25 November, 2020

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Seven-Year-Old Pushpakumara’s Murder And The Link Between Lawlessness And Perversity

By Basil Fernando

Basil Fernando

A seven-year-old child, Pushpakumara Wijekoon from Kegalle, went to school as usual and left around 1 pm.

He walked to the junction where his father usually picked him up on his cycle to bring him home. As the child did not see his father, he started walking back home. The distance was about a mile. His brother, who was sixteen years old, reported to his father at about two that Pushpakumara had not come home. The father rushed home and thereafter they started searching for the young child. As they could not find the child after much searching, they complained to the police. The police searched with their trained dogs. The dogs stopped at an abandoned house and the police entered. There, they found the dead body of the seven-year-old, strangled with his own school tie, and with his clothes removed. The police are now looking for suspects.

The incident has caused shockwaves in villages around Kegalle. The general suspicion is that the child had been sexually abused before he was strangled.

While the killing of a child after abuse may not be a frequent occurrence, the spread of child abuse is in epidemic proportions has led to many statements from child protection authorities, religious leaders and non-governmental organizations. However, the government has ignored all such expressions of concern as it, as a general rule, ignores every kind of protest. What the people of Kegalle have learned through the tragic death of seven-year-old Pushpakumara are the consequences of such defiance of protest by the government.

The government has entered into a course of action through the 18th amendment which has deprived it of the capacity to control crime and create a social milieu where criminals fear committing crime due to serious consequences that would follow. When the criminals have no fear of the consequences of breaking the law, anything is possible. That is exactly what has happened in this instance.

Recently, in an interview by the 24-year-old Russian girl Victoria Tkacheva, who was raped and seriously abused while her partner Khuram Shaikh was assassinated, she complained of the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of this heinous crime. She vowed to fight back. It would not be an easy fight. The chief suspect is Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana, the head of the local council in Tangalle. He, like Duminda Silva and very many others, enjoy the patronage of the Rajapaksha family, who, without any kind of embarrassment, protect “their” criminals. The overall policy of the government, entrenched by the 18th Amendment to the constitution itself, is to be crime-friendly.

A crime-friendly government is, in the normal understanding of governments, a contradiction in terms. Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679) observed that a government comes into being by way of agreement between people and the sovereign, where the sovereign takes over the obligation of protecting people from the crimes they commit against each other. Ever since, the development of the theory of the state has emphasized the primary obligation of the state as being to prevent crime and to ensure security for everyone within its jurisdiction. Thus, a government that is crime-friendly is an abnormality. It suffers from a malignant disease which is destroying itself.

When criminals perceive that the government is crime-friendly, they lose the fear of committing crimes. From this, daring comes. The heyday of the perverts. Lawlessness begets perversity. How far such perversity has gone in Sri Lanka is evidenced by this child’s tragedy. However, it is not confined to sexual perversity. What has been happening in the stock markets and in almost every sphere of life in Sri Lanka demonstrates how lawlessness and perversity join hands and reign in Sri Lanka while the government, as a matter of policy, sticks to the course of impunity.

Political implications of lawlessness and perversity

When the law is not a major concern for the government, democracy simply cannot exist. The essence of democracy is to make the government accountable and responsible for its citizens. The only mode within which the state could be held responsible to its citizens is through the law. In fact, the test of responsible citizenship is also the observance of the laws that hold a community together. When the state itself becomes crime-friendly, then the law has no place in that society and the result is disintegration.

In Sri Lanka, disintegration is often understood only in terms of ethnic relationships. A nation divided in terms of ethnicity is a common theme since the 1956 language policy and the racial riots that followed. However, what everyone has ignored is a far deeper disintegration of society that is taking place in Sri Lanka due to the failure of the state to uphold law.

This division disintegrates all communities, including even small village communities. What the people in Kegalle are experiencing in terms of the brutal murder of this seven-year-old child is the disintegration of morals and societal protection of each other, which has gone out of all bounds. When parents have to fear sending their child to school because of distrust of their own neighbors, it indicates a societal crisis in its worst forms.

In such a situation, what could democratic practices such as elections mean? Within a lawless society it is not possible to hold free and fair elections. All claims of such fairness are nothing more than hypocrisy. The government organizes such things as elections merely as a game to deceive the population and to create some semblance of legitimacy for itself. Lawlessness contaminates everything and acts like leukemia on the bloodcells of a human being. That is where we are.

The major issue on which public protests should emerge in the context of Sri Lanka is the issue of lawlessness. No family can be safe, as shown by this incident, until this great monster is defeated. However, as people like Victoria Tkacheva are learning, defeating this monster is not an easy task. A crime-friendly government uses crime itself in order to ensure its survival. However, if Sri Lanka is to cure itself of the depth of disintegration it has been facing for decades, then the people themselves have to find their own solutions to face this kind of situation. When mythology speaks of great monsters and the heroes who fought against them, what they symbolically show are the kind of situations that Sri Lanka is faced with now. The government, which should be the protector, has turned out to be the monster that deprives people of security.

When bodies of the children of Ambilipitiya  were dug out of a grave inside an army camp, one of the mothers present was quoted saying,” this is worse than animals”, referring to the perpetrators. Pushpa Kumara parents will join, tens of thousands of others who would utter similar words. A Dutch journalist made a documentary which he entitled  Murder Land referring to Sri Lanka in the late eighties. Title fits even now. It may remain so , as long as the government remains crime friendly.

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    We are well aware there is a kind of lawlesness that prevail in the Country. There is no doubt about that. I believe action is being taken to fix it.

    Nevertheless, its almost the end of the month. Have all snookers contributed their “Panduru” to this NGO ?????

    here goes Basil Fernando singing for his supper again.
    Quote : “. However, the government has ignored all such expressions of concern as it, as a general rule, ignores every kind of protest.”
    Unquote : This is GOSL fault

    Quote : “The general suspicion is that the child had been sexually abused before he was strangled.”
    Unquote : Basil Fernando, instead of waiting for his Cassoack variety in Sri Lanka (Who went against SL at Geneva)to provide info have expressly peeped into his Crystal Ball(s)for the motive.

    What this Basil Fernando fails to realise is that, this boy could be a victim of a person suffering Mentally or from PTSD.Such incidents takes place all over the world.

    Also, this boy could be a victim of Clergy. We read of Pope Benedict sweeping under the carpet many such cases. BASIL FERNANDO BEING AN EX-CLERGY SHOULD KNOW THIS AND WHI DID HE NOT POINT HIS SUSPICION ON HIS CLERGY FRIENDS AS WELL.
    HE SHOULD HAVE WAITED UNTILL INVESTIGATORS HAD CLUES TO POINT HIS FINGER.
    Instead, goes to pacify his PAY MASTERS.
    THIS IS WHAT is expected of NGOs?? Target your target.

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      J muththa,

      Maggots, mutts and criminals like you are the exact kind of cancerous riff raffs that the learned BF referred to in his extremely realistic post. You are a real prototype of the dustbin swallowers of the Rajapaksha criminal regime. The sinful genes that have got concocted to make a beast like you as well as your Rajapaksha maggots are genetically deformed by default hence make you utterly unfit to live even among animals let alone among humans and hence must be put inside isolation camps! The motto of mutts like you these days are Geneva, country, motherland, GOSL, NGOs, sovereignty bla bla bla which are the pet words of Rajapaksha war criminals! “.. I believe action is being taken to fix it. ..” What nuts are you talking? Whose loin cloth are you trying to fix while the 7-year old is now dead? Go and check whether what you have got from the hospital is a birth certificate or a death certificate!!!

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      J Muththa,

      Why do you talk about PTSD when there are thousands of criminals are languishing freely. How about Julampitiya Amare who had over 100 arrest warrants. Thangalla and kahawatte murder cases. Numerous other disappearances.

      Now Kasippu is a registered Mafia Illegal Business. Also whole lot of other drugs are in the market and it’s a mafia cartel 10,000 billion rupee illegal business.

      Therefore if someone trying to balance their Budget deficit with the Kasippu, Kudu, Brothel, Night club, massage parlors, prostitution and Casino money……….God bless them.

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        The situation is appalling so that some segments of the society would not want to see it in healthy eyes.

        M Mutta^s arguments give us that message.

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      Is it right to name them always like dollar earner or NGO workers ?

      Today, the rulers are trying to escape just saying anything evasively to promote their programs irrespective of the evidence. IF RULERS PAY WHOLEHEARTED ATTENTION, WE THE COUNTRY WOULD NOT GET ISOLATED AMONG THE IC AS HAS BEEN THE CASE FOR US TODAY.

      See, instead of shooting the messenger, at least now it is worth to see the facts as they really are .

      A) Why does the govt fail to give the priority for free and fair crime investigations – if they are genuine, why cant they dare to do so ?

      B) Analysts in and out of the country STRONGLY criticize the regime TODAY ALONE SEEING the manner that they arbitrarily won the battle against recently HELD impeachment process against country^s CJ Dr. SB

      They could better explain this with IC – making further clear, but they the rulers did not that either. We the nation are a joke to IC today UNDER Rajapakshes.

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    This is a despicable attempt by a man who looks old enough to be a grandfather himself trying to use a dead innocent child to discredit the Government.

    How low can these anti Govt desparados go?.

    If any thing this Govt has has done more than any other not only to wipe out terrorism but to eradicate the Gangsters who once were cohorts and or took advantage of terrorism to carry out their nefarious activities.

    Perhaps this grandfather is not happy about it.

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      what about the gangsters that the MR regime produced and nurtures?

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        Dead right Tsunmisekera the Troll is yet one of them asslickers.

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      Pissu sumane,

      is this the only incident that people have got to hear in the aftermath post war peaceful lanka ?

      What is the with the russian victim ?

      What is the case against Baratha murderers ?

      What was it – how they megalomanic handled the impeachment process against CJ amidst the greater resistance in and out of the country ?

      So can you please add some constructive sorta of comments to realize all these ?

      What about the crimes came to surface through so called buddist violent group BBS very recently ?

      What about the attacks made on that recently held peaceful vigil to call peace in the country ?

      Are all these just issues to be paid with blind eye, Sumane ?

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      tsunamisekera:
      Are you truly serious when you say”If any thing this Govt has has done more than any other not only to wipe out terrorism but to eradicate the Gangsters who once were cohorts and or took advantage of terrorism to carry out their nefarious activities?”
      Let me refresh your memory:
      1)Does Duminda Silva’s non-prosecution for alleged rape of a child ring a bell?
      2)Does a Presidential pardon for a woman convicted of the cold-blooded murder of her husband ring another bell?
      3) Does the fact that there are SEVERAL members on the government’s benches charged with murder against whom no further action has been taken ring a bell? In case of doubt, contact Dilan Perera who, when one of these was embraced by your paymasters, refused to sit on an adjacent seat in the House!
      4) Finally, does the COMPLETE DISINTEGRATION of the rule of law and the President’s claim that “one of ours will not be prosecuted,” DELIVERED AT A PUBLIC MEETING OF A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ring a bell.
      However, as most of us suspect, you are one of those people who “hear voices” in your head all the time, all of this would be Greek to you!

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        Oh, those evil evil Rajapakses. When they were winning the war, everything was roses and perfume, now it’s Armageddon. I’m sure they spend all their time thinking about how to pi*s off people Aney Apochi, so that he/she can write his Shakesperean odes here.

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          *people like

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      Tsunamisekera:
      Correction:”Does a Presidential pardon for a woman convicted of the cold-blooded murder of her husband ring another bell?” Should read “… for a woman convicted of the cold-blooded murder of her husband’s paramour ring another bell?

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      Well said, K.A Sumanasekera. These people are nothing more than opportunists, desperate to get their Western bootlickers into power, so that they themselves can get cushy top jobs. The real joke is that these fools thought Rajapakse will step down easily after the war. Hahahaha, he has taken them all for a ride!

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      Sumanasekera,

      What about the gangsters your sugar daddies are keeping? You are trying to conceal your asshole with your huge nut-bag!

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    The writer need not worry too much about the developments in this country; criminality is seeping into every walk of life.

    We are a country that does not want to acknowledge that thousands died in the last weeks of the war, that there may have been excesses and those who committed those excesses must be held accountable. We do not want to raise our voices when journalists disappear without a trace nor do we want to protests when we find no proof to prosecute criminals as witnesses retract.

    We do not acknowledge that blatant racism is practiced everywhere, in schools places of worship and where it must be abhorred; the state. State actors, for example even semi-privatized government telephone operators can be racist with impunity. Similarly this same institution avoids recruiting minorities for most sought after Diploma courses in telecommunication conducted by this state enterprise.

    The custodians of the law, the police side with the perpetrators as happened at Reid Avenue, and the cases involving brats of politicians.

    We have seen men and women of honour in the medical profession throwing the the Hippocratic Oath to the wind and practicing their own form of honesty, that of discriminating against sick people on the basis of race and religion.

    We are not loathe to send criminals to parliament; our preference votes go to criminals and bimbos.

    Every one of the examples I mentioned reflects a microcosm of our society and clearly we are nation in decay. Sadly we are not sensitized to the stench that permeates every level of our society

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    MR with his “impeccable” track-record to-date and the support of
    commentators like K.A.S, jm etc. must be rewarded with two years of
    Chairmanship in the Commonwealth to crown the 18th Amendment – for
    the benefit of us Sri Lankans!!!!!!

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    supporter commentators are stooges planted by the regime.They have to sing for breakfast.Every right thinking person who writes ill of the Regime are ngo kakkas a name coined by this Govt.What this article highlights is not new to the people.Most of the atrocities perpetrated on children and women are by the Regime’s pets.Laws in SL favours their pets even when there is hard evidence to the crime.This column will not allow space to name the crimes committed by the pets. Remember the sexual molestation and killing of a girl returning home from school and how her mother and brother who were witnessess to the crime were also killed by the military in Jaffna.See the contrasts of the two presidents,under different circumstances, CBK taking action sending the perpetrator to rigorous imprisonment and MR taking the side of perpetrators who are his darlings.When every person sees the erosion of values and law and order in Sri Lanka still there are a few commentators lying for bread and butter.

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      Our army is more civilized army in the world next to EMEROR ASHOKA’S?

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    There is increaseing lawlessness and crime in the country these days. Much of this is reported against innocent children. Many cases perpetrated by close relatives or even the parents. Points to the deteriorating economic situation and moral standards.

    Whilst the govt is busy looting the country on a larger scale, these individual crimes cannot be directly linked to the leadership. It seems the parents, clergy and teachers are responsible for the declining moral values.

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    The other day a relative of mine had parked his car on a private road to visit a friend. when he came back he was shocked to see his windscreen smashed. After a lot of inquiries and using a CCTV of a neighbor they had a suspect. Then after a little while the suspect himself admitted doing it and threatened that he knows the top-shots in the government and police. ( he says the vehicle was parked at a place that he normally parks, though he does not live down the lane) Further inquiry revealed that he was a influential character and it will put the people in the area in difficulty too if police help was to be asked for……
    There are many characters like this who sell the leadership and do crimes. Unfortunately there is a blind eye….

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      These are good prima facie enough to call for R2P by now.

      Enough is enough the general public have lost faith in Rajapaskes fully.

      They are trying to paint a different picture, but that can only be made within the margins of the island – perhaps, rural folks that have inhumanly been abused by rulers deliberately. The game cant stay longer people are not stupid for the rest of their life.

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      I go back to my school days where we learnt about the past of all of us – those who have powers stay while the others get marginalized.. That is also the practice when there is no rule of law practiced in this country today. As many researchers raise the question, why now to move ahead on the same manner, as had been during the war weary 30 years of long period. Issues related HR should improve in the country to the manner that they organised night car races in an environment where war is no longer there. Instead to promote crime friendly atompsphere by the state per se should be punished. If not for this, for what purpose international bodies like UNHRC are in place ?

      Most simple thing, that they the rulers have to grasp is enforcement of rule and law immediately as they can – give a life to the nation.

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    It is when no one condemns, no government makes a swift investigation, arrest, give these disgusting criminals stiff sentences, and make sure others know the consequences of such heinous crimes, will these crimes get less. Now psycho ex soldiers are running rampant robbing, kidnapping, raping,and now brutally attacking little children, and if our loser government keeps acting they are here only to loot our country,and selectively ignore the horrific crimes, and racial attacks on minorities, these criminal acts will increase and be out of control.
    Serious crimes go unpunished, and low grade politicians who kill, attack, kidnap, and whose brats act like thugs, get away with anything disgusting. Sri Lanka is becoming yet another third world hell hole.

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      This is the reason why a midst all loud protests -some states do impose executions. A cute little boy of 7 years to have found murdered is not at all acceptable. Absolutely a heart breaking incident. HOw can then others – like minded parents can wait their school going small children to get back home safely ? What kind of anxieties should those parents on rural areas bear these days while facing unbearable costs of living in the country. As some political scientists point out clearly.. it is really COLD PEACE breaking all hopes of the nation.

      Atleast for a short period, I do believe we have to implement long awaited hard punishments like death penalty.

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      XXXThis is the reason why a midst all loud protests -some states do impose executions. A cute little boy of 7 years to have found murdered is not at all acceptable. Absolutely a heart breaking incident. HOw can then others – like minded parents can wait their school going small children to get back home safely ? What kind of anxieties should those parents on rural areas bear these days while facing unbearable costs of living in the country. As some political scientists point out clearly.. it is really COLD PEACE breaking all hopes of the nation.

      Atleast for a short period, I do believe we have to implement long awaited hard punishments like death penalty.

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    This is an isolated incident. The Rajapakses have no involvement. Duminda Silva got away yes, but every politician around the world gets a free pass. What about Bush and Blair? They caused hundreds of thousands of murders. What about the “House of Saud” that is funding the construction of extremist mosques all around the world?

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      Yeah yeah, What about the Zionist Jews who control the media and the cause of the financial from WW1 to the present. What about the genocide carried out by Zionist Jews in the name of homeland.

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        What is your proof that Jews own either the media or the global financial system? What about the genocide of the Armenians by the Muslim Turks?

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          lESTER,

          you are absolutely sick.

          I check myself several of your comments – but most of them are rubbish.

          This kind of supportive arguments cant help you the regime, instead it shows the world how the appoloegists of your sorta are. That are a great match with ruling bunch. Good luck

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            @ Leela’s Cousin:

            You think I really care about your opinion? You can’t even construct a proper English sentence. And why do you pretend to associate yourself with Leela. Post with your real Islamic id, if you’re not a coward.

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          Rupert Murdock is a Jew; and he influences editorial content. Read up!

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        This fellow does not know anything about Sri Lanka but much about Saudi. A Saudi would have grabbed his loved one from him. Ignore him. He is the RajaPakistan’s ass hole.

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      Hooooooooo

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      So your argument is – if they the westerners can why not our leaders ?

      Absurd :(

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        Are you yet another Islamic genius who believes the CIA did 911?

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    J Muttha & Sumanasekera shameless govt henchmen s planted to defend ruling corrupt Junta.

    Hats off to Basil Fernando keep it up.

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    Sri Lanka is not a hell hole like this article and this website tend to present . In fact they are paid to do this by the parties with vested interests. If you are a reader who believes only what western NGOs and Media to be true . Here are the most recent findings . The World Justice project latest (2012) rule of law index rank Sri Lanka number one in five of the seven of its indicators in the region . In ranks 43 in the openness of the government , 55 and 30 in civil and criminal justice globally . Sri Lanka entered the “High” category in the UNDP Human Development index this year , the only one country in that in the region. According to the latest UNDP report trust in the national government is 86% only 0.7% behind Bangladesh , and the perception of safety is 77% also second only to Bangladesh among regional peered . We are not a country of uneducated barbarians our adult literacy rate is 92 %. According to the UNDP statistics Homicide rate in Sri Lanka 3.6% which is even lesser that to that if United States which is 4.2%..

    This are not the data from the government and the reality in Sri Lanka . It is true that Sri Lanka has a long way to establish the perfect rule of law, but it is certainly in the correct path. The biggest barrier to the Rule of Law in Sri Lanka was the presence of terrorism , not it is removed. The second is the corrupted judiciary which has now coming to the surface . The third is the negative political culture ..we are yet to see the generation of politicians who can survive without corruption .

    Sri I know never had the proper rule of law. To my knowledge not a single politician has been convicted for corruption since independence. About 20 years ago we had a country where bodies of young people were burning on tires , people were abducted on the road, bombs were going off regularly in public places , and villages were massacred.

    People who write these negative posts know the reality but that reality does not make them profit so they continue with their nay saying .. We are a better country today what is important is to make it better ..but the people who want see it as a hellhole can’t help us ..

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      Joseph Nava ,

      What nonsense is this bird-brainer saying? Go and see a mental medic soon!

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    Lawlessness in Sri Lanka is at its highest in the history of Sri Lanka thanks to the Rajapakse family especially Gotabaya who sets the example and the Country follows into a state of anarchy. Mahinda bends in two and thanks Gotabaya for what he is doing and bends the other way and thanks Basil for robbing the country and fattning their bank accounts and crawls to his older brother Chamal and thanks him for the running parliament like his kitchen and all the brothers bow back to Mahinda for taking them all with him to hellfire.

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      I guess they seem to have problems between Rajapaskse siblings.

      BBS are backed by GR but I really dont think that MR would say yes to them. But his long silence helps none of us the general public either.

      BR is trying to widen his popularity by hook or crook not even caring SLFP party seniors being morally attacked. MR is behind all these whether GR is supporting BR is questionable. Anyway their greedy politics worsen the country^s image. None of the siblings seem to respect – RULE OF LAW. They have big mouths that seem to be using only for their kind of popular rhetoric – further thinking that entire nation could easily be made fools. All these are short sighted RAJAPAKSHE tactics, I really dont think that they can stay in power as many believe. There are good kind of signs that IC will intervene through R2P to save the nation from the current rule.

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    Definitely the culprit would be a fellow, who fallows LOARD BUDDAH’S Teaching.

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    Basil

    What happened to little Pushpakumara is abominable. The sick bastards who did this should be shown no mercy. But Basil, politicizing the tragedy is as perverse and obscene as the original crime itself. It not only exploits the victim all over again, but most importantly it distracts from the real and urgent task of identifying the myriad factors responsible for the specific incident and finding ways to prevent such horrible crimes happening again. What you term “lawlessness” is definitely a factor, but only one factor among many others. In your favourite western societies with your NGO certified “good governance” and “rule of law” everyday many children are abducted, sexually abused and killed. Unfortunately this is a widespread problem due to the whole social and cultural milieu prevailing in these societies that is now beginning to percolate Sri Lankan society.

    Basil, also please highlight in your future posts the tragic stories of child labour, and children dying in thousands on a daily basis due to malnutrition and poverty in many developing societies due to the neoliberal economic policies being imposed by your paymaster capitalist west.

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    These dudes who are living off the fat of the land in their adopted homelands, nowadays seem never hear about mass murders, rapes, child molesting, infanticide. racial abuse,home invasions, ethnic bashings , road rage, wife basing and verbal abuses and insults reminding some of their breeding and genetic composition,

    They must be searching every inch of our homeland and scanning our poor inhabitants to find these horribe and sad acts they are engaged in, in the current peaceful environment.

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      Exactly. Gordon has written a book, Francis has written a book… they are all getting rich off the royalties while shedding crocodile tears for people 2500 miles a way.

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    Allowing a child of 7 years to walk 1 mile alone in an area where there aren’t many people like in a village is not a responsible act by the parents.he should have been told to strictly wait there and the dad should pick him up.Predators are there everywhere all over the world looking for such opportunities.A certain amount of self responsibility is important,you can’t always blame the government when that is lacking.

    Basil Fernando trying to link this childs death specifically to the Rajapakshes is showing he is suffering from Rajapakshephobia.However the law and order situation in Srilanka is in a shambles and the Rajapakshes should take responsibility for that.They should do three things

    1.Political patronage of criminals should stop.Anyone committing a crime should get it into their head that they are on their own from now on and nobody is going to help them.The Rajapakshes should put out that message very clearly.

    2.The police and justice system should be overhauled completely.Corrupt and inefficient types should be weeded out and eliminated from the sectors.It would be a good idea to have at least 30% of the police force and magistrates and judges with women,because i have noticed in other countries that they are much tougher on criminals than the men and less corrupt too.

    3.Gota can be brought from the north where he is a liability at the moment,to the south to clean it up of crime.There will a quite a few dead bodies strewn about like at one time with the muslim underworld bosses,but I think it will be worth it.When he starts to become a liability from an asset he can be transferred for some other job.His sledge hammer tactics are an asset in the short term but will become a liability in the long term,so he shoudn’t be kept for long in a specific job once he has done the cleanup.

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      Shankar,

      It seems you are recognising Gota as the Lord Siva persona in the Sri Lankan scene, performing the three functions of creation, maintenance ( sustenance) and destruction!

      Dr.RN

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      Shankar,

      in those poor villages people have to struggle for their living.

      As writers explains it only very day father of the little PK had failed to do so. Sure, had the parents been well aware of the danger, they would not have asked the boy to walk down alone.

      Anyway, to your suggestions:

      Even if many would attacked BF trying to profit painting a different picture about the Rajapakshe regime, there several valid points that the article makes clearer. Not once but hundreds of this alike examples are the reality today- though in the aftermath of post war – where no war is there.

      2.The police and justice system should be overhauled completely.Corrupt and inefficient types should be weeded out and eliminated from the sectors.It would be a good idea to have at least 30% of the police force and magistrates and judges with women,because i have noticed in other countries that they are much tougher on criminals than the men and less corrupt too.

      IF THE RULERS ARE WHOLEHEARTED WITH THESE ISSUES THEY CAN IMPROVE THEIR SYSTEMS BY PROVIDING POLICE OR OTHER INVESTIGATIVE DEPT S DUE TRAININGS HOW THEY HAVE TO STRUCTURE THE ENTIRE DEPT OF JUSTICE IN SL.I AM WELL AWARE, THERE ARE KIND OF WORKSHOPS THAT DEVELOPING FOLKS CAN TAKE PART AND LEARN TO IMPROVE THEIR SYSTEMS BACK IN THE HOME COUNTRY – Carlduissburg CENTRE AND SEVERAL OTHER BODIES PROVIDE THESE WORKSHOPS – GOVTS ARE WELL AWARE OF THEM. THE KEY PROBLEM IS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IS MOST CORRUPTED SO THAT THEY CANT EVEN THINK HOW TO INTRODUCE BETTER SYSTEMS – INSTREAD THEY JUST ACCUSE THE WEST AS EMPERILISTS – THEY ONLY WANT TO DESTROY POOR COUNTRIES ETC..JUST SHOOTING THE MESSENGER WE CAN GO NOWHERE. THE FOLKS CAN ONLY SUFFER UNDER THE POOR – CORRUPTED RULE OF THE RAJAPAKSES.

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      DUMINDA SILVA going home today! Thissamaharama animal who raped the tourist and murdered her boy friend already gone home! Malaka is free and now with his great father!…. Better bring Gota to south – we can have more Mass Graves like the one in Matale.

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      Shankar, there are Tamils in Deniyaya, Kalutara…. Do you wants Gota to finish them? Genocide of Tamils are with UNHRC.

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    A crual fate, both this child and Prabakaran’s murdered son were of the same age

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      Praba^s son was 12 years old and this child is just 7… so how can you see it different ?

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    Sunila Mendis : Quote “supporter commentators are stooges planted by the regime………… YOU ARE PLANTED BY WHOM?? They sing for supper and U lick your palm. Is that right?
    Most of the atrocities perpetrated on children were not Regime’s Pets BUT they were the catholic Church & their Pets the LTTE.
    Unfortunately, lying aaaaaaaand/or speculation are done by the NGOs kakkas like this NGO.
    It is decaying Moral standards. “Whilst the govt is busy looting the country on a larger scale, these individual crimes cannot be directly linked to the leadership. It seems the parents, clergy and teachers are responsible for the declining moral values.Quote from “Safa.”

    Samson : Wish U cud recall RAMA MANI for the R2P. To Samson the boy looked cute & what about those innocent tamil children suicide cardres & youth………………. Were they not cute?

    Sumane & Muththa shameless Govt hechmen. Then Jim Hardyfor whom?

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    Shanker says Predators are there everyehere all over the World looking for such opportunities”

    Basil’s Brigade will totally disagree.

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