Written by Bella Dalima
25 Sep, 2014 | 8:49 pm
Leader of the New Sama Samaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that the electoral system in the country has been set a wrong example with the situation in Moneragala.
He made this statement at a media briefing in Colombo on Thursday.
[quote]It is not a big deal when thugs who are generally in hiding in villages and cities suddenly come out of the dark and commit acts of thuggery. These were things that happened during elections even back then. But the violence which took place this time was different. First the number of seats in Moneragala was increased. Then officials were shifted from one place to another. Then, they got down the officials they wanted. They then got down around 100 Defenders and ever since, cabinet ministers went on a rampage. This is the new arrangement. This violence is far from over. Its happening even after the elections. They are still beating up those who emerged victorious. Because the government sees Moneragala as the model. They can triumph using the Moneragala model.[/quote]
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