පැන්ඩෝරාගේ පෙට්ටියෙන් ඉවත් වී සිතීම: බදු සැඟවීම සහ මූල්‍ය යටත්විජිතවාදය

ලොව පුරා පාලක පන්ති වලට තමන්ගේම රටවල් කොල්ලකෑමට හැකි නමුත් ඒ අනුමත එක්සත් ජනපදයේ සහ ඉංග්‍රිසි සැඟවුනු ස්ථාන වල කොල්ලය තබා ගත්තොත් පමණි.

Origins of a Whiter-than-White Civil Service in Sri Lanka

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 17-23 October 2021 There’s jokey anecdote about a visiting delegation from China in the 1980s, who were meeting government officials in Sri Lanka. They were introduced to a ‘Permanent Secretary’ in a powerful Ministry. ‘What in the heavens is a “Permanent Secretary?”’ One Chinese officialContinue reading “Origins of a Whiter-than-White Civil Service in Sri Lanka”

Arab & Indian Merchants in the Oceanic Slave Trade

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 10-16 October 2021 Merchant capital, when it holds a position of dominance, stands everywhere for a system of robbery, so that it is directly connected with plundering, piracy, kidnapping slaves and colonial conquest. Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 3 Whose private jet landed at Bandaranaike atContinue reading “Arab & Indian Merchants in the Oceanic Slave Trade”

Thinking Out of Pandora’s Box: Tax Hideouts & Fiscal Colonialism

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 3-9 October 2021 Ruling classes worldwide can rob their own countries but only if they keep their loot in approved US and English hideouts. This is what the US and English media warned the world this week. The best capitalist hideouts for loot are inContinue reading “Thinking Out of Pandora’s Box: Tax Hideouts & Fiscal Colonialism”

එක්සත් ජනපදය මන්නාරම් ද්‍රෝණියේ බලශක්ති සංචිත අල්ලා ගනියි

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 26 සැප්තැම්බර් – 02 ඔක්තෝම්බර් 2021  රාජාලියන්ගේ පිහාටු ඇඳගත් ගිජුළිහිණියෝ කැරකෙමින් සිටී. කැළඹවීම්වල , රුධීරයේ සහ තෙල්වල ගන්ධයද, ගෑස් සුළිද ඝන වෙමින් පවති. ඔවුන් එන්නේ – අපට අවසනයේ උපාංග මිලදී ගනිමින් ගෙවීමට සිදුවන –  ඖෂධ සහ අනියම් ආකාරයේ පාවිච්චි කරන ලද උපකරණ ‘දන් දෙමිනි’. නමුත් ඔවුන්Continue reading “එක්සත් ජනපදය මන්නාරම් ද්‍රෝණියේ බලශක්ති සංචිත අල්ලා ගනියි”

US Grabs Mannar Basin Energy Reserves

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 26 September – 02 October 2021 Vultures, dressed in eagles’ feathers, are circling. The odour of distemper, blood and oil and gas swirls thicker.      They come ‘donating’ medicines and fancy second-hand equipment – for which we will eventually pay by buying parts, etc. ButContinue reading “US Grabs Mannar Basin Energy Reserves”

Trade Bankers Strangle Sri Lanka’s Economy

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” 3rd Anniversary Issue e-Con e-News 19-25 September 2021 Binara Poya rose just before the autumn equinox of the northern hemisphere this year, auguring the drip drip drip of October’s intermonsoonal showers. Midst the Vassana retreat of the Sangha, the onset of the Maha rice season signals newContinue reading “Trade Bankers Strangle Sri Lanka’s Economy”

Scrap Fake Debts, Reject Rogue UN, Ban iNGOs

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 12-18 September 2021 In reality the UN is the legal card used by imperialist interests when brute force has failed. The sharing, the mixed, controlled joint-committees under guardianship are international means of torture to break the will of the people, cultivating anarchy, banditry and misery.Continue reading “Scrap Fake Debts, Reject Rogue UN, Ban iNGOs”

How to Buy a News Editor

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 05-11 September 2021 ‘If you read the media reports, you can realize the reasons… There have been so many reports without asking me.’ – Central Bank Governor WD Lakshman ‘I have been silent all this time while Sri Lankan media has been misquoting me, statingContinue reading “How to Buy a News Editor”

එන්නත් අධිරාජ්‍යවාදය: මානව හිමිකම්වලට එරෙහිව බුද්ධිමය දේපල අයිතිවාසිකම්

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 29 අගෝස්තු – 04 සැප්තැම්බර් 2021    19 වන සියවසේ ඉංග්‍රිසි දිසාපතිවරයාගේ දිනපොතෙන්   වතුකරයේ සැපදායක නිවාඩු ගතකරන නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ:  “අපි කුරුදු ඔයට ගියා. මේ සර්කිට් එකේදි මට හම්බ වුනා – මට කියන්න බෑ අහම්බයෙන්ද නැතනම් හම්බ වෙන්න නියම වෙලා තිබුණද  කියලා. තමන්‌ෙග් ඉඩම් අහිමි වුණ සියලුමContinue reading “එන්නත් අධිරාජ්‍යවාදය: මානව හිමිකම්වලට එරෙහිව බුද්ධිමය දේපල අයිතිවාසිකම්”

Vaccine Imperialism: Intellectual Property Rights vs Human Rights

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 29 August – 04 September 2021 From a 19th-century English Government Agent’s Diary in the salubrious ‘vacation’ and plantation district of Nuvara Eliya: “Went on to Kurundu Oya. I have met during this circuit – whether by accident or by design I cannot say –Continue reading “Vaccine Imperialism: Intellectual Property Rights vs Human Rights”

යුනිලීවර්, අයිඑම්එෆ්, ඔක්ස්ෆෑම් සහ ජිනීවා ක්‍රීඩා

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 22-28 අගෝස්තු 2021 එන්නත් ගොඩගසා ගැනීම සහ ඒවායේ පේටන්ට් බලපත්‍ර බෙදා ගැනීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කිරීම සියවසේ අපකීර්තිමත්ම  ‘මානව හිමිකම්’ උල්ලංඝනයයි. ධනවාදය කොවිඩ් වසංගතය දිග්ගසමින් ධනේශ්වරයේ පරිහානිය නැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු කරන අතරම, පරිසරයට හා මානව හිමිකම් කෙරෙහි තම ආදරය ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් සිටී. ධනේශ්වර මාධ්‍ය ද ව්‍යාකූලත්වය සහ භීතිය පතුරුවමින් සිටී. බහුජාතික සමාගම්, මානව සම්පත් කලමණාකරුවන්,Continue reading “යුනිලීවර්, අයිඑම්එෆ්, ඔක්ස්ෆෑම් සහ ජිනීවා ක්‍රීඩා”

Unilever, IMF, Oxfam & Geneva Games

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 22-28 August 2021 • The hoarding of vaccines and the refusal to share their patents is the ‘human rights’ scandal of the century. Capitalism is prolonging the Covid plague to halt capitalist decline, while proclaiming their love for the environment and human rights. The capitalistContinue reading “Unilever, IMF, Oxfam & Geneva Games”

මිලිටරිය, අධ්‍යාපනය, අයි ෆෝන් සහ සුද්දන්ගේ රොක් ඇන්ඩ් රෝල්

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 15-21 August 2021 ඇෆ්ගනිස්ථානයේ දී කී දෙනෙකු මියගියේ දැයි සෙවීමට‘How many killed in Afghanistan? යැයි ගූගල් කරන්න. එහි දී ලැබෙන්නේ මිය ගිය ඇමරිකානු සොල්දාදුවන් ගණන පමණි. එයින් අන්තර්ජාලය යනු කුමක්දැයි ඔබට සිහිපත්කර දෙයි. ඇමරිකානුවන්, ඉංග්‍රීසීන් සහ අනෙකුත් නේටෝ බලකායන් කාන්තාවන් කී දෙනෙකු මරා දැම්මේ ද යන්නContinue reading “මිලිටරිය, අධ්‍යාපනය, අයි ෆෝන් සහ සුද්දන්ගේ රොක් ඇන්ඩ් රෝල්”

The Military, Education, iPhones & White Rock’n’Roll

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 15-21 August 2021 • Search (google) for ‘How many killed in Afghanistan?’ It only gives numbers of US soldiers killed. This is just a reminder of what this internet is all about. There is also no exact data on how many women wereContinue reading “The Military, Education, iPhones & White Rock’n’Roll”

ජපානයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලාංකික කම්කරුවකු ඝාතනය කරයි?

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 08-14 August 2021 මේ ee  176 වන කලාපය යි – පෙර සෑම කලාපයක් මෙන්ම මේ කලාපය ද ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නූතන කාර්මීකරණය වෙනුවෙන් වෙන්කොට තිබේ. ග්‍රාමීය හා නාගරික කම්කරුවන්ගේ නිපුණතා ඉහළ නංවමින් නවීන යන්ත්‍ර නිපදවීමේ නිෂ්පාදන වෙනුවෙන් අපගේ ධන සම්පත් සියල්ල ආයෝජනය කළ යුතු බව ස්වෛරීයත්වය ඉල්ලා සිටී. ජපානයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය කම්කරුවකුContinue reading “ජපානයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලාංකික කම්කරුවකු ඝාතනය කරයි?”

Murder of a Sri Lankan Worker in Japan?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 08-14 August 2021 This is ee ‘s 176th issue – dedicated, as always, to the modern industrialization of Sri Lanka. Independence demands that all the ‘treasure of the realm’ be invested in modern machine-making production, raising rural and urban workers skills. • AContinue reading “Murder of a Sri Lankan Worker in Japan?”

ජිනීවා ගණිකා වෘත්තිය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට කාර්මීකරණය අහිමි කිරීම

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 01-07 August 2021 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ජූලි මාසයේ දී ගෙවීමට සිදු වූ ඊනියා ‘ණය’ ඩොලර් බිලියනය ඇත්තටම ගියේ කාගේ අතට ද? එය චීනයට ගියේ නම්, ඊනියා කලු සුද්දන්ගේ මාධ්‍ය මේවන විට උඩු බුරනු ඇත!මේ මාධ්‍ය බැටලුවන් මෙතරම්ම නිහඬ ඇයි? අනුරාධපුර රජරට ශිෂ්ඨාචාරයේ පැවති යකඩ හා වානේ නිෂ්පාදනයContinue reading “ජිනීවා ගණිකා වෘත්තිය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට කාර්මීකරණය අහිමි කිරීම”

Geneva Prostitution & The Ban on Industrialization

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 01-07 August 2021 That One Billion Dollars Sri Lanka had to pay in July as so-called ‘debt’ ongoing, where exactly did it go? If it were to China, the white-out media would be howling! Why are these media’s lambs so silent? • SouthContinue reading Geneva Prostitution & The Ban on Industrialization

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අන්තර්ජාලය පාලනය කරන්නේ කවුද?

“ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!” e-Con e-News 25-31 July 2021 විවේචකයෝ? ee  විවේචකයින් බොහෝ සිටිනවා. උදව් කරන්නන්? ඉතාම විවිධ වූ අය ටික දෙනෙක් ඉන්නවා. ඔව්! හොඳයි විවේචන මතින් ee  හොඳින් වර්ධනය වෙමින් තිබේ. ee  සිංහල භාෂා පරිවර්තනය ආරම්භ වූවා පමණි.  • ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අන්තර්ජාලය පාලනය කරන්නේ කවුද? 2004 දී ඉන්දියානු නැවක් නීති විරෝධීContinue reading “ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අන්තර්ජාලය පාලනය කරන්නේ කවුද?”

Who Controls Sri Lanka’s Internet?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 25-31 July 2021 Critics? ee has a plenty. Supporters? A few, yet they too can be variable. Anyways, why not? ee thrives on criticism. ee just started being translated into Sinhala. Much of ee is garnished from the English media. So why focusContinue reading “Who Controls Sri Lanka’s Internet?”

Unilever & Attacks on Our Sovereignty

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 18-24 July 2021 • Check out ee’s new Sinhala edition on our blog! • ‘The time for talk is over,’ said a 3wheeler driver to an ee correspondent: when asked for their opinion on the economy. ‘They won’t let the President we electedContinue reading “Unilever & Attacks on Our Sovereignty”

යුනිලීවර් සහ අපේ ස්වෛරීයත්වය

  blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!’ e-Con e-News 18-24 ජූලි 2021  ජනාධිපතිට උන් පාලනය ගෙනියන්න ඉඩදෙන්නේ නෑ! ආර්ථිකය පිළීබඳ තම මතය විමසූ ත්‍රී රෝද රියදුරරෙකු අපගේ ee  වාර්තා කරුවෙකුට පවසා තිබුණි. (බලන්න පාඨක අදහස්). • ‘ඔබගේ ගමන අත්‍යාවශ්‍යයි ද?’ – ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය ගැන සැතපුම් එකහමාරක් කතා කරන ඉංග්‍රීසීන්ට කිසිවිටෙකවත් එවැනි යහපත් දේ සඳහාContinue reading “යුනිලීවර් සහ අපේ ස්වෛරීයත්වය”

Maharaja’s MTV, Chettiar Bankers & Killer Import Mafia

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 10-17 July 2021 The Mirror does not reflect, it’s mere mirage. The Times is not about this hour but clings to the dying past. The Observer fails to discern, merely distract. The News is not new, but the same old, the same old.Continue reading “Maharaja’s MTV, Chettiar Bankers & Killer Import Mafia”

මහරාජාගේ MTVය, චෙට්ටියාර් බැංකු කරුවන් සහ මිනීමරු ආනයන මාෆියාව

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘ආර්ථික විද්‍යාව හැදෑරීමට පෙර ආර්ථික විද්‍යාඥයින් හදාරන්න!’ e-Con e-News 10-17 ජූලි 2021 ද මිරර් ප්‍රතිබිම්බය නොදක්වයි, එහි ඇත්තේ හුදු මිරිගුවක් පමණි. ද ටයිම්ස් මේ මොහොත නොව මිය යමින් ඇති අතීතයේ ගැලී සිටියි. ද ඔබ්සර්වර් පැහැදිළිව දකින්නට අසමත් වන අතර, අවධානය වෙනතකට යොමුකරවයි. ද නිව්ස් යනු නව දෙය නොවේ, ඒකාකාරී පැරණි දෙයමය. ටුඩේ අනාගතයContinue reading “මහරාජාගේ MTVය, චෙට්ටියාර් බැංකු කරුවන් සහ මිනීමරු ආනයන මාෆියාව”

Carbon-Conscious Standard Chartered Bank Prevents Making Vaccines

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 04-10 July 2021 The Maharaja Group is a large bulk importer of fertilizer, through their chemical subsidiary Harrison. Maharaja owns Sirasa and News1st TV, which are screaming themselves hoarse, against the chemical fertilizer ban, joining with other media in calling on peasants toContinue reading “Carbon-Conscious Standard Chartered Bank Prevents Making Vaccines”

The Corruption of Economists: Charge Hemas with Murder

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 27 June – 03 July 2021 Hemas Holdings, and other local importers of Big Pharma, should be charged with mass murder, and not just for spreading conspiracy theories in their mafia media. They’re accused of preventing the early use of the Sinopharm vaccineContinue reading “The Corruption of Economists: Charge Hemas with Murder”

Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 20-26 June 2021 Big Fs all dominated this week’s capitalist media: Fuel, Food, Finance, Pharma, Farming, Fertilizer, Foreign-investment! But the biggest F of all is the failure of banks to finance modern production. This, they ignore…. • Smuggling! Families of the merchant oligarchyContinue reading “Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery”

What About An Economic History of Sri Lanka?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 13-19 June 2021 If you know your history, then you’d know where I’m coming from, Then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the hell do you think I am? – Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier This ee’s special focus is on S.B.D. deContinue reading “What About An Economic History of Sri Lanka?”

Ransoming Vaccines & the Indispensable Minimum of Murder

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 06-12 June 2021 In virtually every colonial territory a certain number had to be killed before the survivors would accept the new prospects. This might even be said to introduce a new concept into the study of political economy – the indispensable minimumContinue reading “Ransoming Vaccines & the Indispensable Minimum of Murder”

Spin & Saturation, Investment & Industry

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 30 May – 05 June 2021 Spin & Saturation – Certain words and themes, images and ideas are banned by artists themselves, by poets and musicians and philosophers. Self-censorship is key. Public censorship is a blunt weapon. Multinationals, their import mafia, and theirContinue reading “Spin & Saturation, Investment & Industry”

Sinophobia & US Demands for Military Bases in Sri Lanka

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 23-29 May 2021 As ee types this issue, the southwest monsoon forms in the western seas. We’re watching Uber drivers park imported Hero motorcycles, and wearily take off imported helmets and plastic armour. They wipe imported majang from their eyes, and clear theirContinue reading “Sinophobia & US Demands for Military Bases in Sri Lanka”

Big Pharma & Vaccines: Life is a Lottery

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 16-22 May 2021 ‘There are 14 lottery draws per week… They announce producing a millionaire or a billionaire daily. They end up producing a millionaire once in a blue moon and many millions of poor daily.’      This ee recalls the synchronous post-1977Continue reading “Big Pharma & Vaccines: Life is a Lottery”

Mafia & Media Hitmen: Multinationals & Import Monopolies

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 09-15 May 2021 The Standard Oil Co (now ExxonMobil, Chevron, Caltex, etc.), accounts for our largest import bill. Unilever grabs 10% of everybody’s income here. They’re the leading mafia hitmen of the import monopolies – fuel, fertilizers, consumer goods, medicines, etc. – inContinue reading “Mafia & Media Hitmen: Multinationals & Import Monopolies”

Unilever, their Media Pulp & The Last Buffalo

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 02-08 May 2021 The hit songs headlining the media, the frowning of economists, the dismay of NGOs, etc., emanate from the songbooks of the US State and US Treasury Departments (who control the World Bank and the IMF), and the banksContinue reading “Unilever, their Media Pulp & The Last Buffalo”

Media, May Days & Precarity: Say Hello to the Working Class!

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 25 April – 01 May 2021 Unilever & Cancer – Appearing anxious about charges that England’s Unilever promotes and sells cancer-causing products in Sri Lanka, Unilever SL, which sells 300+ products through over 100,000 retailers here, this week convened a ‘scientificContinue reading “Media, May Days & Precarity: Say Hello to the Working Class!”

Bajajification, Bhutanization, Jihad & Fordism

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 18-24 April 2021 We won’t even ask why there are no real jewels in these local beauty queens’ crowns – or where those crown jewels did go? But who really controls Sri Lanka’s Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB)? The GSMBContinue reading “Bajajification, Bhutanization, Jihad & Fordism”

This Ocean called Indian: The Last Frontier?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 11-17 April 2021 A US warship this week violated India’s claim to its ‘Exclusive Economic Zone’ in the Bay of Bengal. Then an Indian warship, rather than challenging the US intrusion, instead entered Colombo Port to wish us happy new year!Continue reading “This Ocean called Indian: The Last Frontier?”

Postponing Independence for Another 50 Years?

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 4-10 April 2021 The 50th anniversary of the JVP uprising in April 1971 recalls the horrific consequences of driving people’s hopes up and then dashing them to the ground. Was the uprising an immunization campaign fronted by dedicated yet immature rebelsContinue reading “Postponing Independence for Another 50 Years?”

US Predator Blackstone Grabs Ceylon Glass & Quartz Deposits

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 27 March – 03 April 2021 Keep microfinance thugs out of our villages! Harass any UN official who dares interfere in the country! So recommends an ee Reader. And take the fight to the UN General Assembly, they add. ee fullyContinue reading “US Predator Blackstone Grabs Ceylon Glass & Quartz Deposits”

Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals!

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals! e-Con e-News 21-27 March 2021 Social media, news, gossip columns are abuzz with stories about ministers robbing the treasury, trees being cut (FB photos show lorries with logs in Moratuva, as if that town never had a furniture industryContinue reading “Monitor UN! Boycott Multinationals!”

Human Rights, Tree Rights & White Rites

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Human Rights, Tree Rights & White Rites e-Con e-News 14-20 March 2021 ‘The last people I will listen to is a white face on this issue’ – Philippines’ Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, thus discussed his country’s position on Myanmar.      Locsin fingers English perfidy in Myanmar,Continue reading “Human Rights, Tree Rights & White Rites”

National Media? International Amnesia!

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” National Media? International Amnesia! e-Con e-News 07-13 March 2021 Hush, baby, hush! Why all this fuss? The customs and the ports, the police and the courts, The hills, seas, beaches, sweat exported west, Don’t belong to us!         Yet! The beaches (and riversContinue reading “National Media? International Amnesia!”

The IMF Orchestra Performs Human Rights in Spring

archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The IMF Orchestra Performs Human Rights in Spring e-Con e-News 28 February – 06 March 2021 ‘For US Secretary of State Blinken, such horrific level of Covid deaths among his countrymen isn’t a human rights issue. Not a single state functionary in theContinue reading “The IMF Orchestra Performs Human Rights in Spring”

The Elephant-Plantation Conflict

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ The Elephant-Plantation Conflict Central Bank Governor Exposes Economists & Media e-Con e-News 21-27 February 2021 ‘The elephant-people conflict is complex, and its history dates back to English colonialism. Most elephants lived in the montane forests, with only a minority livingContinue reading “The Elephant-Plantation Conflict”

This Multinational Business of Multicultural Separatism

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com email: econenews@gmail.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” This Multinational Business of Multicultural Separatism e-Con e-News 14-20 February 2021 It’s that time of year again to go see the self-appointed white school principal wagging a cane (made out of ‘debt’ and ‘human rights’) behind their back: • Fidel Castro met ChileanContinue reading “This Multinational Business of Multicultural Separatism”

Unilever & the Corporate Hijacking of the UN

email: econenews@gmail.com, blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Unilever & the Corporate Hijacking of the UN e-Con e-News 07-13 February 2021 This is the 150th unbroken weekly issue of ee. This ee tracks how the UN went from claiming to represent countries to more overtly representing multinational corporations. • The EUContinue reading “Unilever & the Corporate Hijacking of the UN”

From Soulbury Independence to Geneva Governance

email: econenews@gmail.com, blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” From Soulbury Independence to Geneva Governance e-Con e-News 31 January – 06 February 2021 “Everything needs to be fixed in the context of international standards, in terms of human rights and labor law too” – League of Multinational Corporations in Sri Lanka SwissContinue reading “From Soulbury Independence to Geneva Governance”

The Continuing War to Prevent Sri Lanka’s Independence

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Continuing War to Prevent Sri Lanka’s Independence e-Con e-News 24-30 January 2021 History Lesson 101: There was a National Trust seminar on Sailing Ships of Serendib – In Search of Lost Nautical Culture this week. ee wonders if the seminar mentioned this: TheContinue reading “The Continuing War to Prevent Sri Lanka’s Independence”

The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence e-Con e-News 17-23 January 2021 Buying off local military officers by foreign agents is examined in an Island story this week (see ee Sovereignty, Deeper scrutiny of ‘intelligence related matters’)      Also, not a week goesContinue reading “The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence”

IMF Threats, IFC Munificence & The Anti-Investment Trader Mafia in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ IMF Threats, IFC Munificence & The Anti-Investment Trader Mafia in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 10-16 January 2021 ‘Take it or leave it’ – Was this an International Monetary Fund threat against the Sri Lankan government this week? This MCC-type ultimatum was delivered by JapaneseContinue reading “IMF Threats, IFC Munificence & The Anti-Investment Trader Mafia in Sri Lanka”

Demystifying Development Banks

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Demystifying Development Banks e-Con e-News 03-09 January 2021 ee scans the week’s English news about the economy ee pinpoints particular public pronouncements – most-times whitewash & sometimes inadvertent truth – by usually secretive capitalists, by their representatives in privately hijacked states ee elaborates onContinue reading “Demystifying Development Banks”

Science Research Ransomed Retaken Hostage

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Science Research Ransomed Retaken Hostage e-Con e-News 27 December 2020 – 02 January 2021 “We should not use the word privatization” Puckis Petti Packers! Say it fast, and you hear who really controls our economy!      ee is hallucinating: Are the powers listening toContinue reading “Science Research Ransomed Retaken Hostage”

US Threats & the Great Temple Robbery

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com This week’s illustration includes a Sri Lankan finger ring and headdress, ca. 16th-17C, of gold, rubies, and sapphires, stolen by Portugal, now held in that London Museum “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” US Threats & the Great Temple Robbery e-Con e-News 20-26 December 2020 “The king’s death was mostContinue reading “US Threats & the Great Temple Robbery”

UnMasking the Fraud & Farce of MicroFinance

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” UnMasking the Fraud & Farce of MicroFinance e-Con e-News 13-19 December 2020 Not a day passes by without encountering a worker whose three-wheeler has been ‘seized’ by a finance company for not making a payment, or is unable to repair their vehicle. Most ofContinue reading “UnMasking the Fraud & Farce of MicroFinance”

There’s No Fake Media: The Media is Fake

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” There’s No Fake Media. The Media is Fake.e-Con e-News 6-12 December 2020 “Secret agents, omen readers, and astrologers shall spread the news of devilish manifestations” – Kautilya Toolmakers and suppliers of gold-digging equipment made more money than gold diggers in the North American GoldContinue reading “There’s No Fake Media: The Media is Fake”

A War Economy is Inevitable

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” A War Economy is Inevitable e-Con e-News 30 November – 5 December 2020 “It is time the country moves up from conditions of merchant capital dominance to those of industrial capital dominance. An approach to generate profits through improving value addition in production processesContinue reading “A War Economy is Inevitable”

Male Menstruation, Fund Managers & More Media Myths

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Male Menstruation, Fund Managers & More Media Myths e-Con e-News 22-28 November 2020 This ee peeks at the origins of the 1997 capitalist crash in Asia. What happened to those economies made subject to the multinational corporations and banks, who took over capital flowsContinue reading “Male Menstruation, Fund Managers & More Media Myths”

EU Hybrid Wars & Financial Ratings

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” EU Hybrid Wars & Financial Ratings e-Con e-News 15-21 November 2020 Capitalist public media hides the real plans of the capitalists and spread diversions to promote division among people. They choose diversions by the phases of the moon. This week it was forests, beforeContinue reading “EU Hybrid Wars & Financial Ratings”

US Election Drones, Rogue English Civil Service & 1848 Uprising

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” US Election Drones, Rogue English Civil Service & 1848 Uprising e-Con e-News 8-14 November 2020 Those wailing about ‘dictatorship’ forget that the English, when under Japanese attack in World War 2, declared emergency rule. They imposed a war economy here, with restrictions on importsContinue reading “US Election Drones, Rogue English Civil Service & 1848 Uprising”

‘Docile’ Goviyo, Great Bank Robberies & Kapati Thinktanks

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” ‘Docile’ Goviyo, Great Bank Robberies & Kapati Thinktanks e-Con e-News 1-7 November 2020 Fingerprints left at the daylight hijacking of state-owned Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank also expose the hand of thinktanks (such as US-funded Advocata, state-funded Institute of Policy Studies) and formerContinue reading “‘Docile’ Goviyo, Great Bank Robberies & Kapati Thinktanks”

How Sri Lanka Became a US Colony in 1948

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” How Sri Lanka Became a US Colony in 1948 e-Con e-News 25-31 October 2020 Not Yet Nidhahasa  – Towering effigies of Ravana were burned across India on October 25, celebrating their annual Dussehra Festival. A fine week for US warmongers to descend on theContinue reading “How Sri Lanka Became a US Colony in 1948”

Pompeo Threatens to Divide Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Pompeo Threatens to Divide Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 18-24 October 2020 “You’ve made great planes to span the skies You give sight to the blind with other men’s eyes You even make submarines stay submerged for weeks But it don’t make sense you can’tContinue reading “Pompeo Threatens to Divide Sri Lanka”

Export-Quality-Only Economics Exposed!

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Export-Quality Only Economics Exposed! e-Con e-News 11-17 October 2020 “Where do these people keep their hearts? I do not know, but they leave them somewhere else… Ultimately, necessarily, they grow bored with all emotions, these people whom laws, people, institutions make fly down likeContinue reading “Export-Quality-Only Economics Exposed!”

Brandix & the Vulture Sandeshaya

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Brandix & the Vulture Sandeshaya e-Con e-News 04-10 October 2020 US Secretary of State & former CIA director, Mike Pompeo will land here on October 28, the US embassy informs Tamil media Thinnakural. He is coming to pressure Sri Lanka to fall in lineContinue reading “Brandix & the Vulture Sandeshaya”

Blinded Economists, Ratings, Monkey Armies & the Steel Makka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Blinded Economists & their Ratings, Monkey Armies & the Steel Makka e-Con e-News 27 September – 03 October 2020 • This ee exposes where our present ruling oligarchs come from: the role of these local “Ceylonese” collaborators with colonialism, who got their Portuguese, DutchContinue reading “Blinded Economists, Ratings, Monkey Armies & the Steel Makka”

No Media, No Map, No Plan?

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” 2nd Anniversary Issue: No Media, No Map, No Plan? e-Con e-News 20-26 September 2020 Murder, Modi & Mahinda • SWRD Assassins still Unexposed • China-Russia Alliance Is it mere coincidence that India’s PM Modi called Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister on the 61st anniversary ofContinue reading “No Media, No Map, No Plan?”

False Nationalism, False Industrialization in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” False Nationalism, False Industrialization in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 13-19 September 2020 • Why Merchants, Moneylenders & Landlords Rule • A Ministry of Steel? •  Gandhi vs Wimalasurendra • Local Auto Sourcing Promises • Media & the Dictatorship of Exports • Stockmarket High asContinue reading “False Nationalism, False Industrialization in Sri Lanka”

Banking on the Future Now

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Banking on the Future Now e-Con e-News 06 – 12 September 2020 • Major Banks Still Foreign-owned after 1948 • DJ Wimalasurendra vs DS Senanayake • World Bank Destroyed Cultivation Committees • WB to Control Local Banks? • Slaver & Opium Trader Buys VirtusaContinue reading “Banking on the Future Now”

Wimalasurendra Yaka Caused the Powercut!

 ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Wimalasurendra Yaka Caused the Powercut! e-Con e-News 30 August – 05 September 2020 Yankee Tremors • Naming Names • Ghosts in Broad Daylight • Aid, Land Theft, Experts & Body Parts • “Induced Seismicity” was blamed for tremors in Nuvara this week. One monthContinue reading “Wimalasurendra Yaka Caused the Powercut!”

Benito Cereno & Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Benito Cereno & Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 23-29 August 2020 Warning signs are flashing: the economy is about to encounter inflationary headwinds. Time ripens, with the sun hammering overhead, as all manner of NATO opportunists and their brown sahibs fish in a mud lake.Continue reading “Benito Cereno & Sri Lanka”

Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka

The ee Archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 16-22 August 2020 “The first freedom of the press is not to be a business” Blackout is a Whiteout! • Wimalasurendra & Early Nationalism • Philip’s 1958 Agricultural Plan • US Boots for US markets •Continue reading “Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka”

How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 09-15 August 2020 Hell, If it’s your choice To end up there Well, Be Prime Minister For just one day Else, Try being trustee At a temple For three…! The banning of his bookContinue reading “How British Petroleum Sabotaged Industrialization in Sri Lanka”

The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution

eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution e-Con e-News 02-08 August 2020 “Sir”, Philip told SWRD, “Your life itself is in danger…” As the sun set on October 1958, a foretelling rang out, with the murder of Dingiri Banda of Alawwa,Continue reading “The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution”

Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra?

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra? e-Con e-News 26 July – 01 August 2020 • Sri Lanka’s Richest Man • Whites print paper – White-Blacks call it Money! “In a series of speeches made at the State Council, especially during 1933-34, Wimalasurendra identified the broad allianceContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra?”

Who Finances the Financiers?

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Who Finances the Financiers? e-Con e-News 19-25 July 2020 • Death: Made in England • Igniting Hanuman’s Tales • US & EU Interfering in Elections •  Murder at the Central Bank • Et Tu Bajaj! • The War of the Road • Even theContinue reading “Who Finances the Financiers?”

Why Can’t We Make it Here? – Goes Viral!

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Why Can’t We Make it Here? – Goes Viral! e-Con e-News 12-18 July 2020 This ee is dedicated to Bhadra Gunatilake & Theja Gunawardana Kuvanna’s Song Kuvanna, tell us who made your spinning wheel? Who taught you to weave? Can our elders tell? ThoseContinue reading “Why Can’t We Make it Here? – Goes Viral!”

Cool Marx on Sri Lanka

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Cool Marx on Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 05-11 July 2020 “Some countries are more planned against than planning…” • Why Industrialize? • Historic Julie Hathai Mala Keliyai! • 1953 & 1956 • Rice Power “We do not want to industrialise for the sake ofContinue reading “Cool Marx on Sri Lanka”

2020: The Year of the Whitewash

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” 2020: The Year of the Whitewash e-Con e-News 28 June -04 July 2020 • 23 Port Unions Strike! • “Just Sit at the Front Desk and Look Pretty!“ Who are the 7%? • Warlords & Public-Private Partnerships! • Who are the 7%?” – TheContinue reading “2020: The Year of the Whitewash”

Make the Central Bank Independent of Capitalism

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Make the Central Bank Independent of Capitalism e-Con e-News 21-27 June 2020 1934 Ceylon Banking Commission • 1956 Ministry of Industries • No Lessons Learned • ‘Insurrection’ to Save Capitalism • Titanium Titanics • Finance’s Doom Loop • Unilever White&Lovely “The most urgent problemContinue reading “Make the Central Bank Independent of Capitalism”

Big Assets, Small Minds

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Big Assets, Small Minds e-Con e-News 14-20 June 2020 “A true industrial ecosystem like in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, produces the yarn, the cloth, the accessories, the machines and the parts” (see ee Focus, Small-Minded) “Observers have compared the power now exercised by asset managersContinue reading “Big Assets, Small Minds”

When Traders Masquerade as Industrialists: Recalling SBD de Silva

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” When Traders Masquerade as Industrialists: Recalling SBD de Silva e-Con e-News 07-13 June 2020 “Everywhere there is a push to ‘open the economy’. What is meant, of course, is to bring back, as soon as possible, the profit-seeking activities of capitalist firms. It’s anContinue reading “When Traders Masquerade as Industrialists: Recalling SBD de Silva”

A Spectre Haunts the Central Bank & the Home Market

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” A Spectre Haunts the Central Bank & the Home Market e-Con e-News 31 May – 6 June 2020 “After the crisis is over, we have to have an industrial policy that assures the USA has in any future crisis the ability to manufacture atContinue reading “A Spectre Haunts the Central Bank & the Home Market”

Victoria’s Dirty Secret: The Home Market

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Victoria’s Dirty Secret: The Home Market e-Con e-News 24-30 May 2020 • USAID Slush Fund Monkeys with Sri Lanka Election The US Trump government under the guise of Covid “assistance” to Sri Lanka, is providing over one billion rupees via the US State DepartmentContinue reading “Victoria’s Dirty Secret: The Home Market”

Bandung Buruvo, Bailouts & Giveaways

Archives: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Bandung Buruvo, Bailouts & Giveaways e-Con e-News 17-23 May 2020 The media is blaming the capitalist collapse on a virus. This ee shows how the multinational Unilever and its owners have been using Covid-19 to stage-manage a meltdown already in motion. (see ee Economists, Hudson).Continue reading “Bandung Buruvo, Bailouts & Giveaways”

Do Yashoda, Pooja, Kumar & Mahela know? – “It’s a War!”

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Do Yashoda, Pooja, Kumar & Mahela know? – “It’s a War!” e-Con e-News 10-16 May 2020 ee is rather curious about the South African government’s request to erect a statue of Nelson Mandela here as a model of freedom for Sri Lanka. This eeContinue reading “Do Yashoda, Pooja, Kumar & Mahela know? – “It’s a War!””

The Backlash Blues – Toppling Independent Governments

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Backlash Blues – Toppling Independent Governments e-Con e-News 03-09 May 2020 “The best form of foreign aid the US can give to countries is to abstain from interfering in their affairs.” – PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike, 1962, after the US Ambassador threatened to cutContinue reading “The Backlash Blues – Toppling Independent Governments”

May Day’s Viral General Strike

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” May Day’s Viral General Strike e-Con e-News 26 April – 02 May 2020 “Heaven and earth are in great turmoil, what an excellent opportunity!” It was a May Day like no other. In June 1954, journalist Rhoda de Silva wrote in Les Temps Moderne,Continue reading “May Day’s Viral General Strike”

Where Have All the Profits Gone?

For the full ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Where Have All the Profits Gone? e-Con e-News 18-25 April 2020 “When orthodoxy fails, heresy must come into its own” – GVS de Silva ee is ever fascinated by our history – and even more – ee has a nostalgia forContinue reading “Where Have All the Profits Gone?”

Flabbergasting Flipflops

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Flabbergasting Flipflops e-Con e-News 12-18 April 2020 Mangos tantalize on the trees. Flowers bloom! The air turns cool. The koha heralds. Happy New Year and a great life to ee Readers!      This year, midst a miasmaContinue reading “Flabbergasting Flipflops”

Is the Orgy of the Oligarchs Over Yet?

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” “If you know your history, then you’ll know where I’m coming from, Then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the hell do you think I am?” – BM & W Is the Orgy of the OligarchsContinue reading “Is the Orgy of the Oligarchs Over Yet?”

Steel is Rice & Rice is Steel

Please note the new address of our blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Steel is Rice & Rice is Steel e-Con e-News 29 March – 04 April 2020 “There are decades where nothing happens & weeks where decades happen…” (Guess who gave us this perfect epigram for these times? – seeContinue reading “Steel is Rice & Rice is Steel”

Who Rules? The State or the Import Merchants?

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Who Rules? The State or the Import Merchants? e-Con e-News 22-28 March 2020 At this vital hour, listen to this speech delivered by Philip Gunawardena to the scientific community of Sri Lanka in the 1960s, where heContinue reading “Who Rules? The State or the Import Merchants?”

Viral Wars as IMF Salivates

Please note the new address of our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Viral Wars as IMF Salivates e-Con e-News 15-21 March 2020 Contents: A1. Random Notes – States of Emergency • Spain Nationalizes Private Hospitals • Stockmarkets Crash as IMF Salivates • Daily Wage Workers & Lockdowns • MigrantContinue reading “Viral Wars as IMF Salivates”

The Time is Ripe for Economic Independence

Please note the new address of our ee blog: https://eesrilanka.wordpress.com/ “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Time is Ripe for Economic Independence e-Con e-News 8-14 February 2020 Contents: A1. Random Notes – • Student Death by Tyre & Work • Corona Bonanza for Banks • Undermining Public Health • Capitalists Blame CoronaContinue reading “The Time is Ripe for Economic Independence”

Corona & Local Industrialization

Our new blog carries ee’s 101 posts – eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Corona & Local Industrialization e-Con e-News 01-07 March 2020 A1. Random Notes – Mannar Basin • Shortage of Needles • West Asian Workers & Corona • Economy Vulnerability • Needed: A Plan for Rural Industrialization • Merchant SabotageContinue reading “Corona & Local Industrialization”

Unilever & The Hard Core

Please note the new site for our ee blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Unilever & The Hard Core e-Con e-News 23-29 February 2020 A1. Random Notes – Market Jitters, White Gods of Geneva Show Trial • Election Fever • MCC? Another Last Chance • Multinational Greenwash • Unilever & theContinue reading “Unilever & The Hard Core”

Tsunamis, Boothayas & a Maha Harvest of Media Clowns

Please note the new address of our ee blog: https://eesrilanka.wordpress.com/ “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Tsunamis, Boothayas & a Maha Harvest of Media Clowns e-Con e-News 16-22 February 2020 A1. Random Notes –  Who’d have thought in 1948? • Merchants Demonstrate on Pavements & Streets Everyday! • Mahindra-Ideal fake ‘Made-in-SL’ car •Continue reading “Tsunamis, Boothayas & a Maha Harvest of Media Clowns”

Indian Rhapsody, Geneva Jostle & Hollywood Pentagon

Indian Rhapsody, Geneva Jostle & Hollywood Pentagon e-Con e-News 09-15 February 2020 A1. Random Notes – Prepare for Geneva Outragification • MCC Selling National Birthright • Indian Bitters• Election Heats • Corona Time for Local Production • Singing White Anthems • Wetland Parks A2. Reader Comments – • JVP & Sirimavo • Oxygen • India,Continue reading “Indian Rhapsody, Geneva Jostle & Hollywood Pentagon”

The World as Their Keyboard: Multinationals & ‘Corruption’

e-Con e-News 02-08 February 2020 The World as Their Keyboard: Multinationals & ‘Corruption’ The Airbus fooferaw (“UL executive’s wife paid $2mn”) does not detail how all multinationals (representing merchant & industrial capital) pay bribes to officials to buy their machinery & ‘services’. Planes, let alone heavy machines, are bought this way all the time allContinue reading “The World as Their Keyboard: Multinationals & ‘Corruption’”

No Brexit for Lanka Yet

e-Con e-News 26 January – 1 February 2020 No Brexit for Lanka Yet Having entangled the government in variously odious economic and political intrigues, locally, regionally and internationally, the ruling merchants (led by multinationals) and usurers (now posing as microfinanciers) sit back, judge and smirk while attempts are made to extricate ourselves from this over-500-year-oldContinue reading “No Brexit for Lanka Yet”

All is Whitewash – No Media for Workers

Our new blog carries ee’s nearly 100 weekly posts “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” All is Whitewash – No Media for Workers e-Con e-News 19-25 January2020 Elections loom, money & propaganda (what capitalists call ‘public relations’) proliferate. Threats manufactured and real, multiply. Those funded ‘democrats’ against GR’s presidency, now grind their teethContinue reading “All is Whitewash – No Media for Workers”

Why South Korea Jails Capitalists!

A new blog carries ee’s nearly 100 weekly posts “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Why South Korea Jails Capitalists! e-Con e-News 12-18 January 2020 “The arrested capitalists were told they were ‘criminals on parole’ on condition they serve the nation!” This week saw a US envoy bulldozing in on visits by bothContinue reading “Why South Korea Jails Capitalists!”

The Daily Media Soap-Opera: Ye Olde Plantation Export Merchant Economy

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Daily Media Soap-Opera: Ye Olde Plantation Export Merchant Economy e-Con e-News 5-11 January2020 “Their love of money is a perfect disease”      The ee blog is still under construction. Please share it far & wide, with great caveats: There are many glitches & gaffes, so eeContinue reading “The Daily Media Soap-Opera: Ye Olde Plantation Export Merchant Economy”

Are Merchants More Democratic than Military?

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Are Merchants More Democratic than Military? e-Con e-News 29 December 2019 – 4 January 2020 Merchants are challenging the government by inflating prices astronomically. So who really runs the country? Are moneylenders and merchants more democratic than the military?   • President GR should make a surprise visitContinue reading “Are Merchants More Democratic than Military?”

Sri Lanka & Singapore Subjunctive – What Coulda Been!

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Sri Lanka & Singapore Subjunctive – What Coulda Been! e-Con e-News 22-28 December 2019 • Arjuna Mahendran has fled Singapore – a country that exports economists who lecture us on ‘rule of law’. They even lecture on ‘human rights’, even if that ‘city-state’ may not know ofContinue reading “Sri Lanka & Singapore Subjunctive – What Coulda Been!”

Nationalize the Banks

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Nationalize the Banks e-Con e-News 15-21 December 2019 • Did the Swiss inform the NYTimes first, before informing the govt about an alleged embassy abduction? What jilmaat will follow Nov’s Swiss Cheesiness? Splitting SLFP from SLPP before elections? • Singapore, opioid pulpit dispensing Rule of Law sermons,Continue reading “Nationalize the Banks”

The White Man in Decline & Further Fairytales

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The White Man in Decline & Further Fairytales e-Con e-News 08-14 December 2019 The pitiful Swiss fiasco in Colombo, intended to hide their facilitating of the escape of one of their local spies to Berne – part of the attempt to hobble a new President’s initiative –Continue reading “The White Man in Decline & Further Fairytales”

How to Bribe a Sri Lankan Economist

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” How to Bribe a Sri Lankan Economist e-Con e-News 01-07 December 2019  “The US Federal Reserve acted quickly in 2007 to ensure that banks all over the world had access to an adequate amount of dollar holdings to meet their obligations… For all the talk about theContinue reading “How to Bribe a Sri Lankan Economist”

Convenient Fairytales

Convenient Fairytales  e-Con e-News 24-30 November 2019 “Foisting the blame for the catastrophic defeat of the UNP-led alliance at the Nov 16 polls to elect Sri Lanka’s 7th Executive President, on ‘Sinhala Buddhist nationalism’ and a panicked security mindset consequent to Easter Sunday’s jihadist attacks is a convenient fairytale”  – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/191124/columns/the-november-polls-revenge-of-sri-lankas-enraged-electorate-379017.html “Convenient fairytales” just aboutContinue reading “Convenient Fairytales”

The Merchant Oligarchy’s “Boundless Ingenuity” at Derailing Independence

The Merchant Oligarchy’s “Boundless Ingenuity” at Derailing Independence e-Con e-News 16-23 November 2019 Most revealing was a plantation spokesman proclaiming: “The business community accepts the choice of the people…” – So what happens when they choose not to accept the people’s verdict? Thiththa Aththa – Bitter Truth! cry movie posters splattering streetscapes around the country’sContinue reading “The Merchant Oligarchy’s “Boundless Ingenuity” at Derailing Independence”

Lanka & Bolivia, Graphite & Lithium

Lanka & Bolivia, Graphite & Lithium e-Con e-News 10-15 November 2019 What links the MCC land grab & mineral grab of graphite mines in Karasnagla, announced this week, along the proposed MCC Colombo-Trincomalee corridor? This election-eve ee explains the links between Lanka & Bolivia, Graphite & Lithium… (see Random Notes, also ee Focus, B1 &Continue reading “Lanka & Bolivia, Graphite & Lithium”

MCC! It’s Just Not Cricket!

MCC! It’s Just Not Cricket! e-Con e-News 03-09 November 2019 Contents: A1. Random Notes – Indian Fog • Imperialist Citadels & White Settler Satellites Obstruct Gota • Fear of Majority • Nonalignment or Independence • Shifting MCC Deadlines • Hidden Tenancy • MCC Origins in Bush War Terror • MCC wants our Home Market •Continue reading “MCC! It’s Just Not Cricket!”

The P&O – A Portly Exposé

The P&O – A Portly Exposé e-Con e-News 27 October – 02 November 2019 “The first roadblock to the Hambantota Port project was placed by P&O,” recalls the Island newspaper. “If Hambantota was developed as a major hub port it would have posed a threat to Indian ports, like Nhava Shiva developed by P&O andContinue reading “The P&O – A Portly Exposé”

A Centre for ‘Wealth Analysis’ Now!

A Centre for ‘Wealth Analysis’ Now! e-Con e-News 20-26 October 2019 A1. Random Notes: Dedicated Officials • Sinhala Justice, Floods & Debt • A Centre for Wealth Analysis Now! A2. Reader Comments:  39 dead in truck –Who are the English recruitment agencies? • Tax holidays Bull • Norway goes to Temple? •  India’s trains inContinue reading “A Centre for ‘Wealth Analysis’ Now!”

Novel Confessions & Partially Spilled Beans

Novel Confessions & Partially Spilled Beans e-Con e-News 13-19 October 2019 • Can the courts – having appeared ‘liberal’ in their last judgement by favoring Gotabhaya Rajapakshe – suddenly change their mind, preventing if not trammeling his candidacy? What destabilization of the country could they enact, as with their shortsighted rulings last December, to forestallContinue reading “Novel Confessions & Partially Spilled Beans”

Exposing the Real Assassins of SWRD Bandaranaike

Exposing the Real Assassins of SWRD Bandaranaike e-Con e-News 06-12 October 2019 A New Branch of Political Economy – “The Indispensable Minimum of Murder” • News stories of the 60th anniversary of the murder of SWRD Bandaranaike resounded the high-church media chorus that SWRD was killed by Buddhist monks. This ee offers fresh evidence, basedContinue reading “Exposing the Real Assassins of SWRD Bandaranaike”

Priorities for a New Lanka

Priorities for a New Lanka e-Con e-News 29 September – 05 October 2019 1834 Lanka in the World • English officials sent a police sergeant disguised as opium-seller to investigate Sinhale chieftain, First Adigar Molligoda’s involvement in plot to poison the English Governor and principal officials at a banquet. • Another ‘treasonable conspiracy’ of BhikkhusContinue reading “Priorities for a New Lanka”

Making Made-in-Sri-Lanka

Making Made-in-Sri-Lanka e-Con e-News 22-28 September 2019 Contents A1. Random Notes – 60th Anniversary of the SWRD Assassination, Hora MBAs & the Foreign University Game, That not-so-International Bookfair, Chennaification, Unilever’s Ad Industry, UNP Harvard Advisor & MCC Planner Resigns from IADB due to Theft A2. Reader Comments –“What is a “War Crime”? Whispering Economic TheoryContinue reading “Making Made-in-Sri-Lanka”

1st ee Anniversary Bumper Issue

1st ee Anniversary Bumper Issue e-Con e-News 15-21 September 2019 Contents: A1. Random Notes – • Pajero vs White Van • Central Bank is the Scandal • Silly Sallys • SWRD & Anagarika • 1st ee Anniversary • Swadeshi • Henry VIII • Sri Lanka as Kanatte for Japan Auto! A2. Reader Comments – •Continue reading “1st ee Anniversary Bumper Issue”

On the Origins of Modern Banks in our World

On the Origins of Modern Banks in our World e-Con e-News 08-14 September 2019 Contents A1. Random Notes – Singapore Sally & Central Bank, PR & Stealing the Home Market, Bohra International A2. Reader Comments A3. Quotes of the Week B. ee Focus B1. A Micro-History of the Origins of the Central Bank in IndiaContinue reading “On the Origins of Modern Banks in our World”

Privatizing State-Owned SL Banks

Privatizing State-Owned SL Banks e-Con e-News 01-07 September 2019 Our last ee raised the ire of key-thunking akademiks, intimate and afar, requesting less ambiguity, more precision and the god-almighty footnote. And yet, a simple internet search would surely verify: that US ambassador Gufler met SWRD minutes before that fateful bullet. As for US emissaries ‘overseeing’Continue reading “Privatizing State-Owned SL Banks”

The Missing Children of 1956

The Missing Children of 1956 e-Con e-News 25-31 August 2019 The assassination of SWRD Bandaranaike, 60 years ago on September 25, 1959, took place during the decades that saw the US taking over English ‘colonies’ after their WW2, accelerating the overthrow and murder of leaders and movements across Asia, Africa & the Americas, especially those promoting industrialization, thoseContinue reading “The Missing Children of 1956”

The Pride of the Nation – 20th Century Industrialization in Sri Lanka

The Pride of the Nation – 20th Century Industrialization in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 17-24 August 2019 • This is the 70th ee so far, examining how the economy can be transformed. This ee surveys the significant yet straitjacketed attempts to establish industrialization in Sri Lanka throughout the 20thC.      100 local industries were set upContinue reading “The Pride of the Nation – 20th Century Industrialization in Sri Lanka”

Central Bank Special

Central Bank Special e-Con e-News 11-17 August 2019  • So, will it be: Election or Jilmaat? Assassination, coup,  invasion, mass murder? Bewailing corruption, they proclaim technocracy. Flaunting transparency, good governance, rule of law, they plunder the banks. Do capitalist media and election fanfare really divulge privatized ploys? Will foreign armies and local warlords (yes, behindContinue reading “Central Bank Special”

IMF Independence & the Central Bank

IMF Independence & the Central Bank e-Con e-News 04-10 August 2019 • On August 5, India’s government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of Jammu & Kashmir state (pop: 12 million), pouring 38,000 more troops, imposing curfew, shutting down internet connections, mobile and landline phones, arresting opposition, carving the state in 2, with eastern Ladakh under directContinue reading “IMF Independence & the Central Bank”

Sri Lanka’s Security a Threat to India?

Sri Lanka’s Security a Threat to India? e-Con e-News 27 July-03 Aug 2019  A1. Readers Comments A2. Random Notes A3. Quotes of the Week A4. History – 1819 Lanka in the World B. ee Focus B1. “Why publish for the sake of publishing?” – SBD de Silva B2. India claims Sri Lanka’s security challenges aContinue reading “Sri Lanka’s Security a Threat to India?”

Karava, the Fishing Industry & the Rise of Capitalism in the 19th Century

Karava, the Fishing Industry & the Rise of Capitalism in the 19th Century e-Con e-News 21-27 July 2019  A1. Random Notes A2. Quotes of the Week A3. History – 1802 Lanka in the World B. ee Focus B1.  The 2000 Newton Gunasinghe Memorial Lecture by Prof. SBD de Silva: Karava, the Fishing Industry & theContinue reading “Karava, the Fishing Industry & the Rise of Capitalism in the 19th Century”

Import Monopoly Blocks Industrialization

Import Monopoly Inhibits Industrialization e-Con e-News June 30 – July 6 2019 • With court cases being filed here and there, attempts to prevent Gotabhaya Rajapakse from contesting the Presidency are reaching a crescendo, and diversions abound. The Yahapalana government now in hasty retreat from, if not abrogation of, all its high ideals, is tryingContinue reading “Import Monopoly Blocks Industrialization”

Rand Corporation Grabs Kadirgamar Institute

Rand Corporation Grabs Kadirgamar Institute e-Con e-News 23-29 June 2019 A. Random Notes, Quotes of the Week, Reader Comments What Sturm und Drang next? What will Lankan Babies Look Like in 2070? White Pepsi Revolution What is Rand Corp? What of Kadirigamar? Why is CITI Bank so Bullish on Bonds? Did the Trade Deficit ReallyContinue reading “Rand Corporation Grabs Kadirgamar Institute”

Plantation Mafia & the Political Path of Workers’ Struggle

__________________________________________________________  Plantation Mafia & the Political Path of Workers’ Struggle e-Con e-News 17-22 June 2019 __________________________________________________________ This issue of ee, calling up the spirit of SBD de Silva, is also dedicated to the two sharecroppers ee met in front of the Colombo Museum, who had to come all the way from Matara to deal withContinue reading “Plantation Mafia & the Political Path of Workers’ Struggle”

SBD de Silva & the Central Bank

__________________________________________________________ SBD de Silva & the Central Bank e-Con e-News 9-15 June 2019 __________________________________________________________ This ee begins with a series of anecdotes about SBD de Silva’s life and work. A small part of this has already been excerpted (bowdlerized…errr, mcCarthy-ized) for the newspapers • It has been one year since the last of our firstContinue reading “SBD de Silva & the Central Bank”

Memories of a Great Guru II

Memories of a Great Guru II e-Con e-News 2-8 June 2019 1912: London gave only English officials a huge rise in salary, despite a Salaries Commission stating: “The classes most urgently in need of relief are peons, process servers, railway porters, vaccinators & employees of that type and the large army of minor clerks.” WorkersContinue reading “Memories of a Great Guru II”

ACSA, SOFA & Diego Garcia

ACSA, SOFA & Diego Garcia e-Con e-News 2019 May 19-25 Poson Perahera, 1870: “20,000 men from all parts of the country come and go annually without a single policeman being there and, as the Magistrate, I can only say that anything to surpass their decorum and sobriety of conduct, it is impossible to conceive. SuchContinue reading “ACSA, SOFA & Diego Garcia”

Political Disconnect Muddles Foreign Policy

Political Disconnect Muddles Foreign Policy e-Con e-News 2019 May 12-May 18  1799: English claimed that on September 23, Prime Minister Pilimatalava offered to assassinate king Sri Vickrama Rajasinha, if the English sponsored him to the throne. Colvin R. De Silva wrote that Pilimatalava had no intention of surrendering Kandy to the English. His policy wasContinue reading “Political Disconnect Muddles Foreign Policy”