Opening Schools Is Easy

From Sri Lanka’s national school reopening video

Schools have reopened in Sri Lanka and, as usual, we all get colds. Kids are gross, there’s nothing you can do. My children use my body as a handkerchief. Kids will sneeze directly in your mouth.

We are not depending on these filthy creatures for our security. Instead, we have wholly eliminated COVID-19 to protect them, and each other. That’s it, that’s the…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at