World Bank Hijacks Ministry of Finance

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 14-20 August 2022 The ruling class is disproportionately Muslim, Tamil & Christian – as well as descendants of Parsee, Sindhi, Chettiar & Gujarati immigrants. The 50-odd Parsees are the richest single community in the country, owning Abans, and much of Keells, CIC, Cargills, etc. MostContinue reading “World Bank Hijacks Ministry of Finance”

USA, Japan, & India Turn off the Lights

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 16-22 January 2022 Anyone hear the vroom of 500 million US dollars being paid to the white banks, last Tuesday? No clicking cameras, no clamorous reporters on location. How’s it done? Just a touch of a key? Who sent it from here? Who received itContinue reading “USA, Japan, & India Turn off the Lights”

The World Bank Driving Madness on Our Roads

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 26 December 2021 – 01 January 2022 30 people are killed or seriously mangled every day on Sri Lanka’s roads, wails the World Bank. 38,000 people annually. But they don’t blame themselves or the IMF. They plan to make it worse.      This ‘mass murderContinue reading “The World Bank Driving Madness on Our Roads”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

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”

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