“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
I’m great lover of Oscar wilde, Sometime when my relations or friends asking why I’m still unmarried my simple answer is I’m looking for a man who is identically look like Dorian Grey.
But not with the ruthless and selfish characteristics, there is no any luck so far.But defiantly it was Oscar Wilde that who taught me the beauty of the masculinity.
This is not about Oscar Wilde; today I’m going to talk about our foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera.Both Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Oscar Wilde connected with one common thread. That is their sex orientation. In Sri Lanka accepting “it “and live a social life any body needs to have certain amount of courage. Minister Managala Samaraweera had that courage both with political power as well without it.
Minister Mangala Samaraweera is coming from a political family. His father was a cabinet minister under Mr.Bandaranayka’s Government. But unlike other minister’s sons today minister Mangala Samaraweera did not enter into politics in his early ages. By profession he was a fashion designer. The time he started his life as a fashion designers it was in early 80’s.In Sri Lanka very few people involved in fashion design as a profession. That time as fashion designers opportunities s were limited resources were restricted no internet to check New York fashion week or Paris fashion week. Only Colombo based crowd were actively participating at functional events. Very few people actually knew Mangala Samaraweera as Minister Mahanama Samaraweera’s son.
It was in 1994 election people vote for political reform. But nothing significantly changed, But Mr, Mangala Samaraweera ended up become a minister. As far as I remember he was the minister for Sri Lanka telecom. We have to accept Sri Lanka telecom started improve their service and most of rural area got fixed land lines, Most of the time Minister Mangala Samaraweera made his impression in very pre mature way. He was unconditionally defending his friends.
When Olympic Silver medal winner Susanthika Jayasinghe openly spoke about sexual harassment by a cabinet minister it was Minister Managala Samaraweera started defending his colleague. Minister Samaraweera compared MS Susanthika Jayasinghe to a black American boy and said he can’t believe that anyone would have sexually harassed woman who look like a black American boy. Further he explained his preference towards black Americans; He spoke this in the parliament. I feel it a very inappropriate speak to a cabinet minister, It’s very mean and raciest speak, any politician should not have done.
He did not stop his fouled mouth only in the parliament there was a time former Sri Lankan chief justice charged with Adultery and misuse of his power as the chief justice. That time Minister Managala Samaraweera was media spokesman for cabinet. There was a press conference including chief Justice, The” Rawaya” newspaper editor Victor Ivan asked question at the press conference on major issues that Sri Lanka supreme court facing . Even that time Minister Mangala Samaraweera shamelessly stood up with Chief Justice.
Later in newspaper Mr Victor Ivan through his writing Minister Mangala Samaraweera was introduced as an underwear garment designer. Well it a part of the fashion designs. Designing comfortable underwear is not an easy task, but unfortunately most of Sri Lankan cannot afford expensive good quality underwear’s. I have no wonder why Mr. Victor Ivan thinking designing it’s a very easy task.
My personal believe designing good quality underwear is more important than becoming a politician. We have politicians everywhere, but to the whole work only one CK.
Even in the politics Minister Mangala Samaraweera is a man with good taste. Minister Mangala Samaraweera home town is Matara, a coastal town in the southern province. While he was the minister for urban development he did made major Modification over Matara town.
Actually looking at the overall development in Matara Town definitely make into nice transitional town than a fishing area. And potentials being discovered, most places nicely people friendly way achieved. A man without any taste cannot approve it other important thing he did was Redeveloping Seema Malakaya At Gangarama Temple.
I’m not sure how many of you remember that island with shacky looking building in the island. Somehow Minister Mangala Samaraweera able to convince the chief monks of Gangarama Temple cleared the island .What we see today is a result of his work. May be some of my architect friends have different perspective of the blue colored alienate roof structure but not too bad from what it was.both Bridged look very identical but it does not matter...something is better than it was...
It was not Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksha only one who was charged for excessive expenses, as the minister or port and aviation minister Managala Samaraweera spent lot of money for interior changes and hired leading architect in Sri Lanka. Not only that when this was questioned he boasted about his lavish expenses and said he would have spent more.
But with the time he ran out of his happy hours. There is no close friends or enemies in politics. President Chandrika at one point started keep her strong hands over Mangala Samaraweera.They joined with upcoming Mahinda Rajapaksha Movement in 2005.including his close friend Sripathi Suriararchichi.From the new government they expected good ministries as gifts. But with the Mahinda Rajapaksha government there only chances were available to his family and relations. Sripathi Suriararchichi was accidentally died and Mangala Samarawera was kicked off from the inner circle of MR government.
With so many unsuccessful attempts of making his own political party Mangala Samarawera ended up at united national party. Somehow 2015 was a good year for most of political refugees. Mangala Samarawera ended up becoming the foreign minister. He is not a young guy anymore; He is now 59 years old. Though he has no visibly gray hair but he is showing very maturity of what he is doing. I have a friend who is working in the ministry of Foreign, He told me as a minister he is working at late night sometimes he is buying a dinner from nearby shop and having it at office. Most importantly he did not spent government money in interior modifications.
Sri Lanka was in a danger with the international world in the beginning of this year. Somehow as a foreign minister he able to make good will among USA, As a result of it we had a very narrow escape form the United Nations committee of human rights.
Not only his hardworking he is showing great maturity of ideas, Even in parliament his speeches are well prepared and there is something we can learn from it, Now minister Mnagala Samarweera not a young guy.
He is almost 60.I don’ know who is the private secretary to Minister. He had a celebrity private secretary once, Anarkalee Arkashaa, The minister himself through a birthday
arty at once in H2O night club. So far I did not see old drams are repeating. But it’s too early to decide saint or sinner. Yet again every sinner has a future…….. Hope for the best…..