Lankan heart surgeons on par with best in world

  • 23 Jun 2008 00:45:55 GMT

    I do not doubt the competency and the dedication of majority of Sri Lankan surgeons. But the glowing report for the government and the President minister Siripala by Mr Torstveit is on this article seems very much lifted out of the Daily Good News. And all thees things mention is what governments are suppose to accomplish for the people who put them in to power.

  • 23 Jun 2008 01:22:15 GMT

    [World renowned US Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Jeremy R. Torstveit]

    [As an appreciation of his service to the country, Dr. Torstveit has been appointed as a Honourary Consul of Sri Lanka in the United States.]

    What kind of system is this????

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 23 Jun 2008 10:58:02 GMT

    It IS wonderful to hear from world renowned surgeons believing that Sri Lanka has got very best surgeons to perform cardiac surgery.It gives great pleasure to us as Sri Lankans to see these surgeons who performed the surgery had their free education through the university system stipulated by the government.It is right to mention the President of Sri Lanka and the health minister and associated people who helped in this venture.

  • 23 Jun 2008 13:11:13 GMT

    Sri Lanka is perhaps the only country in the world, excluding some Arican countries, where Traitors and Patriots are recognized by simple things like an Ambulance or naming a culvert after their names.

    Only a few aristocratic families have been so-called leaders of this country. Ancestors of these families have sold this country to foreigners and then subsequent members of those families inherited the country as their family fortunes.

    These families, taking turns, have exploited this country for more than 50 years. All were traitors and they continue to be traitors. The only exceptions are gentlemen like DSS, Dudley S. and perhaps Premadasa to some extent.

  • 23 Jun 2008 15:31:13 GMT

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    Lankan heart surgeons on par with best in world ]

    Lankan political leaders are the worst in the world next only to Milosevic of former Yugoslavia.

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    The doctor made special mention of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva ]Bought to do political propaganda with sugar coated pill.

    [President had sought his help to establish a fully fledged cardiac surgery unit in Kandy and later the facility had done its first 100 operations without a single fatality, which should go down as a recod ]

    The good doctor does not seem to know or kept away from the abductions, killings, economic blockade to the North and the record number of killings, 9,000 deaths and 3,000 disappearances since this president took office.

  • 23 Jun 2008 15:44:13 GMT

    [As an appreciation of his service to the country, Dr. Torstveit has been appointed as a Honourary Consul of Sri Lanka in the United States.

    What kind of system is this???? ]

    It is a very sensible system .. The Rule is - You appoint persons to represent a country (or a people), only if they are well disposed towards those same people, and can speak well of them.

  • 23 Jun 2008 21:39:34 GMT

    SenaM,

    [It is a very sensible system .. The Rule is - You appoint persons to represent a country (or a people), only if they are well disposed towards those same people, and can speak well of them.]

    Whose rule? Yours? Then you are practicing autocracy to benefit outsiders and not democracy to benefit insiders.

    If you are able to allocate the representation of Sri Lanka to a US citizen - then you have `sold out`. Would Americans have appointed a Sri Lankan for a parallel position? NO.

    The appropriate forum to recognize Medical Services is Medicine and not politics.

    love

    Gaja

  • 23 Jun 2008 21:43:33 GMT

    Starofgalle,

    [It is right to mention the President of Sri Lanka and the health minister and associated people who helped in this venture. ]

    If the President and health minister did not know it themselves before this foreign doctor did - then they do not deserve to govern Sri Lanka. Little wonder Tamils are rebelling for self governance

    love

    Gaja

  • 23 Jun 2008 21:46:53 GMT

    Withane,

    [Only a few aristocratic families have been so-called leaders of this country. Ancestors of these families have sold this country to foreigners and then subsequent members of those families inherited the country as their family fortunes. ]

    This is why they threaten democracy - most of the time intuitively - without knowing that that is what they are doing.

    [The only exceptions are gentlemen like DSS, Dudley S. and perhaps Premadasa to some extent]

    I agree. It`s a shame that no other Sinhalese in this forum has endorsed your feelings.

    love

    Gaja

  • 23 Jun 2008 23:10:22 GMT

    The doctor earned his appointment [ `Dr. Torstveit has been appointed as a Honourary Consul of Sri Lanka in the United States. ] by doing propaganda for the extremist government.

    Shame on you Doctor, life saving doctor does propaganda for the life-destroying extremist leader, Rajapakse for the sake of receiving an honourary appointment.