Wednesday, October 19, 2016
What a mess?
With the resignation of the Director General of the Bribery Commission, and the possible resignation of others of the Commission, the public are wondering what is going on.
On top of this another arm, has arrested and bailed out Thirukumar Nadesan, a person who is highly connected to both the previous Rajapakse administration, not merely because he happens to be the husband of Nirupama Rajapakse, but because of his wheeler dealer reputation, and then some!
He is also known to have been a broker of last resort in persuading MR to leave TT upon losing the election, and is reputed to have brought in Ranil into TT to negotiate a face saving exit.
No more about him here, as it is not relevant to the point I am trying to make.
The need of the hour is for the President and PM immediately upon his return from Brussels is to issue a statement reassuring the public that investigations will continue, as before, and if a crime has been committed, and clearly the investigations are being carried out independently of either the President or PM, the responsible officials will prosecute the crimes under the law of the land.
NO FAVORS, NO SPECIAL CASES and NO AMNESTIES
Some explanation for the delay in these obvious cases coming to trial, and the Sajin Vaas and Wimal Weerawansa cases are used all the time, as slam dunk cases, where the evidence must be cast iron for prosecution, and they ask, why it has taken so long!
MR and his goons are still talking revenge, and this talk will never cease, no matter what, and must be ignored, and NOT give the prominence that the Media seem to attach to it.
Parliament reconvenes next week, and it is time the PM issues a CLEAR statement on his conversations with the President to assure the people, that all steps will continue to be taken to prosecute ALL crimes as before, and that he will in fact beef up the resources available to the investigators/prosecutors in order take the President’s criticism, that it is taking too long to prosecute while the accused are languishing in remand until their cases are heard, a palpably unacceptable delay.