Failure to avoid an accident...
We all know that failure to avoid an accident is a punishable offence under law and even a school going child is aware of this as a common sense or as a every day matter but unfortunately that this little is not known by our former Defence Secretary and the IGP, who is now on compulsory leave, to avoid a major disaster when they knew it in advance after receiving information from a foreign top intelligence service.
The people of this country would know that it is not necessary to have a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), spending public money and time, to find who was at fault for the lapse of security of this country with that Easter Sunday attack, causing over three hundred deaths with serious casualties and destruction of public life and property including three major Catholic/ Christian churches and premier hotels in the capital city, which everyone of us called the saddest episode in this country after LTTE terror.
When we hear the answers given by the duo who came before the PSC to explain why they were not responsible in this serious breach of security are like Aesop’s fables and it is truly laughable. Surely people of this country expected a little more sense with the people who are holding such high positions in the government although the former defence secretary, was not a career officer with any knowledge of defence or security, and only a retired volunteer naval officer. But the IGP who headed the National Police to maintain law and order, enhancing public safety and keeping the peace throughout the country to behave in this erratic way.
No wonder why this country is going from bad to worse, no doubt it is in deep trouble now. Everywhere we see deterioration and destruction. Law and order is used for their own gain only. Social harmony is terrorized, national security is treated as insignificant. Insufficiency, corruption and misuse of public funds and property have deteriorated to the maximum and Sri Lanka is going through a state of near lawlessness and rapidly going towards economic disaster.