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Selling the Nation to the West #lka

(No, I’m not talking about the newspaper). If it’s one thing Sri Lankans seem to excel at, it’s a strangely bipolar type of xenophobia. On one hand, when a cousin or aunt comes down from Dubai with a handful of cheap sweets as a bribe, we proudly tell all and sundry that they “rata indhang aawa (came from abroad).” Attach the prefix “rata indhang genawa” (brough from abroad) to anything,… Read More »Selling the Nation to the West #lka