Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

If LTTE hardcore killers can be pardoned why shouldn’t Sunil Ratnayake be pardoned?

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

As if we did not have one global virus to contend with – there is another biased virus. A bandwagon calling themselves human rights activists deem the pardon of ‘butcher’ Sunil Ratnayake to be an unpardonable offence by President Gotabaya Rajapakse. Where were these angels when LTTE were killing pregnant Sinhalese mothers in Kent & […]

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Global Pandemic: Coronavirus has shaken the world

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Corona virus has today impacted 182 countries with 246,467 confirmed cases and 10,047 deaths. In fact, though China had 80,967 confirmed cases the death toll was 3,248 and China proudly claims zero cases in China. However, Italy with 41,035 confirmed cases has 3,405 deaths exceeding that of China. What did China do right and what […]

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What Sri Lanka must GIVE to GET $480m MCC “Gift”

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The US embassy Colombo is repeatedly saying $480m is a gift & not a loan from the US to the People of Sri Lanka but then insists on signing an agreement & having it passed in Parliament, affording US troops, personnel & contractors immunity and complete waiver of all forms of taxes & levies while […]

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MCC Review Committee says MCC Agreement detrimental to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty – what amendments is GoSL suggesting?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The Gunaruwan Committee handed its supplementary report on the MCC to both the President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on 17th February 2020 and had made some recommendations and comments that should awaken the government to the dangers at stake for Sri Lanka which $480m could never cover. However, various media reports from Government […]

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Former Colombo Chief Magistrate says UK High Commissioner sent letter advising him how to conduct case against Sri Lanka Navy

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

The former Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage has made 3 startling allegations at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on political victimization as per 6 March 2020 Island newspaper article by Shamindra Ferdinando. Mr. Gamage is alleging that UK intervened in judicial cases while the Attorney General’s Dept & the CID had also unduly interfered in […]

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Rethinking Tourism promotion in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Sri Lanka is an island nation surround by sea & beaches. That is not all, Sri Lanka is also home to a written history over 2600 years with heritage & cultures that are key features for any tourist. It is also a good time to rethink how we should strategize our tourist promotion against what […]

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Can Sri Lanka’s Government give STATE LAND DEEDS to only SOME CITIZENS

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Sri Lanka is an island nation. The land denotes Sri Lanka’s sovereign territory. Sri Lanka’s constitution is clear that sovereignty is inalienable & in the People. It is the people whose powers are delegated to the Executive, Legislature & Judiciary to exercise on behalf of them. A government, Parliament & judiciary all hold positions for […]

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MCC Review Committee CANNOT be above the Law or the Judiciary

Monday, February 17th, 2020

There are 3 pillars of governance in Sri Lanka while the constitution is very clear that the sovereignty is inalienable from the People of the Country. Therefore, the President, Parliament & Judiciary all are empowered by the people and they only enjoy powers delegated to them by the People to function on behalf of the […]

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Sri Lanka’s Education: Changing the System by whom, for whom & why!

Monday, February 17th, 2020

There is much talk of late about Sri Lanka’s education system. It is definitely a prudent subject as the country’s assets are its citizens and it is the citizens that must protect and preserve the country & all that it stands for. In discussing the subject we first need to be aware of some ground […]

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EU explain how EU funding for South Africa is being spent by Yasmin Sooka against Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

How many in EU know that funding given by EU for the welfare of South Africa and South Africans is being spent on a witch hunt against a sovereign state. Yasmin Sooka is an employee of the European Union since 2001. She is Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa. EU […]

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Foreign Governments disclose ALL TAMIL refugees & asylum seekers to conclude ‘Missing’ ‘Disappeared’ in Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

We need a closure. We know how many Sri Lanka Armed Forces personnel died or were injured during the final phase of the conflict but the problem lies in determining the dead LTTE and dead Tamil ‘civilians’. Confounding matters is that LTTE had a trained and armed civilian terrorist unit. These civilians dying during hostilities […]

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Sri Lanka as US military logistics hub combining SOFA-ACSA-MCC & Peace Corps

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

MCC is one of the 3 pillars of US National Security Strategy initially rolled out in 2002 (Defense, Development & Diplomacy) ACSA and SOFA are clear US strategic military arrangements while MCC falls into category of US national security strategy ‘development’ pillar.  US national security strategy’s 3 pillars aligns to Dept of State & USAID […]

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Sri Lanka’s Dead: Are LTTE dead in LLRC report also featured in OMP list?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission Report of November 2011 declared 22,247 LTTE dead of which 11,812 had been identified by name. However, 10,435 LTTE dead had not been identified by the time LLRC report was released in November 2011. Has Sri Lanka’s MoD identified the remaining unidentified 10,435 LTTE dead with names is what […]

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Balkanizing India: National Security dimensions for India & Sri Lanka

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Indo-Sri Lanka relations have never been what either country would have liked it to be. What both countries should realize is that small as Sri Lanka may be, India cannot afford to bully it or destabilize it as India would have liked. The terrain is now far different than when India could call the shots […]

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Sri Lanka’s LLRC report claims 22,247 LTTE dead – who are they?

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission in their November 2011 report gave some important numbers sourced from the Ministry of Defense. Poignant is the numbers of dead, injured and missing following the military intervention ordered by the President of Sri Lanka following LTTE’s closure of the Mavil Aru anicut denying water to thousands in East […]

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What happens if State Land is Privatized & Farmers are given title deed ownership

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Interlinked to the MCC US Government grant of $480m are some crucial topics that the ruling government, the judiciary and citizens cannot ignore. 84% of Sri Lanka’s land belongs to the state. What happens if this 84% state land is privatized? Will the Govt be able to impose tax and gain revenue. Will the bulk […]

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NO GOVERNMENT can SELL a NATION’s LAND: A State is ONLY TRUSTEE of Nation’s Land

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

People belong to the Land. Land doesn’t belong to the People. Land belongs to the State of Sri Lanka & no one else. Who owns Sri Lanka’s land? No one else but Sri Lanka. Two fundamental principles bind the State in its usage of Land. Firstly, the State is ONLY TRUSTEE” of the land given […]

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MCC Nepal & Sri Lanka : Is MCC aligned to US Indo-Pacific Strategy?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Nepal & Sri Lanka share similarities. Both countries have appointed teams to study MCC. MCC was signed by Nepal in 2017 – the state of MCC Sri Lanka has been kept a secret from public. MCC has yet to be passed by Nepal’s Parliament while in Sri Lanka the public are questioning why MCC which […]

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Sri Lanka must celebrate Republic Day on 22 May not 4th February Independence Day

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Shenali Waduge What do we think we are celebrating on 4th February every year? Our independence from colonial rule. But did we really get independence on 4th February 1948? We didn’t because we became by choice a dominion of the British Empire. It was only on 22 May 1972 that Sri Lanka shred all ties with the […]

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Sri Lanka must celebrate Republic Day on 22 May not 4th February Independence Day

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

What do we think we are celebrating on 4th February every year? Our independence from colonial rule. But did we really get independence on 4th February 1948? We didn’t because we became by choice a dominion of the British Empire. It was only on 22 May 1972 that Sri Lanka shred all ties with the […]

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Does Sri Lanka’s Parliament/Judiciary/legal fraternity realize MCC is clipping its powers for 5 years?

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

The MCC is not just any ordinary agreement. It is an agreement that is signed between 2 Governments, passing 10 land registries to a newly created company called MCC Sri Lanka Pvt Ltd. So a government to government agreement creates a company to which funding is to be disbursed and this company whose aims & […]

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Geopolitical implications of US Govt-MCC that Sri Lanka cannot overlook

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

The shift of balance from West to East is nothing anyone can deny except that it also means the challenges for the East are all the more overwhelming unless policy formulators derive ways and means to handle, mitigate and foresee the threats their nations will experience both directly & indirectly in numerous forms & formats. […]

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Sri Lanka’s military-humanitarian operation with timelines

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

A government with a will to defend the nation combined with the heroic efforts of Sri Lanka’s national army reunited every inch of land under one national flag on 19 May 2009. The LTTE held a shrinking area of 100 metrex 100 metres which was finally taken with the announcement of the killing of Prabakaran […]

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China coronavirus – Depopulation & Eugenics: Where is the world going?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

The world has gone through much. Heterosexual AIDS, Ebola, the H1N1 swine flu and, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. We now have coronavirus. The death toll from the fast spreading virus has not reached 106 with entire villages/towns being cordoned off by the Chinese authorities. So far all deaths have been inside China. […]

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Sri Lanka: Who are the “Missing” who are the “Dead” & who were killed!

Monday, January 27th, 2020

In a world of controversy & complications it is no surprise that we are still grappling to find answers to who is dead – who was killed & who is missing. The primary inability to find answers is because all efforts are being diverted to negate the lies and fake news floating around. Again the […]

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India says British Empire owes $45trillion – Asia – Africa – South America must UNITE to demand reparations & accountability from COLONIAL MASTERS

Monday, January 27th, 2020

An eye for an eye is the Abrahamic view of justice. 9/11 resulted in bombing, invading & occupying Afghanistan but Afghanistan had nothing to do with 9/11 but the invaders have remained in Afghanistan since 2001. These same countries have bombed and illegally invaded many more countries but their crimes get whitewashed. World War 2 […]

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Sri Lanka’s response to Resolution S.84 passed by US Senate on 1 March 2011

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

On 4th March 2011, the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry responded to the adopting of Resolution (S. Res 84) by US Senate. What is poignant about US Resolution and Sri Lanka’s response is the manner that the groundwork had been laid to politically & diplomatically corner Sri Lanka using every route possible. What was the purpose […]

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Why is UNHRC overlooking report by Colonel Anthony Gash (British Defense Advisor)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Lt. Col. Anthony Gash was UK’s defense attaché to the British High Commission in Colombo from Feb2007 to Jun2009. He sent secret reports to the UK (upto 26 April 2009) which the UK Govt classified as ‘secret’. Lord Naseby challenged the classification by Foreign Commonwealth Office across 3 years from the UK Freedom of Information […]

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1st UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka after defeat of LTTE in May 2009

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

There are some important clauses in the May 2009 Resolution passed which are noteworthy in the context of all the successive resolutions on Sri Lanka & behoves the new Government to return to it & quote from it. A/HRC/S-11/2 was the Resolution passed at the 11th Special Session on 27th May 2009 less than 10 […]

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International Allegations: President Gotabaya Rajapakse a golden opportunity to set the record straight

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

We have lost the narrative and we need to correct this and re-write the narrative. The soldiers defended the nation, got rid of terror and returned Sri Lanka to live in peace. The role of the diplomats in defending the nation has been lackluster. As a result, the world is unaware of what Sri Lanka […]

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