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    Nilantha Ilangamuwa

    Nilantha Ilangamuwa, former editor of the Sri Lanka Guardian, an online daily newspaper. He is the author of two books, Lu Xun and The Conflation.

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  • COVID-19 vs. Panic-20200

    by Nilantha Ilangamuwa 16 March 2020 Asia Watch Column Worldwide stock markets are crashing. Arbitrary travel bans are being imposed. Huge queues before supermarkets are a daily experience. Most of the airports are empty. The future of airlines is in a stalemate state. Skepticism among general public is higher than ever. Science has been replaced

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  • Delhi communal violence: Modi’s Nero moment?0

    by Nilantha Ilangamuwa 4 March 2020 The infamous phrase, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned” is, to some degree, indicative of the political leadership of any age. While the story itself is almost certainly a myth, as the fiddle wasn’t invented until the 11th Century, the creation and continued popularity of the phrase speaks to his

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  • COVID-19 in China: Testing the Quality of Humanity0

    by Nilantha Ilangamuwa 20 February 2020 Many opinions have been penned and circulated the globe over a new outbreak of novel viral influenza. It has been killed over a thousand of innocent Chinese people according to official figures. As it came from China, no candlelight vigil had been holding at major cities in western countries,

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  • Sri Lanka Parliamentary Polls 2015: What Does It Mean To Us?

    Sri Lanka Parliamentary Polls 2015: What Does It Mean To Us?0

    An argumentative, free thinking and free speaking political culture, buried for decades is once again sprouting with good hopes and dreams in Sri Lanka. Such trends will construct space for healthy social discourse which can, hopefully, re-engineer the nation. Seize the opportunity is the matter of common sense for the public and those who are

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  • Locked in freedom: Machiavelli vs. La Boetie in present context

    Locked in freedom: Machiavelli vs. La Boetie in present context0

    Today, Sri Lanka is in a state of transition while there is minimum level of attempt to examine authentic political dissent factor in the Sri Lankan context and how it can change the entire society in terms of oppression against absolute power. The report issued by the United States Department of State on May 24,

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  • Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?

    Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?0

      It was hopped that the Madamulana Reich had fallen and that a new leader had come to power as I predicted moment after the announcement was made by a then minister, now the President, of his willingness to be the Common Candidate. Defeating the Rajapaksa administration, or Madamulana ‘Reich’ was the result of collective

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