A Ludicrous HyperExtension
Of Humor Relative To The Judiciary In Recent Court Ruling Sentencing
Prabhakaran To 200 Years In Prison.
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In a manner which leaves no room even for hypothetical conjecture a
Sri Lankan Court has sentenced the infamous Velupillai Prabhakaran to
200 years in Prison in absentia when the individuals whereabouts are
known and has been accessible to journalists, diplomats, foreign dignitaries
and the like so is this some kind of joke? A ludicrous hyper extension
of idiosyncratic humor relative to the Lankan Judiciary which has the
stamp"Only Possible In Sri Lanka" all over it!
The Sentence delivered has orderd the police to arrest the LTTE Leader
for murder and destruction of public property and confiscate his assets
and property in a manner reminiscent of the cats who summoned a conference
to 'bell the cat' at the end of which there was no one to carry out
the decision! Noble nonetheless but what about its practicality?And
the 19 odd years within which it could have been accomplished!
Realistically and through concerted efforts Prabhakaran could have and
should have been apprehended many times over and particularly during
the timehe emerged from the Wanni in his safari suit and swagger regardless
of the so called tight security around him with his armed guards who
it is rumored regard him as a 'god' and the legal jargon which now has
pervaded into realms of feigned reality has begun to take on appearances
filtering from the sublime to the ridiculous as Prabhakaran will neither
be apprehended nor convicted at the present time through legislation
which is more theoretical than practical and unless flushed out of his
lair and forcibly apprehended and manacled physically rather than through
official legal channels waving white papers, arrest warrants or writs
which might as well be tossed into the Indian Ocean for their worthlessness.
Disdainfully the authoriries who may have considered the option of surprise
militarily seem to have fanned on it as did their predecessors now out
of office! especially in the absence of the once heroic cohorts of Major
General Janaka Perera and fearing other reprisals and the fierce firefight
it may have projected so what about cunning and strategy? as after all,
even Serbia's Slobodan Milasovich who was believed to be an inaccessible
demi-god too was ultimately collared, fingerprinted, caged, and taken
to the International Tribunal in the Hague where he awaits his date
with his nemesis.
There have been unconfirmed reports to add to the mystiqe surrounding
the issue that during the occupation of the Indian Peacekeeping Force's
(IPKF) occupation of Northern Sri Lanka and the tenure of the late Hon.
Rajive Gandi, Prabhakaran was indeed apprehended by the Indian Forces
yet released unwittingly or on the orders of the then incumbent President
as the story goes but there have been no verifiable sources to ascertain
However the timing of this court ruling seems rather uncanny and inauspicious
for both the LTTE as well as the UNF Government heading out to Thailand
for the second round of the Peace Talks as it does not augur well for
the credibilities of either side as there are stark implications which
may eventually expose the hypocrisies of the Government bartering for
peace on one hand and now demanding the arrest of the LTTE Leader in
absentia through this ruling.
The ruling neverthless has its logical connotations solely on the reality
that the individual sentenced thus is indeed wanted by Interpol, the
Indian and ironically the Sri Lankan Government ( now waving olive branches
at the LTTE) and the principle set in place demanding his being brought
to justice undeniably mandatory. If this is a commencement of the wheels
of justice being set in motion then so be it, together with a dire need
for positive action which must accompany the documentation and legal
jargon to prove its effectiveness.