We are lost at words to congratulate and appreciate the unparallel
victory brought to our motherland, under the leadership of our very
great Leader (President) in our country, who delegated this gigantic
task to the true patriots.
We still cannot come to our senses, when we think of the courage,
brevity, patriotism and sheer determination of our President, Defense
Secretary and other respective able commanders and all the Heroes.
All the patriots in the country, were overwhelmed with the
unrelenting efforts, with fortitude, how our great leader with his
dynamic team displayed their bravery and finally achieved the most
Irrespective of race or creed every Sri Lankan who yearned for united
Sri Lanka will be beholden to them.
As usual, we also have certain elements of opportunists, critics, who
have been insidious throughout this mission in our country. We are proud
of our valiant giants who performed this gigantic, incredible task with
enormous sacrifices, through their pragmatic, professional and
intelligent theories and actions.
Irrespective of race or creed every patriot in our country celebrate
the triumph of the freedom, we finally gained after a long spell of
harrowing experiences of three decades.
But it should be ingrained in their minds, the extent of barriers
they were faced with, such as, unwarranted and harmful criticism from
our own country, international pressure from the super power countries,
maintaining the sustainability of the economy in the country with
staggering oil prices, evolving for massive projects in the country,
infrastructure development, welfare facilities to the under privileged,
and also meeting the consumer needs with no scarcity etc.
In this scenario, and also Sri Lanka being a developing country, to
vanquish the most brutal terrorist organization in the world is highly
Undoubtedly we have to accept the fact there would not have been any
other leader, who would have completed this mission so dynamically and
We, true citizens of Sri Lanka, should express our gratitude from our
part, by extending our utmost support to develop the country, which has
been devastated by the terrorism, cultivating genuine love and care
towards our own brethren in North and East, through which, their minds
will be spurred with confidence, eventually creating a pleasant
atmosphere for them.
We all must offer a helping hand to these innocent Tamil and other
civilians who were battered through harrowing experiences for decades
for revival of their lives to normalcy.
We finally celebrate the most glorious moment during our life time,
saving, uniting and protecting our beautiful and precious country from
the clutches of terrorists.
We profoundly thank again, the President, all his team and all the
heroes and everyone who contributed to this mission, and their families,
for paving the way for a dignified country.
My candid opinion is that the year 2010 Nobel Prize for Peace should
be awarded by the International Committee which selects the Nobel Prize
winners, to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the leading part he played
in destroying the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization namely,
the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
These terrorists led by Velupillai Prabhakaran during the past thirty
years (a) ruthlessly killed countless thousands of innocent Sri Lankans
of all communities apart from members of the Armed Forces (b) virtually
imprisoned hundreds of thousands of civilians of his own community in
the Northern and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka during the past three
decades (c) destabilized the entire Sri Lankan economy and (d) caused
billions of rupees worth of damage to the property of this country,
impoverishing it to the depths.
In addition to killing several leaders of the Sinhala community,
Prabhakaran, to further his unbridled ambition of becoming the sole
leader of the Tamils, assassinated moderate Tamil leaders such as Dr.
Neelan Tiruchelvam, A. Amirthalingam, T. Maheswaran and Lakshman
My considered opinion is that President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name
should be the first to be considered by the Nobel Prize Committee for
the Nobel Prize for Peace for the next year.
Just near the Delmon hospital, in front of Rathaas shop in Wellawatta,
there is a break in the boulevard and it is a place for u turn of
vehicles. Towards Bambalapitiya side, there is no u turn up to the end
Towards Dehiwela side too one has to go up to the Ramakrishna road to
make a u turn. Since many vehicles, including those of the doctors’ make
u turn at this place, this is an important place.
However often vehicles are parked on the sea side of the road at this
particular site so that the vehicles taking the u turn often has
difficulties, holding up the traffic on both sides. Either the vehicle
owners must be considerate or the authorities must take action to
prohibit parking vehicles at this place. So it should be at any other
place where u turn is allowed.
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