Procurement specialist has defined the meaning of the word Procurement as: “To procure any goods, works or services using the best (contract) conditions available to procure a cost effective product or a project”.
But, unfortunately in Sri Lanka, most people who engaged in procuring works, goods & services has very little knowledge about the above definition, and look for various means of making a good commission for themselves, even the product doesn’t meet the specifications, or the necessity of the project.
The peacock for the President's celebrations cost Rs. 20 million
Over Rs. 20 million has been spent to decorate the boat, which is to be used for the inauguration of the Hambantota Port, in the shape of a peacock. The boat is to be called “Pradeepa II” and a sum of Rs. 78 lakhs was spent to built it in the shape of a ship.
No change in Prime Ministerial post!
Basil's and Maithri's hopes dashed
After learning that the President did not have any intention of making a change in the Prime Ministerialll post during the Cabinet reshuffle, Ministers Basil Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena, who were hopeful of being appointed to the post are displeased, sources from the SLFP headquarters said.
That is not my lover!
Sanath responds to photographs on the internet
Matara District MP Sanath Jayasuriya told us that there are three photographs of him with a foreign lady that have been posted on various websites and that he had no relationship with the lady in the said photographs.
What is Waterboarding? Bush Defends using Waterboarding Torture
George Bush, former United States President, sat down in an interview with Matt Lauer, NBC News’ and defended the use of waterboarding. In George Bush’s 497-page memoirs, “Decision Points,” that were released on Tuesday he says, waterboarding helped prevent terrorist attacks on Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf, a major business district in London. U.S. President Barack Obama, on his second day in office, banned waterboarding constituting it as torture and the British government shares Obama’s opinion on waterboarding.
Sri Lanka president drops out of Britain visit over arrest fears
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has become the latest foreign leader to drop out of a planned visit to Britain Photo: EPA
Sri Lanka's president has become the latest foreign leader to drop out of a planned visit to Britain out of fears that dissident activists could engineer his arrest under the UK's liberal human rights laws.
Group of thugs accompanying Minister Rajitha Senaratne forcibly enter the Panadura Aquatic Club, attack workers and take away files
A group of persons along with Ministerrr Rajitha Senaratne had forcibly entered the Panadura Aquatic Club on the 7th and had taken away several confidential files after attacking the security personnel at the venue.
Army Commander visits the Sinha Regiment after disarming all officers and soldiers
Army Commander Lieutenantntnt General Jagath Jayasuriya had visited Sinhainhe Regiment headquarters in Ambepussa on Saturday (6) and had reprotedly disarmed all offciers and other perosnnel there before visiting the place.
Kekirawa Police OIC transferred after arresting illegal racketeers
Kekirawa Police OIC Inspector of Police R. T. Kumarasinghe, who had arrested kasippu traders, gamblers and illegal sand miners in the Kekirawa area and presented them to court, has been transferred with immediate effect due to political interference.
Intelligence units keep a close watch on Maithripala and Dullas
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has the DIG in-charge of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) to keep a close watch on SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena and the party Treasurer Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and report to him.
Hold a disciplinary inquiry against Sajith – Ravi asks the party leader
UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake has asked party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 4th to hold a disciplinary inquiry against parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa for violating party ethics and creating dissension within the party, sources from Sirikotha said.
Board of Investments to be taken under the President and converted into the Pakistan model
Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera has proposed thatt the Board ofInvestment Promotionss be brought under thePresident andd an investment promotions plan similar to that in Pakistan be prepared in Sri Lanka as well, Finance Ministry sources said.