Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

IRAN-US conflict: Is Sri Lanka unnecessarily caught in the middle?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka has weathered enough of internal conflicts. We do not need to be dragged into an international conflict but the possibilities of Sri Lanka becoming a sitting duck is looming dangerously. Agreements signed with US allows US military to use our onshore airports & airports to service their military planes, ships […]

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UNHRC Resolutions on Sri Lanka: How countries have voted

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Sri Lanka suffered 30 years of terrorism by LTTE banned 32 countries even 10 years after Sri Lanka eliminated LTTE militarily. Sri Lanka saw nothing beyond diplomatic statements condemning ‘alleged LTTE attacks’ by the so-called international community for every suicide, bombing, assassination and mayhem caused by LTTE. However, it was only post-LTTE defeat that the […]

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EQUALITY of UN MEMBERS: Difference in APPLICABILITY: Sri Lanka & Israel examples

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

This is not to question whether Israel is right or wrong or whether Sri Lanka is right or wrong but to question whether UN is treating all Members EQUALLY as the UN Charter is mandated to do. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are part of the foundations of rule of law. Every country that […]

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30 Questions for UNSG & UN Human Rights Council regarding Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

1. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon commissioned 3 members (Ban Ki Moon Panel of Experts) selected personally by him to submit a personal report on the ‘final months’ of Sri Lanka’s conflict. This report was not commissioned by the UNGA or UNSC. This report was never tabled at the UNGA, UNSC or even UNHRC. […]

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Sri Lanka’s Military Defeat over LTTE Terrorism – some facts

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Sri Lanka’s conflict was TERRORIST & ETHNIC Sri Lanka’s conflict was TERRORIST not ‘CIVIL’ (GOSL must request all media releases to correct that Sri Lanka did not suffer an ethnic or civil war but a terrorist conflict) Sri Lanka’s military defeated LTTE TERRORISTS not TAMILS. Conflict was NOT BETWEEN Sinhalese & Tamils. Sri Lankan Army […]

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Can the Swiss Embassy Colombo keep a local recruit inside the embassy compound by force?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

We sure hope the Swiss will not be caught doing a Rajitha on Sri Lanka’s new Govt? Doing a Rajitha is what we now call the fake white van story using a dressed up driver. Humour aside, the Swiss claims an injustice has happened to its local staffer, who is a Sri Lankan citizen so […]

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International Reaction to election of Sri Lanka’s President show crass hypocrisy of West

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

In 2015 regime change took place and common candidate Maithripala Sirisena was elected as President. Democracy and elections were ‘virtues’ handed to former colonies by former colonial invaders. Diplomacy is part and parcel of international relations and enshrined in code of conduct via Vienna Convention/Protocols. When a candidate is voted victor in an election it […]

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Why does the West & its media love to hate the Rajapakse’s?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Nothing they do is right. Everything right they do is wrong. What exactly is their problem? This is really puzzling to most patriots and nationalists who are grappling to pinpoint what the root cause of this hate ailment against Rajapakse’s by the West is in order to even remotely consider avenues for reconciliation. Native American […]

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What is the Swiss Embassy Colombo trying to hide?

Friday, November 29th, 2019

There are 2 scenarios connected to Swiss Embassy Colombo. First is the asylum given by the embassy to a senior police officer along with his family & secondly is the alleged ‘temporary kidnapping’ of a local staff. How interconnected are the two? While we know the first to be true the second raises 2 questions […]

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Who is responsible for the ‘temporary kidnapping’ of Swiss embassy Colombo local staffer?

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

There’s never a dull moment in Sri Lanka. A crucial election is over. An outcome not liked or expected by those that manipulated regime change in 2015. It was expected that the country would witness attacks on multiple fronts aiming at embarrassing the new leader & new government internationally & destabilizing the country. So when […]

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Why is UK Labor Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell taking side of Tamils & not Jews?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

UK is holding general elections. Anyone contesting should be trying to represent the interests of the people in the UK and not issues relevant to other countries which the government of those countries should solve. How representative of the British is the Labor Party? Some of the Party stalwarts have been regularly engaged in speaking […]

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First STOP Tamil Racism in Sri Lanka

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Who can explain how communities can be brought together when the leaders representing them continue to drum racism? Have we heard any national sentiment from the present day Tamil leaders? When will they cease to recirculate a handful of past examples that plug hate & revenge in the minds of their people? Why do they […]

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Trying to understand how Tamils vote: Read TULF’s 1977 Election Manifesto?

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Anyone puzzled as to what Tamils think & how that thinking translates to votes need to first keep in mind some realities that Tamils are psychologically kept mesmerized by – the dream of creating an utopian separate state. This was first birthed in 1949 with the formation of ITAK and kept alive via TULF’s Vaddukoddai […]

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BBC – what are you bullshitting about now against Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

We have always wondered why the BBC is better known as the British Bullshit Corporation and now we can understand why. That together with Mindshare’s Power to the People’s Report claiming BBC has no credibility kind of puts the icing on the cake on the value of BBC’s opinion. Why is BBC so worried about […]

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UK Telegraph – what exactly is your problem with Sri Lanka’s new President?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

UK was a former colonial invader occupying Sri Lanka from 1815 to 1948 & until 1972 when Sri Lanka became a republic. Let us not dwell into the atrocities committed under colonial British rule which mind you has yet to be acknowledge, apologized or compensated. As teacher and preacher of parliamentary democracy, Sri Lanka held […]

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It is Tamils & Muslims who must CHANGE now

Monday, November 18th, 2019

When SLPP began its campaign – Gotabaya Rajapakse’s message was clear – One Nation – One Law. It was an inclusive motto. There was no segregation. There was no discrimination. It was something simple for all to relate to. The Opposite Camp on the other hand were with a bunch of separatists-fundamentalists, politicians and political […]

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Message that Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapakse must convey

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Sri Lanka re-reversed a regime change orchestrated in January 2015 which spiraled Sri Lanka towards a wave of catastrophic changes unbeknown to most, outcomes which will be felt only as the new administration now takes over. The election is one that will enter history books for several reasons and resonates the resilience of a proud […]

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Sri Lankans must vote a Leader – Who is that Leader?

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Without a doubt this is a crucial election. Sri Lanka is going to elect its 7th President who is also the Head of State and the Head of the Armed Forces. The President has a humongous task ahead of him. While we cannot expect him to satisfy all of our individual aspirations there are some […]

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Questions to Ask ADVOCATA on Millennium Challenge Corporation

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A growing number of citizens are becoming aware of the dangers to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty as a result of the MCC proposal together with SOFA & ACSA. They view this as unnecessarily putting Sri Lanka in the middle of political tensions between China & US. Sri Lanka does not wish to be victim of power […]

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Sri Lanka’s Land Rights: Bim Saviya & entry of Technology

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Continuing with the subject of land, one of the most important topics for Sri Lanka and its citizens, the Bim Saviya title registration is the present topic of discussion. How aware are the citizens of this new system, were they involved before its implementation, were they given a chance to raise questions and seek answers […]

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Can GOTA steer foreign diplomacy like Mrs. B

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

To answer that question, it is essential to first know how successful Mrs. B was in her foreign diplomacy and a comparison of the periods and scenarios during her rule and that which Gotabaya is likely to inherit. Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world’s first female prime minister and held power from 1960-65 and 1970-77. […]

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Q&A – Is Sri Lanka’s Parliament & Lawyers protecting Citizen’s Land Rights?

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Unknown to most Sri Lanka is facing unprecedented interferences most of which when known will be too late to reverse. Every aspect of danger centres on the periphery of land, its ownership and its grabbing legally via statutes being drafted by non-Sri Lankans. These questions and answers from an attorney knowledgeable in electronic land laws […]

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Sri Lanka’s President: Can a dream candidate create a dream Parliament and a dream system?

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Its best that we all come to terms with some hard facts – there is no perfect system, there is no perfect constitution, there is no perfect Parliament and there is certainly no perfect politician. There is no perfect human being either! The political system today is a modernized version drafted by colonial rulers who […]

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How ‘Civil’ or ‘Representative’ is Sri Lanka’s supposed to be ‘Civil Society’

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

They call themselves ‘civil society’ but how representative are they? Note how connected they all are and how they continue to open new ‘social movements’ with sugar-coated objectives… most have been around for decades but what exactly have they done. Some of the popular entities are even accused of taking funds from multiple sources for […]

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How foreign-government linked neo-liberal think tanks are undermining Sri Lanka’s sovereignty?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

No amount of promises to guard Sri Lanka’s sovereignty can hold water if at legislative & policy level changes are being drafted to suit a neo-liberal agenda that aspires to transfer all state assets to foreign corporate hands and turn locals to virtual slave citizens. This is the threat that Sri Lanka’s politicians need to […]

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Presidential Speech & Policy Statement by Gotabaya Rajapakse – Sri Lanka’s Presidential candidate for SLPP

Monday, August 12th, 2019

It was a moment many had awaited with much impatience. ‘My choice didn’t matter – the Nation had already selected & elected him… My brother is yours” was enough to put to rest any doubts. Gotabaya Rajapakse was thus declared the Presidential nominee of the SLPP a party formed & steamrolled into public popularity after […]

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President Rajapakse hands GR to the Nation as Presidential-Candidate of SLPP

Monday, August 12th, 2019

It was one of the finest & most refreshing speeches delivered by former President Mahinda Rajapakse now Opposition Leader and had all the power and verbatim of a national leader. He raised the tempo high enough before declaring to the Nation the candidate whom he said the Nation had already elected. Some of the salient […]

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To prevent balkanization of India – remove 13a in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 9th, 2019

When US pivots to Asia as a strategy it means Americas political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural focus is all shifted to Asia, it also means, its associated alliances, partners, its covert/overt teams will all come with them. How prepared is Asia and in particular is India for this & what ramifications will India be subject […]

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India claims Sri Lanka’s security challenges a threat to India. Who is a bigger threat to India – US or China?

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

The prima facie case for India to interfere in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs is to cite that any instability happening in Sri Lanka becomes an automatic national security threat to India. While the argument definitely has merit, it begs to question how far India has chipped into aggravate Sri Lanka’s instability vis a vis helping […]

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Advice to Opposition Leader, Opposition Presidential Candidate & Opposition ahead of elections

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

The regime change that took place in January 2015 has brought about unprecedented and shocking changes to Sri Lanka at virtually every level. In all probability those that make up what we were then promised was good governance – yahapalana, maybe themselves grinning & bearing the changes which they too know are threats to Sri […]

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