Taking posters down, from Perambara
Firstly, roughly the same number of human beings we had on the 26th. Second, I hope that Sarath Fonseka wins. I hope that he becomes the first leader in generations to follow the Constitution, or at least not completely disregard it. I hope that the jumbo cabinet is dismantled and people like Mervyn Silva have to live under the same law as the rest of us. I hope for change.
If there’s a free and fair election I think Sarath can win. Mahinda winning, however, seems like a likely income. So if you want change it is important to get out and vote. People say it’s the choice between a known devil and an unknown devil, but I think it’s more the choice between a feudal past and the future. Plus, I prefer the unknown anyways.
We know that Mahinda and his coterie are going to drain the country and the generally ignore the laws. I also think that there will be some development and we’ll proceed, but not apace. Under Sarath, however, there is not so much coterie and I think we’ll get some discipline. At the very least, however, it is a change, and a chance to shake some of the rot out of our system.
Either way, I however, I hope for a better future on the 27th. I think it’ll be the best possible with Sarath, but I’m not afraid of Mahinda. Well, a little bit.