In the UK, Defense Secretary Liam Fox has resigned over a scandal I barely understand. He basically took a friend on trips and this friend may have had inappropriate access. In Sri Lanka, however, a sitting MP was involved a gunfight on public streets, killing three people and nearly himself. He is not under arrest, still an MP, still a member in good standing of his party.
Normally I would chalk this up to the fact that Duminda Silva is in a coma and not in a position to resign or anything. But then the defense spokesman had to come out and say that he’s not even a suspect in the triple murder. One victim was a former MP and serving Presidential Adviser. I mean, really? Does impunity run that deep?
It’s quite possible that Duminda didn’t pull the trigger, but the idea that he’s not even a suspect is ludicrous. He should be officially under arrest at the hospital, and he should be kicked out of the party and Parliament whether he wakes up or not.