" It was hard to believe that the entire Nooriya region was a terrorised fiefdom of a familiar phenomenon in Sri Lankan politics – a thug and criminal, who wins local political power and becomes warlord of his area ..."
|" I have lived the better part of my life in a big city. It’s no stranger to terror (apart from regular bombs and mob violence, I have known a friend to be abducted and killed "|
Suren Sarathkumara Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:16 AM
Last paragraph of the article grabbed my attention more since such saying is not only relevant to this particular incident. The silence of the public about irregularities speak volumes of not only what we have come through, it also clears out where we are heading too.
The government hospitals,.for example, has a fierce lack of medicine - a high proportion of medicine a patient need has to be bought from outside except for few common tablets. This practice is never complained about and talked broadly. People seems to accept this silently and make the money ready by some means before they go to the government free health care institutions. This will soon become an accepted norm and Sri Lankan free health care will gradually be fully off the table.
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