Sri Lanka Government will ensure a pension to everyone

  • 1 Apr 2008 07:27:56 GMT

    [Sri Lanka Government will ensure a pension to everyone]

    Must be another Aprils Fools joke!

  • 2 Apr 2008 01:01:55 GMT

    [Sri Lanka Government will ensure a pension to everyone]

    Forget about pensions, the best thing they can do is leave the EPF, ETF money alone without spending poor men`s saving for politicians Tamashas.

  • 2 Apr 2008 01:56:23 GMT

    Still many in the Plantation Sector contribute a lot to the country and leave the office with empty pockets. All perks and privilages only for the govt officers in some places only. Even so called worker leaders do not see this injustice.

    Best rexample is the research institutes of plantation sector.

  • 2 Apr 2008 06:38:55 GMT

    PolBanda,

    Plantation workers going empty pocket after retirement? Just think of what they get.

    They get free accomodation, now with electricity. They get free firewood, free water, space to rare at least two cows and free grass supplementing their incomes, they don`t have to spend to travel to and from work, they get an incentive payment when ever a child is born, they have the services of a crache and a crache attendant provided by the estate to leave their infant children while the parents are away at work, when a family member dies they get a vehicle from the estate to transport the body and they get the coffin free of charge, they have the assurance that all their children will be employed on the estate upon reaching 18 years, that way they are assured accomodation on the estate for life for generations to come, at least 4 members of each family work on the estate getting a daily wage of close to Rs.300 each totalling Rs.1200.

    No plantation worker leaves the estate when they retire, either they continue to work on `casual` basis till they are simply unable to work or till they die or simply remain in their houses provided by the estate as the children work on the estate. All this is in addition to getting their EPF/ETF and gratuity.

    You tell me ONE other class of labour worker who gets all these benefits?

  • 2 Apr 2008 07:19:58 GMT

    I won`t go for it... I`m sure, the whole money (pension) the poor deservere will be looted by the ruling party or the Samagama one day.....

    one should go for his own protection..... better than beleiving these morons....

  • 2 Apr 2008 07:36:19 GMT

    [They get free accomodation, now with electricity. They get free firewood, free water, space to rare at least two cows and free grass supplementing their incomes, they don`t have to spend to travel to and from work, they get an incentive payment when ever a child is born, ............... ]

    Magnum,

    If the plantation workers are so well off and well taken care would you send your kids take over those jobs?

    [You tell me ONE other class of labour worker who gets all these benefits? ]

    Do you know how much a MBBS - Mason Basta Badama Supply labourer in colombo get paid?

    By the way are you a JHU member?

    Because I have heard only JHU members preach bad about plantation workers.

  • 2 Apr 2008 10:48:32 GMT

    Roshan2007,

    Plantation workers do not have have a solid education behind them, as do labourers all over Sri Lanka. They also have many social habits which are unique to their life styles and nothing unususal in their society which will not go down well with those outside of their society. Fitting into that type of society would be difficult for outsiders such as you and me.

    Had it not been so, I myself would not have minded being a Plantation worker. My parents gave me a good education and as a result I do not have the brawn to be a labourer, had I been born and bred a labourer I would have opted to work on a plantation rather than shuttle sacks in Pettah. The same holds for my children.

    It`s obvious you do not know a ball about the facilities a labourer gets on an estate. Rather than writing nonsence and showing your ignorance while being domiciled in the US go to an estate in Sri Lanka walk around and verify for yourself whether what I have said is not true.

    Plantation workers are the life blood of our Sri Lankan economy and deserve every one of those benefits they receive on estates.

    Where have I preached anything bad about plantation workers? Please point out specifically. Your imagination seems to have run riot. Keep it on check.

    Tell me, does any one of your MBBS guys have ANY of those facilities a plantation worker gets on an estate? How many of your MBBS guys in Sri Lanka retire with a hefty retirement package with the purpotedly good salaries they get? Most of your MBBS guys in Sri Lanka are not even entitled to EPF/ETF leave aside gratuity entitlements.

    Are you saying your MBBS guys are overall better off than a plantation worker? If you think so you should get your head checked by a MBBS guy, but not one of your MBBS guys as they are bound to cement it permanently!

    I have nothing to do with the JHU or ANY other political party. I remind you again , keep your imagination on check!

    You and PolBanda need to update yourselves as to who a Plantation worker is actually in this day and age. They are no longer the social outcasts they used to be during the days of British rule.

  • 2 Apr 2008 23:02:17 GMT

    [What about the Beggers?]

    Of course they deserve more and they work extremely hard hanging around road sides day in and day out, in sun or rain, and pretending to be sick or handicapped and MR will also pay beyond pension an allownace for alcohol.

    It is one of the most difficult jobs in Paradise.

  • 4 Apr 2008 01:07:44 GMT

    Everyone, 250 thousand out of a population of near 2 million.

    Now I understand how Sri Lanka can deem itself so successful, explains so much. While some where else a person would query whether a glass is half-full or half-empty, a Lankan should happily accept less than 2 percent as full achievement...