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FUTA Seriously Alarmed By Political Crisis: Urges Immediate Reconvention Of Parliament

Issuing a statement, the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) requested President Maithripala Sirisena and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to convene Parliament immediately and allow the members to debate the issue and take decisions within the ambit of the constitutional government.

President Sirisena

“Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) is seriously alarmed by the current complication in the democratic political process of Sri Lanka and urges the political authority to act democratically to solve the crisis immediately. While we condemn the situation, which has erupted after an abrupt change of the Prime Minister, we also would like to point out that the only way to wade through this impasse is to adhere to the democratic process,” the statement issued by Dr. Athulasiri Samarakoon, the Secretary of FUTA, said.

FUTA also said, “We earnestly think that Sri Lanka, as a nation with long experiences of democratic government, must not retreat from that tradition but attempt to further improve it. Unfortunately, despite our wishes, our experiences have been that the country plunges into chaotic situations very often when political agents do not respect the lawful governance of the system jeopardizing the peaceful life of ordinary citizens. Also, it should be noted that sudden and irrational Cabinet reshuffles have largely hindered the development process and only resulted in the waste of public funds. For, instance, within the last three and half year period, several Ministers were appointed to the Ministry of Higher Education and none of them got sufficient time to work on the subject of higher education. We believe that such abrupt changes of Ministers have only led to instability and crises in this and other sectors.”

“Whenever there is a crisis in the political system it is the ordinary people who must suffer from it. Today, the prevailing political unrest and the volatility has brought fear and uncertainty into the lives of the people of this country. While Sri Lanka once again has become an international topic for the wrong reasons due to the political crisis here, we once again request the political authority, the President and the others, to take immediate actions to bring back normalcy to the parliamentary process and restore democratic governance as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, the students of South Asian University, New Delhi, writing a letter to President Sirisena, had said they were concerned about the developing uncertainty in the political scenario of Sri Lanka consequent to the removal of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, and the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minister.

“This act, which has been carried out amidst much secrecy and without a floor vote in Parliament has already cost people’s lives and considerable disruption of public life. At the moment, we are not debating the legality of this action in terms of the constitution. We are concerned of the ethics of the action and the political uncertainty it may push the country into. We are well aware of the uncertainties which governed Sri Lankan politics and day to life in the recent past, and it would be singularly unfortunate if this action would push the country in this direction again,” the letter said.

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    Thank god, GMOA is not taking this as serious as car permits and good schools for their kids, otherwise, the weapon ‘island-wide trade union action’ would have killed a few poor as of now…

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      The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA),

      “While we condemn the situation, which has erupted after an abrupt change of the Prime Minister, we also would like to point out that the only way to wade through this impasse is to adhere to the democratic process,”

      Yes. This is the DEMOCRATIC Socialist REPUBLIC of Sri Lanka, not the TOTALITARIAN Personal Family Republic of Sri Lanka.

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      Now there are few signs that MS is waging his tail.

      THe latest has been ” if Ranil would be back, he would leave politics not even waiting an hour”.

      ha ha.. now with entire world and interal allies turning their posterior to him, and slowly recognizing himself that it was an unforgivable mistake he made on wrong advice given to him, he has just started to issue pseudo-patriotic statements. This man is highly abusive as no other we ever had in the history.
      He knows very well that his political surivival would last longer than another few weeks.
      Entire world is now well aware of his rabblerousing nature.
      But those who kept faith in him, not a single person, stayed with him today. That says everything about the real face of the man.
      Adios Mr President !

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      Jealousy, Malice and all other harmful charateristics a human being can have are seen in the person – President Maithree Pala SIRISENA:

      We worked diehard to put him in the place where he is today. But UNP leadership did lot more. Alone saving his life from Mahinda Rajapapakshe with whom Mr President got remarried just few days ago. He himself louded it to the VERY same people that MR is the most abusive and murderous person he has ever lernt in his life. And his family was under threat. So all these should be blatant lies.
      Now we can prove, the very same person addresses the very same audience today and make public statments that RANIL Wickramsinghe is even more dangerous.

      So it is high time us voters to see, if these man has been suffering from a syndrome that is unique to him. Really not normal to insult own colleagues this way, but Mr Wickramasinge would never utter a single word against him yet. That we call the decency – how he has been brought up. Cultured and civilized leaders have no place in the country today.

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    The latest uncertainty commenced with the appointment of Srisena as the President in 2015.His speech and action was similar to a GCE ord. level schoolboy. He tried to score a point in repeating the fact (fiction) that he took a great risk in contesting the presidential election. In that, he would have been sent 6 feet under by Mahinda in case he lost the elections. On the contrary Srisena appears to have sent the whole country 12ft under by his actions and in-actions. Not that Ranil was any any better in his actions and activities
    However, what is under scrutiny today is the violation of the constitution in sacking Ranil. He should have been sacked within two years of his appointment as Prime
    Minister by democratic means. Similarly, the President should have been impeached within that period- provided it was constitutional. Now, he says he was in the murder list of Ranil. It appears that the president has played into to the hands of his first alleged ‘undertaker’, who may overtake him in all activities. Now the people who voted for Srisena has jumped from the frying pan into the fire.
    A Known Devil is better than an Unknown angel it looks.

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      Dear Anga,
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      I voted for Sirisena. Not only is it good be honest, this also puts us in a position to hold him accountable.
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      Also another possibility. He may have been honest enough about many things that he then said, but he may have lost his nerve now. Or he just isn’t of the required calibre for this demanding job.
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      I don’t think it such a good thing to blame ourselves all the time.
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      I think that most of us now realise the huge dangers in blaming My3’s background. If we turn into snobs, we’re not going to votes.

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        Dear Mr Sinhala Man,

        I think MS had been honest only during his first 3months.

        Since he abused his office to sack that HEAD of FCID caused me to look at him with losing my hopes.

        That alone hinted me and many that sought only justice for what he pledged before the electiion became clearer that the man is somehow controlled by underhand groups. These groups should be RAJAPAKSHES.
        But MS is a good actor. Perhaps, better than Gamini Fonseka or Wijaya in our memories.
        RW is a very like would not express his thoughts out to anyone. Even if he would have been attacked by unbearable sinhala filthy by state and pvt media, RW continued to ask his party men ” please dont criticise or attack President”:

        I truly believe, now looking back, it was MS from the day one has been that DISHONEST to his pledges.
        See if he is that aware of his constitutional powers, why not he applied them at the time, country needed him to act ” fearless president” like for example with Thadudeen case.
        There, the police officer held in remand for an year or so – just was bailed out.
        No former first lady was subjected to any court interviews. Nor had JMO (Prof. Samarasekara ?) been charged to have kept those body parts of the murdered player. No press was sensitive on the news either. All in all, there had been rumours that former first lady would have committed suicide, if she would have been questioned on the issue. Now, after two years or so, still, the people stay mum on the murder. Victimized mother and the familly may be hurt and stay hopless. The very same is the destiny of Ekanaligoda and family of Lasantha the murdered sl editor. All in all; I now believe, also considering some comments being posted ot here and other platforms, SIRISENA was the main barrier not to have put any high criminals in a jail.

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          Appubaba; How Right you are!
          “I now believe, also considering some comments being posted here and other platforms, SIRISENA was the main barrier not to have put any high criminals in a jail.”

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        Sinhala_man
        “If we turn into snobs, we are not going to votes”.
        Just what do you mean by that?
        Democracy has being subverted and if we protest.is that snobbery to you?

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          I mean that if we refer to My3 as a village yokel, and attribute failures to his being monolingual etc. we will alienate most voters.
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          Please pardon typos and the like. I’m submitting comments from an Android phone. In Malaysia for a fortnight. The first time in 24years that I’ve left Sri Lanka. I usually live in a village in Uva.
          .
          I agree that is besides the point. Yes, we’ve got to protect decencies and, well, democracy. My plea is don’t ridicule My3 for his rural background. We denounce him as a weak man turned unprincipled villain.
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          I hope that makes sense.

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            Sinhala_man
            Thanks.for the explanation.

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        Sinhala Man.!
        I confess that I too voted for Srisena to escape from the tentacles of MR. Never mind Srisena being incapable, but at least he could have been honest. He has proved himself to be an embodiment of falsehood.

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      Dear “appubaba”,
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      Thanks for expanding my comment. Yes, those euphoric 100 days when we rejoiced that tyranny was gone, when we felt that we would have justice and reconciliation.
      .
      But even then two aspects troubled. There was the appointment of Kumarasinghe Sirisena to Telecom without assessing if he was the fittest. Did this pave the way for Ranil Wickremasinghe’s appointment of Arjuna Mahendran and all that followed?
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      Secondly. Our votes represented certain ideals that we uphold even now, for which we will make material sacrifices. Our joy was belittled by offering us the usual sops. The huge unsustainable 10K all round salary increase for all government employees, and the reduction in petrol prices.
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      Didn’t those lead directly to the current instability of the currency, and to the import of not totally necessary motor vehicles? Were our protests at duty-free limousines for politicians (and the corruption that it exemplified) enervated by the shallow satisfaction of the unthinking at owning a vehicle?

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      Continuing. . .
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      How noble our hopes then! Mathripala attended the Paris Climate Talks. We pledged all sorts of cuts so that our progeny would inherit a better earth. Articles were written on the subject. I was sent two in Sinhalese, and asked if I could translate into English. I did so. I was paid 10K for so doing, but never saw the final publication.
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      Let me explain that I have never met Mathripala, but I did visit his campaign Headquarters in Thimbirigasyaya a few times. Met Palitha Pelpola and Karunasena Hettiarachchi who were manning the campaign office. Rajan Hoole wanted me to tell them that the Tamil version of the Manifesto was not out. I remember Pelpola telling me that if less literate people were saying that the symbol was a duck, it didn’t matter. I acted as courier, carrying some bundles to Bandarawela.
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      After the elections I was contacted by an old friend who was in charge of Media in the President’s Office. He, It was, who sent me those articles for translation. He was sincere. These developments must surely not be to his liking. More to say, no time.
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      We did what we could. Now we have been betrayed.
      .

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    FUTA should ask for parliament, which is a Hub of corruption, rent-seeking, and horsetrading, to be dissolved and ask for General Elections at this time.
    Bondscam Ranil and his former buddy MR who he protected for the past 3.5 years from corruption investigations while fiddling with de-limitation reports and a fake “new constitution” have turned the Diyawenna parliament into a “cesspit of corruption”.
    Also, there should be an age limit of 68 for ALL politicians. Bondscam Ranil and Mahinda Jarapassa banned from contesting, so that younger generation can take over and clean up the rotten political culture of Impunity and immunity for financial and hate crimes , which is root cause of current mess made by the current doddering generation of intellectually and morally bankrupt looters of the national wealth.

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    We cannot trust the MPs who can be bought although they are the representatives of people. After they get elected some forget that they are representing the people. Therefore, best thing to do is to go for a referendum. Let the people in the country decide.
    Ask: Do you approve the decision to remove Ranil Wickramasinghe and appoint Mahinda Rajapakse as Prime Minister? Yes or No.

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    “… when political agents do not respect the lawful governance of the system jeopardizing the peaceful life of ordinary citizens.”
    What you have said has been the lot of this country several times since Independence. When the present crisis broke out I had no doubt that it was a national crisis and we all had a common stake in putting it right. I was initially taken aback when the press in the North reported that the main opposition party, the TNA, had approached the rival ‘prime ministers’ to strike a bargain over its political demands. I was subsequently relieved by Mr. Sampanthan’s statesmanship in giving priority to the constitutional crisis. But I read again this morning that in their meeting with Mr. Rajapakse, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran have told him that if he would give a commitment in writing to support a settlement along the lines of a Union of Regions, proposed in Chandrika’s aborted Constitution of 2000, the Party would decide on whether or not to support him.
    I think it diminishes us Tamils to pursue our interests in this unprincipled manner, seeking promises that we know would be broken and perhaps lead to communal violence, another national disease.
    The question that we must ask ourselves is whether ‘lawful governance’ is so debased that many sections feel left out, and the only way the minorities could secure their rights is to fish in the troubled waters of a national calamity? Knowing Sampanthan, I don’t think person to person we would differ on this matter. But he too must sink or swim in the turbulent waters of Tamil politics.

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      Rajan H: “But I read again this morning that in their meeting with Mr. Rajapakse, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran have told him…”
      The news thus far has been that Sampanthan visited MR at the latter’s request; there was no mention of Sumanthiran
      I wonder what makes Rajan H believe that Sunanthiran too was there.
      He should verify the source before giving a story publicity.
      Gossip often passes for history.
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      As for Sampanthan and the FP they well deserve to sink for other reasons.

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        SJ,
        Thank you for your comment, but I am puzzled by the vehemence of your language. A ‘mistake’ would have amply covered the situation. You make it sound as though I was deliberately spreading some scandalous ‘gossip’ about a routine meeting between politicians. There was no scandal.
        I could not respond yesterday as the copy of the Uthayan I read in the morning had been given away. I reread the item and it is likely that the sources of my mistake were:
        1. One expects that for an important meeting of this kind, Sampanthan would have taken along an MP he trusted as witness, considering that the TNA issued a press statement afterwards.
        2. I must have mistaken G.L. Peiris for Sumanthiran in the relatively small picture of GLP seated next to Sampanthan.
        I am confident that neither Sumanthiran nor GLP would consider my mistake insulting or damaging.

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          There was nothing vehement in my language. I have not accused you of mischief or of telling a lie. Do not let your imagination run riot.
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          The reported story was so incredible that I found it hard to imagine that you could be so gullible as to swallow it.
          My concern was not about what GLP or Sumanthiran think, but about your carelessness in repeating a naughty piece of gossip.
          You perhaps know that there are at least a few around who take every word that you utter seriously.
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          I remember other ‘mistakes’ by you and your emotional difficulty in admitting them.
          It is simpler to accept or explain the mistake than seek to take the moral high ground and protest about “language”.

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            Sampanthan – Rajapaksa Meeting
            The following translated extract from the Uthayan of 31st October 2018 (p.28), based on the TNA press statement, covers some aspects of the meeting not covered in English reports.
            Union of Regions…
            [Sampanthan]: “In deciding whom to support, we do not give importance to individuals.”
            “During the time of your rule there were several opportunities to solve the ethnic problem, which you neglected”, Sampanthan told Mahinda, “Had you solved the problem in an appropriate manner, you need not have lost the 2015 Presidential election.”
            “The strategy you have employed to become Prime Minister is entirely in defiance of the Constitution,” Sampanthan told Mahinda, adding “you must support the moves being taken to reconvene Parliament, where you must prove your majority.”
            “If you give in writing your assurance to implement Chandrika’s settlement package [based on a union of regions], we would examine the question of support [for you],” said Sampanthan to Mahinda.
            “Trust me,” said Mahinda Rajapaksa to Sampanthan.
            Prof. G.L. Peiris took part in the discussion.
            For a video report of the meeting in Sinhalese by Sumanthiran see: https://www.srilankamirror.com/news/11244-your-appointment-is-illegitimate-sampanthan-tells-mahinda-video

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              RH
              You have missed the core point.
              The flaw that I drew your attention to concerned reference to Sumanthiran.
              You took objection to it.
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              How can there be credibility to a report that falsely names a person as party to an event?
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              Interestingly this second narrative does not have Sumanthiran’s name!

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        “…believe that Sunanthiran too was there…”
        I think the name is Sumanthiran and not Sunanthiran. SJ should verify the spelling of the name before giving publicity to Rajan’s comment. Never know, wrong spelling might get imprinted on history.

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      Thanks, Dr Rajan Hoole speaking as a principled Tamil.
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      This is the sort of line we should all be taking.

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        SInhala_Man
        “This is the sort of line we should all be taking.” You can do that with PRINCIPLED persons.
        Srilankan presidents, PMs – NOT principled.

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          I agree that ALMOST none of our current politicians have principles. We have to replace them with politicians who have Principles.
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          I see principles in guys like Mangala S. and Nagananda Kodituwakku.
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          We can’t do without politicians, but we must retain our independent thinking. I can’t see us succeeding as politicians. Let us retain our principles, and direct those guys.

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      “Union of Regions”
      Demala Yapanaya Region + Demala Tirikunamale Region + Demala Madakalapuwa Region + Demala Wathukare Region. Is this what Sambandan and Sumanthiram want?

      Prime Minister Rajapakse, Tell TNA that this is one country and no Unions even if they do not want to support you. Some how or other work out a way to dissolve the Parliament and hold election. This time Sinhalayo will unite and dump UNP to the dustbin and give you two third in the Parliament. Then no need to go after this Para Demalu.

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      Rajan Hoole,
      It is true that at this stage the democracy should be the priority. However, it is also true that TNA gave its support to Ranils govt and President Sirisena on the grounds of few conditions. Unfortunately, whatever promised by President Sirisena_Ranil coalition did not do enough to do meet their promises. During President Mahinda’s time after war TNA went for talks with Mahinda based on his promise to international community that he will go further from 13+. But he did not do anything. So, this is a situation where there is a confusion about the legality of who should be the Prime Minister and there is a need for both Ranil and Mahinda to show the majority in the parliament. So, when Mahinda called Sampanthan for support it is right to ask for written confirmation from Mahinda to see whether Mahinda is genuine or not. Mahinda is not going to give a written confirmation because he still wants to the Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalists. TNA’s main objective is not to go against democratic process. If another 10 UNP fellows change their mind and go behind Mahinda (Billions will be exchanged) what will happen to the democracy?

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        Ajith
        Please read Hoole’s follow-up.

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          I read it. However, it is wrong to criticize or make conclusions without knowing the truth.

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            What truth?
            That Sumanthiran went along with Sampanthan?
            Hoole has retreated from that position.
            BTW
            I made no comment or criticism based on an unverified story.
            Hoole did, and you endorsed the story.
            At whom is your comment directed?

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            Ajith
            It was not I who drew any conclusions. I simply raised doubt about the claim on Sumanthiran’s presence.

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        It is true that at this stage the democracy should be the priority.

        Those who supported the War Criminal throughout his war without out witness, even by spelling out UN, now crying that Sampanthar is working against democracy by offering conditions to support the that war criminal. What a shameless gimmick in their so called “Principled Tamils” stands.

        >b> The first Politicians called out to reconvene the Parliament is Sampanthar; Not Jude Ratnam not Rajan Hoole! Right now, the only politician asking the War Criminal to prove his majority in Parliament is Sampanthar, not Ranil not Karu

        Sampanthar need not to watch the webs that are web, of which the shameless cowards in UOJ fear. He knows what he is saying. They think everybody going to die by fear seeing their heroes gaining power. They are the births Hirunika said that “they don’t have back bone because they are worms, but I am a woman so I have one”.

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    When R.Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition met Rajapaksa at his residence (not his office) he told to his face that his appointment is unconstitutional. Having said that he submitted several demands regarding constitutional process, implementation of UNHRC Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1, the release of political prisoners etc. He wanted Rajapakse/s commitment in writing. Of course, the response was on predictable lines. Mahinda wanted time. Mahinda Rajapakse and his party are dead against the draft constitutional proposals, implementing UNHRC resolutions etc. It is now a matter of time for the collapse of the government

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      Doesn’t make any sense – So what is the point telling to MR’s face that his appointment is unconstitutional and putting forward his demands for a PM? Just trying to be an early-bird?

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      Thanga being a man in close contact with Old SAM wouldn’t lie.
      But the irony here is, Thanga says that Sam had told MR to his face that his appointment as PM is unconstitutional. That means ‘it is illegal’.
      If Sam as a responsible Opposition Leader said that to MR, then isn’t it true that even if MR had promised to abide and honour those several demands regarding constitutional process and implementation of UNHCR Resolutions 30/1and34/1, relating to the release of political prisoners ,then that undertaking too also is illegal? Why is Sam as a veteran lawyer doing something that is illegal?

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    Convene Parliament and the first order of business should be to prove Ranil has the majority support in parliament, second order is to bring in motion to impeach the president for violation of the constitution and working against the interest of the state.

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    Thanks Rajan Hoole,

    Bargaining is counterproductive. and History of Tamil politics amply demonstrated that at the end nothing is gained through bargaining and that only you unnecessarily create racial tension and looses goodwill of a substantial section from the majority community.

    What you gain through bargaining is nothing but blackmail and once the crisis is over the successful bidder will go back on their promises and the net result is zero

    If the Tamil leadership take a decision – issue based rather than racial based, it will go in a big way in building up relationship.
    Let us learn lessons from the past

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      Sri-Krish
      I understand your point. But long before you clarify that now, it was Don Stephen who made hard bargain with Britain to make Ceylon a unitary country. He even refused to see Lord Soulbury; accusing Lord Soulbury was not listening to him word to word. Let see when that foolish hard bargain makes Britain realize that it has to reverse all what they did to Don Stephen. Britain did not have moral authority to give Tamils’ freedom & Tamils’ area to anybody because Tamils’ area was captured by Portuguese. Thar best option available for Britain in 1948 was handing over Tamils’ area to Holland provided they did not like to hand it over to Tamils.

      IC was sitting on the wall and watching when you were killing 150,000 Tamils. To make them to do, do don’t know how much hard bargain Kathirgamar did with them, that time. While he created stories about LTTE and promised them Tamils will be cared one he finished the killing. Sooner or later you are going to find it out.

      Now you don’t bargain with UNHRC on Resolution 30/1, just implement for what you signed. Because you are going to regretted on that.

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      S-K
      Hoole now seems to have second thoughts on repeating that silly story.

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        Some people get so obsessed analysing the crumbs that they never can enjoy the loaf.

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        Take a break SJ. This forum is for grown_ups.

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    Sampanthan and Sumanthiran ( SAMSUM) have drowned themselves in their own lies and deceptions. The chances of their swimming back is rather slim. The third deepavali after their first promise is round the corner.

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      “…drowned themselves in their own lies and deceptions.”
      So have MR, MS, RW, and the whole lot.

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      KA
      Please read Hoole’s later dismissal of the story that perhaps prompted this comment.

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    FUTA is organization lack of vision by elites who are concern of “democracy as part-time job” ,that politically manipulated by UNP and Western -power who an opposes an Independence and Sovereignty of our People .
    The members of FUTA is only interest of their ‘democracy’ as an academic point of view or as carriers of Universities dons or academic exercise. That is not sufficient to enrich norms of democracy to address many millions of people aspirations of Lankans.
    In spite of that FUTA interpretation of ” democracy” while that direct interest of Western of global of politics of Neo-liberalist in Island.

    Indeed FUTA kept on silent of the key issues of undermined by UNP leadership of headed by Ranil Wicks and CBK of Federalist of foreign politics have been that jointly challenge of Island that Sovereignty, Independent , process democracy of Parliament and Right to Votes has been discarded by UNP rulers last 40 months since 2015 January 8th?
    Needless to say FUTA having democracy of as acidimetric exercise, when UNP killed democracy those élites are just ignore the most paramount .key issue of democracy .
    UNP killed Rights votes by indefinitely pospsonted Provincial Elections last one year.

    We are a nation of proven by democracy that our political parties and their leaders are matured enough to understand own democracy by their deeds .
    There is few political parties of like UNP has renegaded to the valued and protection democracy of mode of operandi of by killed votes People of Sri Lankan..

    Therefor Western embassies in Colombo also want give an advices to Democracy ,which their are failure own soli failure to address their own People sovereignty each countries by themselves.
    Needless to say FUTA advice has to stress of refocused “on democracy” is irreverent in time being.
    FUTA has to looking at how is that impact people by how that apply to working interest People of
    Sri Lankan.

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    Matirhipala sirisena, if needed should postpone elections and clean tghhe parliament.

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    FUTS is the power of 2% of voters I suppose. Just get rid of them.

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    We do not care it is Ranil or MR BUT WE care about is the democratic principle and right of people ..
    What they ‘re going to people of this country is …
    Any one could grabe power by any means like this ..
    So stand with principle .
    Ranil or MR may die in a few years..but Sri Lanka need some democratic tradition that is acceptable to all…
    This is not democratic way to say that the president can not work PM..
    Personal problems if you you must sort out…but for that you can not behave like this …

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    I urge dear Prez
    Pls make 2 more PMs one for the north and the other for the east ,you stay as centre
    If Weerawansa or Dr Mervin or who ever wants to come and contest yes well come people have choice ,not only that any one can live anywhere,
    Not all the Thamils wants T Ellam
    If everyone sit and work out there will be permanent peace,
    Look at here now LTTE gone more than 8yrs how far we gone.what’s the difference when LTTE were there they bombed the building ,but these fellows brought the country to the knees without a weapon,they all shared the share now blaming to Mahendran,if you ask him he have given luxury flats lot of santhosams to these greedy monkeys,these monkeys go to any party night time with one party leader next morning with opp party ,these monkeys selling the car permit ,at least on that money how many children they would have look after,these laddies leave behind the children to go to ME in order to feed them.
    For them politics is fun game,look at their cars a d sizes,they saved these loot money for their generation,they don’t sweat like us all AC
    We all have to unite as Sri Lankans and make a good future for our children.do the right thing
    Bless you all

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    Was the Gamarala speaking to a bunch of retards or just assume they were retards that would just believe him?

    “President Maithripala Sirisena has yesterday (31) claimed that if former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is once again made the Premier of the country, he would not stay in office as the President for even one hour.”
    Not if but when Ranil becomes PM he should do what he did not do when he beat the no confidence motion: that is to impeach the President for obstructing justice and protecting criminals.

    “He has further alleged that in 2015, following his election to office as the President of the country, an unnamed secretary, affiliated to the United National Party (UNP), had presented him with a letter to be signed by him as the President of the country in which it had been stated that as per a provision of the Constitution, the powers vested in the President would henceforth be transferred to the Prime Minister.”

    If you believe the above I got some land in the moon to sell.

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    Sri-Krish
    ”If the Tamil leadership take a decision – issue based rather than racial based, it will go in a big way in building up relationship.
    Let us learn lessons from the past”

    A very good advice good for those suffering with memory loss or Amnesia. Time to see my Psychiatrist.

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    Appoint Parliament Committee to check qualifications and publications of professors in Sri Lankan public University system. More than 99% are fake professors. Without PhD from the world top 100 universities (QS Ranking), and without minimum 20 articles in SCOPUS/ISI indexed journals and without visiting professorship from three other countries, you can not be a professor. If you work to management faculty your PhD must be from Western at least AACSB accredited Business School. See most have Sri Lanka fake PhDs (Especially Colombo University bogus Ph.D.) and Chinese, Indian and Malaysian fake PhDs. Sack all of these bogus PhD holders and fake professors and save poor tax payers money.

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    Gamarala is making up stories as he goes along hoping that there will e some traction from the Sinhala Buddhist Racists.
    “President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he would neither let the North and East to be merged nor allow the country to be a federal state.
    He told the SLFP electoral organizers who met him in Colombo that he would have to be killed to get those two done.”

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      Dear Burt,
      .
      I repeat a plea that I have made before. Do not insult “Gamaralas”. They are the backbone of our agrarian society. The equivalent of the yeoman farmers of medieval Europe.
      .
      What we have now done is to send their wives and daughters as housemaids to every conceivable country in the world. Please try to understand what I’m trying to convey to you
      .
      We’ve got to unite all our 22 million people; I know that won’t happen all that easily. But I hope you understand what I’m trying to convey to you. We must replace the present corruption with a new social order in which all honest people are respected.
      .
      The place for almost ALL our politicians is jail.

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    Dear Burt,
    .
    I repeat a plea that I have made before. Do not insult “Gamaralas”. They are the backbone of our agrarian society. The equivalent of the yeoman farmers of medieval Europe.
    .
    What we have now done is to send their wives and daughters as housemaids to every conceivable country in the world. Please try to understand what I’m trying to convey to you
    .
    We’ve got to unite all our 22 million people; I know that won’t happen all that easily. But I hope you understand what I’m trying to convey to you. We must replace the present corruption with a new social order in which all honest people are respected.
    .
    The place for almost ALL our politicians is jail.

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      Noted and thank you.

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    Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) is seriously alarmed by the current complication in the democratic political process of Sri Lanka.

    The ‘current complication’ started with the RW-sack. If RW is incompetent, MS should have brought a No-Confidence-Motion. He did not (tried once before). He could have dissolved parliament (contentious issue). The sack was inspired by a predetermined result.
    Then MS appoints MR as the PM. Does this not show that the RW-sack was to get at a predetermined result?

    .
    Many in the local community see this as a coup. The international community rate the present situation was brought about by illegal actions. Reconvening the parliament (with MR as PM) will not help. FUTA must address the fundamental issue.

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    Mallaiuran,

    I have my doubts about your claims.In 1947, the structure was not an issue.

    After 50-50 demand was turned down, the Tamils in 1947 were not disputing unitary state concept.

    In fact GG Ponambalam claimed afterwards on several occasions at election meetings that it was he who was instrumental in getting equal rights for Tamils from Dondra to Point Pedro under a unitary set up.whereas Mr chelvanayagam was confining Tamils within the Jaffna peninsula.

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      ” Mr chelvanayagam was confining Tamils within the Jaffna peninsula “. You want me to believe this. but you have your doubts about my claim. Did you hear about SJV’s Vattukookai Convention, outside of Jaffna Town? Unitary goverment was not decided in 1947. There was nothing left for Tamil by 1947. Soulbury decided the unitary goverment and Jenning drafted the constitution. After 1943 commission, Tamils were not given another Chance. Like now they are cheating Sampanthar on 2015 Resolution 30/1, they cheated that time ministers until 1948. Then SJV started his ITAK for Jaffna. You can Cheat on resolution 30/1 until somebody realise the Sampanthar being cheated and do something like SJV did.

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      S-K
      Whatever were GGP’s claims, he had no significant Tamil following outside the Peninsula and the Colombo based Jaffna Tamils. The ACTC contested only Trincomalee in the East. But the ACTC MP (Sivapalan, Sampanthan’s uncle) crossed over to the UNP.
      He did not address the issues of Tamils outside his electorates.
      *
      Despite my reservations about SJVC, I give him credit for introducing the concept of Tamil Speaking People. The FP was the first Tamil political party to field candidates across the North and East.
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      Re Mallung’s interpretation, there was never a question of dividing the island and DSS was the favourite of the colonial masters as the Left was no option. There was dispute about representation and at least a section of the ACTC at the time was unhappy about the constitution.

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    Let the Assets and Liabilities of all politicians, exactly as they declared, be published.
    Then the people will know the truth.
    There will be many surprises.

    This happens in Tamil Nadu before elections.
    .One Chief Minister even went to jail for possession of unaccountable wealth.

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    Criticisms are welcome , but what would be the solution for this type of parliamentary and constitutional disorders and crisis? When constitution is not in descriptive the Idiotic President can define in their own when it goes to the courts our judges also do the same for their benefit. Therefor we have to have descriptive constitution such as no of Ministers and their subjects and job description like for government servants, if not like at present many cross overs among ministers subjects . FUTA must give the solution as professionals not as petty minded selfish Doctors.

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