Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

Wither India’s Sovereignty: signed, sealed & owned by US?

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

How much is China more of a threat to India than US, will be a question India must continue to ask, as it rushes to sign agreements with US. Whether India will become ornamental allies like Montenegro & North Macedonia is yet to be seen. Who would have thought that India leaning Soviet Union and […]

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Killing us with laughter: President of TIGERLAND is appealing to Secretary Pompeo

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

It is not every day that the US Secretary of State receives letters from unknown, undisclosed and unheard of countries and people calling themselves Prime Minister while living in the US, working in the US and claiming he is head of a utopian country while in the US. Maybe the US Secretary of State should […]

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Right of Reply: Sri Lanka is lucky to lose MCC

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

This is a right of reply to an article appearing on Daily FT titled History repeating – Are we going to lose MCC or not?” by an anonymous international development expert on 22 October 2020. It would be nice for this so-called international development expert with 25 year’s experience to reveal his name if he […]

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As Chair of MCC & US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo arrives – Demands & Choices for Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Mike Pompeo is arriving amidst a sudden & unexpected covid surge in Sri Lanka and coming from two of the worst covid-hit countries. He is arriving to fulfil objectives of 2 designations. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of MCC as well as the US Secretary of State.He most certainly is not arriving […]

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“Will MCC be signed in secret on 28 October”? Sri Lankans are asking!

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

This question is being asked across numerous public portals and begs the Government to answer & relieve all doubts. Having got itself tagged as a ‘nationalist’ government (on top of all the other nasty words plucked out of the dictionary), no citizen expects the Government to do anything ‘anti-national’ especially in secret. The people’s apprehensions […]

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If President Sirisena protected Our Land from MCC – President Gotabaya Rajapakse, will also

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Maithripala Sirisena was not born with a silver spoon. He was no presidential material but he controversially became President with a thumbs up by 62lakh voters in January 2015 aided even by foreign governments & a coterie of civil society organizations & NGOs. Today, these entities regret that decision. His impassioned address to the Nation […]

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Your Majesty – Declare Eelam in UK

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

There are some ground realities all of us need to come to terms with. While in Sri Lanka, only the TNA chants ‘Eelam’ & Pro-LTTE slogans, that too closer to some election or event, to give themselves some cheap publicity, all of the demands for Eelam are coming from Tamils living on foreign shores. Not […]

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Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry- Wakey Wakey, ghost of Prabakaran arisen in UK

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

When the heroic armed forces of Sri Lanka eliminated the ground force of the LTTE including its top brass, they succeeded in ending 3 decades of terror and gave the 20mllion populace an elusive peace sans bombs, suicide missions and assassinations. The LTTE was vanquished in May 2009. That heroism did not come without sacrifice. […]

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MCC LIES: Sri Lanka is not getting $480m signing MCC

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

There is a major misconception that Sri Lanka in its cash-strapped status should ignore all questionable aspects of the MCC and just sign MCC Compact as MCC is holding a carrot of $480m which they call a gift from US to the people of Sri Lanka. We have very eminent personalities going out of their […]

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1987 Indo-Lanka Accord says NOTHING about Devolution or 13th amendment

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

The Indo-Lanka Accord was signed on 29 July 1987 in Colombo under emergency while the 13thAmendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution was passed on 14 November 1987. Does the Indo-Lanka Accord mention, amending Sri Lanka’s Constitution? No.Does the text of the Indo-Lanka Accord have even the mention of ‘devolution’? No.There is no mention of constitutional amendment or […]

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Response to Kate Cronin-Furman on ‘No Accountability for war crimes in Sri Lanka’

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

When the author is an attendee of UNSC Resolution 1373 proscribed LTTE front TGTE’s 9thsitting of a ‘utopian Parliament’ in Boston, USA from 18-20 May, 2018there is little that needs to be said about her anti-Sri Lankan article. However, let us address her harangue. Author claims LTTE was decisively defeated at the cost of ‘tens […]

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Covid-19 human biological weapon vs LTTE human suicide bombers

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

The world was in for a shock with the dawning of 2020. An unknown virus hit first China and spread across the world like wildfire. Since the first death in January 2020 as of 7thOctober 2020 (10 months) the death toll worldwide is over 1million (1,060,443). No one still knows how the virus came about […]

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LTTE has taken murder, extremism and mayhem to the West

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

UK, France, Canada and wherever LTTE asylum seekers are increasing their numbers and presence has seen an increase in violence and even murders. This attributes to the inherent violence that has been part and parcel of their modus operandi since taking up arms. At present there are knife & sword gangs and it is a […]

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Will Moragoda deliver a ‘Sri Lanka First’?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

With much thought and strategy Sri Lanka has appointed Moragoda as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Delhi iced with cabinet ranking, the first such fringe benefit afforded to a high commissioner. No doubt, Sri Lanka is thinking the Moragoda magic will provide much relief to Sri Lanka, given the appointment is being made against tremendous […]

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MCC Privatizing Sri Lanka – Landless State, evicting role of Politicians & creating Tamil Eelam

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

On 28 June 2019, the Yahapalana Government tabled the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill. The Bill, if enacted would have privatized 84% of land that belonged to the People (State). Sri Lanka would have become perhaps the only State without land. This would have raised the question of sovereignty, national security, key fundamental rights of […]

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To hide embarrassment to comrade Sooka/ITJPSL, LTTE diaspora campaigns against Sri Lanka’s Defense Attache in UK

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The International Truth & Justice Project (Sri Lanka) administered under EU funded Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa, has apologized to Brig. Ravindra Dias for wrongfully using his picture claiming it to be Maj. General Suresh Salley, the Director of Sri Lanka State Intelligence Service. This apology came 2 months after a letter of […]

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Can Sri Lanka’s Government give State land to permit holders as outright deeds?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The last government made several attempts to privatize State land. This would have left Sri Lanka with no state land. What good is a government without land? How can a government tax when it has no land to tax? Land is the underlying foundation of a country’s sovereignty. As an Asian Dharmic civilization, our perception […]

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US sanctions China – Sri Lanka & MCC

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Nothing happens in this world without some geopolitical thrust or shove. In viewing any geopolitical incident, it is necessary to see the pattern in what culminated in an incident(s) and attempt to connect the dots to understand better. With a crumbling economy, with food & water becoming global issues, the power states are fishing around […]

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Dual Citizenship & 20a: President Gotabaya, MilindaM & Geetha Kumarasinghe

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

The best piece of legislation introduced by the yahapalana government is the clause related to dual citizenship. It highlighted the NATIONAL SECURITY aspect of a person who was a citizen of two countries contesting elections to hold public office & surfaced many conflicts that could arise from holding citizenship in two countries. Therefore, this important clause […]

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MCC Agreement: Hidden costs not factored by Sri Lanka’s Government & People

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The People of Sri Lanka are supposed to feel elated that the US Government is giving a ‘gift’ of $480m across a period of 5 years. This gift comes with plenty of strings. Sri Lanka has to commit to a set of preconditions which include privatizing of all state land as well as agreeing to […]

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GoSL Review the Role of Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commission/Head from 2015 to 2020

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission and its controversial head needs to be reviewed to determine if during the period of good governance rule, their actions have been prejudicial to the interests of Sri Lanka by carrying out an agenda inimical to the national interests of the country. The Commission head was seen on many […]

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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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