New Direction of Japanese ODA
The development strategy of Sri Lanka has been
successful in raising the standard of its social indicators, but has
not been successful in achieving the growth and has failed
especially from the viewpoint of the equitable distribution of the
outcome of the growth.
Effectiveness: everybody’s dilemma
People just go about doing things but do they
realise they are wasting valuable resources, including time, in not
being focused on a particular purpose or an objective? It is
meaningless, therefore, to be asking people to be ‘efficient’,
without asking them to be effective.
Lesson from Nugegoda: The need for vigilance
The Government and the citizens of this country
have to ask themselves a few questions at this point. Did we lull
ourselves into believing that gains in the battlefield rendered the
enemy absolutely powerless to strike elsewhere?