Premachandra already forgotten -RanilJune 22, 2012, 9:20 pm
By Saman Indrajith
At a time where the statue of the leader of 1956 national revolution S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike was unceremoniously removed from Galle Face, it was no surprise that a child resultant from that revolution, Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, has faded into oblivion, UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament yesterday.
Participating in the Condolence vote on the former MP Premachandra, the Opposition Leader said that the very close friends of Premachandra were not in the Chamber when the vote was taken. This absence amply illustrates my point that he had been forgotten and abandoned by his associates.
Wickremesinghe said that even Kolonnawa Urban Council failed to move a condolence vote for the late Premachandra who had served that region. The time we are passing today is sordid and so disgusting that people obtain Court orders against hoisting white flags and burying dead bodies.
Premachandra’s demise was a result of the unjust crime prevailing in the country, Wickremesinghe said adding that armed groups roaming all over the place was just only part of the criminal culture. "Had the government learnt a lesson from the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, some subsequent unfortunate incidents, including the recent shooting at a political rally in Katuwana, where two persons were killed, could have been averted, he said.
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