Why Sri Lanka will never be Singapore? Article by Eranda Ginige in Daily FT …….
Posted on February 4th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

I do not agree with his theory .He talks about the  fact that ,we have to accept who we are and find indigenous development strategy ? and that we do not need Globalization I would like to ask him to name a country which has developed so far after world war 2 which has been following democratic principles .Take Iran ,Iraq,Saudi Arabia,China ,Oman ,even Maldives .Have they not been run by  Authoritarian Dictators who put  country in forefront ?

Singapore developed because Lee Kwan Yew was a dictator who knew the priorities .Our country has a prosperous past and unprecedented development few centuries back .British came and force Democracy to our country which was the bane .

We need a dictator who should identify the path for development and forcibly implement .He talks  about sustainability in Food Supply,. A Ruler can impose strict rules in developing agriculture .When you drive along Southern Highway you could see land mass with plenty of water which can be forced-developed .We pass by and keep telling that what a beautiful sight with no clue that it is a gold mine

Many areas in the country are abandoned and scrupulous land sales companies are blocking out lands and making money .A good ruler can impose strict restrictions and force cultivation or even get Israelis to develop the lands !

There are much shallow sea front Jaffna Peninsular ,which are not harvested Can a dictator recognize the potential and force marine aqua culture development ?

All other proposals in his article are valid, what we lack is a Forced –Implementer. I know by experience that Vision of Lew Kwan Yew is what we need,

We need a Benevolent Dictator

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

2 Responses to “Why Sri Lanka will never be Singapore? Article by Eranda Ginige in Daily FT …….”

  1. Christie Says:

    Thanks Sarath.

    What we need is the majority power and rule. Indian Imperialists and Indian Colonial Parasites are running our country since 1956. The managed to divide us politically (eg. UNP and SLFP) and on religion (Buddhists, Muslims and Christians).

    In Singapore; Lee from the majority Chinese took control from the minority Indian Colonial Parasites.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Anything to do with Jaffna automatically assumes defence implications due to the racist and separatist nature of voting pattern there. A dictator cannot disregard this just because he is a dictator. Separatists will assume the moral high ground among Western and Indian influence and get it their way. Doing the “good” thing or the “right” thing must always be secondary in Jaffna for all governments. Otherwise, the nation lands in more trouble than good. Ceylonization attempts in the north from 1948 to 1952 failed.

    Fisheries resource in the north is shared between Sri Lanka and India. This is an unfortunate fact. Anyone trying to interfere with this will trigger conflict with India. It is not worth it.

    I agree with Christie on this. The biggest achievement of Malaysia and Singapore (and the biggest failure in Sri Lanka) is that their “dictatorial” leaders took control of the economy from Indians in every way possible. Malaysia is a better role model for Sri Lanka than Singapore.

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