Tea Business in Sri Lanka is highly profitable. The weather,climate,temperature and soil etc are perfect to deliver a high quality premium, refreshingly delicious cup of tea. Thus Ceylon tea has become a trademark symbol in the international tea industry.
Tea plantation worker community in Sri Lanka is a marginalized group of people who's labour is exploited. They find it difficult to attain the basic human needs like shelter,sanitary facilities and education. The low wages barely enables them to make ends meet. From the research work we as students did at Unversity of Peradeniya, I learned that plantation workers are even sexually exploited.
Tea Industry in Sri Lanka lead by the tea board is looking for ways to revitalize, renovate or re-strategize Ceylon tea. This might sound far fetched or unrealistic or even supernatural to some but I thoroughly believe that worker-happiness plays a major role in producing a better product. This can be applied to any industry. If I am working …
You judged already! Didn't you? If you thought that this blog post is a negative, complaining rant about the cussed behaviour of Sri Lankan bus conductors, you mind find me irritating (or wise) at the end of this post.
Sri Lankan bus conductors are often criticized for treating passengers as goods and not returning change, among many other 'bad' traits. Is it always true? Are we being judgy? Maybe we should put ourselves in the slippers of a bus conductor to step into the world of bus conducting.
For me, being a bus conductor in the over-utilized transport sector is worse than a nightmare. Imagine spending most of the day in often-moving-slow-due-to-traffic? Being a tropical country, we get more than enough sun which peaks at the peak hours which is also the busiest hours for the bus conductors.
Let's look at the job description of a bus conductor: Loading passengers to the bus by calling out the destinationsConducting the passengers through the bus (as people often st…
I don't think the love between two people can ever be called unconditional love. The moment the love becomes exclusive to two people, the love becomes conditional. If your lover cuts your ear off, can you still love him/her? The person we love can change, for the bad or good but will we ever be able to sustain the same love throughout?
Unconditional love is always directed to all beings, without judgment, good and bad, towards people of different moralities, to the person who ran his/her car over your dog, etc. It sounds impossible, impractical and naive, and that's why unconditional love is rare. Only an enlightened person can love unconditionally, which is often reflected in the stories of great humans such as Lord Buddha and Jesus.