Author Archive for Dr Sarath Obeysekera

Peoples stage

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Today I watched the TV program where aspirants who intend to contest the presidential election were requested to table the program they intend to implement during their tenure if they win. Regrettably, all of them talked about-creating  a utopian society  None of them did specify the revolutionary changes we need today Lack […]

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PULSE OF THE INVESTORS

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I believe in FDI –that means Direct Foreign Investment. Outsiders, as well as Sri Lankan expats or diaspora, keep postponing any new investments until a change of guards in Sri Lanka. We watch TV and listen to pep talks by leaders who boast that we have freedom and democracy and transparency in […]

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VARIETY OF CHOICES TO THE PEOPLE TO CHOSE AS A PRESIDENT

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera   Well .we have an ex-army commander who us a General  in the fray to contest for presidency  We also have an ex  Colonel who dictated the terms to Generals like in Sierra Leone many years back Then  we have a politician who hails from lower ranks of society, and we also have  […]

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WHAT DO WE NEED -LAW AND ORDER COUPLED WITH DICTATORSHIP OR DEMOCRACY WITH EMPTY STOMACH ?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  When JR was voted to be the prime minister and later to become the first president my mother wrote to me to Russia and said that ” Sri Lanka will have a prosperous   ( Saubaghyamath anagathayak) future. What did we get?  A doomed Constitution which has become a bane to the country. Whatever said […]

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Colossal Waste of Food September 24, 2019, The island -Right to answer

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I read the opinion written by one Sariputta I decided to pen an opinion reg EDB function held in BMICH I was there  myself and noted not only the issue of food waste at the end of the function but also another important matter I keep attending the same function as […]

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Aiyo Dilrukshi !!’What have you done ?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera  Last few days all the television channels are showing    The next episode of the telegrams called  Janapathi Warama Just like the saying in Sinhala Fish gets into trouble because of it’s mouth  She could not keep her mouth shut It was also an amusing part of the drama,  is the way […]

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National export awards 2019

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Dr Sarath OBEYSEKERA PRESIDENTIAL EXPORT AWARDS TODAY  AT BMICH…. Posted on September 14th, 2017 Dr Sarath Obeysekera EDB invited me as a boat builder to the award ceremony today and watched how exporters of Sri Lanka Tea ,Apparel ,fish ,cineman,coconut shells ,Gems ,few rubber products flowers ,ornamental fish ,herbal products,gift items  etc etc garbbing gold […]

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Bomb Shells

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera  There was a bombshell in October 2018 when Premiere was sacked  Then we had another bong shell  in April during Easter Sunday creating havoc in every front  Then premiere got another bond shell with indirect accusation related to the Bond sale  Last week one more bombshell was dropped from Nelum Tower with […]

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Not a Central Bank,but a Government Bond Scam

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  I have read the opinion column today’s paper written by a learned Uswatte Arrachi with brilliant opinion in perfect English parlance with an analysis which can cause the CB Bond Scam ( rather government bond. Scam ) legal case to collapse. In my younger days I was told by my father who […]

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Money Laundering and development

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Condominium Mgmt Authority, National Gem & Jewellery Authority to share information with the Financial Intel Unit in terms of the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Condominium Management Authority (CMA) and […]

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Premadasa ,Lalith and Gamini

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera It was the time when Lalith and Gamini were bitter the president JR for nominating Premadasa as the candidate and they were conspiring to form a new party. Both left UNP and .planning to take over the helm  One prominent land developer who was famous for illegal, landfilling was carrying out unauthorized […]

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Premadasa Ranil

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera   It was  first of May 1993 when  tigers exploded a bomb to kill President Premadasa I was a chairman of a corporation hand-picked by Premadasa though I have  never done any politics before that We were obliged to attend 1st of May parade with the  UNP union on 1st in May […]

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Indian Ocean Conference in Male

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I noted the news item today about the participation of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in a Conference in Male. I thought of making the Prime Minister Aware that the ROAD MAP to develop BLUE ECONOMY should be one of the subjects to he should talk about at the event  […]

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Can you trust top public servants ?

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Today Sunday paper carried headline captioned Pre Election bonanza for top public Servants More categories to get duty free vehicle permits equivalent to 22million We investors have frequent contact with public servants to get clearances for investment projects  Top public servants are often critical about the Yahapalana government and the ruling parties […]

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Tuk-tuk drivers and doctors

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera A news item today shows the extent of disrespect to law and order my the citizens in the country This is the best time to suppress such upper hand manipulations which may be done political backing  Three-wheelers who have been a menace to the public and motorists should be deprived of their […]

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Water Transport – a bold step

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  That day I had the privilege of attending the ceremony of launching the very first passenger boat in Beira Lake. Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation Act does not encompass carrying out such activity. Nevertheless, the Cooperation with the blessing from the minister had taken a very bold step in spearheading the commencement […]

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State of affairs in General Hospital ward 33 and Mortuary

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera This is a true story which can be vouched and also an open letter to the minister of health About two weeks ago a patient who was my own uncle named K V Nihal Sumanadasa was admitted to ward 33 with severe internal bleeding and diarrhea, by his son who worked in […]

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I won’t let anyone interfere with the sovereignty of my country – Gotabaya

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera As professionals and entrepreneurs, we expect the future president to have the qualities of what Gotabaya preaches. Though freedom of the nation is of utmost importance, but at the end of the day, poor masses need food, shelter and also to live peacefully. We cannot achieve that unless the whole country is […]

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Garbage talk and immaculately dressed officers

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Watching the TV news make people disgusted when they see the Commissioner of CMC sitting in an Air-Conditioned office wearing a spotless attire talking about garbage removal Mayoress wearing clothes of a model riding a bicycle  thru Colombo 7 with Dutch Ambassador should be riding these areas and feel the smell Then […]

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National Service is a must to a developing country

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera We keep watching TV about the daily demonstrations by young generations where male and female students with young monks with overgrown hair. What a waste of energy and valuable time. In Russia, I remember how the young generation of the same age group in the universities behaved. They are supposed to do […]

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Solution to garbage stacked in Katunayake

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Everyone talks about the garbage lying in the free trade zone . No one has any clue to get rid of it after courts prohibited moving them out I remember a solution I gave when I ran SLLRDC during the time of RP. As an Anandian I was invited as the chief […]

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Extremists in every country should be removed from society

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Last few days America is going thru difficult times after many people died due to the shooting by white supremacists Some blame Trump for the massacre. In Sri Lanka also had similar situations where Some extremist elements massacred innocent people. Who did people blame? Obviously the current leadership. A few years back […]

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Masonry Trowels .mamoties. hammers, sickles, tabs and broad bands

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Elections are at the doorstep. Hardware shops are selling mamoties and masonry trowels ( made in China) like hotcakes. Computer suppliers are trying to supply state of the art tabs to the government to support the student communities to make them more involved in the web-based communication industry. What is the secret? […]

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Flood gates and pumps

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera Floor gates pumps and pollution is the subject, everyone, is talking about If at all SLLDC could protect the 1000acres of flood  retention area which was identified under the Canal Development Project, we would not have to install any flood gates or pumps At that time during nineties canal all canal Banks […]

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We keep making blunders

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera That day I was passing by the SLLRDC office( now letter R” dropped) to give a better definition to Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation hitherto earlier called Low Lying Development Board. I fully agree with their thinking as Reclamation is not a very environmentally friendly and good name to be […]

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My roller coaster ride in Sri Lanka trying to develop ship building industry

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  After a six-year struggle with unionised dockworkers and corrupt politicians, I somehow managed one and only shipyard in the nineties. After a stint in the oil and gas-related marine industry in Europe I returned to the motherland with grandiose plans to develop the blue economy The long struggle started with a plan […]

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Foreigners buying properties

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Dr Sarath  Obeysekera  My long-time Sri Lankan friend from Norway who has migrated  and worked over 35 years in that country, has been visiting Sri Lanka  several times every year   with his family .He did not have any income in this country, hence he brought over 100 million Rs to Sri Lanka Over 25 […]

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Import of garbage

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  People should know the actual background of the importation of the garbage. We hear that a UK company shipped it to Sri Lanka as per the order or a proforma invoice submitted beforehand. What is the HS code of the garbage? Chain of activities should be investigated by journalists and place articles […]

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බැංකුණය පොලිය අඩුකරන බව අගමැති කියයි-(අංජුල මහික වීරරත්න)

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera මේ මාසය අවසන් වනවිට බැංකුණය පොලිය 12% සිට 10% දක්වා අඩු කරන බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ දී පැවසීය. පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයෙන් කඩා වැටුණු සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය කෙටි කලක් ඇතුළත යථාතත්වයට පත්වනු ඇති බවද අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා වැඩිදුරටත් සඳහන් කළේය. Need of the hour is not reducing existing interest rates ,but imposing rules on all […]

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Cricket ,Champaign and Muslims

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  I was watching the greatest game ever last night. After lifting the cup jubilant English players were holding the cup  After holding the cup Champaign bottles were uncoked I noted that two bearded Muslim players slowly and unnoticed creep away until Champaign is sprayed all over the players  News.com .au of Australia […]

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