Govt to launch `Buy Sri Lankan` campaign

  • 29 May 2007 15:12:26 GMT

    What is there manufactured in SL to buy? Even the rice and even punnak is imported!

  • 29 May 2007 15:56:48 GMT

    I will buy one or two local kotiyas.

  • 29 May 2007 17:14:36 GMT

    For quality of the products coming from there how about two cents on a dollar. :)

  • 29 May 2007 22:26:41 GMT

    Its time government should introduce a new law to encourage people to wear NATIONAL DRESS. It`s cheap and convenient for a tropical country like Sri Lanka. Its more Asian too.

    We should appreciate such steps taken by Mahinda Rajapakse administration so far. No doubt that such steps will help people with corrupted WESTERN habits to understand our rich culture. Some say ` Wear local dress to understand the local culture better`. It is easier for them to convert you to one of their puppet as long as you wear wetern cloths.

    However the President must take steps to curb any unrest that will follow. NGO mafia and western puppets may take this as an opportunity to discredit the government. But I`m sure the president can come up with some TRICKS to educate the masses. It will be easy as long as Ranil Wickrasinghe is in the opposition.

    To start with, the government must introduce a law to make it mandatory to wear NATIONAL DRESS in all government offices. Next step is anyone who is visiting Government office to wear NATIONAL DRESS.

    Finally we should encourage all Sri Lankans living in foreign countries to promote our NATIONAL DRESS. Only people wearing NATIONAL DRESS should be entitled to the duty free allowance

  • 30 May 2007 01:57:58 GMT

    Good idea!

    Ask the males to wear National Dress and the females to wear `Redi and Hetta`!

  • 30 May 2007 04:41:50 GMT

    Buy slankan produced:

    bullSHIT in 50kg bags for the price of a life,

    punnakku in 100kg bags for the price of peace and normalcy,

    empty rhetoric blend with war mentality for nothing,

    madamulana-grown lower grade scum bugs for a million dollars,

    MR and LTTE partnership lottery for US$10 dollars,

    srilanka holiday for nothing but be prepared to travel during day time and get blown up to pieces or abducted by the white van or robed on the beach.

  • 30 May 2007 04:45:37 GMT

    [Local business organisations may obtain the logo on application to the MLF, who will assess their products and services to ensure and ascertain whether they meet the MLF required standards and criteria. On meeting such specifications, those brands could join the ranks of truly Sri Lankan products and services recognised islandwide.]

    The only problem is that you have to pay 10% to someone to obatin the right to use the logo!!

  • 30 May 2007 04:50:25 GMT

    Heh as usual the government is always a few steps behind playing catchup, like buying Mig 29s AFTER the fact. We Tamils have had a DON`T buy Sri Lankan campaign going on for months!

    So just a reminder fellow Tamils never buy any Sri Lankan products, in the end you are subsidizing the death of your loved ones.

    Do not fly Srilankan, better still do not vist the terrorist state at all and spend you money there.

  • 30 May 2007 07:58:01 GMT

    This is a good move to change the mentality of people. But cosumers should get value for money. Except food & arrack what sri lankan products we can buy???

    we are a major exporter of garments but I can not find a good cotton T-shirt in colombo.

  • 30 May 2007 10:08:02 GMT

    Before embarking on a `Buy Sri Lankan` campaign a `Manufacture in Sri Lanka` campaign should have been launched!