Sri Lanka imports from Malaysia 15 times more than it exports

  • 27 Sep 2007 04:42:12 GMT

    SL leaders go worshiping the Muslim leaders in the world. Malasia is one of the most racist countries in the world, but no one has any problem with them (if you are not a `Bhumiputra` you are a second class citizen, even if you are a malasian)

    Once Muslims concur the world, there will be no return, no protests, no freedom of speech, no budhism, no drinking and basically you all will be a herd of sheeps.

    Iranian madman will give you a refinery and take half of your future.

  • 27 Sep 2007 06:27:04 GMT

    Sri Lanka is fully dependent from imports since it is not even able to grow enough potatoes. In addition the fast sinking value of the inflated Rupee is leading to an increasing trade deficit.

  • 27 Sep 2007 06:40:56 GMT

    Kusum,

    [Once Muslims concur the world, there will be no return, no protests, no freedom of speech, no budhism, no drinking and basically you all will be a herd of sheeps]

    In fact, it is the US led Western countries that are doing this to us now. Vietnam and Iraq are just a couple of examples.

    Muslims conquered the world and ruled over a thousand years. Was there no return? Did Buddhism Vanish.

    In Malaysia, Chinese control 75% of the economy. 90% of all these business deals are with the Chinese Buddhist businessmen.

    Malaysia`s Bumiputra policy is to reduce the inequality. The Malacca Portugese too who are Christians are classified as Bumiputra.

    Wick,

    [God damn JR put us in to this mess]

    Malaysia and Singapore are thriving and having the advantage over us is because of the open economy.

    It is not JR but the Bandaranaike, especially Mrs. B who put us in this mess.

    Remember, Sri Lanka had an open economy throughout its histroy, except between 1970-77.

  • 27 Sep 2007 06:53:52 GMT

    [ In Malaysia, Chinese control 75% of the economy]

    The government has imposed a law that protects and favors Malaysian people, who are in fact too lazy and forward all business to Chinese sub-contractors.

    Malaysians are happy with some percentage and leave all work to the Chinese citizens.

    [Malaysia and Singapore are thriving and having the advantage over us is because of the open economy. ]

    South Korea and Thailand is also doing very well and even Cambodia is speeding up fast now.

    State driven economies like Zimbabwe or Sri Lanka are paying a high price for very limited efficiency in form of massive inflation and weak currencies.

  • 27 Sep 2007 15:16:29 GMT

    Bonggo, no need to argue but can`t you see what has happened to the country after 1977?

    I will give you one example.

    See what has happened to the education? It has become a business. In schools teachers do not teach but same teachers have their own tuition institutes.

  • 27 Sep 2007 16:45:34 GMT

    The need to study economics.Well done! You learn from

    mistakes. Before soon the whole population will be suffering!

  • 28 Sep 2007 10:39:13 GMT

    [See what has happened to the education? It has become a business. In schools teachers do not teach but same teachers have their own tuition institutes.].

    This is because GOSL do not know how manage the free education properly.

    Imagine if all private international scools in SriLanka to be closed tomorrow.

    Could government scools abosrb all the children?

    Private schools doing a great sefvice to the country where our corrupt leaders failed to meet.

    Blaming open economy for the economic wooes is case of sour grapes. You would have failed even if you opted communism or closed economies. The problem is our incompetency not the fault of the open economy.

    Natanda bari minihata polawa aday.

  • 28 Sep 2007 11:15:29 GMT

    Malaysia is the larget invester in Sri Lanka. Though colonial similarities exist and the former gained independence in 57, 9 years after the latter she has outperformed in many fieds, economic achievement and industrial and agricultural development. One of the reasons was that she let her then province Singapore with 75% of Chinese population go independent and started progress with Malay being spoken only in that country.

    On the contrary Sri Lanka was not even prepared to recognise Tamil as an Official Language though spoken by 25% of the population in the N-E Province. She vehemently opposed to any type of power devolution and Tamil speaking people had to take up arms to check of organised state violence. As a result of its obstinacy with Sinhala only and Sinhala Buddhism Sri Lanka stands alone in its failure to 21st Century civilization or economic achievement.

  • 28 Sep 2007 21:56:45 GMT

    [ The problem is our incompetency not the fault of the open economy. ]

    A very good statement!

  • 28 Sep 2007 22:55:15 GMT

    [South Korea and Thailand is also doing very well and even Cambodia is speeding up fast now.

    State driven economies like Zimbabwe or Sri Lanka are paying a high price for very limited efficiency in form of massive inflation and weak currencies.]

    Very well said. This is the Problem with `FROGS that live in Water holes in Hamabanthota`. Everything is someone else fault. They never want to admit their faults.

    As you said - Every country that has succeeded economically has adopted the open economic system. Ever Marxist founders like Russia & China have opened their economies.

    The reason why Srilanka is in a mess is NOT because of the open economy. Its because of Currupt Opportunistic politicians and Beauracrats and the lazy and gulliable people.

    Countires like Malasia, Singapour, Hong Kong worked while we striekd and HOOTERED like a pack of Moneys at Lipton Square, falling for Opportunisitic jokers like PUNNAKKU RALA and WeeraMONKEY...

    And now blame the Open economy - Typical of FROGS that LIVE IN WATER HOLES IN HAMBANTHOTA!!