US, India, UN – A Web of White Lies

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 17-23 July 2022 Over the radio I hear the victory bulletins of the scum of the earth. Curiously I examine a map of the continent… I can still see a small door. – Bertolt Brecht, 1940 ‘European ambassadors gave President GR an “ultimatum”, a “lastContinue reading “US, India, UN – A Web of White Lies”

Sri Lanka’s Head on the Block

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 03-09 July 2022 The most valuable colonial possession on the globe, giving to our Indian Empire a security it had not enjoyed from its first establishment – English PM William Pitt, after the Dutch ‘ceded’ Ceylon, 1802 Far from Ukraine, Sri Lanka is the epicenterContinue reading “Sri Lanka’s Head on the Block”

IMF Delays Dollars to Fuel the Flames

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 12-18 June 2022 Much of what is depicted as vast corruption is ‘accepted as standard procedure‘ in business and banks – John Whitehead, former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman, former US Deputy Secretary of State Everything needs to be fixed in the context of international standards, inContinue reading “IMF Delays Dollars to Fuel the Flames”

IMF Cowboys & Indians Wage Oil Wars in Rambukkana

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 17-23 April 2022 The IMF & Rambukkana – Queues were allowed to lengthen at that filling station in Rambukkana in the days leading up to fateful Tuesday (19th). On Monday the 18th, people had accused staff at the filling station of withholding stocks of fuelContinue reading “IMF Cowboys & Indians Wage Oil Wars in Rambukkana”

GI Jane & Jai Jawan: US & Indian Oil War Games in Sri Lanka

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 27 March – 02 April 2022 A US Naval Warfare College study recommends escalating energy policy to strangle nations: ‘Sharply rising commodity prices resulting from NATO’s expansion against Russia have prompted comparisons with the 1973 oil crisis. But this energy shock is different, and arguablyContinue reading “GI Jane & Jai Jawan: US & Indian Oil War Games in Sri Lanka”

Ceylon Tobacco Company & Multinational Spy Networks

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 30 January – 05 February 2022 Top Pharma importer and fake ‘local’ drug manufacturer Hemas reported this week, it’s joining oil multinationals US Exxon-Chevron and French Total, in quitting Myanmar: NATO is escalating another terrorist war there on its government and people. Meanwhile the USContinue reading “Ceylon Tobacco Company & Multinational Spy Networks”

BlockChains, Supply Chains, Slave Chains & Small Change

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 19-25 December 2021 What language do bats speak? Vavuluva – Bat-ese or Bat-ish – was a 1939 poem by Rapiyel Tennakoon making fun of such pseudo-luminaries as German philologist Wilhelm Geiger, mis-translator of the famed Sinhala chronicle The Mahavamsa. The Bat is ‘Sir’ DB Jayatilleka,Continue reading “BlockChains, Supply Chains, Slave Chains & Small Change”

Import-Export Mafia, Drug Lords, Media Barons & Flexible Workers

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 5-11 December 2021 An ‘international drug mafia’ and ‘fraudulent business operations’ were identified as ‘major challenges’ in Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa’s 2022 budget speech. This mafia, if you believe the capitalist media, is led by people with Sinhala village names – Makandure Madush, et.Continue reading “Import-Export Mafia, Drug Lords, Media Barons & Flexible Workers”

Killing the Lights: Ruin Peasants, Export Workers

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 28 November – 04 December 2021 “…uppermost in Wimalasurendra’s mind was the harnessing of the Laxapana waters to produce hydroelectricity and to supply ‘lakhs of lights’ as the name Laxapana implies. 9 long years later, a project based on the original proposals of Wimalasurendra butContinue reading “Killing the Lights: Ruin Peasants, Export Workers”

How England Prevented Science Education in Sri Lanka

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 7-13 November 2021 England’s abolition of Queen’s College in Colombo in 1870 was a blow to would-be engineering students in Sri Lanka. In colonized India, engineering schools were producing engineers by the 1850s, yet this was blocked here. The English thus thwarted education in theContinue reading “How England Prevented Science Education in Sri Lanka”

Sri Lanka Still Dancing in Lipton’s Circus

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 31 October – 6 November  2021 Sri Lanka’s President, speaking at the COP26 enviro-farce in Glasgow, from where Thomas Lipton and his tea business was unleashed on the world, could’ve pointed to that Scottish city’s landmarks: built up from the English plunder of Sri Lanka:Continue reading “Sri Lanka Still Dancing in Lipton’s Circus”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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