GOTA came to power spreading ethno nationalism/ racism and unfortunately 6.9 million knowingly or unknowingly fell into that trap! I hope the 6.9 million learn the dangers of ethnic politics and voting racists into power.


By

Chandula Kumbukage

I remember that day very well when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected as “THE PRESIDENT”, my facebook newsfeed was filled with posts by his voters and supporters spreading “HATE” against the minorities for not voting for GOTA, labelling them as “traitors” and among them was an award winning actor who has acted in films promoting reconciliation (he was bashing the minorities in derogatory words).

I felt deeply worried and ashamed to read them.

The bottom line was that GOTA came to power spreading ethno nationalism/ racism and unfortunately 6.9 million knowingly or unknowingly fell into that trap! So much for a country for Sinhala Buddhists!!

And today all people (except the Rajapaksas and their cronies) including children who never had anything to do with this are in the dark fighting for their basic needs and basic rights.

There is mass scale deprivation of these basic needs and we have fallen to the deepest darkest spot. So much for having a country for the Sinhala Buddhists! You see where it took us? It led us to nowhere other than “DARKNESS”.

I hope the 6.9 million learn the dangers of ethnic politics and voting racists into power.

Remember! for decades our politicians have played the extremist/racist card to hide their incomptence and ignorance and I hope you never fall into this vicious trap again!

I saw The President’s Media Unit accusing the hapless people who protested in front of his residence as “EXTREMISTS”!

Mr. PRESIDENT GOTABAYA, You are the EXTREMIST! NOT THEM!

Courtesy:Facebook of Chandula Kumbukage