Future of Sri Lanka depends on how the BOI functions - Amunugama

  • 26 Feb 2007 23:28:14 GMT

    These `home-truths` are what the JVP should focus on .. if they are truly concerned with the welfare of those whom they are said to be specially concerned with .. low-income earners .. people at the low-end of the `scale`.

    As Min Amunugama has pointed out - `the Chinese who`ve been `fed` on Marxist theory for years, have quickly realised the importance of `foreign investment`, for their development. They are going out of their way, to invite and secure the `right` kind of investment .. technology `rich` investment.

    If we are prepared to work .. putting-out our best efforts, we too should be able to attract increasingly higher-level technology into the country .. and that is the way to `PROGRESS`. There is much more than `rupees and cents` in it ..

  • 26 Feb 2007 23:34:51 GMT

    [We have no option, but to go for a rapid expansion of foreign direct investment. All our future prosperity, job creation and economic growth will depend ?I say it very seriously, on how successful the BOI is, in drawing foreign investment,` Minister Amunugama said.]

    But then who would do the work? With the current animosity between races - all racial organisations are face with the challenge of divided workforce. The government is not able to show the way to successful delivery of Business outcomes for which Merit Based Assessment is a necessity in a divided society.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 26 Feb 2007 23:36:51 GMT


    stop *BLABBERING* as usual,,,,,

    they are only interested in the class war, if not they would call them self a labour party and do what you suggest!

  • 26 Feb 2007 23:38:41 GMT

    [Future of Sri Lanka depends on how the BOI functions - Amunugama ]

    So it depends on the FOREIGNERS? So our destiny is in the hands of Foreigners? What happened to all the big talk about the Jathika Arthikaya? PUNNAKKUuuuuuuuuu :)

  • 27 Feb 2007 00:08:51 GMT


    I do not usually `blabber` .. and do`nt mis-understand me .. I am for a prosperous and `developing` Sri Lanka, where all races can co-exist and `advance together`. What you `stand for` will hold the three races in Sri Lanka, `locked` in enmity .. in which they`d be more concerned with `how` they can deal the other a `death blow`, than in development ..

    Believe you are on a `road` which ends at a `steep precipice` .. go, if you feel you must, but if you look back you may notice, there are are`nt many following you ..

  • 27 Feb 2007 03:39:56 GMT

    Foreign companies will only come to SL when they know they can strip the resources from SL.

    They will not come on a mutually benefiting deal. Why? Cos there are people in the gov. who will teach them how to steal from the country for a price . As long as they get their share it is ok.

    S do not expect too much by way of FDI in SL . BOI is just a front.

  • 27 Feb 2007 04:32:50 GMT


    Mr Amunugama is either ignorant or too shy with the truth.With respect to China,the power behind the present development in the party in power,which is very much a Marxist orientated.they are the power behind their progress.Though I am opposed to the communist ways,the way we knew,it was the courage of the communists that has brought the changes,first starting with their cultural revolution,that broke down the old fashion,religious and stupidity that is still blighting our country,which China bravely go rid of,decades ago,stating with the extreme backward,backyard the Tibet.At this moment their governing party has given the green light to demolish old shanties,old and backward villages and structures to make way for a capitalist economy.In this process,which is very rapid by any standard,have gone t the extent of dealing severely with the corrupt and the criminal element that is blighting their country`s progress,though the western countries seems to be very critical of their human rights record,while denying 83 poor souls of entering their countries to escape poverty.

    Mr Amunugana,first must look at the situation in his own home town,Kandy,where corruption is rampant,where there is so much restrictions,unnecessarily put on the businesses there.People misusing IMF funds to put up massive structures that are not needed,not completed yet,where the funds have been squandered by some,leading to harassment of the business community.It is the malpractice and corruption in his own town that will show him the extent of the rot in the whole country.He has been lobbied but he seem to ignore the real reasons and not willing grasp the nettle.I must add that we need a cultural revolution,just as in China and I hope that the JVP could be of great help to achieve that and what ever you do until then is hopeless.Good night!or Morning!

  • 27 Feb 2007 04:55:36 GMT


    `Poppycock` .. Are you saying that the foreign investment which has come `in` has not benefited the country and the people ?

    There are `rogues` all over the world .. not just in SL. And yet peoples and countries `progress`.. we have progressed too. (May be you think no progress is possible in SL without UNP steward-ship ? If so, you would also know, there were plenty of `rogues` during `those` days, too ..)

    The ship has to be kept `a-float` in both fair and foul weather .. good-men must step forward, and do what they can . (My reading is that you are simply `unable` .. that is why you are stuck in the `past-tense`).