Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fonterra, Out!

Thus spake the Lakmawa Diyaniyo, supposedly an ally of National Freedom Front (NFF). The NFF is lead by the irrepressible Wimal Weerawansa, who basically does what the rulers want done but don't want to do themselves.

It seems that Wimal Weerawansa's antics have been observed, so Hey presto! out springs another front.

The CIA coined the term Plausible Deniability to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge.

In Sri Lanka we have improved on this and created Complete Deniability; where puppets who are portrayed as clowns carry out the strict orders of their masters.

The reputation for buffoonery is no accident; it is a carefully cultivated deception which enables the regime to laugh off incidents and events in public while sending a message to their victims.

Very clever indeed.

Apart from anything else, the Fonterra exercise presents an excellent opportunity to distract attention from the Welliveriya incident. This however is not the prime motive; the real target is the huge value of the business that Fonterra runs.

Getting rid of a big competitor will allow opportunity for state-owned businesses to profit; profits which can then be siphoned off. It may also present opportunities for a few cronies to set up "local" businesses to "help" local people, while gouging the consumer and lining their pockets.

In the meantime there is untold damage being done to various businesses including printing and packaging (Anchor keeps one or two of the 6-7 big printers going, not to mention the manufacturers of foil packs), advertising and media (one of their biggest customers), wholesale and retail trade (who rely on a few major products to cover their overheads). 

A few weeks ago it was Dipped Products that was pushed overboard. They may or may not have been responsible for the pollution but by allowing the crisis to explode and then looking for a quick fix was the worst of all solutions for all concerned. The problem is still unknown and far from fixed but has disrupted production and frightened customers.

A few weeks later, and with much more sinister motives, Foterra has been targeted.

The next time some idiot tells me that this Government is very business friendly is going to get thumped.

Growth? The only growth is in the Government expenditure and the egos of those who cook the statistics.

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