Japan Yanks SriLankan Airlines

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 25 September – 01 October 2022 An Island editorial this week exposed – perhaps inadvertently – Japan’s sudden sumo moves in Sri Lanka: Japan is trying to further the interests of the strategic forum, QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), as a member, by intervening to enableContinue reading “Japan Yanks SriLankan Airlines”

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”

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”

Sex & the US Colony

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 02-08 January 2022 Ceaseless as waves jostling the shores are the spectacular duels and diversions of the capitalist media. Their gloomy blue moaning, suppurating white foams, spit sprays of silvery verbiage crashing upon the Black rocks of our primordial recalcitrance, eroding the golden sands andContinue reading “Sex & the US Colony”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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