The bloated obscenity

  • 4 Feb 2007 12:39:59 GMT

    [We are fast assuming the features of a banana republic with this kind of antics ballasted by galloping inflation]

    :)

    A statement with a little bit of exaggeration. But a good possibility well within the reach of mother Lanka` s future.

  • 4 Feb 2007 15:07:48 GMT

    Its time that everyone shut up and did work in the earnest for the upliftment of the masses & the country.

    Or else, it won`t be too long before the Military tookover the running of the country under an executive President and send all the parlimentarians & Trade Unionists paking home.

    before that happens, buckledown fight corruption & work for the good to prevent such an episode.

  • 6 Feb 2007 21:02:51 GMT

    Samanj

    A military take-over may be `no bad` thing .. especially when the confrontation in SL is from a rabid `military` dictator-ship under one `Pirabaharan`.

    Useful to bear in mind, that is how South Korea made `good` in just a few short years ..

  • 7 Feb 2007 06:30:32 GMT

    Maninder,

    We are a Banana Republic alright but with a high percentage of Educated idiots!

    Capricon,

    A military Govt is near by.... I doubt it, because, any such moves or plans will be leaked by many in the Military itself and `No Ball` the issue!

    Those days are now over! Even if the move is `State Sponsored!

  • 7 Feb 2007 07:49:27 GMT

    Capricon,

    Yes, I agree to that extent. But, it will function at least `overtly` under the present so called democratic [Parliamentary] frame work!

  • 7 Feb 2007 18:10:33 GMT

    I think it was JR who said: When a Country is at War `Civil Liberties` must be expected to Suffer .. or words to that effect. (JR was a shrewd man, with all his `faults`).

    If this `War` we are engaged in, is to be conducted properly viz. with the aim of `winning`, and with minimum casualties on our side .. then it is necessary that adequate control is exercised over the military, and the civil sector - especially over the activities of potential collaborators, security of `defence-sensitive` information etc.

    Generally speaking, we do `one` thing best .. and at this time, we`d do best to remain `focused` on defeating the LTTE (much the same as `eliminating terrorism` .. do not know why it is so difficult for the US administration to `grasp` this point ..).

    After that, we can shift our `focus` to restoring Civil Liberties, and Development ..

  • 8 Feb 2007 13:14:10 GMT

    Capricon2

    What you are saying absolutely right.May I suspect that the judiciary is not independent anymore?I get that feeling as I am battling a powerful person in courts,getting nowhere for decades,while the wrong doer is enjoying the fruits.Seems justice is as remote as our personal Independence.

  • 8 Feb 2007 13:39:57 GMT

    SenaM,

    [ think it was JR who said: When a Country is at War `Civil Liberties` must be expected to Suffer .. or words to that effect. (JR was a shrewd man, with all his `faults`).

    If this `War` we are engaged in, is to be conducted properly viz. with the aim of `winning`, and with minimum casualties on our side .. then it is necessary that adequate control is exercised over the military, and the civil sector - especially over the activities of potential collaborators, security of `defence-sensitive` information etc.

    Generally speaking, we do `one` thing best .. and at this time, we`d do best to remain `focused` on defeating the LTTE (much the same as `eliminating terrorism` .. do not know why it is so difficult for the US administration to `grasp` this point ..).

    After that, we can shift our `focus` to restoring Civil Liberties, and Development ..]

    Clap clap