CEB chairman out

  • 24 Jun 2008 21:36:20 GMT

    [Engineers last week launched their work to rule campaign demanding for the removal of the CEB Chairman and for permits to import duty free vehicles]

    Engineers are required to follow their intellectual thinking and not majority vote through union. With this kind of history, CEB in North & East need to be independent units if the people are to benefit from the public`s investment in CEB.

    When advertising vacancies CEB pays lip service to merit basis. It`s obvious that this is not extended to actual power service to the people.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 24 Jun 2008 21:39:41 GMT

    Withane,

    [All over the world, state ownership of industries and utility services have failed miserably]

    I found this to be true in Australia. But I DID something about it. I worked for people to own the value of their work. As I have said many times - work produces money, status/goodwill and ownership. If we do not get the first two, we automatically own. This is what we need to train the workers in.

    Gaja

  • 24 Jun 2008 23:38:59 GMT

    State owner ship of industries failed .Remember Enrone that was by far one of the biggest and classic examples ( not classical ) of why important infrastructure should not be given to exploit by the private sector. As Australia goes Telstra is another classic examples.

  • 25 Jun 2008 01:23:21 GMT

    Gaja

    I have come across through my work experience in SL as well as in the developed world, that the political atmosphere/INTERFERENCE is totally counterproductive in SL State Sector. With the prevailing political immaturity of majority citizens, State ownership is just like politicians own properties, without ACCOUNTABILITY. Any losses.....-- just direct the treasury or state banks to come up with cash. Most recent disaster is the failed Mihinair.

  • 25 Jun 2008 08:50:22 GMT

    Withane,

    You seem to be giving up on this also. I work to help people `own` the value of their work. That is essential for self - governance. When we govern ourselves, the Truth in us connects to the Truth in others and eventually we do realise the benefits of our work - always - without fail.

    Mihinair failed also because of the staff who failed to act professionally.

    Gaja

  • 25 Jun 2008 09:06:42 GMT

    [All CEB employees, from engineers to labourers, must work for the benefit of the CEB rather than towards their own betterment, the Minister said.]

    What about the Chairman, the Board and the Senior Management? What about the Minister himself?

    Only 2 days back, the Minister was talking tough that he won`t give in to the demand to remove the Chairman. How on earth is he able to put a straight face now? Shameless fellow.

  • 25 Jun 2008 10:09:45 GMT

    [All CEB employees, from engineers to labourers, must work for the benefit of the CEB rather than towards their own betterment, the Minister said. ]

    While he and his junta government work for self enrichment day and night.

  • 25 Jun 2008 13:41:15 GMT

    [All CEB employees, from engineers to labourers, must work for the benefit of the CEB rather than towards their own betterment, the Minister said]

    The politicians should set an example first!

  • 25 Jun 2008 17:30:51 GMT

    It is easy for those who live outside Sri Lanka to complain. UK pioneered electricity deregulation. Whilst Sri Lanka has taken some effort to do the same, it is impossible to think of implementing such a scheme with union`s holding the upper hand. Sri Lanka`s government sector is about job creation.

    As you know, Job creation does not gel well with operational efficiency. In this climate, it is easy to complain but harder to achieve progress under significantly difficult situation.

    CEB HQ used to be one of the best buildings in Colombo sometime ago. Today, it looks really tired. Just imagine the morale of people working in there trying to run the business and keep paying those salaries.

    Been biased, I know at least one of the members of the board is working as hard as he could for very little money. Without those individuals, the chaos will be even higher.

  • 25 Jun 2008 23:50:10 GMT

    ManoRanaweer,

    [I know at least one of the members of the board is working as hard as he could for very little money. Without those individuals, the chaos will be even higher.]

    My fullest support to this member. Is it possible to publish his/her name - so we could work to get some status to go with that kind of ownership work? I personally would like to meet this person during my next visit to Sri Lanka and offer my services at nominal rates and even free if that would be easier. Due to my dedication to Public Service and deregulation in particular, I carry the solutions within me. Any genuine seeker would find them through genuine partnership. If you are genuine - please contact me on gajalakshmi_param@bigpond.com

    Regards

    Gaja