Sri Lanka opens doors to luxury tourism a decade after Civil War

In 2004 businessman Malik Fernando bought Castlereagh, a decrepit bungalow in the terraced, emerald hills of Sri Lanka’s sprawling tea country. The structure had no roof. “It was in absolute shambles,” he recalls. “There were cattle roaming through the whole house.” But it had one irresistible asset: “It was what was available,” he says, shrugging and welcoming me to the neat, gingerbread-style mansion on a clear, 80F winter day. That was enough to make it the perfect place for the area’s first luxury hotel. When Fernando closed 13 years ago…

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Faculty Investment Is a Civil Right

In two essays (to be had on Flypaper and his own blog), Kevin Kosar argues that the Essential and Secondary Schooling Act of 1965 is an anti-poverty degree and not a civil rights regulation, as President Obama and the secretary of Schooling, John King, have said. It’s far disingenuous at first-class to say that the ESEA, which presents supplemental price range to terrible colleges, isn’t always a civil rights regulation simply as it does not confer any new rights to Training. The regulation builds off of landmark decisions like Plessy…

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