Law makers should abide by the law
Matugama Chief Magistrate has warned MP Palitha Thewarapperuma over
his non-appearance in court.
The magistrate said parliament was the law making arm and the MPs
were the law makers. Magistrate told Thewarapperuma that the law makers
should be law abiding.
We all can learn a lesson from this statement.
When we read daily newspapers, see the number of reports against law
making authorities and law enforcing authorities. We must thank the
press and the electronic media for highlighting these. If they do not
highlight these lapses nobody else will do it. Then the country will
When we go to a police station to make an entry, will they do the
justice. Can we be happy of this situation?
When we make a request or complain to a politician. Will they do the
justice. Are not they biased. Will not they favour their political party
See the way our bus drivers and three wheeler drivers drive their
vehicles. See the way how the luxury car owners drive their vehicles.
See their high speeds. Is there any speed controls? See how the private
buses are overloaded. See how the private bus drivers are driving. Are
they respecting the traffic rules?
We are telling these things so that the political leaders, religious
leaders, senior government officers, privileged people in the society
and civil society organizations will come to know the situation in the