ෆෙඩරල් ගන්න විග්නේෂ්වරන් ස්‌විස්‌ සහාය ඉල්ලයි
Posted on October 5th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

SWISS CHOCOLATE”, SWISS KNIFE ,SWISS CANTONS”,  SWISS WATCHES” SWISS STAKES”SWISSS TENNIS PLAYES SWISS CHEESE  .SWISS CONSTITUTION AND NOW WE HAVE  SWISS CHALLENGE

When we travel aboard or buy  chocolate to bring to friends we go for Swiss Chocolates  and  Cheese which is supposed to be the best though Switzerland  does not grow coco plant ,and swiss cheese is made in US and we buy Swiss Knives which has many tools attached and popular among  nature travellers ,Swiss stakes loved by Gourmet food –lovers Swiss Watches like Omega ,Favre-Lueba”, Swiss Cantons System of governance following somewhat federal system ( which some chaps in our country hate ).

Swiss being a  neutral country with people who are quite calm always go for something quite unique and now WIGGY wants something Swiss !

We have good governance alias Yahapalanaya which sounds musical to so called democratic countries who watch our country.

UN keeps praising us and human right groups love this musical word .That is because, yahapalanaya gives you a comfortable feeling sans white vans, extrajudicial killings etc . ( we may have doctors not playing Swiss Rules” ,and Customs officers using Swiss Knives-type strategy to stab the heart of the economy )

For investors who wants to earn money by deriving many ways to get a state owned property or enterprise to re-invest are now having an additional musical word” under Yahapalanaya  .”Swiss Challenge

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Swiss challenge is a form of public procurement in some jurisdictions which requires a public authority (usually an agency of government) which has received an unsolicited bid for a public project (such as a port, road or railway) or services to be provided to government, to publish the bid and invite third parties to match or exceed it.

Some Swiss challenges also allow the entity which submitted the unsolicited bid itself then to match or better the best bid which comes out of the Swiss challenge process. Indian journalist Vinayak Chatterjee describes it as “one of the lesser known and even lesser-used methods of public procurement for core and social infrastructure projects”.

I myself who believe in good governance and fair play fell in love with this word Swiss Challenge being used in some project procurement processes  ,when I met the officials  of SLLRDC ,which I ran under Premadasa ,  was quite intrigued by listening to young professionals guided by the Yahapalana rules and an aggressive minister . They have been told to use Swiss Challenge to speed up investments.

All Government institutions should be educated to apply Swiss Challenge to shortcut long procedures, and invite JVO.LOC  and all political forces who tend to criticize every move by the state to develop the country using Private Public Partnership ( PPP) .

We have to  educate all treasury officials who represent the state in Boards of many corporations

The word unsolicited proposal is not very musical ,but Swiss Challenge may be only way out to get private entrepreneurs to develop the country tying to avoid tedious process of tenders ,evaluations etc .

Only qualification we should have is, you have to know someone somewhere to initiate the challenge”

.Dr Sarath Obeysekera

3 Responses to “ෆෙඩරල් ගන්න විග්නේෂ්වරන් ස්‌විස්‌ සහාය ඉල්ලයි”

  1. plumblossom Says:

    It is best to counter the wide ranging privatization of state assets programme of the UNP which envisages privatising even healthcare, water, electricity etc., to ensure that the rice farmer is empowered and not destroyed as this yahapalanaya government is doing and to ensure that 2600 years of rice farming is not destroyed, to ensure that other crop growers get a fair deal for their produce, to encourage local industries and companies by taxing imports, to create and empower and rehabilitate local industries like the Valachchanai paper plant, Puttlam, and KKS cement factories, Kanthale and Pelawatta sugar factories, to build new tyre producing factories, to build new fruit and vegetable tin canning factories, to build new fruit juice, jam producing factories, to create a more efficient food storage and transport to market system including proper storage and refrigeration of vegetables, fruits etc., to encourage local companies by taxing imports, to encourage school leavers to take up vocational training programmes and to create a vocational training to youth employment creation programme where youth are helped to start up their own SMEs, to change our diet from a wheat based diet to a rice based diet, to encourage farmers to produce our own milk by encouraging the dairy industry and to build factories to produce our own powdered milk etc.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    We need to produce our own food and create a more efficient system to convey perishable food items from farm to market. I also agree that with so much vegetables and fruit, we need some plants to produce our own fruit juice and jams. We need the Palewatte and Kanthale sugar factories to produce our own sugar. We need to reinstate the KKS, Puttlam cement factories and the Valachchanei paper factory.

    We need to reinstate a tyre producing factory. We also need a number of fruit and vegetable tin canning factories. We need to convert from a wheat based diet to a rice and kurakkan based diet. We need to encourage our own industries and entrepreneurs by taxing imports. We need to reinstate the handloom industry.

    We need more vocational training colleges and most importantly a comprehensive vocationally trained youth to employment programme where the youth are helped start their own SMEs and helped until they succeed.

    We need to vastly improve our dairy industry by importing milk cows and ensuring that we produce all the required milk we need. We need to build our own milk power producing factories. We also need to expand massively Sathosa and the cooperative system islandwide.

    We also need a number of organic/ inorganic fertilizer producing factories.

    If we do all this by taxing imports and encouraging local farmers, vocationally trained youth to employment programme by encouraging youth to start SMEs, local industries we will be able to reduce spending our foreign exchange, create massive employment opportunities, reduce massively cost of food and develop our country further.

  3. plumblossom Says:

    This UNP is trying to privatise state enterprises suggesting that they are loss making. I would like to point out to this treacherous UNP Government that they have no right to privatise any state enterprises since they belong to the people of Sri Lanka in general and is not their private property to privatise as they wish. If state enterprises are loss making, appoint a good management team to manage the state enterprise properly. This treacherous UNP Government is privatising state enterprises citing loss making as an excuse since they are also privatising even profit making state enterprises. Actually this UNP Government is selling all state enterprises to their friends in high places and to companies of those foreign powers i.e. the US,EU,UK, Canada, Sweden, Norway and India who helped them come to power monetarily and via totally false propaganda during their election campaign and this is their pay back.

    We would warn any buyer of any state enterprises being privatised by this treacherous UNP Government that as soon as a a new Government comes to power, all these selling of state enterprises will be considered null and void and anyone who buys up any of these state enterprises will have to bear the loss of buying any state enterprise. Therefore we urge all potential buyers not to buy any state enterprise since as soon as a new Government comes to power, all such selling of state enterprises will be considered null and void and they will only end up making a loss.

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