Saturday, March 24, 2018 07:33:29 AM

Killing Tuskers and Culling Hopes

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - Sun Dec 17, 12:30 am

Featured image courtesy Mstyslav Chernov/Wikimedia

“Where should we go after the last border? Where should birds fly after the last sky?”

Mahmoud Darwish (Earth Presses against Us)

“I just passed a polling place and it’s crowded. There’s no parking… There’s an electricity. It’s exciting.”[i] That was American activist Lecia Brooks (of the Southern Poverty Law Centre), referring to the mood at the Alabama special senate election. So things were in Sri Lanka, during the presidential election of 2015 – the long lines, the quiet excitement and the hope not just for any change but a change for the better….

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