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UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday said that the issue surrounding Malaka Silva and his alleged assault on an Army officer was a clear indication of “democracy and the rule of law in the country going to the dogs”

“From the time Minister Mervyn Silva tied up a man to a tree and the shootout involving Duminda Silva and Baratha Lakshman Premachandra, and now to the most recent assault on an Army Major allegedly  by Malaka Silva have  all resulted in the government actually telling the country not to mess around with the powerful. If you mess with the powerful the law will work against you. This is the message that is given and this country has fallen to such low levels. Democracy and the rule of law have both gone to the dogs. The law is today used according to  the whims and fancies of politicians ,” he alleged.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror in a wide ranging interview which can be found elsewhere on the site, Jayasekara said many members in the government are also disappointed over the current status quo.

“Many members in the government also are against the current status quo. A minister, who personally spoke to me after I raised this issue in parliament, told me that I said exactly what he had in mind. When I asked him why he didn’t discuss it publicly he told me that he wasn’t in a position to do so. This incident itself speaks volumes of the depths of the breakdown in law and order,” he said.( By Hafeel Farisz)

Watch the full interview here

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  • asanka Sunday, 23 September 2012 03:12 PM

    Dogs naturally bark and guard any object they view as theirs, including food, toys and bones.All dogs barks.Who cares?

    Bonda Sunday, 23 September 2012 03:53 PM

    In other words Dogs has taken over the lawa and order of the country. Now what do dogs do they fight among themselves.Wait and see it will happen soon.

    junior citizenJ Sunday, 23 September 2012 03:57 PM

    he is waiting for Wayamba PC polls to cross over as agreed for CM post there

    Thushari Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:40 PM

    Well said. But wat UNP is doing this critical hour of need.

    Lalindra Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:21 AM

    And in this critical hour of need, the UNP is gone to the dogs too.

    Bandara Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:27 AM

    UNP is also responsible for this. The disunity and lethargic approach of UNP has made people to think that they have no choice than UPFA whatever crime their members do. Country is in a vicious circle.

    Faihaan Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:27 AM

    Get a life.....

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:30 AM

    Yes, we can agree with Dayasiri. But what has happened to opposition? Opposition has gone to HELL.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:40 AM

    Well said, Dayasiri. People like you should stick with the Opposition and strengthen it if at all serious about eradicating this menace by the political thugs who form this government.

    Sudumanike Sunday, 23 September 2012 07:19 AM

    Mee, koo Oyaage Arraya?

    RR Sunday, 23 September 2012 10:13 AM

    No! It has gone to a Group of Dogs!!

    Thushara Monday, 24 September 2012 07:00 AM

    what do u mean by law and order is gone to the dogs?


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