Ranil not Following Singapore Model
Posted on April 11th, 2015

-Metteyya Brahmana

Ranil and his UNP-led government made much to-do over the Singapore Model they wanted Sri Lanka to follow in their election manifesto, but after nearly 100 days of their government, this model is nowhere to be found.

In Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used Singapore’s strategic location near major international shipping lanes to first establish Singapore as a major maritime hub, starting with ship repair and then ship building.  Eventually the knowledge gained from ship building was transferred to other manufacturing activity and became the foundation for Singapore’s extraordinary economic growth over the next 30 years.

Ranil, on the other hand, has promised to scrap Colombo Port City, which is the centerpiece of Sri Lanka’s efforts to become a major maritime hub.  Ranil has also stopped nearly all of the infrastructure development that would be necessary to expand from a major maritime hub to an offshore manufacturing center of other products.  Ranil is using ‘corruption’ as an excuse for his actions, but anyone knows you can investigate corruption while still moving forward with port and other infrastructure development.

In Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew was also concerned about how to engage the United States so that the country could benefit from healthcare expertise, technology transfer and technological know-how ‘without’ becoming a colony of the United States.  He opened the doors wide-open to foreign investment, but required these investors to respect local culture and traditions, and was especially suspect and restrictive of foreign ownership of land, the media, banks, telecommunications, power generation, and foreign influence over domestic policy and politics.  Ranil, in the election manifesto promised to ‘privatize’ state assets, which would open the door to foreign control of vital state institutions.  He has already started the process by putting ‘his’ people on the board of all state institutions, including banks, and seems to be waiting until after the election to move more aggressively on his privatization scheme.  Foreign ownership of land and other landed property designated for residential purposes would also exacerbate an already high cost of living for local residents in Sri Lanka.

On foreign policy, Lee Kuan Yew was staunchly independent and positioned Singapore as a key player in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).  Ranil does not seem to value Sri Lanka’s independence from the West at all, and is more comfortable being an ally of the United States and Europe.  This shift has major negative implications for Sri Lanka’s economic development, as China is rising fast, while the US and Europe are peaking.  China has now surpassed the United States as the largest economy in the world.  When Lee Kuan Yew first became the leader of Singapore 30 years ago, China and Japan were nowhere near the economic powerhouses they are today, which explains why he initially leaned on the US for technology transfer and then aggressively expanded Singapore’s relationship with China once the Chinese economy began its rapid growth.  Singapore is now one of the few countries with roughly an equal balance of trade with China, exporting about the same amount as it imports.

Finally, on racial and religious harmony, Singapore eschewed division like the plague.  Lee Kuan Yew remarked in one of the last major interviews before he died (Google: lee kuan yew, charlie rose”), that his greatest fear was racial and religious conflict between the Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists in Singapore, so he required through sophisticated land use law the integration at the block level of all racial and religious groups so they would be forced to grow up together as neighbors.  This is in sharp contrast to Ranil’s effort to push the divisive 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which essentially sets up separate governed regions based on race and religion.  Lee Kuan Yew also required ‘everyone’ to learn English so that the different racial and religious groups could communicate effectively with each other and the rest of the world.  Ranil, on the other hand, now allows the national anthem to be sung in two separate languages, which only reinforces the sense of separatism.

So it really is unclear what Singapore Model Ranil is following because it has little resemblance to the actual model pursued in Singapore.   Ranil doesn’t seem to have the background or vision to understand how to leverage the massive international sea traffic that passes Sri Lanka each day to Sri Lanka’s economic advantage.  He also does not understand how to build from one base of manufacturing activity to other products, and how infrastructure development (roads, highways, bridges, dams, airports, and ports) facilitates this process.  Ranil also seems clueless to the dangers of dividing Sri Lanka into separate racial and religious groups, where no meaningful integration between the groups can occur.  Instead of the Singapore Model, it appears that Ranil is actually following the divisive models in North and South Sudan or East and West Timor.

37 Responses to “Ranil not Following Singapore Model”

  1. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Chandrika the Governor, Ranil the Kankani and Sirisena the Coolie of the Indian Empire are following the Indian Ghetto of Singapore. The Foreign Affairs of Minister of the ghetto visited the island immediately after the last Presidential Election. Most of the decisions leading to the election were made in Singapore’s Indian Ghetto. Jai Hind

  2. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Christie Says:
    April 11th, 2015 at 7:33 pm<<<

    Singapore may have been the 'place' where the new Sri Lanka government was hatched, but when they were there they certainly did not do any serious research into how Singapore grew from a small port town to one of the richest countries in the world.

    India is not the culprit, RAW (India's semi-autonomous intelligence agency) is the problem. It is not even clear if Modi is able to exert control over RAW, as they appear to be stuck in an anti-China gear, even though Modi has moved on and is now trying grow India's partnership with China. At some point RAW is going to have to be reformed from top to bottom to purge itself of left-over anti-China sentiment that had been encouraged by their US CIA trainers. If RAW is not able to engage in serious reform, look for Modi to bypass them with a much smaller group of national security advisors that are more focused in India's long-term best interests rather than the China Containment interest of the United States.

  3. Independent Says:

    As someone who lived in Singapore for a very long time, let me disclose that this writing has numerous errors. I don’t want to put efforts to show these errors one by one, but let me prove just one pint.

    “On foreign policy, Lee Kuan Yew was staunchly independent and positioned Singapore as a key player in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). “- WORNG

    The following is quoted from Lee’s book. – Quote

    “In the election that followed, his widow, Sirimavo Bandaranaike,
    became prime minister on the sympathy vote. She proved to be a less voluble
    but much tougher leader. When I met her in Ceylon in August 1970, she
    was a determined woman who believed in the non-aligned ideology. Ceylon
    favoured the withdrawal of all US troops from South Vietnam, Laos and
    Cambodia, and a Nuclear-Weapons Free Zone in the Indian Ocean, free of big
    power conflicts.
    As a younger man, I patiently explained my different
    foreign policy objectives, that Singapore would be gravely threatened if
    South Vietnam were to fall into the hands of the communists, threatening
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. The insurgency would spread into
    Malaysia, with serious consequences for Singapore. We could not subscribe to
    this high-minded ideology when it had serious consequences for our future.
    Other great powers in the region, China and Japan, would in time expand
    their naval build-up. ” – un Quote.

  4. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Thanks Vimukthi, at least you have read my comments. We all have been brainwashed by Indian Imperialists to only see what the West has done and are doing to us and others. This goes back to the arrival of Indian colonial parasites in the British Tropical Dominions. British even did not let Indians to leave the Indian Subcontinent go to colder British Dominions like Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the Falklands. Looks like either you know a lot about RAW or you are part of it or trying to mislead the world as Indian Imperialists have done and are doing. The trio Mohandas Karamchand, Chandra Bose and Jawahalal Nehru did a lot to keep and comtinue the Indian Empire . Then RSS, Congress. Third Eye BJP. Shastri and Desai are the only two Emperors who at least gave some considerations to the subjects. Jai Hind

  5. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Christie Says:
    April 11th, 2015 at 11:45 pm<<<

    The only suspect thing that I have seen Modi do in Sri Lanka is push the divisive 13th Amendment, which would solidify gains of the LTTE and set up a future separate state scenario. Even if a 'legally' separate state is not pursued, India could exercise de facto control of the North and much of the East of these regions remain 'Tamil areas'.

    On his recent visit to the North, Modi called for 'unity' rather than division, which was a bit of a surprise, as 'real' unity would require the North and the East to be fully 'integrated' with the rest of the country, which means a large number of Sinhalese Buddhists would have to move into these areas.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Vimutti,

    “India is not the culprit, RAW (India’s semi-autonomous intelligence agency) is the problem.”

    NOT TRUE.

    Endia is the problem. Remember sacking a RAW agent in Endian HC in Colombo? Who appointed him there? The Endian foreign service. Modi wanted MR out. RAW did the work.

    I worked in the My3 camp and I asked their media guy how they have so much money to BEAT the MR campaign? I was told a FRIENDLY NEIGHBORING COUNTRY’S EMBASSY is dishing out money. MR’s social media guy was ARVINDA GUPTA so I though they were supporting BOTH camps.

    Modi is a VERY CUNNING OPERATOR. MR knows. That is why MR REFUSED to meet an Endian delegation ahead of Modi.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Modi went to Viggi’s function and asked for MORE than 13 amendment!! RAW was not involved. RAW = Endia.

  8. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Thanks Vimutti; Modi is another Emperor of India and is the current one. As is in any other Empire and Emperors there are small differences between the individuals but the Agenda of the Empire will continue so as to maintain the Empire. It is the Empire who introduced the 13th Amendment and divided the Island in to nine States that were the 9 administrative divisions that was British-Indian. Jai Hind

  9. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 1:39 am<<<

    The problem with the Indian Embassy is that they often provide cover for RAW agents who are working there, so you can't assume that something coming out of the Indian Embassy in Colombo has the blessings of Modi himself.

    If you look at Modi's recent effort to build on India's relationship with China and RAW's response, you see the divergent interests that I am referring to. RAW has even threatened Modi with overthrow by the opposition if he ventures too far down the Chinese partnership road.

    As stated above, I agree that Modi's support of the 13th Amendment is worrisome, but is seems like he was affected by his recent visit to Sri Lanka where he saw the "two-country" problem first hand as a left-over remnant of the war.

    This new government is not capable of testing Modi on this, but I suspect if meaningful efforts were made to integrate the North and the East with the rest of the country, Modi may support this while RAW would oppose it.

  10. Independent Says:

    One thing Metteyya got right is that Ranil is not the leader to move Sri Lanka forward. I am sure he favours a true Buddhist practitioner, who keeps 5 precepts, who understands Buddhism well to lead Sri Lanka.

  11. Independent Says:

    Please remember LTTE does not like Sri Lanka being friendlier to India and vice versa.

  12. Independent Says:

    The irony is , if you read my first comment, Mrs. Bandaranayake was much more wise than LKY because LKY’s predictions was all wrong.
    “South Vietnam were to fall into the hands of the communists, threatening
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. ” – South Vietnam fell but communists could not even come close to threaten Thailand and Malaysia let alone Singapore. Even China became capitalist instead.

    Besides having a better leader we lost the battle. Why ?

    We did not discipline ourselves like Singapore. We created an excellent bus service by nationalising privately owned busses but started filling it with political friends of ministers until it because 40 people working for 1 bus. We did not tackle Tamil parasite problem well enough feeding baby LTTE with milk. Corruption ruined us.

    Most of all, even after wining the war at a great cost we did not get rid of Tamil problem even under very favourable international political environment.

  13. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Independent Says:
    April 11th, 2015 at 10:27 pm<<<

    I think you are missing the "WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER MAN" part of Lee's recollection of his past views. Go listen to the Charlie Rose interview of Lee as suggested in the article above, which is Lee recalling over his entire lifetime and 30 year rulership of Singapore, and how his views shifted to Non-Alignment after the rise of China and Singapore's efforts to build a relationship with China as it rose.

    I think Ranil is also missing the SHIFT in Lee's views toward Non-Alignment due to China's rise.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sir Ranil has a Wish List and that is to please his masters. His Heart is not in Lanka – it is elsewhere. Same for Baroness CBK. MY3 is a mere convenience.

    Part of the Agenda may be to remove Presidential Powers and get China out of the way, to pave the way for RW/CBK masteres. Affer Brit elections on May 7, things may be a bit more settled ?

    S’pore already with teh masters. RW/CBK/MY3 have to make a new model to their liking out of Lanka’s ancient past. S’pore is a new area suited for moulding and folding, unlike ancient Lanka steeped in history and culture. ‘Breaking Lanka’ will be a challenge unlike ready made S’pore. But watch it, Lanka ! You already know about colonists – remember young Pedris killed with trumped up charges, DS and all Sinhala leaders incarcerated and the riots of 1915 ?? !!

  15. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Fran Diaz Says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 6:52 am<<<

    I think some of the early alignment with the US in Singapore was out of necessity, as China had not become a major player at that point 30 years ago. The Sri Lanka situation is different in that regard, so there is no need to rely on the US or become part of their China Containment strategy.

    The port/ship building part of Singapore's development is something that Sri Lanka could emulate since it has a similar strategic location to international shipping lanes. The forced integration part of the Singapore Model is also interesting, but would have to ban loudspeaker religious activities if all groups are living in the same area. Jingle Bells, the Adan prayer call, and Pali chants do not mix very well in the same space.

  16. Lorenzo Says:

    Independent,

    There is a BIG BIG DIFFERENCE between what LKY SAID and DID. Hypocrisy. A VITAL skill for ANY leader!!!

    LKY was NON ALIGNED but he had nothing to get from Russia in trade.

    He tried to convince SIRIMA OUT of non alignment FOR THE BENEFIT OF SINGAPORE (so that Sing will be the ONLY true non aligned country in the region).

    Singapore is an EXTENTION OF CHINA but curry favors with USA, Japan, etc. too.

    Run-nil FAILS again because he doesn’t understand this. Run-nil is ALIGNED one sided to USA and Endia.

  17. Lorenzo Says:

    Vimutti,

    Modi’s efforts to build good relations with CHINA AND PAKISTAN are just face save measures. Behind the scenes he undermines them. Hypocrisy.

    Modi has INCREASED TROOPS in Endia-China border which was PEACEFUL. It will not remain peaceful now. It was MAN MORON SINGH who signed 9 trade and other pacts with China. Modi disrupted China’s attempts to safeguard its shipments in the Endian Ocean by suspending the Colombo port development. Now Modi wants Endia to go to Vietnam to put pressure on South China Sea against China.

    This wrong view about Modi is what DEFEATED MR. He trusted him. “Endia is my relative”.

    Showing a good face and backstabbing is a VITAL skill Modi, Obama, Cum-moron, etc, have mastered.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Independent,

    There is NO LTTE today so it CANNOT affect SL-Endia relations.

    Like Man-moron, Modi also pushes the 13 amendment and 13 plus in SL. That is what LTTE tried to get!! Modi is doing a Pirapaharan.

    Endia = RAW = LTTE (when alive).

    Read the excellent article on the island recently that covered MANY SIDES of Endia’s involvement in SL. NOTHING good came from Endia.

  19. Independent Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Only you have somewhat correctly understood LKY and Singapore. But there are extremely good examples we can take from Singapore.
    Saying of one interview with LKY cannot determine that Singapore is aligned to China. In that case “we are the best friend and relative of India”.

    Singapore never NON_ALIGNED. Until now and into the future they are an ally of USA. But like Chinese migrant workers out numbered Bhumiputra Malays by a lot, Singapore has 70% Chinese. Yet they never aligned to China because of communism. LKY jailed some church workers (one of them my good friend) in 1987 because they were helping abused housemaids against the citizens calleing it a communist coup.
    Few communists were given very long jail sentences in early sixties and spent most of their life in Sentosa jail.
    Singaporean Chinese were taught to distant themselves from communism. They speak various dilects and only way of proper verbal communication is English until early nineties. Then on Singapore launched “speak Mandarin” campaign and by now most Chinese speak the same language, Mandarin, same as China. This does not mean Singapore is an extension of China.
    Chinese contractors have to compete with Japanese , European, US , Australian and locals for projects.
    In that case Sri Lanka can be said to be extension of China than Singapore.
    Famous Casino building is an investment of big Las Vegas casino man, locals have to spend $150 to enter whilst free for foreigners.
    Please check whether there is 1 Chinese fighter plane or 1 Chinese military hardware in Singapore.
    In summary Singapore is a full ally of US.

  20. Independent Says:

    Lorenzo,
    There are LTTErs everywhere spreading false propaganda, setting up Sri Lanka against India and other countries, making them enemies of Sir Lanka. They started this soon after few months of silence from 2009.

  21. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 1:59 pm
    Vimutti,

    Modi’s efforts to build good relations with CHINA AND PAKISTAN are just face save measures. Behind the scenes he undermines them. Hypocrisy.<<<

    I think it is too early to tell if this is indeed the case. India clearly could benefit more by further partnering with China rather than being part of US China Containment efforts, and I think Modi understands this.

    China ALSO understands this, and is attempting to break the will of the United States by uniting with India.

  22. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Independent Says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 3:26 pm<<<

    China may be "communists" but they are more capitalist in their behavior than Americans. I think you are stuck in the past, kind of like Ranil, and see the geopolitical world as FIXED in 1970.

  23. Lorenzo Says:

    Vimutti,

    What you say MAKES SENSE but sense has NO place in Modi’s NATIONALIST RATHER RACIST CRAZE.

    Endia needs nationalism to KEEP THE THING TOGETHER.

    Xi tried hard to get the Endians to a working relationship but Modi doesn’t fit in.

    Now USA and NATO replacing Russia has Endia’s LARGEST weapons seller. That means Endia will be TOTALLY gone to the US camp.

    This is the problem. Meanwhile Russia has made gestures to Pakistan and China for CLOSER military ties.

  24. Lorenzo Says:

    Independent,

    NOT TRUE.

    There is a place called TAMIL MADU. That is OPENLY and BRAZENLY against SL and wishes for the destruction of SL.

    Tamil Madu is a BODY PART of MOTHER ENDIA. SO Endia chooses Tamil Madu over the EXTERNAL island called SL. Would you love you OWN body part or an external object? Same thing.

    If someone told you, “Hey Dham, I hate your stinky rear. Chop it off and I can hug you.” Will you do it? NO!

    Same thing with Endia. TN is a part of Endia and SL is NOTHING in comparison.

    Endia was ALWAYS against SL and still is. There was NO LTTE in the past when Endians invaded SL 15 times!! There was NO LTTE when Endia voted for 2 ANTI-SL resolutions when ALL other south Asian countries supported SL!!

    LTTE was just one Endian HANUMAN. Endia has PLENTY of them. LTTE is a BODY PART of Endia (the end of her digestive system).

    Please read Asoka’s brilliant article on Endia.

    So stop believing in LIES. Remember what happened to MUSAVADA “Endia is my relative”. So don’t say or trust MUSAVADA. Not because of religion but because it leads to WRONG decisions. (IF musavada achieves a higher good (like SOME state propaganda against Tamil Elam project), please by all means say musavada.)

  25. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 9:58 pm<<<

    It still comes down to what is in India's best long-term interest as a nation, and they can develop a lot faster if they had full access to the Chinese market through free trade relationship, and securing this trade with greater military ties with China comes with the package. Whether India gets weapons from Russia or the US does not change this basic underlying national interest.

    Continuing with the divergent interest theme from above, RAW's entire founding mission was to counter China and Pakistan as though they were 'permanent' enemies. They therefore have structural bias in their institution that would resist any partnering with China even if it is favored by Modi and is in the national interest of India. Watch how RAW plants in the international media play the Modi China visit, and you will see this yourself.

    India nationalism is completely independent of the China Containment interests of the United States, so Modi will not lose any nationalistic support by partnering with China. The only way nationalism figures into US China Containment is if China is some sort of existential threat to India. RAW has never been able to make the case that China poses such an existential threat to India, and the reality on the ground is that there is no such threat at all.

  26. Vimutti Says:

    Here is and example of the RAW plant stories in the media you can expect when Modi visits China:

    Google: “Don’t Expect Any Surprises from Modi’s China Visit”

    This is from the RAW whiteboard:

    1. Downplay the significance of the visit and expectations for breakthroughs in the relationship
    2. Emphasize economic ties NOT security ties with China.
    3. Portray the borders dispute as ‘intractable’
    4. Feature Tibet as an issue.
    5. Feature China’s relationship with Pakistan as a ‘problem’.
    6. Continue to pitch the US’s “string of pearls – encircling of India” fabrication.

    You will see each of these themes and variations of them in the RAW-influenced media they control; so pay close attention, and then watch what Modi actually achieves in China through the visit and the Chinese gains, especially on the security cooperation front.

  27. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Hi all; did SWRD nationalize any enterprise run by Indian colonial parasites? The Nom-Aligned Movement was in fact an Indian Job. While we were toughing up against the West Indian Imperialists were getting its terrorist arm members trained in Palestinian Refugee Camps. (in the days od Uma Maheswaran and Amirthalingam). India Ocean was to be a Zone of Peace without nukes and Indian Empire secretly tested its nuke in 1974. Good luck to all who sucks to Indian Empire. Jai Hind.

  28. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Hi Folks Singapore Model is simple. The majority took over the control of the economy and the body politic. In late sixties the biggest Emporium in Singapore was in the hands of the same family who had the biggest Emporium in Sri Lanka. I don’t know what has happened to the ones in Singapore but the ones in Sri Lanka have prospered to become richest in the island and wealthy in India. Jai Hind

  29. Lorenzo Says:

    Vimutti,

    Endia’s FUTURE lies with the USA.

    This is a FACT the Endians are coming to terms with.

    1. Russia wanes into nothing slowly. Russian weapons are NOT world class anymore. Endians have MORE MONEY. So they buy NATO weapons now. This trend will INCREASE.

    2. USA-EU and other pro-US countries are Endia’s BIGGEST EXPORT market. So Endians will do ANYTHING to keep it open.

    3. China and Endia compete for the SAME markets. They can only be rivals. GOOD to cooperate but they will not.

    4. VERY LIMITED cooperation will happen.

    5. PAKISTAN is a China ally. Endia doesn’t like it.

    6. Endia thinks the ENDIAN OCEAN belongs to Endia because of its name!!! As long as this stupid attitude continues, NO peace with Endia.

  30. Fran Diaz Says:

    Vimuti, I agree with you re US involvement with S’pre. However, we must not forget that after WW I&II, the US plays for Europe too. All of Europe, including Britain, have Socialist programs – heavy bills there.

    Your input reads :

    “I think some of the early alignment with the US in Singapore was out of necessity, as China had not become a major player at that point 30 years ago. The Sri Lanka situation is different in that regard, so there is no need to rely on the US or become part of their China Containment strategy.

    The port/ship building part of Singapore’s development is something that Sri Lanka could emulate since it has a similar strategic location to international shipping lanes. The forced integration part of the Singapore Model is also interesting, but would have to ban loudspeaker religious activities if all groups are living in the same area. Jingle Bells, the Adan prayer call, and Pali chants do not mix very well in the same space”.

  31. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 13th, 2015 at 2:12 pm<<<

    You are beginning to sound like the RAW operatives I mentioned above (see post "April 13th, 2015 at 4:51 am" above).

    The Modi visit in China I think will be a wake-up call for RAW that Modi – not withstanding the Gandhi assassination – is not intimidated by them at all. RAW has become too entrenched in their founding 'anti-China-anti-Pakistan' mission, and does not appear to be adjusting to the new geopolitical reality.

    Modi will move on ALL fronts – economic AND security – to build a better relationship with China. He knows US-EU are peaking and China is rising fast, and it is therefore in India's best long term interest to hitch your wagon to the rising star rather than the declining one.

    There are countless of tariff lines and services where India does not compete with China at all. You will see these featured in the Modi visit.

    Modi is playing the US, just like Singapore did. He will take their weapons, but they won't be used against China.

  32. Lorenzo Says:

    Vimutti,

    Very lame to think Modi will do that. Modi is the BIGGEST US pawn in Asia. Modi = Endia = RAW = BIGGEST US pawn in Asia.

    Look what MODI did in SL. He was the INSTRUMENT that DID the US AGENDA in SL!! Manmoron failed!! Even SONIA failed. Modi is WORSE than Sonia. RAW was there during Manmoron’s time but could they achieve it? NO. Modi made RAW a more terrible outfit than before. Modi’s MASSIVE budget allocation to RAW is evidence.

    Modi is on a war path with China and Pakistan. Manmoron on the other hand signed 9 AGREEMENTS with China which Modi has NOT honored.

    Modi is just a rioter and not an educated man. JUST what the US of A wants.

  33. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 14th, 2015 at 5:18 pm<<<

    We will see very soon what Modi intends to do, but he certainly would not be wasting his time visiting China in may unless 'increasing' the India-China partnership was the motive. No need to visit China at all if you simply want to be a pawn of the US in their China Containment strategy.

    What are the 'agreements' with China you say that Modi is NOT following?

  34. Lorenzo Says:

    The 9 agreements Manmoron signed during his LAST weeks as PM.

    To Modi’s credit he has SUSPENDED the purchase of RAFAEL jets from France. GOOD move. But Endia now plans to buy Japanese and US jets. Already placed orders to buy the US P-8 sea spying plane. Endia is getting too close to USA from Russia.

  35. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 14th, 2015 at 10:09 pm<<<

    Let's hope they use the sea spying plane often enough to discover that China is not the problem in this part of the world, it is the USA which really has no business in the region at all except containing China's growth.

    How do you 'continue' to justify 14 US military bases in Asia? What if China had 14 Chinese bases in the Caribbean sea?; the US would be declaring war.

  36. Lorenzo Says:

    But the US bases are NOT against Endia. They are against China, Russia, Iran, etc.

    Overall USA has 700 overseas bases including SL (2) (and POSSIBLY in Endia too). I know one in Iranavilla. Where is the other? Someone said the highest mountain range. Not sure if it is true. I doubt.

    China has NONE outside China although it is building 2 islands (one in SL and the other in South China Sea) that can host radio, etc. monitoring devices.

    China has the LAND ROUTE to Europe which can stump Endia in case of a sea war. In 3 years China-Europe rail link will be active. ALL Endia’s exports (except services) go through the sea!! Crippling the Endian economy is MUCH EASIER by making the seas UNSAFE.

    IF China can expand the GWARDAR port in Pakistan and link it to western China by rail, China can BYPASS the Endian Ocean, SCS, Singapore, Somali pirates, etc. Thereafter it is in China’s interests to cause HAVOC in the Endian Ocean to destroy Endia economically.

    Endia’s biggest economies are STATES BY THE SEA!! Even better!!

    I long for the day when Endia is destroyed so SL can ASSERT its own course without bloody interference from Endia and Tamils (Endians) telling SL what to do. We have always managed Tamil Madu separately. But we cannot manage Endia as it is now.

  37. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Lorenzo Says:
    April 15th, 2015 at 8:38 pm<<<

    You said:
    "But the US bases are NOT against Endia. They are against China, Russia, Iran, etc."

    The bases are against ANYONE who rises to challenge US hegemony, which includes India. This is the part RAW does not understand – the root motivation in US interest in containing China is the same if India were rising in the same manner.

    You also said:
    "China has the LAND ROUTE to Europe which can stump Endia in case of a sea war. In 3 years China-Europe rail link will be active. ALL Endia’s exports (except services) go through the sea!! …IF China can expand the GWARDAR port in Pakistan and link it to western China by rail, China can BYPASS the Endian Ocean, SCS, Singapore, Somali pirates, etc."

    This is true, and has negative economic consequences for the 'importance' of Sri Lanka if China sea traffic bypasses Sri Lanka. This is what Ranil and the UNP idiots don't seem to understand – you keep dicking around with China and they will bypass you and you end up with nothing.

    You also said:
    "Thereafter it is in China’s interests to cause HAVOC in the Endian Ocean to destroy Endia economically."

    I know this is RAW whiteboard stuff but it has no basis in reality. HOW is it China's interest to destroy India economically? RAW has never been able to explain this, as the economic interests of India and China are actually converging, which requires unity, not division.

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