ATTACK – HOW THE MEDIA FAILED THE PUBLIC
MP Sumanthiran drew our
attention to the current state of affairs of the Easter Bombing inquiry as
‘With a former AG and the head of the CID
claiming that there was a conspiracy and an involvement of State intelligence
personnel in these attacks one has to surmise there is indeed a grand
conspiracy not only in carrying out the attacks but in the cover-up’
We were also referred to Daily FT article ‘The cover-up as bad as the
crime’ at https://www.ft.lk/ft_view__editorial/The-cover-up-as-bad-as-the-crime/58-747609
This medium published my article ‘Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka – Déjà vu? http://austms.blogspot.com/2019/07/
In that article, I have included the following about Easter Sunday bombings
on 05 April 1942:
those shot down, one fell near St. Thomas’ College, one closer to the
Bellanwila paddy fields, one near Pita Kotte, one on the racecourse in Colombo,
one near Horana and one on the Galle Face Green. A bomb fell off the
target and damaged the Mulleriyawa Mental Hospital, killing some inmates.’
1942 attack was by outsiders. If the 2019 attack was caused by outside
influence, then it would be a waste of resources to look within.
the public level, we need to know the Truth and not who was right or wrong as
per the law. Indicators need to be used towards this:
per this month’s report:
‘In July 2020 under the Gotabaya
Rajapaksa presidency, SSP Abeysekera was arrested by
the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) which accused him of introducing weapons to
implicate former Deputy Inspector-General Vass Gunawardena, who was convicted
of the 2013 murder of businessman Mohamed Shiyam.
If Mohamed Shiyam had been a good Muslim and Inspector
General - Vass Gunawardena had used subjective powers to punish him, the matter
would have been accelerated to the level of Natural Justice because a Buddhist
has no legal authority to punish a Muslim without independent evidence. If such were the case, the karma would get
carried forward to the next phase. In this instance it is the arrest of SSP Abeysekera.
If former President Gotabaya
Rajapaksa did influence the arrest directly or indirectly, then his negative
karma would have been exponentially strengthened.
The connection to this is known
through the common place the
Galle Face Green which
accumulated the pain of 1942 Easter Bombings. Galle Face Green was like the
garden of the old Parliament Building since 1930. Hence the 1942 pain would remain there until
elimination by positive karma.
is the way Dharma works when the official system becomes unjust.
public who genuinely participate in the pain, will intuitively know the truth.
This would then be the basis of a Democratic vote.
Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa became President
in November 2019, he added to his war karma, this 1942 bombing pain experienced
by the Public. With time it surfaced through Aragalaya protestors who elected
him. When we are disorderly in our current positions we invoke our personal
karma as individuals.
This is all, the public need to
know. The Administration is the responsibility of the government. The media has
the duty to discover the Truth, for which it is entitled to be free. If that
had happened in April 2019, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa would not have become President
and he would have been saved the disgrace of the dismissal.
Media that publishes the truth as
it sees it contributes directly to self-governance. When the media delivers ‘judgment’
as per the law, it fails the public.