April 6, 2018: Depression, dying gods, projects in the air

March was a bad month for the writing. Many things happened, not the least of which was Cambridge Analytica and that political social media fiasco – we’re still seeing ripple effects of the weaponization of Facebook and Twitter. But I think the worst that happened to me was being stuck in a curious state of…

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Kandy, Riots and Sri Lanka’s Facebook Ban

Last week, anti-Muslim riots erupted in Kandy, leading to homes being burned down, a State of Emergency imposed on the country, and widespread fears that we would see a repeat of 2015’s Aluthgama incident. Initially, almost no action was taken by government forces. In light of this, I published on Facebook a six-stage request to Maithripala…

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