FORMIDABLE DETERRENTS TO REDUCE AND AVERT CRIME.
Posted on August 29th, 2012

Susantha  Wijesinghe

It was a few weeks back, that some Legislator said, that  miscreants  illegally digging for Treasure and Stealing ancient Artifacts, would be severely dealt with by  Law, and any Vehicles and Implements / Machinery used by them, would be impounded, and confiscated, by the State. This is very laudable. I do hope that this has been promulgated as an enactment in Parliament. Can someone please confirm ?

Then, there was an Official of the Public Transport Services, mentioning that many Private Buses are plying without  permission and Route Permits. It was also stated that any miscreant would be dealt with by Law, and the Bus would be confiscated by the State. This too is very laudable.  Is there an enactment by Parliament to this effect ? Can someone please enlighten ?   

In view of the aforesaid, it is my point of view that the undermentioned crimes too should come under the same radar, and  punishment by Law and confiscation of related movable property be mandatory. The Offences have to be listed precisely, and promulgated as one enactmement in Parliament. It should be then published in all Newspapers and published on one single page, to reflect attention, and awareness about the new Laws. There should be no legal recourse allowed in the enactment, to legally recover any items confiscated, from the criminals. I would  re-list  and reflect the above mentioned crimes in my proposition, to include same if already not legally enacted in Parliament.  Jail sentences could be increased.

In all the Criminal activity listed below, apart from subjecting the criminals to the prevailing laws of the country, it should be mandatory for the State to:-

A)   Immediately Impound and Confiscate any and all Implements, Machinery and Two, Three, or Four wheeled  Vehicles, BOATS, TRAWLERS, and any related items, including Cash in possession.

( India has seized Rs80,000.00 in Cash from Boat People trying to flee to Australia)

1)   Any person or persons engaged in the illegal excavation of religious or Cultural Heritage sites with intent to steal Ancient Treasures and Artifacts.

2)  Any person or persons engaged in the illicit felling of Timber, and illicit  transport of same.

3)  Any person or persons engaged in illegal sand mining without permits, and transport of same.

4)  Any person or persons engaged in illegal transport of  Cattle /  Livestock  for slaughter.

5) Any person or persons engaged in the illegal transport of Ordnance.

6) Any person or persons engaged in  Abduction of Human Beings.

7) Any Person or persons using Passenger  Transport without permission or Route Licence.

8) Any person or persons transporting Children and under-age Females to Rest Houses, Guest Houses, Hotels, and to Homes for purpose of Sexual Activity.

9) Any person or persons carrying illegally printed  Currency.

10)  Any person or persons attempting to illegally transport people to foreign countries, by Boat / Trawlers.

11) Any other Criminal activity not listed herein.

There is another aspect of Criminal Activity which the Government should take serious cogniscance of, and immediately promulgate Laws in Parliament to control same. Iam just listing a few:-

B)   MURDER  BY  VEHICLE.

There are maniacs on the road who drive vehicles without any consideration for Human Life. They will kill a person right on a pedestrian crossing, go to courts, get bailed out by a brilliant legal luminary, and continue to drive again till the next court day. This is height of absurdity. Ludicrous to say the least.  Another maniac will drive at excessive speed and kill a child. This is murder by vehicle. He too goes to courts, get bailed out and ready to kill again. There is no regulatory body to monitor the driver and his activites thereafter.

The driver should be treated as a murder suspect, and no bail should be allowed. If he has killed a Human Being, he has to be treated as a murder suspect, and sentenced likewise.  Next  his Licence has to be impounded and cancelled in toto. He should not be allowed to drive again, period. Never again in his life.

C)  GANGSTERISM  TANTAMOUNT TO TERRORISM.

It was a few days back that FIFTEEN GANGSTERS  came with swords and kattys to a house, and hacked a 52year old man to death, and also injured his wife too, who had to be hospitalised. FIFTEEN GANGSTERS CAME TO KILL JUST ONE MAN, AND ALSO INJURED HIS WIFE TOO. This Thuggery encompasses Gansterism which is tantamount to Terrorism.

So all these Fifteen Gangsters should be charged as MURDERERS because all are complicit, though one man actually committed the crime. They all have to be treated as MURDERERS, PERIOD.  They all came together with intent to kill, they killed, they injured the wife. they are all murderers.  THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY SHOULD BE STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS.  LAWS SHOULD BE PUT INTO PLACE.

 Any two or more people engaged in criminal activity,should be classified as Gangsterism, which is a prelude to Terrorism.  NEW LAWS HAVE TO BE PROMULGATED TO COVER THIS ASPECT. 

D)   GANG  RAPE  WHICH IS ACQUIRING VOGUE.

Statutory  Rape has to be redifined as also causing, wilful physical injury and mental anxiety neurosis, to the VICTIM.  Many Children and Females are abused and Rape comitted, with hardly any meaningful punishment.  The suggested punishment should be 12 LASHES, AND DEATH PENALTY, OR  LIFE IMPRISONMENT, WITH NO RECOURSE FOR EARLY OUT.

IT IS MY CONTENTION THAT THE ONUS OF THE FINAL SAY ON EFFECTING THE DEATH PENALTY, SHOULD  NOT BE THE PREROGATIVE OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT. WHEN A JUDGE SENTENCE A PERSON TO DEATH, HE DOES NOT NEED THE GREEN LIGHT FROM HIS EXCELLENCY, TO PUT INTO EFFECT HIS DECISION. HIS AUTHORITY SHOULD NOT BE USERPED BY A HIGHER AUTHORITY, WHICH PRESENTLY IS HIS EXCELLENCY. THIS HAS TO BE CHANGED BY AN ENACTMENT THROUGH PARLIAMENT. THE PRESIDENT CAN RETAIN HIS PREROGATIVE FOR A ” PRESIDENTIAL PARDON” WHICH IN NO WAY SHOULD  IT BE FOR RAPE.  

E)     ALL TRADE UNION AND POLITICAL AGITATION SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE STREETS OF SRI LANKA.

It is becoming a daily nuisance, and a regular occurance to block traffic on the Streets to gain ATTENTION and inconvenience thousands of men, women, and children, who are mostly returning home after a hard day spent. These are the silent victims who have no luxury cars to take them home. It is a hard day for them. Then, they confront obstacles in going about their business, by the not so quiet participants of the agitation. It is a damning nuisance, and the deprivation of the fundamental rights of an INDIVIDUAL. This has to be stopped forthwith.  HOW ??????

MY PERSONAL VIEW.

FIRST:-   Demarcate areas in the whole of Sri Lanka, where Trade Unions and Politcal agitations can take place.  This should be by an enactment in Parliament. Period.

SUGGESTED AREAS:-   Colombo,  only on Galle Face Green.   Kandy, only at Bogambara Grounds.  Any public Grounds can be allocated in other areas of the Country.

SECOND:-   Any Trade Union or Political Party will have to seek permission from the Defence Ministry in writing, of their intention to have a rally, at the selected venue. They should also    present a copy of same to the Superintendant of Police of the area, under whose jurisdiction the venue is.

No, two Trade Unions nor Political Parties will seek to have their Rally on the Same day at the same venue, at the same time. Permission will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

 ALL AD HOC RALLIES BY THE AFORESAID ON ANY STREET  SHOULD BE TOTALLY BANNED. ANY LEADER OR LEADERS NOT ADHERING TO GIVEN RULES  WILL FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.

THIRD:-   Religious dignitaries intending to hold peaceful agitation, will also have to seek permission from the Defence Ministry, reflecting the venue. Permission will be solely at the descretion of the Defence Ministry, as all these rallies carry Security Risks.

 Finally, all Machinery, Implements, Vehicles, Boats, that are confiscated could be given to the Tri – Forces and the Police. Cash to Orphans Homes.

An Appeal:- Could anyone in Sri Lanka, please print this out and post it to any Legislator of his/her choice. Thanks. 

 

3 Responses to “FORMIDABLE DETERRENTS TO REDUCE AND AVERT CRIME.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Hang them!

    As long as some of them have LIFE, they will continue to do crimes, even from behind bars.

    ALL major crimes MUST carry the DEATH PENALTY.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    I have emialed and arranged to be printed and hand delivered to 2 top ministers.

    But I can tell you with 100% certainty, NOTHING will happen. This will end up in the rubbish bin.

    Human Rights clowns, UNP, JVP, SLMC will not allow most of it and the stupid govt listens to them.

    SOME of these crimes are done by govt. OWN guys.

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    Thanks Lorenzo !! Most of what we discuss on the Web, none of the Legislators see. They do not like to get original ideas from small people like us. It is infra dig for them. They have an ego which is always on the ascendant. They are not down to earth.

    I firmly believe that if the Government confiscates Vehicles and Machinery involved, the owners of the vehicles will lose well and truly. So they will be careful, not to indulge in illegal activity as specified. Illegal Tmber, Cattle, Sand Transporters will lose their vehicles. They will be in real trouble. Nevertheless, we will wait and see whether some idea would be picked up. The Forces would be able to get many FREE Vehicles for their use in various projects. Kills two birds with one stone. Let us wait and see. Thanks once again.

    It would be well for the Government to legalize by enactment, most of the deterrents reflected in the subject matter.

    I would appreciate if the Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters are given a copy each. Long time ago, I wrote to them on a very sensitive subject,and they reacted fast.

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