Masses are not asses!

  • 25 Jan 2008 07:17:15 GMT

    [Rice Mafia]

    Yet another addition to numerous mafia gangs operating in Slanka.

    The government itself operates like a maifa gang.

  • 25 Jan 2008 07:40:24 GMT

    Governments have dumped Farmers in all most all sectors.MR tried his best to get agricultural sector votes by offering fertilizer at 1/3 of the market price.

    Which would have turned some votes from small scale growers of paddy,tea and rubber.

    But next season GOSL took away the price three times higher were it hurt all agriculture sectors.

    Farmers stopped fertilizing Tea,coconut and rubber while paddy given a small benefit after a season.

    Now it has turned to a very serious situation in local markets prices going very high and stopping foreign exports.

    Importing Rice or Coconut will not turn local growers well,they should be found with reliable sources with continues supply of resources seeds.fertilizer,materials and market strategies.

  • 26 Jan 2008 06:36:45 GMT

    During CBK`s time, there was a surplus of Rrice and the govt was asking people to rice for all three meals.

    NOw, Rice need to be imported and rice is made an essential item.

    In reality, in the West, the govt would be in big trouble and By now, the Minister responsible would have resigned.

    Colonial British came to Sri Lanka and they established a Rubber and Tea crops that would thrive, look like, almost for ever.

    WE are eating rice for all our known history. We have paddy fields. Ancient kings built Tanks and reservoirs. Recent govt built big dams. Yet We don`t have rice.

    What is the reason, Is it mis management.

    If so, who is responsible ?

    These are things GOSL president need to take leadership and THERE SHOULD BE A CHANGE IN THE ministerial portfolios and new capable ministers should be appointed.

  • 26 Jan 2008 14:42:47 GMT

    [Masses are not asses!]

    True! They are simply imbecile zombies who willingly swallow what ever the government dishes out as the goverment has mesmerised the masses with the `supposedly` victory in the war!

  • 26 Jan 2008 18:57:54 GMT

    Donalceelvel

    Are you trying to say that the expatriates who live in the West are less patriotic than the humble people suffering under the mismanagement of the corrupt and thuggish politicans in power?If so,you are wrong as we take time and effort to come to this forum and even go there to help our families and friends living there.It is the crooked politicians who are unpatriotic,who spend much of their time abroad investing their unearned loot and teach their kin abroad to loot the generations after them.Humble People in SL have no access to Internet,papers and TVs,being kept in the dark,politicians cheat and deceive them by throwing them crumbs,from time to time,even going there digging the paddy Fields to impress them without realistly addresg the growing economic issues.The can deceive people most of the time but not all the time.

  • 29 Jan 2008 07:59:51 GMT

    Masses are always asses.Masses elect cabinet so what else you need to prove my fact!

    We sri Lankan lived mainly because of the foreign money brought by middle east workers and migrated population. .Everybody try to immigrate to western countries but when several attempts failed on jealousy they criticize our own blood.We were supported by expatriate relatives during Tsunami period many times. May the triple gem bless you guys.

    During CBK time we marched backward because of her uneducated knowledge .Some people who had chances to get portions out on guilty conscious praise this stupid lady.

    Simple mathematic is if you guys can understand:

    Population increased but cultivated paddy fields reduced to 2/3rd.Either we have to tighten our belts or import!

    Simple fact if can understand paddy cannot be grown in area good for rubber and tea.

    During the time of ancient kings our population was few hundred thousands and we had unpolluted environment suitable for cultivation.

  • 29 Jan 2008 21:27:05 GMT

    [Besides being the building block of this country`s civilisation, it has demonstrated its ability to either make or break governments]

    The boundaries of any civilization are also its limiting factors in the material world. The balance has to be drawn between domestic and international forces. The process through which this is achieved determines the boundaries of our global civilization. The process therefore is more important than the outcome - especially in relation to essentials.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 30 Jan 2008 09:02:25 GMT

    Any idea what is to follow Rice? How about Coconut?

  • 30 Jan 2008 09:05:06 GMT

    Or the nuts who ru-i-n this country?