UN, IMF, Budget…All of a Piece

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 28 August – 03 September 2022 The current rage is to curse power cuts, politicians, and to spread despair, defeatism. So who will tell our children of the strivings to harness our own sources of energy? Of the luxurious exertions of the import-export merchants inContinue reading “UN, IMF, Budget…All of a Piece”

Sri Lanka as Slave to Oil Pirates in Singapore

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 20-26 March 2022 Oil scarcity? Power cuts? Look at the supermarkets, doors open, billowing air-conditioned (AC) air to the world! Cooling a warming globe, apparently. Look at all the obscene luxury cars on the road, each with only one occupant. Are they rushing to developContinue reading “Sri Lanka as Slave to Oil Pirates in Singapore”

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”

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”

Sinhala & The Class to Build a Country

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 14-20 November 2021 Chief Justice of Ceylon (1811-19) Sir Alexander Johnston demanded a policy of appointing Burghers to the public service: ‘Her Majesty’s Government… ought to show the most marked respect to all persons who are either descendants from Europeans, or who bear any resemblanceContinue reading “Sinhala & The Class to Build a Country”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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