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Misunderstanding orders and state symbols for road name-boards


Misunderstanding orders and state symbols for road name-boards

On a request made by incumbent president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that instead of hanging photos of political figures in government offices to display only the state symbol, providing an extension to it, provincial politicians when renovating roads it was observed sometime back that their facial images attached to the name-boards being changed as a result. 

At some locations the board was 2 feet high and 3 feet widened in such an extensive board, instead of
the parts depicting their faces and descriptions, what is used now in that space instead is the name of the road and the state symbol. As a quick solution to president's orders, without removing the metal part, a temporarily printed banner which could face a shower is to be seen. 

In the above circumstances some issues have cropped up. The president issuing orders for state institutions to do away with his and the prime minister's pictures and removing images of provincial politicians has no connection with each other. Each other being portrayed in a contradictory manner is one matter. It may be that provincial leaders had thought that if the president himself dislikes his image being used, then their pictures too are not necessary. 

The second relevant factor in this connection is how important is the state symbol when giving a name to a road. Just as much as displaying the state symbol in a large way and simultaneously indicating the name of the road in large fonts is a matter of humour. This could be understood as misunderstanding president's orders in a wrong perspective.    













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