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

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Merchants of Parliaments; Now and then.

The Merchant of Venice, even today, according to my own justification, is one of the famous merchants of the world not only in literary, fictional  world but also in real (?) world. Though you find Iban Batuta, the world famous , Portuguese, Dutch traders who set foot on this soil for trading purposes because of cinnamon or because of pepper or TEA, coffee, rubber, the merchant of Venice  is a merchant every person aware of. 

what is the meaning of the term merchant? the term is no foreign to the trade world but what about to the world of politics? for the politicians, is it a new term or a term that produces no meaning or no sense for them or  is it only a term, enhance a decision that brings some cash into their wallets?

Anyways, i found following description on internet  

  1. a person or company involved in wholesale trade, especially one dealing with foreign countries or supplying goods to a particular 

i wonder, what right a person engages in active politics has, to sell any property belongs to the people of any community, country? And what constitution supports or describes such decisions of them, the constitution that Madame CBK tried to introduce in 2000 or the constitution that Prime Minister is trying to introduce?  

According to madame CBK what Ranil (she used his name) is trying to introduce is a copy of what she was trying to introduce in 2000 (news papers reported) i have a question and a request for every sirs' and madames' of current politics , previous or earlier , former political world, kindly educate our people, is it a constitution solely prepared by the Prime Minister of the country or a product prepared by the 'aluth aanduwa' (yaha palanaya) entire group? 

i do not know whether the prime minister already responded to her statement or not.

if not, it is an issue for us, the people of the country because we reject and do not accept any government, those who take decisions individually or privately without informing the rest of the group called 'government'. and that is not a good sign or a method of administration or of so called 'good governance' 

let foot path focus again on the subject of the day, forgetting the 'constitution and the ways of taking decision by the members of the term (aanduwa)  for the moment.

According to what i read about couple of days ago, the government has already decided to lease out the Hambantota Port to the 'china Merchants'. (refer Rivira news Paper for more information)

How much profit ( predictable) you loose within a period of two years, perhaps our dear minister of finance can answer my question. Does it exceed the amount you have to pay as the loan (monthly or annually) don't just say 'yes', we need clarifications and proof to justify your answer. 

Also kindly answer, who will take care of the workers ( Hambantota Port), the real partners of the property, the Chinese Merchants?

By the way, any 'Man Power workers' involved in providing service loosing jobs as a result of the decision taken?

And what about the 194 Ceylon Electricity Board, workers who lost their jobs or sent home on 2016 / 12/ 31, did they receive an answer as promised by the relevant ' Minister'?

According to the information gathered personally by me, ( 03 / 01 / 2017) 165 workers who were not working or providing their service earlier or not working partners of the ministry , entity have received permanent job opportunities and are appointed on 03 / 01 / 2017 as meter readers, though the said number of workers (194) have experiences as ' meter readers' .
They were sent home, using their  own policy justifications , estimations though some of them were not completed  180 days (i will note the date to prove until what date, asap), also there are other categories of workers (i.e.clerks) who managed to secure their jobs. my question is why you couldn't secure the jobs of the said number of workers? Don't you think that previous qualifications of a worker is no use and when appointing new workers you can ignore the 'experienced'?

labour is power and is power of any man or a woman , no authority can devalue their 'power', i believe. 

China , i believe is not a new comer, or a fresh merchant who entered into the global trade net work or world trade network and is not at all a strange Merchant or a cultural partner to our country or to this part of the world. r friendly partner. 

Chinese were very famous traders, merchants even since pre and post medieval period.who doesn't like their ceramics for example? what city you can name, where you find no single shop that sells 'Chinese productions', Constantinople, London, New York ?  

i believe that is something that shows their 'talent and skill in trade'. BUT can you think of any Chinese properties sold to other people / countries for their survival, survival of the emperors? 

what if in five years time, government to be elected decide to sell the moragaha kanda project saying that 'cannot pay loans taken'?
do you think that it is the way to handle or manage what ever project implemented or established by former or previous governments?

selling any public property /s; is it an ability of a government elected or selected by the people of a country?

what financial management skill / ability is that, kindly educate us?

There are enough of information available for anyone who is seeking information on 'Trade Agreements made between foreign traders / merchants , bureaucratic partners, countries and kings of SL and Prime Ministers , Presidents, now and then. specially the trade agreements made between kings who ruled this country during 'the colonial period' ( 1505 - 1948) and foreign rulers and also agreementsmade after  gained independence. 

why we couldn't protect ' the kingdoms' ( Kandyan for instance) of yester years was one of the reasons, the trade agreements made between the kings then of the kingdom s, i.e. especially when seeking assistance , help from ' Dutch' in order to sent away the Portuguese (Inguru Deela Miris geneema,exchanging inguru with chilly, this is a famous saying arose and joined language practice of locals due to 'the content of the agreement, sentences enclosed, what was promised to exchange between involved parties. we lost coastal areas due to that agreement, remember?

And i know that there are ways to answer ' why and how' questions of people of this country. whether it is paper / sugar or steel , port or air ports every single property is a property of this country, of its people and you have the responsibility not just by oaths or signatures, to protect what we own. 

According to what i read, the former government was planned / scheduled to pay back the loan taken to implement the Harbour , Hambantota within ten years. Perhaps, the new government is unaware of the procedures followed by the former government or the reason for that probably is 'ignorance' , lack of interest towards learning or studying the mechanisms used or followed by the former government. or else is it because of any 'taking revenge' mechanisms the government is fond of using, following? 

sorry to hurt, what i am doing is 'questioning'? your responsibility is to answer because i represent not the government but the 'people' of this country and i am a citizen. 

this is to be discussed further ...........

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