Photo via YAMU.
I was walking in the new Nugegoda park and I liked it, even though I don’t much like the guys on the plaque. Mahinda and family take credit for the park and, indeed, it is a lovely space. There were thousands of people there. People need that. Mahinda and family also, however, have to take credit for breaking the rule of law in order to rule. It’s bread and circuses. You get peace and parks now, and take long-term damage to basic values.
The biggest problem, of course, is the two-thirds majority in Parliament. In this case two branches of government have gotten together to smash another one (the judiciary).
Within Parliament, the SLFP and like half of the UNP have gotten together to cash out. So you gotta blame Ranil for completely losing control of the UNP and giving Mahinda a two-thirds majority in the first place.
But that’s pedantic. The park is nice. I wish there was someone else to vote for.