I was going through a supermarket checkout in Alabama when the cheerful cashier, a young Black woman, and I got into a conversation. By Rajitha Ratwatte She held office from 2004 to 2011. Discouraging it was to see statistics: 71% Americans are white; while Hispanics and Black Americans who will surely vote for Biden are in sharply contrasting minorities. In the meantime, Sri Lanka should revisit and refashion its economic strategies on the lines recommended above, thereby underscoring its commitment to the country’s Sovereignty, Independence and Territorial Integrity. Maybe it is because they chose to stick to their safe jobs with servants and chauffeurs and didn’t have the courage to venture into a new life? Within two days of Harris being named the VP nominee, $23 million in donations flowed into the Democratic Party campaign, although how much came from the Indian American community is not known. Here is Aotearoa we have the preliminary results of the two referenda we voted on at the general election, out today. 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. In fact, to call them dogs by insinuating that they yap is a grave insult to our canine friends! Such vital information gives India a clear and distinct advantage over Sri Lanka, that it did not have before. Narrow minded, strait-laced (read as over 60 Caucasian) and God fearing (read as pacific islander communities) New Zealand, has won the day. I actually saw a cartoon depicting this and rather than laugh, it brought tears to my eyes. In fact, it was so big that the MCC Compact with Sri Lanka amounted to small change. 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.

When I told her it meant “moon”, her face lit up with joy.

The way the Pearl is dissolving, India may own the North, America a broad swathe of the middle and China the rest of the Country that of course you have your closely guarded and deeply protected citizenship of.

“I can’t wait to get home to tell my parents”, she said. Oh, may that first number go beyond 270.

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. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Did her parents name her Kamala because they liked how it sounded?

Biden had 220 from Electoral College and Trump 213. This agreement will give India access to topographical, nautical and aeronautical data vital for pinpointed attacks using missiles and armed drones… BECA clears the path for India acquiring armed drones in the first instance and at a later date, fighter aircraft. Years later, when I heard of Kamala Harris the Senator, I wondered at her first name, knowing she was Black. fromoutsidethepearl@gmail.com. She didn’t. Jealousy that prevents them from taking actions that would be beneficial to the populace but detrimental to them and their families. Let’s applaud aloud! Kamala Devi was born on October 8, 1933 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. 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. By not making an official statement to this effect and embarrassing its guest for the sake of gaining cheap political capital, the government has acted with maturity and good taste. These Indians are, literally and metaphorically, a gold mountain. Besides, how is this decision so important when the fact that ALL of you may be quadruple citizens soon, is being ignored? The die has been cast for a strong Indo-US relationship, and it will not matter who wins the American presidential election on November 3”. I lived through the war, I knew the real fear of not knowing if you or your family would make it home every evening due to suicide bombers.

So, 47% are for approval and there are still some “special votes” which are votes cast by people from outside their usual place of residence to be counted. Sri Lanka has the know-how and capability to undertake large scale Water Supply Projects as well. 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.

The issue however is the lack of funding. We eagerly await the appointment of the new cabinet and other ministers, here, in Aotearoa. As part of this exercise what Secretary Pompeo and the US Secretary Defence, Mark Esper, achieved in India was a total makeover of India’s image globally; a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement has now become an ally of the US and committed member of the Quad. I want to share the pain and desperation that will be coming to each and every one of you, I hurt, I bleed, I cry for you, my beloved mother country. Her mother met her father at UC Berkeley. 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. 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. A tax that can be increased annually as in tobacco tax. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sm4ctGCNPU, Read: Barack Obama Issues High Praise For Joe Biden's VP Pick Kamala Harris; Says 'nailed It', Read: Trump Surprised By Democrats' VP Pick: 'Kamala Harris Nasty, Disrespectful To Joe Biden', Read: US Senator Kamala Harris Opposes Use Of Tear Gas On Protesters Amid COVID-19, Read: George Floyd Death: Kamala Harris Slams Rand Paul For Rejecting Anti-lynching Bill, Removal of Shivaji Maharaj statue: BJP pans role of Congress MLA, dares Sena to protest, Ashok Gehlot offers to resign after Sachin Pilot retuns to Congress fold: Sources, 'Rahul signed 2008 Congress-China memo with covert intelligence wing of CCP': Jethmalani, Kapil Sibal fires 'opportunism' jibe on Sachin Pilot's return to Congress in Rajasthan, 'Sachin Pilot committed to Congress', says Party gen-secy; panel to address grievances, In TRP case, OpIndia to hand over witness coercion tapes to CBI on November 6 at 2 pm, OTV, Prag News & News Live newsrooms join Republic TV & Republic Bharat; Unite for Arnab, Maharashtra HRC summons DCP Zone III for initiation of chapter proceedings against Arnab, 10 things about Kamala Harris: From middle name 'Devi' to her career as a prosecutor, Barack Obama Issues High Praise For Joe Biden's VP Pick Kamala Harris; Says 'nailed It', Trump Surprised By Democrats' VP Pick: 'Kamala Harris Nasty, Disrespectful To Joe Biden', US Senator Kamala Harris Opposes Use Of Tear Gas On Protesters Amid COVID-19, George Floyd Death: Kamala Harris Slams Rand Paul For Rejecting Anti-lynching Bill. Although the stated principle reaffirms the age old international practice of freedom of navigation, the QUAD is essentially a military strategic alliance to counter emerging threats from China in the Indo-Pacific region.

Her parents got divorced when she was just 7 years old. November 4: 1.30 pm (local); approx 4.00 am NY time, Donald Trump appears before family, friends, peers, supporters and has the gumption to say: “As far as I am concerned, we’ve already won.” “The vote counting must now stop.”. California Senator Kamala Devi Harris is Joe Biden's running mate in the upcoming Presidential election. 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. 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”.