Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

Don’t Sell my Mother: Are Portuguese-Dutch-British being replaced by India-China-US?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Have we learnt lessons? Don Juan Dharmapala not only baptized himself but even gifted Lanka to the Portuguese. Rajasinghe II learnt a bitter lesson when he thought the Dutch was better than the Portuguese – ඉගුරැදීමිරිස්ගත්තාවාගේ. The British learnt from both predecessors and took over the entire island, not stopping there they rolled out an […]

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MCC – English ONLY is OK – Sinhala/Tamil is Not OK – where are the Hooles & the Howlers?

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Section 4.1 of MCC says all documents & communications are to be in English.Section 6.4 of MCC says the Government Law is to be ‘international law’(not Sri Lankan laws). The Ministry of Finance website says The Attorney General is in the opinion that Agreements are in order and there exists no legal impediment to execute same”– how […]

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ACSA – SOFA – MCC Agreements TAX EXEMPTIONS questions who is the actual beneficiary!

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

While ACSA was signed in August 2017, the contents of that agreement has not been made public and no one in Government appears to know either. There is a leaked SOFA agreement while MCC agreement was also published after much outcry. ACSA allows US military the use of Sri Lanka’s entry points – Airports & […]

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From LTTE to USA – Does Sri Lanka need a new war?

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

In May 2009 Sri Lanka sighed with relief as its armed forces defeated the internationally proscribed terrorist-LTTE bringing to an end 30 years of terror. It took the 5thPresident to order his troops to defeat the LTTE while the defense secretary at the time has now become Sri Lanka’s 7thPresident and most of the ground […]

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MCC Agreement Sri Lanka: Translate & Publish in Sinhala & Tamil

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

When the Cabinet spokesmen continuously makes controversial statements and does not apologize for the mistake, it is natural for citizens to be anxious given that most Governments have not only fooled the public, but have made enough and more decisions that have proven detrimental to the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and has burdened the tax […]

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Who says MCC is not linked to Bim Saviya (Title Registration)

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Shenali D Waduge There is a notion that MCC has nothing to do with Title Registration because it was a project started well before MCC Compact was introduced. The answer is only half correct. Yes, Title Registration Act 21, was passed in 1998 but it was not implemented. It was introduced as a World Bank […]

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MCC E-Land Registry with Bim Saviya REPEALS PERSONAL LAWS – END OF Thesawalamai, Muslim law & Kandyan Law

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Will personal laws have a place in Sri Lanka with the MCC e-land registry & Bim Saviya? Deeds which had described the various rights and description of property under these laws have been repealed. The land contracts are reduced to about 17 published in a gazette and the e-register will operate only with the forms […]

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MCC Sri Lanka: ONLY ENGLISH (no Sinhala/Tamil) in E-Land Registrar violation of LANGUAGE provision in Constitution

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Shenali D Waduge That MCC has undergone various stages of approval or observation prior to finalizing the document certainly questions how far our own are interested to view a bilateral document and appraise it considering the advantages and disadvantages to the Country & the People. While MCC has chosen to plug itself to foreign programs […]

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Not signing MCC but continuing E-Land Register by US company threatens Sri Lanka’s Intellectual Property

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

MCC is a US Govt foreign aid agency which is funded by US Govt and the top US representatives’ sit’s on its Board. When $480m MCC Compact was announced immediately after the jihadi terror attacks on Easter Sunday, it was presented as a ‘gift horse’. That everything was done in secret reconfirms our doubts. The […]

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UNARUWAN COMMITTEE REPORT SAYS ‘NO TO MCC” but danger still persists within AG’s department

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

BY SHENALI WADUGE · The very controversial and dangerous US transnational project known as MCC Compact has generated public objections for the right reasons and if not for the resolve of a handful of people who went out to publicly educate the people, the previous government would have done a 1815 on us (betrayal of the Nation) […]

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Can Yasmin Sooka & ITJP produce a CIVILIAN list of Missing/Dead instead of LTTE Terrorists!

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In 2018, Yasmin Sooka representing International Truth & Justice Project administered through the EU funded Foundation for Human Rights South Africa submitted to The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Sri Lanka, set up by an Act of Parliament, a list of 351 names of persons her entity claims are ‘enforced disappearances’ during the final phase of […]

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Federalism – Covid-19 & Sri Lanka

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Let’s just imagine a scenario where the 9 provinces of Sri Lanka were given substantial autonomy to make its own decisions but remain within the ambit of what is oft described as a united Sri Lanka”. Let’s also imagine the present crisis that has enveloped the world causing over 470,665 deaths and affected over 9million […]

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Sri Lanka’s Intel head says ITJP & Sooka a threat to life – caution to Foreign MPs linked to LTTE fronts

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Sri Lanka’s top intelligence head has issued a letter of demand to Yasmin Sooka and her entity ITJP alleging violation of ICCPR ACT. He also alleges she & ITJP are accessory to LTTE front agenda with likelihood of posing a risk to his life & that of his family. Complaints regarding Sooka & ITJP have […]

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Why you should worry about MCC Sri Lanka

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Shenali D Waduge Why you should worry about MCC Sri Lanka On April 25, 2019, the MCC Board of Directors approved the five-year Sri Lanka Compact. It was days after Easter Sunday mass murder. The controversy of this bilateral-corporation agreement should worry all Sri Lankans. MCC has to be signed & passed by Parliament of […]

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Questions for the LTTE “War Hero” film star Doctor Varatharajah

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Dr. Varanthaja was one of the 5 doctors who was in the war zone till the final stages that ended in May 2009. The country has no issues in him seeking asylum and living in the US since 2011. With LTTE terrorist arm disseminated everyone wanted to get on with their lives after living 30 […]

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Credibility of the “War Witnesses”: Which version of Dr. Varatharaja do we believe now?

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

It is just as well that Dr. Varatharaja has taken to films. He certainly deserves the award for Best Actor. From reading of a script called Hippocratic Oath to serve humanity and practice profession as a doctor with conscience and dignity, he is now reading different scripts and writing memoirs, films and going round the […]

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Sri Lanka’s Millennium Challenge Corporation IMMUNITY Clause 6.8 & George Floyd murder puts lives of Sri Lankans at risk

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

America is in flames. The murder of a black man by 4 US policeman has resulted in mass protests, vandalism, looting across 25 states with the likelihood of the National Guards being called resulting in more deaths. The incident shows that the white-black divide is embedded in the US administration however much they will not […]

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George Floyd murder enflames US: America is a failed state

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

On 26 May 2020 social media watched a black man (George Floyd) handcuffed and pinned to the pavement pleading to the 4 white American police officers – ‘I can’t breathe’. Onlookers watching George, whose neck was being pressed by a cop’s knee, pleaded for his release. Smartphones enabled the entire world to watch a human […]

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Can a sitting Magistrate/Judge make public sentiments, violating Sri Lanka’s Constitution?

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

In a very bold move, the Acting District Judge and Magistrate of Vavuniya has written an open letter virtually demanding a Member of Parliament to resign from his political party but what is more alarming is that she is making her position as ‘We, the Tamils of Tamil Eelam’.Since when has she been employed by this […]

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Tamil Eelam in Canada —- coming soon

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

From 150 Tamils living in Canada prior to 1983, just over 35 years later, Tamils in Canada constitute close to 300,000 or more counting the illegals. Official statistics as per 2016 census claim 157,000 Tamils living in Canada with 122,000 in Toronto. Toronto holds the largest Tamil speaking population outside Asia, while Montreal holds the […]

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RIGHT OF RESPONSE TO VISVAJIT SRIRAMRAJAN writing to THE DIPLOMAT on Post-War Sri Lanka

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and unjust for Tamils’ is the article appearing on TheDiplomat by Visvajit Sriramrajan on 15 May 2020. The article is replete in conjecture, abound in unsubstantiated allegations and completely distorting the situation in Sri Lanka. We presume readers who have little or no background knowledge of Sri Lanka will be misled by […]

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Sooka’s ITJP is a National Security threat: Sri Lanka must question EU & take Legal Action

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

No Vetting for Sri Lanka’s New Major Generals”is the latest of Sooka’s witch hunt against Sri Lanka and adds to her record of issuing close to 70 reports against Sri Lanka since 2009. The disclosure of military details publicly by a foreign government funded entity raises serious concerns about the security and risks to the […]

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US singer Cher champions release of Kavan, Sri Lanka’s ‘lonely elephant’ from a Pakistani zoo

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Kavan, the elephant has been in Murghazar Zoo, Islamabad, Pakistan since 1987 when he was gifted by President J R Jayawardena to Pakistan’s President Gen. Zia-ur Haq. Just 1 years old he was taken from his mother and given as a State gift to another country. Sri Lanka’s leaders did not think to seek permission […]

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Two South African women on a witch hunt against Sri Lanka abusing their international roles

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Individuals are not selected for international positions to go on witch-hunts especially against sovereign countries and elected leaders. The international entity, appointing them are also responsible to see if those they appoint exceed their mandate. International entities cannot simply watch their appointees abuse their portfolio especially against a sovereign country & a UN member state. […]

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Open Letter to UN: former UNHRC head Navi Pillay’s bias exposed – Investigate her role as UNHRC head & remove bogus charges against Sri Lanka

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Navi Pillay has finally crawled out of the woodwork. On 20 May 2020 the former head of the United Nations Human Rights Council finally showed off her true colours reading out a script which proved beyond doubt her bias ‘remembrance of the Tamil victims of war in Sri Lanka that ended on 18 May 2009’. […]

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LTTE’s AUSTRALIAN WHITE TIGERS – Aunty Adele and Hugh McDermott

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

The Federal Government of Australia needs to take a firm stand on its elected representatives. While it should be the Federal Government on behalf of Australia that should make international statements, it is unacceptable when politicians representing small areas within a state issue disparaging statements of falsehood against a sovereign country. That Australia has failed […]

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MOURNING THE DEAD: A Soldier & a terrorist can never be equal

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

A soldier of a National Army cannot be put on par with terrorist. Similarly, a mother of a solider cannot be put on par with a mother of a terrorist too. A war widow is the wife of a soldier laying down his life for the Nation. Wives of terrorists are not war widows (a […]

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Mullaivaikal Commemoration – Mourning LTTE dead under pretense of ‘civilian dead’

Monday, May 18th, 2020

It’s now bordering the ridiculous when foreign MPs are muttering ‘genocide’ without stopping to actually ask a basic question – how many actually died or were killed. It is ludicrous of them to be parroting ‘genocide’ for killing ‘terrorists’ even banned by their countries. As for ‘civilians’, to claim genocide, surely we must know how […]

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Sri Lanka’s Victory: LTTE turned children into child soldiers. Sri Lanka brought out the talents in child soldiers

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

We have only guestimates of Tamil children kidnapped by LTTE and turned into child soldiers. We don’t really know the exact numbers of Tamil children kidnapped, how many died during LTTE training, how many were killed trying to flee LTTE training camps, how many lie injured from training, how many children died during hostilities, how […]

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Tamil nationalism, LTTE separatism and “West’s Eelam – who has now hijacked the pillow?

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Tamil nationalism bordering separatism was birthed by Tamil political leaders and not LTTE. LTTE only hijacked it as a camouflage to justify its existence and Tamil political leaders decided to plug themselves to LTTE, thinking that LTTE would achieve militarily what they could not politically. Far more than the actual realization of the objective was […]

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