People who tell me ‘I’d love to write, but I don’t have time,’ always have time. Consider time as being on your side, and consider how hard it is to leave your comfort zone. Do you want to continue in the zone, and go with the generic ‘no time’ opt-out, the safest shilly-shally man invented? Settling into a pattern is a path of least resistance that feels comfortable, even cool. It can be cool because routine keeps you safe and you feel comfortable following the herd. But there is a time to be over it. You can keep telling yourself…...
Rajpal Abeynayake Practicing attorney at law, and contributing writer to South China Morning Post and Nikkei Asian Review. Public Affairs and Public Relations consultant. As an attorney at law, he practices in the Supreme Court and Appeal Court of Sri Lanka and has specialized in public interest litigation.
Rajpal was the Editor in Chief of the Sunday Observer and the Daily News published in Colombo Sri Lanka, and the Lakbimanews English language weekly, of which he was the founder editor. He has been previously published in the Singapore Straits Times regularly and was an opinion writer whose column won him the Editors’ Guild Columnist of the Year award.
He was a member of the World Association of Newspapers' Facebook expert group. AMIC (Asia Media Information and Communications Centre) has curated a collection of papers he wrote and presented on media-related issues.
A short audiobook written by him on China and the so-called digital firewall is available in Audible.
Rajpal writes across genres and is passionate about raising important issues facing underprivileged communities, wherever they may be. He believes in empowering people through his writing. More can be read here www.rajpalabeynayake.com