Category: Colonial & Neo colonial

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

  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....

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Don’t sell my Mother: Are Portuguese-Dutch-British being replaced by India-China-US?

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...

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MCC – English ONLY is OK – Sinhala/Tamil is Not OK – where are the Hooles & the Howlers?

  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...

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

  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...

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

    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...

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Colombo East Terminal – why Sri Lanka can never trust India

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...