The freedom we want, the liberty we need… | Daily FT

Sri Lanka was born free – of blood and bigotry – but everywhere is in chains. We found ourselves liberated from the shackles of colonialism some 73 years ago. It is a liberty we have squandered through licence to war on our fellow citizens, growing lawlessness amidst lip service being paid to discipline and virtue, and little if any care for posterity. If we can’t see through the smokescreens of racism to perilous straits for reserves and paltry revenues to invest in education rather than ethno-nationalist jingoism, we all but deserve another loss of independence. Those visions of splendour an…

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