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Chief Justice Appointment Is A Serious Mistake

Chief Justice Appointment Is A Serious Mistake: LSSP, Constitutional Crisis And The Mahinda’s Promises 

By Tissa Vitarana –

Dr Tissa Vitarana

The Lanka SamaSamaja Party was established with the Suriyamal Movement 77 years ago, on 18 December, 1935, under the leadership of N M Perera, Colvin R de Silva, Philip Gunewardena and S A Wickremasinghe, to continue the anti-imperialist struggle and win complete independence from British rule. Our leaders like N M, Colvin, Philip, Edmund and Bernard were jailed both here and after they escaped from jail, in India. The partial independence gained in 1948 was completed in 1972 through the Republican Constitution, drafted by Colvin R de Silva, which conferred sovereignty on the people of Sri Lanka for the first time in our history. The struggle that the LSSP began for its other major objectives, that of social justice and a socialist society continues. Some of its demands such as workers’ rights, free education and health care, and nationalization of key sectors have been successfully achieved.

After gaining independence, the LSSP wanted all sections of society to participate in the struggle to achieve the bourgeois democratic tasks of the national revolution. But when the Sinhala Buddhist,” Pancha Maha Balavegaya”, emerged as a force under the leadership of S W R D Bandaranaike, after N M had declined to lead it, the LSSP and CP helped the SLFP to defeat the local agent of Imperialism, the UNP, and captured power in 1956. The anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist programme of the Left has been achieved thereafter by this Centre-left Alliance, particularly during the SLFP, LSSP, CP Coalition Government of 1970-75. But the momentum was lost after the UNP began its 17 year rule from 1977 and forced the reactionary 1978 Constitution on the country to facilitate direct neo-liberal exploitation by imperialism. In this role the UNP abandoned both major tasks of the nationa’ bourgeois democratic revolution, the building of national unity and the development of the economy in the national interest.

After the defeat of the UNP in 1994, under the PA Government the emphasis was on building national unity and good progress was made but without real success. Under the UPFA Government the military defeat of the LTTE in 2009 has paved the way for achieving national unity, but regrettably progress has been poor. But an effort is being made to achieve rapid economic development and with this Budget the adoption of the East Asian model became evident. The fact that this model is being adopted both by capitalist countries like Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, and by socialist countries like China and Vietnam, make it acceptable to the LSSP as well. But as we have been stressing, the secret of their success has been the increase of export earnings by increasing the proportion of Hi Tech products in their exports through the use of advanced technology (Japan 85%, South Korea 70%, Singapore 60%, Malaysia 50%) but in the case of Sri Lanka it is only 1.5%. While the Government has maintained economic stability and reasonably good growth despite the global economic crisis, the outcome has been rapidly increasing foreign debt due to the adverse balance of trade. We must not pass the debt burden to our children. The adverse balance of trade which has led to an increased foreign debt burden should be reduced further by cutting the cost of imports by increasing the duty on all luxuries.

But the LSSP demand is that the burden of development must be placed on the rich, by increasing the upper limit of direct taxation from 24% to 45%, and not on the poor, by removing all indirect taxes on essential items like milk powder, dhal, sugar, dried fish and kerosene. The devaluation of the rupee adds further to the cost of all imports. The benefits of development must not only go to the rich. In the context of the increasing cost of living, salaries must be increased proportionately in both the government and private sectors, unless policies are instituted to bring down the cost of living. Economic development is not possible without good governance. The breakdown of governance and increased corruption must be dealt with firmly and effectively, particularly now that impeachment action is being taken against the Chief Justice. Public sector waste must be sharply curtailed.

We were all hoping that after the defeat of LTTE terrorism and the country was re-united, that all Sri Lankans would come together as one Sri Lankan nation, free of racial, religious and caste prejudice. But this has not happened. Like the economic, oil, food, and climate crises which have deepened worldwide, Sri Lanka too is facing many crises, chief of which is that affecting governance and democracy itself. The roots of the crisis go back to the “shoddily drafted” 1978 Constitution, full of contradictions and anti-democratic features, as N M points out in his “Critical Analysis”. In the 1972 Constitution the people elected a representative on an electorate basis to exercise their sovereignty in Parliament. Parliament as a single body formed a Cabinet headed by a Prime Minister, and through it exercised Legislative, Executive and Judicial power.

In the 1978 Constitution the exercise of the people’s sovereignty was divided, being split between Parliament and an Executive President. The President controlled the Cabinet, which prepared legislation, by presiding over it but was not answerable to Parliament, even for the unlimited number of ministries that he could head. The President appoints the Secretaries to the Ministries, the Public Service Commission and other Commissions, thereby effectively controlling the entire Public Service. The President appoints the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Service Commission, thereby controlling the Judiciary as well. The President controls the Armed Forces. Parliament has control of finances by the fact that it has to pass the Budget, but as Finance Minister this is also prepared by officials controlled by the President. Thus under the 1978 Constitution nearly all power is concentrated in one individual the Executive President. Though there is provision for the people to decide on important Bills through a Referendum, this has been exercised only once and that was by J R Jayewardene to extend his Government’s term in office, avoiding an election. Effectively the people can intervene only at the next Presidential Election. In the alternative Parliament can impeach the President by a 2/3 majority. Thus all power is highly centralized in one individual.

The 13th  Amendment, by setting up the Provincial Councils, thereby devolving power away from Colombo and closer to the people, helped to mitigate the anti-democratic content of the 1978 Constitution. But it is disturbing that there are anti-democratic moves being suggested to undo the good work by dissolving the Provincial Councils and abrogating the 13th Amendment. The LSSP and the Socialist Alliance are strongly opposed to any such move. I am glad that about 30 government parliamentarians, including many Ministers and Party Leaders, have joined us to oppose any such ant-democratic move.

The claim that the Provincial Council system was an Indian imposition is completely false. Since the time of S W R D Bandaranaike in 1926, when he favoured Regional Councils in a federal set up, the issue of the unit of devolution has been debated. Some favoured the province as the unit and others the district, and when the Indo-Sri Lanka accord was signed, opinion had shifted towards the province as the unit. It is also claimed that the Provincial Councils (PCs) are a white elephant, a waste of public funds. But the reality is that only 7.5% of all Government expenditure is channelled through the PCs, and much of it is for salaries and other expenses in connection with schools and hospitals etc. which would have to be met even if there were no provincial councils. Well below one per cent of the money goes for expenses related to politicians. The extensive infrastructural development to benefit the people is a direct outcome of the PCs. The alternative suggested is the District Council as the unit, but besides not being economically viable, it would increase the expenditure as there are 25 of them. The real objective is to put an end to empowering the people, through the PCs, then through local bodies and finally down to the village councils: so that all decisions can be taken in Colombo.

But it is through the PCs, LBs and VCs that we can empower people so that they can do their own development activities, thereby overcoming corruption and integrating them within one country so that they will never want to separate. In fact in 1987 with the formation of the PCs all the Tamil militant groups that took up arms against the Government laid them down and entered the democratic stream, except the LTTE. If we do away with PCs now we will be sending the wrong message not only to the Tamil, but also the Sinhala and Muslim, youth. The LTTE lobby here and abroad and the U.S. led conspiracy in Geneva will be given ammunition to attack us.

When decisions are made by one person, however brilliant he may be, mistakes, even serious mistakes, can be made, e.g the Chief Justice appointment. When power is concentrated in one person, abuse of power can readily occur. It is said that “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. But if the person elected at the next Presidential election is someone who has a military background, like Fonseka, the danger of a military dictatorship, which exists even now, will be greatly increased. Therefore the sooner the Executive Presidency is done away with and we return to a Parliamentary system based on the 1972 Constitution, suitably modified, and with a mixed electoral system, the better it will be for the country and for future generations. Those who promise to do this after the next election cannot be trusted to do so once they acquire this tremendous power. We call upon the present President to do what he promised in the Mahinda Chinthanaya.

*Dr Tissa Vitarana – Senior Minister of Technology and Research and the leader of the LSSP

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    “DR” title itself is Imperialist. If I fought against the Imperialism I would not have that title.

    Fear Against a Military as a president is another phobia created by the writer himself. Military men may be very good gentlemen in comparison to the civilians who are thieves. Every military man is not a Hitler. There had been Montgomerys who were small men but liked by millions of soldiers.

    LSSP or modification of Communist theory did not work either in USSR or in CHINA. Every body knows how Cuba and North Korea suffer. We can not blame capitalist countries for that. Emperors who valued their country and the subjects had more social justice than any one in the modern world. You need to read the Asian History for that.

    Anyway, human greed it the most important.

    Both China and India had emperors who looked after their subjects far far better than the modern democracy which can be any thing as defined by those who want to.

    Politicians are another Capitalist class who preaches different philosophies and live capitalist lives.

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      Hey dead leftist wake up! Get with the plot and stop trying to cover your filthy ass and the corrupt and murderous clown Mahinda Rajapaska.

      It was Mahinda Rajapakse that mischievously appointed the CJ’s husband to the NSB Chairmanship to politicize, corrupt and destroy the Judiciary, FIRST, and it is hence Mahinda Rajapakse who should be IMPEACHED.

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    Tissa Vitharana concluded:

    “We call upon the present President to do what he promised in the Mahinda Chinthanaya”.

    If not (which is very clear to any body even the brain dead) what is your alternative?

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      May be Thissa will go and lick Mahinda’s ass … hehehe

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      Tissa the best thing you could do is to lick the back sides of Raj….

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    We’ve been attacked by NATO(No Action Talks Only)

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    Unfortunately, it is only now TW confesses that power should not be concentrated in one person and ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’.

    Didn’t he have this wisdom when he voted for the 18th Amendment? What a pathetic position this country has been driven to by its self-serving and selfish leaders?

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    I bet my last cent that Tissa Vitarana will vote for the impeachment. He talked big before his party folks to escape their wrath. But see today’s Sinhala papers and Daily News- he sings a different tune. It is clear that he wants to vote with MR and is slowly moving that way. Also, a few days back he says Sri Lanka will send an astronaut to space in 4 years. We all know who the aspiring astronaut is. Tissa is saying all this to please MR because he knows there will be a cabinet reshuffle soon. To save his ministry, he will finally vote for the impeachment.

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    I think that the late Phillip Gunawardena should head the list of founder-members of the LSSP, not your uncle Dr.N.M.Perera, who, no doubt, was a great politician. Yes. Power was highly centralized in one individual, the Executive President under the 1978 Constitution. But what did the government of which you are a coalition partner do? You further centralized power in one individual through the 18th Amendment turning the Executive President into a virtual dictator! You also harp on the sin committed by JR by introducing the present system with an all powerful Executive President. The 17th Amendment removed the evil features of the system to some extent. But what did you do by voting for the 18th Amendment? You added more evil to the accursed Presidential system!U-turned the journey that was moving towards democratic governance!

    You say, Doctor, appointing Shirani Bandaranayake the Chief Justice was a mistake. Let us grant for a moment that it was a mistake. But is the procedure adopted to remove her not a mistake? Your calling the UNP local agent of imperialism sounds hollow in the context of the policies followed by your government. Is following the dictates of the IMF anti-imperialism or socialism? Is selling prime land of the country to foreigners rendering the poor homeless anti-imperialism and socialism? Is using the state media to vilify the political opponents socialism? Is keeping part of the country under a brutal military administration socialism? Is appointing kith and kin to high positions and allowing them to plunder the national wealth socialism? I can raise many more questions. But I think other CT readers will raise them!

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      Saman,NMP and the LSSP for all their talk voted with the SLFP for the 1972 constitution. Remember what NMP did to the Bank Strike? NMP supported the politicisation of the public service,helped to destroy the Public service.They represented themselves as non racialists.Remeber how they carried the slogan “Dudley” ge bade Masala vade.When the reasonable use of tamil language was taken up in the Parliament, they backed the racialist Mrs B. They created a fuss over the death of that racialist rascal priest – monument at Kolpetty junction.For all their talk they will vote for the Impeachment and try to offer an excuse to the 10 and only 10 people who vote for them. They are snakes.Do not depend on themLike Uncle Like nephew

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      Well said Saman.

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    Even at this late hour good to see that these old Leftist standing up for something. Your reputations are tarnished after the shameful endorsement of the 18th Amendment. Play for legacy if not for anything else. be remembered for something more than opportunist. Good Luck!

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      Saman, did you take a whiff of Marijauana before wrote that comment – be careful you are showing incipient characteristics of Halucination. these comments are only for show.When shouted at they touch kings feet and worship.If the king want the back washed, Vasu,Tissa and Dew will do it willingly

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    LSSP failed to groom young leaders to replace the old guard who are about to go through the portals to enter the world of eternal peace. Knowing that there are no followers to dig the graves, the old guard has started digging their own while hanging on to power through national list.

    If the appointment of CJ is a mistake, then as a party responsible for that mistake what is the solution of LSSP to correct it? As Elvis commented LSSP has become a NATO member.

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      Kiri gamarala.Are you mad the LSSP had trained young leaders. They operate in the same manner as NM and Colvin

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      So true as to training young leaders. They have miserably failed to do this. Dr. NM and Dr. Colvin they were grooming Vasudeva, Athauda, Wimal Rodrigo but they did not give them the baton at the right time to move forward with the programs……As a result in 1977 the LSSP and the left movement were swept away…then again the Left movement which regrouped under the banner of United Socialist Alliance (LSSP, CP, NSSP and SLMP) faced a fatal blow with the assassination of Vijay Kumaratunga in 1987.…obviously Chandrika was no Vijay Kumaranatunga. She failed to give leadership for the left movement….she ran away from the movement her husband built with his life and positioned herself with anti-progressive and anti-labor forces which made merry out of her Presidency…….There is a left movement in Sri-Lanka which is silent…when I say left I am not talking about Marxist policies (economic or otherwise)…I do not think any of these parties are any longer believing in those economic policies. The Left movement needs leadership…who is that progressive leader who can attract these forces who are silent and now submerged under the banner of SLFP and even UNP…. ….That leader need not be from LSSP or CP but can be from SLFP like Vijaya was!

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    Mr. Gunasekera your presentation as well as those of your old anti-imperialist sloganeering Marxists deserve nothing but condemnation from the people of this country. Their action right through from the time they coalesced with the national bourgeoisie up until the present time was inimical to the well being of the down trodden masses in the country and quite contrary to their often orchestrated ideology. You rightly abhor the concentration of unlimited powers in the executive but helped in its process by voting for the 18th Amendment to the constitution.You blame the JR constitution for all ills and remain silent about the socio-political process during his immediate predecessors time that led to the framing of that 78 constitution. You still cannot break your ties with an ultra-right capitalist regime that is fondly teetering on dictatorial governance.Your phobia against a man with military background is unfounded and is no doubt a faint rephrasing of your past but now infamous sloganeering.

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    MY apologies to Mr. Gunasekera and it should be replaced with Vitharana.Thank you.

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    Do You endorse the appointment of Asoka Silva as CJ.Did you not see how he played ball with MR and got his son or daughter to an embassy.
    Did you not see that an army tribunal was not by any means as a duly appointed court within the Justice system.
    Did you not see how he created a record which should go to the Guiness Book. That fellow weeks after he retired he went to the Presidential Secretariat.
    Did you not see that woman who danced away with MR and the Brother at her daughters wedding after sendin Sarath Fonseka to Jail to please him.He promoted her to the Appeal Court shortly after that.
    Where were you Tissa Vithana who was only acting to keep the Minister title.
    Why did you vote for the 18th amendment yes if you did not after asking him for a job he would have kicked you out.
    All are blood suckers.What is the LSSP today you can count the votes on your fingers

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      YES, TW WAS BLIND THOSE DAYS, NOW ONLY HE WOKE UP.
      TOO OLD PEOPLE LIKE TW SHOULD GO HOME AND OBSERVE SIL EVEN FOR HAVING A NEXT BIRTH.
      TW, YOU CAN’T CHEAT PEOPLE BY UTTERING LIES.

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    Dr. has not mentioned about 18th amendment which gave more powers to HE for which Dr. voted and endorsed. Dr. is guilty for what he did and that is why he has not mentioned about 18th amendment.

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    Dr.Tissa you are no more a lefti9st but the left hand of MARA to support any thing he does for his own benefit with your share. No one will believe you unless you resign from the MARAs regime along with all your comrades.I don’t think that you will do this by giving up your survival tactics.There won’t be a old persons LSSP or CP if you leave MARA. You live under his total mercy.

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    Tissa Vithana, DEW Gunasekara and Vasudeva are nothing but pigs droppings

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    You and your past leaders made us to sing ‘Sadukin (or Dhadukkin) pelanavun deng thing negitiyav, adhiraje nethkarav, dhanablay sunkarav, kamkaru aanduvak pihituvav’ and kept the people in hope not different from what the capitalists say ‘wait…wait…we will redeem you people…’, and never wanted genuinely launch a struggle to establish Worker Power. All what you did is to help a new brand of capitalist to gain power and abuse democracy. Now you say ‘we did that…we progressed…but have not succeeded still…..and hope will suceed’. But your last days are not far. At least now accept that you misled the people and failed them.

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    Nevertheless the opinion within the Govt itself against the impeachment motion itself is essential. It is required to counteract the stupidity of the imbeciles like Weerawansa, Vermin and Dilan. Ultimately it will be the dissension wihin the UPFA and SLFP itself that will bring down the Rajapakse dictatorship. It is noteworthy that several SLFP stalwarts have also spoken against the motion or remained silent.

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    You say: “We were all hoping that after the defeat of LTTE terrorism and the country was re-united, that all Sri Lankans would come together as one Sri Lankan nation, free of racial, religious and caste prejudice. But this has not happened.”

    Ever wondered why this is the case? Have you not heard of the 18th amendment? Have you not seen your government’s attitude to the rule of law? Have you not heard that the dual nationality scheme has been stopped because lots of Tamils wanted to return? Have you not heard how Jaffna is being run as an open prison?…. it is a long list of evil, comrade, and you are at the heart of it all. No amount of claptrap you write will get you out of that fix.

    Comrade, had you walked out of parliament on the day they passed the 18th amendment, we might still have some residual respect for you.

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    I’m afraid you have shot your bolt aeons ago, Mr Vitarana. The list of crimes you have subscribed to is too long to recite here, but you are as aware of them as we are. Prefacing your feeble call to the President to do away with the Executive Presidency, by a history of your party (an attempt, no doubt to win back some respect for yourself after you have made so many shocking compromises that few would believe yours was once a party of the Left), deceives no one. You sold out long ago and you are too materially comfortable to bow out gracefully, even at this late stage of your life. And we idiots, for our sins, have to go on supporting people like you to the bitter end. Arent you even ashamed that in a country where many people face near poverty upon retirement at the age of 50, 60 or 65, even if they are still capable of doing a GOOD job, YOU feel free to go on living at public expense for ever, not only enjoying the basic necessities of life without worrying about how to pay for them, but even still travelling about the world!

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    If this fellow has any sense of shame, he would resign. In fact the whole lot of them from the LSSP have sold their souls for a few million rupees. Shame on you.

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    The Old Left is a moribund and pathetic organization that has imbibed all the capitalist ways of living that they had fought against. They misled thousands of young persons like me who was a LSSP. I am ashamed about Tissa Witharana and crowd-that Seneviratne etc.Why didn’t they rise up all these years?
    Don’t trust them. They will suck up to MR at the end as that is where their bread and butter are.

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    1. LSSP’s behaviour has been despicable in the last 4/5 decades.
    2. The oppression of ethnic minorities in conjunction with ethnic outbidding has been the rail on which the successive governments have been running their trains. It hasn’t received any mention except in the final section of the article in the bit about the 13th Amendment. The 13th Amendment is a whitewash and intrinsically has the appointment of the Governor by the Central government and can thus negate any work by the elected PC.

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    In short, all the commentators have one conclusion – Vitharana, you
    are a born sucker!!

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      punchinilame says:

      “In short, all the commentators have one conclusion – Vitharana, you
      are a born sucker!!”

      I beg to difer.

      The Sinhala Buddhist voters are the born suckers. Look back how they voted in all elections.

      All most in all elections since 1956 they voted while sitting on their brain.

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    This guy belongs to the mother lode of garbage collectors who sang ‘Saa duking pelena ewun den ithing negentian”. With their socialist mantra they misguided the working class. They ruined the CTB, They ruined the CGR. Look at all the corporations; like Cement, Steel, Tire. They make a loss more than a gain.These are the people who removed the railway tracks to derail the trains and kill the innocent passengers during the 1956 Haratal. What ever happened to the CGR highly equipped work shop at Ratmalana?. These guys removed all the machinery and sold to the Panchikawatte scrap dealers and made their money. Where ever these “Pragathaseeli” guys crept in they ruined it. No wonder they have fallen to Zero…“Binduwata wetila”

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    Tissa Vitharana has forgotten how the SLFP led by SWRD enacted Sinhala Only and destroyed the national unity and pushed the country into deep abyss of ethnic confrontation. He also forgot how his leader Colvin R De Silva helped to draft the 1972 constitution to jettison the only Clause 29 (2) that prevented parliament against legislating to discriminate ethnic minorities of different language and religion. He and his greedy boss must take lessons from Singapore where parity of status to all the languages ensured national unity and enabled her to progress to outwit similar post-colonial states in the region.

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      Sorry Iqbal you are wrong.
      Clause 29(2) of the Soulbury constitution remained intact when the Sinhala Only Bill was passed in 1956 during the PM’ship of SWRDB.
      The said bill was later contested in the Kodeeswaran case but was rejected by the Privy Council on technicalities.
      So don’t be under the illusion that the said clause would have prevented the passage of the Sinhala Only Act of 1956.The said constitution itself is a big fraud perpetrated by the British on us Lankans and our leaders remained silent instead of telling the British “you get lost” we are capable of enacting our own constitution.Colvin R de Siva was in the opposition in 1956 and voted against the said lecherous Act.

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        While it is true that the Sinhala only act was enacted when 29 (2) was operational and Colvin voted against the act, it is incorrect to state that the PC upheld its validity. PC sent back the case for reconsideration. However, by the time it came back, the country had enacted the 1972 Constitution in May 1972, two of the main architects were Colvin and NM. This Constitution gave constitutional status to the Sinhala only principle which had only a statutory status earlier. Hence, Colvin and NM were an active members of the group which brought about the concentration of power in the legislature (and Cabinet) and the politicization of the Public Service including the Police Service, Judicial Service etc. As opposed to the Right, the Left in the country was ‘Wrong’, and almost left in the mercy of anti-democratic elements. Sooner the country learns better for it.

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    These guys are the gang of spent forces. They do not have any power or support but by hanging on to the Govt, pretending from time to time to be the opposition to the Govt. (most of the time at the request of the Govt), want to show that they are contributing for the betterment of the country. Guys like TV are the route cause for all the trouble we have in this country. Vasudeva is another guy in the same boat. What a shame!

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    Dr Tissa Withna( Nephew of Dr/dr N.M. Perera) of Present leader of LSSP has given entirely wrong facts of history of Suriya Mal Movement was launced on 11 November 1933.It was not LSSP leaders of NM who had been the leader of Suriya Mal movement led, by Colombo South Youth League on a anti-imperalist and anti-war basis being taken intitative of Suriya Mal campaign.
    Miss Doreen Young( wife of Dr S.A Wickramsinghe) was the First President of Suriya Mal Movement.Her article was published Ceylon Daily News in November 1933. I have very relable Inforamtion That from Horana Times Corrospnad at that time was told me ,that Mr Wilmot Perer’s Hegalla Estate have been venue of Suriya Mal meetings. Not only Dr SA Wickramasinghe had been playing leading role of movement,even M/S Sellina Peries(wife of NM) join such meeting at Hegalla Estate at Horana,the present location of SriPalee University at Horana.
    Is in the memory of Wilmot Perera played an important role in assisting Suriya Mal Movement to provide not only venue indeed all other necessities for meeting have be other basic facitities as well.
    Suyiya Mal is first anti- imperalist and anti-colonial movemet of Masses of opperssed nation of Ceylon.
    Where LSSP made her Mistake in working class Party since 1935 Decaemer?
    1 Accpect leadership of “COWARDLY” NATIONL BOURGEOISIE CLASS OF SLFP.
    2 Unaable relized diffreance of Bourgeoisie Of Capitalist revoluation and Socialist revoulation having TWO DIFFERANT TASK AND PROGRAME in differant era or stages.
    3 Accpecting Trostkism, as anti-Marxist school of thought of adventurism will lead to surrender vanguard party and class into bourgeoisie Leadership.
    LSSP become FAIL POLITICAL PARTY UNABLE TO ACCOMPLISHED TASK OF SOCIALIST REVOLUTION as well as Democracti task also unfinished. Party TURN INTO BOURGEOISIE ORGANIZATION of Refomist POLITICS OUTFIT AFTER 1964.

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    Dr.Tissa Vitarana,

    Please read yeaterday’s headline news.

    Chinese companies grab mega projects in Sri Lanka bypassing tender process……(Read Sri Lanka News Room..news)
    Dec 23 (ST) Chinese money is pouring into Sri Lanka through loans with their companies getting mega project contracts bypassing tender procedures and emerging as single bidders, local agents of foreign companies said. The Chinese loans are expected to reach a new high of US$12 billion, they said. This amount was confirmed by Treasury officials. Meanwhile according to a Sunday Times report, a Chinese loan of more than US$ 69…….

    Srilankaxnews- නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ පුතුගේ දොලදුක සන්සිදුවන්නට පසුගියදා පැවැත්වූ කොළොම්බු නයිට් රේස් මෝටර් රථ තරගාවලිය නිසා කොළඹ මහ නගර සභාවට අහිමි කර ඇති බදු මුදල පමණක් රුපියල මිලියන 2.9 ඉක්මවා තිබේ.මෙම මුදල ගෙවීම තරග සංවිධායකයන් ප්‍රතික්ශේප අර ඇති අතර පසුව බස්නාහිර පළාත් මහ ඇමැති ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංගගේ නියෝගයක් මත මෙම තරගාවලියේ නැරඹුම් ප්‍රවේශ පත්වලින් නගර සභාවට අයවිය යුතු බදු මුදල ලබා නොගැනීමට එම නිළධාරීන්ට සිදුව තිබේ

    .Rs. 1.28 billion sunk in Coal Deal
    Dec 23 (SL) In a sensational development to the controversial import of coal from Indonesia for the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant – highlighted week after week by The SuEkneligoda habeas corpus case before Appeal Court
    Dec 23 (ST) The habeas corpus case of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda will be taken up by the Court of Appeal when the Magistrate’s Cour

    Don’t you agree that we need a Disciplined and honest Govt. to get rid of these corruption thug Mafia THIEF family rule……

    Also read the Following:
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    Dr.Tissa Vitarana:

    I hope you have some good memories under Pre-Independence British Empire…..as my father always used to say Good about them. Of couse my father is more methodical,neatly dressed,dutiful, punctual, and disciplene much more than myself…..and I think he inherited those qualities from the British priests who where incharge of christian education and schools those days.

    I am happy if you could write articles comparing some of the governance between the British and the current day politicians……where we hear today always Govt.politicians Bashing the British as foreign Invaders…who ruined our country while still beneficting everything from tar roads,transport, ports, airports, Tea rubber and coconut plantations, schools, hospitale, electricity, water borne pipelines to Railways, university education, industry etc…etc…

    People like you should educate and write the truth to reveal what current day politicians who keep bashing British rulers without any appreciation for what they have done and who built everything and handed over to us without letting us indebt of a single penny to anybody.

    Can you boast anything on our economy, social and communal lives today after 60 years of independence….other than all the best cream of intellectuals of all communities leaving the country for good and politics gone to dogs and the debt is sky high while people suffer enormously……….
    Please do write your views on how Sri Lanka performed during British rule with the current Governing after independence.

    It doesn’t matter which political party you belong to…….But tell the public your frank views….both Positive and Negative views. Even China and Russia have changed their economic,social and administrative policies today.

    Finally I Conclude as follows:
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    THEREFORE WE COUNTRY LOVING CITIZENS STRONGLY SUPPORT FOR FUTURE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COUNTRY TO BE HANDED OVER TO “JUDICIARY”…. AND THE REST OF THE PARLIAMENT MEMBERS TO GO ON EARLY RETIREMENT………………LIKE MINISTER MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA HAS DECIDED TO D0.

    WE COULD GIVE THE “JUDICIARY” TO ADMINISTER COUNTRY WHO ARE EDUCATED, CULTURED, QUALIFIED AND MORE CAPABLE TO RUN A COUNTRY THAN UNEDUCATED, UNQUALIFIED AND UNCULTURED PARLIAMENT MINISTERS.

    ALSO FOR ADMINISTERATION KNOW HOW, FOR PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT, AND FOR 21st CENTURY INNOVATIVE IDEAS RECRUIT 10 (TEN) FOREIGN EXPERTS WHO COULD BRING RESULTS…..SUCH AS THE WAY WE HAVE RECRUITED SOUTH AFRICAN COACHES FOR SRI LANKA CRICKET.BRITISH ADVISERS TO UNI LEVER, GLAXO ETC….ETC..

    THERE SHOULD BE A RAPID TURN AROUND OUR ECONOMY AND THE REST OF COUNTRY’S ADMINISTRATION BEFORE IT COLLAPSE IN FRONT OF OUR EYES.

    Please let me have your views.

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    It is too bad that many so called left leaders of the Sinhala community has succumbed to Sinhala Buddhist nationalism and have mistaken it for socialism…You can see this clearly in the JVP, of the Weeramodayavamsa kind and less obviously in Vitharana…Dew and Nanayakara… in this case it is nothing but political opportunism to line ones pocket…

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    Tissa Witharana cut a sorry figure in this. There’s saying in Sinhala “puka hapagena marenwa”. If an ordinary village byya happens to come across the above comments, he would definitely do it. But not Dr. Tissa Witharana. The reason is he is servant of his physical indulgences. He is not a servant of the masses. They safeguarded the ideology just as family’s silver as it generated income enough for luxurious lives. Like monks taking Buddhism as their property. My thanks goes Colombo Telegraph for allowing these fools some thinking audience.

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    Dr Vitharana Colvin brought in a constitution that safe guarded th erights of the minority, They used to say one Language two nations Two Langugaes one nation he forgot what he said.
    Defeating of LTTE millitarily by committing war crimes and crimes agisnt humanity of bombing schools, places of worship and hospitals and murdering more thna 40,000 innocnet Tamils and torturing 300,000 Tamisl in internment camps Dr Vitharana thought of bringing unity. He being minister in the government is party to war crimes committed under the elarship of Gotabhaya. He is now talking as if he is a saint and LSSP a noble party.

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