated egoistic reasons and mad rush to power, … Continue reading

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Winning formula of “Yahapalanaya”

A futuristic vision (Original Title) Daily News Editorial Politicians, they say, think of the next election but statesmen think of the next generation. Both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe have spoken about the Government’s plans for the next generation, knowing very well that a country should have a vision for the future … Continue reading

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THE SRI LANKA STORY

POSTWAR OPPORTUNITY LOST? Tharindra Gooneratne rues the lack of tangible FDI inflows (LMD Magazine) In 2009, legendary investor Jim Rogers was asked on CNBC to name his second favourite emerging market after China. His answer was Sri Lanka. When he was pressed to say why, his response was simple: “If you go into a country after … Continue reading

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Complexities in the worldwide decline of democracy

Island  So, the early nineties expectation, in some quarters, that the world is heading in veritable uni-linear fashion towards the dominance of the globe by liberal democracies, is not coming true. This prediction constituted, in essence, ‘The End of History’ theory which came into currency with the fall of the Soviet Union and the rush, … Continue reading

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