Vehicle Parades

This is an open letter I wrote after a vehicle parade for the Battle of the Saints prevented me from riding my bicycle on a Saturday. Dear Colombo, Your expensive children are sitting on door ledges of powerful sports vehicles that are being driven by maniacs! A parade in most nations is a procession of ... Read More

Double Standards @HarshaDeSilvaMP @Bakamoonolk

Let me start by saying that I would vote for Harsha if he was in my electorate. He is one of the few politicians I would not mind inviting into my own home. A double standard is when a code of conduct is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups. Harsha De ... Read More

Report from the RBI Forwarded

Subject:Report from the Reserve Bank of India From:[email protected] To:[email protected]; [email protected] Cc:[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] Date:Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:46:20 AM GMT+5:30 Dear Mr Vajira Gunawardene, I write to you in your role as the Director General of the SEC. The framework and regulation which you create will make or break the ... Read More

Response to Unusual Trading Activity Enquiry

This is a letter I wrote in response to a unusual trading activity enquiry which had made no allowance for the scale of my market activity. The SEC and CSE are religiously opposed to a world of small stakeholders in large corporations. They show disdain for shareholder voting, rights, and participation within the exchange. From: ... Read More

Unsent Statement on CB Governor

7th March 2018 On Banking Concentration Under Indrajit Commaraswamy we are to see a major consolidation of the non-banking financial institutions in the country. We are currently also seeing a huge recapitalization of the banking industry. I have many issues with the current Central Banker but feel that on an overall balance he is doing ... Read More

York Holdings Share Consolidation

This was the final email I sent to Mrs Nilupa Perera, Head of Trading,Market Surveillance & Corporate Affairs, on this matter. I would have held more shares in order to benefit from the consolidation but sadly I had not read the corporate disclosure. Her response was to reiterate the corporate disclosure. From: Dinesh Perera [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, ... Read More

My First of many 3rd Class Essays at Uni

Lecturer: Essay Question-“Offering Work Life Balance Programs will result in positive outcomes for organizations and for employees.” Critically evaluate this statement using theory and evidence from the research literature. Dinesh (Thinking to himself): I shall not be put to the task of writing a truism. Dinesh: The statements only failing is in its choice of words. Appropriate ... Read More

Trying to be funny on Event Registration

Event registration is more than just a formality with certain organizers.  I remember signing up as and when I received the email. They did not like the fact that I placed my occupation as ‘rightful king’ or wording to that effect. Subject:Re: Participant registration for Chevening alumni event – September 21 From:[email protected] To:[email protected] Date:Wednesday, September ... Read More

Failed Attempt to Stifle an Amalgamation

What follows is the last of many emails to the CSE, CBSL, Company Secretary, Respective Chairmen, and Department of Registrar of Companies to delay an amalgamation of two companies. Namely Richard Pieris Finance and Chilaw Finance. The manner in which it was done saw shareholders lose their stake and be paid a consideration in compensation. ... Read More