Cabinet decisions in a country should be taken for the good of the country and the people and not the personal benefits and survival of politicians
Posted on May 8th, 2019

Sudath Gunasekara

Now look at this news item copied below and read it with comments on it

Vow another Rs.3.5 billion of public funds down the drain for the benefit of politicians and rogues.

Don’t they have more important issues to decide on at a critical time of the nation like this?

Is it not a parallel to the appointment of Arjun Mahendran a non-citizen as Governor of the Central Bank through whom the Ranil robbed the nation’s premier Bank and destroyed the nation’s economy?

To whom are these tabs, when all schools are closed

Why tabs when most of our schools don’t have even a tap.

Is it the crying need of our schools while there are other burning issues like lack of basic requirements like buildings, teachers, books, desks, toilets, discipline and even proper curricula and teaching

Is it justified to have a fool like this who has no brain even to understand this much as the Minister of education in a country?

Does he at least know that none of these children who are given tablets have a vote?

Shouldn’t this type of politicians be publicly hanged to save the count before they make it irreversible?

Why didn’t he reject this meekly as he did to the Cabinet paper submitted by Sagala Ratnayaka. I don’t think he has learned any lesson from the CB scam where he objected first but gave in later.

Is this a Cabinet in charge of good Governance of a country or a veritable CABI-NUT, a cabal of nuts, composed of a bunch of rogues and highway robbers that destroy the motherland that has nursed them?

In my view all Cabinet decisions in a country should be taken for the good of the country and the people and not for the personal benefits and survival of politicians.

But today, in this country, almost all Cabinet decisions are always driven by personal benefits to politicians and their survival

I think the time has come now for the people to get down to the streets demanding the immediate resignation of this Government

The news item

Akila wins cabinet approval for Rs. 3.5 bn tab project

8 May 2019 07:02 am – 9     – 1021

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam secured Cabinet approval for the free distribution of 183,000 tabs among school children despite objection by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The project will cost Rs.3.5 billion.

The President, from the beginning, held the view that a pilot project should be implemented first on the distribution of electronic tablets. He had opined that a final decision could be taken subject to the results of the pilot project.

The matter came up for discussion at the Cabinet meeting yesterday. A committee, appointed to look into the programme, also supported the free distribution tabs. Finally, the President gave in, enabling the Minister to get approval to proceed with the programme.

Besides, President Maithripala Sirisena had yet another spat with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by objecting a Cabinet proposal to increase some Port tariffs, the Daily Mirror learns.

Minister of Ports and Shipping Sagala Ratnayake submitted a Cabinet paper seeking approval for tariff hikes.

However, the President flatly rejected the proposal. It led to arguments between the President and the Prime Minister.(Kelum Bandara)

Comments – 9

    Athukorala Wednesday, 08 May 2019 07:54 AM

    WOW !!! Yeah… that’s ALL what we needed at this very moment… A Tab…!

Ravi Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:21 AM

How much your getting as commission, did they approve that as well.

suresh Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:23 AM

Is this really what is needed for most schools in the country?

Shan Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:24 AM

Another unwise decision at a time the needs are different. Will the Tabs provide security to school students?

Dallas Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:35 AM

Waste of money can not believe how out of touch this UNP government is Is this our biggest problem in the country, spend on something important UNP will struggle to get 25% in next election if they contest alone

Ice Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:46 AM

Utter waste of money! Is that the way you planning to win elections?

Tanto Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:47 AM

Today the Internet is the primary source of information around the world. This is the correct thing to do. These can not be understood by Gamaralas.

citizen Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:51 AM

ol’ Siri seem to be showing some rare common sense

Naushki Fareez Wednesday, 08 May 2019 09:07 AM

Rs.3.5 billion – This is not relevant at this hour. Increase security in Schools….! We will give our votes then…!

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