I think the main point is that they may rename it after MR (if Tallbox's comment is accurate). Not sure why everything is named after him TBH.
Oh i agree, naming things after Rajapakse is just ridiculous, seeing his mug shot everywhere is also something i can't stand –couldn’t help but snicker at Namal “complain” over all the attention his family is given in State media when you know who controls that.They are naming the theater after MR too. Its a bit too much.
I was amazed the Southern Expressway was not named after him (thank goodness for that). Even the Galle cricket stadium pavilion is named after him hno:
However Tallbox's problem is more about the "loss of history" because this area/road/whatever will no longer be known as "albert crescent". My heart bleeds over this "loss".
Then there is his intriguing comparison of Chinese "colonialism" with British barbarity (hope those two b's being together doesn't upset him again). A comparison which is just as ridiculous as everything being named after Mahinda.
I personally would love places to be named after our fallen soldiers.