Rogues of a feather flock together : when Rajapakses are summoned to Bribery commission , some MPs of the same ilk protest in parliament
A group of corrupt villains masquerading as representatives of the people and who are called as parliamentarians staged a protest in parliament today against the summoning to the Bribery commission of another team of villainous sharks of the previous bestial regime that routed the country on a scale unprecedented in SL ‘s history : they are Ex president Mahinda Rajapakse and ex defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse who were summoned to appear before the commission on 24 th and 25 th of April 2015 respectively.
Charges are leveled against Mahinda that the appointment of Tissa Attanayake during the presidential election run up , after the latter crossed over to the government is a bribe, while Gotabaya is facing charges of giving permission in violation of the laws to run a private armory in Galle and in the vicinity of Bandaranaike memorial international conference hall (BMICH). Gotabaya is to be interrogated in regard to the misuse of public funds amounting to a staggering Rs. 6.5 billion ! There is also a court order to arrest Basil Rajapakse at the Katunayake airport and interrogate him when he returns to the country on the 21 st.,
Meanwhile , a pro Rajapakse group of MPs staged a sit in protest today in the parliamentary gallery when the parliament was convened, against the actions that are being duly taken following legal processes . Wimal Weerawansa , Vasudeva , Dullas Alahepruma, Bnadula Gunawardena , Mahundananda Aluthgamage , T.B. Ekanayake , S.M. Chandrasena , Rohitha Abeygunawardena ( Rattharan)and Kumar Welgama staged this ‘sit in protest ‘. Uditha Lokubandara photographed the protestors , while Namal Rajapakse was also present to extend support.
When the parliamentary sittings commenced , Dimu Jayaratne the ex prime minister , spoke against the summoning of the Rajapakses before the Bribery commission. Vasudeva then screamed at Ranil that this is a vindictive action. Ranil replying said , ‘ I have nothing to do with the actions of the bribery commission and I do not interfere. Probably Mahinda Rajapkse has been summoned to record evidence. If Mahinda has any issues , he can through his lawyers go to courts.’ ‘ I have no children and I have not got down illegal drugs,’ Ranil added.
Meanwhile , a minister of the government speaking to Lanka e news said , it would have been more appropriate if the parliamentarians who staged a sit –in protest within parliament had used the slogan ‘thieves for thieves ‘ proving the truth in the proverb ‘ birds of a feather flock together’
Perhaps ‘thieves of a father and of many mothers also flock together’ would be a justifiable modification of that proverb