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Thoughts – Sri Lankan politics

Posted by sadeepa palliyaguru on September 2, 2010

Voting options of Sri Lankan parties

  • Skilled , Corrupt and Cunning (Everyone will switch to this mode when they come to power)
  • Diplomatic, posh , uncharismatic and not for masses(Main Opposition party)
  • Rebellious , always anti government, undiplomatic (You know who)
  • Nationalist (Sinhala), racial and religious
  • Pro Terrorist, Pseudo Tamil Nationalists

Not much of an option ha !

S : Please note that this article does not reflect the policies of my employer nor the organizations i am representing.

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Sri Lanka – Towards becoming a Singapore

Posted by sadeepa palliyaguru on September 2, 2010

A very small incident ignited the thoughts of writing this article. One day i was at Galle Face Green and a foreign couple , with a child were walking there looking for something. They were looking and looking. They were looking for a garbage bin and once they found the bin , they put the garbage there and went.

Trash Warning

Trash Warning In Sinhalese - "We are hiding here - If you dump trash , we will hit you "

How many Sri Lankans will do that ? How many indians will do that. We still put litter whereever we want (we dump our household trash on the road , spit whereever we want , smoke in public and the list would go on)

One of the key reasons (in my opinion) why the Europe and far eastern countries have developed is the discipline within the people. They will not litter on the road and would not break a queue when waiting for a bus or a taxi. This is an intagible component of the development which the government of Sri Lanka has not paid attention.

The ports , bridges and highways would make the physical development possible – yet we have to change the mindsets of people – otherwise all the efforts would not be very successful.

Is there a place where the younger generation learn about good values ? Does the schools teach them ?  These values should be instilled at the young age.

Laws are there to maintain the social order. They will hardly instill self discipline within the people. Think about the recent law to prohibit errant road crossings. We can’t deploy police to minitor how the people cross roads – it’s not practical and only self discipline will help.

PS : Please note that this article does not reflect the policies of my employer nor the organizations i am representing.

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Sri Lanka Army : The “Professional” Force and my lost identity card

Posted by sadeepa palliyaguru on March 19, 2009

I was a great fan of Sri Lanka army up to today. I have participated in a walk to pay tribute to soldiers, had written on behalf of them in various online forums, has donated material and assisted different campaigns to support Sri Lankan defense forces. (Just look at my previous post to find out about the walk, here is a youtube video).

I have lost my NIC and due to the different bottlenecks obtaining a new one has been extremely difficult. They have stopped the one day service and from the police station which has a broken type writer to type the certified entry copy everywhere i had to face many delays in obtaining a copy.

Today i was stopped at a check point while i was proceeding to my work. I have been stopped at check points without my ID and in most of places i have met people with required intelligence level to realize that this is a geniune case. I had a photo copy of my previous ID and today they detained that copy at the check point. This copy was very useful in most checkpoints and today they kept it after speaking very harshly to me.

This country considers defense forces heros. I was deeply moved watching the alleged Oddusudan attack thinking about the risks they undergo daily. I myself has wished i could join the defense forces.

My experience today changed my view of defense forces. If the Sri Lankan army officers at Colombo could be this much irrational and inhuman , how can those at Vanni and PTK be the “professional” force caring for the civilians ? We know the “professional” behaviour of Sri Lanka police, due to the large number of HR petitions filed against them and i dont think SLA and other forces are that much bad.

People consider the army heros. I still belive that they are real heros. If the heros at the check point gave back my ID copy it would have been really helpful. What to do … ? All heros have their weaknesses right !

What do you think ?

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ඔබයි අපේ දෙයියෝ … ! අපි වෙනුවෙන් අපි

Posted by sadeepa palliyaguru on October 28, 2008

අද මට යූ ටියුබ් අඩවියේ මේ වීඩියෝව බලන්න ලැබුනා. මෙය අපි වෙනුවෙන් අපි සඳහා කර ඇති වීඩියෝවක්. නෙලූ , වේරලියැද්ද , ඉරාජ් හා නලීන් ගේ සංකලනයකින් නිමවා ඇති මේ වීඩියෝව දේශාබිමානීත්වය කැටිකරගත් අපූරු වීඩියෝවක්.

අද අප රැක ගන්නේ අපගේ ආරක්ශක අංශ වල විරුවන්… ඉතින් ඔවුන් අපේ දෙවියන් ලෙස සැලකීමේ කිසිදු වරදක් නැහැ. මෙහි අපේ හමුදා “ඇත් පවුරක්” විදියට හදුන්වලා දෙනවා .. උපමා ගත්තත් , දර්ශණ තල ගත්තත් කැමරාව ගත්තත් … මේක නම් අපූරු එකක්….

අපේ විරුවන්ට දෙවි පිහිටයි .. ! අපේ රට , අපේ ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් ඔබ හෙලන ලේ , කඳුලු , දහඩිය වෙනුවෙන් අපි ඔබට සදා ණය ගැතියි..

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Sri Lankan Forces – you are our Gods !

Posted by sadeepa palliyaguru on October 28, 2008

I browse YouTube for Sri Lankan videos and found this wonderful video. This is the new video for “Api Wenuwen Api”. In this video Nelu , Weraliyadda , Nalin and Iraj Sings about Sri Lankan forces. They call them a strong wall and names them as the gods of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan forces have made supreme sacrifices in defending the soveriginity from ruthless LTTE terror organization which is demanding a seperate state within Sri Lanka. Despite the negotiation and peace efforts of Sri Lankan government LTTE has killed a large amount of Sri Lankan civilians , clergy and Political figures. Today they use civilians as a shield in protecting their defences and denies humanitarian aid to them. They are discredited for their baberic sucide missions and child soldier deployment in combat.

In this backdrop Sri Lankan forces have made many victories to protect Sri Lanka and it’s innocent civilians. This video is a tribute to the brave Navy , Army and Airforce of Sri Lanka.In their humanitarian missions they have liberated the eastern province from terror clutches and presently engaged in liberating the nothern province from LTTE terrorists.

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