like Crows to a carcass

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  • Even preschool children obey their teacher
  • Those who behaved improperly could not guide the country

 

kjyuhjkBy Ranjith Karunaweera

People’s elected representatives were fighting like crows over a carcass of a water monitor in a sacred place, Veddah Chief Uruwarige Wannila Aththo told the Daily Mirror speaking on the recent unruly situation among the MPs within the Parliament well.

He said that nothing exemplary could be expected from these representatives which should, in fact, be the most exemplary and august assembly in the country.


Wannila Aththo observed that those who behaved improperly could not guide the country to create a disciplined society.


He said that what was happening now was nothing but the proverbial crab walking sideways while advising the young crabs to walk straight.


“Politicians of various political parties visit my place almost on a daily basis, while I get the information on all what is happening in the country,” he said.

 

While commending the Elections Commission for its restrictions on posters the Veddah Chief said that people did not know where the posters should be put up and reminisced his youth when people shared the same plate of food before going to vote for different political parties


“I heard about the fracas in Parliament and also a similar incident took place in the Uva Provincial Council recently. To my knowledge, Parliament is the heart of the country and the place where the laws are made. It is also where the discipline should be maintained in its fullest form. But today Parliament has turned into a preschool,” the Veddah Chief said.


“Even preschool children obey their teacher, but here nobody obeys anybody,” he said.


He said that from the day he got the right to vote he had been hearing stories of corruption and fraud committed by the politicians and officials.


“Since the time of President J.R. Jayewardene, politicians say that even the generations to be born are indebted to foreign countries, but still we hear the same story.


“All blame others for foreign debts while getting more and more debt from other countries. This has become a tradition,” he lamented.

 

While commending the Elections Commission for its restrictions on posters the Veddah Chief said that people did not know where the posters should be put up and reminisced his youth when people shared the same plate of food before going to vote for different political parties.

 

 

All blame others for foreign debts while getting more and more debt from other countries. This has become a tradition

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