25 September, 2020

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The Demolition Of The Rule Of Law Can Be A Frankenstein Monster For Rajapaksa Himself

By Shyamon Jayasinghe –

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

The Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, it is reported, just escaped serious hurt or assassination; and that, mind you, at his own party meeting at Parliament. The situation is still unclear and it is hoped the government will act immediately to get at the bottom of what really happened and if any unseen hands were behind it. Today’s (6/2/14) Divaina reports that Thavarapperuma, UNP man at Kalutara,  spat out raw filth and leaned forward to attack his party leader for refusing to give his son nomination. An online news report stated that Thavarapperuma had a concealed weapon in his possession and, further, that a UNP MP had earlier announced that “something important is going to happen.”  This same online news edition indicated that another United National Party MP, better known for his thuggery, was seen later going hand-in-hand with Thavarapperuma.

These remain plain allegations but they are serious charges that give the whole episode of events the appearance of linkage. For its own good and for the wider safety of our people government must not ignore this assault on no less a person than the Leader of the Opposition (LOP). Conspiracy theorists are back in business and government must allay doubts in the minds of people.

Violence on the Leader of the Opposition is as bad as violence on the President in terms of the functioning of our democratic system. Furthermore, we dread to think that what was attempted and failed against the LOP may succeed against the President.

No one can condone the employment of violence to resolve political issues. Few cry for the vanquished Prabhakaran and his Tiger thugs nowadays except the blind adherents of the radical Tamil militant segments. It would have been good if Prabhakaran lived to see that the enormous violence he had unleashed both on the Sinhalese and Tamil populations did not pay. But what Prabhakaran did not live to see the criminal politicians of the South will perhaps themselves also never live to see. The reason: like Prabhakaran, they will be destroyed by this self-unleashed Frankenstein Monster of criminal politics. .

The fundamental provocateur of criminal politics is the ineffectiveness of the whole law and order and judicial system. The departure, under this regime, from the idea of a professional police force capable of acting independently of an unspecified host of political agencies at Colombo and in the provinces has been a serious detriment to the law and order situation in the island. Murders are simply happening everywhere; the most recent being the senseless killing of the former AFP journalist, Mel. Tourists are being raped blatantly by politicos.

Political interferences obstruct effective police action to bring the culprit to book. The opinion is also rife that even if convicted a criminal can be released under pardoning procedures depending on his/her political clout. Some questionable releases have already raised eyebrows. Furthermore, there is a growing decline in public confidence about the once-proud role of the judicial system and those in charge of adjudicating on alleged offences. All these interlinked operations ranging from the actions of the Attorney General through the judiciary and right unto the ordinary police constable should not only be above board but manifestly seen to be above board and conducted according to the highest standards of professionalism. The potential wrong doer will only then be deterred from callous and criminal acts against the social order.

We have heard it being said by the Chief Justice, Mr. Mohan Pieris, that the system of justice must be “sensitive to the executive.” What exactly Mr. Pieris meant isn’t clear; but his kind of thinking represents a deep confusion, assuming it has been stated sincerely: Laws are made by peoples’ representatives in parliament and this is adequate to provide for the “sensitivity.” The job of the judiciary is nothing more and nothing less than to interpret and apply the law in the way that is defined and intended. If legal definitions need to be amended well that, too, has to be done by Parliament and that makes the given piece of legislation flexible and “sensitive.”

It is therefore of paramount importance to the body politic and society that the President and his government restore to the relevant institutions the level of independence and professionalism they did enjoy in the past. There simply isn’t any choice here because law and order is the substratum for individual freedom, individual security, social wellbeing and economic investment. If the trends one now observes continues the non-law situation may become a life threat to the President himself and the government members.

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    One must reap the harvest of what he sowed, and that’s the nature.

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      Well said!

      Democracy is a joke or as someone said a ‘shell game’ – with all the institutions corrupt and hollowed out by the Rajapaksa brothers who are eating the body politic and national wealth of Sinhalaya Modayas..

      Best translate this article into Sinhala to educate the Modayas who vote for Jarapassa brothers, sons and cronies..

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        Hey, please do NOT be so concerned about Ranil Wickramasinghe or Mahinda Jarapassa being killed by fellow politicians?!
        These so-called law makers are the biggest law breakers in the land of the Modayas – viz. impeachment of the Chief Justice – a joint effort between Jarapassa and Ranil..

        Please let them kill each other and let the Parliament of corrupt clowns sink in the Diyawenna Oya.. the moda people of Lanka will then heave a great sign of relief and be wiser..

        Sri Lankan politicians are the SCUM OF THE EARTH, corrupt and rotten bunch one and all, Ranil, Mahinda Jarapassa and his brothers, and Sajith and Dim Jayaratne.. and the Cabinet of Clowns.
        Let them kill each other and good riddance!

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      Another stupid contribution from Pothe Gura.

      Ranail’s problems are not Rajapakse’s, [Edited out].

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    It is very interesting development in the politics of the South. It looks like there was a murder attempt on the Opposition leader by another UNP member. But it is nothing new to Srilankan politics. It is too late to recognize the importance of the rule of law. The deterioration of rule of law started since British left the Nation in the hands of Fundamentalist Buddhist Sinhala. In 1956 when Tamil Parliamentarians sat in front of Parliament on a peaceful protect Sinhala political thugs used violence and the rule of law and the institutions were silently fallen in the hands Monsters.

    I don’t understand why you brought Mr Pirabhaharan in to this subject. The violent nature of politics and the deterioration in the rule of law is nothing to do with him. As former Military commander Sarath Fonseka stated “You cannot compare your Buddhist Sinhala leaders to a hair of Mr Pirabhaharan”. You Sinhalese cannot do politics or journalism without the help of Pirabhaharan.

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    “There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.”
    -Sam Peckinpah

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    When did Shaymon develop this special affection and concern for the Srilankan President?.

    It will be all Kiribath across the whole Diaspora and even Shaymon’s household if something happens.

    Cameron and Harper with Uncle Sam will force the UN Chief, who is now a puppet of Pillai to send a peace keeping force to hoist this LOP on to President’s chair.

    And it will be the Birth of Eelaam.

    Shaymon and his cheer squads would have loved to see Mr Prabkaran watching the proceedings with Mr Solly by his side.

    If the UNP MP from Kalutara tried to kill his boss in their own HQ , it is entirely their problem,

    Has this LOP made an entry at the Cop Shop?.

    After UNP MP Kiriella publicly said that the US , Cameron and Harper only want Regime change,how come these.Kiriella’s mates are trying to kill the Leader?.

    With the Diaspora assembling their Heavy Artillery in Geneva to fire the final salvo to finish off Rajapaksas, shouldn’t these UNP MPS be in their best behaviour, with their Tuxedos ready?.

    And ,souldn’t Shaymons be writing kick ass essays on how their favourites will better the current Per Capita of our ordinary punters to catch up with them and their Diaspora mates?.

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      Somane, relax, the Geneva round has already bn won by little SriLanka. What’s happening to our eyes is just show n tell.

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    Rajabpakse has tried hard to have Ranil removed as LOP but so far failed. This attempted assassination from within is still another from MR’s bag of tricks. They will even “catch” the murderer but later release him

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    Hey KA Sumane you are such a supporter of Rajapakse why don’t you try to put him on the right path? Is he not a man with dirty tricks up his shoulder- a man with no values of decency?

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    One ‘reaps what he sows ‘ is an old adage. practical or literal this term denotes it’s meaning very clearly and has been thus used on very many occasions.
    What is taking place today in this Country is because the people, ’55 percent’ sowed( voted )in the wrong batch or representatives and today we have reaped its fruit, and that in abundance.
    They rule of law is primary,whether in Governance of the Country, the home and the place of Work and all fields.This has evidently broken down in the legislature,the judiciary and last but not the least with the executive.
    Today, unjustifiable and disgraceful things are happening in the country and the guardians of the law and order are mere puppets, the clergy of all religions are bending and relaxing ethics and philosophy,the parliament, the once hallowed and most respected one in Asia has become like the ancient ‘Tower Hall ‘thus becomes a place for jokers and dramatists.Sports has been discredited with the most unsuitable persons in the history and one can go on and lament on the recent developments which are happening in the name of ‘developing the nation’
    of recent many of those who hold or have held have been found accountable for 90 percent of the misdeeds like theft, thuggery, murder,embezellment and the breaking of law, all because they know that there is a leader or a guardian to bail them out.
    This is due mainly because the executive presidency and the opposition have been manupulating events in the Country and today it is in a very sorry state..
    Can we get out of it.. yes , we can..!

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    Gadaffi was killed by his own people. The world was not surprised. Why? b’cos Gadaffi built that animosity towards him over the years among his countrymen through his dictatorial behaviour. So as Saddam Hussein and a number of other dictators.

    So is RW. Only difference is that this is the first time in the world that such an animosity is building up towards a leader of opposition in any country to-date.

    This is just the beginning for RW… He will not be able to walk out of his house once the Provincial Council election results are out .. wait and see…. Don’t blame on others, Its your asking!

    Shame on you RW….

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    Why are you worried about Rajapakse getting murdered. He should be electrocuted on the lamp post in Galle Face for the crimes he has done. The hora vinusura should also be hanged along with Wimal and Vasudeva

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    The media is partly to be blamed for the violence we see in our society, especially in this case. Ceylon Today and MTV network have been glorifying Taveperuma for months now. Anything nasty threats he makes against the UNP leadership is not only reported but glorified. He must have thought he might become a hero if he attacks Ranil Wickremasinghe. Ceylon Today, the MTV network and of course our silly government media must take responsibility for causing violence even if unwittingly.

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    Dear Shyaamon Ayya. I am a man who saw `Maname` in 1957! I fully appreciate what you have said in your article.But there is something incongruous with the heading. Frankenstein was the name of the doctor who created the monster. And it did not have a name. Similarly some people think that Alibaba was the leader of the 40 thieves where as he was a very pious man who by accident found the entry to the cave of the thieves.OK Pothe Guru?

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    In there is no way to work out a change something of this type of
    violence is a way out for Sri Lanka to progress. These ups and downs
    is a sign of progress – voters like it or not, the fate of the politicians are in their own hands!

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    Our rule of law, was hammered since independence. Why cry crocodile tears when we hammered our Tamil Brothers n Sisters, kicked out the Burgher’s n now take turns hammering the Muslims n the Christians. We are all part of the problem, we don’t like peace, it’s BORING, we need to hammer somebody.

    Oh!If I had a hammer, I will hammer in the morning.
    I will hammer in the evening, All over this land…

    Oh My.

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    The UNP is naturally a party of thugs.I remember what happened soon after the UNP came into power in 1977. Thousands of SLFPers and their houses were were attacked for a period of over one week while police looked away, probably on orders given by JRJ. Again in 1983 Black July was unleashed by the UNP .Again when Ranil came to power in 2000 many anti UNPers’ houses were attacked.
    I was on election duty at a counting centre on the day the Presidential election was held in 1999.While counting was going on I came out of the the counting room for a bit of fresh air. By this time it looked liked the UNP was going to win in the district where I was on duty. There were party supporters outside the centre and I overheard a group of UNPers talking on the need of attacking the anti UNPers throughout the district on the following day.Fortunately it did not happen as CBK won the election.
    In case the UNP wins at a future national level election I have no doubt anti UNPers will be attacked and their properties will be destroyed by the thugs of the UNP.This is the main reason people are scared to vote for the UNP.Palitha Tewarapperuma’s behaviour shows what is in store for the anti UNPers in case the UNP wins.
    Nanda Ellawala’s murder is a case in point to understand what sort of party is the UNP.
    This does not mean the SLFPers are saints.But when we have witnessed less post election violence in case the SLFP wins.

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    Punchisingho, Rajapakse thugs are Kudu Thugs and not the Game (Village)chandiyas of UNP tomes. Kudu Dumi and a load of others are MR’s backers. Kudu Dumi who forget everything to answer court is now laughing in Parliamen. He is also the Monitoring MP for Defense Ministry of the criminal Gota. He is said to have killed Hirunika’s father but now he is Hirunika’s Sugar Daddy!!!!

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    It was pathetic to watch Killi Maharajah’s Sirasa giving prominence to Thavarapperuma. This had definitely been one of MR’s conspiracies. Fortunately he cannot do worse as he did for Fonseka because now the world is watching. MR is also secretly planning an ‘accident’ for Mangala Samaraweera

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    What Mohan Peiris meant was that the judiciary should interpret/allow legislation, in favour of aspirations of the Rajapakse family for their – not the nation’s – future.
    This is what happened when the 18th amendment was tabled in parliament,without majority of MPs and the speaker himself unaware of the details.
    This is what is meant by “being sensitive to the executive” – bend over backwards to accomodate the desires of the President’s Siblings & extended family members.

    A “kangaroo court” called a PSC too should toe the line.
    So should Military Courts – courts martial – which have been said to “be like any other courts”.

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    To Diogenes & others interested.
    Thank you Diogenes-whoever, you are. You are most certainly not the man in the tub. Good to have contacted one of my 1957 audience. CT will give you my email, if interested.
    Re your query, Frankenstein Monster is a metaphorical expression to suggest someone or something created that threatens to harass or to destroy the creator. The current anarchy of lawlessness has been created by MR by demolishing the rule of law.
    I hope I have answered you satisfactorily. Cheers!

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    This is what the Rajapaksas have been doing from day one. Buying the money and position greedy UNPers before every Election. Thereafter try to humiliate Ranil and the UNP that they can never win. Rajapaksa has no love for these money/position greedy individuals and the first opportunity MR will just discard them when they become too greedy or demanding, just like how it happened to Lakshman Helugalla. So in the end, like Helugalla will have to commit suicide or forced to commit suicide. Money in the Treasury will not be enough for MR to buy UNPers and one day the whole economy will collapse. Consider the payments made to foreign Companies as Bell Pottinger, Thompson’s Advisory Group to project an image for this Bus Conductor of a President who has no image, a vision and a proper education qualification.

    Imagine what these buggers would have done, had Ranil Wickremasinghe resorted to such? I believe those who value Honesty and Decency should allow these buggers to continue to a point where they will fall out and kill each other very soon where signs are showing with Helugalla and Keheliya being targeted. All what the rest need is PATIENCE and ENDURANCE.

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    Gamini has used the correct description for MR, namely ‘bus conductor.’ Doesn’t he look like one of those dirty bus conductors who grab money from poor passengers and then not give receipt? This fellow has led a broke government and is collecting revenue only by grabbing in the way of indirect taxes on essential food items like parippu

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