Misfortune Favors The Paranoid

How I’ve learned to over-react as Sri Lanka collapses

indi.ca
8 min readJun 30, 2022

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A mother losing her child to the ocean in Udappu. People formed a human chain and got the child safely back

When COVID-19 hit we suddenly had to be paranoid about everything. Breathing. Going outside. Having supplies. I really thought things would get back to normal someday, but they haven’t.

It’s just been wave after wave, not just COVID but compounding disasters. Sri Lanka avoided COVID once but then…

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.