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Sajith & Anura Should Dare Arrest; Take The Battle To Gota & Ranil

By Vishwamithra

“Sacrifice: If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” ~Anonymous

No General should send his troops where he himself cannot go. That’s a universal quality of leadership. Historical examples are aplenty; Gandhi and Nehru spent years in jail so that their soldiers couldn’t one day point the finger at them accusing them of betrayal or of self-preservation. Fear of and hesitancy and reluctance to undergo and endure physical hardships and mental collapse is not within the armor of great leadership. The question then is whether our current leaders in Sri Lanka are willing and ready to do whatever difficult tasks in order to accomplish the noble goals of the Aragalaya which began more than two months ago on the Galle Face Green. Unfortunately the answer is an emphatic NO.

Pontificating from atop political platforms or inside the well of the house of Parliament or before a media group is not leadership. In fact, it is naked and unequivocal cowardice. Both Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Sajith Premadasa fall into that group of leaders whose political ambitions have overtaken the need of the hour. Their apparent reluctance to extend the voice and action of the greater majority of our people beyond the traditional playground of politics is responsible for the lethargy and sluggishness of the Aragalaya that once was a cause of many unpredictable changes that were eventual effects of the process.

The two most formidable groups of politicians, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) are silent today and their respective leaderships have displayed nothing but reluctance, hesitancy and haplessness when the call is for more vigorous, more steadfast and more authentic approach to the economic, political and social journey of the country.

After Ranil Wickremesinghe assumed the office of Prime Minister, the faint and slim hope that the people clung on to is evaporating before our very eyes. The youth whose stamina is seen to have been exhausted need a push and shove if the fundamental goals of the movement are to be met. Political leadership is one ingredient that was absent from the Aragalapitiya and that very subjective condition seems to be going abegging from the Aragalaya.

Had Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit and the rest of Indian leadership during India’s Independence struggle stayed at home and asked their troops and followers to perform Satyagraha on the streets of India, what would have been the status of that great movement? The success of the Free India movement was greatly attributable to the exemplary leadership and the sacrifice they, the leaders of the movement, so willingly rendered. It would be great treachery to compare our Sajith and AKD to the Gandhis and Nehrus of India, yet a pertinent mention of the leaders of yesteryear in India is not an overstatement.

The Rajapaksas once again have managed to safeguard their closely guarded wealth and conceal the untold atrocities, thanks largely to the inclusion of Ranil Wickremesinghe, the greatest political traitor modern Sri Lanka has produced. Their preoccupation is with protecting and buttressing the status quo; the hope that the uprising, when it began its sparks and flashes to spread around the country, has had its desired effects, their presence was needed elsewhere. Not because the need is no more or the objective conditions have improved; it is solely because the soldiers have found another, more demanding and an unforgiving battleground: ever-lengthening queues for basic household essentials.

While differences between AKD and Sajith on matters of policies and principles are many, there is one stark similarity between the two: approach to attainment of their political goals which is based on the false assurance of ‘give us power we will know how to provide gas, fuel, medicines and fertilizer’. Their reading of the voter’s mind is as delusional as that of the Rajapaksa brothers- no plan, no roadmap no strategy and no tactics.

But today’s youth in the country are a different species. They are educated, they are well informed and they are indeed not parochial in their fundamental approach to politics, economic management and governance. Their erudition is far beyond the unsophisticated mindset of the current political leadership in the country. And by being so languid and timid in the methodology to resolving many intricate issues that confront the country of today, both AKD and Sajith have become enablers of the very system and organism which today’s youth wish to destroy and replace.

It is precisely that psyche which gives room and space to the current lot of politicians of the government to drag out issues which should not be procrastinated even by twenty four hours. Urgency and immediacy does not seem to be in the working formula of all our mainstream-politicians and as a result of this lack of attention and consideration, the countrymen are doomed to further difficulty and unspeakable hardships.

It is beyond all imagination that our politicians, whether they represent the government or the Opposition, could boast of a clear and detailed roadmap for the resolution of the multiple crises the citizenry is facing. One cannot grasp this reality; the tardiness that is the landmark of an unsuccessful leader has taken ahold of all our leaders and that is so amongst all parliamentarians. A total lack of empathy coupled with sheer incompetence, first to understand the complexities of the issues and then arrive at a consensus-rooted strategic and tactical plan, is costing the country each passing day.

One can easily understand the apathy and incompetence of the Rajapaksas and the Wickremesinghes; but how that same sense of apathy and incompetence has seeped into the mindset of men like AKD and Sajith and their respective sets of party men is utterly alarming. With that kind of political leadership, the country is perceptibly approaching total calamity, a calamity from which there won’t be any recovery.

At the very outset of this series of occurrences, the youth of the country, the real heroes of the Aragalapitiya showed a way forward. A new awakening of the mind with a fresh outlook into racial and religious divisions, rejection of decades-old traditions of polarized and polarizing politics flew out the gates and a fresh insight into a different vista of national life opened up. But the proposed marriage between the Rajapaksas and Wickremesinghe, at least among those who wished for a better day to come, put a halt to the growing intensity of the battle on the Galle Face Green.

That halt, first perceived as a temporary slag, became the norm in the ensuing weeks. Increasing demands of day-to-day needs of families took the youth away from the Aragalapitiya and placed them amongst the thousands of men and women that crowded the queues for household essentials. Our youth is not a generation that had fallen from nothingness; they too are part of their families and those families have needs outside protesting against the governing junta. A vicious cycle of demand and supply and its need to be fed without a stop began working against the interests of an uprising which one once thought is about to be delivered of- a new baby cloaked in a ‘system change’.

Changing a system, introduction of fresh principles and fresh structures takes time, in fact, a long, long time. Those who are not cultivated and refined to be patient and scrupulous must forget about transformation of a system; they must first follow the texts written and rewritten about successful political change. Political change, or even a spontaneous uprising as was evidenced amidst a falling economy and a rotting political culture, needs superior management skills if the desired results are to be achieved.

It is precisely in this arena the AKDs, Premadasas, Champikas and the rest of our Opposition-political leaders have failed the country. Identifying the potential lapses and issues and thereafter offering tangible and pre-tested resolutions is a hallmark of astute leadership. However, when such a demand is the cry of the hour, good leaders take the lead, not rushing to the trouble spot after the horses have bolted as they did on the Aragalapitiya on that fateful day, May 9th. Sajith Premadasa had to take to his heels in order to avert serious injury; the fury of the protesters was so overwhelming.

In other words, Sajith is not ready to dare to challenge the police assault and nor was he ready with a pre-tested formula as to how to recoup from one failure. Instead, Sajith sought solace in his comfort zone of press briefings and mulling in solitude. AKD was no better; at least he was not threatened with assault when he visited the Aragalapitiya the same day, in fact, long before it dawned on Sajith to pay his ill-timed visit.

Yet it is not too late for both these leaders to come together as one team, with one coherent message before the people and throw a challenge to the governing Gota-Ranil Junta and risk being arrested. A few days or a few weeks inside jail is not too much to be asked of these so-called leaders of the people. Their time is running out. Objective conditions of the people are worsening and a strong leadership with iron discipline and a flexible strategy must be presented to the people waiting for such a head of a movement. Don’t let this movement die. If it dies without archiving its primary goal, the wrath of the people and the fury of history would be fairly and squarely on both of you, AKD and Sajith.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com  

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  • 26
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    Gota & Ranil have no legitimacy to deal with the IMF, USAID, WB etc., etc. because they no longer represent the will of the masses. At the very first opportunity they will be kicked out of power. The parties involved must resolve the question who is responsible to carry the bed-pan when that happens before any attempt to enter into a deal or an agreement.

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      Aragalaya NGO show is gamed by CIA on social media to distract from the US proxy war on China and Russia in Sri Lanka. JVP and NPPs social media campaign is done by US tech companies..! Why??!
      The name of the game is: Hybrid economic, trade and Cyber war with Love from Uncle Sam!
      The IMF and US “advisors” are now in Lanka to bail out the Sovereign Bond (ISB) debt trappers and US citizen Goat and puppet Ranil regime. Part of the QUAD plus EU colonization plan for Sri Lanka!.
      Ordinary folks are Guinea Pigs. In these 2 week while the IMF and US advisors are in Lanka, the people are kept in fuel queues with provincial travel restrictions so that the US-EU International Sovereign Bond (ISB) traders can asset strip Sri Lanka and its citizens of ports, airports, lands, telecom, energy infrastructure, and destroy the education system also through DIGITAL COLONIALISM.
      The endgame is that Sri Lanka, located at the Center of the Indian Ocean Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOC), becomes a QUAD colony in the US proxy war on China and Russia in the Indian Ocean region..
      We are like Ukraine without the troops on the ground.

      • 24
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        D
        Aragalaya has all manner of interests operating. But it represents genuine grievances.
        To reject it as a CIA conspiracy means rejecting the only active opposition.
        The protesters are learning fast about the various interests that are at play. The more the public interest and the more the debate, the better its prospects to become an all island campaign.
        It cannot deliver revolution on a platter, but it can be the embryo of social change if it is encouraged to reach a wider community of people.
        Let us not draw far fetched parallels and see what can be done.
        I would rather not curse the Aragalaya with no alternative in sight.

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          Today Sri Lanka is a US-Backed military dictatorship. The military are on the streets and the Washington Concircus is in town with IMF-WB and US special “advisors” to deepen the economic crisis, asset strip to turn Sri Lanka into a QUAD military base.
          Ever since RW came to power in a regime change operation on May 12, the military has been on the streets.
          The Araglaya if it was real should be outside the US embassy and the PM’s office at Flower road against the IMF which is in Lanka to bailout US ISB Bond holders. But Aragalaya NGOs and leaders are funded by USAID and Japanese NGOs and silent about this, so the protests are at petrol sheds- kids having fun?!!
          Better stay home and watch TV! Dont waste time at Aragala shows.

      • 24
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        Dinuk

        I saw the following request and comment on Face Book:

        Joseph Gordon Levitt : Write a sad Story in only 4 words.
        Tasitha Randeniya: I am from Sri Lanka.

        I thought it was brilliant.

        • 1
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          Vedda,

          What about, “I escaped from Nanthikadal”

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            Lester the Lying Jester

            “What about, “I escaped from Nanthikadal”

            After committing genocide and one of the largest heist in Sri Lankan history then hiding behind Sinhala/Buddhism, now begging all over the world for food, fuel, medicine, ………………

            Good story, go get the saffron editors to up date Mahawamsa.

            Here is a good news story
            ‘Bangladesh has become role model for developing countries’
            Press Release 26 Jun, 2022
            https://www.brecorder.com/news/40182528

            Remember your heroine the weeping widow Siri Mao aided and abetted Pakistan committing genocide in Bangladesh. Now shamelessly you have turned to Bangladesh for alms. Sri Lanka never apologized to Bangladesh.

            New three word story line:
            We are hungry
            We are dying

        • 8
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          Brilliant. No doubt!

        • 6
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          That is strictly 5 words.

      • 2
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        While AKD and Sajith tango to American blues, and moda Modi is in doddering Biden’s arms at the G7 summit show in the Alps, the Washington Con-circus – IMF, WB, and Washington’s Financial Advisors are in Colombo to Deepen the crisis, asset strip and turn Lanka into the QUAD’s unsinkable aircraft carrier and Lilypad base in the Indian Ocean…
        Sri Lanka is soon to become another Diego Garcia!

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        While AKD and Sajith tango to American blues, and moda Modi is in doddering Biden’s arms at the G7 summit show in the Alps, the Washington Con-circus – IMF, WB, and Washington’s Financial Advisors are in Colombo to Deepen the crisis with US citizen Goat and Central Bank Bondscam puppet Ranil.

        The Washington Circus is in town to asset strip and turn Lanka into QUAD’s unsinkable aircraft carrier and Lilypad base in the Indian Ocean…
        Sri Lanka is soon to become another Diego Garcia!

        Long live India’s Moda Modi and Adani!

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          Dinuk

          “While AKD and Sajith tango to American blues, …..”

          Do you know why the state and the politicians have to dance to American Blues?
          The country, the state, the political crooks have been singing public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala’s “Sinhala/Buddhism” for over 80 years.

          When the rulers don’t treat their own people well, strangers will grope your women folks. Therefore don’t complain.

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          D
          Despite no illusions about what various powers at play have in mind, and clear about the games they play, we need to address the issues at home.
          Anti-imperialism cannot be delivered in the abstract. People will not know what QUAD is or what a Lilypad is. Not many know where Diego Garcia is.
          There is a distance to go before they become public concern.
          Let us talk a language that people with average intelligence can understand before we win an audience.

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        Dinuk…True, what you say. But all these QUAD things were known since the 70′ s. So why did Rajapaksas entice the beast via China is the question.

        Instead of blaming US for their mode of survival, at least admit that the greed and poor intellect of the Rajapaksas and their cohorts who tried to play mind and monetary games with the powers, have finally got cornered like rats. The result is the Death of the Ancient Nation.

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          ramona Grandma therese fernando

          Please listen to this saffron clad land and temple grabber and let me know what he has taught you that persuade you to follow the the Awaken One?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Gu9HXeMc8

    • 12
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      Can we talk legitimacy about anything since Gota and Mara was given a blind mandate to ruin this country? .
      .
      From giving nominations to a proven criminal as the presidential candidate almost everything was turned upside down in the country.
      .
      So what is the point of talking legitimacy in today’s context? .
      .
      Foundation is unethical so the consequences should be welcome by very people/ period !🐕😎🐕😎🐕😎🐕😎

  • 18
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    Can the Author or any others tabulate what the GFG Aragalaya is trying to achieve?
    They primarily wanted NGR to relinguish his job and go and join his son and grandchild in USA. The ‘GFGA’ wants all Rajapaksas to hand over the LOOT back to the country’s Central Bank & get lost. They do want the Stooges [ in the form of business people/ Buddhist clergy / miltary personnel] to stop supporting the CURRENT rulers.
    The ‘GFGA’ wants the uncorrupted educated able people to form a TRANSIENT TEMPORARY GoSL to get us out of the current MESS.

    • 11
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      Quite right, Naman. Those are the aims of the “Aragalaya”, except that you’ve missed out on the abolition of the Executive Presidency.
      .
      If you left that out deliberately, that would also be quite in order. They should not be trying, as the Araglaya, to change the constitution. Even worse for the Ranil-Gota combine to strive to achieve those, knowing they are the rightful inspirers of these protests.
      .
      Once those goals are achieved they must splinter into the political parties that they belong to.
      .

  • 32
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    Sajith Premadasa and Anura Kumara Dissanayake are big on talk but lack leadership qualities. They WILL NOT move out of their comfort zones under any circumstances. It is all Talk, Talk and no Meaningful Action from these two. To put it bluntly, both these guys are WIMPS, Sajith being the bigger wimp.

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      Captain Morgan

      “Sajith Premadasa and Anura Kumara Dissanayake are big on talk but lack leadership qualities. “

      That is because like SJ they are Sri Lankans.

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        NV
        Has the glass ball transmuted you into something otherwise?

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          Probably, yes.
          Lead into Gold.

          • 0
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            Good that you admit what you were.
            But I doubt if the alchemy went right: it is likely that you now are mica (kaaakkaap pon)
            *
            All that glitters is not gold— Cervantes

    • 11
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      AKD would have been good to lead uni style protests but rule the country?.
      .
      Future leader should come out of Aragalaya youth/ period!.
      .
      😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

    • 4
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      Captain Morgan: “Talk and no Meaningful Action from these two”. Can you tell what “ACTION” both must take so that can no longer be “WHIMPS”?

      Thank you.

  • 4
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    Whatever happens to the country, how can JVP – world’s purest political party, join with some riff-raff?

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      Eratne

      “Whatever happens to the country, how can JVP – world’s purest political party, join with some riff-raff?”

      The JVP disguises itself with most eloquent phraseology, not many understand it.
      They speak, many watch, enthused, by the time the speaker finishes his/her oration (?) the listener would have completely forgotten the first substantial part of the speech. The listeners would not have lost anything.

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        NV: Your analysis of the speeches by JVP and equally the listeners absolutely true. That was proved twice in 1971 and 1989 until the leader Rohana Wijeweera was burnt “Alive” in the crematorium at Borella cemetery. Where were those “LISTERNERS”?

        Will “HISTORY” be repeated? It “WIIL BE”, if “JVP/NPP” is not “CONSCIOUS” of that “LISTENER” analysis you very correctly stated. Already I have said this to “JVP/NPP”. The “HAWKS” are waiting.

    • 6
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      I used “world’s purest political party” sarcastically. It is how JVP thinks about them.

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        E
        This place does not have many with a sense of humor, but for hurling personal insult.

  • 15
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    The day SP & AKD join hands, Biden and Putin will join hands to resolve the Ukraine crisis.
    Can the author think of a common goal for the two parties before proposing marriage?
    Sending anyone home is inadequate for a common cause.

  • 8
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    This comment comes out of my boredom. I had skipped the article, earlier.
    .
    Let me just pick, ‘Both Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Sajith Premadasa fall into that group of leaders whose political ambitions have overtaken the need of the hour’.
    First of all Sajith Premadasa is not a political or any other type of leader. Period.
    Anura Kumara Dissanayake, I say grudgingly, is not bold enough to lead. He calculates his chances, first.
    .
    (If it is not a distraction let me create some trouble for me!)
    … Do you know someone who let his personal goal overtake the need of the hour?
    (If you have to be given the answer, you don’t deserve it!)

  • 6
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    I think the time has come now for AKD and Sajith to join the protest and take it to the president’s house.
    Other problem of Sri Lankan people above 40’s mindset of thinking between green and blue and also thinking within the frame of religion , ethnicity and cast system. It is true the new generation of youth are more educated Than so called educated middle aged people but they may represent at best 25% of vote base. There is also some youth group only obsessed with fun and party and watching cricket at the time of disaster to the country.
    Finally there should be no development in this hell hole while Gotabaya is president.

  • 4
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    Nandi.Jasen
    AKD & SJ ARE INDEED PART OF THE PROBLEM! AS THE READER SJ COMMENTED, THE DAY SP & AKD JOIN HANDS, BIDEN AND PUTIN WILL JOIN HANDS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE.

    AKD SEEMS TO HAVE HEARD THE VISHWAMITRAL’S CALL! HE IS CALLING THE PEOPLE TO TAKE TO THE STREETS BUT FOR WHAT PURPOSE IS NOT CLEAR. MAYBE TAKING V’S ADVICE SEES SOME MERIT IN GETTING ARRESTED FOR A FEW DAYS! HOPING IN THE MEANTIME GOTA IS GONE AND HIS PM WILL BE LEFT WITH NO PROP TO STAND ON!

    GOTA ANNOUNCED HE IS BOUND TO UAE. MAYBE, AT LAST, HE HAS SEEN THE LIGHT AND SEES THAT THE TIME IS UP AND SEES AN EXIT VIA A TRIP TO GET OIL!

    IN THE MEANTIME, PATUM K IS LAYING OUT A SENSIBLE PATH TO FOLLOW WITHIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK BEGINNING WITH PEACEFUL PROTESTS BEFORE THE PARLIAMENTARIAN’S HOMES AND PRESSING THEM TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS (FORCE ENOUGH OF BASIL’S HENCHMEN TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND SUPPORT SENSIBLE PROPOSAL IN THE PARLIAMENT), AND THAT SHOULD LEAD TO AN ALL-PARTY CABINET WITH ARAGALIYA REPS

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    sajit looks like a goof and speaks like a goof.He is saying he will solve the crisis in 5 years.So the people have to look up at the sky and wait for 5 years.The fool should have a plan to give relief for the people in 2022,not in 2027.That is what they are wanting.If he hasn’t a plan for 2022,then shut up.

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      S
      Do you suggest that SP should promise something that he knows and we know that no one can deliver?

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        SJ
        if he knows he can’t deliver in 2022 then he should shut up and not say he can deliver in 5 years if he is given the job now.That is what i am saying.People are not interested now in dhammika perera’s plan to make srilanka double its income by 2030 or sajit’s proposal to get rid of sri lanka’s current mess by 2027.They are interested in what you are going to do in 2022 and then in 2023.So you have to have a short term plan first.
        As for your contention that we know no one can deliver,speak for yourself not me.
        If i am given the job i will deliver.My focus will be on making sri lanka competitive.The short term plan in 2022 and 2023 will be to make sri lanka more competitive than the south american countries like argentina and brazil.
        The medium term plan in 2024 will be to make sri lanka more competitive than india,vietnam and philipines.
        as competiveness keeps on improving the problems will keep on getting less and less.The reason we are in this plight today is we have been overtaken by others.
        short and medium term plans have to be done concurrently and broken up into strategic,tactical and operational plans.

        https://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-report-2019/competitiveness-rankings/#series=GCI4

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          contd

          as competiveness keeps on improving the problems will keep on getting less and less.The reason we are in this plight today is we have been overtaken by others.

          short and medium term plans have to be done concurrently and broken up into strategic,tactical and operational plans.

          India is the key strategic objective.With 1400 million people just 17 nautical miles away from us and much more competitive than us we cannot survive.

          Taiwan is more competitive than china and thats how it survives.

          https://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-report-2019/competitiveness-rankings/#series=GCI4

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            since the situation is very serious now and we have to make sri lanka competitive practically overnight it is imperative to bring forward the medium term pland in 24 that i have mentioned and incorporate it to the short term plan in 23.Plans are not the ten commandments that are set in stone and should be flexible and we do amendments like this often taking into consideration environmental changes.

            so if i have got this job now i would have the most brilliant people in the country assisting me to make sri lanka competitive while supervising the PM to keep on dealing with the IMF,india,china,russia etc which they are doing now.

            My benchmark would be singapore which is the most competive country and i will copy them to the maximum and make many trips there to see how they do things and implement them in sri lanka.

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            Shankar,
            “.With 1400 million people just 17 nautical miles away from us and much more competitive than us we cannot survive.”
            True. But the solution is to join them, not try to beat them. Actually, the only short-term solution.

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          “if he knows he can’t deliver in 2022 then he should shut up and not say he can deliver in 5 years if he is given the job now.”
          I said “…he knows and we know that no one can deliver?”
          *
          They all know, but they want the job badly.
          *
          “As for your contention that we know no one can deliver, speak for yourself not me.”
          I am sorry that I did not realize that you are so dumb.

  • 2
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    Very interesting discussion.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpu07of3Ws&t=2023s

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      Bert

      Thanks for the link to a very good discussion.
      By the way would you make arrangements for the entire bigots to watch this discussion and the few Mao’s ***** carriers still left in the country defending Maoism.

  • 3
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    Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover Essay
    How did 69 judge the present President and what happened end of the day.

    Sajith & Anura they we can see there achivement only when in power May be they look like week and achieve the target. They can point faults if any to each other. The president cannot point finger to his brother if any default happens.Today they have rob tomorrow’s memories by today’s economies. Sajith not taking the PM is only one mistake it will not rease 100 of mistake that faulted the country today. Every person has a talent what is needed is teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

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    There are always the Whitevans waiting to take away and deal with those who criticize GOTA’s actions. . Many countries are watching the cation taken by GOTA and the defense ministry. No one wiil give doolars until GOTA guests. US indirectly mentioned it. Now China too was cheated by Rajapkse’s. The entire wotls is against Sri Lanak, Now they have found a new country. yes, it Is Russia. Sri Lanka is hoping in search of dollars

  • 1
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    If the Rajapakses stole money they should be in jail. Anyone can file a criminal complaint against them. What is stopping all these know-it-alls?

    Don’t beleive all this fake news. If SL is so bad, you need to put your money where your mouth is and start investing in it’s stock market. If it’s so bad, then it can’t get any worse and it will offer you the opportunity you can’t even dream 10 years from now.

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      Reginald Shameless Perera

      “What is stopping all these know-it-alls?”

      Those state functionaries who are supposed to protect property and life and uphold the law of the land are part of the thieving gang.

      Your typing sounds like raving.

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      “What is stopping all these know-it-alls?”
      RSP
      Buddhist Fundamentalism. Buddhist Fundamentalism protects Rajapaksas. People including Judiciary are afraid to talk or challenge Buddhist Fundamentalists. People who challenged Buddhist Fundamentalism are in jail or not lived long.

  • 3
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    Sajith and Anura Kumara could talk about the present economy and the people suffering as they are in opposition, but what are the alternatives they have to solve the present crisis? All politicians are the same and cannot be trusted until they come up with their solutions. People voted for Rajapaksas and Ranil expecting either would bring prosperity to the country, but both failed and now Ranil is also in the same camp.

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    Vishwamithra,
    .
    To me it seems that AKD and other leaders of the NPP are doing enough, but their organisation at village level is not doing enough. They ought to get us, their supporters, on to the streets more. Let’s say a weekly protest of a couple of hours in a provincial city centre.
    .
    Gota and Ranil appear determined to to continue for two years more; that would be disastrous.
    .
    Certainly, we must engrave in the minds of the public that there is a need for us all to do more. Right now it is the quite urban youth of the Colombo District who are making the running. We, older guys, must do our bit. We’ve got to join in some places about a mile or two from homes.
    .
    We must all do our best!

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