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”

Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka

The ee Archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 16-22 August 2020 “The first freedom of the press is not to be a business” Blackout is a Whiteout! • Wimalasurendra & Early Nationalism • Philip’s 1958 Agricultural Plan • US Boots for US markets •Continue reading “Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka”

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”

Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra?

ee archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra? e-Con e-News 26 July – 01 August 2020 • Sri Lanka’s Richest Man • Whites print paper – White-Blacks call it Money! “In a series of speeches made at the State Council, especially during 1933-34, Wimalasurendra identified the broad allianceContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of Wimalasurendra?”

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