The secretary of defense once mentions that Sri Lanka is a “democratic nation with an extremely popular political leadership”, and then expresses fear of free public exchange of ideas! Why should an extremely popular leader in a truly democratic Nation be scared of free propagation of ideas? Did the cat jump out of the bag here? I urge the distinguished academics on the new MPhil/PhD Programme to study the role of pseudo-democracy in the deterioration of public security with a bold academic approach. In this regard, I refer the distinguished academics to a statement shown on the Roosevelt Memorial – “they (who) seek to establish systems of Government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers…call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.”
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DM (2013, 18 juin). “Gotabaya Rajapaksa and National Security: The Kotelawala Defence University lecture” by Thrishantha Nanayakkara. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 23 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u811