French national severely assaulted in Matara    News item……
Posted on August 5th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

IGP was boasting about beating up demonstrators  without killing them .We had news during last regime about local politicians killing  an Israeli from UK .We also  heard how sons of big shots roaming in car parks beating others and also getting beaten up .We heard about sportsmen getting killed with the connivance some big shots .

Then cam Yahaplanaya where the main topic is getting rid of thuggery .

Police should act better than this to eradicate this menace.

I remember ,when I came for a visit more than 40 years ago and travelled to Maskeliya and visited our school friend who was a Sub inspector of Police and he took us around in his jeep

He saw some youngsters sitting on a culvert doing nothing, He stopped the jeep and asked them what they were doing and they confirmed negative .He called them in filth and chased them away with a furious face and turned to us and smiled and said police should behave like this otherwise they will  not listen to us

40 Years ago , in the capital of Azerbaijan where I was working in an Oil and Gas field on training .During a week-end I was walking in the town and a young man seeing a foreigner ,  joined me and walked along talking to me.

A Militzia ( soviet policeman ) whom we passed shouted If something happens to the foreigner ,I will chop your head off !

Young man slowly walked away .

Few weeks back I was walking along Galle Face carrying a long umbrella ,very peacefully. I noted that a young man looks like a drug addict pestering a young white couple sitting on a bench, and I noted the frustration on their face for not being able to get away from him

Police booth was nearby  but the cop  was (cat)  napping

I pointed my long umbrella which had a  long pointed end to the young man and just said what Mokada”??

He treated

At my age I was trying to be a hero for which my wife blasted me later , but that is the way any  vigilant ( ante)  citizen should act .

Today with Human rights ,Yahaplanaya in the forefront ,we will never be able establish discipline unless good brave young policemen are deployed to withhold law and order

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

One Response to “French national severely assaulted in Matara    News item……”

  1. plumblossom Says:

    Mr. Sarath Obeysekara Sir,

    Prior to initiating any project you must carry out a feasibility study. For this you will have to hire a consultancy. Once you have carried out your feasibility study, you will have to approach the CEA and provide them with your feasibility study report and proposed plans etc. and the CEA will ask you to carry out an initial environmental examination or an environmental impact assessment. For this, you will have to hire a specialist consultancy. Once you have carried out your IEE or EIA to the satisfaction of the CEA, then only will you get the permission from the CEA to go ahead with the proposed project. This process is so that your project complies with the environmental laws of the country, especially the ecological aspects etc.

    Additionally you will have to comply with resettlement and compensation issues if your project inconveniences or displaces any persons etc. To comply with the country’s resettlement and compensation legislation. you will have to hire sociologist and will have to come up with a resettlement plan depending on your individual situation. Any in event, you will have to comply with the national resettlement and compensation legislation.

    Once you obtain the necessary permission from the CEA, and prior to the pre-construction stage, you and your contractor will have to obtain a whole host of permissions from a wide variety of agencies, departments, ministries etc. for example, if you are digging up a roadside, obtaining water for construction purposes, obtaining electricity for construction purposes, if your construction activities displaces existing utilities, if your construction activities affect traffic flow, inconveniences the community, comply with all health and safety issues of workers etc. A whole host of agencies, PSs, municipal councils, departments will have to be approached to obtain the necessary permissions.

    You will have to go through this process since this is to comply with the country’s legislation that is there to safeguard the country’s natural environment and minimise any socio economic issues that may arise. Other countries may have much worse draconian legislation than even Sri Lanka. Therefore you should not complain but go through the necessary process since these laws are there to safeguard Sri Lanka’s natural environment and any socio economic issues that may arise.

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