No third way in economy

  • 19 Sep 2005 21:04:21 GMT

    I remember Bandula criticized UNP?s economic policies rigorously when he was in MEP. After he became a PA MP, again he criticized UNP policies and also he analyzed Central Bank?s statistics to show the economic growth during PA government. As soon as he became a UNP MP/Minister, he used the same statistics to verify how badly PA?s economic policies were affected to the country?s growth. Today he is again praising open economic policies set by UNP.

    Does Mr.Gunawardene have any policy?

  • 19 Sep 2005 21:17:10 GMT

    First Sri Lanka should adopt what suitable economic solutions relevant to the countries level of development. In that case they may have to encourage local busenesses. After adopting a proper set of economic tools any one can say it is how many percentage is open or close. After achieving some economic gains it may become more open later like china and so called cuba and north korea. Just trying to use economic knowledge to argue will not do any good to a country like Sri Lanka.

  • 19 Sep 2005 21:29:31 GMT

    In sri Lanka, every policy is decided by the prime minister or the president. There is no open discussion among scholars, interested groups and politicians. All these loud mouth buffons who make -removed-ing up the country their career help finalising those dumb decisions.

  • 19 Sep 2005 22:05:37 GMT

    Sri lanka must have a economic policy similar to China.That`s what JVP wants Mahinda to do.That`s not closed economy as this baste..d shouts.You know China achieved the highest growth rate and all the western countries are shivering seeing the China`s growth.

    I am sorry to mention but this idiot is a tuition master as you all know.He is very popular for telling erotic stories to attract adolescent children for his classes.

    Smokes in front of children.Married with his pupil 15years younger to him.

    I mentioned these to tell you that this bugger is rubbish as many of UNP cheaters.Don`t take seriously what he says.

  • 19 Sep 2005 23:55:05 GMT


    The language and the tone of your postings leaves much to desired.Instead of countering what is stated by Bandula on the issues you are getting personal.Please remember what you state here can be read by people all over the world and they could be under the impression that we srilankans as a nation have not fully evolved as human beings.It does not matter on which side of the political divide we are,a certain sense of decency is required in a forum open to the public.What you state might be more a reflection of what you are as an individual rather than Bandula or Ranil.The language that Arosha uses is similar to the language that the President uses addressing the gallery.Could you mention one instance in which Ranil has used crude language in his political career? this speaks volumes for his decency.

  • 20 Sep 2005 00:21:46 GMT

    Yamunal is canvassing for Ranil.

  • 20 Sep 2005 00:49:19 GMT


    I am indeed canvassing for Ranil. The earlier posting was only to ensure that we conduct a healthy political debate rather than indulge in gutter politics which we shall leave to the politicians.

    Have a good day

  • 20 Sep 2005 01:23:59 GMT

    Just wondering how many ways are there to ESCAPE a TSUNAMI.



  • 20 Sep 2005 01:36:52 GMT

    The critics who predicted in 1977 that the open economy would crash in 6 months have been proved wrong.Successive Govts have continued the economic policies introduced by JRJ,which reversed the misery that befell the nation due to the shortsighted policies of the UNF Govt that was in office between 1970-1977.The closed economic policies that was practiced coupled with the rising oil prices in the 70`s resulted in acute shortages of even the basic essential items as refereed to by Bandula.Although the Rata Perata manifesto spoke of an economy with a `human face` and of unplugging the economy from the world bank and IMF it has proved to be sheer rhetoric devoid of any substance.

    An international Bank has projected that a barrel of oil would cost $100.00 in 2 years from the present level of $65-$70 this would adversely affect the Sri Lankan economy.Instead of applying labels to the economic policies of the candidates the voter should consider whose policies would be best suited for the future of the country and whether we should go back to the pre 1977 era.

  • 20 Sep 2005 02:25:57 GMT

    Every economic theory bring up by economists (world economist) have proved wrong after sometime, and they will come up with new theories to work on the new problems come up with their earlier theories.

    All the policies depend on these theroies also have proved that policies are not correct, that`s why we still have economic problems with our (all countries, includeing developed and `developing` ) countries.

    If not the wealth and the intelectuals own by developed countries should not have any problem by this time. The time frame is more than enough to have utopia for them. This doesn`t mean we have to ignore all intelectual development, but we have to change all new theories according to our social, cultural, economic, religious,etc value system. Even our social, cultural, economic, religious etc. values also should be change for a bettement of our citizens without giveing any special consideration to any ethnic group.

    Not even a million years we live we can not solve all this problems, but we can find a better way to deal with our problem if our leaders (who ever get those positions, because you, they, or I will be in those position some day, you never know) develop their wisdom. In other words, we individually must develop our own wisdom, rather than pointing others they don`t have wisdom to solve our problems.