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1. We have come out with our grand report titled :

"The BRI Status: A Grand Report" on Its Present and Future.

Here is a thread on the same.
#BRI #China


@ShawnG927 @jenny_kjacobs @tiffanymeier_ @NoCCPGenocide @UMM1776 The status of the Belt and ...
2. "The #BRI Status: A Grand Report on Its Present and Future" sheds light on numerous challenges faced by BRI like:
cost overruns,
environmental damage,
funding issues,
repeated delays,
lack of progress,
and poor quality of development.
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3. According to our investigation, 62.8% of the countries that have joined the #BRI are #developing countries, while around 17% are #developed countries.

This suggests that the BRI is primarily focused on developing countries.
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Hope the rumours about Mahinda Rajapaksa becoming PM are true. No politician captures the essence of #SriLanka's rotten political culture quite like Ranil and MR. Having them together as President and PM would help make sense of the past 20 years of #SriLankan politics. #lka 1/ Image
MR became President of this nation twice without any significant academic qualifications, exceptional intelligence or in-depth knowledge on important matters. His recipe for success is simply his unmatched charisma, his talent for maintaining political friendships, and.. 2/
his ultra-masculine personality. He has blazed a trail for any future politician who wants to enter politics purely to gain power and engage in corruption, and we're already seeing many who have been inspired by him in parliament. 3/
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Long Thread:

China's “Pearl of Strings" Vs Bharat's “Diamond Necklace"!

Modern day wars are not to conquer Land Parcels, but to control Trade & Economies!

#China was lucky to be given a Free Hand by #UPA govt of CONgress which literally slept over Strategic Issues.

#China increased it's presence in Indian Ocean rampantly till 2014 through its Debt Trap Diplomacy to suit it's #StringsOfPearls strategy to contain Bharat's hold in Indian Ocean.

It created a ring around Bharat through strategically placed Nations.

How was it being done?

Via debt-trap policy! China lured strategically located nations around #Bharat to borrow Infra Loans. Once indebted, #China pressurized them to support its Geostrategic interests. This way, China got Control over Chittagong
(Bangladesh),Karachi &Gwadar Port(Pakistan) and...

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🔴Why did the Indian Peace-Keeping Mission in Sri-Lanka Failed

24 March 2023 marks the 23rd anniversary of withdrawal of Indian troops from Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ranjan Wijeratne as he watched turbaned Sikh soldiers of the Indian Peace-Keeping Force board a...
..ship while a military band played "Auld Lang Syne’ said "They came on a peace mission, but then they got bogged down". The Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War was the deployment of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka intended to perform a peacekeeping role.
The deployment followed the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord between India and Sri Lanka of 1987 which was intended to end the #SriLankan Civil War between militant Sri Lankan #Tamil nationalists, principally the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (#LTTE), and the Sri Lankan military.
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Women’s Movements in South Asian Countries - A 🧵

Movements of women's rights in #SouthAsia can be traced on junctures of striving for justice in social issues & handling external (often post-colonial) influences.

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In #India, it was 1980 when the Mathura rape case propelled an anti-rape feminist-led movement that remains the biggest wave till today.

But the current wave spreads beyond protection against sexual violence, to economic rights and has taken up significant digital space.

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In #Pakistan, Women Action Forum (WAF) remained the face of women’s movement through 1980s & beyond.

A fresh start came about in 2018 when yearly demonstration called ‘Aurat March’ surfaced. Its momentum has equally met with backlash from different segments of society.

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#Tamil nationalist movement leader #PazhaNedumaran claims on Monday, 13 February that #LTTE leader #VelupillaiPrabhakaran is alive and well.

It was believed that Prabhakaran was slain by #SriLankan forces in May 2009, when photos of his body were released
Pazha Nedumaran further said that they are in “touch with” Prabhakaran. Prabhakaran was the head of LTTE, a combatant separatist organisation which led a civil war for Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority

His family is in touch with me", claims Tamil Nationalist Leader Pazha Nedumaran.
Part1 of a video from 1989, where the LTTE chief Prabhakaran talks about Aryan - Dravidian Divide and about how he perceived the Indian State as Aryan enemies.
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Oil tanker "Super Eastern" carrying 10.6 million liters (9,000 metric tonnes) of diesel donated by #China 🇨🇳to #SriLankan farmers and fishermen has left 🇸🇬Singapore and is scheduled to berth at the Colombo Port 🇱🇰 tomorrow (26). Image
The oil tanker "Super Eastern" berthed at the Colombo Port this morning. Unloading of the 10.6 million liters diesel will start after sample testing. It will be handed over to 🇱🇰 Ministry of Energy and distributed to needy farmers & fishermen immediately.

Supplier: PetroChina 🇨🇳 ImageImage
On Sunday morning, #Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong boarded the oil tanker "Super Eastern" and handed over the 10.6 million litres of 🇨🇳 diesel donation to #SriLankan farmers & fishermen through related 🇱🇰 ministries.

Distribution will start soon under a mutually agreed modality. ImageImageImageImage
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US senators issue stmt to say the international community must continue to push for justice, transparency, and accountability for human rights violations committed during the civil war to help the people of #SriLanka move forward. 🙏…
The full senate resolution calls for full funding for the #SriLankan accountability project
It’s also pretty forthright about @GotabayaR government in #lka
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#srilanka told UN in Geneva the Office on Missing Persons .@ompsrilanka is "inquiring" -
why hasn't it summoned the 58 Div commander from May 2009 @SilvaShavendra to ask why HUNDREDS of people inclu 29 babies & kids disappeared in his custody - named here Ali Sabry to HRC 12 sęp 2022 for detai
@ompsrilanka @SilvaShavendra Meanwhile read .@JDSLanka story from year ago on how @ompsrilanka has been asking families for TWENTY documents as part of this "inquiry" process & pushing DEATH certificates.
@ompsrilanka @SilvaShavendra @JDSLanka & look what happened to the thousands of families of the disappeared from 1989 period -… - who testified to presidential commissions & never got truth let alone justice.
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1. #MaxHastings needs to bone up before sketchily declaiming ‘#histrionics in the #West’ about #ChineseBeltandRoad #lending, @thetimes 30 July 22, p 33. Becoming, like that #LeCarré, another raging '#nationaltreasure' discharging disaffected drivel.
2. Surmises of #moralequivalence between #Chinese and #Western rapacity by #MaxHastings are tenuous. #Pakistanieconomists, long critical of the #BRI, would remind him how 27% of #Islamabad’s #externaldebt, $90bn as of April 2021, is now owed to #Beijing.
3. #Pakistan, since 1988, has been bailed out 12 times and in talks for a thirteenth reprieve as it requires at least $41bn to sustain #foreignexchangereserves. #IMF suspicion of #dodgyChinese #powercompanies borne out in recent #reports.
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For every #SriLankan who saw protestors at #GGG being assaulted by the #military & said "if they are doing this in #Colombo, can you imagine what happened to #Tamils in the #North & #East?" ENOUGH! There is no need to imagine, we know! 1/8
There are enough videos, films, still photographs, eye witness testimony, survivor testimony #UN reports, & other expert reports to clearly lay out what happened in #Mullivaikkal & before, was #CrimesAgainstHumanity, #WarCrimes & #Genocide. You chose not to believe! 2/8
There are 100's of people who died getting that information of #WarCrimes out of the #WarZone. Too many #journalists & #activists were killed, attacked, jailed, #tortured & exiled trying to disseminate that information, because you chose not to believe. 3/8
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At present, the #SriLankan economy is extremely precarious. Although the former government’s budget projected revenue of SLR 2.3 trillion, SLR 1.6 trillion is the realistic projection of this year’s revenue: PM of Sri Lanka #RanilWickremesinghe, in #Colombo

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The estimated govt expenditure for this year is SLR 3.3 trillion. However, due to increase in interest rates & addl expenditure of ex-govt, total govt expenditure is SLR 4 trillion. Budget deficit for the yr is SLR 2.4 trillion. This amount equals 13% of the #GDP: PM of Sri Lanka
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MOVING TO BALI FOR A #SRILANKAN 🏝! So here is a 🧵 on how you can potentially move to Bali, live here, and earn a source of foreign revenue while in #Bali. Keep in mind Indonesia is not a straightforward option for long-term migration, but an option for short/medium term stays.
So, I would like to reiterate that Indonesia is NOT a long-term migration option. As far as I know, there is no direct route for a PR, unless an employer sponsors you for a job. But, it is a great way to get away from the #EconomicCrisisLK at least in the short /medium term.
Right, so diving into it, Indonesia offers a visa called a B211A visa that allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 days. The visa is initially given for 60 days, with 4x extensions of 30 days each. You can legally stay here, rent apartments/villas, and open a bank AC.
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A Sri Lankan friend tonight told me people outside the country asked her if she's safe, what with the protests and all. People are asking me also it's safe to travel to #SriLanka. Some even cancelled out of fear.
Here's my uncharacteristic message:
1. It's totally SAFE, peaceful. The protests are historic, unites the country. #SriLankaProtests in Galle Face in Colombo are inspiring to visit. Families are taking their kids.
If you don't like such things, fly into Colombo & drive/train to other parts. They're stunning.
2. #SriLankaEconomicCrisis needs dollars, so travel to this beautiful island, spend without guilt. There is fuel shortage so don't plan road trips. Take train, eat local. Trust me, it's better.
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Hi what's up? Oks as I promised saya akan bikin thread terakhir dari trilogi perjalanan Zara Rutherford, yang mungkin akan lebih mengharu-biru :

"Zara Returns Home" Image
Day 128
-December 24-

Setelah menunggu sehari gara2 cuaca buruk, Zara akhirnya bisa lanjut cabs ke destinasi selanjutnya - Singapura. Rumor yang beredar dia pengen nonton Witan Sulaeman cs. Tapi sebelum berangkat, lagi2 ada ramah tamah dan foto bareng selebtweet kondang @spz4le Image
..perjalanan yang menegangkan, karena @fly_zolo harus berpacu melawan hujan dan diminta berputar-putar dulu di atas Batam dsk.. ImageImage
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Think the private sector always does thinks better? And cleaner? And right? Read how Hingurana Sugar has been sucked dry via an interesting mechanism by #LOLC and #Brown. Great work by #SriLankan National Audit Office. via @TimesOnlineLK…
Hingurana sugar factory is run jointly by the Government and private entities Brown & Company PLC and Lanka ORIX Leasing Company PLC (LOLC). #LOLC took billions worth of loans for the business at soaring interest rates from its associate companies.
The sugar company's operations were repeatedly funded through loans obtained from LOLC subsidiaries “under abnormal terms and comparatively higher interest rates”. Some were taken on compound interest, resulting in high finance costs, the NAO found
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🧵Three by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Exile:

#OnThisDay @DalaiLama was awarded #NobelPeacePrize, the only #Buddhist religious leader thus honored (#MLK nominated @thichnhathanh in '67).

Many associate #Tibet w/ him+ other monks in red robes--

What about nuns? Celebrations at Majnu Ka Ti...
2/ "Some feminists from the West cud accuse me by saying, ‘The #DalaiLama is the authority but he doesn’t help the nuns.’"

Yes, @DalaiLama has often faced the accusation that the #TibetanBuddhist tradition doesn't give nuns the same rights as monks.…

3/ 🚨🚨🚨 Of the 8 reps of #TibetanBuddhism in the current Parliament in Exile– two each from Gelug, Kagyu, Sakya, Nyigma sects– **all** are monks; so are the two members from pre-Buddhist Bon religion.

(Though ~1/3 of MPs from provinces U-Tsang, Dhotoe+ Dhomey are women.)

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Our report on #torture & sexual violence by #srilankan police (including TID) & army - some of it in known police stations - in the last 2 years under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. #lka

@UNHumanRights Press releases in English #tamil & #sinhala at above link.
@UNHumanRights In this report we draw the linkages to the past, examining how the security forces used similar tactics (& white vans) in 1987-90 against mainly #Sinhalese. Those who survived were called "returned prisoners" Drawing on old .@amnesty reports & the commissions .@iqbals37 sat on.
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As we come up to UN #victimsoftorture day (26 June) let's recall the #srilanka security forces' 'White Vans' (synonymous with abduction & #torture - & sometimes disappearance) date back to the JVP era. They don't really stop & start, depending on the government in power - alas.
In 1989 an .@amnesty report said "in a typical case, plainclothes armed men arrived at the victims' home at night, travelling in Pajero keeps or Hiace vans...usually they gave no explanation for taking away the victim..."…
@amnesty President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in 2019: "May be our intelligence agencies used Hi Ace vans which are white. I did not introduce it. It happened under all the previous Governments".

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"A Greek Catholic priest heads a large xenophobic protest against two people with Sri Lankan origins in Romania and force them out"…

@ENARHungary #srilanka #lka
@ENARHungary If this is not @racism against #POC then what is it?

Two #Srilankan men are facing a tough reality of brute #racism in #Romania. This shows that we need to prioritize building an #inclusive #EU.

@DCRGunawardena @ECRI_CoE @EUNetworkPAD @MigrantTales
@ENARHungary @racism @DCRGunawardena @ECRI_CoE @EUNetworkPAD @MigrantTales Thanks to @euronews many in #Europe are following if #Romanian institutions & @MMFPSPV @_PolitiaRomana_ will guarantee the safety and well being of the two #SriLankans. Every person in the #EU has the right to be free from any form of discrimination based on racist biases. Image
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We strongly denounce the systematic efforts of those who attack Europeans with Asian origins over #coronavirus. This disgusting #racist & #xenophobic rhetoric divides our people & stands to threaten our shared European values. #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus @KMTaylorBerlin @MPriv_o @_LICRA_ Image
@KMTaylorBerlin @MPriv_o @_LICRA_ @ARDIEuroParl @EP_Justice @FriendsofEurope @EURightsAgency @GVedeux @helenadalli @forum_ADYFE @PICUM_post @razzismobs @MDI_UK "In the US, government propaganda and pop culture at the time spread wildly racist and inaccurate images of Chinese people as unclean, uncivilized, immoral, & a threat to society."

#JeNeSuisPasUnVirus #coronavirus @jessieyeung8 @_LICRA_…
@KMTaylorBerlin @MPriv_o @_LICRA_ @ARDIEuroParl @EP_Justice @FriendsofEurope @EURightsAgency @GVedeux @helenadalli @forum_ADYFE @PICUM_post @razzismobs @MDI_UK @jessieyeung8 Just like during SARS outbreak Corona virus has exposed the racist attack against Asians.

Racist memes target Chinese eating habits, but the real causes of the coronavirus are more mundane.

#JeNeSuisPasUnVirus #coronavirus @BeijingPalmer
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April 21
Report: Multiple explosions hit #Colombo, other parts of Sri Lanka
By @PressTV
April 21

Report: Explosions hit two Sri Lankan churches, two #Colombo hotels
By @PressTV
April 21
Report: At least 80 injured in Sri Lanka church blasts

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Okay, after the photo of the Zahrân Hâshim with a weapon in front of the well-known flag used among others by #IS and the intelligence memo mentioning him and the group blamed by the #SriLankan gov. for the attacks leaked, I think it rather likely that he was involved.
The guy has been described as pro-#IS, so the remaining question is whether this is directed or inspired. Considering that the information mentioned in the memo seems to have come from India, I believe in an Indian connection to all this.
The first group of Indians who joined #IS belonged to Ansâr al-Tawhîd fî Bilâd al-Hind. Their leader Sultân Amrâr came from the southern Indian state of Karnataka which is bordering Tamil Nadu and has a Tamil minority. His brother Muhammad is likely still around somewhere.
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