Saturday, March 19, 2016
Navy Kapila and the prevalent protection racket in Makandura
There are certain aspects of life in Sri Lanka, that the general public just don’t have a clue about, and even certain investigative reporters dare not write for fear for themselves on these exposes.
It has come to light that owing to a massive protection racket, where people were squeezed out of their hard earned money, a group of people who had come to the end of their tether finally found a means to simply kill the gang who came to collect the protection money, and then burn their 5 bodies beyond recognition along with the van they had come in!
Actually it did not take the Police too long to solve this case, as nothing was really hidden in this retaliation, and so the people who were involved in the murders have been taken in.
This is not the end of the story, as there are plans afoot for someone to be the fall guy for the murders proper, to take the blame and hence do the time, so the initial bunch of people who had the most to gain from the killings can go about their business!
The main accused was a man who earned over Rs120,000 a month as a boiler engineer in a local business, a trade which is almost extinct and few can do the job, and hence the high wage rates charged. So when the market determines the pay, the protection racket been informed of this person’s income level, come in to take a third of his earnings, which apparently over a period of months this Navy Kapila chap has received over Rs500K for protection.
Frankly, this guy should go to the Police to report this, but is too frightened to make an entry of this nature, as he does not trust the Police NOT to be entangled in this, by also creaming off some from the top to allow the protection racket to continue. That is in essence the problem, which lead these people, WITH NO ONE TO PROTECT THEM, LEAST OF ALL THE LAW, for them to take the law into their own hands, and deal summary justice.
No one is shedding any tears from Navy Kapila’s murder, and even his wife refused to accept his charred body! However those who have had to take the law into their own hands, and who have saved numerous people from this racket will have to face the music. HOW MANY MORE OF THESE INCIDENTS are we to see before the Police are forced to do their job? Until everyone is dead I suppose!