The gist of the officer's message was that there is no provision for the Ministry which is vicariously liable on account of the vehicle being under the Minister's direction to pay me any sort of compensation for the damage and suffering caused. If this is true it is a serious issue. In theory the government can kill anyone they like, and not hold themselves responsible. This is a gross violation of civil liberties and fundamental rights.
I believe I have no other option other than completely sue the pants off the ministry and the Minister, so that the latter will not even be able to afford the pants he will wear. I will have to go to the International Human Rights Commission if the Supreme Court does not finally determine culpability and liability. If I am to take it to such extremes, I believe I should enjoin all the other claimants including the families of the over 100 killed by security vehicles and over 1000 injured to make it a class action kind of lawsuit, which can only have a positive impact for the general public, which the government is sworn to protect and in fact is currently oppressing!
So watch this space for the latest on this ongoing and if one knows the pace of legal proceedings in Sri Lanka, a lifetime of effort on behalf of future generations.
So if anyone asks you why you left Sri Lanka, just say "I did not want the government accidentally killing me or harming me and my not having any recourse to justice, which all civilized countries on earth currently provide."