Joys of standardisation
Living in a country where English is not the first language, you may have often heard teachers and elders emphasise the importance of being a capable speaker of English – the international language of business and diplomacy.
A different view of the conflict

There is a strange thing about war; being so much a part of our lives, the impact of 20 years of conflict has left most Sri Lankans strangely immune to the violence now almost synonymous with our culture. The war has left a far more lasting and negative impact though – particularly on the Sri Lankan youth."For people in our age group who have not known a country free from war, it can be very depressing to look around at Sri Lanka now. It restricts our freedom, but that is not the biggest problem," says 20-year-old Safra.

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