Author Archive for Sarath Wijesinghe

“CASE FOR A CONSUMER OMBUDSMAN FOR SRI LANKA”

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe (Solicitor- former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority and a former Ambassador Ombudsman – the Concept in practise worldwide Ombudsman is an office that resolves disputes of the citizen in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, with fewer technicalities by an experienced Personality or a body of persons of repute experienced and knowledgeable in the subject […]

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DEVELOPMNT OF CONSTITUTIONAL UNCERTAINTIES

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe Solicitor-Attorney at law and a former Ambassador Appellate and Writ Jurisdiction Court of Appeal has the appellate and writs jurisdiction including “quo warrantor” – invoked by the five petitioners successfully challenging Geetha Kumarasinghe (called GK hereinafter)- Member of Parliament elected by the people in the Galle district as their representative. Court of appeal […]

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DUAL NATIONALIATY ISSUE IN SRI LANKA

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Sarath Wijesnghe (Solicitor- Attorney –at –law and a former Ambassador) Daul Nationality and Citizenship Daul Nationality is a person’s citizenship states regarded as a citizen in more than one country, under laws of those states. There is no international convention which determines nationality or citizen’s status which defines exactly by national laws. The issue could […]

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“FAMILY SILVER AND GOLD FOR SALE”

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel and former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority ’John Locke’s economic and political theory’ “John Locke 1632 English philosopher-father of liberalism- remarks a distinction between money and asserts in a Nation. Money is a steady movable friend travel about and gold silver and other assets must be solid and […]

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“WASTE NOT WASTE – WASTE IS GOLD”

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe- former Ambassador to UAE and Israel – former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority Waste is Gold – not a nuisance Waste is Gold in other parts of the world, managing to derive the power, fertilizer, chemicals, and many other subsidiaries for their development and prosperity, not considered a nuisance but an asset. Other parts […]

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World Consumer Day 15/03/2017 Theme Building a Digital World Consumer Can Trust

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe-(Solicitor/Attorney-at-law, former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel) “World Consumer Day” World Consumer day (WCD) is an annual event on 15th March every year for celebrations, activism, and solidarity, among the consumer and consumer organizations worldwide. Consumerism has a historical significance until WCD was originated in 1983, and subsequently the […]

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WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2017 THEME OF THE YEAR AND WAY FORWARD TO PREVENT CKD

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to Israel and UAE Theme of the year Kidney Disease and Obesity World Kidney Day is celebrating worldwide in order to realise awareness of the amazing Kidney, highlight that diabetics, high blood pressure are key factors on CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) systems of screening all patients, encourages preventive behaviours, Educating […]

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BASL PRESIDENT IN HOT WATER ON THE JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Sarath Wjesinghe a former Secretary – Bar Association and a former Administrator Legal Aid Commission Appointment of a High Court Judge from the Unofficial Bar The thorny issue on the appointment of the High Court judge from the private Bar is brewing fast at a rapid phase, with conflicting statements, from various sources. Justice R […]

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DO WE ENJOY INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY IN SRI LANKA?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

 Sarath Wijesinghe- a former Secretary of the Bar Association – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel (“Not by passing arbitrary judgments does a man become wise? A wise man is one who investigates both right and the wrong. He who does not judge others arbitrarily according to the truth, that sagacious man is a guardian […]

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STROMY RODWAY TOWARDS ECTA

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel IS ECTA A LIMPING HORSE Indo Sri Lanka Economic and Technical Cooperation has become a limping horse with many more obstacles ahead. Both parties have failed to reach a consensus on traffic barriers, negative lists and several other matters on the proposals from either side. It […]

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“RICE – THE HEALTHY AND STABLE FOOD OF THE NATION AT RS.66.00”

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe Former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority, former Ambassador UAE and Israel Concept of price control and regulation It is reported that the price of rice is to be declared as Rs 66.00, apparently to be implemented through the network of the CAA officers attached to the organisation. There may be about 200 officers to […]

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“BEAT COST OF LIVING BY INTRODUCING THE MAXIUM PRIZE OF SIX CONSUMER ITEMS?”

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority, former Ambassador UAE and Israel Cost of Living Cost of living goes up in any country and in any jurisdiction with different paces and speeds. In some economies the increase is minimal based on the proper management of the economy. In the west the rise is slow […]

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REGIONAL FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICE IN JAFFNA

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel- Solicitor Attorney at: Law Regional Office Establishing a Regional Office in Jaffna is a step in the right direction, though it is not understood the motive or need to such an step when there is no certainty on the foreign policy of the country with proud history […]

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“CONSUMER AFFAIRS AUTHORITY -POWERS FUNCTIONS DUTIES AND CHALLENGES TOWERDS THE CITIZEN IN THE DIGITAL AGE”

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel Consumer Affairs Authority CAA act 9 of 2003 is the main regulator body in Sri Lanka, for the consumer which includes the professional and the service sector among the other statutory bodies such as *Trade Marks Ordinance, *Prisons and dangerous drugs ordinance, […]

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ECTA –   A TROGAN HORSE ?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe Former Ambassador to U A E and Israel  Trade Agreements in General Trade Agreement or trade pact is a wide range of arrangements on tax, tariff, and trade practices that often includes investment guarantees, common preferential and free trade practices advantageous to the respective country or the region involved. No country in the […]

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CONSUMER RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe Former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority and former Ambassador to UAE and Israel This is the theme of the World Consumer Day celebrating every 15th of March since 1983, when President John F Kennedy made the famous statement that “Consumer by definition includes us all. They are the largest economic group affecting and affected […]

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“INTERVIEW”- “CHINESE AMBASSADOR HAS ACTED WITHIN THE AMBIT OF DIPLOMACY”

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel VIENNA CONVENTION Powers functions and the conduct of the Diplomats Missions and the working procedure is enshrined in the Convention on Diplomatic Relations ratified on 4thnApril 1961 subsequently developed by the member states with diplomatic skills and practices. There is uniformity on the practice and procedure through […]

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“THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS   OF   1961    AND THE IMPACT ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS/FOREIGN POLICY DUE TO  THE RIFT BETWEEN THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR AND THE SRI LANKAN FINANCE MINISTER”

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – Former Ambassador to UAE and Israel  Convention on Diplomatic Relations The convention of Diplomatic Relations was ratified on 4th April 1961 at the United Nations to streamline the powers and functions of the diplomatic missions and relations in the world family of states. Any member of the U N family, small or […]

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CURRENT TREANDS ON ISRAL SRI LANKA RELATIONS

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel  Barren Land in 1948 converted and transformed into an oasis and a world power Pakistani observer expressed concerns over the Israel Presence in Sri Lanka while they maintain cordial relationships on trade, agriculture, and technology, despite the Middle East controversy now gradually easing out with the […]

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“H0LD “ETCA” UNTIL THE TENSION IN THE REGION IS EASED AND A NATIONAL POLICY ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE FOR SRI LANKA IS INTRODUCED”

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Sarath Wijesnghe Former Ambassador to U A E and Israel ECTA and International Relations It is reported that the ETCA – (Indo Sri Lanka Economic and Technical Corporation Agreement) will be concluded by the beginning of next year despite many deliberations for and against. Hon  Nirmala Sitaramanthe  Indian Trade Minister is said to be exited, […]

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Ban Ki- Moon Head of International Civil Service and an Able Politician

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to U A E and Israel Head of the World Civil Service Ban Ki Moon is the head of the world civil service structure as the Secretary General of the United Nations set up at the aftermath of the world war replacing the defunct and inactive League of Nations for […]

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“INDEPENDENCE AND THE INTERGIATY OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL”

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel Independence and the Integrity of the Auditor General Auditor General is a position constitutionally guaranteed, in Sri Lanka and protected worldwide with wide powers and functions for the protection and continuity with long traditions from 1795 with the appointment of “Hon Cicil Smith” as the first Auditor […]

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“DILEMMA BETWEEN VAT AND CAA TAX ON PRIZE CONTROLED ITEMS”

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe- A Former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority-A former Ambassador Essential Consumer Items It is learnt that the Cabinet will be deciding next Tuesday that Vat will not be added to essential consumer items, and further items will be declared essential so that the Consumer Affairs Authority will be directing traders a maximum price for […]

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IS BRIXITH DISASTER A HIT-WICKET OR A GENIOUS AND WISE STEP

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to U A E and Europe Shock Wave of Brixith Battering the Economy World history has shown leaders taking the Nations to disasters or/and prosperity and rarely country as a unit takes such decisions democratically changing the destiny of the country forward or backward. United Kingdom has taken a bold but […]

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HONESTY AND INTRETERGITY OF THE GUARDIAN TREASURER OF THE NATION

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel Justice is not only be done it must seem to be done Citizen is expected to be given their cherished Nation to the hands of honest leaders of integrity on trust for a limited period to administer the Nation on trust as “Temporary Trustees”. Some trustees […]

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“SALAWA – WISALAWA AND MAN MADE DISASTERS TO BE AVOIDED”

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe Solicitor and Attorney- at –law- A former Secretary of the Bar Association  Salawa/ Kosgama Tragedy “Slawa” is in a suburb with a mixture of a township and village in the famous and traditional “Seethawaka” Kingdom in Sri Lanka on High Level Road not too far from Colombo the Capital. It is one of […]

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“IMMEDIATE NEED FOR A KIDNEY BANK IN SRI LANKA”

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel A precious organ in the Human Body Kidney is one of the most precious organs in the human body, making urine, remove excess water, control body chemicals, toxins, control blood pressure, keep bones healthy, keep make and maintain  red blood, controls mineral and potassium, blood acidity […]

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“TORTURE OF WILD ELEPHANTS AND DISTRUCTION OF THE WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMNT”

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe Solicitor / Attorney- at- law and a former Ambassador  Magistrate as an owner of an Elephant “Tilina Gamage” is a pleasant young non-controversial magistrate, who was charged with public property act, and for the possession of a baby elephant valued at 6.9 million allegedly without a valid licence. It is also alleged that […]

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“DO WE REALLY ENJOY FREE EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA?”

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel-Solicitor, Attorney-at-law Education Education is a process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values to the other generation. Education is a fundamental Right expected to be enjoyed by every citizen guaranteed in the Sri Lankan Constitution and many parts of the world. Absolute freedom […]

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“State of Israel Celebrates Independence”

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U A E and Israel A New Nation was born State of Israel was born in 1948, amidst struggle and fighting with Neighbours and a large segment of opponents and Arab states worldwide   after losing 1/3rd of Jews in the world as a result of large and […]

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