The latest news that NGOs are NOT allowed to talk to the press and hold workshops, makes a mockery of what an NGO is. It is better to ban all NGOs. Clearly this is aimed at stifling the increasing crescendo of criticism of Govt. by Civil Society, but effectively it prevents even the Friday Forum from writing to the Press. What pray does that mean? Nothing of substance to read in Sri Lanka! Is there a point in anyone but "fools to live in this Paradise?"
DO THEY MEAN INGOs? As, if they enforce this to local NGOs then ALL types of charity that NGOs do will have to stop, as they will not be able to garner publicity for their activities and therefore be prevented from fund raising! That is why I said that the Defense Secretary peed in his pants and didn’t realize it until someone pointed it out. He will find a way of saving face from embarrassment. Most NGOs perform yeoman service in Sri Lanka. Don’t forget that.
The Defense Secretary is obviously getting his knickers seriously caught in a twist as the consequences of his actions are widespread and will definitely be reversed once his slow at comprehending brother understands what he is up to.
This kind of behavior is even tolerated in Sri Lanka because the rich and powerful are just rats holding on to dear life of the coat tails of the Regime to greedily lick all the crumbs thrown their way, having sold their soul a long time ago to the devil.
It is time we get to grips with the fact that the Govt. has actually lost its head and the ASYLUM is the only place for these Cukoos brandishing as national leaders. What a free place with liberty and consistency and sanity this Country will be with the Regime’s principal proponents safely locked away in an Asylum that will permit the public to view them with a one way mirror.
As Bertrand Russell said, Governments can exist without laws, but Laws cannot exist without Government, so we can continue to carry on for a period in this lawless state where laws are not made by Parliament, but effectively by a few who need to be committed to the Loony Bin. Remember we tolerate it to such a degree that we continue to permit this excess, due to our singular inability to appreciate the seriousness of the direction this state has taken, and inability to hold our leaders accountable for their insanity.
Typically the bimbos who live in Sri Lanka are tongue tied! Don’t they realize the seriousness of the attempt? It will have to be reversed, but the fact that NO ONE has actually come out and publicly and said that this is INSANE, which leads me to doubt that this Country has any intelligent people who have some spine!
The Rest of the world must look at us as a real basket case with a population that is comatose, and therefore can easily be exterminated by their leaders. Sri Lankans rise up and defend your country if there is any patriotism left in you, otherwise don't even bother finding excuses for your incapacity in this need of the hour.
LTTE terrorism pales in comparison with the Rajapakse terrorism!