After close to six years of being in some kind of a leadership role, I recently found myself in a position where I felt I was “one-among-many”. Here’s what I learned.
We as a nation have for long lacked values of citizenship, which shows up as lack of a collective sense of responsibility. Public order and public dignity is accepted only as public inconvenience. We have our individual values of all kinds based in our religion and family ethics, but a sense of citizenship isn’t one of them.
Shortly before the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in May 2009, Robert Templer of the International Crisis Group think tank had written: “The dream of an independent Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka resonates powerfully across the diaspora and will certainly live on even after the defeat of the LTTE as a conventional military […]