Roshen Shanaka’s brother pleads: ‘Don’t sell my brother’s remains for political ends’
Roshen Shanaka’s brother yesterday called on all political parties to refrain from “selling his brother’s remains for opportunistic political needs.”
“Don’t sell my brother Roshen Shanaka’s remains for opportunistic political needs”, Madushan Rathnasekara, a student at the Medical Faculty told all political parties.
Roshen Shanaka died following gun shot injuries during a clash on Monday.
Rathnasekara said that one of his family members had died and no outside intervention was needed for the funeral.
“Our family does not belong to any political party and we do not expect any political motivation for the funeral. No protests or any unnecessary acts are needed,” he said.
Shanaka joined the Free Trade Zone as a machine operator four months ago. He was caught up in the disturbance that erupted on Monday against the proposed private pension scheme. Shanaka who suffered gun shot injuries succumbed to the injuries at the Ragama Teaching Hospital. Meanwhile, Minuwangoda Magistrate K.K.A.V. Swarnadhipathi appealed to the victims’s family that the funeral should be held today at 3.00 pm at the Roman Catholic cemetery.
The magistrate directed that the coffin should not be moved anywhere other than from Roshen’s house to the cemetery after taking it to church. She said that except for a brother and Catholic priests, no one would be allowed to address the gathering. The magisterial order followed an appeal made by the victim’s family.
Courtesy: Daily News
Violence or Killing or causing to be killed is never be justified…!
Don’t let someone to fool you by misleading..!
Having a wrong view is the greatest fault which leads to destruction…! this young man won’t be killed if he had a right view to know at least who is he…!
Police… you cant kill people…. you are the one who need to save them.. No matter what… if this is not the mindset of them definitely we need some programs for this people working in the police.
It’s a shame that the policemen who killed this poor guy were protecting him at the funeral.
Had I been able to attend, I certainly would have thrown a rotten egg at them.
Brother… The man who died has already sold out unwittingly himself 2 needs of JVP being violent in the public..!
The “Real Shame” is now JVP asking to compensate with money from the govt(public money) for this…!
Should we even pay 4 who come violently against to the public..? What fucking buggers are these JVPs..?
Now it’s very clear that JVP is very close to the END 4 ever & this might be their final game of violent..!
Compulsion, pension and Roshen…
Pension for Free Trade Zone
Another laborious investment
Compulsion, exploitation and harassment
As they strive for country economic development…?
Duty for safety and protection
For the people of country production
Earners’ foreign exchange n’unemployment reduction
Never bother to molest although pregnant
Uprising for freedom of slavery
Isn’t a right of their [breathe] bravery?
Melting away the youthful fertility
In those cottages, huts and rented slums and shanty
He is another youth with talent
Served to survive hand to mouth existence
Sacrificed life due to their brutal torment
Isn’t it another endowment of the national security enforcement…?
Plot: Death of Roshen Chanuka a garment worker of Free Trade Zone Katunayake Srilanka, brutal assault of Police at an labour uprise campaign on 31st June 2011 at Katunayake FTZ.This is a tribute for his scarification for brotherhood. IGP of Police submitted resignation as a result.
Sri Lanka is a killing field created by a vacuum of political needs. May Shanaka be rest in peace.
Thanks for the publication of tghe poem compulsion,pension and roshen assuming me a freelance writer for workers,suffering masses and nature.