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island.lk 01 Aug, 2022 01:15 am

A Sisyphean task – The Island

A Sisyphean task – The Island

The very light sentence was because he had pleaded guilty to the charge and returned the money he had defrauded from the Sri Lanka taxpayer in purchasing a new building for Colombo’s Embassy in a posh Washington neighborhood very close to where Bill and Hillary Clinton live.Wikepedia has quite a chunk on this worthy who was back here and working to bring tourists from Ukraine to Sri Lanka at a time the political winds were blowing in a direction favorable to him.Questionable appointments to Sri Lanka missions overseas from ambassador/head of mission down to the lowest levels like drivers have been endemic during governments of all political complexions.Progeny, spouses, friends, relatives and whoever were being accommodated out of a patronage pork barrel that seemed bottomless for a poor developing country like Sri Lanka.

The high-octane performance of the Sri Lanka police is really amazing and needs to be appreciated.Grave crises like the one Sri Lanka is experiencing are no doubt the flip side of dreams; they are nightmares, but they do avail some people who are clever or cunning enough to see opportunities therein and make use of them to achieve their dreams.

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