It is now patently obvious that the Sri Lankan Govt. ruling clique is ready to share the windfall gains of a Casino instead of sharing it with the people. No matter what they say, they have been unable to share the value of a Casino license of a mega resort with the people who own it.
If you do the sums, I am a British qualified Chartered Accountant who qualified over 30 years ago, and I can assure you that if one was granted exclusivity of a license for ten years, it could be sold for US$1Billion. Anyone out there who wants to dispute that? Just look at the profitability of Casinos all over the world.
WHY ON EARTH ARE OUR CORRUPT RULERS READY TO GIVE IT AWAY FREE? IT IS A NATIONAL INTANGIBLE ASSET THAT OUR LEADERS HAVE DECIDED TO SHARE WITH THEIR FRIENDS!
The going rate for a MW of Wind Power today is US$500,000, 2000 times that is US$1B, that is 2000MW which is our current consumption see www.ceb.lk
So why is our foolish especially brainless Colombo 7 types sitting in their fancy sitting rooms, drinking foreign liquor, not thinking about getting their electricity free? Simply because they are too dumb! They may have degrees and PhDs from foreign universities, but they are without an ounce of grey matter, willing to let their country be given over to a bunch of highway robbers who claim to be patriots just because their road has a fancy pavement laid out of paving stones that if they know how much it has cost the Municipality, they would have palpitations. How imbecilic can one get when little treats like walkways for their show off exercise kits are fed to them, so they are blind to the reality of what is happening around them. Robber Barons rule OK.
Worse they don’t have the balls to agitate! They are comfortable in their luxury houses and cars, as they know they will be able to hide their wealth when the Budget introduces a wealth tax!
Get out of your dormant lifeless existence and save this country from being sold below them, without complaining about a weak opposition. After all their attitude and not the opposition’s has contributed to this myth, that has become a self fulfilling prophecy.
Let’s stand up and loudly fight for our rights, the state cannot kill all its citizens.