BY NEVILLE DE SILVA
At first there was the “Pentagon Papers”. That is, of course, if you rightly dismiss Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers as belonging to a different genre. The Pentagon Papers, as it was called, was a top secret study by the US Department of Defence of the country’s 20 years or more of military-political involvement in Vietnam up to 1967. It was scooped by the New York Times and published in 1971.
Many Sri Lankans of today would hardly have heard of the Pentagon Papers, let alone reading it. The only book many read today is Facebook.
But some of them may have read or heard about the Panama Papers- the