A just society is generally described as one which upholds liberty, equality, social justice, communal tolerance, peaceful existence and so forth. A 16th century philosopher Nicolo Machiavelli said, “I believe a just society stands with a strong leader that focuses on a unified cultural change in their country for the benefit of the people.” The statement corroborates that the leadership matters to create a virtuous society. The dream of every rational Sri Lankan is to have a righteous society and ensure shared prosperity for all. Relentlessly escalating appalling lawlessness in the social order is a distinct obstruction to the efforts of creating a virtuous nation. Although the country in general dreams of a virtuous society, it is a fact that since the beginning of mankind, no society has been ruled only by virtues and morals.
Source: Sunday Observer January 18, 2020 23:05 UTC