Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

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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Who decides Sri Lanka’s National Problem & Solution?

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

In Sri Lanka there are 3 ethnic groups – Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims and 4 main religions – Sinhala Buddhists, Hindus, Islam, Christian/Catholics. All Sinhalese were Buddhists until 1505 and all Tamils were Hindus till 1505 when arrival of European colonial invaders resulted in conversions of Sinhalese & Tamils to Christianity/Catholicism and the Burgher community. […]

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Changing Sri Lanka’s Land Laws: Legal fraternity & Academics must play a bigger role

Friday, July 19th, 2019

A wave of controversial agreements none of which anyone has seen are being drafted by foreigners and envoys are making open statements on them. US envoy recently claimed Sri Lanka’s land administration is poor & so MCC is recommending changes. MCC is an arm of the US government. Why has Sri Lanka’s legal fraternity not […]

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RETURN of Don Juan Dharmapala (2015 – 2019)

Monday, July 15th, 2019

At a time when controversial secretly discussed and signed agreements are surfacing all posing national security risk and sovereignty threats to Sri Lanka, it only calls to mind a comparison of the modern day black princes to Don Juan Dharmapala who betrayed not only the Nation but Rata, Jathiya, Agama. The present black princes are […]

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MCC Land Grab – Sri Lanka must learn from Africa’s land take over

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The white man landed in Africa and set up his own systems to rule and divide Africa to plunder. Ironically the same countries are now fine tuning the very laws they set into motion to facilitate a new wave of plunder. However, in most of Africa customary land laws prevail and is probably one saving […]

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Detrimental Acts & Agreements turning Sri Lanka into a US colony & Western base in Asia

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Sri Lanka is not just a country. It has a very long history & heritage that majority of citizens wish to preserve. The constitution clearly enshrines the Land & Resources as belonging to the People and for future progeny. A government is only custodian of the land & resources. Essentially this denies any Government arbitrarily […]

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Sri Lanka’s Foreign Service – Dual Citizen Diplomats, foreign spouses & non-Sri Lankan children

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

When a plethora of concerns are emerging all revolving around secretly signed agreements compromising Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and officials are not defending the Nation in view of their divided loyalties, it is the right of every taxpaying citizen to pose questions and demand answers. Everyone enjoying perks of office are doing so because of the […]

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15 Questions to a Presidential Candidate seeking Sinhala Buddhist votes

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

When Sinhala Buddhists speak of existential fears, there are justifiable and valid reasons for doing so. Historically, all of Buddhist territory in Central Asia such as e.g. Afghanistan, Gandhara, Kashmir, Bactria, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tukharistan, Bamiyan, Kabul, Sindh, Balkh, Swat Valley, and South Asia such as Bangladesh, Buddhist India, Maldives, and South East Asia such as Indonesia, Malaya  […]

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The deception of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Minority leaders have well-articulated explanations for everything wrong pointed at them and they may well weave a response gullible to many, however this instance we like to present the cunning and deceit of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress taking their website as an example. Two screenshots reveal the deception On 19th May 2019 the SLMC […]

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How did traditional Muslims of Sri Lanka become influenced to adopt a new cultural ideology?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings and the discoveries of islandwide weapons and arrests, the people of Sri Lanka after recovering from the initial shock began looking for answers. They began asking what is Islam, why did rich & educated Muslims want to kill, how did a primarily business oriented community become radicalized & extremists. […]

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Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday targets are the REAL VICTIMS – EU stop trying to change narrative & throw stones from glass houses

Friday, June 14th, 2019

How come EU representatives did not make representations to the PM when 21/4 happened but are now meeting the PM claiming that Muslims are targeted? On what basis are they substantiating these comments? Is it following biased media and NGOs run by entities that the Western Govts fund? Is there a bigger motive to all […]

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How legal are agreements signed secretly with foreign countries by Sri Lanka’s Government?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Shenali D Waduge This article is based on 2 important articles by Mr. Neville Ladduwahetty and Ms. K S Gunasekera, a senior attorney at law. While Mr. Ladduwahetty highlights the need for Parliament to approve any agreement with Foreign States or Foreign Private Parties with a 2/3 majority while Mrs. Gunasekera highlights the dangers of […]

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Dharisha Bastians joins Asif Hussein in a long list of media unashamedly denigrating Buddhism & Buddhists

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Dharisha Bastians calling a Buddhist Thero as ‘Mr. Ratana’ is not the first derogatory term used against Buddhists in Sri Lanka and she is definitely not going to be the last. But, their slander is institutionally supported by the media who employs them and pays them to write as they do and no editor feels […]

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Dharisha Bastians & Mujib Mashal/New York Times – How dare you call a Buddhist Thero as “Mr. Ratana” – kindly retract your story & apologize

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

3rd June 2019 New York Times published article titled All 9 of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Minister’s Resign, as bombing backlash intensifies” flagrantly violates all forms of journalistic ethics, attempts to flair ethnic disharmony by intent to flame ethnic tensions and these paragons of virtue eternally accusing others of racism and ethnic discrimination has the audacity […]

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Multiculturalism and National Integration failure in Sri Lanka: No more towns should end up like Kattankudy

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Kattankudy is a town in Batticoloa in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka where only Muslims live. Why is multiculturalism & national integration not applicable to Kattankudy? How is it that the nomenclatures of multiculturalism, peaceful coexistence, secularism is applicable to all, other than Muslim majority countries or in Muslim majority areas? How is it that […]

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MCC or foreigners cannot be given Sri Lanka’s land without rule of law laid down by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Sri Lanka’s sovereignty & territorial integrity is being questioned by a secretive deal between US & the Ranil Wickremasinghe Government pertaining to the Millennium Challenge Corporation & an ‘economic corridor” that will create a railway line from Colombo to Trincomalee leasing 1.2m acres of land for 200years. This agreement is taking place together with a […]

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Who are the Extremists in Sri Lanka – Christianity, Islam or Buddhists?

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Attack on Buddhism/Buddhists & Buddha is nothing new. The Buddhists are easy prey because both Christianity & Islam are institutionalized faiths with powerful funding, powerful countries & powerful organizations to back them. From ‘Age of Discovery’ the Papal Bulls, Christianization of lands to Islamization of lands, every Buddhist occupied land from Persia to Indonesia was […]

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One Month since Easter Sunday attacks 21 April – 21 May in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

On 21st April 2019 what was to be a special day for Catholics/Christians ended up a day of tragedy. We are still to know the exact number of death but we do know that 9 Islamic radicals thought of ending lives of innocent people in 3 churches and 3 hotels and had taken months to […]

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