Author Archive for  Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake

The Supply-side of Odious Debt: Disinformation on who caused Sri Lanka’s First Default

Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake 182 economists and development experts from around the world in a statement released last week in the Guardian on Sunday observed that extensive debt cancellation was needed to give the Sri Lankan economy a chance of recovery following the country’s first-ever Default on loan payments. Sri Lanka would be a test case of […]

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Of Climate Anxiety, Bond Scams and Murder most foul: Cui Bono in a Post-Truth World? Part 1

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake  If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute’ runs a wry idiom in New England where the weather may change dramatically in minutes. However, these days blaming the weather for pretty much everything is fashionable– be it global warming or cooling, no rain, or too much rain, drought, floods or a […]

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A Swansong for Lanka’s Lost Independence @ 75: The Media for a triple Whammy or Psy-Op? PART 2

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake At this time amid exaggerated climate crisis media narratives, Green and Blue Bonds are being marketed as an opportunity” to kill two birds with one stone (pardon the poor pun), through so-called debt reduction and carbon sequestering in Sri Lanka. The local corporate media routinely and uncritically promotes Disaster Capitalism –from Covid-19 to […]

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Gota back in the USA and a Chilling Killing: Welcome to 2023 and (Virtual) Realty in a Post-Truth World

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake While the press was distracted with the chilling killing of Mr. Dinesh Shaffter, scion of a respected and powerful business family; ultra-nationalist ex-President of Sri Lanka and erstwhile US citizen, Gotabaya Rajapakse, slunk back into the United States via Dubai on an Emirates Airlines Flight from Colombo in the third week of December […]

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මාළුන්ට සිදු වූයේ කුමක්ද? ආහාර සංස්කෘතියේ විපර්යාසය, ආනයනිත ආහාර මත රඳා පැවතීම සහ විදේශ ණය බර

Friday, December 23rd, 2022

ආචාර්ය ධරිණී රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක සමාජ මානව විද්‍යාඥ ආචාර්ය ධරිණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක බාහිර ආර්ථික කම්පන තරංග මාලාවකට මුහුණ දී ඇති ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ ආහාර සංස්කෘතියේ සහ ජනතාවගේ පෝෂණ තත්ත්වයේ විශාල වෙනසක් සිදුවෙමින් පවතී. ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ වෙරළතීරයේ ජනතාවන්ගේ සම්ප්‍රදායික ආහාරය වූ පෝෂ්‍යදායි බත් සහ මාළු ක්‍රමානුකූලව පසෙකට දමා ආනයනය කරන ලද කුකුළු මස් (බඩඉරිඟු වලින් නිෂ්පාදනය කරන ලද […]

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Where have all the Fish gone? Corporate Capture and Import Dependency Deepen the Debt trap

Friday, November 25th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake A great transformation in food culture and nutrition is taking place in Sri Lanka following various exogenous economic shocks: The traditional, nutritious ‘rice and fish’ diet, common throughout coastal Asia is increasingly substituted with imported maize or corn-fed chicken, white wheat flour breads, instant noodles and processed food. For the first time in […]

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ආර්ථිකයට විලාප නැගීමට සැලැස්වීම : ආසියාවේ සියවස තල්ලුවෙමින් ඇත්තේ දෙමුහුන් යුද සමයකටද?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

ආචාර්ය ධරිණී රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක ඉතිහාසය පුනරාවර්තනය වෙමින් පවතී. පළමුව ඛෙදවාචකයක් ලෙසය. දෙවනුව විගඩමක් ලෙසය.”-කාර්ල් මාක්ස් සෝවියට් දේශය ප්‍රමුඛ සමාජවාදි කඳවුරත් එක්සත් ජනපදය ප්‍රමුඛ අධිරාජ්‍යවාදි කඳවුරත් අතර සීතල යුද්ධය උග්‍රව පැවැති 1970 දී චිලියේ මහජන එක්සත් පක්ෂය අති විශාල ජනවරමකින් ආණ්ඩු බලය ලබාගැනීමට සමත් වූ අතර එම පක්ෂයේ නායක සැල්වොදෝර් ඇලන්ඩේ චිලියේ පළමු සමාජවාදි ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස […]

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Exogenous Economic Shocks “Make the Economy Scream”: With Neo(liberal) Civil Society in the Asian 21st Century?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”  Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte  ‘Make the Economy Scream’  were President Nixon’s instructions to the Central Intelligence Agency, September 1970, as the first Socialist President of Chile, Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity Party swept to power amid Cold War headwinds.[i] According to […]

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පැරිස් කණ්ඩායම ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදල සහ ඩොලර් ණය යටත්විජිතවාදය

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

ධරිණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක සතියක කාලයක් කොළඹ ගතකීරීමෙන් පසුව සැප්තැම්බර් මාසයේ පළමු සතියේදී ජාත්‍යන්තර මුල්‍ය අරමුදලේ නියෝජිත කණ්ඩායම ආපසු යාම සඳහා වොෂින්ටනය බලා පිටත්වන ගුවන්යානයට ගොඩවනවිට ඉන්දීය සාගරයේ පිහිටි උපායමාර්ගික වැදගත්කමකින් යුතු මේ දිවයිනේ බණ්ඩාරනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපලේ කැරකෙන දොරින් ඇතුළු වූයේ පැරිස් කලබ්(Paris Club -PC),හෙවත් පැරිස් කණ්ඩායමයි. ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ නියෝජිත කණ්ඩායම රටින් බැහැරවීමට ප්‍රථම නිවේදනය […]

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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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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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