Ultimately one does not need a Commonwealth astrologer to predict that the regime will use the next few days to present the summit as a great triumph and all its critics and detractors as stooges of the LTTE. The Government would never admit that from the point of view of international relations the summit proved to be a PR debacle of unprecedented magnitude. In the words of Michael Ondaatje “In Sri Lanka a lie well told is worth a thousand facts“.
The only problem being that in Sri Lanka the lies are told increasingly well.
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DM (2013, 17 novembre). “CHOGM 2013: A lie well told” by Deborah Philip. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 28 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u85q