Good Gov­er­nance in tat­ters

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - EDITORIAL -

The Daily Mir­ror on Tues­day pub­lished an in­ter­view with UNP par­lia­men­tar­ian and for­mer Army Com­man­der, Field Mar­shal Sarath Fon­seka. His an­swers were forth­right and can­did, un­coloured by in­nu­en­dos or eu­phemisms.

The 6.2 mil­lion, who voted for the com­mon can­di­date at the 2015 Jan­uary 8th pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, ex­pected much from the man they elected as pres­i­dent

Mr. Fon­seka also said some­thing quite re­veal­ing, in fact he had men­tioned it in Par­lia­ment as well, that ac­cord­ing to his con­tacts in the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (SC) the warnings of an im­pend­ing at­tack by Is­lamic ex­trem­ists had been brought up on some 15 dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions, but that when­ever they were men­tioned at the SC, the Pres­i­dent’s re­sponse had been to look up at the ceil­ing saying noth­ing. The 6.2 mil­lion, who voted for the com­mon can­di­date at the 2015 Jan­uary 8th pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, ex­pected much from the man they elected as pres­i­dent, but have ended up dis­ap­pointed with noth­ing to speak of other than the Oc­to­ber 26th con­spir­acy aided and abet­ted by those who did their ut­most to de­feat him in 2015 and now within sight of the end of his ten­ure came the April 21 car­nage and three weeks later the sec­tar­ian vi­o­lence in the North-western Prov­ince all be­cause he re­fused to heed the warnings of loom­ing danger. Russell CC Nuge­goda

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