Frenemies of democracy: A response to Dayan Jayatilleka | Daily FT

Sajith Premadasa was portrayed as a long-time presidential aspirant and the candidate of the common man Karu Jayasuriya, on the other hand, was relatively silent and had the image of the ‘incorruptible statesman’ By Harindra B Dassanayake Who is a frenemy? Someone who pretends to be your friend but is, in fact, an enemy. It was this word that flashed into my mind when I read Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s column ‘Lanka Guardian’ in the Daily FT on 22 December. Dr. Jayatilleka is a staunch supporter and, probably, a key theoretician of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the main Opposition party in Sri…

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