Robberies in broad daylight
Posted on July 14th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

In colloquial sinhala we have words like Kamba horu, pal  horu, neelakasa horu, ali horu, Karawala horu , Ali baba Saha horu hathaliya, jaraa horu , and  may  be few more pseudonyms ,to name a few who are robbers.

When you read about the robbing which had taken place in Sri Lankan Air lines published in Sunday Paper today  and plethora of newspaper articles about Robbing the Central Bank , we Sri Lankan should start seriously think before we place of cross to elect next parliament and their leaders.

There was s news item sometime back when a girl trespassed into a coconut land and stole few coconuts because she did not have money to eat , the judge almost put her in the prison.

But the crooks who have stolen national wealth are freely roaming around .

When we heard about chief of staff of the head of the state and another head of a State Corporation being caught red handed when they were counting the loot ,  we remember the Sinhala saying wattath niyarath goyam ka man Kaata pawadami a Amaruwa

{ in a poor translation in means to whom can we complain when Paddy cultivation is consumed by the fence and bund which is supposed to be protecting it

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

When people get power, they always do mean, dishonest things. We shouldn’t allow anyone to have too much power.

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 

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