Author Archive for Dr Sarath Obeysekera

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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Without shadow of a doubt ,it was the greatest game ever and lessons learnt

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Yesterday we saw every element of good spirit , sense of responsibility , integrity , showing one’s courage in a fight until you live or die, how not to give up the task entrusted until last breath. We can elaborate many such human qualities humans and animals have. Two teams of nations […]

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Robberies in broad daylight

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  In colloquial sinhala we have words like Kamba horu, pal  horu, neelakasa horu, ali horu, Karawala horu , Ali baba Saha horu hathaliya, jaraa horu , and  may  be few more pseudonyms ,to name a few who are robbers. When you read about the robbing which had taken place in Sri Lankan Air […]

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Cricket , Muslims and Beard ( without prejudice )

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera  In British , Australian and South African  teams ,you note that most of the spin bowlers carry Muslim names who wear beards . One Bangladeshi Umpire has also started growing a  beard to identify him as a Muslim .  Most of the Indian Cricketers also have got signature beard like Kohli’s , […]

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Open Economy and Foreign inward investments

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  We have approached the banks to provide financial facilities to develop a Residential high rise under Non BoI category as converting into BOI is not a viable option due to the fact that duty free facilities and other perks are not available for condominium development. Investors in Europe are willing to send legitimate […]

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Ruling and Opposition members should be transparent and truthful

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera We need to take a  clue from Putin ,Theresa May,Trump and Modi .If they propose to change certain international agreements whether political or trade wise,they open the provisions to parliament,press and the public .It is essential that elected leaders or parties should create a dialogue between public and government. During the No […]

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Priorities at this moment

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Priorities of the rulers at this moment is to finds funds to provide free health and education, subsidised fuel, services to public such as police protection, crime busting , eradicating drug menace, maintaining law and order,disposing garbage,upholding judiciary etc . Once we find funds country , country should  save part and also […]

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National Health Service Sri Lanka -Priorities

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Sarath  Obeysekera A daily paid labourer who was living in appalling condition along Dutch Canal in Alakanda near the CMC garbage dump was helped to build his house with my personal funds. He tells me that his wife is having chronic asthma. She had to attend regular clinic in Ragama Teaching. Hospital. He complained about […]

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