A rather cleverly disguised election rally promoting the campaign of President Rajapaksa was held at several locations in Colombo yesterday, which attracted the participation of hundreds of private sector professionals.
The event titled ‘Momentum’ was held at several star-rated hotels in Colombo yesterday including Cinnamon Grand, Galadari and Jaic Hilton and was attended by several government mouthpieces including Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Central Bank Governer Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Treasury Secretary PB Jayasundera and President Rajapaksa himself.
The organizers of the event, who have called themselves the ‘Professionals for stable Sri Lanka’ had spent lavishly on the event locations and had even set up a live link up connecting all the forums held in different hotels,so that the participants of each event were able to follow the happenings at the other locations.
Those who participated in the event said it was no different to an election rally held on the streets as the majority of addresses had been focused either on the war victory or the mega development projects that are being carried out in Sri Lanka.
Gotabaya, Cabraal and Jayasundara despite being public servants shamelessly campaigned for President Rajapaksa, speaking on how the war had hampered the economic growth of the country and of how the Rajapaksa regime is turning it around by embarking on the development work that are being carried out in the country.