The late editor of the Sunday Leader.
I’ve started writing a column for the Sunday Leader (the late Lasantha’s paper). The first one is out this Sunday, being today. I generally avoid the local papers, because I don’t want to spend the day weeping uncontrollably. But I suppose i’ll venture out to the kade. The article is online anyways. I think the Leader is third in circulation behind the Observer (for the classifieds) and the Sunday Times, but it’s always been first in balls. I actually edit the stuff I do for Montage or now the Sunday Leader, so it’s a different form of writing. I find it much more difficult, blog I just type and hit publish, but print requires more thought, research, and fact-checking. We shall see. It’s called Article 14.
I was born in 1982 and I have never known a Sri Lanka without war. I have never known a life free of terrorism. I have never known a state that was not in Emergency, nor the full benefits of our constitution. I was born at the same time as our tragic riots and the rise of the LTTE. I have seen them take a real Tamil struggle and pervert it into a suicide pact run by criminals. I have seen them blacken youth and send them to die in charred buses and planes, with the wreckage of the innocent. (read more)
Also, the Point Pedro economist Sarvi has an interesting piece on MIA