Cabinet approves proposal to erect statue of Nelson Mandela

Cabinet has approved a proposal to erect a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Colombo.

The statue will be erected on land at the Colombo Municipal Library premises.

However, Sri Lankan Government provisions will not be used for this purpose.

The Government says attention was drawn to install statues and monuments to respect national heroes and those who deserve to be honored in a particular place instead of installing such statues and monuments at several places.

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. We respect Nelson Manadala,who played vital role against Colonial occupation of South African land by British Imperialist that of White Racist policies of several centuries.
    But role of Nelson was incompeted to fulfill decolonization task and aspiration of People are still unfinished.
    South African citizens are living poverty and poor,an even after Independent from White Rule.So far we witness that Nelson M.. role has been prolong that poverty of millions of 90% black People of south A….? South African order Capitalism rule by White racist of USA UK and other hegemonies.
    Nelson’s statue not that suitable place of Sri lanka to be established time being our soil.
    We are still links with Colonialism. Our national wealth are still bully and exploited by economically politically and Socially by Western hegemonies .We need not that Nelson statue in our [email protected]

  2. Currently, all African continent is protesting against the Chinese government since they are overtaking African lands (due to funding) and Ill treating all Africans who are in #China similar to the Muslims who have been casted out and in detention centres and kids under the influence (kindergarten which are in detention camps with no parent’s) bieng Ill treated , furthermore on mission to use Chinese people to work in African countries instead using the local citizen’s with jobs.
    Long story short – #srilanks is a Guinea pig for the Mandela’s statue.
    #againstchina #supportafrica

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