Author Archive for Dr Sarath Obeysekera

High Handed Action by Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation Chairman.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Chief Executive Officer Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Pvt) Ltd. 30th December 2020Honourable Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Office No: 58, Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha Colombo 07. Honourable Sir, High Handed Action by Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation Chairman.Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Pvt) Ltd. was established in early 2015 with an investment from the Mother Company […]

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Blue Economy –Need of the Hour

Sunday, May 12th, 2024

Deewara saha Sagara Sampath Sanwardane Udawa The current and future prosperity of Sri Lanka is intrinsically linked to its marine and coastal assets, with fisheries and tourism being the two main pillars of its economy, gross domestic product (GDP) and source of employment    Implementation of the Blue Economy, hitherto to be named as” Fisheries […]

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Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Dr Sarath Obeysekera President Maithripala Sirisena says he decided to establish the National Economic Council to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management in the country. He said that the objectives of NEC are to increase the export income and develop the local industry.  He pointed out there is a need for a […]

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Cisco which is a port operator wanted Hambantota port to  expand into a large-scale shipbuilding and Repair Centre

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera We proposed to establish an Offshore and Marine sector  industry which would have been a Dollar Generating  venture  Instead same member of the committee sold it to another Chinese company  God knows how our decision makers got Access to Chinese  to take over this port  Now they are killing our own Port […]

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The state of welding training and employment opportunities for welders from Sri Lanka 

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Dr Sarath obeysekera  During a recent meeting held by the president, he mentioned the need for developing more comprehensive  vocational Training in Sri Lanka We need to seriously discuss and implement the following plan The state of welding training and employment opportunities for welders from Sri Lanka  We  are discussing the state of welding training […]

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56% of College Students Have Used AI on Assignments or Exams

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Over half of students BestColleges surveyed (54%) say that the use of AI tools on college coursework counts as cheating or plagiarism.  ImageCredit: picture alliance / Contributor / Getty I I myself placed a question in AI Chat Box as follows In need to formulate a plan to invest in a program […]

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Road map for AKD

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Presidential Candidate AKD Road map Action plan 1 request all the ministers and MP’s to return all the vehicles Lottery to be thrown in Galle face so that everyone gets one vehicle  2 Ask all ex presidents and wives to return all the vehicles and handover the house given to them and […]

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NIC and passport -My ordeal at Sri Lanka Passport office – Uphill battle 3/1/24 

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  My son came for a holiday from the UK  after 8 years and wanted to renew/obtain new dual passport which has expired. We went to get one day service at 8 am to the passport office  Handed over all the documents but the  NIC he had was issued several years later in […]

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Cheating helpless customers at ගෙදර යන ගමන්

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera The famous supermarket on the way home ගෙදර යන ගමන්”Place Pelawatte Battaramulle mulls Time. 31 December 2023 at 12.15 pm  Walked into The-supermarket to buy a pack of Iced Coffee to treat our  guests Price marked by either the manufacturer or the supermarket was 500 Rs against 240 last year  Picked a few […]

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How to neutralize Indian and Chinese competition

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera EDB wants to hold a Global Maritime Forum in the same line as Indians who held their forum last October 23 Our minister of ports with a delegation took part in that forum China is also holding such forums and taking the liberty to pressure Sri Lanka to allow them to deploy their […]

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CÐP 28 and 80 strong delegation to Dubai What is the benefit ?

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Green Marine is now part of the new Offshore Energy platform that connects communities to tell the story of the energy transition and sustainable solutions in the maritime and offshore world.   From phasing out fossil fuels to investing in greener innovations within the maritime and offshore industry, the energy transition is relevant […]

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

Friday, August 25th, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 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 Tourism. […]

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India vs China in the battlefield to acquire supremacy

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera We have seen many news items about the visit by the President of Sri Lanka and the MOUs signed between the two countries to convert Trincomalee harbor into an energy hub  A multi-product oil pipeline to be laid between Trincomalee and the nearest Indian export port coupled with the development of Steel […]

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FDI is the key to come out of the mess we are in

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I remember the times of RP when garment factories were built in rural  areas  The progress of each factory was monitored by the president himself with a few super secretaries. Ministers were given marching orders if things go wrong  There was an incident when an  Investor who was waiting to get a […]

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Poland can surely do better for Sri Lanka

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Embassy-in-Warsaw-secures-export-opportunities-for-diverse-products/34-743703   Quote   Sri Lanka Mission observed from the numerous inquiries it received from members of the Polish public and Sri Lanka well-wishers, the high appreciation of and increasing demand for Ceylon tea, spices, handloom items (sarongs, beach wraps, and shawls and accessories, etc.), handicrafts, including traditional masks and woven reed/rattan […]

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Ambewela Milk not that sweet

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I read the news below when HE visited Ambewela farm and commented about the tremendous growth  Of course, they can grow when they milk” the nation by increasing the price of milk at will A liter of milk which was 160 Rs less than a year ago has gone up to […]

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CEB electrical engineers made blunders

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera News item today shows how stupid we were to build a coal power plant in Norrocholai  but not in Sampoor in Trinco  පුත්තලමර බැරිවුනොත් ත‍්‍රිකුණාමලයට ගල් අගුරු ගොඩ බා ලොරිවලින් නොරොච්චෝලට අදිනවා… December 22, 2022 at 12:02 am | lanka C news නොරොච්චෝල බලාගාරයට ගල්අඟුරු සැපයීමේ කිසිදු ගැටළුවක් නැති බව විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති […]

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Restructuring SOE’s in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera An example of  failing a SOE is  Restructuring of     Dockyard Dockyard  One of the main features of the privatization was to hand over 10% shares to workers in the restructured company  As mentioned in a tv talk President DBW and a few leaders of JSS which was the state-sponsored union […]

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Mud ( ilmenite sand) slinging again

Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Now that two top-level people in Geological Survey and Marine Bureau ( GSMB ) are replaced by new people, the very first complaint published by the ex-chairman of the cement corporation, has landed on new bosses to handle We should seriously look into the possibility of value addition to our own mineral […]

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Saturday, December 10th, 2022

By Dr Sarath Obeysekera Chairman Advisory Board for EDB to develop Marine and Offshore Industry  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 […]

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Traffic and Road Conditions in Sri Lanka

Saturday, December 10th, 2022

Dr sarath obeysekera Traffic Safety and Road Conditions While in Sri Lanka, U.S. citizens may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. Vehicular traffic in Sri Lanka moves on the left (British style). Traffic in Colombo can be congested. Narrow two-lane highways, overloaded trucks, poorly driven buses, and a variety […]

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Government should walk the talk

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera The article below promoted me to write this  An investor who wanted to build a marina and a yacht boat building and repair yard near a harbour had to face the following difficulties  Get Local authority approval for blocking out a plan of the land Submit seeking preliminary approval request to UDA […]

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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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