Those who oppose to this new development does know what is going around but they do that for their political survival . If go back to 1980 era and when the KANDALAMA hotel project was planned to come up , Mrs Sirimao Bandaranyke led opposition opposed to it . The priests of the country opposed to it . Their slogan was that putting up a tourist hotel in a sacred city of Dambulla would badly affect our cultural values of the area and the country . It would be a thriving ground for prostitution . Did that happened as then opposition opposed ? The irony was that Mrs B. used to visit Culture Club of that hotel and stayed . Instead of a destruction , today villagers and people in the vicinity are benefited of it . Fate of those two new projects too would be the same .
Those proposed new casino if they are to be established would be coming in 5 star hotels . Who could go to those places . Can an ordinary person go there ? . Answer is NO . That would be only for foreigners or wealthy Sri Lankans as it happens now . Where is the difference ? So why this opposition ?
We have got to think twice .
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