Talking point: Stealthy suicide bombers in protest
Itís the peopleís rights in a democratic society to stage peaceful
protests whenever they think that their rights are violated or affected.
However, responsible politicians should think twice before they
organise such protests especially in the city today as pubic gatherings
could pose disaster to many lives as it happened at Lotus Road, Colombo
Fort on Friday.
UNP had organised a protest march in the city and having known that
the UNP rally would end up giving vent to their anger after the defeat
of the Eastern Provincial Council polls, police deployed riot police
squad to prevent any violence in the city.
The LTTE suicide bomber who was on his hunt for a VIP, used the
opportunity to ram into the riot police squad, killing 10 persons
including eight policemen and security men.
The Government tolerates public protests, whether they are by any
community or political party because its commitments towards protecting
and hails democracy and the peopleís rights.
Now the question is, does the Government should allow the petty
politicians to use the party followers and the ordinary people as catís
paw throwing them into the jaws of terrorism.