Send them to the government boarding

  • 12 Feb 2008 05:02:56 GMT

    [It`s time for Sri Lankan Universities to move towards Accrual accounting and devolve power to faculties and require faculty heads to be accountable for the funds allocated to them. This was the message I was communicating to the Vice Chancellor and Governing Council of the University of NSW. The Chancellor heard me but the Vice Chancellor had me arrested because he did not know how to deliver and was not humble enough to learn from a black female migrant from insignificant Sri Lanka]

    It would appear that you did not know that Australian government is one of the first which adopted accrual accounting for national accounts and one that follows IFRS in reporting. Austrailia is far ahead, with NZ, in setting standards for government accounts across the world. You, suffering from some kind of inferiority complex, have tried to impress the administrators of the university who are light years ahead of the country which you migrated from.

    [Vice Chancellor had me arrested]

    If he had you arrested, there must have been a good reason for that. In fact, the gist of this article is that in Slanka it does not happen. He did the right thing for the safety of thousands of other students. That is being proactive and doing the job well. In Slanka those who get paid to do jobs don`t do the jobs that is the problem.

    Instead of trying to criticise everything at the drop of the hat and trying to practice terriorism in NSW, try and be positive and be thankful to the country which gave you a better life. NSW will never become a second Jaffna.

  • 12 Feb 2008 06:18:22 GMT

    Raigamakolla,

    [Austrailia is far ahead, with NZ, in setting standards for government accounts across the world. You, suffering from some kind of inferiority complex, have tried to impress the administrators of the university who are light years ahead of the country which you migrated from]

    So who is the real Sri Lankan between you and I? I upheld my Sri Lankan qualifications even though it was disadvantageous to me. You on the other hand are readily putting Sri Lankans down.

    As for Australian University standards - which Australian university did you work for - in expressing that ignorant statement? Left to you, you would claim that Australia actually practices Racial Equality. Ask the cricketers and learn.

    Since you believe Suddhas more than Lankans - here is what Professor Bruce Dowton, Dean of Medicine at University of NSW during my time and currently Senior Executive Vice President - Harvard Medical International said about this:

    `Ms Paramasivam has an excellent repertoire of management accounting skills. She came to UNSW with considerable experience in the hospital/health sector in Sydney as well as a number of private sector enterprises. In the space of several months she developed a new approach to budgeting for the Faculty of Medicine. She developed all the spreadsheet support for this purpose and spent a considerable amount of time working with administrative officers and senior academic staff in the Schools in developing the procedures for supporting and detailed content within the budgets. She has an excellent orientation towards client service. Her focus was on development of an activity based budgeting system which began to move us away from an inappropriate emphasis on cash management to a modified accrual system`

    Raigamakolla, your Truth is finally surfacing - that you are infatuated with western systems.

    Gaja

  • 12 Feb 2008 06:24:18 GMT

    Raigamakolla,

    [Instead of trying to criticise everything at the drop of the hat and trying to practice terriorism in NSW, try and be positive and be thankful to the country which gave you a better life. ]

    I make my own home. Any country where I feel homely is the country I made for myself. The first one was Sri Lanka first because I was born there. But if I had not worked and sacrificed to make it my home - even the country that I was born in would not be my home - as has happened to you. No wonder Tamils want self governance. Left to you we would have governments like you - which give preference to money over ownership.

    Gaja

  • 12 Feb 2008 08:00:07 GMT

    Gaja

    I have been involved in changing national accounting systems for the past 15 years, Malta, Maldives, Kenya, South Africa, Mauritius, Cypress, are just a few countries I have had to pleasure of working with. We used NZ and Australian models for change which were endorsed by IMF and World bank. If you are interest to know, just get a copy of National accounts produced by Australian ministry of Finance and that of NZ and see what basis has been used. For the past 4 years, both governments are complying with not only accrual accouting but also IFRS.

    Budgeting by function or activity is nothing new. Both Australia and NZ have been practicing that for 20 years. It is called resource budgeting. You allocate resources for delivering programmes and activities and you measure the outcome of servic delivery or projects.

    I do this everday.

  • 12 Feb 2008 08:05:58 GMT

    Raigamakolla,

    [If you are interest to know, just get a copy of National accounts produced by Australian ministry of Finance and that of NZ and see what basis has been used. For the past 4 years, both governments are complying with not only accrual accouting but also IFRS]

    That must be in theory. Academics teach accrual accounting in the faculties. They teach law in the law faculty and have theoretical arguments to show the public. But when it comes to actually PRACTICING - THEY ARE still lagging behind. They do not actually practice the law. They do not need to because judges award in their favour.

    [Budgeting by function or activity is nothing new. Both Australia and NZ have been practicing that for 20 years.]

    I was the first to actually implement this in real terms - within that part of the NSW Public Service I worked for. This includes Health Service and then later the University. Real accrual accounting is different to just passing a few accrual entries at the end of the period.

    [It is called resource budgeting. You allocate resources for delivering programmes and activities and you measure the outcome of servic delivery or projects.

    I do this everday.]

    Then everyday you are misleading yourself and others. Program based budgeting is different to project budgeting. Reconciling the two is a major challenge in Public Service. Program is strongly influenced by history. Project needs to be self balancing. Without appreciating this basic difference you are misleading.

    Gaja

  • 12 Feb 2008 10:41:11 GMT

    Rgm,

    There is no point in arguing with a person who is medically confirmed as mentally sick.

    Have some sympathy and avoid confrontations.

  • 12 Feb 2008 10:45:25 GMT

    [There is no point in arguing with a person who is medically confirmed as mentally sick?

    Have some sympathy and avoid confrontations.]

    I tend to agree with you. thanks.

  • 12 Feb 2008 12:46:57 GMT

    Ever since the JVP politics got into the SL Universities the standard went down. That is why we do not have a single Sri Lankan Univesity in the Asia`s top 100 Universities. JVP preach Marxism and rally people behind and destroy the Universities too. But do they practise Marxism? Recenlty Wimal Weerawansa was in Dubai for 2 weeks holiday along with his family staying in one of the Hotels owned by the culprits of the famous VAT case in Sri Lanka. I know this becasue I work in U.A.E.

  • 12 Feb 2008 20:27:55 GMT

    Raigamakolla,

    [I tend to agree with you. thanks.]

    You are obedient to Magnum who is obedient to Magha. When you are defeated you hide behind magha`s hearsay. No wonder the country is in such a sorry state.

    Next time - all three of you - if you bring out an argument at the objective level - make sure you complete that cycle - as in a project. Hiding behind theory leads to spending on imaginary problems and you become bankrupt.

    Gaja

  • 12 Feb 2008 20:31:50 GMT

    Arowa,

    [That is why we do not have a single Sri Lankan Univesity in the Asia`s top 100 Universities. ]

    The University of NSW here in Australia is certified as a leading University by many. But they also do not practice democracy. They have the means to `show` that they do - more than the Lankan Universities do.

    Eventually, we must certify our universities - and the rest is secondary. If you know that our Universities are weak - do what you can to reform them.

    love

    gaja