Author Archive for Sasanka De Silva

IS A MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORM A BANE OR A BOON?

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva  Pannipitiya Making it mandatory for children to come to school to get an education is a very outdated concept. Allowing them to attend school in any attire is the way forward. Some argue that the prescription is to make all children look equal, and class disparities will not matter then, but for […]

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AVOID JUST FALLING INTO ALLURING WEEKEND FAMILY PACKAGES.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Due to the current situation in the country, most hotels are trying to bring in local guests with attractive family weekend packages that include the use of the pool without additional cost. Recently, I attended a wedding at one of these hotels, and their pool was full of young and small […]

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Why some segments of society are good at doing business?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Interesting question, and in an ethnically divided society like ours, it is better to find answers and how some, if not all, of their methods, can be adopted by others as well. One of the most successful business communities in the world for centuries has been the Jews. What are the secrets […]

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FOR LEANER, MORE ROBUST, EFFICIENT AND GREENER PUBLIC SERVICE

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya. According to official data, Sri Lanka’s public sector now employs more than 1.5 million people, doubling in size over the previous 15 years. Despite having one public servant for every 14 inhabitants, efficiency in the public sector is lower than that of Sri Lanka’s Asian counterparts. The need for staff reductions […]

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What is the name of the Game ?

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya. After seeing a Facebook advertisement for one of the paint manufacturers in Sri Lanka, I called their head office to see if I, as a walk-in customer, could also claim the same discount offered to online buyers. I was refused, but on my insistence, I was connected to their sales department, […]

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IS COLOMBO’S STOCK MARKET ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva, Pannipitiya. A couple of days ago, I realized that I was unable to buy any stocks using the platform access given to me by the broker firm, and when they were contacted immediately to know the reason why my ability to buy was brought to near zero rupees, the reply I received […]

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IS PIRATING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY A BOON OR BANE?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya At a time when all seems lost and gloom is engulfing the Sri Lankans financially, politically, and sportingly, a person of Sri Lankan descent winning the Booker prize recently is something worth celebrating. However, the euphoria was short-lived when a pirated version of the book started doing the rounds on many […]

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FAST TRACK DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN DOT POINTS

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya o       Digitalization of all possible activities, o        Create a unique number at birth for all citizens, and it should be their o   National Identity Card, o   Tax Reporting & o   Social security numbers, o        Embrace the Open Market economy, o       Set up a Task Force to educate the masses about the […]

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POLITICAL LOBBYING – A NECESSARY EVIL

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva,Pannipitiya. In today’s politics, not only in Sri Lanka but also in other areas of the world, it is difficult to avoid this. It is the act of making a legal effort to sway the decisions, policies, or actions of public servants, most frequently politicians or employees of regulatory bodies. People who want […]

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THE FORMATION OF LYNCH MOBS IS INEVITABLE SOON

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Every time a serious crime is reported in the country, the subsequent revelation that there is a politician or someone close to him or her is involved is a common thing to hear these days. Interestingly, it is only one political party that participates in such incidents, which is worth noting. […]

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