SINGAPOREAN CHINESE AND INDIAN COMPANIES ENTRUSTED TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY GOVERNMENT IS THE AGENT ?
Posted on July 30th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

I read news items and statements read by the leaders in many forums about Singapore,  India and China are entrusted to develop Tricomalee, Colombo Port City , Hanbantota etc.

Prime  intention of the government is to fulfil the election promise of providing one million employment  and what else ?

Increase our foreign earnings? Develop our human resources? Increase agricultural output?

We also seek Singaporean assistance to develop our Civil Service?

What we need is a revolutionary strategy to develop our indigenous skills and change the mind-set of the decision makers .

I just want to ask one simple question .

Are ae we going to change the local rules and regulations related to environment on the land and the sea currently handled by the bureaucrats in following Organizations ?

Central Environment Authority

Cost Conservation Department

Marine Pollution Authority

Megapolis

Southern Development Authority

Cenetral Development agency

Agency for Strategic Development and investment

Sri Lank Port Authority

Provincial Authorities

As an example ,  I am having problems with all almost all the above authorities to get off a project in a 100 perch land with 5 million rupee investment to provide employment to about 100 workers. For last one year

I had to go to CEA in Galle five times and CCD five times to get a letter, They cited following reasons

Today Director is not here to sign

Next day director is there but no Typist

Next day both are there but the subject clerk is sick

Next day all of then have nor come to work because roads are blocked by fishermen

Last day there is a power cut an Typist cannot print the latter !

When Hambantota ,Port City and Trinco gets the nod to be developed by companies from countries mentioned  above ,government may have to take them out of  the jurisdiction of Sri Lanka laws governed by the Parliament  .

Otherwise our NGO’s and individuals will go to courts ( who are mainly involved in remanding people ,releasing them ,issuing enjoying orders and even give legal opinions and decisions    against action initiated by the parliament.) and stall any project by the State .

This may be the reason why the Prime Minister hinted that Port City will be governed under a   separate jurisdiction?

We may have to have Federal State Concept or Canton system like in Switzerland to fast track all the development plans in Sri Lanka

No Harward training will help to solve above problems unless we change ourselves

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

2 Responses to “SINGAPOREAN CHINESE AND INDIAN COMPANIES ENTRUSTED TO DEVELOP THE COUNTRY GOVERNMENT IS THE AGENT ?”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    Yahapalana government’s plan is to make Sri Lanka the battle ground on which contending powers – India, China, Jihadists and Western Christian powers will fight for our land and riches. May they perish before soon!

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    The Yahap appears intent on selling the country to outside interests. No checks and balances by Yahap !

    See the list of action to favor so called Development by Outsiders, especially INDIA :

    – ETCA
    – Sea tunnel to TAMIL NADU
    – 5,000 acre lots on 99 yrs leases to foreigners
    – New Constitution (what might that bring ?).

    If Yahap cannot develop Lanka while keeping to the Unitary Status of Lanka, and keeping the present ethnic balance intact, whilst looking after first the interests of the citizens of Lanka re jobs, land ownershiip etc., then it is time for the Yahap people to depart from leading the country and let Patriotic others do the job better.

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