Why waste the nation’s fuel?
Posted on January 31st, 2013

By Dr. Mrs. Mareena Thaha Reffai

When one tries to drive into the SLBC or Rupavahini cooperation one has to drive to Maitland crescent and instead  of  crossing over in  about 20 feet to the SLBC premises, one has to go all the way to the  end of the Maitland crescent and come back all the way through the Independent square, thanks to some  nit wit’s decision. The traffic is not heavy either.  Why, o why, such decisions are  taken without thinking of the inconvenience caused to the motorists?

What these decision makers do not realize is that the loss of man hours, the petrol and most of all the irritation it causes  – all are real loss to the nation, not to the motorists alone. On what basis they make this decision is known only to them. There is no trial, no assessment to see whether it really reduces the traffic  and no discussion on what  purpose it is made for.

And we Srilankans are so typical, we will talk about it and complain about it for a few days or weeks and then meekly accept the decision by any dimwit and fall in line. For we know when the suggestions to make a controlled study, the reply by the  top people is ” We could , but we KNOW  it will not make a difference”. How? Magic? Sasthra?  God only knows.

Is there any wonder our country is going downhill day by day?

 

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