Workers as pawns in political hands

  • 1 Jul 2008 11:24:30 GMT

    Srilanka becoming the hell of indian ocean

  • 1 Jul 2008 17:12:19 GMT

    I think, the best way to beat this that some one take the initiavtive to teach the general public, in this case trade Union workers about the reality.

    I heard that one worker committed suicide for just Rs 30.00 (30 cents in dollars). It is unbelieveable.

    In another way, It is unimaginable, how people living in that environment, in an Buddhist Country are this greedy and this devious to let down their own human beings.

    If they become highway robbers that has more self -respect.

  • 2 Jul 2008 05:03:31 GMT

    (...One of the main reasons for the rising cost of living is the burgeoning defence expenditure for which the JVP has to take most part of the blame. It was the JVP that pressured President Chandrika Kumaratunga in 2004 to bring down the UNF government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe....).

    It is obvious that JVP and the SLFP too have abused their political power to bring disaster to this country in many ways. Now the same JVP and the ex-JVPers, and the SLFP too, continue from where they left.

    It is clear what JVP and ex-JVPers want is chaos in the country to ensure their existence and survival.

    What all present day politicians want is their survival... and to hell with average suffering people... Sinhala and Tamils.

  • 2 Jul 2008 06:28:31 GMT

    JVP is clearly working on a hidden agenda. I know when some govt sector employees ask for a JVP support to form union. JVP leader insisted that for the executive commitee, they need to include 4 JVP full time members(out side the institute) I think this is for all unions formed by JVP. But JVP shows to the worls as they are independent unions.

    Much similar to the organization of Anthare, which has ruined our education system.

  • 2 Jul 2008 10:16:42 GMT

    In Cambodia , Burma , Nepal many Buddhists monks scarified their lives for the benefit of the common men.Problem of the current administration is they look only their side of the coin.

    It is said that they were the pawns in the hands of DS to Bandaranayaka. We saw that same being used by NM Colvin Premadasa etc.

    It is the tradition of the country.If anybody does not like get out.

  • 2 Jul 2008 12:11:54 GMT

    JVP has no Agenda that is JVP Agenda.

    JVP has ripped into every Sri Lankan Life Line,due to negligence of past leaders.

    there main target is destruction,without any given reasons.

  • 3 Jul 2008 01:59:43 GMT

    JVP Burnt CTB buses and in following morning they were waiting for the buses.

    They burnt power transformers during the daylight and in the night they were complaining ..

    Whether it is the present leftover JVP or Weerawansa.. they are all the same....they destroyed public property..stole banks...killed innocent people.....

  • 3 Jul 2008 02:47:22 GMT

    [But, the JVP-led unions have refused to settle for anything less than Rs. 5,000. They are threatening to go ahead with their strike scheduled for July 10. ]

    The government needs to ask JVP to `show` the benefit of the Rs 5,000 that they are asking for. When government offers without objective evidence of benefit - it is part of government`s job program. The unions cannot interfere in that until they are able to establish that majority members have complained through the administrative system - on merit basis and that has failed. Then it is a bottom up program and workers have the right to be heard subjectively. Until this happens - any demand from workers needs to be objectively beneficial to the people. In other words - what government pays, people must benefit. In Public Service Government costs must equal public benefits. Until such public could be specifically identified - the activities are covered by programs and therefore by subjective power. That is the way forward. If my memory is right, it was along these lines that the JVP took court action in the case of Tsunami funds management.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil