1 December, 2020

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There Is NO rape, There Are NO Abductions,There Is NO Corruption,There Is NO Fear Psychosis

By Frederica Jansz –

Frederica Jansz

There is NO rape. There are NO abductions. There is NO corruption. There is NO fear psychosis. The media remain – independent – unbowed and unafraid. Editors are not coerced into submission over candlelit tete-a-tetes with the President.
Children as young as six and seven years old are NOT being raped. Certainly not by politicians.  Murder if committed are solved in record quick time – except for those that took place in broad daylight in high security zones, no less.  The authorities cannot be blamed. The police are calling for any and all leads/clues the public may care to come forward with. Very noble.
THIS is the miracle of Asia. The star in the Indian Ocean. We are nothing like our murderous, corrupt barbaric South Asian neighbours or the pillaging Western colonists. We had zero casualties in the final stages of the war – oops no sorry – we were later told that the figure did go up a wee bit from zero to 1,200 dead civilians. Perhaps. All those who have been abducted are rapists, murderers and underworld criminals! Even though NO abductions take place, on the off chance that one might happen, then it has definitely got to be a rapist, a murderer or an underworld criminal.

It is very unfortunate that the media reports and strives to project a white van theory – giving the impression that every abduction is carried out by the police or the army. The bad thing about that is the culprits use that as a cover-up! So any group can carry out these abductions and put the blame on the police or the army. The culprits are at large. The media does this to throw mud at the government – these abductions are either for personal reasons or it is carried out by the underworld?
The Police are sincere and committed to ensuring law and order. However, according to them, parents and their children must be held responsible for any rape or violation of minors. Surely, the public must understand that law enforcement is only a curative and not preventive in Sri Lanka. The Police are sincere and committed to ensuring law and order prevail. But constantly battle with a lack of information. A lack of leads – there are many murders they were fortunate to solve but at the same time there were others they could not solve. Not because of lack of effort on their part.
Sometimes people do not know how much effort the police are taking. For example take the robbery at the Museum. The police grapple daily trying to get a lead, but have still not got a single clue. But on the other hand there are cases they have solved. Like an old lady who was murdered in Kolonnawa, then a robbery in Colombo, then the first Kahawatte murder…which of course was a very difficult case.
Take Janaka Perera’s murder. People put the blame on the government. Finally it was proved otherwise. And the murder solved and the people who were responsible captured. So they are not totally ineffective. But at the same time there have been cases they could not solve.  Not because they are impotent. For example the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, despite all the effort put in by sleuths to resolve that horrific crime, police yet have been unable to get any lead into it.
Almost all those climbing into boats and trying to reach Christmas Island are former LTTE cadres.
There is no need now for search and cordon operations or having many road blocks, checkpoints or rounding up people for questioning. That is no longer necessary. There are other methods to keep vigilant. Especially on the intelligence side – military intelligence units have increased. They are being trained more in advanced methods so they can gather information on these affairs and have an early warning system. So they can keep an eye on certain people that the government is aware have been engaged in criminal activity. Healthy practices in a budding democracy. As long as Sri Lankans know that Big Brother is watching!
Mega projects built at tremendous cost are a boon to this country.  It is NOT true that Sri Lankan tax payers are made to pay for these visionary expenses enriching only selected vendors along the way.
It is not true that it is no longer 10% but a mega 50% commission off some projects. The Jaffna A9 being a case in point. And it is certainly not true that politicians make money hand over fist. By allowing short selling and borrowing millions for purchase of shares from state banks it is not true again that fund managers have made millions out of Ajith Nivard Cabraal’s inexperience and poor regulations.
It is not true that the Rajapksas are ego maniacs and or that the world’s stupidity is concentrated in one man’s mind. Or is it three? Four?
It is NOT true that the government is selling every piece of state land to businessmen without tender; using select companies to obtain lucrative government contracts; NOR are they selling approval signatures for a fee on the basis of ‘you pay I approve’. These politicians definitely do NOT have billions stashed overseas. NOR have hundreds of acres of land been given to one or two companies (Sampoor being a case in point) while thousands of poor people still live in cardboard makeshift homes; have no water and have to use the river as their loo. It is NOT true that Sri Lanka’s best students are sent overseas raising their standards while as in most countries the best are kept in local universities and the rejects sent overseas.
It is NOT true that Sri Lanka having been colonized by the British for so long cannot yet educate its own people. Look at Hong Kong or Singapore, less than 5% study overseas. But they are just stupid. Nit heads. Believing they save billions if every student overseas is recalled to a local university, and at the same time raising their own standards.
In China people have been shot for embezzling one thousand dollars. But nobody gets shot here. Not for embezzlement. Not unless they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
Not even when the Chairman for SriLankan Airlines had his son smuggle in some twenty three thousand dollars evading the country’s exchange control laws.
This government is at the forefront of leading an anti-corruption campaign. Mirror images of one another they are all – one and all – icons of purity and good governance.
There are still people without shoes, without land to farm, without homes, bathing in rivers and having to use holes in the ground as makeshift toilets. But they are happy. They have no water, no electricity but are surrounded by concrete jungles springing up all around them. Soon the superhighways that run through their villages will be jammed with traffic. Hambantota is a case in point.
Every time SLAF choppers fly VVIPs and VIPs to watch the cricket – those barefoot villagers cheer. Loud and clear.
It is a fact that Sri Lanka signed and ratified the landmark UN Convention that outlaws bribery and corruption. What is false and untrue is that Sri Lankans have been robbed and thrown into poverty by a few greedy, crooked and power hungry politicians and public servants.
It is NOT true that corruption in Sri Lanka has reached herculean heights.
It is NOT true the government which abolished the independent Bribery and Corruption Commission, along with the independent Police, Elections, Public and Judicial Service Commissions, by bulldozing the 18th Amendment through Parliament, placed the country in a precarious position, since it was a signatory to UNCAC.
Transparency International, is lying when it states that Sri Lanka is among the most corrupt countries in the world, and Eran Wickramaratne is acting as expected of an opposition MP right on target that with the UN country review on corruption due next year, Sri Lanka could be subjected to international pressure, since its Bribery and Corruption Commission was not independent of the Executive.
It is a diabolical lie to point out that the most common forms of corruption in Sri Lanka today include bribery, secret commissions made on contracts, blatant abuse of public power and position for personal advantage, and tax evasion.
It is certainly NOT true that funds intended for development are stolen, therefore depriving a government’s ability to provide basic services, feeds inequality and injustice, and discourages foreign investment and aid.
It is an utter falsehood to state that three years after the war, the only thing thriving seems to be corruption and the most corrupt, apparently thrive the most.
Our politicians are absolutely right when they blame the United Nations, UNHCR, the United States, Western countries, and perhaps the whole world. They make no mistakes. Others do. People do not have to look too far to see the robber barons. Western sponsored INGOs and governments dominated by white men with checkered agendas.  Let THEM explain – the United Nations and its subsidiaries how THEY come to be in possession of abundant unexplained, unearned wealth – a visible sign of stolen funds, meant to uplift the poor of our country.

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    Frederica, you hit the nail on the head. There is nothing but denial, and the inability to self exam and call a spade a spade. Any accusations against politicians, leaders, and high officials by Sri Lankans or international bodies are immediately labelled as politically motivated, LTTE supporters, or even evil forces out to get them.
    You cannot fool all the people all the time. Journalists like you are either threatened, kidnapped or missing, and many have ended up dead. Some of the comments here are typical of that. I see that writers are immediately attacked with foul language (eerily similar to Gota), if the commentator does not like the message. They immediately don their rose tint glasses and refuse to see what is under their noses.
    They prefer to pretend that this is indeed Paradise, and there is absolutely no crime, corruption, rapes,and
    intimidation going on in this country.
    Meanwhile they are taken for good ride by their government.
    Love is blind, but this is ridiculous.

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      good luck……..gosl..srilanka..future country ..$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$…JOURNALISM.

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      Shameful Liar Rajapaksa Government vomits worms of deceit !!!

      Rajapaksa and his brothers must be living in La La Land !!! :)

      Ha.. Ha… :) :)..

      Apparently:

      There is NO rape.

      There are NO abductions.

      There is NO corruption.

      There is NO fear psychosis.

      The media remain – independent – unbowed and unafraid.

      Editors are not coerced into submission over candlelit tete-a-tetes with the President.

      Children as young as six and seven years old are NOT being raped.

      Certainly not by politicians.

      Murder if committed are solved in record quick time – except for those that took place in broad daylight in high security zones, no less.

      The Rajapaksa Government cannot be blamed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      THIS is the miracle of Asia. The star in the Indian Ocean. We are nothing like our murderous, corrupt barbaric South Asian neighbours or the pillaging Western colonists. We had zero casualties in the final stages of the war – oops no sorry – we were later told that the figure did go up a wee bit from zero to 1,200 dead civilians.

      Ha … Ha…

      What a tragicomedy !!!

      An insane asylum !!!!!

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    OH! Frederica . is it true ? can we all come back to the wonder of Asia in the near future? sounds great.I’ll pack my bags and emigrate.

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    HOW ABOUT ORGANISING A VERBAL SHOOT OUT WHEN THE PARLIAMENT IS IN FULL SWING. COME ON LET US GET TOGETHER AND GIVE THEM WHAT THEY DESERVE.
    GOOD ONE SISTER KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND EXPOSE THESE PARASITES TO THE WHOLE WORLD.

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    An excellent description of the Miracle of Asia.
    There is certainly NO other country like it!
    Wait for the pending FREE and FAIR provincial elections. There will NOT be assaults,arson,thuggery,intimidation,bribery,misuse of state resources, posters,cutouts,and,deliberate miscounts of ballots after opposition counting agents are chased out.
    The elections commissioner will NOT be abducted on the day after polling.
    There will NOT be deaths of civilians inside police stations,while being transported in police vehicles & while showing secret caches of weapons.Anyone dying in custody WILL ALWAYS die of natural causes and will be cremated by police as burial will jeopardise National Security.
    The army will NOT object if noone addresses them as ‘Sir/Sirs’.
    The police WILL address civilians as Sir & Madam like in other countries.They will NOT photograph crime scenes, but will only photograph civilians at home.

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    Frederica, at last you are absolutely spot on. There is No Corruption, No Rape, No Fear Psychosis and No Abductions anymore. The remaining Citizens in this once a God forsaken country, even do not know the meanings of such words nor even heard of them being used. Sirilanka is today, truely the Miracle of Asia, where so many past leaders have bluffed and had done nothing to this Nation and Country. It is for the luck of this Society that this Honest, Educated (not synthetic), Compassionate, Benevolent, Kindhearted, Sincere Mahind Rajapaksa was born to this Country. I am told that it is MR who is to be the next ‘Buddha’ as Mervyn De Silva had to step down due to malefic effects he is subjected to at the moment.
    Are we not Lucky and Privileged to live in this country which is the envy of the entire world without having to bother about education, employment, standards of life, or to know from where the next meal is coming. If there is no bread eat cake. Afterall our early ancestors had this life. No houses live where you like under trees, caves etc. no elctricity bills, no telephone bills, no water bills as there are no public amenities. No problem of employment, because who wants it? One is free to just wander his whole life with no issues and problems and are truely free. Where am I? I think I am in the Mental Asylum. Adios Folks!

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    WOW Frederica Jansz, we accept your assetion that Sri Lanka is the Miracle of Asia. But, you have totally forgotten to talk about the Royal Family!

    The name Rajapakse itself means how great the family is. The King had nothing to do with A.M.K. Gunaratne. He never introduced the Prince to Colonel Gadafi as the one to take over the country from him.

    The King’s brother is known for his courteous language and respect for women and human rights. He had nothing to do with the move of Duminda Silva to Singapore.

    The people wanted to have an Airport, Harbour and a Stadium in the name of their King. The king granted their wish by funding all those facilities from the Royal Familiy’s possessions.

    The Croned Prince (Heir to the Throne) wanted to let everyone know who he is. The people wanted to establish a body called Yuwarajata Hetak. But the Royal Family politely declined.

    The Royal Family never goes anywhere through the backdoor. The Crowned Prince had broke all the Law college Records by passing the exams with 110% mars in everty subject. While the other students used air conditioned rooms, the Crowned Prince used a broken table and wobbly chair. The Junior Prince did not want to study in a Western academy, like the son of a terror leader. In reality, the Royal Family sacrificed the Young Prince by enrolling in the Navy. The Junior Prince went around and smashed the rebel networks. A number of times he cheated death as well. As a mark of recognition, after years of service in the Navy, the Young Prince was sent to a NON Western Academy for high studies. Although the Navy wanted to pay for his studies, the Royal Family paid for the studies.

    Young Prince wanted to help people with showing a lot of sports. The Government Ministers wanted his company to take all equipment from Vahin and to use the facilities at Gala transmitting station. The Royal Family declined this.

    We can write Epics on Rajapakses. Although the Mahavamsa writers offered to include a chapter on the Royal familyonly not only strongly declined, but also was embarrassed by the suggestion.

    Improve your writing skills, Ms Jansz!!

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      Rohan,
      You forgot two things with Royals,

      They wanted to buy helicopters to donate to north east Shepherds to heard COWS [ Not Gonnu ]and buffaloes [Many in that Diyawanna Adobe] with royal family’s own coffers,
      at a cost of 300 million US $. even the price tag is us $ 170 millions odd some thing.
      And Princes wanted to give to youths of wonder of Asia, even to brick layers sons and masons sons, like germany, all the Race Tracks for formula one and grand Prix To Become Champion Schumachers of the world. Rugger stadiums to defeat american teams with royal Doctor.

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    You are great and unbowes still, Keep it up Mam. I remember there was a Guy call Vic. Iva. Unfotunatly he had to lower his Pans and bend, and now silent in pain.

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    Many thanks Fredrika – keep up the excellent work! The people support you, although the Colombo NGO media ladies who make lots of money form donors to speak up on ‘violence against women’, have been damnably silent on attacks on you and the rapes etc. and it was only after much prodding they issued one paltry statement!

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    Only problem is, Fredrica has not given us a name of a exemplary democratic country to compare with ?

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      Pottan, do not worry you will never see a better country as this full of Jokers. It appears the MR apologists who usally would have berated FJ are silent with no comments. Probably they believe FJ had really meant what she said and must be very proud.

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      pottan complains:

      ” Fredrica has not given us a name of a exemplary democratic country to compare with”

      Why?

      Do you want to ruin those countries too?

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      GAL POTTAN
      DO YOU WANT
      “”””””a name of a exemplary democratic country to compare with?”””””.

      YOU ARE AN IDIOT,

      THAT IS THE WANDER OF ASIA.
      THERE IS NO OTHER COUNTRY TO COMPARE WITH.

      OR ASK YOUR BOSS WEEERAAAATHUNGAAAA.

      DO YOU THINK THAT WE BUNCH OF KONDE BENDAPU CHEENU.

      WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR MAD MAX IMPOSER.

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    Fredrica You are marvelous in bringing out the very truth of this deplorable regime that always acts in their roguish ways in such inimitable sarcasm.You’re brave and most of all you’re a leader for all the right and fair-minded people living in this country.

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    Many Rapes cases,many abducaion, unaccountable and udeniable corrupation,Psychosis of Fear of Iraq during invade by Superpower of USA and UK,since 2001.Madam Janz is blind on major versus and Internatoanl known public issuses.
    The RULE OF GUN,SOMETIMES BETTER THAN RULE OF BALLOT.All depaend on VESTED INTEREST OF FOREGING PARTIES.Democarcy and Huaman Rights base on reservation for interpration of concern parties’,vested interest.
    But Madam Janz utter a single word or air her view at any occation in during war in Iraq .
    During her living in Sri lanka,she newly innovated & founded,after our nationl Soveriginity anf terrorial Interigrity and Indepandeace had been solid protected by under the leadership MR of GOSL…after defeted LTTE -Terrorist outfit in 2009 May, corrupation and Fear Psychosis arise our beatufuial an island sudden shock!
    This type of logic of Journalism and freedom of Writing and “Democracy” unable to understand.

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      Milland to understand anything for that matter, one has to have a little grey matter. For those who do not posses grey matter it is difficult to understand. We all know that. Therefore please do not bother, as you will never undertand.

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        gamini says:

        “one has to have a little grey matter. “

        Are you looking for “gods particle (Higgs Boson)” in Milland and his fellow little Hitlers. Lets send them to CERN.

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      Miland S should look at him/herself. In your case better to be ignorant and carry on worshipping your sun god for that matter never mind about the freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is the virtue of any democratic nation. As long as we go on praying the devil of a sun god there will never be any progress apart from producing more ignorant psychopaths to destroy our once beautiful nation.

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      MIL LANDE SARASAVI MOTTA. OR SOMEBODY WHO TRYING TO FOOL US;

      WE THINK, YOU HAVE TO GET A PROMOTION FROM THE GUYS WHO ARE PROMOTING TO THESE BLOGS,

      THERE ARE SOME IMPOSERS JUST WRITING TO THESE BLOGS TO GET A SALARY FROM
      GILMART GROUP.

      WE SYMPATHIES WITH YOU.

      TAKE CARE.

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    Fredrica’s writings are believable if she can explain why Sonali did not become the editor after Lasantha and why It was Fredrica who became the editor.

    Secondly, Fredrica should address completely and openly the allegation that Fredrica with TAXI- ABE went to Meet Mahinda Rajapakse and asked for a diplomatic post to Britain and the president did not have any objections to that. It was the Defense Secretary who did not want it that way. Because of that, Fredrica is determined to get Defense Secretary. Just, “NO, I did not go” will not work.

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    Only problem is, Fredrica has not given us a name of a exemplary democratic country to compare with ?

    Absoulutley correct give a name of any country in the world to compare

    People here jumed to paraised so much your artcle not beacause of that is great artcle they have their own problems with Gov.

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    Only problem is, Fredrica has not given us a name of an exemplary democratic country to compare with ?

    Absolutely correct give a name of any country in the world to compare

    People here jumped to praise so much your article not because of that is great article they have their own problems with Gov.

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      How about starting with Zimbabwe.
      Is that our visionary royal King’s dream and aim to make Sri Lanka like Zimbabwe and call it miracle of ASIA????

      :-)

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      To whoever this kk (kukul kakul) Why, what about Singapore? Where the Vice President is a Tamil? Earlier Singapore wanted to have Ceylon as it’s model. But after we became Sri Lanka, they did not want to touch us. Could a Tamil or anyone else other than a Sinhala Buddhist achieve such position in this society? Grow up kk without bum sucking.

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    Hi guys, when focusing on the article and the many others that have been posted to CT, GV and SLeader thesedays, the handful of us feel that the way MR governs is absolutely far from understanding, abusive perhaps comparably to that of Gadrapis or any other dictatorships. Then again, when you talk to the masses I myself have the feeling people are even happier it the way he handles whatever the issues it is. Whether they not rightly addressed even if lovely ones are abuducted,raped, went missing, physically and mentally punished. Again and again people insist the wonder that Saibaba the MR and his regime performed- which is anhilation of the LTTE terror, atleast within the country though also killing thousands of the civlians. Latter is though not clear through by state army or ltters – with numbers still to be corrected, however, common man seems to be in the opinion not EVEN smelling the reality of the gravity of problems – still praise – can anybody tell me is this because many of the folk has been given madana modakaya ( a form of substance to hallucinate them)through state media machineries or is it the nature of our folks.

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      BEN It’s the last 2 theories fits the conundrum if you know what I mean.

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      Ben you have provided the answer in your own post for the question you have asked. To quote you,’Then again, when you talk to the masses I myself have the feeling people are even happier it the way he handles whatever the issues it is’. There you are, you yourself have the feeling how happy you are how things are handled.

      Had you moved about society and asked, you would find difficult to find many who support MR and this present system. The negative response you get, you will wonder who have voted for him in the first place. Try to face reality, not the results of staged elections.

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    SERUVILA SENARATH -Booruwo, ubata ingeresi therene nathan kata wahagena hitapan

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      kk says:

      “SERUVILA SENARATH -Booruwo, ubata ingeresi therene nathan kata wahagena hitapan”

      For the benefit of those do not understand Sinhala see below a rough translation:

      SERUVILA SENARATH – Donkey, If you do not know English keep your mouth shut.

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    Ms. Fredrica Jansz, I salute you for your courage. Just a word of caution. Avoid telephoning that man (you know who). We want you to continue writing until Sri Lanka Spring arrives.

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    Well Well Well It is so hilarious i fell off the chair rolled out laughing. Not because of Frederica’s article had become so popular but of the jokers who comment here. Keep it up folks KK NATIVE VEDDA and Seruwala so and so. Good piece and harmless for a change.

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    By the way where is mad max? has he changed his nom de plume? or had hit the bucket?

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    Goodness, Gracious, how audacious, Frederica !!!.My ancestor George Winter co-produced and edited the first Independent Newspaper in our island, The Colombo Observer, first published on the 4th February,Independence day(Is this coincidence?) Thus folk were able to criticise the then Colonial Govt. I dont recall that its journalists went missing. Does anyone know what happened to the 17 missing journalists maybe they have simply gone abroad and are working for foreign Newspapers? // I was moved at the sight of ex President Chandrikha on British TV commenting on the Channel 4 documentary and nearly in tears as we are told that it was Sinhala soldiers who took those photos. Maybe it was the dirty British journalists or Tamils posing as Lankan soldiers after all. Madam Chandrika you have been so tricked by Channel 4.TV and so have we all.
    I keep seeing travel ads et al referring to our paradise isle and remember the words of Bishop Heber’s hymn,” Where every prospect pleases etc” which some took exception to . Of course, he meant mankind in general. We Lankans are a peaceful people, surely the Bish should have known this. Our Prince Vijaya, the early coloniser of our island gently persuaded the original tribes of Sinhadwipa to allow him to be their leader did you not know?
    I have read about the Moratuwa Police and the body of a murdered young man, terribly injured found floating in a river after having been taken to a local Police station. After hearing of his son’s death, his father who stood as an opposition party candidate died of a heart attack. A southern lawyer handling a land compensation case when investigated was found to have between himself and a Power of Attorney holder pocketed the meagre sum left due to his clients. The court records in the Kacheri had 60 pages torn out of it. Maybe there was a paper shortage. Tsunami victims he represented had their compensation purloined too. Neither the Supreme Court, Chief Justice nor the Bar Assoc. seem to be able to act.. He continues to practise. I maybe naive but I thought paradise was a place where folk lived in peace without fear or went to after death having lived a good life. Maybe some do gooders are sending folk to this place by ending their lives and it could be that this place is in the Indian ocean. So look kindly on murderers after all they are sending their victims to Paradise. //
    No doubt our little island is lovely we can only hope there are some that will in future make it a little like the place we left long ago. Not paradise, but near as can be.

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