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Swearing in to be ‘beautiful’

As the date for President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be sworn in for his second term approaches, the public service has been called upon to undertake a new task – making the country beautiful. Thus the police are instructing residents in their areas to keep the streets clean, to prune branches and to put flower beds outside their homes, reported the Sunday Times. The paper added that soldiers are engaging in development projects and the military is also doing the work of the Health Department to warn against infectious diseases. Maybe Sri Lanka can convince the IMF that a large military is essential because most other departments are not effective and the military is doing their work?

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