Mahinda Percy Rajapaksa’s White Elephants

[ Sunday Leader ] - [ Mar 10, 2012 21:57:57 GMT ]

Hambantota, the constituent district of President Mahinda Rajapaksa became the focal point since he was elected to office in November 2005. Spending billions of rupees to initiate unnecessary projects in Hambantota, the Rajapaksa administration has spent colossal sums of money in a perverse sense of home-based patriotism. These projects are now white elephants of this regime. Amongst them are the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport Mattala, Hambantota Sports Zone and the Mahinda Rajapaksa National Tele Cinema Park. [ full story ]

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