Author Archive for Dr Sarath Obeysekera

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ports to boost connectivity

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera It is commendable that Sri Lanka opened their eyes, ( though whoever is in the above picture is sleeping ) and take meaningful action to further develop transshipment trade with  Bangladesh Hopefully SAG5, and CICT joined hands on this mission SLPA port is having difficulties in finding funds to complete ECT as […]

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Green Hydrogen by Green Man

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera lanka C news | ධීවර බෝට්ටු සඳහා හරිත හයිඩ්‍රජන්… Sorry to say this  This is like LNG to be used as CNG to power cars like in many countries  Why all of a sudden Green hydrogen? Why cannot we develop Solar power on boats? Green hydrogen may have to be stored in […]

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The budget ignored North and East

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Wigneswaran says that the Budget did not mention any development in the East and specifically north Only one proposal regarding blue economy-related industry was to consider development over three zones in the Western southern and eastern regions where nautical tourism is to be developed with water skiing etc A northern peninsula with a […]

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Blue Economy neglected but the Canabis promoted

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Tourism Industry 18. Promotion of Marine Tourism 18.1. New programs have been introduced in many countries in various ways to attract tourists. However, there are lack of approaches to develop the maritime tourism considering advantages of the location of Sri Lanka. Therefore, three maritime zones in the Eastern, Southern and Western provinces will be […]

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Need to expedite construction of East Container Terminal in Colombo Port 

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Operations of the Port of Colombo with the help and investment of companies from China India and Mersk with Keels have shown remarkable progress and efficient functioning under POP basis enabling the country to generate more income. This is the best time to promote another investor like Japan or Korea to take […]

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Sunday, November 6th, 2022

By Dr Sarath Obeysekera Preamble This proposal has been made with an action plan to develop NAUTICAL TOURISM with much emphasis on Entertainment Based facilities for tourists who will be tempted to visit Sri Lankan shores. This document is an outline of the idea, and a complete discussion is needed in person to elaborate in […]

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Frying pan to fire

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I took over the post of the chairman of the Ports Authority with a genuine intention of initiating action to develop Galle port as a tourist destination by developing a marina A steel gas barge berthed over  15 years occupying 100 m length of Closenburh Pier was cleared by courts during this […]

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How to get dollars for petrol – The Soviet Style-

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera During the reign of Brezhnev in Soviet Union a currency called valid roubles” was introduced by Russian government  All foreign embassy staff and foreign Employees in Soviet Union were given a quota of a printed note called Valid Roubles ( vlutnaya rublaya) and the government established special shops in the city These shops […]

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

By Dr Sarath Obeysekera Chairman .Advisory Board fir EDB to develop Marine and Offshore Industry 1.     Purpose Sri Lanka is currently facing a severe shortage of foreign currencycreating hardships to the people in the country .Conventional foreign income generating avenues such as tourism,export of garments ,coconut products ,export of teas and spices are not performing […]

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SJB should talk sense

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera News below where ex minister talks about India invading Sri Lanka ? Shouldn’t they talk about Malik giving Hambantota on a platter to Chinese ? We should be happy that Trinco will be developed by our Neighbour Do w  ex have any other option ? රටේ සියලු වැදගත් දේ ක්‍රමයෙන් ඉන්දියාව සතු […]

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Government is only talking about housing ,agriculture and developing livestock, inland aquaculture  etc.It seems that concept of BLUE ECONOMY based on harnessing vast resources in the ocean surrounding our country is neglected ?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera As an example emerging concept of the Blue Economy has been embraced by the Government of Seychelles as a mechanism to realise sustainable economic development based ,around an ocean-based economy.   Seychelles intention is to implement the Blue Economy concept at the national level as a framework to foster an integrated approach for […]

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Basil R should change course if we are to come out of this foreign reserve crunch

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Dr Sarath Obeysekera London  Since 2015 Export Development Board has been trying to implement National Export Strategy ( NES) with few salient features which can enhance our foreign currency reserves A few of them are Development of Boat Building for Export coupled with Nautical Tourism in addition to Development of Spice Trade,Digital Technology  Transformation, development of  Wellness […]

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A life well spent Dr Ibrahim Yusuf London

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Dr SARATH obeysekera  I have lost a closet friend this week Dr Ibrahim Yusuf Born in Rideegama and studied had primary education I Rideegama Temple and a contemporary of Asgiriya Chief Buddhist prelate . He was very much conversant with Buddhism though he payed everyday and recited Quaran several times a day.Amazingly he could recite […]

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Former captain wants cricket in Sri Lanka overhauled -News Item

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Cricket players who may have been above board should not get  involved in politics  Celebrated captain who lifted the World Cup should have stayed as a senior cricketer like Sanga or Mahela and serve the nation .Trying to emulate Imran Khan  has not shown much results .Previous government have him a lucrative […]

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ECT, port strikes and corruption

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I was watching the tv on today and on another day and saw hundreds of port workers planning to stage a strike against a decision of corrupt politicians to sell part of the port.  They were mercilessly threatening the nation which had been battered by Corona.  SAGT sale was also marred with […]

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Role of Viyathmaga

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera  There was a news item about the role of Viyathmaga started under the patronage of the President Few members expected to get appointed to posts of heads of corporations after presidential Election.  No one was appointed and the military top brass with the responsibility to uphold law and order were appointed to many […]

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Sri Lankan Collective of intellectuals supporting the Minister of Industires

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  There are certain opinions among the people today that intellectuals should go to parliament and run the country. The Collective recently formed and held the first inaugural meeting with the participation of the minister of industries has a different opinion. Interlevuals  should allow the politicians to go to parliament and support constitution […]

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Nautical tourists are badly treated in Galle

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera  Photos illustrated here show Galle Harbour with several yachts owned by foreign sailing tourists who are in Sri Lanka during this lull tourist period  Next to the yacht park in the Harbour Is the building which is a  yacht repair facility established in 2014 This project was abandoned in 2015 by the […]

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Secretary-General’s letter to staff on the plague of racism

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Dr. Sarath OBEYSEKERA  Secretary-General’s letter Dear Colleagues, Following the virtual town hall meeting held on Thursday, 4 June 2020, in New York, I wish to share with you a rough transcript of what I said to the colleagues in New York.  We gathered amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to focus on another urgent challenge – the […]

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Doctor involved in Robbing his own training hospital

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera  We read politicians including paradesheeya sabha members and monks involved in robberies ,  but this is the first time we hear about  a Doctor who is almost a consultant involved in a robbery. There is nothing here to be surprised because most of the doctors who become consultants eventually start robbing poor […]

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Black and White.

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera White-skinned invaders came to Africa and Asia and made colonies settle down. Most of them not only scraped the national wealth and sent it to their counties some of them settled down in these countries and started living with local women leading to children becoming lighter in skin colour. In South Africa and […]

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I heard that government intends to import cows to Sri Lanka I decided to republish my own article published Last year 

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Double standards

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I listen to President’s speech where he righty vouched to drastic take  action to severe connections with any International agencies if these agencies act against our war heroes  We also have to admit that the Sri Lankan’s working and remitting foreign funds which we desperately need are also performing yeoman service to […]

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Let us not waste but preserve

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera  During this difficult period, we keep watching how vegetables were wasted and rotten fish getting disposed Fruits rotting away due to difficulties in transportation  We should now think carefully about preserving food for a rainy day  In Russia, people keep preserving cabbage cucumber, carrot  and beetroot, etc and bottle them for consumption […]

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Professionals in Sri Lanka are not doing enough and politicians are bragging about democracy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Dr. sarath obeysekera   We have had Easter attack last year and now the Corona pandemic which has caused a heavy burden ion people But most   of the professionals in technical, financial and management fields are sitting at home and spend quite a life without infusing revolutionary ideas which are practical and workable to […]

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Elevated highway: Govt. accepts unsolicited proposal from Chinese company

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Elevated highway: Govt. accepts unsolicited proposal from Chinese company By Namini Wijedasa The Government has accepted an unsolicited proposal from China Harbour Engineering Company (Ltd) for the elevated expressway from Athurugiriya to New Kelani Bridge via Rajagiriya — a project for which bid documents had already been finalised to call an open […]

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Crew change of ships in Galle and Colombo ports why not Trinco and Hambantota ?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When reading The the attached communication issued by the President’s office I wonder why they cannot   use the other two ports as well We proposed to develop Trinco as a location for oil rig lay-up facilities and requested the government to restructure quarantine procedure to accommodate the crew changes of rigs […]

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Yes we should help the government to resurrect economy

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera  රටේ ආර්ථිකය බේරා ගන්න කොරියානුවන් තම කණ කර ආභරණ එරට භාණ්ඩාගාරයට දුන්නා.. අපද එසේ විය යුතුයි.. May 18, 2020 at 3:22 am | lanka C news කොරියාවේ වැටුණු ආර්ථිකය ගොඩගැනීම සඳහා කොරියානුවන් තම කණකර එරට භාණ්ඩාගාරයට ලබාදුන් බව ඇමති සී.බී. රත්නායක මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. කිසිවකුට අත නොපා අපි නැගිටිමු යන අධිෂ්ඨානයෙන් මෙම […]

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Tourism needs fresh thinking

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera  Export Development  Board is quite active in trying to promote various export-oriented Industries to enhance foreign currency earnings for the country One of the proposals they are promoting is the development of nautical tourism which involves boat and leisure craft building and various marinas around the island One of the pioneers in […]

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Day of Victory

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera  One of my friend living in the USA, doing quite well who studied in Russia and migrated send me following;  The Communist regime gave us an education and some of us served in our the  country for  few years and some left the country for greener pastures  Sine left the country some […]

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