Monday, November 27, 2006

Do the People matter?

Do you honestly know what it feels like to be treated like a terrorist? Well if you don't, look no further... the opportunity is not far away. Make your way to Galle Road in Colpity between the Colpity junction and Galle face, where ladies, gentlemen, fruits, flowers, the young, the old, cats and dogs are all alike treated like terrorists.

In order for your experience to be a truly complete one, come during the morning rush hour (around 9 - 10) or during the evening rush hour (around 5.30 - 6.30). You will experience the whole works which include verbal and physical abuse and much more...

I'm one of the unfortunate ones who's work place happens to be located between these said landmarks and thus suffer the torture everyday.

When his Excellency decides to make his way from his residence in Fort to his office at the Temple Trees, a bustling section of Colombo is brought to a complete hault. Traffic is stopped from both ends. No vehicles. No pedestrians. People and traffic have to stand still, on some occassions for even more than an hour... and when I stay stand still..I mean very still... If your behind a barricade, you cannot walk from one end of the barricade to the other. If you do you run the risk of receiving a tirade of insults or possibly even bullets from the nearest armed guard.

Those closer to Galle Face are the worst affected. Everyone is pushed inside the Galle Face Court, barricades thrown across all openings and an armed army officer will stand right in front of you. There have been occassions when people are all placed against the wall as well.
A girl working in an office adjoining ours had been walking through the Galle Face Court, when suddenly, His excellency had been passing by. The girl was physically handled by an army officer and pushed against the wall, much to her dismay. The girl ended up in tears and certainly took awhile to overcome the shock.

If His excellency's arrival is sudden, then all passing cars are hauled to a side, which is followed by police and army officers yanking open the vehicle doors and pulling out the occupents while offering a healthy dose of insults and foul language.

It is nauseating to see one man's pomp become such a curse to a people.

Will it end? I think not...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Craters In Colombo

Streets in Colombo are falling apart, and more high profile damage could be on the way. This is a mamoth hole at Layards Road, Colombo 05 where the road has simply caved in.
Residents in the area say that this road started caving in early October. The ever so efficient CMC have done sweet nothing to date...and are sitting on their corrupt rear ends, watching this hole grow to massive proportions.
There have been a couple of other caving in of roads reported in Colombo and suburbs, but this by far is the worst.
I wonder what the CMC's plan is.... maybe their looking to put this hole to use later... perhaps as an army bunker, a fish pond, swimming pool or may be even a mass grave...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Welcome all...

This is something I've been wanting to do for awhile.... and I've finally got down to it.

I've created my own blog!!!

You will soon be treated to or tormented by my petty eccentricities.

Your participation is most welcome and appreciated at all times.

Your views, thoughts, wishes, insults and curses will be this asylum's daily bread....