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The Paris Club and Dollar Debt Colonialism: Reform of International Financial Architecture Needed

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake As the visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF), team boarded a return flight to Washington DC after a week in Colombo, the Paris Club (PC), stepped in though a revolving door at the strategic Indian Ocean island’s Bandaranaike International Airport in the first week of September. The signing of a ‘Staff Level Agreement’ with […]

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Privatizing Sri Lanka ex-ante? IMF Bailing out BlackRock amid Adani Greenwash in Mannar and Pooneryn?

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Buenos Aires was rocked again last week by massive protests against austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Structural reforms with austerity have resulted in soaring inflation, currency depreciation, poverty and inequality that is eroding Argentine society and economy, while enabling bail out of private lenders and vulture funds like BlackRock. […]

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Ripples in the Indian Ocean: Yuan Wang–5 and Easter Sunday 2019

Sunday, August 14th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake The alarm bells had been ringing for some time in Sri Lanka. The island nation is strategically located at the center of the Indian Ocean on the busiest trade and Undersea Data Cables routes in the world and hence perpetually in the cross-hairs of big power rivalry. For those who missed the signs […]

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Pelosi’s Pivot as Cold War and Colonialism rebound: Militarization and Indian Ocean Greenwash

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake All bets were off as Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and second in line to the United States Presidency pivoted to Asia, August 1st. As Ms. Pelosi tottered off a US Air Force plane at Singapore’s Changi Airport in her signature stilettos South East Asia tripped into high tension as a collective […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Geopolitics and the ‘Great Reset’ in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Darini Rajaisngham-Senanayake But to watch cricket, there has to be a country left for us to watch it in, no?” A fan at the Galle Test Match that ended with an innings victory for Sri Lanka. July 11, 2022 Spirits were high on July 11 when the Sri Lankan cricket team beat the visiting Aussies […]

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News, Air, Sea and Cyber Embargo on Sri Lanka?

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham While everyone is distracted with the horse trading and the Parliament Puppet show to elect the next President and the Aragalaya, at this time questions are being raised as to whether there in a Air-Sea and Cyber  Blockade of Sri Lanka to stop fuel arriving in the country from Russia or Iran since […]

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For a Balanced Economic and Foreign Policy: Beyond a self-inflicted fuel embargo

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake A shortage of exorbitantly privileged American Dollars, the global reserve fiat currency, which is not backed by gold, silver, oil or drugs, is the purported reason for Sri Lanka’s compounding crisis and the international media narrative of ‘famine’ in the country. The financial crisis that has brought the strategic Indian Ocean island […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අර්බුදය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රකාශය

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

අවධානය යොමු කළ යුතු දක්ෂිණ හඬ: ණය යුක්තිය, ණය අවලංගු කිරීම සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ සාකච්ඡාවල විනිවිදභාවය සඳහා කැඳවීමක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සඳහා වූ සන්ධානය – The Coalition for Economic Democracy in Sri Lanka (CEDSL) යනු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ඩයස්පෝරාව ද ඇතුළුව රට තුළ සහ විදේශයන්හි සිටින අදාළ විද්වතුන්, ක්‍රියාකාරීන්, කෘෂිකාර්මික, ධීවර හා කාර්මික කම්කරුවන්, […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අර්බුදය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රකාශය

Monday, June 27th, 2022

ධරණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක අවධානය යොමු කළ යුතු දක්ෂිණ හඬ: ණය යුක්තිය, ණය අවලංගු කිරීම සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ සාකච්ඡාවල විනිවිදභාවය සඳහා කැඳවීමක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සඳහා වූ සන්ධානය – The Coalition for Economic Democracy in Sri Lanka (CEDSL) යනු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ඩයස්පෝරාව ද ඇතුළුව රට තුළ සහ විදේශයන්හි සිටින අදාළ විද්වතුන්, ක්‍රියාකාරීන්, කෘෂිකාර්මික, ධීවර […]

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STATEMENT ON THE CRISIS IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham  The Coalition for Economic Democracy in Sri Lanka (CEDSL) is a group of concerned academics, activists, agricultural, fisheries and industrial workers, students, business persons, trade unionists, and professionals based ‘in country’ and overseas, including the diaspora, who uphold the values of economic rights and justice in public policy making. In the wake of […]

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Famine is a policy choice: IMF talks, Geopolitics and Disaster Capitalism

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham Senanayake Them belly full but we hungryA hungry mob is an angry mobA rain a-fall but the dirt, it toughA pot a-cook but the food no ‘nough A hungry man is an angry man — Bob Marley and the Wailers Nobel Prize-winning Economist, Amartya Sen, long ago showed that Famine is a political […]

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කොවිඩ් 19 අවසානය සහ ඩිජිටල් යටත්විජිතවාදය: උඩු යටිකුරු වූ ලොවක සයිබර් යුද ප්‍රතිමූර්තිය

Monday, May 30th, 2022

ආචාර්‍ය ධරණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක මානව ඉතිහාසයේ වූ විශාලතම මුදල් හුවමාරුව සිදු වී ඇත්තේ කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගත කාලය අතරතුර මුහුණු ආවරණ සහ පෞද්ගලික ආරක්ෂණ උපාංග සමඟ මෙන් ම මෙම කාලවකවානුවේ දී සෙසු ලෝකය දරිද්‍රතාවට පත් ව ඇති බව ද පෙනී යයි. එබැවින්, ඔක්ස්ෆම් සංවිධානය (Oxfam)  විසින් ‘Inequality Kills’ නමින් කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගතයේ ආර්ථික පිරිවැය සහ ගෝලීය […]

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Masks of democracy and energy geopolitics: Is Full Spectrum Dominance the endgame?

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake South Asia’s Arab Spring has arrived amid energy wars and slow tectonic shifts in power and wealth eastward to Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. This has been hastened by the new Cold War proxy-war in Ukraine, US-led sanctions on energy-rich Russia and a refugee crisis in Europe.  Two regime change operations […]

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Masks of democracy and energy geopolitics: Is Full Spectrum Dominance the endgame?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

 Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake South Asia’s Arab Spring has arrived amid energy wars and slow tectonic shifts in power and wealth eastward to Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. This has been hastened by the new Cold War proxy-war in Ukraine, US-led sanctions on energy-rich Russia and a refugee crisis in Europe.  Two regime change operations […]

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Digital Colonialism and the Covid Endgame: Cyber War Simulacra in an Upside-Down World

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake The greatest transfer of wealth in human history took place during Covid-19 Lockdowns with Covid masks and Personal Protection Equipment. The rest of the world was impoverished.[i]   As Sri Lanka caught in an International Sovereign Bond (ISB) debt trap defaults into the arms of Washington and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), […]

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Should Sri Lanka de-dollarize? Beyond Bananas, Beaches, Bases and Dependent Development

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Necessity is the mother of invention: Protests are mounting by people from all walks of life in all parts of Sri Lanka against the soaring cost of living, food and fuel shortages, black outs, lockdowns, forced Covid injections, and the sale of national assets by the ruling dual US citizen Rajapakse led regime […]

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A Staged Default?  Sri Lanka’s Sovereign Bond Debt trap and IMF’s Spring Meetings

Monday, April 25th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake In Cherry Blossom lined Washington DC in the glare of global media last week Sri Lanka became the poster child of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF), Spring Meetings. The strategic Indian Ocean island’s pathetic plight featured on major media and television channels that craft the global narrative, with images of people in queues […]

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සෘතුමය ඉන්ෆ්ලූඑන්සාව කොවිඞ් බවට රූපාන්තරණය වී තිබේ ද,?ලොක් ඩවුන් කිරීම්වලට පදනම් කරගනු ලබන්නේ දෝෂ සහිත පීසීආර් පරීක්‍ෂණ, වැදගැම්මකට නැති දත්ත හා වසංගත රෝග විද්‍යාත්මක ආකෘතීන් ද?

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

ධරණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක විසිනි කොවිඞ්-19 ලොව තවත් බොහෝ ප‍්‍රදේශ වල දේශපාලන වම සහ දකුණ අතර වෙනස්කම් නො පැහැදිලි තත්වයට පත් කර තිබේ. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් අයිතිවාසිකම් හා නිදහස ගැන උනන්දුවක් දක්වන සංවිධාන, සංගම් හා දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ- ඒවා කම්කරු, සුළුතර ජන කොටස්, කාන්තා සංවිධාන විය හැකිය- දැන් වඩ වඩාත් සංචරණ සීමාවන්, මිලිටරීකරණය කරන ලද සෞඛ්‍ය පද්ධතීන්, බලාත්කාරි එන්නත්කරණය […]

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