My Contribution to Ceylon Polity and Health Sector
The horrible weather, rain, cold nights and my runny nose and above all hallucinations caused by fever combined with Aspirin overdose are driving me nuts without a soothing night cap.
So I have to sit down and blog, till I feel sleepy.
Let me deal with Aspirin first it is the only (cheap) drug that effectively prevents hearts attacks and more importantly strokes.
I was overdosed with Aspirin by my father and my family doctor when young.
Only in the third year, thanks to Professor Senaka Bible that I realized that the low dose was effective and we pay more money for the wrapping or the outer coat to an American company
Barring Dengue Fever, I love Aspirin and it keeps my spirits up.
It has more than 25 actions in one molecule, only chocolates can rival its potency.
Chocolates of course has 30 odd pharmaceuticals and there is no limit like low dose for me in its consumption, especially, if they come from abroad.
Like current Ceylon Tea our chocolates tastes horrible except one brand which has liqueured varieties, which are lovely.
Now come to my political convictions.
I hated President Premadasa (almost openly but this was not personal issue) only because he was an action man (not due to his political power).
I knew if I upset him upfront I can get results.
Health sector was in bad shape and real reason for hating him was his minister of health, a lady who came from Kandy.
She was politically stupid and went for all the WHO conferences and when asked an important question (this is the advice I give to our current P.M; Do what she did when an all important question is asked until, 2020) she would gobble a big meat portion and pretend she enjoys meat more than health issues.
My reasoning why we send (this is very common under Maithrie) a guy or girl for a foreign sojourn with such stupidity?
I happen to replace a doctor who worked (I took up the job with all my so called medical friends were fearing to work here under Premadasa but went abroad and now have come back in their retirement and some of them are teaching meditation and advising junior Premadasa) with a USA sponsored organization called IIMI with 42 countries representing and Robert McNamara as its head, India was the Only country excluded).
I hate Indira and Raw both did everything possible create L.T.T.E and and covertly help J.V.P uprising.
You do not know the reasoning behind.
I was protecting American guys who came here to launch a Satellite which I kept inside the operating theater hidden as a medical equipment.
Hospital had a helipad and when things were getting bad the satellite was safely taken back to Colombo and probably back to America.
India destroyed our effort to launch a satellite with the help of America and do not trust these Indian Politicians, who are all vicious and want us to be subservient to their inferior satellite technology.
Coming back to Premadsa my strategy was to update our immunization program based on U.K. (not the U.S.A. program which is horrible to say the least).
Those guys from 42 countries who used to come here for seminars were dead sacred of rabies and I had to give order to kill all our paraya (stray) dogs (it was in my appointment letter).
I give the order and take 10 days of annual leave (vanish from the site and back sweet home).
I still regret this but (I did not have a dog then) all my dog companions including paraya dogs, I feed give me some solace.
My real contribution was I was part of a team led by Japanese who developed J.E.B. vaccine.
I was one up on India.
If an Indian cricketer read this do not get misguided by your "Indianness" imparted by politicians.
I love all Indian cricketers who make us proud in the region (Pakistan Included).