For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
No! I am not referring to Mubarak but to the expatriates who are functioning as the heads of agencies in the various INGOs in Sri Lanka. Don’t get me wrong – I am no apologist for the regime in power and do not condone the coercive ‘nationalisation’ agenda they seem to have for the INGOs.
Neither am I opposed to the notion of qualified, committed and capable persons, where ever they may be from, contributing to improving the humanitarian, human rights or general wellbeing of the marginalised people in Sri Lanka. My reason for asking them to quit is very basic – the cost in terms of compromises the INGO sector is making to keep the visas of these expatriates alive is outweighing the usual benefits of having them.
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