Killer Representative

I am assembling the scene, a local hood
and his gang come to a Christmas Eve

gathering at a beach hotel, want to dance
with foreign women, see a bloke from town

trotting high with a blonde, but when
they ask for a spin, are spurned, although

they are hot shots in the area, their chief
an elected representative; they have guns

and knives in their pockets, or placed
discreetly on their reserved table, and

they tear a woman from her boyfriend,
cutting her up and him, then shooting.

Government in a tither, keeping press
at bay, we cannot have these stories

displayed in the West where similar
incidents take place in the most respected

capitals, says another representative,
and the perpetrators have been booked,

are under investigation, although the head
of the local governing council has been known

to kill in the past but nobody is sure who can,
or will, introduce historical evidence.

  • luxmy

    We need people power for a better society:

    “What do we mean when we say that first of all we seek liberty? I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon Constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes.

    Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies, there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no Constitution, no law, no court to save it.”

  • http://yahoo Sandy

    ‘A King ceases to be a King and degenerates into a tyrant, as soon as he leaves off to rule according to His own laws’
    (King James 1st of England)

  • kadphises

    “Gotabhaya ordered the IGP to immediately arrest the culprit.”
    Some are satisfied with this as a sign of law and order being enforced. But why are insignificant petty politicians (or more important politicians for that matter) allowed to keep and carry firearms in this great “Buddhist” country? I thought we learnt a lesson from the last time two of our ruling class decided to fight it out on our streets.

    Gotabhaya needs to take the credit for the emasculation of the Police and the rise to power of these self styled enforcers, for it is he who has armed the bullys who plague the lives of ordinary Sri Lankans and foreigners alike.

    • myil selvan

      Why is Gotabhaya ordering the IGP to arrest culprit immediately?? Doesn’t the IGP know to do his job? This is the messed up Sinhala state terrorism that has caused most of Sri Lanka’s problems.

      These are not just bullies but terrorists, who terrorize the public.

      • kadphises

        Because it is Gotabaya alone who decides when the law should be enforced and when it shouldnt. There are times when the police get it in the neck from him for apprehending some criminal. They have therefore decided it prudent to not enforce the law whenever the culprit is a politician from the ruling party. However this time the victim was a foreigner. If the criminal politician was not aprehended it would be all over the international press. Hence the phone call to “apprehend him immediately”.

      • kadphises

        Because it is Gotabaya alone who decides when the law should be enforced and when it shouldnt. There are times when the police get it in the neck from him for apprehending some criminal. They have therefore decided it prudent to not enforce the law whenever the culprit is a politician from the ruling party. However this time the victim was a foreigner. If the criminal politician was not aprehended it would be all over the international press. Hence the phone call to “apprehend immediately”.