[ Sunday Leader ] - [ Jul 30, 2012 2:15:33 GMT ]
Save for those who are utterly anesthetized to the daily increasing coarseness of our public life, to most citizens of this country the news that the United National Party, our main opposition has basically done away with internal democracy, would bring a sense of hopeless despair. It seems there is no other purpose in public life in this country except for various individuals to make a grab for power. Nothing else matters in that naked quest. The least important are the sensibilities of millions of humble Sri Lankans in whose name the whole game is played. It also matters little that for all their power grabs since independence, the country is still relatively a poor performer economically, socially and politically. [ full story
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