Colombo loses its appeal

  • 12 Jun 2008 03:37:45 GMT

    Well this is a surprise only couple of months back one of my relative was singing the praises of Colombo and said every where in the world bombs are exploding so Colombo is just as safe as any major city in the world this was confirmed by a professional Sri Lankan living in New Zealand for the last 38 years he said New Zealand is just as unsafe as Sri Lanka but the media is not covering the real picture but for some reason this person is still in New Zealand.Wonder how many bombs exploded in the Auckland area last couple of months.Interesting why Colombo so scored poorly must be beat up by the westerners.

  • 12 Jun 2008 04:19:25 GMT

    [Well this is a surprise only couple of months back one of my relative was singing the praises of Colombo and said every where in the world bombs are exploding so Colombo is just as safe as any major city in the world this was confirmed by a professional Sri Lankan living in New Zealand for the last 38 years he said New Zealand is just as unsafe as Sri Lanka but the media is not covering the real picture but for some reason this person is still in New Zealand.Wonder how many bombs exploded in the Auckland area last couple of months.Interesting why Colombo so scored poorly must be beat up by the westerners.]

    Kiora, you hit the nail on the head. This is typical Slankan style. Slanka is the best country in the world but 90% of the population wish to live in anywhere other than Slanka. While living in other countries and getting to see better things, they still say Slanka is the best.

    I would call them bloody hypocrites.

  • 12 Jun 2008 05:59:33 GMT

    Living in SL is a tough one. Still enjoyable, but with a lot of downsides.

    Most Asian people do not feel comfortable there as well as more and more Westerners are pulling out.

    Only prices, crime and pollution are on an upswing now.

  • 12 Jun 2008 06:03:39 GMT

    Srilanka well & truly deserves this position!

  • 12 Jun 2008 06:44:49 GMT

    Not only Higher prices, Crime & Pollution

    Colombo also popular for Weekly Bomb explotions, Daily Human rights violations, Media restrictions and Nemerous Road blocks & Check points....

    Well done Colombo!! Keep it up!

  • 12 Jun 2008 07:06:53 GMT

    Kiora,

    It was interesting reading about your relative who has been in Auckland for 38 years and thinking that Auckland was no better than Colombo.

    I do not blame him. The reason is that the Ceylon he knew of 38 years is no longer that Ceylon but Sri Lanka!. Now he tends to compare the Ceylon that he knew that was there 38 years ago to the present day New Zealand where there are the occassional robberies and murders etc etc which create a sensation all over New Zealand which would have been the same in Ceylon 38 years ago.

    If your relative came to live in Sri Lanka today and remained for 6 months, reality would definitely dawn on him.