Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

June 22, 2005

Biting the Hand that Feeds, Part 1: Sri Lanka

Filed under: — Different River @ 8:11 pm

The British charity Oxfam came to Sri Lanka to help with post-tsunami reconstruction. They brought their own trucks. So, the government of Sri Lanka charged Oxfam a 300% import tax on the trucks.

And Oxfam paid it! After the trucks spent an entire month idle while the government processed the paperwork.

Remember, this is the same country that refused to accept help from Israeli doctors two days after the tsunami.

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