As for the pot launching, is it a move to help the Meti Amathi to boast greater sales? Our Pavithradevi outdid even the PM of New Zealand in claiming victory; while the PM of NZ was totally justified in patting herself and her officials on their backs. Methinks mighty power does not only corrupt mightily but twists the brain cells of the mighty one so they go berserk resulting in madness. Aotearoa also doesn’t have things like Karma and beliefs that one can rectify some accumulated sins by paying them off with suffering in one’s present life, to cloud the issue. Indian CEOs lead formidable companies: Shantanu Narayen, Adobe; Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, the parent company of Google; Satya Narayana Nadella, Microsoft; Rajeev Suri, Nokia; Punit Renjen, Deloitte; Vasant Narasimhan, Novartis; Ajaypal Singh Banga, Mastercard; and Ivan Manuel Menezes, Diageo, just to name a few. We have seen such decisions SO many times, haven’t we? (For Whites, it’s $65,902.) I actually saw a cartoon depicting this and rather than laugh, it brought tears to my eyes. So ‘bye for now. Indian Americans are a formidable ethnic group in the USA. In such instances, instead of handing over the total project to foreign sources at a higher cost, the government should raise foreign funds and implement them locally because the local costs are considerably lower, and that means the foreign funds needed are significantly less than giving the entire project to foreign sources. The marijuana story seems to be a much closer run race. Biden had 220 from Electoral College and Trump 213. After all, one does not have to crow when one does not compromise on principles such as sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. This places Sri Lanka at a serious disadvantage that is bound to be exploited by India. So incredibly proud of you, sis! These Indians are, literally and metaphorically, a gold mountain. Their frog in the well thinking and unashamed sycophancy has compromised the whole country. Cheers and sycophant calls. Harris’ sister, Maya, a prominent lawyer (she became Dean of a law school at 29), was Harris’ campaign manager in 2020. US-Lanka militaryalliance in the wake of Pompeo visit, Why SLC needs to back Khwaja as next ICC Chairman, Jayasuriya blitz from an umpiring perspective, Origin of second corona wave remains a mystery, Copyright © 2020 Upali Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd. Here is Aotearoa we have the preliminary results of the two referenda we voted on at the general election, out today. What is at stake is pure and simple exploitation couched in smooth language based on “principles” such as free and open Indo-Pacific on the surface while exploiting what belongs to others beneath that geographic surface. As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, there was considerable apprehension as to whether the government would sign the MCC agreement, notwithstanding the opposition to it ever since the public came to know of its existence. In Parliament on Tuesday 3, Sajith P, spoke well against the Health Minister’s misplaced optimism while another opposition member suggested it would be better if the Health Minister threw herself in the river, instead of dropping pots. And more in like vein from the man determined not to accept defeat. The irony in such a situation for India is that it shed blood to rid itself of colonialism, and later banded with other former colonial states to be fully free of colonial exploitation, but would itself become a coloniser and exploiter under the new relationship with the US, all in the name of “national interest”. These threats arise primarily because most countries in the region have territorial issues with China, starting with the artificial islands that China created in the South China sea. The final result of the referendum is another two weeks away. Jealousy that prevents them from taking actions that would be beneficial to the populace but detrimental to them and their families. But I did wonder why Harris did not talk about her Indian origins. Kamala Harris is an Indian-American from her mom's side. In this regard, Sri Lanka has to prepare itself to address how it is to structure the state including the institutions of government that best suits its own security, geography and its cultural roots under a new Constitution. Her mother met her father at UC Berkeley. Senator from California since 2017 and will now run alongside Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. elections. Your guess is as good as mine with regard to what else is owned by China! On August 12, 2020, democratic candidate for President of the United States Joe Biden officially chose California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. I know death is on my dance card but I am not chasing after it, nor running away.–KD ... Kamala Devi Sacred Sex Author Promote Your Page Too. This is going to be the toughest one of all and nothing short of a miracle is going to save our beloved country this time. Such advantages are often exploited by major powers to the detriment of the smaller States. However, following talks with Secretary Pompeo, the President has reportedly informed his Ministers that the MCC Agreement would not be signed. America because of the money we will HAVE to accept from them and then, according to our yapping chorus the land we will have to hand over and other insinuations like American GI’s being above the Countries laws. Cassandra in many articles, living up to her fame on foreseeing the future (not that in this instance it needed any foreseeing at all) cried: “I see the second wave approaching!” That was when she commented in this column of the mass partying at live TV shows of song and dance. These shifts have transformed the geostrategic impact of Pompeo’s visit into a geopolitical one, and in the process have shaken the foundation of India/Sri Lanka relations. Trump winning or losing are both predicted to be utterly chaotic. Narrow minded, strait-laced (read as over 60 Caucasian) and God fearing (read as pacific islander communities) New Zealand, has won the day. Cass believes it would have been better to quietly return to cricket than remind people that the pinnacle of cricket passed judgment on him for a proven breaking of the rules of conduct, honesty and ethics. Page 12", Clippings about Kamala Devi and Chuck Connors,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 03:25. As a child, she went to a black Baptist church as well as a Hindu temple. Judging from the countries he visited––India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam––the Secretary’s whirlwind visits were to strengthen geostrategic ties with these countries as a measure of preparedness to counter the growing dominance of China in the Indo-Pacific region. We can only place palms together in gratitude to the Health Service personnel, most doctors, police and armed forces. The idea was welcomed but took time to germinate. She also led the debate team, demonstrated against apartheid and was the chairman of the economics society. That day when a little girl from Oaktown became the first black woman to be a major-party vice-presidential nominee... In fact, it was so big that the MCC Compact with Sri Lanka amounted to small change. Apart from this, Sri Lanka has no issues with China or any other country. Kamala Harris is the first woman of colour and Asian-American to be picked for a vice-presidential run. Solution by. The said virus was almost re-invited in with his bristles by carelessness overtaking most Sri Lankans, taking the Minister of Health’s assurance that dear ole Sri Lanka was free of COVID-19 around the time the 20A was being vociferously championed. Besides, how is this decision so important when the fact that ALL of you may be quadruple citizens soon, is being ignored? When Dinesh Gunawardena was Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply, a proposal was made to Dr. P.B. Now that India has abandoned its former policy and committed to a new relationship with the USA and the QUAD, India’s bona fides as far as Sri Lanka is concerned become questionable because there is a credibility deficit. Cass quotes them below: “Trump’s political style makes one wonder whether he is of Sri Lankan descent.” Cass adds: and more a black dictator than those who rule African banana republics. “I can’t wait to get home to tell my parents”, she said. She was a breast cancer researcher. Late Shyamala Gopalan, was who emigrated to America from India, was born in Madras (now Chennai). The report states: “A second official said the Indian link up with the US Central Command and African Command indicates that the two countries have bonded on hard security issues. 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Their contact tracing, effective quarantine and treating of patients, calls for loud hosannas. I want the USA to do well. I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate. The Island stated two shared-by-many-facts spot-on in its editorial of 3 November. This could effectively make all of you quadruple citizens! So, I am glad that the Biden-Harris partnership offers hope for a much needed change. By way of a real life experience, where this has benefited and continues to benefit the country is in the field of Water Supply. They both actively took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Shayamalan Gopalan, Harris’ mother, left Madras at the age of 19 to study in the USA, and, after obtaining her PhD, became a cancer researcher. Kamala Devi was born on October 8, 1933 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. She held office from 2004 to 2011. Sri Lanka has to gear itself to face the emerging challenges arising from the dynamics of the newly forged US/India relationship. Sri Lanka also has a prominent link to Harris. We eagerly await the appointment of the new cabinet and other ministers, here, in Aotearoa. The arrival of US Secretary of State Micheal Pompeo days before the US presidential election has been a cause for much speculation. In this regard, Sri Lanka should keep India informed only of the major trends of such an exercise not with the hope of securing India’s acquiescence, but as a matter of courtesy. But, now that she is the Democratic Parties’ nominee for the Vice Presidency, her Indian heritage has received wider publicity and is certainly an asset. But “educated” members of society I cannot fathom. Maybe when you read this on Friday 6, the American voting results would be out, but as things seem to be in the cards, power from one president to another will definitely not be passed on peacefully. The prediction is that legalisation of recreational Marijuana will come to Aotearoa, sooner or later even if this referendum deems otherwise. With time and patience, today, out of a total of forty-four (44) small and medium scale Water Supply Projects throughout the country, twenty-two (22) are being implemented using local funding. What happened in India would transform a geostrategic alliance with Quad partners into one that would have far-reaching geopolitical implications because its current relationship with the US would affect relations with all its neighbours such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and others.