Posted by Daminda Perera on November 07, 2005 at 17:45:40
After losing the Presidential Election on November 17th, Mahinda Rajapakse will be jobless and these are some business ideas he can consider launching with his friends.
1. Mahinda Rajapakse can start a private bus service between Tissamaharamaya and Hambantota called "Rata Perata tours". Mangala can be the driver and Wimal Weerawansa, the conductor.
2. Mahinda Rajapakse can cultivate a kurrakan chena in Hambantota.After some time, he can even think of doing some service to thenation by supplying kurrakkan talapa to the diabetics of the country.
3. With the help of the Puravidya Chakravarti Rev. Ellawala
4. Mahinda Rajapakse can build a Restaurant in the Hambatota beach and name it "Hotel Tsunami" or "Helping Hambanthota Restaurant".Mangala can be the cashier and Wimal Weerawansa, a waiter. (Please note the food might not be as good as the food offered at the "Araliya Restaurant" at the expense of the tax payers.)
5. With the help of his biographer, Mahinda Ileperuma, he can start doing a seminar series titled: "How to help your country in a disaster - through private accounts" There will be good opportunities from countries like Pakistan.
6. Mahinda Rajapakse can also produce a film named "Kadawunu Balaporoththuwa" with Mangala as the hero, Pavitra Wanniarachchi as the heroine, Wimal Weerawansa as `dushtaya' with the jokes provided by Somawansa Amarasinghe and the clan. Directed by Dr. Sunila Ariyaratne.
7. Mahinda Rajapakse can start a private bank named "Helping Hambantota National Bank" (HHNB). Unfortunately in this case he will have no jobs for his friends, because they do not take uneducated tramps to banks. Perhaps Wimal Weerawansa can join as a cleaner or a team maker.
8. Mahinda Rajapakse can write a book "How to make 82 million in a week - do it yourself". Published by Godage publishers. The book will be dedicated to HE Ranil Wickremasinghe, the President of Sri Lanka for "giving me the time to write books by defeating me in the Presidential Election".
9. Mahinda Rajapakse can start a shop at Hambantota and start selling fertilisers at Rs. 350 per kilo.
10. Mahinda Rajapakse can join as the Personal Assistant to Hambantota MP Sajith Premadasa and Wimal Weerawansa can join as Sajith's peon. Mangala can be the driver.
(Prepared by the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura)