It’s funny cause, wait, it’s not funny. The police are supposedly looking for Malaka Silva, apparently with the same diligence that they’re tracking down Duminda Silva and Lasantha Wickremetunge’s killers. As you can see, on the day they said they were seeking him in connection to an assault on an Army major, he went to visit the Kapilavastu relics at Gangarama, which was under high security. Surrounded by cameras. And police. And, yeah, still looking.
Malaka worshiping the sacred Kapilavastu Buddhist relics. Photo via Colombo Gazette.
The Daily Mirror also looks a bit weird on this. They have statements from the police saying they’re looking, from his thug Minister dad saying he basically doesn’t know, and then photos of him in a high security area with his dad. I dunno. This Silva family is the biggest advertisement for everything wrong with the government. I fear the more discreet characters are just as bad.
As a bonus, check out this translated interview with Malaka, via Gossip Lanka. Here’s a gem – “Why do you require body guards before entering politics? “It is for my safety and in the event of an eventuality.”’