Of degrees & pedigrees
A legal eagle rudely discovered that large hospitals whose shares are
actively traded on the Colombo Bourse, have not issued directives to
their staff on corporate social responsibility.
Having been in the surgical unit of the ICU in a recognised hospital
Narahenpita/Nawala way, he requested the doctor to kindly send for his
wife. The doctor's reply was, 'that is not my duty'. He said: Seek
permission to send message to your wife through the sister-in-charge.
The sick man was not sick in the head, and deadpanned, "Is this your
hospital's way of dealing and caring for those who are admitted".
Healthcare costs are steep, and let the corporate heads who occupy
seats on the Board of this hospital insist that aftercare is sensitively
imparted. What happened to bedside manners? Curiously on the front page
of one of last Sunday's weeklies there was a reference to the business
page headlines which said 'all's not well on this Board'. Maybe there
are repercussions to bad bedside manners.
Recognise the yuppies
We say that the Chamber of Commerce which is headed by the able Mahen
should with him presiding, also include M.R. from Hayleys, Sus from JKH,
Hans from Dialog and M.P.W. from Munchee to have an yearly award for
those from corporate and state sector. The award? For young achievers.
From Radio Lite to corporate receptions rooms, there are young bucks
aplenty who should be given a boost for their vitality and dedication.
Jay from lite cafe and Dilrukshi from spence are the front runners.
A meditation centre was finally established in the land that was
earlier disputed. The Media Minister who probably has this early
acrimony in mind, wisecracked at the opening ceremony - "now we have
this meditation centre operational. I invite the media to arrive and
meditate here for a start."
The 'Budu Res' controversy turned out to be an Emperor has no clothes
story of a particularly gauzy variety.
Those who flocked to witness the 'luminous rays' emanating from
Buddha statues, were told by scientists who were Buddhist - and Buddhist
monks who were eminently Buddhist - that the Buddha did not encourage
belief in such manifestations as 'luminous rays' from concrete and clay
But some Buddhist who went to see for themselves, came home telling
themselves that there were luminous rays. But then, the reality was
illuminated by their kids who chorused "Mummy, we saw nothing, no? There
is nothing there!"
Cut and thrust
The UNP suggested that there are too many leaks to the press.
Inspired press leaks, they said undermined the credibility of the party.
All committees therefore were to be suspended. The UNP was basically
all set to function in camera.(....so, tell us something new.) Until,
Hemakumara, of the earthy reputation came out with an entirely earthy
home truth. Said he: "Those possessing mammoties and axes sometimes use
the mammoties and axes to sever each other's necks. That doesn't mean
that we can outlaw mammoties, or axes'' Go forth, and convert all UNP
swords into ploughshares.
Who tried to convert a potential press conference opportunity with
the President into an exclusive interview opportunity? No prizes for