The long awaited Presidential election is finally here and tomorrow all the dogs in the country will go through hell ( I mean actual dogs, because of the fireworks and crackers). Now I hope all of you if not most of you used your valuable vote to elect the next president of Sri Lanka or to reelect the current president.
I too did vote, got my little finger painted in a color that somewhat seem to look like purple and yes I also uploaded a picture of it to show the world that I did indeed vote, even thought I find the act of posting things like that quiet obnoxious I kinda get why people would want to do it, you made a decision that could effect a nation and you’re proud and you should be.
Turns out this is one of the largest turn out of votes for a election.
Who ever wins be it a new leader or the current one, I have no faith on either but I voted either way because it is my responsibility as a citizen, not as a favor for the candidates or for myself but for the sake of the bigger picture. For everyone who didn’t vote because they didn’t see a plausible gain for themselves or because you thought getting involved in politics is not for you, well the whole point of electing someone is so that they will get involved in the political affairs so you don’t have to and secondly, next time do vote because its not always about you.
I don’t believe my vote made a difference, whoever I vote for will most probably make no difference in my life but I hope it will be a part of something that will benefit the entire nation and I salute all who stepped out and cast their vote for at least trying to bring about change.
P.S. go easy on the fireworks and crackers, think about the dogs. The winner probably won’t even hear or care about the noise but a dog will always care about you and love you forever!
Update: Turns out the turn out of voters have decrease this time, contrary to my statement about it being one of the largest turn outs. It certainly seemed so.