Author Archive for Dr Sarath Obeysekera

France to help Sri Lankan fisheries sector: Ambassador visits port of Galle………

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector provides employment for about 600,000 people (nearly 10% of the total labour force and a quarter of the agricultural sector’s employees). It forms an essential pillar to the country’s food security by supplying more than 60% of the animal proteins consumed by the population. Besides, it is also […]

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Dr  Sarath Obeysekera State bank should be encouraging Sri Lankans to remit money to Sri Lanka from abroad ,but the behaviour of some officers in the Bank of Ceylon in London has a  different agenda .I myself wanted to send money to NRFC in Colombo and sent from another bank to be remitted to my […]

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Inland waterway transporation in Sri lanka

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Dr sarath obeysekera it is almost three years when SLLRDC  mooted the idea to involve private sector to invest in launching a boat srvice in canals anf rivers in sri lanka We saw some navy boats oprating a little while but it did not continue Dutch funding was also provided to carry out a feasibility […]

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Fly smiles club Ripping off customers

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Sri Lankan airline promotes Flysmiles to promote for customers to score sky smile points and offer them upgrading of lower class tickets to an upper class by using sky smiles. Dialog etc also ganged up with Sri Lankan’s Myself being a corporate frequent flyer have been using Sri Lankan for few years patronising […]

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

   Dr Sarath Obeysekera Quote “The Ministry of Development Strategies & International Trade together with EDB spearheaded the process of formulating the National Export Strategy (NES), which was launched in July 2018, with the vision  of Sri Lanka – an Export Hub driven by Innovation and Investment”, which is now being implemented successfully. ?????? We are in […]

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Meditation and Psychoanalysis

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  According to Freud meditation is a reaction formation of omnipotence to infantile helplessness. As described by Alexander (1931)   meditation is a “libidinal, narcissistic turning of the urge for knowing inward, a sort of artificial schizophrenia with complete withdrawal of libidinal interest from the outside world.  Kris (1963) viewed meditation as a […]

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Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Dr Sarah Obeysekera Meditator Whole Sri Lanka should start practicing meditation like Maithree and Ranil and develop Metta and Karuna. We see MAITHREE following principles of Buddha , foster compassion by taking opposition members to Thailand and try to show that he has no hatred and ill will. Today we saw him accompanying SB and DJ […]

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National Export Strategy

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Dr SARATH OBEYSEKERA Boat Builder  It is almost a year since   National Export Strategy ( NES) was formulated by the incumbent government Boat  Buiding and Nautical Tourism was one of the main items in the agenda in order to reach 4 billion $ target in foreign earnings by 2022. Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Development Strategies and […]

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Bankers to the nation –killing the industry?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Bank of Ceylon has always been the icon of stability for the banking industry in Sri Lanka. Having been the first state commercial bank in the country, BOC has fulfilled its role continuously evolving to cater to the changing needs of customers. Few of us who have worked in Ship Building Industry […]

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OPEN LETTER TO EDB AND MOD FROM AN INVESTOR ………….from Peter Hoffman of Germany

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

By Sarath Obeysekera Peter Hoffman’s Story I Came to Sri Lanka all the way from Germany, fell in love with not only with a Sri Lanka Lass but also with this resplendent island with a clear blue ocean with ample space for leisure, relaxing and entertaining my friends . So I bought a land facing […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

Dr SARATH OBEYSEKERA Last year we have launched National Export Strategy in temple trees with much publicity . Development of .Boat Building and Nautical Tourism was one of main features Today we are sad to say that nothing tangible has happened.investors coerced by companies like ours have been discouraged when they note the unbearable bureacracy […]

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Why Sri Lanka will never be Singapore? Article by Eranda Ginige in Daily FT …….

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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 […]

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Friday, December 14th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I was walking in Galle Face Green today ,  I saw officers of the Presidents’ Security Divisions ( PSD) playing balls ( cricket ) in Galle face. About 100 security lower- rankers were undergoing physical  training in the vicinity. I have seen Green Berets guards Guarding American president undergoing training with […]

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Adrenalin and Sri Lankan Society

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  I read much about Adreline –the hormone produced within your body . I am citing the definition of Adreline from the from English Dictionary. adrenalin A hormone produced by the body, for example when you are frightened, angry, or excited, that makes the heart beat faster and prepares the body to react to danger. Here is no simple one-to-one relationship between a specific emotional reaction and a specific endocrine reaction […]

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I was taken aback during my walk today along the walking path by the side of the parliament when I saw a very strange banner .I was under the impression that the banner was quite a sarcastic, with an innuendo that the people sitting in the parliament, spending colossal amount of public […]

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Everybody talks about the fracas in the Parliament and state run TV’s with most of the private channels are crucifying the Speaker .One channel owned by the sibling of the ( ex) PM is in rampage against the President and the ( incumbent ( PM ) .Three pillars of the state apparatchik […]

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Nothing happened during the honeymoon of 100 days and 3 and ½ years and they kept boasting about transparency and criticised unsolicited proposals entertained by previous regime is full of corruption Hambantota .Airport ,Highways and Oluvil  were  completed and Port Project Commenced during regime under MR If we are to learn from […]

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Price of horse and an MP

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Dr SARATH OBEYSEKERA  Six hundred million rupees to buy a MP can be used to build boatyards When I heard that opposition MP’s price tag is as same as the price tag of a race horse with a pedigree. These horses like Green Monkey which is a Thorough Bred was 16 million rupees Our green […]

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What happens when politicians get tired of talking…… They behave like animals ???

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Would you believe that Parliamentarians do fight not only in Sri Lanka bur all over the world? They do not fight for democracy. They fight over the rights they may lose .They fight for pensions, they fight to keep the facilities they enjoy They fight for sumptuous meal they get almost free […]

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Whole of Sri Lanka is falling into a constitutional trap and uncertInity looms in the horizon when  Sinhala politicians are playing balls ( pandu”) Tamil and other helpless minorities  is watching helplessly I am  in Jaffna having a break combined with a task of combining a study to see how Tamils are […]

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Tourism Promotion Bureau’s ‘So( rry)  Sri Lanka’ Campaign

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeyskera When one reads about the new Slogan So Sri Lanka I wonder whose not so bright idea is this ?There was a confusion about this slogan as it surely looks incomplete ! One would say So(rry) Sri Lanka when one  watches  TV in Sri Lanka and news abroad about Sri Lankan Not  […]

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What type of a leader Sri Lankans want??

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Just like the Kelaniya Prelate said to the press, I also voted for Ranil and the party .As everybody else we wanted a new and  better leader whose name was not with allegation . I became disgruntled day by day during last three and half years, when I personally encountered the leader […]

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How the King Maker can put things right

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When SWRD led somewhat national revolution against green party, my father who was an ardent DS fan who worked in the field of Irrigation has changed his western attire to a Sinhala National Dress to go to work. When things were changing after SWRDS’s demise he turned his colours again and backed […]

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Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Dr SARATH Obeysekera What are the dog fouling laws in the UK and what can you do if you see someone not picking up their animal’s waste? It couldn’t be simpler to report someone who isn’t sticking by the law there are an estimated eight million dogs in the UK and they drop approximately 1,000 […]

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Garbage Talk …

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera    (Rome is burning, Nero plays fiddle  ….?  OR  are our rules fiddling with sentiments of the people ?) ) Yesterday’s TV news showed Colombo Mayor (rests) Talking rubbish .She was asking President and PM to intervene in resolving the problem, where SLLRDC is refusing to accept CMC  garbage  to Muthurajawela Site. CMC […]

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Is Colombo becoming an unsustainable city ?  Daily Mirror ( and also unliveable in a decade ?)

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree– Martin Luther King   Note Martin Luther Kind also said  I have a dream) If taken either literally or metaphorically King’s quote has a lesson for all. Here in Colombo as the skyline […]

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It is necessary to Walk the Talk ………

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera SL should have an export driven economy to overcome economic crisis: PM 2018-09-27 04:18:54                Sri Lanka would not have been affected by the current global economic crisis if the country did not get into a debt trap like the one it has got into, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said yesterday. Mr […]

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Sri Lanka as a Country and the Trade mark of TEA ……

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera These days I am in London for a medical procedure under National Health Service .In order to help the back pain among all other ailments, I visit a Sauna nearby run by the Local Council. When you sit in the Sauna in almost 100 degrees of heat , but very dry air  […]

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Right to reply …. Going Loco in Colombo!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

  Dr Sarath Obeysekera September 24, 2018, Opinion in Daily   Island ………… I get in to a bus and tender my fare and stretch out my hand for the bus ticket, and the bus conductor ignores me and goes to collect the fare from the other passengers! And this is despite the fact […]

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Ban on transporting, selling wild boar meat to be lifted Daily Mirror

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera The Government had decided to lift the ban imposed on transporting and selling wild boar and their meat, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Agriculture said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said that a Cabinet Paper prepared by the Ministry would be submitted to the Cabinet next week. Under the prevailing […]

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