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Do Ministers ‘spend’ or ‘invest’ time?


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02The socioeconomic challenges that Sri Lanka encounters today require fundamentally effective solutions as opposed to ‘knee-jerk’ responses and ‘patchwork’ solutions. This in turn, requires all relevant stakeholders to jointly engage in deep thought and sincere ‘soul searching’.

Therefore, Ministers should spend more time analysing and strategising and far less time on ‘ceremonising’ and ‘sermonising’.

(The author has been and will always be politically neutral and uninvolved. The intention here is to urge good governance by asking the hard questions.)


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