Author Archive for  Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake

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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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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