Petrol guzzlers for judges?

  • 6 Jul 2008 20:52:07 GMT

    In Sri Lanka as in many other countries the size, make and model of a car determines his owners status in the society. MPs are given cars to bribe them into joining the ruling party. Judges consider themselves to be 2nd to none. If the government expects favourable judgements from the `neutral` judges then they also must be allowed to have the cars they like. Ordinary people have no say in whatever is said and done but only in voting for their parties.

  • 6 Jul 2008 23:52:39 GMT

    Owning a expensive car may or may not one has money ( like buying cars on never never ) to say that car shows the person status in the society is a very narrow view. Lots of drug Barron`s as crooked politicens family members own expensive motor vehicle that dose not show there superior status in the society may be for very narrow minded people in some countries. I do agree majority of Sri Lankans who live overseas this way of thinking is way of life.

  • 7 Jul 2008 01:50:36 GMT

    In Sri Lanka, owning an expensive car means either the owner is a crooked and dishonest politician or the owner is a crook..

    No honest and right thinking person would own and operate an expensive car in Sri Lanka because this is a very poor country with the majority simply struggling to survive.

  • 7 Jul 2008 04:18:57 GMT

    [Yeah, keep those Judges happy, you never know when you need them -)]

    Valuable comment!

  • 7 Jul 2008 11:51:26 GMT

    War or no war MR should take steps to cut down the expenses of all ministries when it come to the fuel used. Even if the war is won MR will have a tougher time in getting votes if immediate steps are not taken. There is no point giving the lip service, action is a must.