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Prevent An MR-GR 2/3rd Majority In Next Election

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

My MR-GR supporter friends and my Gota besotted relatives are adamant that they must win a two-thirds majority in the elections slotted for about May. They are after a constitutional amendment, but when I ask them what they want they become hazy. 19A has made the PM powerful at the expense of the President, so do they want an all-powerful Presidency as during JR’s tenure reducing MR to a pantaloon? “No” some say, especially the politically savvy who trust MR more than GR. The middle-class segment however is chauvinist and more enthusiastic about GR than MR and more militaristic in its loyalties. SLPP parliamentarians are MR-friendly because that’s the gravy-train; a militarised administration may come in conflict, down the road, with Ministers and MPs thirsting for gravy. In Egypt and Pakistan however the military after climbing into power was more gravy-hungry than venal politico. 

A constitutional amendment to repeal key elements of 19A would enhance presidential power and ipso facto also strengthen GR at the expense of MR; letting 19A stand would confirm the opposite. Then there is the question of repealing the prohibition on term-limits. Repeal would allow MR to contest at the next opportunity (end of GR’s term or sooner if he quits and the amendment allows fresh elections soon). But this too will cut both ways; sauce for MR is sauce for GR. Without term-limits both MR and GR are eligible for a Papa Doc or Mugabe-like ‘from this time forth and even for ever more’, in perpetuity power grab. 

19A is far from perfect; it suffers from shortcomings in text and inadequacies in the extent to which it relegates post-Sirisena presidents to a ceremonial role. (The limited powers allowed to that nincompoop created turmoil and allowed malpractice on a large scale in the dying year of that administration). What Lanka will be safest with is a 100% parliamentary system with a 100% ceremonial head of state as in India or the UK. A US type tripod balance of power constitutional arrangement will not work here because institutions are weak and checks on power abuse pathetic. So for now let the sleeping dog 19A lie; messing with it will make things worse.

There is another issue that needs to be tackled and that too, I presume, will need fiddling with the constitution. (Maybe it can be done by subsidiary legislation?). Our all-proportional electoral system must be changed to a mixed system where most legislators (and provincial and local government representatives) are elected in first-past-the-post (FPTP) constituency elections while a lesser number are chosen on a proportional representation (PR) basis. 

An example is Germany. Bundestag (parliament) elections give each voter two votes. One for a constituency candidate elected on FTTP and the ‘second’ for a party list in each district. List-seats are then modified to maintain “proportionality balance” in the Bundestag as a whole – seems complicated. Other countries have variations and gerrymandering is engineered into the definition of “proportionality balance”. Should district seats be in proportion to ‘second’ votes in each district only? Or should the total (national) ‘second’ votes be the criterion and list-seats districts be adjusted by a formula to ensure that total seats for each party is in proportion to its total national ‘second’ votes? Should only ‘second’ votes be used in allocating list-seats or should the sum of ‘second’ and constituency (first) votes be the criterion? Germany uses a version of one of these options; the details are irrelevant to my point. My point is to show that there is a lot of thinking to do in deciding the nitty-gritty details of the type of FTTP+PR design that is best for Lanka.

The Dutch system is strictly proportional. That is, seats are allocated in proportion to the number of votes won by each list nationally. No districts, only one vote each nationally, clean simple but never a stable government or lasting working majority! Austria has a complicated PR system with votes that did not win a seat at the lower (‘district’) level being aggregated upwards to the national level where they may eke out a seat by aggregation (the “no votes wasted” theory). An Austrian JVP may get 5% in every district but not win a single PR district seat, but its national total (say 5 lahks if the electorate was Sri Lanka’s size) would, in aggregate, earn it a few parliamentary seats by a formula you can think up. 

For the time being however I am against a fair FTTP+PR system. It’s not that I am malevolent by nature. It’s that I don’t want anything that may make it easier for MR-GR to get a 2/3-rd majority. That’s by far is the worse evil; this possibility must be blocked by the current parliament which has the power to block constitutional changes.  

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    Yes yes KD. The country should be like headless chicken, moving no where, so that you pundits can chit chat about how-to-take-the-country-forward over whisky sipping sessions in gloomy evenings at star hotels in Colombo or beach towns.

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      Dear Prof. KD,
      let me greet to you for the new year 2020. We wish you a healthy new year sir.
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      Thanks for the great article. but MAX or DAYAN BALUTHILAKA would not know the the danger before us if people would give them 2/3 mandate.
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      Barbaric DUO MR-GR would turn us to be an another Gadafi land for sure. Dayana Baluthilaka has always pleased the bums of RAJAPASKEHS until he got posted to Russia. However, his tail waging tactics towards Premadasa Junior blocked him for some extent, but now the bugger has made his mind to support Rajaakshe rascals again, going by the same tactics of that OPPORTUNIST Jounalist -Iqbal Athas.
      That is why I am telling so long these men are born with SINHALA genes would never see it right, but become CHEAP condoms of the any facists, not thinking twice.
      Do we really want to represent us by RAJAPAHE rascals going by their authoritarian rule until 2015.
      That rule only created all unaffordable debts to China or others through their naive but abusive management. Those days they could take loans from Japan on lower rates, but ballige putha LED groups never forsaw it.
      Today, we the nation have to pay over 4.8 billons of DOLLARs at once, that is why the state would NOT be able to give lot more reliefs though promised in their ELECTION campaigns.
      Now the PUBLIC being suppressed by their ill rule, prices of daily needs gone sky rocketed, no news alerts as had been two months ago, show who made all thee rabblerousing work.
      I think PEOPLE should be made very clear that RAJAAKSHE rascals are incapable of ruling this nation We need 2/3 mandate for a good leader who knows the ground realities of the people. I think SAJITH with his new group will deserve to get 2/3 than RAJAPAPSKHE DUO

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        It is a forgone conclusion that the DEEP STATE which is RUINing….oops! sorry! running this shit-hole they named it as “Sri Lanka”. The GOVIGAMA Mafia Ruling Elites will give the Rajapakse sluts the 2/3rd majority as required, by the same CROOKED method they gave the Un-Winnable GOTA, the fake victory through the internal manipulations, as the UNP’s Govi elders have supported and facilitated Gota’s win. The Govi sluts are in a crisis mode as people may discover the truth, as they have destroyed this once prosperous country and made into “Phosphorous” to the ZIONIST agenda of The New World Order project. According to the Istaeli/Zionist agenda, India-Myanmar-Sri Lanka must be turned into a racist monster that go after Islamophobia-The War on Islam. Nowadays, Modi is in full gear after the Myanmar results in the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims, something to which Modi and then SL Govi slut President Sirisena rendered their support by coordinating the Rohingya persecution with their own versions. It was done as a solidarity with their evil partners assigned in the same project. BTW, Ranil congratulated Modi for taking over Kashmir. The Govi sluts will not disappoint anyone on this particular score. Racist supporting a brethren Racist partner is an old game.

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          Readers,
          Two-thirds at the elections is simply not needed. Even a simple majority would do. If not, even being the single largest winner is adequate. Within a week of results it will be 2/3rd and within a month 3/4th will be reached. If gates get closed, no more bloating.
          Any doubt? Read Mein Kampf.
          After that what? Read New Class by Milovan Djilas.
          What will happen next? The same that happened and is happening to Pakistan post 1958 from Ayub Khan to Imran Khan now.
          Doubts still? Study Poland’s history 1791 – 1918 and the run up to it, on the country’s disappearance.
          Any respite for Poland? Yes, 1918 – 1939. Can lightening target the same victim twice? Yes. Germany gobbled up half in 1939 and Russia swallowed the other half. What World War did, World Powers undid after 1945. Now there is Poland, alive and robust.
          As for Sri Lanka, can wishbone succeed where levity failed?

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      Toxic Fascist Nationalism has no place in Sri Lanka and will not be given a 2/3 majority… I have faith in the citizens of Sri Lanka.

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      Prof. Kumar David,

      RE: Prevent An MR-GR 2/3rd Majority In Next Election

      Increase the mean IQ of the imbeciles from 79 , giving them some extra knowledge, critical thinking skills, common sense and information. Make sure Ranil W and Sirosena are out of the scene.

      Alternatively, you can try CRISPR technology on the imbeciles, no guarantees and expensive. It could go either way,

      What does it take to convince the imbeciles that the Para- monks are not the 3rd Gem Sangha, the Bodhisattvas , originally referred to in Buddhism during Buddhas time., and stop them prostrating to the monks.?

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    The people of Sri Lanka need either a dictatorship or a good governance. Though the previous regime did so much good, it failed to put behind bars few corrupt politicians from the opposition.Cases like double passport of Wimal, Thajudeen case, Johny’s case are good examples.This could have quieten down the opposition and put the govt. in a strong position. After the failed coup of MS & MR, Ranil should have put pressure and given the law & order ministry to SF He could have put lots of people’s life miserable.
    Now the time has run out. All crooks under the previous regime will be brought to account and there wont be any respite. Things have stated to happen and with opposition fighting within itself 2/3 rd wont be a big issue.
    And we have tried every .form of government since government. Why not a dictatorship? I would say “YES” if GR puts behind bars at least one politician from the governing side There are plenty. One wont make a harm. Rather it will give a boost to GR.
    GR, by the way cant you send a Narcotics team to Ampitiya Sumane’s den in Batti?

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    Anyone who says he or she is opposed to a 2/3rds majority and yet fails to oppose that factor which almost surely guarantees a landslide, namely the neoliberal UNP leadership which has stayed unchanged for three decades (!) and is embarking on its fourth (!!!), is either a fool or a hypocrite.

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      We perfectly know who you ARE Mr Jayathilaka. Why you have not seen it yet ? We have once noticed how MR-GR ruled this nation. To that time, entire world except few african states and Belarus, stood agains tthem.
      Even if GG rule got defeated for some reasons, they did lot good work by rejoining lanken diplomatic services with WEST and AMERICA. Indians and Americans are today on one side when it goes with Chinese abusive politics in ours like 3 rd world countries.
      We know how BITCHEs sons sold out our beautiful land to China. Today, they are speechless even if they louded to the public, that they would do anything and everything regarding that 99% lease to China. None of their so called gigantic projects brought anything to lanka but tied the country as NUMBER one debt trap. Entire world is awaer today, SRILANKA is very known to have been abused by CHINESE so called investments.
      See what happended to ANGOLA…. there are Ghost cities built by chinese there. Inflation rates has gon up over 50%.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8HyDGCNxpo

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        Nonsense .are you talking about Ranil’s bloody bunch of crooks ? Bullshit.
        All most,all of them , including all their staff only robbed whole sale. checkout how some have lead from rags to riches over a period of 4 years. .impossible.
        Let it go and please keep your piped dreams to yourself, even God has decided not to interfere with the present President .
        He is the best choice. In fact only choice.
        If The Muslims have any little sense in them they should vote wholey to a Pohotuwe candidate and I assure they will never regret it.

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          FAHIM@
          You should be a born idiot if you see it that WAY.
          By the time, ballige putha Rajakshes was defeated in 2015, entire world was cornering our country. Ballige putha MR himself went to early elections because the ballige putha led groups were unable to handle then economy.
          Remember ?
          Entire world stood against us.
          UN resolutions and COMMON WEALTH nations made OUR countries no second to LYBIA. rEMEMBER ?
          All these were not made clear to the PUNNAKU eaters dominated nation. But Rajapakshes abused the state FUNDs for their propaganda and looted the state and made Debt NATION. Even international experts today make it clear the high volume of wastes were the case under the MR-GR rule upto 2015:
          All the extravaganzas, irrespective people s real grievances, were the kept above during that WASTERFUL govt.
          No any HIGH VOLUME debt pumping projects under SO called CHINESE investment brought income to the country. Not yet today. But all the huge loans made RAJAKSHE and his thieves untouchable wealthy. Alone how they funded their lately held ELECTION , would reveal the nation, had RAJAKSEH been that clean, nothing like his campaigns could ever be able to make.
          But lankens are politically illiterate from that day on, any BLANT news would mislead them…… if they would have been asked to EAT rata thanakola they would do wihthout questioning twice.
          fOCUSING of the gullibility and vulnerablitiy of the people- RAJAKSHES men returned to power. BUT it is the PUNISHABLE act, wait and see, how they would end up … I have no doubt, PO)LITICAL TEENAGER Gotabaya would bring this country to SOMALIA style state. sooner than later: Many around him would not tolerate him yet today.
          LANKEN POLITICS ARE MORE OR LESS LIKE BEGGAR S WOUNDS. ALL ALONE THEY HAVE CREATED UNSOLVALBE PROBLES ANY INSTITUTIONS: NO DRAMTIC CHANGES ARE INTRODCUED TO ANY STATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS:

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          Don’t discriminate to the religion. If you have critical thinking, you what Rajapaksa’s did until 2015? Don’t forget they still same old guys.

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        Mr. Desperate Sinhalaya,
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        “”We have once noticed how MR-GR ruled this nation”” – Of course we have seen how they managed to eliminate Tamil terrorism almost single handed. Where were you at that time…??
        Hiding under a bed…??
        And what was your big international community doing at that time…??
        Your “”entire world”” couldn’t stop them…
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        For the rest……………. Wait and see.

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          Pascal@
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          Not war e nd issues, but all other handligns by Rajapakshes should be revealed to the nation.
          Sure, the war end and last phase of 30 year old war ended up in his term. But that means not alone their contribution, but entire forces and other varrious forces.
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          Just becasue of a heart surgery ended up successfully – though we should respect it, but we should not allow surgeons to rape us. – AND if the surgean expects to rape us, it is also equally faulting.
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          Mahinda Rajapakshe s problem is, even if his govt at his first term put the end to the last part of the war – he could not manage the rest. He even ended up not safeguarding the basic human rights – leaving a situation that entire world stood against.
          Not the war related decisions, but how he behaved in post war senario and how much high crimes they committed there all mattered to the UN yet today.
          There are unexpliable reasons them to have gone that mad. But his mismanagement his misrule, his tryranny brought the country to cross roads.
          No reasons he had then to go for earlier elections, if he could manage it better.
          But abusive family politics and high corruption levels came into being through his criminal and aggressive politics.

          If the very same duo would see, that they are the only capable men to bring us the nation to progress – there people should be MAD.
          .
          You guys being that servile to RASCALS WOUL DNOT have brains to see it. So you guys incl Champawathi would not see it right in thi slife.

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          Pasqual, eliminated the Tamil freedom fighters (cut off your shit terrorist) single handedly? If not for India, USA, China, and Pakistan your rapist sinhala heroes would have eaten mud in the elephant pass lagoon in 2009. Do you remember how chandrika cried with the Indians to get your rapist soldiers out from there in 2000/2001. The Italian mafia lady is the primary reason for the defeat of the tigers in 2009, she wanted Prabaharan dead or alive, do you know that? Your idiotic fictius mahavamsa will rewrite the history of the 2009 war as won by the sinhala heroes, I will not be surprised about this history twisting by your shit mahavamsa.

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            Mr. velu Rasiah,
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            Of course you are correct…
            That’s why we elected MR for the high office then.
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            And…
            That’s why we elected GR now. By getting rid of MY3/Ranil/ Chandrica/Sajith gang.
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            Results guaranteed……… Wait and see.

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              Pasqual, What results guaranteed? You will be listed along with Burma, Somalia and Sudan for terrorism against minorities and white van culture. Wait and see?
              At least you accepted what happened in 2000/01 to your rapist terrorist hero soldiers and what would have happened in 2009, if not for the 4 countries that fought a proxy war for your sinhala buddhist thugs.

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      True.
      UNP leadership must change. Otherwise it is the same old same old since 1993.
      Ranil is the biggest enabler of Rajapaksa power.

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        Yes
        Ranil stands for Rajapaksas freedom and for their rule.
        He was well looked after by them prior to 2015 as Leader of the Opposition against any Leadership threats in UNP

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      Dr.come on, we both know it from the bottom of our hearts , even God is not going to interfere this time.
      They already have the 2/3 and Ranil and Malik AND GOLAYAS HAVE BURRIED The UNP for good & it’s all Cherio and also the SLFP it’s a matter of time to be burried.
      Let’s give Autocracy a chance , democracy has always failed and so has sociistic democracy.
      We need little nannying Doctor.

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      Seems like the deep state has already decided to give Fascism a 2/3 majority killing all innovation and critical thinking and contributing to a faster brain drain setting back Sri Lanka even further… all remaining high quality intellectuals are leaving the country… it’s high time we think about this seriously and not destroy our beautiful country that might still have some hope. Authoritarian dictatorship never produced any true intellectuals only revers engineered knockoffs and pseudo intellectuals…

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      When only 53% voted for the winner and 47% voted against getting 2/3 majority is a challenge. Any “Puss Pundit” claims otherwise is a fake Pundit.

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      Taking 2/3 majority is a struggle also in Israel parliament. ‘:

      But what is the use of 2/3 mandate in parliament, keeping UNEDUCATED BABARIANS as the leaders ? Had they performed well prior to 2015, would we be able to fall this much with unpayable hUGE loans to China or others ? Mahinda Rajapakshe s power intoxication opened doors to any high corrupted politicians to loot the nation by 2015.
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      Whatever they both did until 2015 were beyond constitution. Now again, they are ready to suppress the nation and isolate this nation in the world. –

      My alternative thoughts are to give power JVP-UNP under a good leader, That will be ONLY Sajith Premadasa. But JVP would not realize this in any forseeing times.

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      DR. Dayan, the UNP are not neoliberals!!! Funny that you a political eanalicist keeps calling the Neoliberal when they are not!

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      Now, even Most UNPers support Gotabhaya. So why not 5/6 is not a possibility.

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

      “namely the neoliberal UNP leadership which has stayed unchanged for three decades (!)”

      What is neoliberal?
      What is neoliberal UNP?
      How SLFP/SLPP are different from neoliberal UNP?

      Can you give us examples of neoliberal UNP policies and non neoliberal SLFP/SLPP policies over the past 3 decades?

      You have two options, either you can drop names or ignore my comment altogether if haven’t got a clue. Either would do splendidly.

      Please note I am not interested in what Gramsci, Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Jean-Paul Sartre, Terry Byres, ….. Ralph Miliband, Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Ho Chi Minh, Antonio García Martínez, ……………… said in respect of Neoliberalism or anything else.

      Please tell us about Neoliberalism in your own words.

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        Native Vedda,
        Dayan will never respond b’cos he knows in his bones that the label is meaningless except for the intention of derogation. These days days, the term has no clear cut economic meaning. It is mostly used in political sense only mostly by leftists in order to insult their opponents. It used to be synonymous with Laissez Faire or open market economics with minimal Gvt intervention. In practical sense, only the US come somewhat closer to the real meaning of the concept.

        In SL, it is true that UNP, particularly after 1977, adopted a market oriented policy but non of SL Gvt ever went in fool swing. However, in comparison with last UNP GVt, GoRa’s declared policy is much closer to N B. For example, cutting taxes with the hope of lowering prices is a pure market dependent policy. In a most derogatory sense, such policies are called “trickle down economics” in the sense that benefits drip downward to lower levels only when the upper levels get saturated. But, one doesn’t have to be an economist to realize that cutting taxes by itself will not lower prices. That is b’cos prices are dependent largely on supply & demand. Since cutting taxes means freeing up cash, the first reaction usually is increased demand which will cause a price increase, not a decrease! The market must follow several more steps that will take a few years until it has an impact to increase supply before reduced tax can lower the prices.

        This kind of economic policies can have a devastating effect on low income families which represent a large proportion of SL families. The most accepted economic policies today for poor & developing countries Micro economics with specific focus on eliminating inequality in distribution of wealth. This year’s Nobel Prize for economics went to a trio of economists in this very field.

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      It is because foreign spies helped them to steals voters from grand old party by using RW

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    Lol .How can you prevent a 2/3 that is already fully established with 7000, 000 Strong Sinhala Buddhist votes , supported by some non Bhiddists , karuna’s Tamil votes and Arumugan’s Tamil votes and a very ,very insignificant couple of 100 Muslim Votes ( for the moment it’s a couple of 100 muslims votes).
    It’s a waste to have an election. .it’s best to see if you can do a referendum and handover the government to MR for next five years .
    I know it won’t happen , because UNP is still dreaming of winning the General election , this will be the worst UNP defeat, I am more than sure there won’t be a UNP in future.Ranil van st last retire and Sajith may have to work with others and form.a new party .

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    At this rate MR-GR will win or come close to winning a 2/3 majority.
    ..
    They are showing the country that they are doing a mountain of work.
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    Difference is none of the things done these days are anything to do with the portfolio of the President.
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    Sadly our people are literate but blind. They can hear but deaf. They can walk but crippled. They can talk but mute. They can feel but numb.
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    We are living like slaves. Our thoughts are not said or heard. Our vision is blocked by fear and greed. Our religion is sex, power and money.
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    We have love but only towards our own kind. Is that even love? How can a person love and hate at the same time?
    How do you hold poison and milk in the same cup?
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    We are scared of other religions and ethnic groups. Is it because deep down we know we are inferior? Is it because we don’t know the merits of our religion and others to even compare?
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    If you know the merits of any kind of religion properly, then you will understand it’s pointless to compare.
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    Life is not a race and every one will die eventually. All religious philosophies help us to slow down rather than running like a mad dog.
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    Only when you are still, you will find the time to enjoy the beauty of life.
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    Wish all of you a life filled with Love and hope in this New Year.

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      Suranga,
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      Where there are people that are caught by lies and illusions about some men – through abusive MEDIA channels, reaping harvest would be much easier. People s votes are their pearls. In europe, politicians target migrant communities to win their electrorates and just few hundreds or even less, they then get elected to parliament.
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      That is not the case in SL, as we got to know in recent election results. They focus on JATHIWADHADAYA; AGAMWADAYA (Racism and extremism) to twist the gulliable and vulnerable mindset of the the people. They succeeded it, even if the loads of lies manipulated the people as no times in the past.
      Some few lacks of people did believe, even INVISIBLE forces predicted a reptile could bring RELICS with the message of dawning a new leader – the FAIRY tales of that low nature, went viral and no doubt, people got caught. Who won in the end ?
      .
      I think numbers of LIARs through SOME TV channels have gone up rapidly during the last few years. Not the credibility of the NEWs items, but the commercial gains of each of TV channel holders seem to be dominating. So people are misled easily. Is this right ?#
      They call it democracy… I think the kind of MEDIA mafia should be crushed by the people .
      They each TV channel owners exercise tricks to tie the people to their channels – … like for examples, TELEDRAMAs that have become CULT today are being telecasted by these channels. ‘
      There is a TELEDRAMA called SIDU.. which spread only SUPERSTITIOUS thoughts to the people. Invisible forces according to them could do lot more. Little ones going to primary schools are being targeted… to plant the kind of myths in them. As we then believed, that we the sinhala RACE is generated by a LION….. these small kids believe today, invisible forces have lot more powers than any known ones.

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      Lol slaves. We asked and we got so what huh ?
      In past we were slaves to foreigners. Pportugese , Ditch and British. And everyone agrees it worked well.
      So it must be in US to be slaves for our country to develop and our Country is the only thing that matters ,you give freedom to pur people and they go mad and start killing each other over petty issues .

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    Kumar David,
    You tried your best to prevent a Gotabhaya victory at the November presidential elections, and failed in an unprecedented way.
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    So what makes you think your instructions are going to be followed by Sri Lankan people this time?
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    You live in fools’ paradise?

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    Well that an undone politics of UNP and alliance forces are anti-Establishment parties of that representatives of vital interest narrow that ethnics and religion separatist that political interest
    They are basically stand for anti -Democratic front by Tamils of TNA+LTTE and Muslim Congress of ISIS and other Muslim members are denied joint by mainstream set of policies of governance . They denied to accept that rule of norms of by methodology Democracy.
    Yes , We needed 2/3 majority for CHANGE for that better stability of Island by fair constitution for national security . Not only that Economic and development are the key factors are Stability of Island wide harmony of all walks of lives.
    Now we are nowhere in Island politics has lost that command of enforcement authorities are concern; by past ruling parties of UNP of has so many of types of that misdeeds by so-called “good governance” and “Rule of Law” .
    Due that 19A deficit of ours Republic Constitution currently faces a very serious problem of weather even decent existence can be carried forward by democracy rule of governance?

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    Absolute majority in the Parliament is a danger to any Country, specially third world Countries where the majority who enter the Parliament are the least educated and criminals. Minority Governments are always the best to any Country. This was proved by Mahinda Rajapakse who used black money to buy over MP’s from the Opposition to create a 2/3 majority and then amended the Constitution to stay in power for ever and turned Democratic Sri Lanka to a Corrupt Lawless Banana Republic with Jungle, Kangaroo Courts with Family Rule and TERRORIZED the entire Nation. Hope the Citizens will not forget the recent past and will not make the same mistake again.

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      Namal Perera,

      Not always.
      I do believe, if that would have been under good leaders, it will be fine. Then they could better get pacts and agreements easily passed by the parliament and allow them to be part of the development projects.

      Vietnam and Ethiopia are two good governaments whose parliaments get passed their aggreements properly and speed up their development projects.

      Srilankens, after 30 year old war, need lot more to be invested in human development. That means any develompment projects towards the improvement of public awareness, should be taken.

      All these can only be made so long GOOD leaders control over the nation.

      Unfortunately, lankens have now been caught by stupid leaders that once looted the states for their family developments neglecting and making the nation life long debtors to China.

      Mahinda Rajaakshe should be away from active poltics can do lot more GOOD to lanken future.

      The very same I would not say regarding Gotabaya because he has not been a traditional politician – so some sort of hopes can be made on his profile… however, if he would NOT care much about people s mandate…. it can be dangerous to GOTA too. He is alledged high criminals. All these can come on him, well depending on his performances.

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    I am surprised why the prof. didn’t suggest to prevent Gotabhaya getting 52%.

    Soma

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      somass

      “I am surprised why the prof. didn’t suggest to prevent Gotabhaya getting 52%.”

      Probably the common candidate Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero was not available to contest elections.

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    It is certain that the preferential system of voting does not allow any functional parliament, instead increases the buying out of MPs when an important legislation needed to be passed. Sri Lanka should cancel and/or modify the crooked constitutional amendments too. FTTP system be the norm for the parliament. Local council system should be revamped and without party politics preferential voting should be allowed there. A Prospective Mayor should be allowed to contest with his team and not individuals which will start fighting again. More and more three wheeler parties are coming to politics because, good money and Minister posts are there. 15th amendment has to be 15% and not 5%.

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    Kumae

    *** You have got me confused with the following

    1) My MR-GR supporter friends
    2) and my Gota besotted relatives

    are adamant that they must win a two-thirds majority in the elections slotted for about May. They are after a constitutional amendment,

    Are you half caste like Wiggys family. His 2 sons are married to Sinhalese one of them is sadly the “Kosus” (the anti Tamil Monster ) daughter .

    Please help me as to who these Gotha besotted relatives are ( cant be Tamils surely) .

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    Come on Kumar be realistic. When Lankans vote let alone the country they do not even think of them self, family, or their future generations. They only vie for the misery , caused to their neighbors.

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    The constitution is changed to address the needs of the politicians not the country or its people Shame JRJ did it, MR did it, RW did it . why not appoint a king forget about the parliament,

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    The 2/3 majority is not that wanted for GR and MR or SLPP , it needed for smoothly functions of People rights and its Republic form of governance by means of existence of that democracy of island . The ramification of democracy that depend on ‘rule of law & good governance’ as its an apply to the type of peacefully maintain law and order of national security..
    It is one way or other planned to combat terrorism which that fairly give voice for that representatives of the People’s & its sovereignty nation of Lanka .Only rule of law can guided by majority act of People’s mandate by GR has won in 2019 November 16th.
    It has given such a mandate to their representatives to change of Old constitution and leads to country Free from Corruption governance by under the GR…administration of certain period of time since 2019 Nov 16 …..up to….@
    Nonetheless its GR mandate reflected that Majority People wanted to Free from hijack of that political Terrorism of since 2015 Jan 8th by UNP TNA JVP and Islam Terrorist as whole.

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    Ranil has the key to lose rather than MARA and Gota’s key to win .
    It is better to advise Ranil to take laxatives on a reasonable
    proportion to minimise the loss .

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