26 November, 2020

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Deputy Minister Thewarapperuma And 9 Mothers Released On Bail

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development & Cultural Affairs Palitha Thewarapperuma who was remanded on Tuesday, was released on bail today by the Matugama Magistrate.

Palitha

Palitha

He along with 9 mothers who protested outside a school was arrested on charges of unlawful assembly. The 9 mothers were also released on bail today.

Thewarapperuma along with the mothers of the children had protested outside the Meegahatenna primary school demanding for their children’s admission to the school.

The deputy minister had later attempted to commit suicide at the school premises in protest against authorities for not providing the children with a school. He was later admitted to hospital.

Thewarapperuma and the mothers were released on a surety bail of Rs. 1 million each.

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    Arrest the guys who prevented him from committing suicide.

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    This process of “Remanding” and “Releasing On Bail” has become a big time Entertainment. In like manner, the “Big Wigs” are paraded to the FCID, CID, Bribery Commission, Presidential Commission, on a Daily Basis and that too is big Entertainment. In the rush if any of those who are asked to “March In” failed to parade, another litigation goes into courts for “Defamation”. Very soon, these culprits would replace the much wanted elephants to parade in “Perahera” of temples. On the other hand, Judges too must be thinking: what is the use of keeping these vagabonds in remand custody, when such people while in custody for even murder are “Elected” with massive number of votes to Parliament. Oh, what a “Miracle of Asia” is Sri Lanka?

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      Douglas,
      Why cant they be ‘rehabilitated’ like what happens in the north & east?

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    Where did Thevarapperuma go to school. I hope not Colombo Royal. In case he is from the so called prestigious Colombo Royal College,guys, for gods sake, please keep your garrulous mouths shut up.

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    “Thewarapperuma and the mothers were released on a surety bail of Rs. 1 million each.”

    How did the women find people willing to sign a surety bond of one million so fast? Are they not ordinary women from a village? It takes time to arrange the documentation etc.

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    I can understand the plight of the mothers who could not get their children admitted to the school but whatever the reason, I can also understand the plight of the head master of the school too.

    Many years ago, when I was working for a leading automotive company in SL, this yob walked in with his entourage around mid day & wanted his vehicle repaired. I politely informed him that the workshop was full & requested him to come the next day or to make an appointment at time suitable to him as there was no room even to park the vehicle inside, pending the repairs. Perhaps, in my inexperienced way, I thought it was a reasonable request & though I was aware it was inconvenient to the customer, I felt I had no other option & it was a request made to other customers as well, who understood the situation. Thevarapperuma flew into a rage & complained to my superiors & apparently had even threatened to get his parliament colleagues to boycott the company. The management was very apologetic, bending over backwards to please him & I almost lost my job. I was instructed by the management to take Thevarapperuma’s vehicle immediately & had to explain humbly to other customers that the repairs to their vehicles were delayed due to an ‘unexpected problem’ & faced their wrath. Therefore, I can empathize with the headmaster on this fiasco.

    The headmaster must have had his reasons but whether his action were right or wrong, is a matter for the Education Ministry to decide. This stunt by Thevarapperuma, obviously, is solely for his benefit to gain political mileage, exploiting a serious problem of admittance to schools. Therefore, it is only correct that the police should take action against unruly behavior according to the law which also means that Thevarapperuma has to be charged for attempted suicide, whether he meant it or not. Maybe this stupid yob should have learnt from his colleague that a ‘fast until death’ outside the school would have been a better idea but it seems high handed behavior is part of his nature.

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