Origins of a Whiter-than-White Civil Service in Sri Lanka

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 17-23 October 2021 There’s jokey anecdote about a visiting delegation from China in the 1980s, who were meeting government officials in Sri Lanka. They were introduced to a ‘Permanent Secretary’ in a powerful Ministry. ‘What in the heavens is a “Permanent Secretary?”’ One Chinese officialContinue reading “Origins of a Whiter-than-White Civil Service in Sri Lanka”

Arab & Indian Merchants in the Oceanic Slave Trade

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 10-16 October 2021 Merchant capital, when it holds a position of dominance, stands everywhere for a system of robbery, so that it is directly connected with plundering, piracy, kidnapping slaves and colonial conquest. Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 3 Whose private jet landed at Bandaranaike atContinue reading “Arab & Indian Merchants in the Oceanic Slave Trade”

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”

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