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Sri  Lanka is the worst hit country by brain drain as 27.5 percent of academics leave the country annually, UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam informed Parliament today. (KB/YP)


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  • Neomal Friday, 10 December 2010 02:01 AM

    When unqualifieds get all the good jobs in the Govt, what do you expect the brainy and qualified to do?

    roushan Thursday, 09 December 2010 04:08 PM

    very true ,i am cima qualified still no job

    Prophet John Thursday, 09 December 2010 04:25 PM

    Spot on DXB.....well said !!!

    Faqi Thursday, 09 December 2010 07:56 PM

    The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence as its watered daily not like in Sri Lanka. Why blame people for leaving for a better life where the rule of law reigns supreme.

    ana Thursday, 09 December 2010 09:21 PM

    Excuse me Akila.Do you want to know the reason? Look at your Leader? Who want to live in a country when he is the opposition leader? Traitor

    Asoka Thursday, 09 December 2010 10:16 PM

    I left after JVP antics!! Asking ransom, death threats etc and when got the opportunity why should I put up with them. Idid not leave to earn more money but for peace of mind. Probably would have returned if economically favourable.

    asoka abeywardena Friday, 10 December 2010 12:58 AM

    that is because of uneducated leaders in the country...

    hp Friday, 10 December 2010 01:12 AM

    Govent ment doenst have a plan to impliment reserch activities. No grant offered. People at NSF are bias on offering grants

    Dr.No Friday, 10 December 2010 01:25 AM

    Yes, they are economic migrants. Most of them call themselves patriots.

    sg Thursday, 09 December 2010 04:04 PM

    What poliical ideas had with any MP ,s this statement really true, no need to do research to veryfy in this matter. Thing is, nobody understanding about long term impact of this process.

    Darren Friday, 10 December 2010 02:38 AM

    This is 100% true.These are what a real opposition should talk about.Very good.

    RAW Friday, 10 December 2010 02:47 AM

    We want comeback give something back to our motherland. But what is going to happen to our future? Politics is the main cause for this drain. Government needs to support job creation and R&D.

    gamaya Friday, 10 December 2010 04:42 AM

    what's wrong with sending money back to SL, even if we live in some other contry. Our relatives still live in SL.

    sgharan Friday, 10 December 2010 06:53 AM

    I went to engineer post, rejected due to TAMIL(already selected by manager, but top management rejected).
    Now seteled down in Singapore

    mano mano Friday, 10 December 2010 07:22 AM

    please define the term "patriot ".... preferably with an example...

    channa Friday, 10 December 2010 03:23 PM

    UNP's free economy.....

    dan Friday, 10 December 2010 03:32 PM

    Everyone is saying Ranil is brainy.....why doesn't he go?

    Ampare son Friday, 10 December 2010 03:35 PM

    My frend has onlyG>C>E advance level education he win green card lottery. now he U>S>A

    gona Thursday, 09 December 2010 09:13 AM

    Well said Angel, after all the education was for FREE, hopefully many more will leave and find jobs overseas as SL cannot provide the jobs, just the education.

    sam Thursday, 09 December 2010 07:57 AM

    very true....

    akilan Thursday, 09 December 2010 07:59 AM

    Because, people with brains have no future in Sri Lanka.

    TDDC Thursday, 09 December 2010 08:29 AM

    What is the salary of a fresh PHD guy (not Dr Silva) after spending 50% of his useful life in achieving of academic excellence? Rs 25,000 or less ???. Can he maintain a family with that???. Such people would stay in Sri Lanka only due to personal reason like parents, properties, or some do not like to work hard any more and preferred soft life.

    indika Thursday, 09 December 2010 08:30 AM

    not given value to their acedemic talent in the past. Still the trend goes on. Now only local academics given value.

    Angel Thursday, 09 December 2010 08:32 AM

    OK They earn valuable foreign exchange & have love to the motherland

    Thinker Thursday, 09 December 2010 08:45 AM

    Its really surprising that UNP came to know this now.This was happening since decades.Are you truely on this matter to find a wayforward.Or just to throw some muds?

    Kumara Thursday, 09 December 2010 09:05 AM

    What do you expect them to do? Stay at home (in SL)

    rosh Thursday, 09 December 2010 09:06 AM

    No need to do a research or fact finding mission.

    local boy Thursday, 09 December 2010 07:31 AM

    good one too

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 09 December 2010 10:47 AM

    Also hit by the Rain Drain & resultant flooding without a river in sight. Poor brains in the planners.

    jayagoda Thursday, 09 December 2010 10:48 AM

    Most of t em leave not for poor salries, but for the fact that they do not want to report to dumb bosses.

    DXB Thursday, 09 December 2010 01:08 PM

    Do not just blame UNP , UNP is the only party who gave perks & recognised the Sri Lnakans working in abroad .... .... Once Former finance misnister Ronie De Mel said we should well come our foreign work force on Red carpet .... what this goverment has done for us ............. ??? only they have put FEB ladies for beg from us ...

    pd Thursday, 09 December 2010 01:33 PM

    the so called unp mp has not revealed his source of info. he is just shooting in da air . anything to find fault with govt. check b4 commenting

    Saman Thursday, 09 December 2010 01:43 PM

    Very true. Sri Lanka does not know how to treat academics properly. The bitter uneducated people will always try to repress them. Better for the academics to go abroad and reach their potential

    Ruwan Thursday, 09 December 2010 01:47 PM

    then don't send the money, ppl permanently settle down in respective countries..specially aussie etc

    Kumar R Thursday, 09 December 2010 03:26 PM

    A quick question -- do they (not) fall in the category of "economic migrants"?

    Fatalist Thursday, 09 December 2010 03:59 PM

    This is a country of patriots not academics.


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