Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Bodu Bala Convention – Hot air for nobodies trying to be somebodies!

Last Sunday’s gathering of a polyglot of robed men, some of them rogues in sheep’s clothing, were involved in a massive plot to fool the gullible public, most notably the Muslim community, but also the Christian and Hindu Communities too, to a lesser extent.

Their laughable attempt to fool the few and most notably the idiotic press who follow their words as if there is ANY truth to what they say is regrettable as they are taking advantage of the ignorant public, much like the way the Catholic Church in the middle ages fooled people during the age of the Crusaders. Been there done that!!

This is an attempt by a few angry men in robes, who feel that Buddhism is paying the price of rapid economic development, which is completely at odds with the Buddhist ethos of attempting to reduce craving!

Whilst in a future blog I will try and enunciate more clearly where they should ideally concentrate their efforts in saving this Country from destruction. Bashing Muslims and other religions DO NOT figure at ALL in my recommendation for their real need for longevity. I don’t know if they realize it or not but this un-Buddhist racist ideology they profess to strike fear amongst already spineless people in Sri Lanka, whilst giving them a short term advantage, will in the long term damn them into oblivion.

Personally, the Rabid dogs of the Hela Urumaya, are just that DOGS. BBS can actually rise up from that moniker and do something about actually ensuring the continuity of Sri Lanka as a country, and do some serious work in attempting to educate the people on the destructive policies of the Country, that is ruining its Environment, polluting the minds of the people by a polluted ethos of a family that is robbing the Country in broad daylight with impunity, and if unchecked will lead to the wholesale destruction of the Country, where it does NOT matter who lives in it, all will be lost to all.

The most important thing to realize is that even such ignorant, badly led monks, might be able to resurrect some real form of patriotism, love for the Country, from the present hatred of other beliefs, and if history is an example, it is better to show them the light, than damn them in hell. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

How pathetic is it to see a lowly British busy body interfering in SL internal affairs in as far away place as Batticlaoa?

I am simply gobsmacked that a two bit Foreign Service officer, of Her Majesty’s Govt. in this case in the guise of the Deputy HC, Laura Davies, is even accorded a welcome in Batticaloa to discuss, local politics!

Is our Government stark raving mad? Or just too spineless to tell them to shove off!

This pathetic excuse for a Government, that cannot hold to account their own rampaging ministers who spend all their time pocketing the Nation’s Wealth have NO time to look into the activity of the foreign service corps, and tell them what they can and cannot do on our shores. It is fine to visit Batti, take in the sun and perhaps spread the language of their Country, in this case English to the natives, but lets stop there.

Instead this Govt. has put vast resources to spy on their most patriotic citizens, and use none to look into the activities of people such as the UK Deputy HC who has NO interest in what the local pols think, but act in the interests of British Citizens of Sri Lankan descent, whose interests she represents in talks with the TNA and local Officials, so that the UK can say they have looked into allegations made, rightly or wrongly of UK citizens against what is being done or not done on the ground to people who may be relatives or friends of theirs!!!

The SL Govt loves to make a loud noise so that the foolish voting public are given a wrong message that the Govt. does not tolerate foreign interference, a very politically powerful message, however the reality is that under their very noses they act with impunity in pretending they care.

When a fifth rate foreign service officer can put in her resume that she negotiated with the TNA in Batticaloa, it sounds grand, and will ensure her promotion to fourth rate, so she cannot be faulted for her actions, it is only the GOSL idiots and nincompoops, who are shown in poor light as bumbling asses from the Foreign Minister down who must be castigated for permitting such incendiary practices, that will do nothing to improve inter community harmony, but will satisfy the UK Govts. Aims.

Time to throw out the unpatriotic rascals who are duping the people in Sri Lanka to believe they are protecting their interests when the reality is just the reverse!! If anyone can prove me wrong, please do so, I want to hear your point of view please!      

Friday, September 12, 2014

The MUTTS of UVA back Shasheendra – any wonder because they are all mutts!

Is it any wonder that the FT today said the academics of UVA backed Shasheendra. The first mutt is the Professor Premala Silva from the Uva Wellassa University. He is talking cock because the number of students at Uva Wellassa is embarrassingly low even though it is situated in UVA and is designed to be more employment friendly, and geared to practical subjects.

It is no wonder that the whole list of Academics are those who have benefitted from the largesse of the Govt. from sinecures, to directorships and are part of those who have benefited substantially, as compared with their students from this administration. We count the always sycophanting appearing in the ads Professor Sampath Amerasinghe amongst that lowly crowd, though the caption did not tie in with the photo as the photo was not of Sampath.

It is therefore just a political gathering as Shasheendra was present at the event, and it is obvious he would surround himself with sycophants to make the point. It was however rather remiss of the FT to report this party political event as a statement of fact.

I trust the readers of the FT will use the few ions of common sense they still possess to good use and are able to see the wood from the trees.

It is time we actually call a spade a spade and say that educated does not mean A level pass rates as most of those there do the classic useless A levels of Buddhist Civilization, Sinhala and Political Science, that are sure ways to ensure they are unemployable in either the private or public sector as all the learning is by rote.

All students, are intelligent and in Sri Lanka rote learning is in the blood of most people, so that does not say an iota about the quality of education in UVA. We must look at facilities for teaching science, agriculture and vocational studies that ensure that the youth of UVA are able to get employment in their chosen and preferred fields.

What is the point of the Education process if we just have a bunch of sycophantic academics who lead the learned readers of a supposedly good newspaper, with poppycock talk that is reported as FACT. That is utter nonsense.

One can really understand the true state of University Education when we have such people in high places in our society, some who would not even get a job pumping petrol in a foreign country, and not give a chance to our eminent academics to practice the real education, and so fill the academic corridors of prestigeous foreign universities.

Time this lot were pensioned off and replaced by real Academics for the sake of our students and the future of Sri Lanka.

GOTA is spot on but so is the TNA - talking at EACH OTHER NOT TO!!!

Come to your senses read the link to the Island article and realize what Gota is on about. There is NO direct communication as there is a stalemate between two immovable pillars, (obstacles to the peace process they both are) who have loud speakers talking to thin air hoping someone will listen and take action.

In case you were wondering who the pillars were, they are Gota and Senathirajah.

None wants to hear a word of or from the other, and they both represent powerful factions in their own communities, none of whom wish to have any dealings with the other. This put simply is why there is NO peace and we allow the two bit foreigners to make hay. (see the following blog entry on the Deputy UK Envoy’s trip to Batticaloa)

It is time SL realize this incompatibility and chuck both these dogs to fight to the death, and we will go about saving Sri Lanka for the people. Anyone who has followed the country’s progress must have now come to the conclusion that 5 years after the end of hostilities the same old dogs are at play, when 21M lives are at stake, and they don’t seem to care a toss about it.

When you have two intransigent SOBs nothing ever gets done, until they are removed. We tolerate their ilk because our standards are so low. Again look at the next blog entry when we tolerate a lowly Foreign Officer to interfere in our internal affairs, the implication being we cannot manage our own, due to the likes of these specimens referred to above.

All 21M people are of the same sub species of humans, and the fact that some have a slightly different accent or speak a different language, MUST not differentiate them from the other. If we were a tri-lingual country this would never occur. The politicians have divided our Country to communities so they can govern us by playing into the human frailty of fear, and stealing our votes accordingly.

It is time we take stock, lock them both in one cell, and let them fight it out to the death. You can bet that both would be found dead! We will be free of their misery, and we will then be ready to get to the next level of greatness as a nation. What if we lock up ALL politicians! What a paradise this would be!      

UPFA scraping the dregs of the “kasippu barrel” – come on Dulless you can do better than that!

Dulles Allahaperuma a Cabinet Minister in the current Govt. appears to be in want of something and someone to blame other than himself, and so when they could not blame the JVP or the UNP for sins of the past, resorted to one of the worst political tricks in the book, to blame the predecessor of the Current President, from the same Party, namely former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, when the UPFA administration was accused of granting liquor licenses to the inhabitants of the Moneragala District.

As if to show the illiterate electorate that he is right, he challenges anyone to show that even ONE liquor license was granted to UVA in the MR administration. I can show at least 30, so he is just playing to the GALLERY, knowing no one will challenge him!

We know politicians will blame their mothers for giving birth to them, rather than admit blame for their wrongdoings, and that is the name of the game. However in a Country that in the past 10 years has seen an unprecedented increase in the consumption of liquor both legal stuff, and hooch or moonshine, as well and more of an issue of a widespread use of addictive drugs, that border on being uncontrollable, due to political patronage, and by implication, little action on the path of the Executive to bring their own to heel, it is a bit much to take!

It is time these two bit politicians start eating their own words, as most of them are said in a very irresponsible fashion and when analyzed, sound laughable, it is time to take stock and debate how we can change this culture.

Simply put, the people of Sri Lanka suffer from an incredible level of foolishness, otherwise we would not use democracy to vote in inept politicians in the guise of film stars or tele drama actors and sons and daughters of currently elected politicians.

All that does is to perpetuate fallacies, allow the likes of Dulless to make asinine statements and get away with it without being stoned and sent into hiding for being such an ass. It is time that people of some kind of standing, who are actually able to take on responsibility and do not act like sycophants under obligation to an Almighty, take on the mantle of improving the quality of life of the people they serve.

I don’t care what is done in other countries, we have a potentially intelligent population that can rule the world, and the politicians have turned them into idiots, and we have allowed them to do so by our inaction. Let’s turf them out NOW.  

Come on Sri Lankans its time you tell the jokers who rule you that if not for them, we would be one of the top nations on earth in all measures.        

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The JOKE that is the Media Release of the CSE on reaching 3 TRILL!

Whilst the market value of the CSE increased to 3 trillion rupees is a feat, one must be cautious when reading anything the CSE puts out.

They are terribly anxious to show their performance in good light, but just look at the net inflows from overseas year to date 2014, appalling not even US$250M which is not even pea nuts, which makes the rise completely speculative lacking in fundamentals.

The road shows that the PDF boast about have hardly caused a ripple and the figures above corroborate this as money has been flying out of the market with foreign funds taking profits, rather than replacing with new funds, except for just two that have invested in this year on a positive note.

One must remember in such an illiquid market where speculators are rampant, they do not kill the goose that lays the golden egg in a declining interest market that under normal circumstances should see a far greater rise in share prices along with a commensurate increase in market capitalization.

Let us NOT forget that illiquid shares in very high market cap companies such as CT (Ceylon Tobacco) and Nestle skew the market right royally, for no benefit to either the CSE or the Sri Lankan economy as they repatriate all their profits back to the home base!!!!

Let’s just remind the intelligent investor that HOGWASH created by the CSE itself is detrimental to the overall objective of preserving sanity, and intelligent analysis both which are lacking in the media statement.

When asinine and foolish comments are made by supposedly respected people who run the CSE, the whole country’s reputation is put on the line.

I would sincerely ask both Vajira Kulatilleke the Chairman of the CSE and Rajiva Bandaranayake the CEO, to get a grip on themselves and stop making a fool of themselves, and try to increase active new investor participation and a greater level of companies to join the CSE instead of numbers trying to leave or being gobbled up on consolidation. This can only stop if they take active steps to stop insider trading, and persuade shareholders to considerably draw down their controlling shareholdings to give liquidity a boos and widen share-ownership!

There will be no new entrants until that is done

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day – time for some introspection

With the alarming statistics emanating from Sri Lanka relating to suicides, it is time for us to seriously take some real action in strengthening the mental health of this nation.

I believe I am not incorrect in saying that everyone, at some point in their lives will become suicidal, due to a foreseen or unforeseen occurrence, and it is the duty of others around to try and give support and comfort to get us out of that state. Of course there is a line on a continuum that people suffer from so some are more prone to depression and suicidal thoughts than others and it is a continuing issue that as a society we must be able to face in a matter of fact way.

What I mean by matter of fact, is that there are the obvious people we can call without fear or embarrassment if we feel depressed, as we know they will give us some comfort to get over the thoughts of hopelessness that arise from this state of mind.

It is to the credit of the Samaritans, and the Sri Lankan version, Sumithrayo, that we do in fact have a support mechanism if only the people across the spectrum know of its existence and also of it being accessible to all 24/7 for the people it serves.

For a society like Sri Lanka to reduce their suicide rate, especially amongst the youth, it is important we are able to figure out what is the problem in our inherent culture that leads people to commit suicide, and how do we prevent unnecessary loss of life owing to it.

Suicide is not one that chooses between rich or poor, or other social markers, so we must try and understand if we have some societal behavioral norms if crossed lead people to take their own lives. I am not here to analyze each and every one of these and suggest solutions, but to urge the medical profession to elevate psychiatry to an acceptable and affordable vocation with psychological counsellors who are trained at every divisional secretariat level to identify those most at risk and take preventive action.

It is also important that ALL schools have some people trained in Counselling students, and where students have a willing Counselor able to give advice that can help reduce the hopelessness that pressures of adolescence can induce in our society. I am only touching the surface of this problem, but believe resources MUST be put at this un sexy field to save our people from a wholly unnecessary final trap!   

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Vigi you are playing a dangerous game. What is your goal in this?

Are you working in collusion with the GOSL in making self defeating statements, aimed at strengthening the Central Govt. hold on the Peninsula?

At the recently concluded ITAK convention where Senathirarajah ousted the more pliable Sambanthan there was a disturbing report about what Vigneswaran said at the event. This was reported by the Indian Express Newspaper in India, and I have to only opine based on that news, and forgive me if the news as reported is erroneous.

We know that the Army is using unconscionable tactics to subtly pressurize the citizenry, and maybe even using Israeli posture profiling to determine who is one who would be unhappy, rebelling or likely to fight and at the extreme attempt a suicide bomb against the enemy.

This fear I believe is unfounded, but the GOSL implies it has more information to the contrary, that I am NOT privy to continue to intimidate the local population as part of their dirty tricks campaign against the people living there.

So for Vignesweran to demand that the Youth use the same tactics to inform (who are they to tell, and do they fax, sms, phone, use other spying technology to rat on all Army movements, is something I don’t quite understand. Was he merely expressing the frustration of the local people to this very invasive tactics the Army use to make it clear to the people that they are under occupation, much like how the Israelis treat the Palestinians in the West Bank? I don’t have an answer to that Q!

Actually by asking the Youth to inform ITAK of the whereabouts of the Army and the troop numbers, they are potentially threatening the GOSL perceived security of the area, making them even more willing to intimidate the youngsters, and start questioning them on their behavior and data that they have in their presence.

It is time ITAK stop this aggressive stance, and Vigy stop informing the Tamils that they have a kinship with Tamil Nadu, both acts that are like showing a red rag to an increasingly paranoid government in Colombo. After all this paranoia is further strengthening the power base of the GOSL, in justifying their continued hold on power, as wanting to protect the Sri Lankan citizenry from anti patriotic traitors of the ITAK or TNA bent on dividing this small state.

One can argue that Vigneswaran is actually doing the GOSL bidding in making such asinine statements, so that they will survive for longer than legitimate!!    

Monday, September 8, 2014

Qatar is far more Dictatorial than Sri Lanka –the majority who are non Qataris have NO rights!

Whilst we are complaining about losing our democratic rights here in Sri Lanka to a dictatorial rogue, we must not forget the fact that there are other countries that are under the radar which are able to conceal their dictatorship in a sinister way.

Take the case of Qatar. They came into my radar when they made the fatal mistake of trying to muzzle a couple of Human Rights activists who came to investigate the ongoing deaths of the poor Nepalese construction workers, who are duped to work for pitiful wages and conditions, due to the desperation of their economic plight back home. Due to appalling working conditions, the incidents of workplace accidents and deaths are really unacceptable for Qatar, let alone even if they occurred in Nepal.

So when one realizes that Qatar has the highest GNP on earth, it is because there are so few Qataris to divide the spoils, and there are six times as many non-Qataris who work in Qatar to serve these pretend to work citizens of the Emirate.  

There are ONLY 278,000 Qataris at GNP per head of US$100K in a population of 2 Million. In effect in this absolute monarchy with NO elected assembly, the NON Qataris have NO rights, and even if they stand on the road with a placard will be promptly deported. There is no dissent by the foreigners, as they have no choice to work or leave, and don’t rock the boat. The foreigners know the rules under which they live, which are NO rules, but those imposed on them and they cannot change them even if they wanted to, if they felt it was unfair. As for the local citizens why do they care about the foreigners as they are only there to serve, and they don’t want to rock the boat as they are taken care of cradle to grave from the welfare state that only applies to the Qataris.

Workers there work only under the Qatari rules or leave, so whatever UN rules apply to workers don’t apply to non-Qataris as far as enforcement is concerned, as put simply, non-Qataris cannot take a case out against the Qatar govt. in Qatar, so they have NO law. Any fool worth half a brain knows what the status of the majority of people who live in Qatar is, and it is that they have NO status.

Worse still, with Qatar now funding extremism abroad, they are fast becoming a pariah nation, that like Israel the US supports because it is in their interests to support with the largest military base in the Gulf, mainly manned by Sri Lankans, who if they left the base will result in a non-functional military base. Fortunately, they cannot join together to protect their interests and hold the base to ransom, so no worry to the US or the Qataris and the status NON quo remains.             

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The MASSIVE Qatar coverup.

It was interesting that I saw the news in the Qatari owned Al Jazeera web site of the two HR activists who had gone missing and now in detention in Qatar.

The issue at hand are the harsh conditions in which the construction work force and in this case the Nepalese, who come in search of some means to support their families return in body bags from construction related accidents!

For example it is estimated that 2,500 Nepalese WILL die in the Construction of the sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but there is nothing that will stop the problem due to the country unwilling to impose the strict standards of construction that places like the US adopt.

It is the ease of finding the people in desperate Nepal that prevents any change to their livelihood and it will just go on. I believe at least a state compensation of US$150,000 MUST be paid for each death in Qatar to reduce the impact, and a similar amount for those permanently disabled. In this method either the safety levels will improve or it can be shown that people went knowing the dangers that lurk in the job.

As long as there are people willing to go there, the Middle East has benefited from foreigners. Qataris are in a small minority in their land, that is run by others for them, and they have the highest GNP on earth, no one can stop the shift!

It is a cruel world out there, and the Western Nations are complicit in this whole scam, as they benefit from Qatari investment in the West, as they own Harrods in Knightsbridge and invest heavily in UK industry, so no one is willing to rock the boat.

In this game of chess, the Queen is held by the west and Qatar just a knight or castle, the pawns being the unskilled workers who are exploited to the hilt, to satisfy the greed of the other two classes. No country wants their labor practices investigated and it is up to the UN Conventions to be enforced, and when no one does that too, then the whole UN value is called into ridicule.

Let us hope for the sake of the workers some acceptable compromise on the lines of my suggestions are adopted so that FIFA is NOT tainted with HR violations, as a world cup that was made possible over the dead bodies of those who built it! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In all this campaigning it is clear who is AWOL – Traitor

  - AKA Sajith

It does not take a rocket scientist to work out that Sajith Premadasa has not come even one day to help his friend Ranjith Madduma Bandara, campaign in Moneragala, let alone Harin, which with some personal issues to resolve is excusable!

He would have added some flavor to the campaign, and his complete absence can only be interpreted as being paid off by the wily Mahinda Rajapaksa not to campaign and falsely let on that he will be helped by MR to get the UNP leadership. Actually the latter is the best thing that can happen to MR as it will make the UNP completely unelectable anyway with his type of leadership and personality.

One must understand the creature well before making broad brush insinuations, and therefore one only must look at the experience of the past three or four years to understand that Sajith has had NO intention of helping the UNP win any elections because he perceives himself as the loser.  

Well he is the loser alright and an outright loser right now, as he has become a thorn in the side of everyone who cares about Sri Lanka and about democracy. He does not make decisions on a rational basis but on personal satisfactions, and does not forgive and holds grudges for all time. This latter quality cannot succeed in politics and is actually detrimental to a politician’s future ambition, which Sajith’s dwindling band of followers must understand, and put aside a fanatical loyalty and call a spade a spade.

It is very important that the UNP finally gives up the Ghost that is Sajith who has been haunting the party for so long, preventing them from going places, and being misinterpreted incorrectly.

The UNP is in a must win campaign to crash the misperceptions of being unwinnable, and it is just one person who is holding the party to ransom. If he was eviscerated from the party then this allegation would not be made, but as he is still a member of the Party, we must face this challenge and do something serious about this unacceptable state of affairs and hold him in contempt, and punish him with eviction. It is then his choosing what he does with himself, which in my opinion is merely to pee in his pants as he is not capable of any more gentlemanly conduct.

Sri Lanka has to move forward, get rid of stale bread, and create a new environment for vibrancy and fair play in Governance and Government, with the soaring ambitions of the new middle class being fulfilled and kill and bury old ideas.