Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

On 'Stealing Bread from the poor' & 'Hi fi massive rally @ hyde' tenderly

The cost of bread just went up by another 7.5 per cent or thereabouts from Monday. Consumer price hikes are masquerading as VAT, profits taxes and what-have-you. This followed Prima pushing up the price of a kilo of wheat flour by Rs 7.20 to pass on the government imposed tax on wheat grain imports last week. We're playing around with phrases to do with Value Added Tax, profits taxes here.-from the editorial of Ceylon Today (23 March 2016)

bread is a very near and a dear term to poor , yes it is true and i accept it. who hasn't heard about bread ? The kings ,the queens , the princesses the marketers , economists , the commercial analysts, can you think of a single man who has not heard about bread? 

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. 

any agreements? 

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 

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