Category: International Issues

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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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Reply to Daily Telegraph UK: Sri Lanka’s Landslide victory

  This is in reply to the fearmongering article by Qadirjah Irshad titled “Sri Lanka PM claims landslide victory, strengthening Rajapakse family’s hand. The dynasty is accused of corruption & nepotism, and the result...

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

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...

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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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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...

Yahapalana, USAID & DAI – Democratic Governance & Accountability Scorecard! 0

Yahapalana, USAID & DAI – Democratic Governance & Accountability Scorecard!

  Regime Change in 2015 was quick to roll out plenty of good governance initiatives. One such was the $13.7m Strengthening Democratic Governance & Accountability Project (SDGAP) to reform Sri Lanka’s public sector. USAID...