Wrote a piece for today’s Sunday Leader called Cowards of Colombo. It’s about the choking apathy of this city, and how we need to wake up. Actually, apathy I don’t even mind, it’s about this city which complains yet does not act. I think we need to put our money and our time where our mouths are, if we want to be taken seriously as human beings. The website is still a bit hacked up and they’re breaking my article in weird places. I’d recommend picking up the Sunday Leader from the stands. The new editor Frederica Jansz has got the biggest balls in this country and it remains ‘unbowed and unafraid’.
UPDATE – Here’s an excerpt:
The people that can pronounce democracy don’t vote. We just complain over cocktails and hope that the storm will pass us by. We worry about the tragedy in the north and don’t donate a single sanitary napkin to the IDPs. We complain about the quality of our politicians and don’t write a cheque for anyone good. We worry about corruption and dutifully pay bribes to drive drunk. We are a city of cowards and you need to wake up.
You can read the whole thing online here, but I’d recommend picking up a copy from the stands.