Daily Archives: January 25, 2008
Dayasiri Jayasekera, Kurunegala U.N.P., M.P.addressing the Media briefing at the UNP Media unit today (25 Jan), said President Rajapakse who promised at elections that he will not allow jungle laws to prevail in the country, has after being installed as President become also the King of the Jungles. Going by the ever rising crimes in the country – unabated abductions, murders, extortions and ‘disappearances’ committed with apparent impunity never before witnessed in Sri Lanka bear ample testimony to his unfulfilled promises. Naturally, when he acts as the King of the jungles, nothing better than the jungle laws can reign supreme, he added.
Even yesterday (24 Jan), there were 16 unidentified dead bodies in Kebbethigollewa. This is because those who commit these crimes are confident that under the Rajapakse regime lawlessness is more fruitful and lawfulness is unfruitful. This is a Govt. which persecutes only those who complain about crimes while letting free the criminals. It is the duty of the Govt. to appoint an independent Commission to investigate the causes and impose deterrent punishments on the wrongdoers.
This lawlessness in the country will be dealt with effectively by the UNP Govt. when it comes to power. All criminals and wrongdoers irrespective of their position and power will be brought before a Commission and punishment meted out in a manner that it will be a deterrent to others engaging in such crimes, he exhorted.
By referring to the unprecedented countless murders in the far South of the country, President claimed that they are not by the LTTE. Obviously, he is admitting that after his Presidency all regions of the country are facing lawlessness and a fear psychosis .This is because of the Govt. encouraging certain individuals and groups to take the law into the hands to achieve its own opportunistic ends. When that is the jungle law under President Rajapakse, even others will follow suit. This is why this Rajapakse regime has lost control over the escalating crimes and insecurity in the country, he asserted.
The Govt. has lost its capacity to respect the rule of law, because, its favourite habit of following jungle laws has overtaken legality and legal Institutions of the country, he concluded.