Why is there no outrage when an MP can use his parliamentary privilege to insult this country? AHM Azwer MP said in Parliament on Tuesday 21st June 2011 that LTTE leader Prabhakaran's wife and children are safe and sound and being looked after by President Rajapaksa.
3 people asked me today if this was true, as it was said in Parliament and extensively reported in the print Media. I was so amazed at the level of acceptance in this country of what people especially MPs say. A joker of an MP like that who makes a mockery of his position and in a country where the speaker cannot ask him to withdraw such outrageous and erroneous statements, makes me very ashamed of our leadership.
Should the newspapers report such balderdash without reservation, or should they opine on this statement so that they can put the record straight. They should at the same time state that this person is a joker who only uses parliament to sing praises of his leader and he must honestly have thought he was doing his leader a great service by such utterances. The libel laws probably prevent the press from calling him the joker in parliament and disregard what he says.
I hope at least the leader in his usual manner thrashed this kind of sycophant and hounded him out of Temple Trees. However I rather think not. He probably like to think that they are alive rather than accept the brutality of the killing.
Need I say more on the state of business in this Republic!