The vice of vices!
Posted on January 10th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula  

This kind of a letter may not be fitting in the circumstances that it should only be on a cheerful note instead as a year ended and another just began. Yet fake must never be allowed to mask fact, even at the expense of fashion or tradition!

A lot has been written about it by many concerned citizens. If not talk of the town any more as it has now become such a common sight, it still is a topic very often referred to and spoken about by as many in the country.

Alas, only the leaders don’t seem to take much notice of what the people say. That is if their repertoire of eloquently-delivered sermons cloaked in colourful verbiage, which however is mostly nothing but garbage, rhetoric and blame often peppered with attention-getting obscenities mostly directed at their opponents, is anything to go by.

The corruption and vice have taken our country in a vice-like grip so much so that to any sane person, the situation may seem hopeless and beyond salvation. It has been going on for many decades now and almost all the governments both past and present in spite of their promises did next to nothing to pry open the rotten fist and break themselves and the country free from it.

The tentacles of these vile practises have now spread so far, climbed so high and gone so deep, the escape seems impossible. The murmurs of a soon-to-come thunder-like boom, unless urgent measures are taken, of a society slowly collapsing under its own weight of immorality, can be heard already.

Yes. It is not an exaggeration to say that we are now standing not far from the edge of the abyss of moral doom.

From the smallest village boutique to the largest commercial or any other enterprise or organisation, the governing philosophy of running the business has now become ‘grab while you can’!

And the leaders of the country have been doing a very good job at it and for many decades too, by setting excellent examples as to how most effectively and efficiently this can be done.

Dreams of ‘Sooner or later all will be well’ don’t last long like all other dreams. And we will have to confront the bitter reality one day, only to realise that it’s too late to do anything about it then!

I sincerely hope that the ‘New Year’ will see all conscientious from all walks of life united as one working towards making our beautiful land aglow with moral health too.

Laksiri Warnakula

One Response to “The vice of vices!”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Call me a pessimist, but I don’t see any escape for the nation. Economically the nation is doomed since 2012 thanks to the debt trap. More and more repayments have to be made in coming years which will ruin people’s economy driving them to do more and more immoral things to survive. LTTE sword failed to destroy the nation, but debt surely did the trick. Thanks to the debt trap and its effects, Sri Lanka will soon have to make a choice – lose the entire island or lose the north and east.

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