Hela Urumaya is the Party of Padattharayas
Yesterday night at the “Vada Pitiya” programme on TV Derana, a caller asked the Hela Urumaya parliamentarian whether they had killed their conscience before voting in favour of the 18th Amendment. The parliamentarian, whose name escapes me, answered skillfully.
The caller should have known that no matter what you can say about the said political party, you can’t say they have killed their conscience. On the contrary, they are the only party that haven’t done so during the last few years. They, not only have always believed that the LTTE should be defeated militarily, but also have always supported the powerful executive presidency. 224 MPs supported the 17th Amendment, one didn’t, and it was the Hela Urumaya MP.
But it is a padatthara party, formed by, run by, and voted for, padattharayas. The reason is this. Hela Urumaya believes that all Sri Lankan adults (people over 18, who can vote, marry, and run for office) are dumbf**ks, who don’t know right from wrong, and can’t decide what’s best for them.
Therefore, Hela Urumaya thinks that it is their duty to decide what’s best for us. So they try to ban cigarettes, alcohol, movies with adult themes etc. They believe we can’t decide. They believe they must guide us dumb idiots to enlightenment, or rather, force us towards enlightenment.