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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
What a colossal waste of Rs15M! – we can’t even access www.chogm13.lk
It was reported yesterday that the CHOGM web site address referred to in the
heading had cost Rs15M. I cannot even access it to find if it is worth
anything. The fact that I cannot access it must mean that the whole amount has
gone into someone’s pocket and we still seem to have apologists for this
I cannot understand
how anyone in all conscience can defend this Government and its waste as
isolated. It is just rampant in everything the Government spends.
The reader please
try accessing www.chogm13.lk as I can’t. I
am quite frustrated and fed up and I am not a person coming to CHOGM. SO just
imagine what the overseas visitor thinks about it?
Oh finally after a few
false starts and 10 minutes of trying I finally got through! Is this the wondrous
site? There is nothing wondrous about it.
Chief Executive Officer
Taskforce Secretariat for CHOGM 2013
Block 4, BMICH
Tel : +94117575200
Fax : +94117575221
Email : chogm2013(at)mea(dot)gov(dot)lk
The above is an extract
of the contact. Is this the way the email addresses are written? Come on which planet
are we from for Rs15M. Who is the joker who was given the task of doing the website,
as it has not even passed the peer review at which such bloopers would be pointed
out and corrected.
If the indication above
is any indication on our ability to organize a drunkard mud wrestling competition,
no wonder the Canadian PM did not want to deal with such.
Why are these Govt.
stooges who get these Govt. contracts so inept? It reflects so adly on the Country
and if truth be told, the Mahinda Rajapakse
Govt. must share the blame if not take it on his shoulders personally as no one
seems to be accountable for this embarrassment.
Full marks to you Harsha
de Silva MP for pointing this out yesterday evening, but you missed saying what
an aberration it was!!!