When Worlds Collide #75: Watching Sri Lanka’s Children of ‘77

When Worlds Collide, by Nalaka Gunawardene

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 21 July 2013

Watching Sri  Lanka's Children of '77 Word Cloud

When launching the column 18 months ago, I chose this theme because I am fascinated by worlds colliding all around us, all the time. It happens in both physical and metaphorical realms, I said, some of it so subtle and gradual that we really have to pay attention to notice.

Inter-generational tensions are nothing new, but there is one collision of worlds in Lankan society that I have been watching with much interest.

As I noted in my first column: “We have finally seen the end of our war, but the deeper forces of history, geography and ideology are locked in numerous slowly unfolding confrontations. Some would like to take us to the feudal times of the past. Others want unbridled fast-tracking to an uncertain future. The Children of ’56 are…

View original post 1,121 more words

Author: Nalaka Gunawardene

A science writer by training, I've worked as a journalist and communication specialist across Asia for 30+ years. During this time, I have variously been a news reporter, feature writer, radio presenter, TV quizmaster, documentary film producer, foreign correspondent and journalist trainer. I continue to juggle some of these roles, while also blogging and tweeting and column writing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: