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How technology can empower Democracy
Date : Aug - 27

Ensuring democratic governance is not taking a bus ride; you get in, buy your ticket, and wait for the driver to take you to your destination safely, while you mind your own business or fall asleep. Instead, it is like becoming a violinist in a symphony orchestra; follow the command of the conductor, and you must also play your part– or there will be no orchestra.

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The Singapore Conundrum: to free or not to free?
Date : Aug - 27

In an obituary about the charismatic and controversial leader of the island city-state of Singapore, late Lee Kuan Yew, Financial Times wrote, Singapore has become the poster child for “the concept of good governance.” Around the world, however, textbook democracies in the West are challenged by increasing extremism, impeding corruption and growing dissatisfaction. Singapore that Lee Kuan Yew built was more about effectiveness than democracy. For many believers of individual rights as the main i

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‘Made in the Ivory Tower’: A case for university technology transfers
Date : Aug - 27

Increasing the relevance of higher education has been a concern of policymakers for a long time. Making Sri Lanka a knowledge economy has been a catch phrase of politicians and academics alike...

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