Why entrepreneurship is despised in Sri Lanka


From my experience of being taught to despite entrepreneurship while serving time in Sri Lanka's school system.

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Sri Lankan war’s forgotten turning point: key to reconciliation, not peace


The Sri Lankan war’s forgotten strategic turning point is becoming the key to long term reconciliation. Yet it may not lead to peace.

Powerful art show


Saw a contemporary art show in Colombo that had an unexpected personal impact. That's rare.

Why Anthropology texts on Sri Lanka are thrilling reads


The reason is deeper than I thought.

Inside the majority


I have lived on both sides of majoritarianism. By birth I belong to Sri Lanka’s ethnic/cultural majority. Later, spent a chunk of my life as a visible minority. Both experiences created very personal realisations about majoritarianism and the mindset it creates. It’s absurdity, it’s toxic pervasiveness and why politicians love it. The unifier of all … Continue reading Inside the majority

11 years a blogger


This “blog anniversary” is about the now. The back links to the original “Hello World” has the history of how I got here. Plus the tributes to those who inspired me along the way. The future, as always is a fog. What’s “real” is the continuing need to write what the voices in the head tell … Continue reading 11 years a blogger

Evidence based policy making : biggest threat to Sri Lanka’s political system and other nutty thoughts stewing in the head


The voices in the head have been busy. Yet the holidays haven’t granted a breather to output the thoughts into words. The best I have managed are jottings in spare seconds scattered across the days. As usual what started as a single post keeps breeding more. The common theme dances around the foundational perceptions in … Continue reading Evidence based policy making : biggest threat to Sri Lanka’s political system and other nutty thoughts stewing in the head