Sri Lanka Express


Mangala’s 30th Anniversary Bash
& the Price of Power

A Colombo-based media outlet publicizing “Khema’s Kolla” – Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s 30th anniversary in politics – mentions this in the laudatory piece: “It is believed that Mangala is particularly skillful in promoting foreign relations.”

The not-uncommon practice in Sri Lankan journalism of ignoring the basic 5 W’s rule is noteworthy here: who really believes Samaraweera has skillfully promoted his nation’s foreign relations?   

Read more about Mangala's quisling encounters with the U.S. ambassador in Colombo





CIA in Sri Lanka: Now targeting local
government, political parties

by  Hassina Leelarathna
Taking a closer look at what the CIA/NED- funded International Republican Institute which has a  history of prepping favored political parties and leaders for regime change and "color revolutions" is doing in Sri Lanka with pradeshiya sabhas and electoral registers.   
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