15 December, 2017

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No New Life With Changing Name & Face Of Regime

By Kusal Perera – 

Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

The “Modi-fied Indian factor” has stirred Sri Lankan urban political minds, more after President Rajapaksa‘s return from Narendra Modi‘s swearing in ceremony as the new Indian PM, than after Indian Lok Sabha election results. President Rajapaksa’s 20 minute sit-in with PM Modi and Indian MEA officials, reportedly sent shock waves within the Rajapaksa regime. For Modi to have raised the issue of delayed reconciliation with insistence that the 13 Constitutional Amendment should be implemented in full, the request to begin the stalled Sampur coal power project and then the fishermen’s issue was not what was expected immediately after swearing in.

With that Modi as PM raised some confidence and trust for himself in Tamil Nadu and among Sri Lankan Tamils for sure. While Modi could sail through Lok Sabha without any allies and with ease, he still needs allies in the Rajya Sabha. His straight talk with President Rajapaksa was meant for such allies. The “TN lady” who boycotted the swearing in of Modi as PM, wrote immediately to Modi to say she wish to meet him in New Delhi. The 50 minute meeting with PM Modi on Tuesday and then with Finance Minister Jaitely, made all jibes during elections, a thing of the past for Jeyalalithaa. The TNA too wrote, requesting an early opportunity to brief PM Modi on the SL Tamil issue.

Obviously, the Rajapaksa regime has reasons to be disturbed not knowing what they could do, except to say, they would do all what the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) would decide. A PSC, the main Opposition and the TNA have rejected for almost 02 years for now. Meanwhile Navi Pillay has also lined up the mechanism and framework for the probe on war crimes and accountability based on the UNHRC Resolution adopted last March. She perhaps would not leave any loose ends for any other to tie up, when she retires in end August, about 02 months from now.

SobithaThat external political build up is being ignored and avoided here in Colombo with the regime leaking news about an early 2015 Presidential election, now advanced to late 2014. Probably to late November or early December this year. With that, the oppositional groups are frantically looking for a “Common Presidential Candidate”. Some claim, Rev Maduluwave Sobhitha thero is the most “common” and would honour the mandate given to him. The mandate according to spokesperson Ravi Jayawardne is only to abolish the executive presidency and that would rally enough support to defeat President Rajapaksa. Defeating Rajapaksa for what, remains an unanswered question.

If and when asked, there are two popular answers for now. One, especially in the Tamil Diaspora and the other in the Sinhala South by those who cater to a “common presidential candidate”. The former would say, war criminals can not be allowed to go scot free. They have to be punished and the Tamil people must have justice, sooner than later. Their other slogan of a “separate Thamil State” posed as the final solution to be internationally sponsored. Within the Sinhala Opposition, the answer reflects a thin consensus that some democratic space has to be regained for anything to happen, for which this Rajapaksa regime has to be replaced. The broadest alliance for such change they argue, is to rally around the promise to abolish the Executive Presidency. As in any political society, there are deviations and differences within both Sinhala and Tamil propositions. Deviations and differences in how each aspiration could be achieved. Yet they all stop with targeting this Rajapaksa regime and not saying what would be left for the future once the regime is replaced.

The ever deepening crisis in Sri Lanka can not be averted with such short term answers. We are going through an economic squeeze and tightening of screws in society with militarisation, jacked up with Sinhala Buddhist extremism. With such arrogance, irresponsibility and callousness in governance, we have been dumped in a society where the life of a cow is more important than that of a human being. Where children and women are sexual playthings of any passer-by and never a living being. Where Buddhism is no tolerant and compassionate religion, but a violent and brutal tool to suppress other minorities. Where law and order is only for the powerfully privileged and not for the ordinary. In short, we are in a society where humanity is not the axis around which social values, attitudes and all things material, revolve.

Can we retrieve that lost humanity, the lost decency and rid the society of ever deepening insecurity, with only a regime change ? With Rajapaksa replaced by some one without any programme, other than abolition of the executive presidency ? To change for the better, to create a new society that respects humanity and treats all citizens as equals, we need a clear alternative programme. Endorsed by a critical mass that can dominate a change in social thinking, social attitudes and rid popular racist perceptions. Without such social change, a mere replacement of this Rajapaksa regime will not provide effective “democratic space” for “other things to happen” as argued by those who run after a Sinhala Buddhist common candidate.

Rajapaksa rule concluded and the abolishing of Executive Presidency thereafter will not be an “end all – have all” solution. Abolishing of executive presidency to get back to a parliamentary system promises no hope for future prospects of national unity and sustainable development with improved quality in life. Our 30 year experience from 1948 to 1978 with bi-cameral and mono-cameral parliaments under two different Constitutions, the Soulbury and the first Republican, provides little trust on parliamentary form of governance.

It was under these 02 Constitutions and under parliamentary rule that plantation sector Indian origin Tamil people were totally dislodged from society as Stateless citizens. That divided the ACTC and prompted the formation of ITAK and the call for federalism in the North. From then on, making Sinhala language the only official language, deploying military in the North against democratic civil protests, giving Buddhism a privileged position in the 1972 Constitution, removing Constitutional checks and balances for minority rights, politicising the Sinhala State, curbing university admissions on geographical demarcations, eventually paved the way for the forming of the TULF and the Vadukkodai  resolution for a separate Tamil State, all under parliamentary rule.

In the South, Sinhala society also gained nothing. Poverty increased and so have foreign debt increased. Corruption seeped through every State organisation and politicisation robbed credibility and efficiency. In 1971, the South witnessed the first armed youth insurrection and massacre of youth. A long continued rule under emergency regulations and turning the ceremonial army into a battle ready military, was by parliamentary rule.

How different is this parliament that is proposed to be established after the abolition of the executive presidency ? How equipped will it be, in guaranteeing a humane rule ? In establishing a secular and a plural State, a democratic rule that accommodates minority politics and social needs on the ground ? That will not be possible unless a political perspective that accepts and accommodates Tamil rights and needs is debated, discoursed and mandated as the dominant ideology in framing the basis for a new Constitution and the new State. It would have to make any proposal for the establishment of a “separate Thamil State” thereafter politically irrelevant. Such discourse is not one that should be left to Tamil politics. In fact Tamil politics will not see a need for such discourse unless the South engages constructively.

Towards this, there is now some probing done by Kumaravadivel Guruparan, with Radhika Coomaraswamy making few serious incisions in arguments put forward by Guruparan in his recent article (May 24) in the GV. In this article Guruparan argues, the Sinhala South does not guarantee a plural, inclusive State. He rightly says, abolition of the Executive Presidency and the repeal of 18 Amendment does not in anyway answer Tamil aspirations. They will not abolish the Unitary Sinhala State says Guruparan quite emphatically (I have said it before and totally agree with him). Tamil aspirations will not be what Rev. Sobitha Thero would want to address as a “common candidate”. The problem lies with those who back Rev. Sobitha thero not wanting to discuss the outcome of abolishing the executive presidency. They wish to avoid discussing Tamil demands, fearing their “common candidate” may loose Sinhala votes. Guruparan’s whole argument thus leads to a silent Statement that says, “We therefore have to have our own Thamil State” but leaves the question, “how safe and secure will it be ?”

Interestingly, spurred by Guruparan’s elbowing, Radhika intervenes to prise out some answers for questions the Tamil Diaspora also avoids. She holds the LTTE equally responsible for the annihilation of the Tamil people in the Vanni. No serious leadership would push its own people in massive numbers into such violent and desperate helplessness she says and she is awfully right. She then disagrees with the slogan “a separate Tamil State” as never feasible. She has her own justification(s). I agree with Radhika on her critic about the LTTE and its brutally adverse role in completely busting Tamil democratic politics. That, at the expense of innocent people and their future. A proud Tamil society was forced to finally accept a humiliated barbed wired survival with doled out charity by the oppressive Sinhala State. The LTTE simply did not understand politics. They cultivated an ego that made them incapable of understanding post 9/11 global military surveillance and intelligence that arched over national politics. The LTTE remained a heavily trained and armed insurgent organisation that could calculate military gains but was gradually loosing their combat lustre. They did not accept they had lost combat capability in matching the military might of the extremist Sinhala regime, Prabhakaran decided to help hoist in the South.

In such context, questions and answers raised by both Guruparan and Radhika intricately entwine Southern politics. The LTTE and the “separate Thamil State” define “Sinhala patriotism” and the nature of the Sinhala State. They also decide the ideology of the South for electoral politics. That’s what this regime lives on. Therefore answers that has to be worked out in replacing the present regime, should be answers that could bring together democratic political aspirations of both North and South, onto a single discourse.

It is also true, in a global economy that often decides regional politics and influences national governments, isolated life is not possible even for islanders in little Nauru. Yet, externally pressured solutions have not been any wiser in bringing about sustainable and peaceful solutions. Modi’s India therefore need not necessarily be a factor in deciding answers. Sri Lanka has to have a clear national programme at home, to avoid external interference and to positively engage with India, to its advantage. That responsibility falls more sharply on the Sinhala South than on any other minority community, North, East or Central. The South, dominating every aspect of governance and every regime elected, will have to take greater responsibility in deciding what “national priorities” are. Will it continue denying a secular and a plural nation State with the Sinhala South submerged in growing poverty, crime and economic plunder labelled as “patriotism”, or, will it opt to discourse an honourable way out for all in a democratic and a decent country that respects identities and divisions ?

It would be wise therefore to use the issue of a “common candidate” in assembling solutions for all than avoiding them, for want of Sinhala votes just to change the name and face of the regime. Relaunching of the same product with new packaging and a different brand name will not cure, deepening and festering wounds.

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    Most important is to rediscover our lost Democratic Sri Lanka from the crazy lunatics and restore Democracy and rule of law. We should forget party politics and work together to save the Nation. All should join hands to select the most acceptable as the common candidate. From what we have seen no one with a criminal record should be considered.

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    Kusal,

    You said it all.

    The sorry state of affairs that present day Sri Lankans finds themselves in is intractable. Democracy is majority rule. Unfortunately the majority in Sri Lanka has been and will always be Sinhala Buddhists. The psyche of the majority Sinhala folk today is inculcated with fear, misplaced pride and an equally misplaced belief that they are superior to other races. The average Sinhala voter do not understand what humane rule is, they have no clue what secular and plural states mean, they do not understand that it is humane to accommodate minorities. The rot set in with the advent of SWRD politics. Several decades later such beliefs as master race, the rightful heir, belonging to the Aryan race seems to have seeped into the very core of Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankan thinking that they now believe that they are the chosen tribe, they are superior and they have more rights than any minority.

    I agree with you Kusal, the changing of the guard will only result in another blackguard coming to power.

    The way things are poised with no chance in hell in returning to any form of civilized rule, it is but inevitable that Sri Lanka will end up being fragmented on the lines of ethnicity and religion. Needless to say on the way to such division a lot more horrors are bound to befall on us all.

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      BBS Rep and Kusul.

      The Chosen Tribe?

      “The psyche of the majority Sinhala folk today is inculcated with fear, misplaced pride and an equally misplaced belief that they are superior to other races. The average Sinhala voter do not understand what humane rule is, they have no clue what secular and plural states mean, they do not understand that it is humane to accommodate minorities. The rot set in with the advent of SWRD politics. Several decades later such beliefs as master race, the rightful heir, belonging to the Aryan race seems to have seeped into the very core of Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankan thinking that they now believe that they are the chosen tribe, they are superior and they have more rights than any minority. “

      Succinctly articulated, the problem of the Para-Sinhala, as articulated by Para-Monk Mahanama.

      It is the above reason why para-Sinhala refuse to believe and accept that the Para-Sinhala are NOT the original natives of Lanka, the Land of Native Vedda.

      Just like the Christian Church was made to accept that the Earth goes around the Sun, despite the lies of the Bible, the lies and imaginations of Para-Monk Mahanama in the Mahawansa need to be exposed. The Sinhala and Tamils told they ARE Paras and are not the chosen tribe of Lanka.

      The DNA evidence of Sinhala and Tamils need to be presented and widely distributed and the Mahanama lies exposed.

      After all, the Catholic Church apologized to Galileo and admitted that Galileo was right.

      Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations Human Biology, by Kshatriya, Gautam Kumar

      http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/6/15923_space.html

      “In conclusion, the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka were the Veddahs, who have had little admixture with the Sinhalese and possibly none with the Tamils. The Veddahs are distinct because they were confined to inhospitable dry zones and were hardly influenced by the neighboring inhabitants. Furthermore, the Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils are an admixed population genetically.”

      1. The Native Veddah are the original inhabitants in the Land of native Veddah.

      2. There is possibly some Native Veddah gene in some Sinhala and Tamils, because of abduction of Native Veddah women by the Para-Sinhala, and their progeny.

      Now the Sinhala abduct Tamil women and rape them in the North. This raping does not make All the Para-Sinhala. Only the offspring of the product of raping, are made partial natives.

      3. In South Africa, they had Black natives, the Coloreds the Product of White rapes, and Whites. Only the blacks are the true natives.

      Similarly, only the Native Veddah are the true natives and inheritors of Lanka, the land of native Veddah. So, the DNA of all Para-Sinhala and other Paras will be tested, and those who have less than 50% Native Veddah genes will be sent to South India, the land of the Nagas.

      Amarasiri

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    Nothing can be achieved without abolishing the executive presidency in its present form. This does not mean abolishing the post of president altogether, but the trimming of his powers and making him answerable to the people.

    18A must be abrogated and 17A restored. Therafter PSC should deliberate and decide on suitable constitutional amendments to address the concerns of all segments of society.

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    I think Tamils are the problem(at present) to Sinhalese. So, sooner, rather than latter, Sinhalese should let Tamils go. If they wait, there is a chance that become as Muslims.

    If Tamils are with Sinhalese, the democracy for them is not going to work. It is not 100% of the Sinhalese are racist. But, in westerns styled democratic country, its the swing voters decide the ruling party. So the part which targets the more than 60% of the population, the Sinhala Buddhist, can easily get 2/3 in all elections with the Mahavamsa Modaya Swing voters. So, if Lankan(Not just the Sinhala Buddhist) wants democracy, they need to let go the Tamils, separate. They should not delay until their problem start to emphasize on Muslims. At that point, even if they let go the Tamils, they will not begetting democracy.

    Removing EP is only a dream. TNA appears suspicious about that procedure. Sinhala parties did not like CV as their Candidate. So TNA likes to place it candidate on the coming election. It it works, this can prevent from neither SLFP (UPFA) nor UNP can come in the first round. So in the second round, If King gives more promises, TNA will go with him. That is the Hakeem Doctrine way. Hakeem applied the Hakeem doctrine at EPC and throw TNA in the dustbin.

    If the Hakeem Doctrine works on the first round for TNA(When it stand Independent from the party it is going support in the second round) it too can use the Hakeem doctrine and throw UNP or SLFP in the garbage in the coming election. Hakeem, standing as independent and then joining the most powerful, the principle of the Hakeem doctrine, had made the Sinhala parties confused and go chaos.

    Now, if the King come back(most probable), the IC will be too prepared. No, Bush, No Tony Blair, No Sonia, and possibly with Dharusman it is going to be hard to manage IC. China may feel confident and may give less pressure on the loans, Unlike it did on Norochcholai. India, UK, America, UNHRC going to shout “Hit of UNHRC Investigation”. In contrast if Ranil comes, the load problems will become agitated, but the IC will put off its demand for solving Tamils problem. So again, like 2005, it appears if King come back reaching a solutions for Tamils is easier than UNP coming.

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    Kusal,

    A reasonably good and fitting narrative. If one were to put our main
    post-Independence issues in perspect. Briefly they are :-

    1. The Official Language/Language Parity issue and the Citizenship issue.

    The Language issue can be argued from the angle of the emerging Sinhala Professional/political class trying to wreak vengeance on the Tamil professionals (Administrators, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers et al)
    who, for whatever reason, enjoyed a disproportionate piece of the pie, which I would argue as based on merit. In the guise of elevating Sinhala to a higher level (its quality did not suffer much during the British times) the madness killed our superb national average of the English language to an extent today even English newspapers are full of grammatical and other guffaws. Now the Rajapakse regime is trying to recover our level of English to that of the earlier decades???
    The position is both the President and PM are unable to talk in a language outside where English is viewed with education, social class and elitism in the S. Asian region and much of the world.

    Buddhist obstinacy prevented sense prevailing and eventually it was the arrival of a foreign army that restored sense and justice. Language Parity was established in 1987 with English as a national-link language. What a wastage of resources, national unity and blood.

    2. The Tamil people of the NEP have been clamouring for their own right to run their Council/s allowed to all other Provinces. They have, of lately, given up Separatism. Even this has been obstinately denied. Even the NPC Elections, forced on the Rajapakses, is sabotaged by the Sinhala Govt refusing to provide sufficient resources to run the NPC.

    India and the international community are counselling reason. But the Rajapakses are trapped to the Sinhala extreme – the vehicle, like in the case of SWRD, that voted him to power. Rajapakse tries to escape bringing in the unacceptable instrument of the PSC. His record in sabotaging his own efforts through the APRC and the LLRC is there for all to see. He is merely trying to save his skin from the Sinhala extreme on the prowl – that has the support of the unpredictable Army, now a key player in governance.

    Will Modi and JJ lose their cool to repeat the arrival of another IPKF? Remember, Indira G was reluctantly forced to arm a few Tamil militant cadres not to divide the country but to warn the Sinhala Govt I. t is time they gave in to reasonIt is clear even if the Rajapakses want to provide justice to the Tamils his own insiders will revolt against him. Weerawansa and Ranawaka, with their hordes, are sharpening their knives. India insists Rajapakse come out of his blatant lies.

    If the country breaks, it is the Rajapakses who have to be held responsible.

    R. Varathan

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      R. Varathan

      “But the Rajapakses are trapped to the Sinhala extreme – the vehicle, like in the case of SWRD, that voted him to power.”

      Here is a story that was related to me by an old Tamil engineer who had the misfortune to deal with SWRD on an official matter. This Tamil man who was the director of Public Works Department met with SWRD at his official residence. Once official business had finished SWRD casually asked the engineer how Tamils were feeling about Sinhala only act as if he was regretting about the blunder.

      The engineer didn’t express his opinion.

      SWRD said to the effect that he use the Sinhala only language policy as a campaign slogan and never meant to implement it. He thought he didn’t ecpect to get enough majority to form his government therefore he would have to rely on Tamils to support him. If that happened he would have negotiated away the whole idea of Sinhala Only act among his ardent supporters or reason out with his party stale wards the need to reject the act.

      However SWRD said the people overwhelmingly voted for his party hence there was nothing he could do to ameliorate the situation.

      If you look at the this story, the man SWRD thought he could cheat the electorate by wheeling and dealing with Tamils. He also didn’t think the Sinhala only act was unreasonable and should not have been initiated as a major manifesto pledge. The Sinhalese caught him off guard. A wrong act was passed for the wrong reason which triggered a chain reaction and we see no end to it.

      The moral of the story is that politicians should not lie to voters, think that voters are stupid, and believe somehow they could make amends after a wrong pledges have been made.

      Then the politicians become prisoners of their own making.

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        Dear NV,

        A week after I commented here, the Rajapakses have let loose the Yellow Mullah mafia opposite the Indian High Commission at
        Kollupitiya unprecedentedly shouting slogans against the Indian PM – Modi and Amma JJ. How will this sabre rattling help us in dealing with India. No doubt the Rajapakse-Modi honeymoon, which PR super-expensive Guru Dr. SS probably guaranteed, has collapsed even before it began. If the loose-thinking Rajapakses trust this is a good diversionary tactic against rising prices of essentials, student strikes etc. at home they will be proven wrong.

        Are we back to the days of 1987/89 when the JVP and the Sinhala Buddhist extremists and monks took on against the IHC at Kollupitiya and “India House” – to see the IPKF arrive. A well-informed friend who returned from India(Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi) tells me feelings against Rajapakse have never been higher there.

        Are the Rajapakses planning their own version of 7/83?

        R. Varathan

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    One unpalatable truth: the enemy of Sri Lanka, nurtured and moulded by the Mahana Yakas is the Sinhala Buddhist Vote Bank.

    May be Sri Lanka urgently needs a Noah’s Arc to sail from Samanala Kanda.

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      Indra

      “May be Sri Lanka urgently needs a Noah’s Arc to sail from Samanala Kanda. ”

      What Lanka, the land of the Native Veddah needs is a good ferry to Load up the Para-Sinhala, para-Tamils and other paras,and take them across pal Straight and land them in South India, Nagaland.

      When the Para came, it was hora Oru and Kall-thoni.

      Now Just Oru and Thoni,.

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    “Sinhala South is submerged in growing poverty”,, says this eminent NGO Kusul Perera.

    May I add that the North has been growing at 20 % plus since May 2009.

    Isn’t it good news for you lot ?.

    Why do you want a Common Candidate and Modi’s muscles to topple the regime.

    Wouldn’t the Sinhala South do it for you and give your mates Police Powers, Lands Banks and even fireside sales to flog our Harbours , Airports and Highways to your Foreign mates.

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      These Marxists and church boys knows nothing about economics and statistics.

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    Kusal, its wishful thinking that Sri Lanka, for that matter Rajapakses’ have the capacity or capability to develop a “clear national programme at home”! They are only interested in finding ways and means of staying in power, they do not care what happens to the poor people of Sri Lanka or the Sri Lankan economy. They are not leaders they are manipulators. In this environment it is only the international community that can force and bring about changes in Sri Lanka.

    If the President is changed or Presidency is abolished then there will be an opening for the civil society in Sri Lanka to decide their future.

    Kusal you do not have to suck up to the President!

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    No sensible person expects solutions to all the pressing issues from’the Common president’.What we want from him/her is to throw JR’s constitution to the dustbin and pass a constitution which guarantees democracy,independence of judiciary, rule of law, human rights and justice for minorities.

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    What the so-called Sinhala South and all citizens need beyond the community-related issues, in the context of current ate on a multitude of fronts have to also become the focus. I personally do not think that abolition of the Executive Presidency is the answer. The problem is with how this Executive a Presidency has been constructed. The answer lies in redefining it in terms that accommodate our past experience with its negatives and the ideals of accountable democracy. Further, the votes of the minorities must be made to count in electing a President. A mechanism should be evolved to eliminate majoritarianism masquerading as democracy. This is the fundamental that has eluded our constitution making, despite the feeble provisions in the Soulbury constitution, which were also subsequently trashed, devolution of powers to the periphery in terms if the current provinces or newly defined regions is an unavoidable necessity and the sting that it is only a Tamil demand, should be refocused as a national need. A new, well formulated constitution is a must and this should not be done not by our politicians, but by a group if eminent men of high calibre and wisdom representing all communities. The politicians should not be permitted to design constitutions that meet their own needs, any more. The sovereignty of the people should be asserted in constitution making and the politicians should be downgraded from being our masters to becoming our elected servants who are paid to govern us according to the rules that are made by the best and able among us.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      the first sentence should read:
      ‘What the so-called Sinhala-South and all citizens need to consider beyond the community-related issues, is the current situation in a multitude of critical fronts.’

      Dr.Rn

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      Re-posted with more corrections and apologies.

      “What the so-called Sinhala-South and all citizens need beyond the community-related issues, is the critical situation on a multitude of fronts that confront us as a country, be it quality of governance, rule of law, corruption, nepotism, economic mismanagement, etc.

      I personally do not think that abolition of the Executive Presidency is the answer. The problem is with how this Executive a Presidency has been constructed. The answer lies in redefining it in terms that accommodate our past experience with its negatives and the ideals of accountable democracy.

      Further, the votes of the minorities must be made to count in electing a President. A mechanism should be evolved to eliminate majoritarianism masquerading as democracy. This is the fundamental that has eluded our constitution making, despite the feeble provisions in the Soulbury-constitution, which were also subsequently trashed. Devolution of powers to the periphery in terms of the current provinces or newly defined regions is an unavoidable necessity and the sting that it is only a Tamil demand, should be refocused as a national need.

      A new, well formulated constitution is a must and this should not be done by our politicians, but by a group if eminent persons of high caliber and wisdom, representing all communities. The public should be educated on the principles and contours of the proposed constitution.

      The politicians should not be permitted to design a new constitution that meet their own needs, any more. The sovereignty of the people should be asserted in constitution making and the politicians should be downgraded from being our masters to becoming our elected servants who are paid to govern us according to the rules that are made by the best and able among us.’

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    srilanka constitution regarding 13th amendment, by indian government it was proposed by Indira Ganthi,introduce by Rajve ganthi, JR,yawardnana and mr GAMINI DISSANAYAKA,mr. authali mututhali all of them high educated people,today srilankan politicians are talking about the 13th amendment, wtihout education , to srilanka parliament compaine with i960to 1970, now tom and hats are in parliament some are having criminal record they are enter parlalment,it is violation of law in the contry,please cooporate with indian prime minister has told the president to his face about the 13 th amendment, he has no way he must introduce, srilanka wants democratic government. we should lesson indian new prime minister, he may be rough with srilanka.

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    Mr.Perera:

    MR is stuck between a Rock( Modi) and a hard place ( His own Prejudice and that of his 20 million subjects). I genuinly do not think that a Common Candidate will make any difference to the equation as the solution is not going to come from within. That is why Modi took a tough line and he was already briefed by Sushma that MR is not to be trusted.
    I am certain that we are heading for another CRIMEA.

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