Acknowledgement Of Reported Error
Citing reference to a section in the current article in LankaWeb- Autobiography Of A Jailbird -SB Queens Hostel Welikade - excerpts by Walter Rajaratne from Sydney
Periscope-Global Sinhala Village would like to acknowledge the error in having cross referenced the two sons of former Minister S.B.Dissanayake as the ones responsible for assaulting the Leader of the Music Group Gypsies at a Colombo Hotel in the recent past whereas those responsible were indeed the sons of former Minister Anuruddha Ratwatte, and stands corrected and the error regretted.
The incident of assault involving the sons of former Minister Dissanayake was reportedly against a Minister in the present government Mr.Kabeer Hashim and his entourage, excerpts of which follow together with the other incident of relative liability by the perpetrators.
It does not however diminish or detract in any way from the liabilities, irresponsibilities and criminalities of the incidents where the point was being emphasized that crimes of progeny often stem from the high handednesses of their peers and a phenomenon particularly noticeable in Sri Lanka!
P G S W
Extract from Newspaper
During the week of January 15th 2004 we learn about yet another case
of hooliganism by sons of politicians at a big hotel in Colombo. According
to the newspapers the sons of Mahinda Wijesekera and S. B. Dissanayake,
who are both cabinet ministers, had a confrontation at the Colombo Plaza
Hotel with some associates of Kabeer Hashim who is also a minister in
the present government. Several persons in minister Hashim's group had
received injuries in this incident.
These boys are enjoying a life style and an education, which is a world
away from what their fathers endured. In prestigious Western universities,
in a very comfortable setting, they could pursue their education with
little worry about paying for lodging or tuition fees.
Then we had the infamous Ratwatte boys who were constantly falling
foul of the law while their father was the minister responsible for
the Police. It seems that these youngsters have a difficulty in appreciating
the honour and responsibility that a holder of a public office should
carry.They have been alleged of viciously assaulting the leader of the
popular singing group at a Colombo Hotel as a means of showing displeasure
at the lyrics of a song performed by him which was satirically critical
of their father who notably was a former minister but now also behind
bars and indicted in a murder trial.
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