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What Color is the Hansaya?

I just watched a live news broadcast on Sirasa TV. In it, members of the SLFP, by authority and (apparently) majority, proudly announced that President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, replacing ex-President Mahinda Rajapakse. Now here’s the interesting part. Maithripala Sirisena, the former General Secretary of the SLFP, ran for the President largely under the auspices of the Opposition – the United National Party. Sure, there were… Read More »What Color is the Hansaya?

The Devil We Know: Stories from the #PresPoll

As the elections approach, shit gets real. Here’s some of it:    Severed dogs’ heads are delivered to the houses of  Brito Fernando and Prasanga Fernando, two of the activists behind the “Change with Reform” campaign. Former diplomat Dr Dayan Jayatilleke chats with a man with a fake accent, revealing his ideas of a perfect nation:  Russia (a country that once recorded a 140% voter turnout) and China (a one-party state). Major… Read More »The Devil We Know: Stories from the #PresPoll