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2011-09-12 2:17 PM

This is one area the private sector has no choice but to take all stakeholders into confidence and execute a fact laden rational plan. Don’t run to the politicians because they are politicians. The move is suicidal for them to say the least. The private sector of Sri Lanka is vibrant, intelligent and creative and they surely have the capacity and ability to overcome this quandary and bring about a satisfactory outcome.
Shaik Ahamath
2011-09-13 9:59 AM

I agree with Chanuka Wattegama. The sheer unpredictability of the Poya Day is the problem especially to the overseas clients of Sri Lanka. The answer is one of two or both. Even in the birthplace of the Church of England, Sunday opening of businesses is no longer a sacrilege. We too should allow businesses to stay open if they can garner their employees. Next, if a holiday is what they crave, why not make it E.g. the first Monday after the Poya Day which then gives people a long weekend and also diminishes the disruption as the holday could be predicted with some certainty.
2011-09-13 10:38 AM

You may think you are great in thinking of reducing holidays by working on poya days, but do you know so called planned holiday countries have more annual leave for people to go on holiday than ours? please know the facts before posting articles. just by critisizing SL is not going to take you anywere. SL leave number is arrived at after planning for 10 poya days which are falling on weekdays. So people who know feels sorry about your knowledge. I agree that working people are not using that fully to stay in the temple but the holiday count is not for that. It is already balanced with total time off for SL.
2011-09-14 11:39 PM

The best option is to plan the holiday calendar in advance so that events you said can be scheduled accordingly. It is very true that planned holiday countries have much more annual leave and other leave options than Sri Lanka (Annual leave Jury Duty, Maternity leave, Parental leave, Study leave, Work from home etc). Do you think our private sector is very advanced in planning for 10 years? Can’t they tolerate a single poya holiday in a month? I think, there are so many things that can be done to increase productivity than removing poya holidays. I agree working people are not using the poya day for its purpose. It is not a big problem. In modern practice, employees are given break in their work in order to increase their productivity. When they spend a day with loved ones at home or, in a picnic, that will naturally increase their logical thinking power, creativity etc - ultimately he will perform a better job at work. I don’t know why you haven’t read on those before just vomiting these old fashion ideas.
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