Guns, guns and more guns in Sri Lanka

  • 28 Jan 2008 03:25:31 GMT

    Every house hold must have a Weapon.

    specially farmers close to LTTE hideouts.

    Introducing of Grama Arakshaka Units have checked LTTE infiltrations to Villages in Northern Anuradhapura and Vavuniya.

    Like USA, Sri Lanka should revise gun controlling laws.

  • 28 Jan 2008 03:49:29 GMT

    [Yes! As JR once said we have to make our own defense.

    So provide us guns at a subsidiary rate. ]

    Yes arm everyone.

  • 28 Jan 2008 18:08:27 GMT

    Yes! Providing everyone with arms is a fantastic idea. Apart from using the arms against the LTTE, these people are sure to `settle` disputes arising amongst themselves without burdening the overburdened courts. These people could also generate a side income by offering their `armed services` to who ever needs them. Good move as it provides security, settles disputes and even gives self employment, particularly during election time!

  • 29 Jan 2008 03:00:40 GMT

    Magnum357

    My idea behind proposing that we, common man, should be provided with arms is if you were armed then people will think twice before approaching you and also no body come in front of your house and shout. If a women carrying a guns in their hand bags no molester will approach them.

  • 29 Jan 2008 03:32:36 GMT

    [perhaps in keeping with the late President J. R. Jayewardene`s policy that the people had to look after their own security]

    That is the higher role of the government. Eventually we must do what we do for ourselves. We must each stay within the boundaries of our natural groups and rely on our own inner justice system. Governments and Judiciary can help us get there, but they cannot provide us with security against ourselves.

    [It is imperative that the government keep track of all the guns issued to civilians on an ad hoc basis and ensure that neither those weapons nor ammunition will be used for any purpose other than defending themselves against terrorism. Failure to do so will certainly be fraught with disastrous consequences.]

    Even the National Airline staffing is reported to be `political`. How can one reliably expect the government to use the merit system in such a politically sensitive issue? We must conclude that the government would use the guns for its own political purposes. As President Jayawardene said - we must look after ourselves - and that`s what the Tigers are doing.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 31 Jan 2008 17:55:06 GMT

    Who are the arms dealers and middle men making millions out of this misery and suffering of the people?

    Is it Mahinda`s chithana or booruwage modagama?