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Covid-19 has laid bare the world’s flawed economic system

For those of us not involved in the incredible, heroic work of the country’s frontline staff during this unprecedented pandemic, many are discovering they have quite a lot of time on their hands. Passively watching the world transform before our eyes, unable to partake in any significant way, is certainly a surreal sensation. It does, […]

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The Sri Lankan paradox: the country looks set to stall under Rajapaksa’s protectionism

Every time Sri Lanka looks like it is developing further to become a more democratic or liberal state, remotely more integrated with the rest of the world, it manages to reverse itself politically by electing an ultra-nationalistic protectionist with a human rights record that even Josef Stalin would envy. It’s what I’d like to call […]