Singapore treats all its citizens equally. If Sri Lnka had been doing the same after independence, Singapore would have been nowhere by now. Even Lee Quan Yew once mentioned that "Sri Lanka's down fall is Singapore's gain". Even recently (after the end of Sri Lankan civil war)he said "The rulers of Sri Lanka has the same "Sinhala only" mentality. I doubt that Sri Lanka will ever travel in the right direction". If you really want to develop Sri Lanka like Singapore, as a first step, treat all citizens equally. Keeping the rest of the country different from north and east of the country is not going to work. North and east people are forced to live among Sinhala armed forces (ratio between a citizen and army personnal is 1:1). Is this pattern present in Singapore? Please think and act.