Sri Lanka: The Sacred and the Profane

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“A tangle within, a tangle without…” ~ Jata Sutta – Samyutta Nikaya In July 2020, Indika Rathnayake, a non-theistic online activist, was summoned to the Organised Crimes Prevention Police Division and questioned

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Sri Lanka: The Problem of the People

Was there then no essential difference between the ruler and the ruled?” ~ Salman Rushdie (The Enchantress of Florence) Sri Lanka, unravelled and unravelling, is mesmerised by a new wonder: the Lotus

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Sri Lanka: Prelude to Elections

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“What are we supposed to do when the system consistently yields terrible candidates?” Nanjala Nyabola (The Kenyan Kakistocracy – The Nation – 12.8.2022) Most politicians have a questionable relationship with reality. The

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