19 Mar 2017

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers by Richard de Zoysa

Thimal is making me read Richard de Zoysa's work.

Back when the dictator in chief cared about what was written in English about the government, and dissent was treated with abduction, torture and a gunshot to the back of the head (if you were lucky), de Zoysa stood for …

11 Sep 2016

The UNP at 70

The Elephant

The United National Party turned 70 this week. I thought I'd take a look at their electoral record, for funsies.

The data for this (short) analysis was sourced from Wikipedia. That data was in turn sourced from Department of Elections PDF files. I didn't cross-check the numbers because this is …

03 Sep 2016

Thoughts On Free Education

6 Percenters

Disclaimer: I did my undergraduate studies at a private fee-levying university in Sri Lanka.

The above disclaimer reflects my natural sympathies in this fight. It was easy to support the private university cause, simply because:

  1. Not everyone can get into state universities (in the academic year 2013, only 16.5 …

16 Aug 2016

Thoughts on the "Silent Vigil"

There's been some "anti-racist" vigil out of nowhere and there was, as usual, a confrontation with one of the "ultra-nationalist" orgs. Without writing any further about any of this, I will defer to the wisdom of the crowds:

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