Powermonger Hands behind Sri Lanka’s Financial Crisis?

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake for VT Sri Lanka … with highlighting imposed by The Editor, Thuppahi

The writer, Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, is a Social and Medical Anthropologist, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka……. Links to Gospa News articles have been added by our Editorial Staff

 In Cherry Blossom lined Washington DC in the glare of global media last week Sri Lanka became the poster child of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF), Spring Meetings. The strategic Indian Ocean island’s pathetic plight featured on major media and television channels that craft the global narrative, with images of people in queues amid food, fuel, and medicine shortages due to its crashing currency, soaring cost of living and ‘Arab Spring’ style protests.

One of the wealthier nations in the South Asia region and listed as a lower Middle Income County (MIC), Sri Lanka with a population of 22 billion people had just defaulted on her debt payments – for the first time in the country’s history.  Global media imaging of the scenic island nation’s financial crisis served to affirm the relevance of the Washington Consensus and the Fund albeit as the “lender of last resorts”.

The timing of the Sri Lanka rupee’s crash against the “exorbitantly privileged” US dollar was as miraculous as the Easter Sunday hybrid war attacks in the tourism-dependent island that targeted Chinese-owned Shangri La and other luxury hotels, which were mysteriously claimed by Islamic State (ISIS) in 2019.

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6 responses to “Powermonger Hands behind Sri Lanka’s Financial Crisis?

  1. Filed under accountability

    Hmm… I’m really surprised that this was republished here. “Dr” Darini, the cuckoo covid-19 denier who coughed on the plebs who dared to ask her to mask up.

    • THIS is a Comment that is as snide as dirty as below the belt –from someone who is not prepared to reveal his or her face. While I could have debarred it, there is some VALUE in readers being made aare of the VERMIN who inhabit this our earth.

      • Michael Patrick O'Leary

        She does seem to be a little controversial. Are you satisfied with her bona fides?

  2. darini

    Yes, thanks for pointing this out Micheal. This also a form of gendered harassment.. questioning my qualifications… have been constantly stalked and harassed by various trolls and bots who clearly wish to silence critical voices and alternative perspectives. Recently the censorship of my work by mainstream press and various so-called liberal media has become pronounced, and Websites, like CPA’s Groundviews, started censorship with the Covid-19 project and this trend has been exacerbated with the Arab Spring Playbook operation this year…

  3. Michael Roberts as editor responding to PADRAIG O’LEARY, 26 April 2022: “i have known Darini for decades though we were in opposite camps on some issues and her links were with the Social Scientists’ Association (I think). Before defaming her work on any personal grounds why don’t you absorb (A) Nishan de Mel’s Video interview; (B) study TRUHTHSEEKER’s first analysis ….. and above all (C) absorb TRUTHSEEKER’s more recent entry ,,, viz = https://thuppahis.com/2022/04/27/the-yahapaalana-legacy-and-three-major-international-events-processes-driving-sri-lanka-to-bankruptcy/#more-61140

    • Michael Patrick O'Leary

      I am not defaming her at all. You made me aware of her. I just asked you what you knew about her. I do not have the energy to get involved in every issue that you present to me.

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