Unquestioned but partly answered

C. A. Chandraprema – Q : … The killing of Lasantha Wickrematunga. The attacks on Keith Nohyar and Namal Perera, The attack on the Sunday Leader printing press, the attack on the Sirasa facility in Pannipitiya. Why does this government have such a bad track record?

Media Minister, Rambukwella – A : …......... One has also to remember the backdrop in which these incidents occurred – people seem to have forgotten that. We were dealing with one of the most ruthless terrorist organisations in the world. During that period, killing and disappearances were part and parcel of the entire scenario.

Okay. Now what’s the conclusion therefore ? Why did not Chandraprema, a very sharp political mind, go for the next obvious question - "Does dealing with the most ruthless terrorist organisation, justify killing of Lasantha Wickrematunga, attacks on Keith Nohyar, Namal Perera, on the Sunday Leader printing press and attack on the Sirasa facility in Pannipitiya ?

May be someday, someone will ask that question and someone will answer that.

Kusal Perera

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