VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY FOR CARS  AND SHIPYARDS  FOR BOATS FOR CANAL AND RIVER BOATS  …….. WHY STEP MOTHER’S TREATMENT?
Posted on January 4th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

I am a ship builder trying to do what Volkwagen is planning to do ,But the difference is our ship/boat building are of indigenous design providing much more employment than a Car factory .

I proposed to develop a shipyard in Galle and  the  State is not bothered to help .Volkwagen factory is on a  ground breaking and our shipyard cannot break   the ground

Government does not understand that we have water rightaround the island and many canals and rivers ,but no water transportation. Recently cabinet approved the concept of canal transportation, but the corporation in charge is unable to appoint a TEC ( technical committee ) to approve an issue  EOI ( expression of Interest ) followed by RFP ( Request for Proposal)

New government has created such a bureaucracy by getting Treasury to appoint the TEC’s ,which was never done before .To impress everyone that there is a transparency ,government wants treasury to approve the TEC members .Just like getting opinion  from Attorney general for a state contract ,getting a valuation from Government valuer .obtaining Government Surveyor’s plan for PPP project ,treasury will take ages to appoint a TEC .

Because of this ridiculous practice, canal and rive transport project is not getting off the ground

Government shall try not to manufacture cars which we have in the island in excess ,but to develop water transport with much vigour .None of the advisors and policy makers understand this fact .

Shipyards can provide employment to few thousand if government think seriously about how to provide more employment to the youth

 

3 Responses to “VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY FOR CARS  AND SHIPYARDS  FOR BOATS FOR CANAL AND RIVER BOATS  …….. WHY STEP MOTHER’S TREATMENT?”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Sarath

    Everybody in the government knows you as Premadasa’s man. They will not trust you. Try Sajith Premadasa/

  2. Christie Says:

    Sarath:

    You me and all non Indians have the same problem.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    This is a BOI website that boasts about Volkswagen investments in Sri Lanka. BOI even held a sham conference and signed a sham agreement! Now VW has clearly stated they have no investment in Sri Lanka and have not yet planned any.

    Such crooks!

    “http://www.investsrilanka.com/news/story/4094/BOI-SIGNS-AGREEMENT-FOR-VOLKSWAGEN-ASSEMBLY-PLANT-SRI-LANKA-ENTERS-THE-ERA-OF-MODERN-AUTOMOBILE-INDUSTRY”

    Only fools and phantom investment frauds would invest in Sri Lanka today.

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