A failing of President Rajapaksa is being susceptible to glib tale carriers, acting rashly and then regretting it.
President Rajapaksa was infuriated when he was told of Azath Salley's comments.
Abhorrent as it may seem the only way out at present is only through appealing to President Rajapaksa himself.
Sri Lanka is a country where the minister of Justice laments about erosion of rule of law and where the de jure chief justice is impeached through a kangaroo court masquerading as a Parliamentary select committee.
In such a situation there is no choice other than to approach the President despite prevailing circumstances.
who inflicted the malady can and must provide the remedy.
Efforts are currently on to soothe President Rajapaksa's ruffled feelings and secure justice for Azath Salley.
It is learnt reliably that a senior Muslim cabinet minister and a Muslim local authority head have directly appealed to the President.
had not made any comment except to say "Pauw" (Sin)when told of Salley's deteriorating health.
It is in this context that the letter written to President Rajapaksa by Azath's daughter Ameena assumes huge significance.
According to a report in "Newsfirst", She
has in that letter made a special request to the President.
states in the letter that her
father has been unjustly arrested and has commenced a hunger strike from the time of his
has refused food and water, his
health is deteriorating,Ameena says in the letter that although she
mother had visited him and asked him to take food and water, he
further says in her
letter to the president -
The anguish and agony of a daughter is patently visible in the request made by Ameena to President Rajapaksa regarding her father.
The humanitarian nature of the request affords President Rajapaksa an opportunity to do the right thing.
It was only on May day that the Machiavelli of Medamulana confounded his
political opponents by reversing part of the newly imposed electricity tariffs.
n a deft political move the President detached himself from the decision made by the government of which he is head and made a concession to the people.
If there is any kudos to be earned by this action all that would accrue to the President and not his
It is time therefore for President Rajapaksa to act now and act fast.
should avail himself of the opportunity provided and oblige the pathetic request made by Azath Salley's daughter.
A firm "no nonsense"message from Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh has been conveyed to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Indian national security adviser Shiv Shankar Menon during his breakfast meeting with the Sri Lankan head of state on Tuesday July 9th 2013.