The recent happenings here in Sri Lanka flashed Java back to a piece we posted nearly four years ago – which, we like to think, was prophetic.

As we postulated in our opening to that post: ….about the Cosmic Law of Cause and Effect AKA Karma. The adage that ‘each and every action has an equal and opposite reaction’ is an accepted fact in the realm of Physical Science and Cosmologists through the ages have extrapolated this to apply to Cosmology. Religions also express this phenomenon in their own ways – ‘karma’ to the Hindus and Buddhists is Christianity’s “as you sow, so shall you reap”, or as Jesus is reported to have said, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” – I guess he left out “or else”!

So whether one believes that karma is a ‘cosmic’ law (or not, as one commentator tirelessly strove to maintain), it certainly is interesting that ‘actions’ in general certainly do have consequences that frequently have equal and opposite reactions.

I’m almost certain that Mahinda Rajapakse, his brothers, and those that took advantage of their proximity to power to ‘make hay’ while the sun shone, could hardly have imagined the sudden, swift end to their perceived utopian existence. Can one even imagine the depths of their depression, not to mention paranoia at how the repercussions would possibly manifest in the days to come? It appears that the immediate family members have fled (with the possible exception of Chamal and Big Brother) and so too have some of the others who obviously feared the reactions to their various nefarious actions that included all manner of criminal deeds.

Some of those who are here, who were up to their proverbial eyeballs in scams, mayhem and even murder, and who were free from incarceration by virtue of their proximity to power, are now attempting to slink into the coalition they were abusing only a few days ago. What a pathetic bunch of hypocrites!

Aaanyyways, it sure will be interesting to watch how things pan out over the next few months and to see what karma has in store for all concerned.

As Java quipped, “everbody get what dey deserve, maaan”.