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What will India do when US creates Eelam with Greater Tamil Nadu & separates Kashmir from India?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

As of now India is on the best of terms with US and that partnership has etched out the Indo-US Pacific Strategy with India playing a greater role among Quad Nations. That India was a crucial link in US pivot to Asia is without a doubt and the US re-chartering its Asian venture is something […]

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Bim Saviya with MCC – A Government without Land & Legal professionals unable to adjudicate our Land Rights

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

The Yahapalana Government & US Government finalized MCC (development arm of US Govt’s Pivot to Asia) in 2018. It was to create a dynamic market for land and was a key component in Yahapalana 8-year National Development Plan – Vision 2020: A Country Enriched. Land & Transport were identified as tools with which MCC would […]

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Wither the August Mandate: Why no dividends to the Nationalist Majority

Friday, September 11th, 2020

The August 2020 Parliamentary victory showed for the 2ndtime the power that ensues when the majority is united. The victors of 2015 openly declared their debt to the minorities which got translated into marginalizing the majority. Was this what the minorities really wanted? If that was not so, there was no visible voice objecting to […]

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Rejected Votes: An Unintended Disenfranchisement

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

BY Indrawansa de Silva, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, USA Courtesy The Island Universal suffrage is a democratic right that we must all respect and uphold. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Sri Lankan voters who exercised their voting right in this election. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the inaugural session of 9th […]

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Over 60 obligations & responsibilities GoSL has to comply to obtain $480m MCC Funding

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The MCC agreements binds Sri Lanka to make legislative changes before, during & after signing of its Compact. For a paltry $480m given to a private company that reports to US, is it worth it, is a question policy makers are evading answering. In so doing, this country is likely to land in a precarious […]

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Timeline of Indo-Lanka Relations

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

India and Sri Lanka Relations between India & Sri Lanka has had their highs and lows since ancient times. The present resent & animosity by most in Sri Lanka against India has valid reasons. As two sovereign nations, there are certainly protocols to respect & follow and size should not matter. No country or its […]

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Media Minister – Ban mainstream media bashing Buddhists & Buddhism using pseudonym scribes

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

The massive mandate received from the people should not be obstructed by sepoy scribes who have infiltrated the high places of the Editorial staff and always writing to please embassies of western countries & NGOs with anti-national, anti-Sinhala, and anti-Buddhist narratives. There is a well-funded campaign to vilify Buddhists & Buddhism in particular by the […]

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Sri Lanka – Keeping parts of 19a in 20th amendment

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

The 19a has shown that making a constitution or even an amendment should not be done in a hurry, with intent to stifle opposition, embrace undue powers, grab power, squash the people’s rights & freedoms and ignorantly thinking that the insidiously plugged proposals will not one-day backfire. Anything done with ill-will & insincerity will certainly rebound. […]

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Private Members Bill- Bill 104

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Engr. Kanthar Balanathan DipEE(UK), Grad.Cert.(Rel.Eng-Monash) DipBusAdm(Finance-Massey), C.Eng., MIEE Retired Director & Specialist Engineer Power & Control Systems Mr V. ThanigasalamMember, Legislative AssemblyOntario, Dear Mr Thanigasalam, Private Members Bill- Bill 104 General It is a regret to note that at the age of 31 you have become a Legislative member in Ontario representing the Scarborough area […]

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Sri Lanka Post-Election 2020: What are the People’s Demands & Aspirations

Friday, August 7th, 2020

JR, if alive, would be a very happy man. His constitution after 42 years saw a single party win a majority without going on bended knee to minority kingmakers. This victory is special not only because it saw the majority converge again but it also saw some in the minorities take a step forward to […]

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The People have spoken & given way forward: SLPP wins a landslide majority

Friday, August 7th, 2020

The People have spoken & given a victory that has surprised even the SLPP. The Voice of the People put to pieces any aspirations of a weak government fishing for frogs to cross over. The People have been wise & seen the signals & stopped such. This itself is a clear indication to the new […]

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GOSL: We demand action against Vaddukoddai Resolution for separatism & ban on LTTE insignia

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

GoSL cannot pooh pooh the issue any longer. We have on the one hand a terrorist group continuing efforts to revive terrorism & we have another set of Tamil politicians who wish to separate Sri Lanka. The LTTE & Tamil politicians are tied by the quest for the same objective of a separate state but […]

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What is the Future of the UNP post-2020?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Losing another election will not mean anything much to Ranil Wickremasinghe UNP’s leader since 1994, but the thought of departing from politics branded as a traitor to the Nation is nothing any UNP leader would like to take home & ponder in retirement. While all previous UNP leaders have their own records of achievements, there […]

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Sri Lanka’s Choice: Deed E-Land Register or MCC/Bim Saviya E-Land Register?

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

The main argument to support the MCC Land Project is that technology will put an end to land problems & Sri Lanka will be on par with countries using advanced technologies. These countries are where they are as a result of a lot of research.  Sri Lanka has had no such research except foreign research, […]

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General Elections Sri Lanka: What is India now up to with the Tamils?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Opportunity for Sri Lankan Tamils to revisit their priorities”by N S Venkataraman certainly raises the question, if India is rolling out a new modus operandi, towards Tamils & Sri Lanka. If that is so, it necessitates all Sri Lankans to be alert. Ignorance and belief that India would not play any role in Tamil militancy […]

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Sri Lanka has already prepared the E-Land Register – We do not need MCC $67m Land Project

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Sri Lanka has almost completed the E-Land Register.Do we need MCC funds with demands that require constitutional changes?This supposed ‘gift’ comes with a set of conditions & pre-conditions that even warrants the MCC Compact to be passed by Parliament & made into domestic law. The MCC demands include ownership of Sri Lanka’s intellectual property rights, […]

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GoSL must not make the same mistake with MCC as done with Indo-Lanka Accord & 13a

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

On 29 July 1987 India forced Sri Lanka to sign what became known as the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord that led to the deployment of Indian Peace Keepers. Part of that Accord also required Sri Lanka to tweak its constitution and create an artificial demarcation of land dividing Sri Lanka into 9 provinces under the 13thamendment. […]

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Colombo East Terminal – why Sri Lanka can never trust India

Friday, July 24th, 2020

There is much controversy over East Terminal of Colombo Port with India & Japan claiming that a Memorandum of Cooperation signed in May 2019 with the previous Government, binds the present government from giving both joint venture stakes in the terminal. In this course of debate there is reference to honoring commitments made and also […]

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New Birth Certificate: A Betrayal of the Sinhala Buddhists

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The media has announced changes to Sri Lanka’s birth certificate. All births were to be registered as Sri Lankan sans mention of ethnicity or religion. Who took this decision? Have policy makers stopped to think of the outcome in decades to come when every citizen will just be known as Sri Lankan – a name […]

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Should India be given Colombo Port?

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Colombo East Terminal is generating much controversy these days for reasons that should clearly showcase the need for a sovereign government to take a hold of the situation & uphold its sovereign status. No country puts its strategic assets and resources to the auction table. An island nation must realize that its strength comes in […]

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Do you know contents of the US SOFA Agreement with Sri Lanka is?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Sunday Times released the full text of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Noteworthy is that the discussions have been with the US Embassy Colombo & the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry with no inputs sought from the Ministry of Defense and completely disregarding the threats to Sri Lanka’s National Sovereignty & Security. Whoever approved […]

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Covid & MCC Sri Lanka: Health risk in flooding Sri Lanka with US/Foreign Personnel?

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

US tops the world list on coronavirus cases and deaths with 3.2million cases and 137,000 deaths in a world with over 12million cases and over 560,000 deaths. Sri Lanka has had 11 deaths with over 2000 confirmed cases and close to 2000 recoveries. Sri Lanka has done remarkably well in not only containing but quickly […]

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West getting dose of karma: UK’s first female suicide bomb plotter inspired by Sri Lanka’s terrorists

Monday, July 6th, 2020

UK banned LTTE in 2001 but continues to turn a blind eye to LTTE fronts openly campaigning for LTTE and separatism. No amount of diplomacy or goodwill can change that. UK has also been sympathetic to Islamic extremism. There is little point in appealing to the UK Govt or authorities to realize the dangers. The […]

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MCC & Sri Lanka : Understand the larger picture

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Third World country policy makers as well as their citizens need to understand that ‘independence’ for former colonies is just a cliché and nothing else. All that happened under colonial rule continues under neocolonial policies & practices. Foreign aid and investment are a key component that continues to bind former colonies with aid-interest & debt. […]

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China donates 3rd batch of medical aid to Sri Lanka.

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Source: Xinhua Hu Wei (3rd R), charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka, hands over the list of medical aid donated by China to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi (4th L) at a handover ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 24, 2020. China on Wednesday donated its third batch of medical […]

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Open Letter to the Sigrid Rausing Trust on Yasmin Sooka & ITJP

Monday, June 15th, 2020

This open letter to the Board of Trustees of Sigrid Rausing Trust is based on the SRT website & to seek clarifications regarding funding in particular as a large sum of funding is going to an entity that is on a smear campaign against Sri Lanka.  Your Trust, as per your websitecovers the Balkans, Central […]

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Is White Supremacism a pathological condition?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

The story of America is all about take overs – taking other people’s land and taking away their lives. Land belonging to the Native Indians was taken away and many millions were exterminated. Americans are a mixture of the Viking murderer Leif Eriksson from Iceland who first landed in US in 986, mass murderer Christopher […]

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Comparing Sri Lanka’s July83 riots to US 2020riots following murder of George Floyd

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Sri Lanka’s 1983 July riots” cannot omit to mention the killing of 13 Sri Lankan soldiers that presumably precipitated and justified the attack that came to be termed a ‘racial’ ‘ethnic riot’. No one thought to question how killing of 13 soldiers on 23 July by LTTE terrorists and an attack organized by the ruling […]

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Pathfinder National Security Strategy for Sri Lanka 2020

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The Pathfinder National Security Strategy was developed in 2018 for the previous government. Then came Presidential elections in November 2019. This meant it was not a document incorporating the vision or mission of the new President though it was handed to the new President immediately after Presidential victory.  Given that Pathfinder Foundation operates and is […]

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No Human Rights for foreign workers repatriated because of COVID-19: Unfortunate fate of Sri Lankan returnees from Kuwait

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Sri Lanka has marked its 10thCOVID-19 death with the news of a Kuwaiti-returnee passing away at a quarantine centre in Trincomalee on 25 May 2020. She was 51 years and had returned to Sri Lanka on one of the 2 flights which carried some 437 Sri Lankans by Kuwait Airlines on 19thand 20thMay. The 437 […]

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