Written by Bella Dalima
17 Sep, 2014 | 9:46 pm
The Friday Forum, a group of concerned citizens, comprising members of civil society and intellectuals, says that it is patently impossible for Parliament and the Judiciary to exert any meaningful check on the inevitable excesses to be expected of the Executive.
Issuing a statement today, the Friday Forum noted that the corrosive effects of the Eighteenth Amendment on the judiciary and the law enforcement authorities are plainly evident, just as predicted by concerned citizens well before it was passed.
The Friday Forum notes that the rather obvious lack of commitment to help solve even such high profile public crimes such as the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar, Lasantha Wickrematunge, the Muttur aid workers, the Trincomalee students, dozens of journalists and others, rudely disheartens citizens.
The Friday Forum claims that the real position in these cases is hidden in a fog of half-truths and outright misinformation.
Furthermore, the organisation questions as to why the reported detection a few month ago of a massive haul of 260 kilogrammes of heroin, has apparently not merited any serious follow-up.
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