28 February, 2020

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Amending The Constitution Will Be The First Step To Autocracy: Stop It!

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

The most important portion of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement in Parliament on Friday 3 January 2020 was his commitment to amend the Constitution.

There were many commendable things in the statement as always, like motherhood and apple-pie that many will agree with. A non-apple-pie matter that points to the future I quote from the news report:

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Delivering his government’s policy statement at the inauguration of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament, the President said the existing constitution had given “rise to many problems at the present time because of its inherent ambiguities and confusions. In order to safeguard the security, sovereignty, stability and integrity of our country, it is essential that changes be made to the existing constitution”. He said that reforms would be introduced to the Constitution to “establish a strong executive, legislature and independent judiciary that can ensure the sovereignty of the people”.

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The writing is on the wall; let’s cut through the slosh about legislature and the decorations about judicial independence and get to the point. GR wants a “strong executive” presidency, therefore 19A which restricts his powers will be repealed and to do so he MAY need a two-thirds majority at elections later this year. (I will explain in a moment why I say MAY and not ‘may’). Much as I have said, to the displeasure of my friends on the Left, in my post-election columns, that ‘a new president needs a chance to prove himself’ and argued ‘be patient, wait and see, alleged human-rights violations by the military on his watch notwithstanding’, this matter falls into a different category. It is about something he has declared he intends to do. And it is bad!

The JR Constitution is egregious, no ifs and buts. In the JR era it was the vehicle of an autocrat. MR indulged in absurd abuses of power and the executive presidency was a canopy papering over the worst corruption in any period of Lanka’s history. In a word the “strong executive” presidency has been a curse upon this country and the people must fight tooth and nail against the plague. The worst about 19A is that it did not entirely abolish the executive presidency and pussy-footed creating a neither here nor there pudding. The Westminster model has drawbacks, American tripartite balance-of-power is unusable in Lanka because of the debility of our institutions and toothless timidity of parliamentarians and judiciary. Hence the best of a bad hand for Sri Lanka is to opt for the Westminster model with a part first-past-the post and a part proportional (PR) electoral scheme. 

Saint Augustine is a man after my heart; I recite his prayer whenever needed: “Oh Lord give me chastity, but not yet”. Likewise though the all-PR system is defective I do not want it put aside, yet. My reasons are straightforward. (a) The existing PR scheme makes it near impossible for any party to secure a two-thirds parliamentary majority; (b) I am opposed to an amendment to create a strong executive presidency; (c) only a bipartisan consensus can achieve this in the existing scheme; (d) hence to block the return of a strong executive presidency it is necessary to prevent changes in the electoral method. Life and death imperatives take precedence over imagined “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”. The existing PR scheme must be retained for now and the electorate must do its duty and deny GR-MR-SLPP-SLFP cum Dead-Left a two-thirds parliamentary majority

That is desirable but far from safe since the blight of a despotic constitution cannot be defeated so easily. My pro-Gota friends cheerily remind me “Oh come on Kumar, we will buy them if we don’t get two-thirds at the election. You know how easy it is to buy UNP, Muslim Congress, Makkal Congress and even the odd TNA parliamentarian”. This, dear reader, I am reluctant to deny; I do not think any better of our parliamentarians than you do. 

The threat however is a great deal more serious than that. Think of how authoritarians slide into office, and then, consolidate their grip. In Reichstag elections throughout 1932 and 1933 Hitler’s Nazis polled between 33% and 37%; never close to 50%. However having gained control of the Reichstag through alliances and persuaded President Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as Chancellor they enacted statutes which were used with devastating effect to destroy all opposition. Power grabs by other despots too illustrate, how given a foot in the doorway, control is tightened till both de jure and de facto a “strong executive” is consolidated. How foolish the German liberal classes were is shown in a ‘great’ publication Frankfurter Zeitung, Jan 1933: “It is hopeless misjudgement to think one could force a dictatorial regime upon the German nation. The diversity of the German people ensures democracy”! Therefore my “MAY” a few paras ago. Even if GR-MR are denied a two-thirds majority in the parliamentary elections, we are hurtling into a tunnel whose exit could be authoritarian dictatorship of some form. Lanka is fighting a rear-guard action against a complete power grab, and this makes the future precarious. 

The GR-MR regime draws sustenance from Sinhala-Buddhist (SB) nativism hence it is no surprise that it is said to be planning to re-vamp or abandon UN Resolution 30/1 and close down the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) – Daily Mirror report.  Work on accountability and ascertaining the truth through investigation is not the regime’s cup of tea. It denied disappearance ever occurred so why maintain an outfit like the OMP? The regime will pay compensation to families as in CBK’s days to keep them quiet. The fusion of an authoritarian strategy with nativist mass emotions is a deadly combination. What the parliamentary elections will confirm or disprove is whether the chauvinist surge to the GR camp is an enduring phenomenon or just a transitory flash in the pan. If the former, heaven help Si Lanka.  

Notwithstanding this gloomy prospect one must keep up the fight every step of the way. If the infatuation of the SB-mass with GR-MR is not an obstinate political transformation it will be possible to reverse it to a degree. The first step must be to deny GR-MR a two-thirds majority and an opportunity to amend the Constitution by legitimate means. This will strengthen the hand of the democratic citizenry in resisting attempts to force dictatorial measures by more roundabout means as in the 1930s in Germany. 

President Gotabaya is playing it cleverly. The Roman god Janus is depicted looking in two directions. Gota’s pragmatism and penchant for getting things done is winning him plaudits. He seeks to widen his base and is doing so with success. The middle-class is impressed by clearing garbage, cleaning drains, improving roads and surprise visits to government departments to nab errant officers sleeping on the job or absent from duties. It is said productivity is being enhanced and costs are being cut. Limiting the size of the Cabinet and prohibiting ostentatious displays of photographs of politicos is engendering a positive response. The message is: “Give me authority; I will deliver the goods and take you forward”. Authoritarianism attired in achievement is not a message that can be easily resisted. It is a common, if half serious cliché to say: ‘Sri Lanka needs a dictator to clean out the muck and mend the country’. That’s GR’s other market; by other I mean the non-SB nativist sector. Actually the two markets overlap.

Truly we are in uncharted territory; no one, least of all President Gotabaya himself, can predict how things will evolve over the medium of term of about three years. Observe that rampant nepotism in corporate appointments (Gota’s US travel agent; MR’s son’s in-laws) is raising its ugly head again. All in all, I see the following, roughly in order of importance (influence not morality) as critical factors.

1. Sinhala-Buddhist politics: How long lasting the upsurge we witnessed at the end of last year? Will it harden to the bedrock of a lasting ideology spurring nativist authoritarianism?

2. President Gota the doer; the man who makes trains run on time, burnishes city walls, cleanses drains and makes departments work. This image, Janus-faced with Sinhala-Buddhism, can grease the way to nativist cum pragmatist (institution reforming, militarist), authoritarianism.

3. Alternatively, will people in increasing numbers (SB people, the minorities are anyway lost to Gota) take fright that an intolerant, illiberal and nepotistic autocracy is taking shape and buck the trend? Are the feckless UNP, rudderless JVP and the homeless minorities able to work together to achieve any mobilisation at all? The signs don’t look good.

4. Only fourth in importance, in the medium term, is the economy. There are modest prospects for growth if the debt canyon can be bridged. Usually, the third leg of the triumvirate underpinning authoritarianism is populism. But splashing goodies at the masses is not possible without running up more debt – the already promised tax cuts and 100,000 jobs will wreck the budget. So the regime has a problem, it has to talk its way out with its creditors or with the masses.

5. The minorities, Tamils (both variants) and Muslims, won’t matter in political calculations for some time to come. The November melodrama has turned them into sideshows. 

6. The big wide world outside (Geneva, New Delhi, Westminster and DC) can, I think, be side-lined by the regime for some time. The Tamil diaspora and the international human-rights movements have by and large been emasculated.

What then is my overall estimate for the medium term? Advantage Gota and authoritarianism for now! But still far from point, set and match. To defeat this a double-fault has to be forced on the regime. First deny it a two-thirds parliamentary majority; second throwback all attempts to amend or subvert the constitution except with tri-partisan endorsement. Tri? Well, Regime, UNP and the Minorities.

Note: This update is for readers who may have missed my note on 5 Jan 2020 that this column will from now on be fortnightly. So, next will be 2 February. Please do me the honour of continuing to read.

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    UNP Yahapalan suckers and their JVP buddies need not worry unnecessarily ..
    No way Nandasena can get 2/3 let alone be confident that he can win the Government.

    Dr Rani walked out of the UNP MPs meeting declaring that he will be in charge until 2025 as stipulated in the UNP constitution.

    And Dr Rani will nominate the UNP PM candidate soon.-

    Sajith Premadasa has organized the “New Sulanaga ” to start in Nugegoda just like Mahinda started his Pohottuwa in the same location.

    Dr Ranil does not need a New Sulanaga as the UNP now has the Mahasanga with him again, alongside, the Elite ,Anglicans, Vellala and the the new addition Muslim peoples Congress and the SLMC.

    This is a formidable combination with the UNP now covering all bases from Elite to the Dalits in every corner.

    Add the JVP and those 40 Seats which the TNA Boss Abraham is bragging , Nandasena will be struggling to get 100 seats let alone change the Constitution.

    I haven’t even counted the CBK factor..

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    Amending The Constitution and reversing the 19th bullshit Will Be The First Step of the GR government to come.
    /
    Consider it is already done.
    /
    You know why?
    Because you are already defeated.
    /
    You are not talking about “UNP government” or “Sajith premiership” or “JVP in control of the parliament” or “Important minority voters”.
    /
    You all are taking about preventing 2/3.
    /
    That means you have already given us 149 seats in the parliament.
    /
    And……
    Best part is….
    UNP in crisis.
    Whatever happens…. 50% of UNP will support GR.
    /
    Good luck.

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      S. C. Pasqual

      “Amending The Constitution and reversing the 19th bullshit Will Be The First Step of the GR government to come.”

      The way things are we need no constitution.
      He could get his Aryan Sturmabteilung to smash the parliament, abolish constitution, establish a monarchy, crown himself being the first emperor of Sri Lanka, rewrite the history or add his epic story to Mahawamsa, ……. send all his nephews and nieces to serve on the foreign missions, …..

      Why bother with 19th, 13th, …… ?

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        My dear Native Vedda,
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        That’s how UNP/JVP alliance “yahapalana” tried to work.

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          S. C. Pasqual

          “That’s how UNP/JVP alliance “yahapalana” tried to work.”

          How may I ask?

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            Do I have to elaborate my dear friend…..?
            /
            Usually I don’t explain common sense. But for you I will make an exception. For old times sake.
            /
            MS/Ranil government was elected on “good governance” platform. How many DAYS they kept that promise….?
            # It vanished on the day they appointed RK as a Finance Minister.
            # It vanished on the day RW took control of the country’s money control.
            # It vanished on the day they appointed AM to the Central Bank.
            # It vanished on the day they created “mandira badda” targeting WW.
            # It vanished on the day they put a tax on people’s savings.
            # It vanished on the day they decided not to hold elections.
            # It vanished on the day they decided not to appoint MR as opposition leader.
            # It vanished on the day MY3 decided that he can use Easter Sunday bomb warnings for his political agenda.
            My dear….
            Rajapakshas will come and go.
            But…
            # Do you think that MY3 went away willingly…?
            # Do you think that RW went away willingly…?
            Don’t you remember that they tried every trick under the sun to cancel or postpone presidential election.
            Don’t you know that RW has crowned himself as UNP leader for lifetime.

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              S. C. Pasqual

              You haven’t answered my original question.
              Never mind.

              “# Do you think that MY3 went away willingly…?
              # Do you think that RW went away willingly…?”

              No, the acting Cyril Mathew to M/G, windbag Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa storm their official residences and sent them running for cover.

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            Please just ignore will you. Native VEDDA@. this bastard Pasqual should be same old CHAMPA.

            Or max that woudl do anything to Rajakashes fo rtheir survival.

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      Pasqual the bugger number one@

      How would he go for it, not even being able to come with salary hikes as promised in election campaign ?

      Dr Silva revealed to the nation today, that the country is now branded as an another roque state – curse to GR-MR rascals.

      They that Ranthuna PIG from Gampaha louded that GSP plus was extended considering the high values of the current men – which is a big lie according to Dr Silva.
      They can miseald you the kind of GRASS EATERS but not all.

      They would not succeed in gaining 2/3 majority for sure, revealing many of the bunch of in that boat are high criminals with on going court investigations.

      You are dreaming PASQUAL, go and take a bath in their over flowing toilet pits.

      Medamulana musalaya would not be able to live long for sure.

      May all gods be with us driving away these buggers forever out of our sights.

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      Silent majority should wake up for improvement of awareness of the people.

      Media should guide the vulnerable in masses by improving their awareness about lanken politics.

      Voters would remain as stupid voters unless they are not well informed about the ground realities of the country.

      The change SORIYSNA supported was escape fo Rajakashe men from being caught by Crime investigations.

      Soriysena should be BROUGHT before the caught and be punished with maximum jail sessions. But nothign will work in this hell like ISLAND in the line of serving the justice

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    The phenomenon of governance or leadership by the incompetent is described
    by some ,as follows: A system of governance where the least capable to lead are
    elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society
    least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are , rewarded with goods and
    services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number
    of producers. This is one definition for INEPTOCRACY I found among many .
    There are other definitions that suits different situations but for us Srilankans,
    I believe this suits best. People in Srilanka don’t protest on the street against
    their grievances and instead they choose their favoured ones to inflict
    sufferings on them . Like it or not , dictatorship is not far away , people have
    more than earnestly and willingly demonstrated their disregard for freedom.
    Generally it was women of those days that was quite infamous for idle talks
    but the situation has now reached explosive proportions that our MPs have
    no better jobs to do ! The Govt has nothing better these days than releasing
    opponent’s call recordings and just look what we use technology for !
    Doesn’t this remind you the story of the garland and monkey ?

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    I see strengthening the executive -including the state apparatus and security forces- over the legislature and judiciary as the principal trend to be observed in the coming years. Current cosmetic changes will not continue. Real politik will be at play.

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      Siri Gamage ,

      Srilankans have not tasted real democracy , for them , voting and work
      stoppage is the democracy . Even these two actions are not for their
      benefit.They are organised by groups with vested interests . People are
      just customers ready to buy their cheap products even without knowing
      their product details ! So , for such a society , what is Real Politics going
      to mean ? We have been encouraged to go on Hero Worship and we do it
      with so much delight which in return guarantees good results for the
      designers . So , all we have is , Heroes and not public servants ! As long as
      this is the situation that goes in circles , nothing in the country will
      change for better ! People have only simple things to learn for a change .
      One such step is they must free themselves from being hired as a first
      step towards depoliticising themselves . If you want to put yourself into
      the intelligent public then you have to walk in that direction..If you closely
      watch the president election campaign by all three main contestants , you
      will notice that only J V P did a meaningful campaign to educate the
      voter but what happened ? Only 3% reacted in kindness . Nearly 13 million
      went their own traditional way. And this time it was a CLEAN HERO
      WORSHIP . Who wanted this ? A huge section of the majority !

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        Politics in Lanka and perhaps countries like India also is not a contest of ideas and policies alone. People(voters) even at the grassroots level expect rewards of some sort. So politics is a game of rewards and punishments. This is how the party and alliance system has been formed in post independent Lanka. what reward can voters expect from the JVP in an immediate sense?

        The patron-client system that has been built by the two mainstream coalitions continue like Tattumaru system in paddy cultivation in the past. Reality is interpreted by powerful voices according to which side you are on in this system.

        In this context, it is not possible to talk about an independent judiciary, public service, police etc. All those associated with the state up to the level of Grama Niladhari are bound by this system that has been constructed in the name of democracy. No point in talking about Westminister principles and practices as a guide in this case. A political and mass movement from those who have been excluded from this patronage system need to organise a third alternative-the form of which has to be further discussed and reflected upon. Securing power by any means and installing a patronage system for a period in governance needs to be stopped.

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          My emphasis is Change . The system needs real change and I didn’t
          Highly recommend J V P’s ability to bring that change through
          their whole set of policies on all fronts but so far , they have
          identified the real needs of the people and the failures of all post
          independent rulers and the reasons for their failures . One has to
          have the will to step out of the box and take a risk on a new journey.
          My best example is , recently three female students lost their lives
          in Azerbaijan on a fire accident ! Our people are taking the risk of
          boat travel on highly dangerous seas to creep into Italy and Aussie.
          Many have lost lives , many stranded and many are deported
          when caught ! Examples are plenty , crying foul for a change .
          This is what I wanted too in my comment . It doesn’t take any pain
          to describe our dull and sluggish attitudes but it surely takes
          courage to set out on an adventure .

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    Very timely analysis and warnings. This article should be read with Victor Ivan’s article on Sarath Silva and the status of the Judiciary.
    GR-MR-BS actions need to be viewed with the Instruments of the India-China-Russia-USA Quartet. There will not be much music. Dissonance will be the result. Muslims and Tamils of this world are not going to be spectators.

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    Wimal Sangili Karuppan Windbag Weerawansa

    You once protested against drafting and passing a new constitution, saying that ” country’s Constitution, which was its basic legal system, could not be changed on the whims of foreign forces. – 24 September 2017 Daily Mirror “
    If so why it is right for an American to change it?

    You also demanded that Parliament should be bombed if Parliament considered a new constitution.

    His fellow madmen Admiral Sarath and single handed general Kamal “had stated that those who support a new Constitution must be condemned as traitors and killed. MP Weerawansa had stated that Parliament should be bombed – Daily News 27 Oct 2017”.

    It appears you too are rapidly going ga ga hence I suggest you change your hair gel for about 52 weeks and see if you could reverse your mental decay. Don’t worry about Sarath and Kamal both will be put in their right places by Mahinda/Basil/Namal once they get a few more MPs just after the next parliamentary elections.

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    Wimal Sangili Karuppan Windbag Weerawansa

    You once protested against drafting and passing a new constitution, saying that ” country’s Constitution, which was its basic legal system, could not be changed on the whims of foreign forces. – 24 September 2017 Daily Mirror “
    If so why it is right for an American to change it?

    You also demanded that Parliament be bombed if Parliament considered a new constitution.

    His fellow madmen Admiral Sarath and single handed general Kamal “had stated that those who support a new Constitution must be condemned as traitors and killed. MP Weerawansa had stated that Parliament should be bombed – Daily News 27 Oct 2017”.

    It appears you too are rapidly going insane hence I suggest you change your hair gel for about 52 weeks and see if you could reverse your mental decay. Don’t worry about Sarath and Kamal both will be put in their right place by Mahinda/Basil/Namal once they get a few more MPs just after the next parliamentary elections.

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    The government didn’t have even simple majority let alone a two thirds majority when they won the war!

    DSS’s government in 1947 didn’t have even simple majority let alone a two thirds majority when they won Independence for Ceylon!

    Present challenges are far less than that and certainly don’t need a two thirds majority. Rajapaksas are trying to be next Hitlers. Don’t give them more than 110 seats in the next parliament. Keep options open. All UNP voters on November 16 must go and vote. Do not give up. If SLPP gets the same votes as November 2019, they can only have 116 seats.

    Stop Gotler!

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    HOW CAN YOU STOP THIS when main opposition party UNP members are fighting like dogs and behaving like monkeys.RANIL the royal man SAJITH the pad man both are not bothered about the people who voted for them mainly tamils and muslims are become help less and are treated like untouchable by GOTHA -MAHINDA (PVT)LTD.There is no MADULUWA SOPITH but there are plenty of anti UNP-TAMIL-MUSLIM-yellow robs head less leaders supporting all what this government is doing.need of the hour is A STRONG LEADER SHIP to educate the common man the danger they are going to face in future.SAJITH is not strong enough to do the job.unless ANURAKUMARA-PATALI RANAWAKA-SARATH FONSEKA-RAJITHA form a common front and make sure they do not include TAMIL AND MUSLIM LEADERS IN THIS FRONT.

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      Lack of leadership and collapse of grass root an organisation,
      and alienation of the working class, are the main reasons for this pathetic situation in the UNP.

      JVP is also weakened because of lack of vision and international support.

      Now SLPP is favoured by the Chinese Communist Party instead of the JVP because
      China is only interested in expanding the Chinese Empire not communism or socialism.

      So we the people are at the mercy of the Rajapaksha’s.

      Hope there will be a healthy opposition in the country so that democracy could flourish again.

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        Wimpy@

        JVP has no vision is right – they should grow up if they want to do their politics in the country or anywhere else – lanken people would not understand JVPrs even if their arguments meet the expectations of the youth. That was the reasons AKD was rejected by their party leader late SOMAWANSA WEERASINGHA

        Even if you guys may be not aware it, it is the MEDIA mafia SINGLE HANDELY brought CRIMINALs back to power. See, MAIN MEDIA OWNERS were on the side of RAJAAKSHES also while GOOD GOVERNANCE ruled the country. Today they have become rulers and the very same media men continue in favour of the crimnals.

        Just imagine, today, head line capturing news are just hearsay, not a single word about

        sky rocketed price hikes of daily needs – PEOPLE are made fools and no chance to open their mouths

        No pay hikes to PLANTATION tamils as pledged in election campaigns

        No INVESTIGATIONS both on EASTER sunday disaster and BOND scam

        No Feritlizer subsidieries as promised to the farmers ?

        But ABOVE all, MEDIA dont seem to raise the question about above points ????


        That is WHY WE CAN BELIEVE 100% it was MEDIA mafia made it NOBODY else.

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    Dear Mr G

    Appreciate the good work done in the South.
    Now please focus on the North.

    There are many similarities between the South of Srilanka and the North,
    from a socio economic perspective.

    I propose to the current government to build a High Tech University in Killinochchi
    (similar to the one that will be opened in Sooriyawewa Hambanthota)

    This will be a good investment interms of empowering talented Sri Lankans to reach their full potential, which will inturn contribute to the improvement of the quality of life
    of Sri Lankans.

    There should be consensus among all Sri Lankans regarding any changes to the constitution.

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    These changes in laws and the Constitution towards an autocracy will happen slowly but surely, in a way that it will not be noticed by the people in the country. It has happened many times before in other nations and now it is happening under our noses. All this because the voters wanted the roads clean. Gota is cleaning out the laws that prevent him from being that dictator, and making way for one family rule.
    His voters are too naive to realize it.

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      Tara ,

      Monkey around with the constitution started with the coalition govt of
      Sirimavo that won the general election in 1970 reducing the U N P to
      17 seats . The disease since then keep going on and on for fifty years
      now with no treatment , let alone cure , in sight ! It is an epidemic now .
      Trying to force the people to live with these age old tactics is the name
      for the game to achieve their objectives .

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    Thanks, Kumar, for this forthright and well reasoned article. Dark days ahead, indeed.

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    Kumar David a very good article. Well done . Now await the abuse of the ever increasing throng of Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist lunatics , who unfortunately are now the vast majority of the Sinhalese. They no more a fringe movement but now mainstream. Like you stated the West the UN and India do not care and will not interfere, will just mouth out platitudes about just Tamil rights but for their own selfish motives , are trying to appease these Sinhalese racists but as usual will fail and will ultimately have egg on their faces. The Sinhalese know how to manipulate , lie, cheat and create fake history. We Sri Lankan Tamils are very well aware of this Very recently the racist Sinhalese Buddhist monks and members belonging to extremist Sinhalese parties accompanied by various Sinhalese government officials have again gone to the ancient Neeravadi Pillayar kovil in Mullaitheevu , to visit the illegally built Buddhist vihara within this ancient historic Hindu temple. They are deliberately going there to provoke , create trouble and to show the local Hindu Tamils who is the boss now and they can do whatever they like to the Tamils and this ancient Hindu temple with impunity. They later visited the army camp of the occupying racist Sinhalese armed forces. Most probably were entertained there right royally and given lots of food , drinks and praise heaped on them. They also inspected some so called ancient archeological artifacts that was unearthed from the Hindu temple premises , now being displayed , at this Sinhalese army camp( it is not Sri Lankan , as the armed forces , police and now even the government service is 99% Sinhalese , no Tamils or Tamil Muslims, therefore does not represent the nation but just the Sinhalese) . Why are these so called ancient archeological artifacts ( if they are indeed ancient and not fake planted ones) being displayed at the camp of an occupying Sinhalese army in a Tamil area.

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      They also inspected some so called ancient archeological artifacts that was unearthed from the Hindu temple premises , now being displayed , at this Sinhalese army camp( it is not Sri Lankan , as the armed forces , police and now even the government service is 99% Sinhalese , no Tamils or Tamil Muslims, therefore does not represent the nation but just the Sinhalese) . Why are these so called ancient archeological artifacts ( if they are indeed ancient and not fake planted ones) being displayed at the camp of an occupying Sinhalese army in a Tamil area. These ancient artifacts Hindu or Buddhist belongs to the region and is part of the history of local Eelam Tamils and not the Sinhalese as now falesely claimed. They should be displayed properly in a museum . Jaffna museum is the correct place , as these belong to the northern Eelam Tamils . Not for the exclusive display of racist Sinhalese extremists , at the local army camp , where the local Tamils are barred from entering , with some sort of fake history now concocted to say these are Sinhalese. Tamil people now not allowed to see evidence of their ancient history. now being falesely displayed as Sinhalese. 2000 years ago there were no such people called Sinhalese.

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      Siva Sankaran Sharma,
      “…occupying Sinhalese army in a Tamil area.”
      —-
      Sinhala Army do not have to occupy their own country. They have the right to stay in any place in the Land of Native Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.
      There are no Tamil areas in Sinhale because there are no ‘TAMILS’ in Sinhale. The official Sinhala term for the descendants of Dravida slaves brought to this country by colonial parasites is ‘Demala’. Colonial parasites called these Demalu who live in the North ‘Malabar’ until a guy called Ponnambalam Arunachalam involved in preparing the Census Report in 1911 changed the term ‘Malabar’ to ‘Ceylon Tamils’. After that Demalu pretend as Tamils. Adoption of a Malabar Customary Law called ‘Thesawalamei’ by Demalu in the North confirms that they are from Malabar region in Hindusthan. The language spoken by Demalu is a hotchpotch of Dravida languages. Prof. S.Yogaraja who appeared in ‘Aluth Parlimentuwa’ program in Derana TV on 27 November 2019 said the language Demala people speak is different from Tamil spoken in Tamil Nadu.

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    Keep on writing Kumar. Many are reading and agree with you that 19th should not be amended.

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    brilliant.To keep mahinda happy he has started to wear the kurakkan tie instead of shawl which he was under pressure to wear to show solidarity with his brothers.Great compromise.Why should he be forced to look like a village idiot when he can look like a city pukka sahib western man.

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    Ranil ” Volkswagen” Wickremesinghe is there to help Gota. He too is cleverly screwing up the U.N.P

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    Professor
    I am very surprised of your statement

    American tripartite balance-of-power is unusable in Lanka because of the debility of our institutions and toothless timidity of parliamentarians and judiciary

    As a student of yours in power systems, in which you were admirably logical and clear, in politics to make such a statement, I am baffled.
    American constitution is not just tripartite separting powers horizontally but vertically between center and states so that nobody is absolutely in control on anything which has it well founded checks and balances.
    What JRJ created was monstrous. I think as a engineer one can not go by just labels.
    What did west Minister system did. It sharpened both class and race contradictions in 30 years. Created violent organizations based.class and race contradictions. I can recall us arguing in 1973, I saying race contradictions are sharper than class contradictions in Sri Lanka and you saying other way.around. I think time has resolved.that.argument.
    American constitution withstood and to greater.extent test of time in reducing the color contradictions from its.peak in civil war to what it is today. It is symbol of success is Obama presidency.
    But real question is will.GR create such a constitution with both horizontal and vertical separation of powers or will it be what JRJ did. Can do anything but make sex change of humans type of constitution

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    how can you blame him for wanting to amend the constitution.Now he is forced to be a benevolent dictator smiling all the time.Once it is amended the smile can be switched off permanently.It is not easy to continously smile all day.When the facial muscles start to hurt and twitch you see that gon face and gobba smile of sirisena types coming on.Do you want gota to also become a sira.

    this was after the failed constitutional coup when sira put shit on mahinda’s head and smiles.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Mahinda-Rajapaksa-and-Maithripala-Sirisena-05112018.jpg?ssl=1

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      Shankar,
      “Now he is forced to be a benevolent dictator smiling all the time.”

      Gotabhaya is the benevolent dictator Native Sinhalayo have been waiting for. Between 1505 and 1948, ‘Para’ BPs ruined the Sinhala Buddhist country known as Sinhale. After 1948, country could not move forward because ‘Para’ Demalu played hell taking advantage of Democracy imposed on us by ‘Para’ Suddas. Now Sinhalayo will unite and rebuild the country that they lost.

      Sinhala Mahinda Rajapakse (reincarnated King Gamini Abhaya aka Dutu Gemunu) killed Dravida Prabhakaran (reincarnated Elara) and unified the country. President Gotabhaya Rajapakse will guide this country towards a ‘Perakum Yugayak’.

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        Dream on! ! ‘Benevolent dictator’ did you say? Why, that is a contradiction in terms!

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        eagle eye
        “Between 1505 and 1948, ‘Para’ BPs ruined the Sinhala Buddhist country known as Sinhale.”
        whom do you refer as BP’s?Our jaffna kingdom was also ruined by the colonials.Not only ruined but wiped off the map and handed on a platter to the sinhalse in 1948.
        “After 1948, country could not move forward because ‘Para’ Demalu played hell taking advantage of Democracy imposed on us by ‘Para’ Suddas.”
        yes,they were asking for what belonged to them before democracy was used by sinhalese by using their numerical superiority to make them second class citizens.However they made the mistake of asking for too much.Instead of asking for the jaffna kingdom to be given back as eelam,tamil leaders asked for ellam(everything),the entire north east and got peelam instead of eelam.
        “Sinhala Mahinda Rajapakse (reincarnated King Gamini Abhaya aka Dutu Gemunu) killed Dravida Prabhakaran (reincarnated Elara)”
        don’t be silly.why go back more than 2000 years ago when we have 700 years ago(1450) bhuvanekabahu the 6th (sapumal kumaraya aka chempaka perumal) conquering the jaffna kingdom and ruling it for 17 years before he was kicked out by an army from tamilnadu.Will history repeat and a army from tamilnadu after 17 years(2025)take back the north?Only time will tell.
        besides can’t compare mahinda to dutu whom you claimed unified the country.Dutu did that by seeing that the least casualties during the war and post war actions (including building memorial for elara and rules that state anyone passing has to get down and pay homage(imagine mahinda building a memorial for prabha who you compare to elara.did the opposite even desecrating the graves of the dead LTTE).mahinda won the war but unlike dutu lost the peace.
        And what are you talking about a unified country now.Is this unity?

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      shankar

      “Now he is forced to be a benevolent dictator smiling all the time.”

      Have you seen images of the American Psychopath, the serial killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam, who smiled all the time when posing for cameras, a master of superficial charm.

      Anders Breivik (Norway) and other fellow psychopaths smiled too. However VP, Kamal, Shavendra ………………. do not seem to know how to smile like your pretty boy Black and Decker.

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        Yes Thalavar VP also had a charming smile
        Those who funded (Tamil Diaspora) the LTTE were very happy people,
        smiling all the time.
        All this happened while LTTE was causing people to cry back in Sri Lanka.

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    this draconian move has to be nipped in the bud. the mere thought of such an immoral desire ought to be culled the root cause should be first circumstanced then castrated and finally culled never to appear again in any form or format.
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    the war-criminal of a kallathoni along with his merciless corrupt to the core family and they’re always dancing to the tunes of the jarawama rajapuka assholes should be kept in their proper place and the 2/3 rd majority they need in the parliament to give birth to this autocratic creation of a dictatorship military state along with its Alibaba and the band of 40 clueless rogues [ hora police ] have got to to be aborted from ever giving birth.
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    cheers,
    R.J. the one and only Lankan Robin Cruze.

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    DC’S HARVARD TEAM WROTE SUMANTHIRAN – edited ORUMITHTHANADU constitution is the best and the most democratic. So, protestant Tamils who do not have a state or not born in Sri Lanka, Sinhala – protestants who do not want to feel that they are living in the middle eastern promised land but in a promised land in the Indian Ocean would feel homely. Particularly, they would not get the inferiority complex when Sinhala Buddhist Supremacists, mostly when monks talk about the Sinhale, Sinhala Buddhist civilization and the culture.
    Orumiththanadu constitution and Kerala type govt where Native Hindu Majority has become the political minority in front of Muslim and Christian minorities who govern Kerala. Sri Lankan parliament democracy which caters to foreign or western geo-political demands, equally criminal and white elephant provincial council system, and the now dysfunctional local council system enrich the Hybrid war, destroyed culture, youth, finance, banking system was close to disintegration (People bank, EPF funds and some other smaller banks).
    Icing of the cake was ready to offer after the 2019 presidential election, Even though Ranil thought he would win, Intended to be vice President Mangala knew Ranil would not come closer to a win.Anyway, that is history.
    Some other authors say every where the MCC was signed Growth went down. Some of those countries probably now understand it and say came and sent us to bankruptcy and now have gone.
    Sri Lanka does not need a constitution if we have a privy council. But, we can not have screwed up parliamentary democracy, disintegrated governing mechanism.
    I don’t think the president can not handle everything including the corrupt parliament functioning as a FAILED STATE.
    SO, VOTERS NEED TO FORGET PARTY POLITICS. INSTEAD CHASE OUT ADDICTED – CRIMINALS AND FRAUDSTERS IN THE PARLIAMENT. Most in the parliament are thieves or support thieves. Get rid all of them

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      Nonsense Muslims and Christians are native to Kerala and all consider themselves as Malayali. Amongst the people of Kerala , just like in neighbouring Tamil Nadu , there is a strong sense of Malayalam/Tamil ethnicity amongst the people , irrespective of religion or caste. It is true that due to the harsh caste system in Kerala many low and untouchables like the Mukkuva, Ezhava converted to Islam and Christianity but the history of Christianity and Islam in Kerala is very ancient. Christianity arrived in Kerala 2000 years ago ,as per legend with St. Thomas. The Syrian Christian community is a result of this conversion. They are a very ancient Christian community who were persecuted by the Portuguese and other European colonials. Islam also arrived in Kerala more than a 1000 years ago through trade.
      It is only in Kerala will a mosque host a Hindu wedding and a Christian school will sing a song in Praise of Kathija the wife of Prophet Mohamed , like in this movie. This Islamic Malayalam song is popular throughout Kerla irrespective of religion.
      https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-mosque-hosts-a-hindu-wedding/article30602110.ece?homepage=true

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0fKl43QmIE

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        Siva
        Please dont talk bull shit.
        The brahamins accepted Chritianity first.

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          Please research before posting garbage . I know my history for better than you. Syrian Christians in Kerala are very fond of stating that they are largely descended from Namboothiri Brahmins who were converted to Christianity when Apostle Thomas arrived 2000 years ago. 2000 years ago. This is not correct , they are largely converts from other castes like the Nairs. Kerala was Tamil Chera Nadu and there was no such language called Malayalam or a Malayalam ethnicity ( just like Sinhalese) . This language and ethnicity came into existence only a few centuries ago , largely due to the arrival and influence of the Namboothiri Brahmins from the north through Tulu Nadu . However 2000 years ago Kerala was Tamil country and the Namboothiri Brahmins were not there , they came much later, almost a 1000 years later. St. Thomas was martyred in Chennai , where the San Thome Basilica stands. It is stated the local Tamil Brahmins urged the king to take action against the apostle , as they did not like his proselytizing activities. Please google and read.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Thomas_Cathedral_Basilica,_Chennai
          Christianity was brought to then Tamil country by St. Thomas
          One of the Signatories of the Apostles’ creed was a Bishop of India
          Tamil was spoken in Kerala until at least the 13th century or even much later and we have Christians in Kerala from the time of St. Thomas
          The presence of the ancient Pahlavi crosses (also known as St. Thomas Crosses) across Tamilnadu and Kerala

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            Best thing is to do a DNA test.

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    What is this hypocrisy or whatever you call it Professor?
    Before the elections you went totally silent on the subject of abolition of Executive Presidency which was the main promise of all previous elections and the main theme of discussion during the whole Yahapalana era. You too wanted *Sajith samaga aluth gamanak – a new journey with Sajith” , didn’t you?. You never told us vote for Sajith in order to abolish EP but joined his campaign for a whole new Sri Lanka under the big elephant.
    To repeat the question why was UNP totally silent on the issue of abolishing EP during Sajith campaign? A UNP pundit on CT may please explain.

    Soma

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    Yes, it is a frightening scenario to those who understand that “extreme power” bestowed on a single individual will lead to “extreme corruption”. I am still confused as to why Gota’s brother MR would agree to this, since as it stands now with the 19th amendment, the Premier and Cabinet can control the President. Is MR playing a game pretending to go along with Gota….! On the other hand, once the 19th amendment is abolished, MR gets to contest again for the post of President. But that opportunity will arise only after 5 years. For MR, it is better to continue with the 19th amendment than to have it abolished. Unless he has some other sinister plan up his sleeve! It is apparent that the brothers are cautious of each other. Why would both Premier and President jointly decide to visit China and India, (rather unusual), unless one is not sure of the secret talks that the other one would have in his absence!

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    Sri Lankans are some of the most naive people on the face of the Earth.
    *
    You’ve seen what a Rajapakse government is all about – yet you elect another Rajapakse government and are surprised that you’re getting more of the same!
    *
    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity according to Albert Einstein.
    *
    Enjoy your Corrupt. Lawless, Bankrupt Failed State – this is what you voted for!

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      UKCitizen,
      “Sri Lankans are some of the most naive people on the face of the Earth.”
      Out of the Sinhala voters 30% are naïve. Out of the Demala and Muslim voters 80% are naïve.

      “You’ve seen what a Rajapakse government is all about”
      Yes, we have seen. Rajapakse Government did a fantastic job. The most admirable achievement of Rajapakse Government is killing Demala barbarian Prabhakaran and eliminating LTTE Demala barbarians and restoring peace in the country. Between 2010 and 2015 several infrastructure development projects were implemented. Economy was growing. Then the disaster struck in 2015. In 2019, Sinhalayo brought Rajapakses back to save this country.

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        Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

        “Out of the Sinhala voters 30% are naïve. Out of the Demala and Muslim voters 80% are naïve.”

        Population per 2011 Census
        Sinhalese ——-15,250,081 X 30% = 4,575,024

        Tamils ———- 3,108,770 X 80% = 2,487,016
        Muslims——– 1,936,768 X 80% = 1,549,414

        Total T + M—– 5,045,538 X 80% = 4,036,430

        S – T – M……………………………………… = 538,593

        Even if we use your stupidly biased wrong racist guesstimate for this purpose it appears you got more stupid/naive Sinhalese than the rest of the people put together.

        What’s wrong with you Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye?
        By any chance you are closely related to HLD M?

        You don’t have to respond to my comment with your usual stupid typing unless of course you voluntarily submit yourself for a prolong humiliation.

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        Fatasitc ?-

        BPs have not achieved a little in terms of their pledges. No fertilizer subsidieries. Nor pay hikes to plantation tamils ? No investigations about CENTRAL BANK bond scam, no investigations about easter sunday bomb attack. Soriysena is now in the sarog of Mahinda Polburuawa rajapakshe.

        Not even done the least going by their pledges ? But to say fatastic?
        You should be one among those who thought REPTILES in reality could bring RELICs to Kelaniya wiharaya …

        This man Mahindapala aka Eagle evil from DOWN UNDER is a pain to us.

        The day, the kind of ultra racists would leave this planet – the day we can start breath in for a better srilanka.

        I am born sinhalaya but I would never respect the kind of idots, but keep on praying, the kind of idiots be PUNISHED by Karma to the core.

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        @Eagle Eye
        *
        The previous Rajapakse government bankrupted the country.
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        All their prestige projects were built with borrowed money which the country will never be able to pay back. The Debt to GDP is sitting at about 90%. I notice nobody talks about that.
        *
        Any Economic growth was artificial – now you have an Airport with no aircraft, a Port with no ships, a Cricket ground with no matches and a Convention centre with no conventions. Not to mention SriLankan Airlines with several Billion Dollars of debt.
        *
        A small group got very rich pocketing various “Commissions”. They are living the life of luxury with your money that they stole from you!
        *
        Thanks for making my case about Sri Lankans being some of the most naive people on the Planet.
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        Enjoy the government you deserve!

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      UK Citizen,

      not just naive, but stupid too. They have been controlled by myths and supertious beliefs.

      If a man came up from scum and would utter a lie could change a lot in Srilanken Perception – but this should be put into air with the approval of BUDDHIST monks.

      If someone together with MONKs come up tomorrow, narrating that OWN EXCREATA could heal their long awaiting disorders in their human body – NO DOUBT lacks if not MILLIONS would line up to follow it.

      Best examples in recent SRILANKA

      1)Hakkgediya aka – Walampuri- was introduced by a FAKE Prof. Kirthi Disanayaka from COLOMBO suburb telling the nation that any turns of a VALAMPURI could bring them LUCK, was easily bought by the nation

      Over millions starting from RAJAPAKSHE and his beloved politicians followed this man – until the Dissanayake was found to be just an another number one deceitful business man – no different to that filthy mouth – Galthanne Witch Doctor.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxSYPm9RyNM
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op0YRf_ks1Q
      .
      2) Kelaniya Temple -Nagaya brings Relics – ENDORSED by Chief INcumbent Monk -Prof. PUDITH someone shamelessly supported the deceitful project

      A reptile (Nagaya) to have carried a PITHTHALA PAHANA, made in SRILANKA filled with relics – was the message sent across the country – THE TV channel that telecasted the new is called Derana TV channel with his owner Dilip Jayweera (Jayweera is a man from Galle, WHOM I knew in 80ties, and became Rajakshe diehard supporter for this abusive business – no matter anyone would have been MISLED for his selifish gains)

      This abusive MEDIA channels mislead the nation from DAWN to DUSK

      People – the majority of the nation have no idea, what they got to watch on SCREENs have become news for them.

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    Yes we will give 2/3rd to any government to protect our rights but not to lose our right of speech ,free media but not filthy media , independent commissions , judiciary commissions , right live any ware we want , right to practice our religion but not to follow monster monks misleading general public for their own benefits , to protect our sovereignty of our nation not to sign ACSA,SOFA, MCC and secrets deal with the blessings of the so called Monster monks.
    We will not give 2/3rd to sell our lands for peanuts to China and USA already china is controlling one our terminals in the Colombo port and Hambantota port 90% of the investment in fort belongs to foreign countries 40 years ago shops ,restaurants , traders in Fort and Pettaha were from 100 % Sri Lankan origin.
    Why is Gota asking 2/3rd to silence the people uprising sell our country to foreigners.

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    Gotabaya Rajapaksa went to Singapore for a heart condition a couple of months before the presidential elections. As I am concerned about his well-being, I suggest that he visit that Singapore hospital once again for a checkup. I am surprised he has not done so yet. People with heart problems must be very careful!

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      To my knowledge, anyone went through by pass or the like surgeries are under routine medical checkups.

      Stanley, you are right, but what if Karma would make him busy with his kind of teenage politcs ? today not being able to do the little change, as overestimated during his election campaign, but doing the other way around, how he would face is not clear to anyone – this nation is repeatedly deceived by VICIOUS politicians. I am pretty sure, his term would bring nothing to lankens as a whole. Alone 50 days are just enough to go for the conclusions. 100 days of previous govt was thousand times successful looking back. But media mafia handled by Rajapakshe goons never allowed the good of the previous govt be spread to the nation. So the public perception was robbed out so as they once looted the state. Media owners were bribed with the huge sums of statefunds they looted prior to 2015.

      I dont respect Rajakashe family, but if the loads of crimes heaping up, why should we ever bother ? Better to focus on the poor, that are indeed in your instructions.

      May all gods be with us the anti-criminals in getting them punished sooner than later.

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      Stanley@

      I cant understand your worries ? There are enougH people that are better than Rajapaksheh with higher allegations on high crimes to be adulated, but you guys are brainwashed by ABUSIVE media channels

      Last time he was brought to Singapore for a surgery

      Soon in the future he will have to be brought to a mortuary

      If natural take away of the alleged criminals could bring the people back to the tracks for a common goal, where is the problem ?This should also be applied to his brother whose medical history is beleived to be not at all good.

      God will see it sooner than later- is my wish.
      Rascals should go leaving the land for the leaders with brains.

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    “establish a strong executive, legislature and independent judiciary that can ensure the sovereignty of the people”.
    The above promise or commitment is already violated by the president and his gang who took the power in November 2019. He has appointed a commission to investigate the previous governments involvement in corruption and crimes but he did not want to investigate anything during and after the war until 2015. He also started the investigation of Dr Shafi which was cleared by the judiciary. Who made this decision.Is it Judiciary or President. President also gave a pardon to a military personal who was sentenced to death by judiciary. What is the role of judiciary in ensuring that justice is made to the people. Northern and Eastern Srilanka is a part of unitary Srilanka. The people of North East did not accept him as their president. He has lost executive power on North Eastern people. Democracy is not Dictatorship. If you loose the democracy people will loose their rights to demand rule of law, independent judiciary, independent journalism.

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    He is only trying to copy the UNP’s 17 years without a General Election. Thank the UNP for setting this precedent.

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    First tell your own Party, Left United Front or whatever. I saw your party secretary Lal Wijayanayaka only a few days back with JVP press briefing. Why is Prof. Kumar’s much loved JVP not taking the lead in getting all parties against Gota(left, right, center, tamil, muslim, civil society) together?

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    My guess is they are following Jr’s footsteps. They will discuss about something in the parliament and sign something else and the judiciary will cover it.
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    History repeats itself. I’m sure the Mulberry team knows their history. With Media on control and drug dealers on loose this won’t be an issue.
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    Controlling a few willing to fight will have no effect while the white van is back on road.
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    Budhism does not belong to anyone in Lanka. It’s not a tradition but a way of life for the ones believing in it. Definitely not a religion of convenience to choose only to hide behind.
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    Only way to control chaos is by changing the direction and reducing the momentum. Then harness the negative energy to build hope to fight back.
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    Thats exactly how Germany and Japan bounsed back from disaster.

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      But let’s just remember that the German and Japanese character are vastly different from that of the Sri Lankans

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    The last democratic election was told to Sinhala Buddhists’ by their leaders as about protection from Tamils and they voted on it. But from 1948 Tamils were struggling to get protection from Sinhala Buddhists, but lost dangerously bad on this time. The Sinhala Buddhist voter never has been able to grasp how his food comes to his plate, from the 1931, but they vote. They voted in, from left and right DS, SWRD, Sirimavo and Royals, the worst forces that destroyed the country’s economy. SB simply cannot cast a vote for his government, but only can for his master’s government. That is where this benevolent dictatorship talks come from. A man who is talking about benevolent dictatorship is an invalid and he expects his boss to lock him in the pen and feed with Punnakku. It is only god’s sin to have given hand and leg to him. When unscrupulous Lefts and Buddhists cultural advocates notice this man, what they want is him on their side, so they become the benevolent dictator whom he was searching to herd him and the ilk and do the job of feeding them and milking them appropriately. When Kotte was handed over to Portuguese, or Chankiliyan was defeated for petty mercenary wages or King Wickeramarajasingan was captured and handed over to British, Sinhala Buddhist proved how the Mahavamsa history gets well along with them. Professor Kumar like ones cannot keep consulting to Monkey like the weaver bird, dreaming the dead leftism will resurrect. So talking about what is the best constitution to Sinhala Buddhists is a penny worthless job.
    For long in CT few were crying “Wolf Wolf, the country going to be rented to international superpower confrontations. Now the Wolf is here, but few again see it. Last week all four powerful countries met the King. But as Media is no longer worth to read, there was nothing serious about this appeared. These so called fancy benevolent dictators, On behalf of Sinhala Buddhist digging their graves, like Gadhafi or Idi Amin.

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      So the only solution Sinhalese and Tamils can get both of their protection from each other or super powers fighting their atomic war on the Tamil Eelam-Sinhala Lankawe is Malaysia-Singapore solution. Remember how Sadam invited everybody there? He wanted to bomb the Kurdish with chemical arsenals. If a smart Sinhala politician is born in some time, he will understand the wise word here.

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