Interview with EconomyNext — “Blaming the public is an admission of failure”

I am posting here a link to an unplanned interview that I did with EconomyNext, since unexpectedly it has attracted a lot of interest.

Just some background on the genesis of this. EconomyNext originally approached me requesting my comments on the situation and partly as follow-up to my previous post here as part of something else they were writing. As I was too busy to respond on the phone, they emailed me a set of specific questions, for which I hurriedly wrote some responses off the cuff. Then, instead of writing their planned article, they decided to print verbatim their original questions and my comments as a Q&A article. Which reminds me that sometimes the best things you write are the ones that involve the least thought …

Here’s the link:
https://economynext.com/blaming-the-public-is-an-admission-of-failure-in-conversation-with-dr-ravindra-rannan-eliya-on-sri-lankas-covid-19-response-69077/

I should just express my appreciation of the journalist involved – Himal Kotelawala, who I don’t know and whom I’ve never met, but who was absolutely professional throughout our exchange, and was very quick to correct an error in the original version of the article.

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