May Day, NO more Hay Day!
I never liked May Day rally ever since, I was a kid.
It was used to show the thuggery (especially of the ruling party) of the political parties.
Except for Bala Thampo (he is probably in heaven now), I do not respect any trade union leader.
Ever, since the death of Ranasinghe Premadasa, I regard it as a mourning for Sri-Lankan politics and democracy.
Others killed due to political violence were Gaminie Dissanayake, Lalith Athulth Mudali, Ranjan Wijeratne and many more.
LTTE has blood in their hands, here in Sri-Lanka, India and Canada and brought misery to ordinary Tamils.
None of the parties including JVP deserve a place on the may day.
UNP was a party to murder and thuggery.
SLFP was a party to murder and thuggery.
JVP was the same in 1989.
In 1970 (SLFP-using army) and 1989 (UNP using illegal armed group-Black, Green, Yellow Cats and local mafia armed) decimated JVP cadres.
But they could not destroy its will.
As at present they are the most disciplined party and celebrate a colourful May Day rally.
The bottom line is none of them deserve a place on the May Day.
My advice is for the people (not to boycott) to remain at home and watch the rallies on TV.
One and only one reason.
When the streets are taken over by the political mobs with violent intent, any INSANE Guy or Gal can smuggle in an incendiary device to a rally to cause harm, (including ex-LTTE cadres) and to bring mayhem.
If you love your life keep away from the streets.
That is my message.
This not an anti-politcal statement but a common sense in practice.
Our voters still have commonsense.
The police cannot cope with the demand and under previous regime some police officers did mafia work for the ruling party.
Those corrupt guys would like to see blood on the streets for political reasons.
This does not mean our police is bad as with Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe.
There are lot of good officers still left in service.
It is better call it as Day of Mayhem!