i do not know whether Queen Victoria was fully or partially aware about bread i thought, after reading her advise to her people 'if you have got no bread eat cake'.
the recent tax and bread talks remind me of queen Victoria's then economic policy over 'poor's consumption patterns' and their choices over bread and butter or about cake.
i do not know how fare is it to compare the economic policy of queen Victoria with the Policy of the current government of the country, thinking of 'today's people's perceptions over humanitarian needs of the people, today or even then'
if you cannot eat (find) bread, eat ham with bacon ' is this the policy of the present government over ' survival of the poor of the country'. No wonder why World food programme is hanging around the streets of the Colombo.
now tell us how are we going to address this issue? i am not asking the present government because there is no point asking them, they've already shown their abilities and policies over ' prices of consumption items through the taxes fixed, twice read, but the strong joint opposition'
think of a solution
Why the bribing solution tried with the former defense secretary failed?
i read that there was some discussions over giving him some positions within the SLFP (?) now received court notification?
what is this dual game?
expect more price hikes along with many arrestments ( members of rajapakse family)
that is the difference , the present government was talking about and has proved.
for some bread is apolitical term but for some it is an easily taxable component. the editorial title revels how the present government treated the poor while giving big talks about 'welfare of the poor'. i think it is no point talking about who said what about welfare of the people of this country, during election and thereafter.
And the question that this government asked from the people of this country, during the election campaign who has forgotten? paan kanawada bath kanawada? bread or rice?
what is the true situation now?
The poor cannot eat either bread or rice these days. the prices of both bread and rice gone up like a speedy rocket.
the other side of the story is that the farmers face difficulties in cultivating paddy due to 'stealing the bags of fertilizers given for a welfare price for all farmers via the FO's Farmer organizations)it was a project of a former government).
you can see how the farmers, the spine, the back bone of the country's economy currently are complaining about it and protesting against it. they are handing over petitions to the former president at every rally and every meeting opportunity.
what they are asking is 'not free fertilizer but to continue what they were given with ease and peace of mind to the door step of their paddy lands. do not take revenge from the farmers. please remember , the rice mills too cannot survive any longer if you continue to follow this proceedure. if you do not stop that , the dominating mill owners have to depend on their own paddy harvests , what if the farmers stop supplying or selling their rice to big mills?
how long can you survive?
i know , i can talk about bread endlessly yet i must wind up my essay just noting that the hi fi hyde ground was river full on the day that the joint opposition held their rally. and it was amazing to see how people reacted to the procedures and policies of the present government towards taxes, the farmer's and the poor etc.
i will share all what i have recorded during the rally on the 17th of this month at Hyde Park Ground ASAP ...................
and expect more about bread in the near future
thanks so much for reading