Sri Lanka, Long Defended by IMF, Now Slammed for Rajapaksa Tax Games

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Sri Lanka, Long Defended by IMF, Now Slammed for Rajapaksa Tax Games

UNITED NATIONS, December 3 — The International Monetary Fund, after giving Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa government money in July 2009 just after its “Bloodbath on the Beach,” has today belatedly acknowledged that things did not work out as the government projected.

Will Ban Blithely Bless UN Censorship Alliance, Despite Pro-Sri Lanka Trolling?

By Matthew Russell Lee
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Will Ban Blithely Bless UN Censorship Alliance, Despite Pro-Sri Lanka Trolling?

UNITED NATIONS, November 30 — Each December like clockwork UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had read out canned remarks praising the leadership of the United Nations Correspondents Association.

But what makes this year different?

By Matthew Russell Lee

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