Sri Lankan unions want Harry as Chairman

  • 8 Jun 2008 22:13:12 GMT

    [Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera, had indicated that he could devote only `one hour of his time` a day to the airline as he was tied up at the Treasury. ]

    To my mind, this is not a valid basis on which to bring back Mr. Harry Jayawardene. Mr. Jayawardene was able to lead the airline when there was majority following - based on faith. Those numbers are dwindling now and more and more young ones looking for commercial outcomes are now occupying those positions. If Mr. Jayawardene is ready to work hands on and produce merit based outcomes then - he is the better person. But he failed to establish this when I applied for the position of CEO. I asked for the the basis on which I was assessed - and did not receive a response. Hence it was a faith based appointment. If the Goverment needs a person to carry their position symbolically - then Mr. Jayasundera has my vote out of the two.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - AirLanka

  • 9 Jun 2008 00:18:20 GMT

    Dirty Harry throwing his weight at Air lanka.

    Chinthana not Happy with Harry.

  • 9 Jun 2008 10:27:15 GMT

    One thing for sure twenty five pilots at Sri Lank an air lines left in a short period of time. Regarding Mr Jayawardana like it or not he had made good and man of his position may not have to justify his decisions who he hire as one very prominent women CEO was asked about her success she said one simple rule she never hire anyone to a position that he or she will be out of depth just because they think very highly of them self.

  • 9 Jun 2008 21:37:17 GMT

    Kiora,

    [Regarding Mr Jayawardana like it or not he had made good and man of his position may not have to justify his decisions who he hire as one very prominent women CEO was asked about her success she said one simple rule she never hire anyone to a position that he or she will be out of depth just because they think very highly of them self.]

    It is a pity that you do not believe in the merit based system which we downunder claim to practice.

    As for recruting through discretionary powers - then don`t claim credit for merit based recruitment. You cannot have it both ways. This is why Tamils are seeking self governance.

    love

    gaja

  • 10 Jun 2008 04:33:35 GMT

    Harry may be capable of doing some good work, BUT if he is a UNPer he will not get the job!

    In Sri Lanka it`s not whether one is capable of doing good work but what the politicial affiliations are when it comes to controlling positions in government controlled enterprises.

  • 10 Jun 2008 05:18:20 GMT

    Magnum,

    [In Sri Lanka it`s not whether one is capable of doing good work but what the politicial affiliations are when it comes to controlling positions in government controlled enterprises. ]

    This is needed where the system is subjective and staff are not ready for merit based assessments and actions. To that extent it is like an emergency service - an inner budget unit. What`s wrong is to advertise that it is merit based.

    love

    gaja