Author Archive for Kamalika Pieris

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY PT 1

Monday, November 18th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Eelam wars came to an end on May 2009 with a humiliating defeat for the LTTE and a triumphant win for the government. The entire world was amazed and surprised. None of the other countries had been able to end such a war, said observers. Nalin de Silva observed that Eelam War […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Pt 14(B) REVISED

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 6.11.19 Yahapalana tried various tactics to rouse the population. Police were encouraged to be aggressive. Here is one instance is shown on television news in April 2018. At Eppawela, the whole village turned out to object to the return of the Viharadhipati of Nallamudawa Sri Sailabimbarama Raja Maha vihara, because he had […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 14(B)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana tried various tactics to rouse the population. Police were encouraged to be aggressive. Here is one instance shown on television news in April 2018. At Eppawela, the whole village turned out to object to the return of the Viharadhipati of Nallamudawa Sri Sailabimbarama Raja Maha vihara, because he had misbehaved. Police arrived […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 14 (C) (APPENDIX)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS This appendix contains information which amplifies the observations in PART IV (A) AND PART IV (B) LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS Yahapalana tried but failed to prevent Local government elections, so Yahapalana distorted local government representation. The number of councilors and representatives in local government doubled and the cost too doubled. Multi-member wards were created […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 14 (A)

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS It is now known that the US wanted to control Sri Lanka as early as 2010, once the Eelam war ended in defeat for the USA in 2009. ‘Sri Lanka is developing on all fronts, economic social and political’ observed analysts in 2010.   ‘The data shows this beyond a doubt’ they said. In […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 17

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Sri Lanka should take a look at the way other countries are dealing with USA.  We could start with Iran. USA’s interest in Iran started due to its oil. American companies were drilling Iran’s oil. USA got rid of Iran’s popular ruler, Mossadegh and replaced him with the awful Shah Reza Pahlavi. The […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 18

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS USA had planned to entrench itself comfortably in Sri Lanka immediately after the regime change of 2015. ‘What we offer Sri Lanka is a true and transparent partnership, particularly in terms of development and infrastructure, avoiding unsustainable debts,’ said USA to Sri Lanka. ‘Your country stands to gain substantially from these opportunities.’  Unfortunately, […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 13 (A)

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS LAND GRAB IN RAMSAR SITE A request has been made to release five acres of land from the Vankalei sanctuary, on the left side of Mannar Bridge, for the construction of a park. The request was made by the Project management unit of the Taskforce on the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).  It […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 13 (B)

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS APPOINTMENTS (1) A top official suspended for misappropriations of Rs 203,000,000 at Inland Revenue Department by manipulating eight files had been reinstated on a directive of Public Service Commission, reported the media. COPE was investigating this. APPOINTMENTS (2) The Home affairs Ministry had selected 103 Grama Niladharis who had passed the exam for […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 13 (C)

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay contains snippets of information on Mangala Samaraweera and Ranil Wickremesinghe, taken from the media. MANGALA SAMARAWEERA Journalists based in Washington and New York have noted that, from the time Mangala Samaraweera assumed office as Foreign affairs minister,  he has taken upon himself to denigrate the previous leadership of the country before […]

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STRIKES, DEMONSTRATIONS AND YAHAPALANA Part 2.

Monday, October 14th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS By 2016, Yahapalana had accepted the fact that it was going to face strike after strike till the end of its period of rule. A set of bright yellow police barricades were placed in permanent readiness on the pavement near the Kollupitiya junction.  The police had ordered 5,000 tear gas canisters and 2,000 […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 12

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS ECONOMY (1) GRAPHITE MINING. Sri Lanka is the only country in the world that produces super grade, lump and chippy dust graphite containing between 95 and 99 percent pure carbon. Global demand for graphite has risen sharply in recent years because of new industrial uses. For instance, graphite is a vital component in […]

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YAHAPALANA VERSUS MAHA SANGHA Part 4

Friday, October 11th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Last revision 10.10.19 Yahapalana’s attacks on the Maha Sangha are part of its attack on Buddhism, Buddhists, and Buddhist worship. This anti-Buddhist strategy has clearly been planned well ahead and given to Yahapalana to implement. Yahapalana decided to avoid a frontal attack on Buddhist philosophy. They know what happened at the Panadura Vadaya. […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 16

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS United States rose to prominence after World War II. USA and Russia thereafter fought a Cold War which neither won. When the Cold War with Russia ended abruptly in 1991 the USA became the world’s sole super-power. Throughout the 1990s, the USA reigned supreme. The USA had the best army, air force, and […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 11

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Kamalika Pieris ECONOMIC GROWTH (1) Under my presidency, the economy grew at an average annual rate of 6% from 2006 to 2009 despite a raging war and at 7.4% in the five post war years from 2010 to 2014, said Mahinda Rajapaksa in April 2019. No government in post-independence history has achieved an average growth […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 15

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Russia and China are now emerging as world powers. They are challenging USA. Sri Lanka is associating with both while continuing its links with USA. This essay looks at Yahapalana links with Russia and China, with particular reference to USA. After a lapse of a few decades when it was battling with Glastnost, […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 14

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 7.10.2019 The United States of America wishes to continue as the sole world power, but China is also eyeing the position. China is USA’s main adversary for world power. China has moved into the Indian Ocean, linking with Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Therefore USA also wants to station itself there. Dominance of   […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 13

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLASTS There is speculation that Western intelligence agencies had a hand in the well-coordinated, precision-timed Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, said Lasanda Kurukulasuriya.  How otherwise could a little-known group ‘National Thawheed Jamaath’    have orchestrated such a feat. The Easter bomb attacks in Sri Lanka  are a part of  a […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 12

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION American Bar Association (ABA) has made repeated attempts to register a Branch Association of the ABA in Sri Lanka.The first request was in January 2018, where    ABA said that it would be in the interests of the ABA to set up a Branch office in Sri Lanka. The activities of […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 11

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Those opposing American rule in Sri Lanka has now woken up to the need to internationalise the matter. In August 2019, a group of Opposition MPs handed over a letter to the High Commissioner of South Africa in Colombo, to be handed over to the Secretary-General, Indian Ocean Rim Association,  Ambassador Dr. Nomvuyo […]

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HEALTH, EDUCATION AND YAHAPALANA Part 7

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS DRUG SHORTAGE Doctors held media conferences on 1.8.19 and 2.8.19 to inform the public of serious shortage of drugs. This was shown in television news. The doctors said that there were drug shortages at many hospitals. They included Ampara, Anamaduwa, Balapitiya, Chilaw, Galle, Kandy, Karapitiya, Kegalle,  Mahiyangana Matara Naula, Puttalam and Ratnapura. Lists […]

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HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND YAHAPALANA Part 6

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS HIGHER EDUCATION (QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCREDITATION) ACT   Yahapalana announced In August 2019 that is was planning to introduce a Higher Education (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Act. This Act would create a national authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of higher education. This National authority” turned out to be nothing more than a Commission. […]

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MAHA SANGHA AND YAHAPALANA

Monday, September 16th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana’s attacks on the Maha Sangha are part of its attack on Buddhism, Buddhists and Buddhist worship. This anti-Buddhist strategy has clearly been planned well ahead and given to Yahapalana to implement. Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka observed in 2016 we can see that strategies are being discussed among various NGOs and the present rulers […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 10 (section 2)

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS SMART DRIVING LICENCES Committee on Public Accounts (COPA)  found that the government had suffered a loss of around Rs. 4 billion owing to a decision made by the Department of Registration of Motor Vehicles to extend a contract given to a private company to issue smart driver licences. The private company had a […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 9A (SECTION 2)

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The MCC grant represents the largest grant Sri Lanka has ever received from a single source, said Advocata. The grant is a huge one, USD 480 million. The failure to utilize the MCC grant would be an economic loss to the country. It is about improving the country’s transport system and land registration […]

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EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 11

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Indian Intelligence Agency sent an alert on April 8, 2019, warning of a terror attack. Sunday Times of 21 July 2019 published the text of this alert.  The text said:  Sri Lanka based Zahran Hashmi (sic) of National Towheed Jamaat and his associates are planning to carry out a suicide terror attack in […]

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EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 12

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Those who planned the Easter bomb explosions used two methods of attack, suicide, and truck. The suicide attacks are well known, but not the truck attack. The truck attack was planned for Kochchikade. The van was parked in the vicinity of the St. Anthony’s Gate 04 harbour entrance. The owner of the van was […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 15

Friday, August 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 9.9.19 BUDGET 2019 The Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance in its report on the fiscal, financial and economic assumptions of the Budget for 2019 has issued a damning indictment of the Ministry of Finance stating that the MoF had deliberately misled Parliament. The Committee has asked the Central Bank to formally assess […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 10 (SECTION 1)

Friday, August 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay presents some administrative decisions taken by Yahapalana   government. LOCAL GOVERNMENT Yahapalana government made sweeping changes to local government elections in October 2017.  A whole new system of elections was introduced as committee stage amendments to a Bill that had been gazetted to correct some technical defects in the local government elections […]

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YAHAPALANA VERSUS MAHA SANGHA Part 3

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS The Maha Sangha continued to show opposition to Yahapalana in 2019. The result was a ding- dong battle between the Sangha and Yahapalana.  The Maha Sangha have opposed Yahapalana on a range of issues. The Sangha have spoken out against the   new constitution that   Yahapalana was planning to foist on the country. Ven. […]

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