The Parable of the Lost Son and the Sri Lankan story: “Boys are boys!”

There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. Jesus continued with the story in the bible.

Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. To cut the story short, After he had spent everything, he longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!’.So he got up and went to his father.

While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

This father is no different to the politicos in the country? Their kids run amok squandering the ill-gotten wealth in wild living. They come home after assaulting some citizens and are welcome with both hands (I presume), with feast and celebration. They say “boys are boys” in a forgiving manner. Fortunately, the police and justice system are also so forgiving, which would make Jesus proud!  This in short  is governance in the country and how you can get “SriLankaned”

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