ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Law s Aim Is Crime

irrelevant whether Ranasinghe Premadasa is a skunk or a scoundrel, whether his government is tottering, whether he has pitched his demand in the manner he has because the Janata Vimukthi Peramuna has caught him by the throat. It is equally irrelevant whether, following the departure of Indian troops, a dark night of anarchy descends on Sri Lanka. It is a free people's inalienable right to choose anarchy if they so decide. One who believes in exporting order, and enforcing such order through the intermediation of foreign troops, is no socialist. The resolutions he composes cannot cloak the nakedness of the fact that his or her claim to belong to the Left is sheer flippancy, or worse.

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