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”

Japan Pops the Tiger out of the Bag

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News  26 June – 02 July 2022 We’ve sat in the dark during power cuts, and we’ve witnessed Sri Lankans voice their frustrations in peaceful protest – US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Julie Chung, Chief Guest, 183rd AGM of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,Continue reading “Japan Pops the Tiger out of the Bag”

US-Indo ReColonization & IMF Death-Debt Trap

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News  24-30 April 2022 May May Day Unite All Workers to Say NO to the IMF! He may be a fool, but he’s our fool If you think you’re better than him, you’re wrong Randy Newman, Kingfish A man clambers up onto that iconic statue ofContinue reading “US-Indo ReColonization & IMF Death-Debt Trap”

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”

The Jailing of Craft & Other Crimes of the Arts

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 23-29 January 2022 Welcome to the 200th edition of ee. Bankers say it is a greater crime to rob a bank than to own a bank. Our economists say, it is a far greater crime to make a tractor than import a tractor.      Invaders,Continue reading “The Jailing of Craft & Other Crimes of the Arts”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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”

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