The British PM and then Energy Secretary Chris Huhne walking to the Energy office. Strange country.
Sri Lankan law is loosely based on British law, with the big difference being that we don’t follow it. Sri Lankan government officials and their relatives are effectively above the law, free to commit crimes as far as rape and murder. In one example, sitting MP Duminda Silva previously dodged charges of statutory rape and now murder. Even lower level government officials have gotten away with murder (Re: Tangalle) and political sons have an open license to beat people up.
Compare that to Britain. A Cabinet Minister resigned and is now going to serve jail time for a much more minor offense – lying about who was driving a car to avoid speeding points. In a divorce gone terribly and publicly wrong, the once powerful Chris Huhne was shown to be just another citizen under the law, one who couldn’t lie to get away with a crime, even an exceedingly minor one.
Compare that to here, where rape and violence abound and the laws simply don’t apply to the connected. We should be ashamed.