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May 21, 2015

Interesting summary of the people you know

Some interesting things about these famous figures in summary

May 12, 2015

Dialog's irresponsible customer care - Timeline

I made a complain regarding +Dialog Axiata coverage problem at our residence in Dehiwala, but they always pretend they care for customers but here is a proof of their customer care manners.

Day 1 - 10th of May lodge a complain and got a receipt 1-1124652489

Day 2 - 11th of May, Morning called back Dialog customer care, they said, Technical team will call me, but so far no response. added the complain to social media on Twitter and FB

Day 3 - 12th of May, called back Dialog cusomter care, they said, They had called me in the morning but no answer, but my phone had no missed calls in the morning, also I requested an update via twitter, but they gave an answer saying they called me in the evening, either-ways I had no missed called in the morning nor in the evening.

So far no calls....

Day 4 - 13th of MayI called the customer care today, they gave an another excuse by saying the complain end date is on 14th and by today someone will call and confirm me, as usual Dialog has no guilty of repeatedly using the words "We are sorry sir" the word "sorry"  has lost it's value with Dialog, they don't mean it, they use it as a strategy to cool down the customer and make fake apologies.

Dialog Twitter ignores my reminder, no reply afterwards

Time 7pm, I received a call middle of the traffic from Dialog technical department, his first question was " What is your problem?" wow, Dialog needs some serious serious training to their employees how to handle customers, through out his conversation I understood this guy is not much educated and sounded more arrogant in his questions and replies, I have to repeat the entire scenario middle of the traffic (rather this guy could have studied the complain sheet). He left the phone by saying something I couldn't follow up.

Day 5 - 14th of May, Time 8:10am I got a call from another technical guy, I was getting ready for office and I was in a rush, this guy was not rude as last one, he asked me to do some changes on the phone, still the signal shows low, so he mentioned that he will transfer this problem to Regional Engineer to sort out this problem.

Shocked to see this SMS which says, it's going to take another 2 days just to respond. 

Day 6 - 15th of May, Waited for an Engineer call me, (Of course I knew it's not going to happen, anyway let's go through their procedures just to show to the people the reality of their Service)

Day 7 - 16th of May, waited for a call. ONE WEEK completed since my complain. what can I expect from so called Future. Today ? They should change their tagline or slogan to Failures. Today

Day 8 - 17th of May, So, waited enough, I made a call to the so called customer care. The guy gave me an excuse 15th and 16th was not working days, fair enough!!! and he said I'll be getting a call by tomorrow evening. mmm... I hope so... let's wait and see!

Day 9 - 18th of May, mmm... nop, Nothing! no calls, no SMS, no feedback, an another gimmick, well... I'm not going to give up on this, I just want to see how long these people are going to drag, I need to prove to the people the reality of their service.

Day 10 - 19th of May,  So, as usual made another call to so called customer care, a lady spoke, seems to be responsible and she said, she has informed to the relevant department and it will take ANOTHER TWO DAYS to contact me. LOL ;-), they advertise as No.1 network in the country, and more than a million subscribers. seriously? I don't know what is their rank in customer care ;-)

Day 11 - 20th of May,  As usual RIP Day 11. Nothing! 

Day 12 - 21st of May, I'm sick of dialling that 0777 678 678 customer care, a lady spoke and she apologised again (Dialog has got plenty of remaining apologies in the future), she said that she is dropping an email to the relevant department to contact me. lol 

Day 13 - 22nd of May, ok, and again, here we go... phew....I made a call to customer care, a lady spoke, gave my complain number, and put me on hold, I mean it was really a long hold, meanwhile there was an advertisement running in the ear set, it said, now you can make your complains via social media i.e. dialog's FB and Twitter, LOL. anyway let's try that again.

So the lady came back to the line and said, "we are very sorry". ;-) seems to be she has understood the case and asked nothing but used the tool of apologies, and she said the delay has been on their side (Technical department) and she has transferred the case to another branch. and I have to wait to get a call from them ;-), oh yes Dialog, I've been waiting for 13 days, wouldn't I wait for another day? 

Here we with Dialog's twitter team

I told you, ↑ Dialog don't hesitate to make apologies, after viewing this post, they have no shame but still went on to say "OUR APOLOGIES" may be they are use to that word so much they can't start a conversation without that salutation. ;-) LOL. ok let's wait and see... 

Day 14 - 23rd of May, So and again, I made a call again... the customer care rep. was wondering how to answer this time but as usual she poured the bucket of "We are sorry sir" LOL for me it's Apologies bucket challenge ;-), she passed the call to her superior, and she also poured the apologies bucket challenge on me also she mentioned that 10th of may had lot of complains (weird), and they are following the complains one by one (and I didn't get a call from them). She said someone will contact me by today. lol... let's wait and see.. 

Jan 31, 2015

Once most important is now most wanted

In Sri Lanka we call this POLITICS

All credit goes to the cartoonist for making this picture more relevant to the situation.

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's situation is well explained.

The power hunger is always WANTED  sometimes by you for others or sometimes by others for you. ;)

Jan 30, 2015

White Goat & Black Goat

TV Anchor interviewing a Farmer about his goats:

Q: What do you feed your goats ?

Farmer : White goat or black goat ?

Anchor: White goat !

Farmer : Grass !

Anchor: And what do you feed black goat with ?

Farmer : I feed it with Grass as well

Anchor: Where do you keep them ?

Farmer : The white one or the black one ?

Anchor: white one !

Farmer : In the porch outside !

Anchor: And how about the black one ?

Farmer : I keep them in the porch as well

Anchor: And how do you clean them ?

Farmer : The black one or the white one ?

Anchor: Black one

Farmer : With water !

Anchor: And what about white one ?

Farmer : of course with water

Anchor angrily:
You idiot! When you treat both white and black goat the same way then WHY do you keep asking me “Black or White” ?

Farmer : Because the white goat is mine…

Anchor: And the black one ?

Farmer : That is also mine

Jan 29, 2015

Mini Budget Summary 2015

► Prohibition imposed on Ministries and state institutions from publishing promotional newspapaper advertisements

► Special committee to be set up ro resolve issues caused by irregular finance bodies within six months

► Public transportation costs to reduce by 50% for senior citizens

► Every citizen to have a bank account - can be opened in commercial banks with an initial deposit of Rs. 250

► Sri lankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka to be merged to reduced the losses

► Sri Lankan Airlines and Mihin Airlines have incurred heavy losses  - within five years over Rs. 100 billion due to manangement inefficiencies/ Mihin Air Rs.15 billion during the past five years.

► Dahami Diriya for Sunday school teachers - a monthly sum of Rs. 200 to be paid

► Rs. 250 monthly allowance to be paid to pre-school teachers

► Mahapola scholarship fee to be increased upto Rs. 5000

► Special facilities for disabled war heroes - special loan scheme named Viru Diriya to be introduced in state banks/ maximum borrowing Rs. 500,000

► Rs. 1.5 million permit fee will be charged from vehicle importers (irrelevant of whether the imported vehicles are brand new/reconditioned)

► The government has waived off the 25% tax paid by customers when reloading phones

► Rs. 1000 million tax imposed on television stations dedicated to sports

► One time tax of Rs. 250 million to be paid by mobile phone operators

► One time tax of Rs. 250 million to be paid by telecommunication providers

► Marriage registration fee to be reduced up to Rs. 1000 from Rs. 5000

► The number of liquor shops per proprietor to be reduced upto three / Liquor permit value to be increased by twofolds

► Casino business-owners to pay Rs: 1000 millionas a tax - first payment to be made before April.

► Extra Rs. 5000 million to be gained through a container scanning process with effect from September

► Vehicle assembly plants have neglected their income-tax payments during the previous regime. Rs. 12,0000 million revenue expected through prompt payments

► Cement prices to be reduced by Rs. 99

► Vehicle taxes reduction 15% for vehciles with engines below 1000 CC

► Super-gain tax - any company of which the profict exceeded Rs. 2000 million  - tax amout worth 25% off its profit will be charged

► Mansion tax - Rs. 1 million per annum will be charged for houses of which the value is estimated at Rs. 100 million or exceeds 5000 sqft

► Gold jewellery pawned to banks  - that don't exceed Rs. 200,000 -  interest will be waived off

► 12.5kg gas cylinder price reduced up to  Rs. 1596 (Rs. 300 reduction)

► 13 Essential goods price reduction by removal of taxes - with effect from midnight

  1. Sugar: Rs. 10 reduction  - tax reduced from Rs. 28 up to Rs. 10
  2. Milk powder 400g packet will be Rs. 325 (maximum retail price) - reduction of Rs. 61
  3. Sustagen milk powder to be reduced by Rs. 100 (400g)
  4. Flour prices reduced by Rs. 12.50 per kilo
  5. Bread - reduced by Rs. 6
  6. Green grams -  reduction by Rs. 40 per kilo
  7. Sprats: Reduction of Rs. 15
  8. Canned fish - Reduced by Rs. 60
  9. Coriander - Reduced by Rs. 60 per kilo
  10. Maldive fish - taxes reduced by Rs. 200
  11. Canned fish - Reduced by Rs. 60
  12. Coriander - Reduced by Rs. 60 per kilo
  13. Chilli powder - Reduced by Rs. 25 (powdered)

► School van fees reduced by 5%

► Electricity consumers will be encouraged to use solar power

► Kerosene reduced by another Rs. 6 per liter

► A sum of Rs. 2000 billion to be allocated to the fund reserved for kidney patients

► Budgetary allowance for education sector will be increased by 6% off the GDP systematically

► Decentralized budget for ministers will increase by Rs. 5 - 10 million

► Fresh milk price buying price to be increased by Rs.10

► To improve agricultural sector, hand tractors will be given away at concessionary rates / fertilizer concession will be continued + the quality will be increased.

► 50% of the loan amounts borrowed by farmers to be waived off

► An allowance of Rs. 20,000 to be paid for expectant mothers

► Senior citizens with Rs. 1 million in their bank accounts to be given 15% interest rate

► Reviewing of pensions - Increase of Rs. 1000 with effect from April

► During past seven years 5000 million USD due to losing GSP+

► Request made for private sector employers to increase the salaries of private sector employees Rs. 2500

► Rs. 2.5 billion saved by cutting down on the number of Ministers

► All loans taken during the past government has to be paid by this govenrment to which includes 15 million USD loan taken for security purposes

► Salaries of state sector servants incresed by Rs. 10,000 - Rs. 5000 will be given in February/ remaining Rs. 5000 in June- Thereby state sector employees' salaries increased by 47%

► We believe in uplifting and developing the lives of every citizen of this country - not just a selected few - Ravi K

► Expenses of presidential secretariat - 2014 Rs. 10,4970 million / estiamted cost for 2015 was Rs 95,930 million but it has been brought down to Rs. 2560 million

► True figure of state debts concealed by previous regime - currently it stands at Rs. 8.81 trillion

► True figure of debt per person is Rs. 427,220 - Minister Ravi K

► Minister Ravi K lists out details of financial losses incurred due to borrowings/developmental projects of the previous regime that has resulted in an added financial burden to the people

► Loss incurred by hedging deals is 60 million USD

Jan 11, 2015

Crowning Ranil Wickremesinghe as the best politician

Ranil Wickremesinghe
As per what is happening around political arena, many are trying to survive in the game of politics, if you ask me to crown the best politician, without a doubt, I would crown Ranil Wickremesinghe as the best politician in the Sri Lankan history. (Stood-up many defeats, survived when UNP broke apart, well managed the internal party conflicts, stood firm as party leader, broke apart MR's iron regime, and now he has become the Prime Minister for the third  time)

In Sri Lanka's politics, this is not an easy task. It's only my opinion!