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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

services, service gainers, workers and authorities

1200 workers who were working attached to the Moragahakanda project were sent home saying ' no work available'  and the news was published in two news papers ; 'Mawbima' and the 'Ceylon Today'.  

It is a sad news. loosing a job brings no fortune to any family and is something that shatter, results 'cracks ' in the financial segment / economic segments of any country.

Those 1200 workers i assume are members of 1200 families of the country. i do not know whether they are the 'main income earners of those families or belong to any other income category'? It is a sudden shock to any family if the worker was not informed earlier. and the families cannot think of a strategy to handle the sudden crisis they face  to over come the problem.  

what were the other reasons given by the management for them to take such a big decision to send 1200 workers home is something important to know. and what were the actual reasons for the decision taken by the management? 

Do you have any other plans to bring relevant labor / workers from else where / out side to country? 

what about workman's compensation / compensated? if that is a sudden decision taken by the management and if the worker was not informed earlier?

What was the nature of contract made between the worker and the authority / management? 

If there are no work available currently, why did the management hire such a big number of workers? didn't they know or study such things before hiring labour / workers? 

what employment category they belong to?

'Contract basis'?
Daily wage / wage labouers?
Any permanent workers? 

It is true that when ' project completion period'  is over you cannot keep the workers. but did it clearly mention in the contract? 

And when a contract is over the worker cannot expect 'service extensions' (depending on the contract / bond signed ) but if it is something that they unexpected is a problem. 

Is there a way to employ the mentioned number of workers in another firm / company if the project no longer functioning / completed? 

what about the other workers? any other workers to be sent home in the future?  

what does it really mean when the management say 'no work available' and according to what i read the workers were told ( verbally ?) / informed in writing (?) that when there is work available they will be informed?

what did the management expect saying ' when there is work avail;able the worker will be informed?

does the management want the worker to stay at home,  though the worker has no work to do ( job) therefore earn no salary , return to the job when ever they are ask to come?

what type of a contract is that? what assurance the management can give to the worker regarding the  'availability of work' in the future?

sending 1200 workers home is not a joke. who will take care of the families, needs and wants of the families of that workers? 

who hired them initially? 

job security is something highly important and is something every worker expects until they retire from the job / what they entitle during the entire period of contract. and securing the job of a worker is a responsibility of any employer. and at the same time '  the worker must aware of his / her rights'. 

if this is a decision taken by a non governmental authority, what is the reaction shown by the government / how did the government respond to this situation / the relevant ministry? 

What plan the government has 'in order to take of the workers's families / welfare of the said workers and their families? 

if the project is functioned / functions / managed / managing by a non local authority / Chinese company (?), what agreement made between the government and the management when handing over the tasks initially?' did they specifically agreed to safe guard the jobs 'assured job security of the hired worker'.

let us talk about something not fully unrelated to  what i tried to discuss earlier but something related. 

'One day services' 

this is a service that i must appreciate. it is a good way of providing services. i went to obtain my National Identity Card Yesterday. if my calculations were accurate there were about 1500 applicants waiting to get their National Identity Cards via the 'One Day Service'.  according to what i observed it is not an easy task. 

first and foremost i must say that the physical environment of the Department that provide the mentioned services to the nation is 'human friendly' and compared to earlier situations there are comfortable seating facilities , and the methodical environment brings peace of mind to the applicants. 

i noticed few things that needs some adjustments. if any applicants require or expects to get their Identity Cards or else any other certificate within a day or using the 'One Day Service' people have to come to Battaramulla / Colombo to obtain the service. which is a problem for some who live far away places or the people who live outside Colombo faces Practical difficulties during the entire process of reaching the city / office , obtaining the service and returning home.  Some come to Colombo one day prior to the date scheduled to obtain the service, meaning they spend two days and if they face any service delays ' they have to either spend another day in Colombo travel late night. 

what i suggest is listening to what some of the applicants said / discussed with others ' it is good if the applicants can obtain the service they require from the areas / districts they live and is practical and brings no more hazels to service gainers and also it helps the workers as well  as it helps to maintain the 'quality of work and efficiency' 
And it is a duty of a grass root level government officer ? GN to check the application forms of the applicants before sending it to the relevant departments that avoids disappointments of applicants and avoid delaying obtaining the services. and i must note that within such services,one day service  Human errors can be always pardoned. 



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