The US Demands Military Bases in Sri Lanka

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News  03-09 April 2022 The Rains are Here! A Happy New Year! Importers are Protesting! The US & EU & England & India are Protesting! Colombo 7 is Protesting! The People too are Protesting! Who shall Prevail? This ee unearths the origins and role, of theContinue reading “The US Demands Military Bases in Sri Lanka”

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”

Germany Delivers Sermons on Freedom to Sri Lanka

 “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 24-30 October 2021 “SWRD is remembered for kicking the English out. You’ll be remembered for bringing them back in!“      This is how LSSP politician Colvin R de Silva shot down a proposal by SLFP leader Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1974 to send Lal Jayawardena (sonContinue reading “Germany Delivers Sermons on Freedom to Sri Lanka”

Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery

blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 20-26 June 2021 Big Fs all dominated this week’s capitalist media: Fuel, Food, Finance, Pharma, Farming, Fertilizer, Foreign-investment! But the biggest F of all is the failure of banks to finance modern production. This, they ignore…. • Smuggling! Families of the merchant oligarchyContinue reading “Capitalism’s New Fair & Lovely Plastic Surgery”

The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence e-Con e-News 17-23 January 2021 Buying off local military officers by foreign agents is examined in an Island story this week (see ee Sovereignty, Deeper scrutiny of ‘intelligence related matters’)      Also, not a week goesContinue reading “The UN, Separatism & the Mechanics of Independence”

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”

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