Sri Lanka to introduce Public Enterprise Act next month: Malik , Author LBO…..News Item………..
Posted on August 5th, 2016

Sarath Obeysekera

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We are looking at getting the best talent from private sector; but of course the problem is the pay, because the government can’t afford that kind of remuneration.”

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There is an opinion in the Island today by Mr G Weethunge who says

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Waste and misuse of public funds

August 3, 2016, 9:08 pm

The Treasury is allocating funds to various ministries, departments and projects. We must analyze and see how this money is being used by our politicians and senior government officers.

Government funds should be used for development of the country and welfare of the people. Actually, what is happening now is not that. A fairly big portion of that money is used by politicians and senior government officers for their personal benefit.

Anther opinion by a Malasian CEO of a an agency

Jala jolts Sri Lanka Inc…. Malaysian official Idris Jala in the Chamber of Commerce
Malaysian official Idris Jala in the Chamber of Commerce  Quote Addressing Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake the Malaysian official called on him to, find a way to get the private sector into a room for eight weeks and run the labs and bring the recommendations that anybody can view. The existing people in Government can do more provided the plan is brought down. If it is very detailed then even a monkey can do it.”

I have quoted above opinions to emphasize the fact that government needs to put the house and the country in order.

There are many committees like Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) which is chaired by the Prime Minister who will have the final say .He may be giving the final verdict depending on how the member of above committee where Hon Minister Malik will be playing a major role with Hon Sagala Ratnayake and may be Hon Amunugama and few other consultants like Mr Paskeralingam

They may have a vision and mission to accomplish, but the a person or a committee with very high powers should be established in the country to Implement .

My contention is His Excellency President becomes the implementer with his remaining power.

Any herd ,flock ,school ,bloat ,troop or humans need a leader like bees and ants

He can still play that role

Otherwise people will surround the houses of leaders and may even burn the bridges ( of friendship  with India !!)

Sarath Obeysekera

2 Responses to “Sri Lanka to introduce Public Enterprise Act next month: Malik , Author LBO…..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.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    Mr. Sarath Obeysekara Sir,

    Prior to commencement of any project you will have to carry out a feasibility study. For this, you can hire a specialist agency who carries out feasibility studies. Once you have carried out the feasibility study and drawn up a draft design plan, you will have to approach with both, the CEA. The CEA will then let you know whether to conduct an initial environmental examination or an environmental impact assessment. For this, you will have to hire specialist agencies who carry out IEEs and EIAs. During this process, you will have to modify your draft design to comply with the country’s environmental legislation. The good thing about this process is that the final design then will be the most efficient which also complies with the country’s environmental legislation.

    As part of the IEE or EIA process, you will have to draw up an environmental management plan. The EMP will carry out practically on the ground what is recommended in the IEE or the EIA. The contractor will also be complied to carry out the EMP while constructing the project and the contractor will draw up his own EMAP or environmental management action plan.

    Once the IEE or the EIA is completed, the CEA will issue the required permission to go ahead with the proposed project.
    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 a 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. The good thing about drawing up a resettlement plan is so that the community is satisfied with the project overall since all required resettlement and compensation issues will be covered by the resettlement plan.

    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. A main issue here is to comply with the labour laws of the country in particular health and safety issues of workers on-site. Requirements of labour will be covered in the EMP and the EMAP.

    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 as well as comply with all the labour laws of the country. 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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