Yesterday, The US Navy Secretary flew in and out of Trinco direct in his private (as in the US Government’s) Gulfstream! NO ONE PICKED IT UP

Patta Pal Boru
It is all over the Sri Lanka Navy website, with the Navy Commander ingratiating himself with him, with photos of the visit. What do we glean from it?Think about it, he can go under the radar metaphorically that is, on Island hopping visits! They would NOT reciprocate would they for our equivalent? Say no more as to whose sphere of ...

Daya Gamage worse than a cry baby!

Patta Pal Boru
It is quite clear that UNP Minister Daya Gamage expressing sour grapes over NO CHAMBER defending HIM when Sevenagala Sugar which he was running was taken over by the Rajapakse Govt. by "passing the foreign investment takeover act", that took over NOT just his but other enterprises including Pelwatte Sugar, was a CRY BABY type scenario.http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=2016/08/22/business/91024A man of his stature ...

Sunday Times at war with Malik Samarawickrema, who is telling the truth?

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The usual Media vs the Incumbent Govt. controversy has erupted again, this time with the Sunday Times accusing the Development Strategies and International Trade Minster of using foreign lobbyists and adding spice to this with the Foreign Ministry stating that they did not anything about it and that they at least should have been informed prior to agreeing to this ...

Kandy may as well be confined to be the Living Dead! Environment!

Patta Pal Boru
It is clear that there are people in high places for reasons other than altruism, or rationale. Its called personal glorification of the Scoundral!! One such joker is the Diyawardena Nilame of Kandy. A disgrace to Sri Lanka and the Human Race, and who continues to be held by people, in high esteem. In my opinion, those who think that ...

WOMBATS RUNNING SRI LANKA’S FORCES – The latest cretinism!

Patta Pal Boru
As if it was bad enough to have the Defence Services College in the heart of Colombo occupying prime land worth at least Rs5Billion, we now have an instance of crass idiocy, where the same defence DUDES without an ounce of grey matter in their heads, are building a hostel for 550kids for forces personnel to attend the school a ...

Was there a deal we don’t know about the SLT/MAXIS?

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Malaysia was asked to extradite the Boss of Maxis, which along with the Sri Lankan Government now own SLT. Maxis bought the NTT stake in SLT, and all appeared to have gone without a hitch!Was that because at the time of the purchase, the authorities fast tracked the deal? These are questions for which I don’t have any answers, but ...

OFFICE OF MISSING PERSONS (OMP) FOR SHORT – ACT NOW PASSED

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“This is I believe one of the MOST IMPORTANT pieces of legislation that has been passed in a VERY LONG TIME to PROTECT US CIVILIANS from FUTURE INCIDENCES OF GOVERNMENT EXCESSES LIKE WHITE VANS” The importance I have attached to this piece of legislation cannot be emphasized more, and so I have not only italicized my comment above, in bold ...

STF – in the news for the wrong reasons – S/DIG Latheef Saga

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It is becoming increasingly clear that the checks and balances that have been put in place to ensure that NO ONE is able to override the Good Governance procedures are just NOT working! That is extremely sad and regrettable and MUST be reversed come hell or high water! If we are to trust in the system that was established by ...

The US exhortations fall on deaf ears! Charles Rivkin’s hopes don’t materialize

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The US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs is in town. He has been lecturing to our Entrepreneurs to partner with the US to grow the IT businesses which he has identified as world class and ready to get to the next level. http://www.ft.lk/article/561135/US-ready-to-partner-with-SL-entrepreneursSadly we have a very capable business leadership, but the Govt. has failed in ...

Special Narcotics Raids Unit of the Finance Ministry appears to be making a mark

Patta Pal Boru
On the surface reading only the news available, and NOT privy to any information within the Ministry of Finance, under whom this unit operates, and not part of the Customs nor the Police Force, this independent unit is finding contraband.http://www.ft.lk/article/558748/Illegal-import-of-booze-costs-Treasury-Rs--6-b-in-tax-revenueWasn’t it them who were able to find the huge cache of drugs, hundreds of kilograms, and is that only the ...

What if Sri Lanka just decides NOT to make any debt service payments!

Patta Pal Boru
Taking an extract from the link below, “Sri Lanka’s debt situation is severe. The country is currently in $58.3 billion debt to foreign financiers, and 95.4% of all government revenue is currently going towards paying back its loans. This means that out of every hundred dollars the government brings in only $4.60 is going towards essentials like education and public ...

Journalism Awards – for a Country which has no journalists AT ALL!

Patta Pal Boru
THEY CALL THEMSELVES JOURNALISTS THOUGHIf you honestly think Sri Lanka is a Country which has journalists in 2016 think again. There are NO journalists, one could say with all honesty, could even call themselves journalists in this Country today. The people who write today, either use hearsay, are paid to write, or propound their prejudices in their writing. Each one ...

Lack of Leadership to clean one’s own shit – Leads to destruction of Sri Lanka - Its your call Prime Minister

Patta Pal Boru
Isn't it ironic that the person universally commended as being the best possible person to hold the job as the Director of Wildlife Conservation resigned within MONTHS of his appointment due to interference from Politicians.In short, though it was through the personal intervention of the PM that he took this job, the PM did not have the balls to dress ...