Material growth takes precedence in corporate culture - Namal
The absence of spirituality is evident in the growth of corporate
culture and over-riding importance is given to material growth.
Rajapaksa addressing the gathering
The absence of a Corporate Culture of Spirituality has been a major
feature in the currant economic crisis, said parliamentarian Namal
Rajapaksa. He was addressing a conference on Corporate Culture and
Spirituality held over the weekend in India.
The conference noted the dire need to move away from the current
global economic order which had resulted in wasteful expenditure,
over-emphasis on market forces and social profligacy and embrace new
values. Due to the existing economic and corporate growth, the concept
of the Law of Acquiring Sufficient Abundance has become increasingly
Sri Lanka had to balance her growth with the real livelihood needs,
the demand for infrastructure development and the protection of nature
and environment. Sri Lanka gives top priority to infrastructure needs
such as roads, buildings, hospitals, play-grounds and other sports
facilities and at the end, the real livelihood advancement by way of
incentives for investment. This supports the concept of Acquiring
Sufficient Abundance. The demographic patterns of society are fast
changing with the youth acquiring a new strength, impact and influence.
Technology has revolutionised communication, thinking and social
organisation with old economic and political systems crumbling with a
perceptible shift to the Asian region.
Buddhist and other cultural values which guided Asian societies for
centuries are being rediscovered by those disillusioned with the Western
prototypes of materialistic growth. The Corporate culture should respond
to the material and spiritual demands of the youth. India's policy on
Corporate Strategies to add value to spirituality in material
development is helpful to Sri Lanka too.