October 27, 2018, 12:00 pm
Today Sri Lanka is facing its biggest crisis since independence. It is not only an economic crisis, but also both political and social. The state of chaos that is growing has led to expressions of the need for a "Hitler" and even for the LTTE, to take over in the north, and bring things under control, LSSP leader, Prof. Tissa Vitarana said in a statement last week.
In addition to the breakdown of society as a community, especially in the village, the rise of the individual, by hook or by crook has become the norm. Everyone is asking the questions what is happening, what is going to happen?, he said.
‘Several parents I met at the International Children’s Day celebration at Yatiyantota, spoke in deep despair about the selfish attitudes of their children and the disregard for others. The ease with which they fall prey to drug traffickers and their readiness to become part of the chain that is destroying not only the young, but through their actions the family, is alarming", he noted.