English

How Sri Lanka became the island of a thousand errors

You can only have a foreign exchange shortage if you’re trying to fix the price of that foreign exchange. A government that doesn’t know this … well, perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised that they’re also having problems with debt

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English

My life that is not entirely mine

This is the first of a series of writings on our life. We all like alike to peep into others lives through wicket gates. I like to watch the inside views of houses on roadsides during my evening bus rides. We cannot see the house interiors during the daytime due to light contrast. In the darkness outside, the illuminate open houses expose the family lives to curious people who sit near tall windows of buses. I am not particularly eager to put curtains to cover the doors and windows of my house, but my wife insists on them.

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Economy

IMF Alternate Executive Director position that Prof. W.D. Lakshman rejected

In his Zoom press briefing, the outgoing Governor said that he had declined a lucrative offer from IMF to accept the post of Alternate Executive Director, due to his policies and principles. The background of the academic shows that he was a Marxist who even held the post of Chairman of the leftist Social Scientists’ Association (SSA) of Sri Lanka.

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