The Bicycle Shed Syndrome
Posted on March 9th, 2015
Prof. Hudson McLean
Some of the Responses to “Support Mahinda Rajapaksa Campaign” was typical of the Bicycle Shed Syndrome!
The “Bicycle Shed Syndrome” is when a multi-million dollar project comes to a halt, due to the fact than minions with bird brains begin to object to the minor details of setting-up the Bicycle Shed!
Sri Lanka is at Cross Roads right now. The decade of re-construction by ex President Mahinda Rajapaksa is about to be flushed-down-the-loo by the current governing Trio – President Sirisena + Prime Minister Wickremesinghe + ex-President Kumaratunge. This is the Only Top Priority!
Whilst some excellent presentations were contributed by HLD Mahindapala, Shenali Waduge, R. Chandrasoma, MDP Dissanayake, to name but a few, read and appreciated by an international readership, a few “bone-heads” spend wasteful print on minor errors.
I thank nilwala (Says: March 7th, 2015 at 6:35 am) for correcting my mistake due to lack of facts, and confusing the name of Vivienne Gunawardane’s husband. A minor mistake between Les & Phil!
When Prime Minister Modi introduced M R S Sirisena, several members of gallery commented on this simple mistake.
To Err is Human!
Constructive Intelligent Opinions are most welcome. It is part of the Democratic Interactive Debate on LankaWeb.
At this point, I hasten to add, my opinion on some demands by-;
Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says: March 7th, 2015 at 6:36 pm……
Whilst considering the following points, which are valid, and of general interest and acceptable, within an Election Manifesto-; -THE BUDDHIST SANGA -ELIMINATION OF TAMIL AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE -DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL INDIAN TAMILS IN SRI LANKA -REPATRIATION OF SINGHALESE TO THEIR HOMELAND IN THE NORTH AND EASTERN PROVINCES -DO AWAY WITH AMENDMENT 13 -MAKE KATCHACHEEVU ISLAND A SRI LANKAN NAVAL BASE – BRING BACK THE COLOMBO PORT PROJECT AND ALLOW CHINESE SHIPS TO DOCK IN SRI LANKA -ELEVATE BUDDHISM AS A STATE RELIGION.
-MAKE IT A PUNISHABLE CRIME TO EXPRESS IN ANY WAY THE CONCEPT OF ELAM.
– THE ENFORCEMENT OF BUDDHIST LAWS AGAINST PRACTICES SUCH AS ANIMAL SACRIFICES, – ADVANCE THE BUDDHIST DARHMA ACROSS THE LAND.
……..with a 100% acceptance, my considered opinion on the….
Support Mahinda Rajapakse ONLY IF HE SUPPORTS
– THE ENFORCEMENT OF BUDDHIST LAWS AGAINST THE HINDU CASTE SYSTEM IN SRI LANKA – BAN CONVERSION BY HINDUS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS.
………is a Total Off-Track of a Democratic State, going back to Stone Age. And Closer to principles of Adolf Hitler!
Suggest Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha reconsiders his own opinion, which he entitled to, on the above two final points!
At this juncture, Patriotic Sri Lankans might give more consideration to maintain a balance between the various segments of Caste-Creed-SocioEconomic Demographics within the Sinhala community-at-large than to make it divisive.
Hindus – Muslims – Christians are here-to-stay in Sri Lanka, whether you like it or not, unless you apply the Gas Chamber Final Solution, as done by Nazi Adolf Hitler!
And as the only current potential Saviour, I doubt if Mahinda Rajapaksa, with his high principles of decency, would even spend one second considering such savage solutions as done by ISIS in the Islamic Middle East.
The Billion Dollar concern is to Keep India-USA-EU out of interfering with the Billion Dollar construction started by Mahinda Rajapakse, without nit-picking on a Bicycle Shed Syndrome.
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