Aid Freeze - Canada, Netherlands and Germany stop all development aid to Sri Lanka

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:10:51 GMT

    We dont depend on aid.We will grow Maniok and capture the world market

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:11:18 GMT

    [Canada, Netherlands and Germany ]

    That is called Tamils` political power in international arena. It is the same thing I have been saying to laliths`s page. We will draw the blood out of this pathetic Sinhala government!


  • 11 Nov 2007 01:15:54 GMT

    Germany? What were the thinking after Nazis?

    In Sri Lanka,

    [Drastic rise in health, education, transport budget

    Defence expenditure up by only 19.3%, but health and education allocations up by 29.3% and 23.4%. Transport budget up by 39.1%]

    [UPFA National List MP Basil Rajapaksa yesterday dismissed allegations that the Government has only increased the defence expenditure since the allocations for post development, transport, health and education sectors too have been increased.

    Starting the Budget Debate on behalf of the Government after UNP MP Kabir Hashim, Rajapaksa said the increase of defence expenditure by 19.3 per cent should not be taken in isolation.

    The Government has increased the allocation for transport by 39.1 per cent while health and education sector allocations have increased drastically by 29.3 per cent and 23.4 per cent.

    The MP also pointed out that people should look at this defence expenditure in terms of the achievements by the Security Forces during the past two years.

    ?You should add all the allocations for the defence expenditure for the past 20 years and compare the achievements within the last two years,? the MP added.

    He also pointed out that the defence expenditure represented only 3.6 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product. ?Compared to the defence expenditure ratio of countries like Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Bhutan our defence expenditure ratio is lower than those countries,? he added.

    He however said the budget proposals for 2008 are primarily aimed at protecting the Motherland and improving the local economy. He also invited those talking about people?s liberation to join hands with the Government.]


  • 11 Nov 2007 01:16:44 GMT

    Not a problem.

    MR is going to Iran to sort this out. If all else fails they have the tried and tested method.

    print money like there is no tomorrow.!

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:17:33 GMT

    This is a good start!

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:18:42 GMT

    [ `While emphasising on war, the government also must adopt a mechanism to build peace in the country. This is the kind of confidence-building measure that would attract foreign countries,` they said.

    ]In your dream, buddy. If any nation knows how this conflict was created by Sinhala Only in 1956 and how the ensuing agreements were torn away, won`t talk or even think about having peace in this country.

    Canada, Netherlands and Germany may have power sharing and devolution to different regions and communities, but, in Buddhist Sri Lanka Fedaralism is an `F` word to the majority community.

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:33:59 GMT

    Excellent Development,

    Sri Lanka Has achieved a growth in there per capita income.

    Defense quota is a internal matter.

    Simply NGOs related to those countries can close there shops,A relieve much valued than aid.

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:36:08 GMT

    Nothing will happen. all of this like a movie.

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:41:41 GMT

    Bulk of this `Aid` goes for N& theres nothing to rejoice here..

  • 11 Nov 2007 01:41:55 GMT

    Hmm.. Sri Lanka doesn`t really need aid. We are now a middle income country with HDI comparable to the developed world. These countries are only cutting aid to NGOs, and it is the LTTE`s `civilian administration` that depends on NGOs for day to day survival.

    The pathetic Tamils who think this is a welcome development probably are not aware that 90% of these NGOs work in the North and the East. Hahha...