It supposed to be a island wide strike. But I went to the uni, did our presentation and came back as usual. Nothing more, nothing less. Everything in Colombo is happening in it’s slow pace as any other ordinary day.
Why they were unable to hold a successful union action to motivate the government to respond to their demands? I think that all the trade unions are more or less victimized by this ruined party politics system so they are merely acting upon the agenda of the political party not for the fulfillment of the rights of its members.
Is this trade union action justifiable? My personal opinion is YES of course. We went back in ages in our socio-economic development thanks for the brilliance of the current government’s economic policies. They even went to forge numbers in annual bank report to show that they are doing fine .But in reality the picture is not that beautiful.
It’s natural that the economic development of a country will be automatically pushed to the back seat when the country is dealing with a war. But the government should take necessary precautions to reduce unfavorable impacts to the nation’s economy when they are going thru in this kind of scenario. But as far as I can see they are taking stupid decisions like transferring millions of rupees to reinstate Mihinlanka and more or less involve in taking steps to maintain their majority in parliament and their power. So people should take actions against the government to force them to come back to the right track. The government’s ever so popular answer “FINAL STAGE OF TERMINATING TERRORISM” or” DON’T TRAIT THE VICTORIES OF THE NORTH” should be criticized because they are using them as a weapon to get away from finding answers to questions which are important to the nation and it’s people.
The opposition’s role in this scenario should be discussed. But the main fact I doubt is that IS THERE A GOOD SPIRITED, STRONG OPPOSITION to stand and act behalf of the people of the nation and to force the government to do the right things?