2 December, 2020

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Proposal For New Constitution: University Academics’ Submission

A group of University academics in Sri Lanka have submitted the following to the Government of Sri Lanka for its consideration in developing a new constitution:

Lessons from History

1. Sri Lanka has a chequered past with regard to constitution making and governance. Regrettably, both republican Constitutions in many ways have been a reflection of, and have contributed to injustice and abuse of power in our country. It is essential that we learn from our past and that we do not repeat the mistakes made before that has brought Sri Lankan society to where it is today.

Constitution Making

2. Constitution making cannot be a top down or a horizontal exercise. Constitution making is an opportunity to experience and strengthen deliberative democracy. Constitution making must result in state reform that enables Sri Lanka to revive democracy, revive respect for human dignity and ensure the rule of law. Such an outcome can be arrived at only if the process is inclusive, participatory, transparent and dynamic.

Public Consultation

3. It is commendable that the Government has implemented a process for public consultation. However, deliberative democracy cannot be understood in the narrow sense of providing an opportunity for interested parties to make submissions before a committee. Debate and discussion regarding possibilities and potential for state reform must be widespread and dynamic. It must be based on exposure to competing views and must nurture among Sri Lankans the willingness and ability to actively listen to each other.

Fundamental Rights

4. The fundamental rights chapter of the proposed constitution must ensure that the vulnerable and the marginalised in our society are ensured dignity and equal respect for their human rights. In particular the right to equality clause should specifically prohibit discrimination based on gender, disability, rurality maternity and sexual orientation. The fundamental rights chapter must be interpreted according to Sri Lanka’s international obligations and commitments.

Discrimination based on ethnicity or gender must be prohibited in the strongest possible terms in the new constitution taking our past experiences into account. Such constitutional recognition has the potential to contribute to the urgently needed normative shift in our society as to how we think of ethnic identities and of gender. The prohibition of discrimination must be accompanied by the provision for special temporary measures (affirmative action).

The Constitution must also recognise the responsibility of the state to respect economic, social and cultural rights particularly the right to education and the right to equal access to healthcare. The right to education must include: universal access to free primary and secondary education; state funded tertiary education to persons selected on the basis of merit (and on the basis of affirmative action where relevant); and respect for academic freedom and autonomy of universities.

5. The duty of the state to prevent violations of human rights by non-state actors and the responsibility of non-state actors to respect human rights must be provided constitutional recognition. Lived experience clearly suggests that the vulnerable in Sri Lankan society including women, person with disability and children experience violence and discrimination at the hands of private individuals and institutions. Establishing independent commissions that can inquire and investigate into such human rights violations and providing constitutional recognition for such commissions is one mechanism that can be considered.

Confidence Building among Minorities

6. The process of constitution making and the substantive content of the constitution must result in the building of confidence among the minority communities in Sri Lanka. This exercise should be viewed as an opportunity to forge a new identity that is common to all regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religion, social status etc. The distinction between democracy (to be desired) and majoritarianism (to be eschewed) must be articulated. Including acknowledgements of past injustices and violence in Sri Lankan society, in the preamble of the proposed constitution is desirable in this context. Such an acknowledgement could be in relation to: injustices in state policy including legislative policy, violence both by state and non state actors, social inequalities, corruption and failures in state reform.

7. Both majoritarianism and elite power should be curbed through appropriate use or even modification of national symbols such as the national flag and national anthem. This should be based on consensus that is however shaped by statesmanship. National symbols must ensure the celebration of diversity on the basis of equality and dignity for all Peoples.

Power-sharing

8. The power-sharing arrangement under the proposed constitution must be meaningful, viable and sustainable. The Government must mobilise Sri Lankan society around this question so that the justifications for such a mechanism is commonly made available. At this point in constitution making, Sri Lankan society must be encouraged to debate issues related to power sharing so that the issue is not hijacked by ethno-nationalists for their petty political advantage.

Independence of the Judiciary

9. The independence of the judiciary must be ensured under the proposed constitution. The independence of the judiciary cannot be understood only in terms of non-interference by the other branches of the state but also in terms of ensuring its competence, providing suitable financial remuneration including after retirement, making adequate resources available, adopting legislation to regulate contempt of court and ensuring that the most competent individuals join and/or are appointed to the judiciary.

Judicial Review of Legislation

10. Judicial review of legislation is essential for the revival of the Rule of Law in Sri Lanka. The Rule of Law has to be understood not simply as adherence to stipulated procedures or written laws, but as ensuring respect for human rights and for the spirit of the Law. Where any proposed or existing law is found to be a violation of human rights or the basic values underlying a constitutional democracy, the judiciary must have the authority to strike down such a law. This power may be exclusively vested with a Constitutional Court which would comprise competent, independent and committed individuals.

Turning Point in History

11. We sincerely hope that the ongoing attempt to develop a new constitution in Sri Lanka will be a turning point in our history. We hope it would be a moment in history that we can look back to with a sense of satisfaction. It will hopefully be described as a moment in our history that we came together to realise the dream of a more just and humane Sri Lanka.

Dr Ranil Abayasekera, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Dr Liyanage Amarakeerthi University of Peradeniya
Prof Priyan Dias, University of Moratuwa
Prof. Dileni Gunewardena, Dept. of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya
Prof Camena Guneratne, Open University of Sri Lanka
Dr Danesh Karunanayake, University of Peradeniya
Mr Nandaka Maduranga Kalugampitiya, Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Senior Prof Amal Kumarage, Dept of Transport & Logistics, University of Moratuwa
Dr Shamala Kumar, University of Peradeniya
Senior Prof Neloufer de Mel, Dept of English, University of Colombo
Dr. Suresh de Mel. University of Peradeniya
Ms Sabreena Niles, Dept of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Kelaniya
Eng. SN Niles, University of Moratuwa
Dr Harshana Rambukwella, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka
Mr Rohana Ratnayake, Open University of Sri Lanka
Dr Dinesha Samararatne, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo
Mr Athulasiri Samarakoon, Open University of Sri Lanka
Prof Gameela Samarasinghe, Dept of Sociology, University of Colombo
Dr Sumathy Sivamohan, University of Peradeniya
Ms Esther Surenthiraraj, Department of English, University of Colombo
Dr Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Colombo
Prof Carmen Wickramagamage, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Senior Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda, University of Colombo

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    The quality of this presentation is a reflection on the calibre of the men and women representing our institutions of higher learning. The academics who assembled these proposals deserve a hats off. Let us pray that the views expressed therein receives the utmost consideration of our lawmakers.

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      Charity begins at home!
      Meritocracy is absent in the Sri Lanka university system – which is one of cronyism and professors hiring their pet students as lectureres!

      These same university jokers like Uyangoda are known to discriminate against women and minorities who are better qualified than them from overseas!

      Qualified Tamil academics have been systematically discriminated against by these very same mediocre university Sinhala academics who preach ‘minority rights” to get attention – hypocracy of the highest order is the norm in the Sri Lankan university!

      Affirmative action hiring policies for Tamils in the south is badly needed in Colombo University and all southern universities in Lanka.

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        yes, yes, plaigurise work of women, minorities, and Phd students, then talk big about minority rights!

        Ha, ha, ha name of Colombo uni politics Prof specializations.. Ha, ha, ha!

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          This so called new constitution is to DISTRACT us from the real problems the country faces today and failed promises of the Sira-Ranil Ayahapalana govt.

          1. Corruption at Central Bank and most national institutions and and crashing rupee and national economy
          2. Failure to prosecute and hold ACCOUNTABLE corrupt politicians and saffron robed thugs called buddhist monks.
          3. Failure to pass RIGHT TO INFORMATION BILL in the parliament of corrupt morons.
          This is where the attention needs to be, but Uyangoda and his NGO friends are all distracted by pie in the sky new constitution – a classic RW ploy.

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        These same university jokers…are known to discriminate against women and minorities who are better qualified than them from overseas!

        “…women and minorities who are better qualified…” Like who?

        Do not generalize based on petty personal quarrels.

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      This is good but a rather old fashioned approach to constitution making, which avoids naming the main culprits of the violence and discrimination in post-colonial Sri Lanka – POLITICIANS AND POLITICAL PARTIES, who are even today blocking the RIGHT TO INFORMATION BILL.

      Politicians and political parties need to be ACCOUNTABLE in the New Constitution for democracy to be real. So, there should be a chapter on POLITICAL PARTIES and Good GOVERNANCE of POLITICAL parties which are the basis of democracy.

      Making political parties accountable to the people is the new approach in Constitution making but no one is talking about it because the politicians do not want to be held accountable.

      Civil society groups should hence take the lead on drafting a Chapter on Political Parties in the new constitution to hold politicians accountable as political parties are the basis of democracy..

      The root cause of so called ‘ethnic conflict’ and much of the violence was CORRUPT politicians and political parties playing the racist card to win votes and distract and divide the masses, in the absence of the Right to Information which should be enshrined and highest priority in a New Constitution.

      This game played by politicians and political parties in the name of democracy to keep the masses ignorant and racist in order to DIVIDE and RULE the masses must end.

      Politicians need a code of conduct, have a minimum education qualification of university degree, term limits for office holders of political parties, compulsory assets disclosure, No crossing the floor of the house and party hopping for bribes, women and youth quotas etc.

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    It’s heartening to know a fair number of representatives of highest educational institutions have a clear mind about the mistakes of the past and the future direction that the country must move. Without mincing they have sharply pointed out and made the imperative call:

    “Regrettably, both republican Constitutions in many ways have been a reflection of, and have contributed to injustice and abuse of power in our countryIt is essential that we learn from our past and that we do not repeat the mistakes made before that has brought Sri Lankan society to where it is today”.

    ” substantive content of the constitution must result in the building of confidence among the minority communities in Sri Lanka”

    ” The process of constitution making and the substantive content of the constitution must result in the building of confidence among the minority communities in Sri Lanka. This exercise should be viewed as an opportunity to forge a new identity that is common to all regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religion, social status etc. The distinction between democracy (to be desired) and majoritarianism (to be eschewed) must be articulated..”

    “At this point in constitution making, Sri Lankan society must be encouraged to debate issues related to power sharing so that the issue is not hijacked by ethno-nationalists for their petty political advantage…”

    The past mistakes made on narrow racial selfish interest have been costly and destructive to ALL communities. We must look around at other small countries such as Switzerland, Singapore to learn how they managed to resolve their ethnic, cultural and linguistic differences and march forward to be the envy of the world. We can do it and in years time everyone feel safe and at the same time be proud of their country, Mother Lanka.

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    Most of the suggestions by the University Academics are laudable, especially their emphasis on anti discrimination laws.

    My humble abbreviated suggestions for the reconstitution of the Sri Lankan Constitutions are,

    The Constitution is very strong on anti discrimination laws. Hate speech, incitement to violence, racially motivated or otherwise carry a mandatory sentence of 10 years in jail.

    No state religion or protection of any particular religion. Religion should be a private affair and the government totally secular. Religious dignitaries should be excluded from all government functions (they could of course attend as private citizens but no special seating or other privileges).

    No terminology to recognise any language as a state language. Sinhala Tamil and English to be accepted as common languages of communication of the Sri Lankan people.

    To recognise plurality of the fabric of Sri Lankan society and all citizens young and old, woman or man or of any sexual orientation given absolutely equal rights.

    All schools must be secular. No religion based schools. Direct foreign funds to schools be prohibited.

    No devolution of administrative powers based on ethnic composition of an area. No provincial administration to give any recognition for any particular language, race or religion.

    Forests, rivers, the ocean, nature reserves and animal rights should be strongly protected by the state. (I suggest an electric fence to be built around all state forests and National Parks with gated corridors for animal movement between National Parks – BTW; a fraction of the money stolen by the past politicians could have financed such a project). Visitors allowed into national parks only under the supervision of National Parks staff. The hunting or killing of protected animal species or any animal within any national park carry a mandatory sentence of 20 years in jail.

    No elephants to be used for any human enterprise including the hallowed Perahara. All orphaned elephants to be protected in a forest zone and quickly returned to nature when fit. Pinnawela or any animal orphanage based on such modelling should be shut down. The Dehiwala zoo be shut down and no new zoos permitted.

    No one other than properly accredited and trained police, security and military personnel to carry any type of guns or weapons. A mandatory sentence of 20 years for carrying unauthorised firearms or other weapons.

    And the list goes on.

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    We have to establish a long term vision for this nation and then define the contents of the new constitution in terms of this vision. We have understand where we are now, how we got here and where we want to be.

    The consitution states in its opening paragraph,

    ” We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    This has come to define that country despite the many difficulties and challenges it had to contend. This vision will be valid for all time.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      The quote is from the US constitution.

      Dr.RN

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    active involvement of university academics in constitutional making or for that matter in any societal matter is well appreciated. the public should make a note of it.in the formative period- say after 1942- our academics were living in the ivory tower, in fact, in keeping with the oxbridge model of the university and that was the expectation of the forefathers of the university system.anyway dr.a.kumarasamy wanted a ceylon university for cultural revival.
    academics were leading a secluded and comfortable life in the salubrious climate of peradeniya.if we go by the maxims of sociology of university academics in SL, i wish to put forward a hypothesis that it was only after the entry of academics from a non-elite background the university academics started showing a keen interest in societal matters and affairs, thanks to the policies of kannangara which paved the way for free education and mother tongue in higher education. senior prof.uyangoda, over to you.
    -dayal

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    university academics must be having lot of ideas about the pros and cons of unitary state and federal state. they should have shared those ideas for the benefit of the SL public and the political leaders. are they purposely silent on this matter or there is no consensus among them. more than the people it is the leaders who need fresh ideas on this matter.
    -dayal

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    If you want to be a real professor your PhD from world class University (at least top 100) and 20 articles in ISI/SCOPUS journals, three countries must appoint you as a visiting full professor after evaluating your CV and 10 text books you have to publish with publisher etc. How many of these have such things. I guess less than one or two. Then all others are jokers not profs. Therefore do not even listen to this idea.

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      I remember a brilliant researcher and academic, Prof. P Bradshaw BA FRS.
      He did not complete his PhD.
      The FRS came after he was professor.

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    What about a clause to curb elite power emanating from the greed for foreign funds made easily available to the peace vendors whose sustenance is based on the creation of instability and chaos in the country? The rhetoric driven teachers please make note.

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    How about first starting with the education system itself first as a pilot project before trying anything on the constitution.

    Our education system is so outdated, that those who are keen to pursue higher studies cannot enter a university other than a foreign university unless they qualify via the A/L.

    Lets start by doing away with Sinhala and Tamil mediums and make English the medium of education, after all in this day and age English is the language of Business (I am expecting a a bus load of brickbats). Secondly bring in some IQ/EQ and Case Study based education where people are able think with on their own rather than regurgitating whats in the text book at the exams. Change subjects from 8th standard onwards to reflect whats needed by industries rather than students having to decide their fate after sitting for A/L exams.

    Lastly but most importantly do away with free education, so that current lot of university students understand that nothing in life comes for free.

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    Disappointing. Theoretical advice one could get from an introductory textbook on constitution making. There is nothing in it that is direct practical recommendations considering that a 30 year civil war was fought over a majoritarian constitution.

    We expect more from university academics even from those who are cloistered in their cubicles.

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    Hogwash.
    Do not try to reinvent the wheel. Sri Lankan academics and politicians are incapable of such deeds; just look at what has happened in the past.
    Be more practical. It will help instead of another exercise in futility.
    Why don’t you just adopt the constitution of a western commonwealth country with a comparable population with minor changes; I have Canada, Australia and New Zealand in mind.
    There is a large ex patriot population in the aforesaid countries living a good peaceful life which is a testimony to well functioning democracies.

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    Hardly anyone will disagree or dispute the statement that “The root cause of so called ‘ethnic conflict’ and much of the violence was CORRUPT politicians and political parties playing the racist card to win votes and distract and divide the masses…”
    Any constitution must have the approval of all the living in the island. The Constitution of a country is the supreme law but the 1972 and 1978 constitutions failed to get the minority communities on abode, especially the Thamils. In fact the constituions were the result of political dominance of the majority community over the minority communities and naturally it favoured the majority Sinhalese Buddhists. A constitution should guarantee of the civil rights and liberties of every citizen in Sri Lanka.
    It may be of interest to have a look at some of the features of the Constitution of Canada.
    The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada; the country’s constitution is an amalgamation of codified acts and uncodified traditions and conventions. It is one of the oldest working constitutions in the world, with a basis in Magna Carta.The written part of the Constitution consists of the Constitution Act, 1867, which created a federation and the division of legislative powers between the federal and provincial governments, and the Constitution Act, 1982, which transferred formal control over amendments to the Constitution from Britain to Canada.
    The constitution outlines Canada’s system of government, as well as the civil rights of all Canadian citizens and those in Canada. Canadian constitutional law relates to the interpretation and application of the constitution.
    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982) is the constitutional guarantee of the civil rights and liberties of every citizen in Canada, such as freedom of expression, of religion, and of mobility. Part II addresses the rights of Canada’s Aboriginal people. It is written in plain language in order to ensure accessibility to the average citizen. It only applies to government and government actions with the intention to prevent government from creating laws that are unconstitutional.
    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms as follows:
    1. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
    (a) freedom of conscience and religion
    (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other means of communication.
    (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
    (d) freedom of association.
    2. Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.
    Parliament may make laws with regard to matters covered by the following list.  However, this list merely provides examples, and these examples are not to be interpreted by courts as limiting Parliament’s power.
     2.  Trade and Commerce
    2A.  Unemployment insurance (added in 1940)
    3.    Unlimited taxing powers (direct and indirect)
    5.    Postal service
    14.   Currency & coinage
    15.   Banking
    19.   Interest
    22 & 23 Patents & Copyrights
    24.  Indians, and lands reserved for Indians
    26.  Marriage and Divorce
    27.  The Criminal Law
    92.  The provincial legislatures have exclusive power to make laws regarding the following:
     2.  Direct taxation
     7.  Hospitals and social welfare institutions
     8.  Municipalities
    10.  Local works and undertakings EXCEPT
         a)  interprovincial railways & telegraphs
         b)  international shipping
         c)  any works that Parliament has declared are
             within federal jurisdiction.  (“declaratory power”)
    12.  Solemnization of marriage
    13.  Property and civil rights (meaning private law)
    14.  The administration of justice in the province, including
         the establishment of all courts except the Supreme
         Court of Canada and the Federal Court, and prosecution of criminal cases.
    16.  All matters of a merely local or private nature.
    EQUALITY RIGHTS:
    15. (1)  Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular,
    without discrimination based on race, national or ethinic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.
        (2)  Affirmative action programs are permitted.
    LANGUAGE RIGHTS:
    16. English and French are Canada’s two official languages, and also New Brunswick’s.
    19. English or French may be used in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Tax Court and the New Brunswick courts.
    20. Any Canadian has the right to receive services in either English or French from the head of any federal government central office, or from anyone in a federal
    government office in an area where there is a “significant demand” (decided by the courts) for service in either English or French.  In New Brunswick, all government
    offices must provide services in French and English.
    MINORITY LANGUAGE EDUCATION RIGHTS
    23. Citizens of Canada have a right to have their children educated in the language of their choice — English or French — as long as they themselves were educated in
    that language in Canada.  The provincial government must pay for that education up to the end of high school in any area of the province where there is a sufficient
    demand for minority lanaguage schools (to be decided by courts).
    The law makers of Sri Lanka tasked with writing a new constitution can draw some aspects of the Canadian federal constitution which holds together 10 provinces, 3 territories, two major language people and the indigenious people.
    There are also about 87 languages spoken by sub groups and other religious groups like Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists apart from Christianity.

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    There is a large “ex patriot population”…living a good peaceful life

    Well Said

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    Uyangoda is [Edited out]

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    I am surprised that my comment deleted by your Editor of that Uyangoda was not that leading carder of JVP ; hence he was prominent members of JVP who had been accountability led insurrection in 1971 April?

    Is that was not true ? I never fabricated any story against Uyangoda ? Why you are denied facts of history! I have no personal reasons against him but his act of JVP and self act of politics of Uyangoda were act of political Terrorism of JVP! It is an utterly childless manner by amusing scientific analysis ex-JVP try to conceal his political bankruptcy to conceal the historical fact of Terrorism by Uyangoda.

    In my view it was precisely the declassed that intellectual cream of JVP terrorism and anarchism of the Party the right thinking elites who opposed JVP or ex-JVP slogans couched in “democratic constitutional” phrases ,that it was precisely masses of people who carried democracy not that an Anarchist or Terrorist like JVP’S.

    Needless to say so-called “Leftist” did not understand this simple truth 2015 January 9th not ‘people revolution of rainbow type’ and afraid admitted it openly counter revolution was instated by USA-CIA UK and Indian -RAW.

    But it comes to light through all their confused of reasoning ‘Rainbow Revolution’ like on the one hand, it must be confessed ,on the other hand one must admit Indian RAW political involvement against ours norms of Democracy of Sri lanka.

    The proposed “New Constitutional” by University Forum is anti- sovereignty and democratic childishly helpless formulation ,that namely outbreaks of democratic norms in other advance democratic countries are far from nearer now.

    What is this proposal that engage on 2015 January 9th one must able to calculate balance of forces and classes on Newly emerging political power become weaken and now so-called ‘constitutional proposals’ help to strengthen that USA, UK and Indian and TNA and LTTE terrorism in an Island.

    By and large hegemonies of US and Indian-RAW making the battle against democratic and progressive elements easier them, when democratic is still weak, and when the chances of the democracy battle are manifestly against sovereignty of democratic constitution.

    The ‘leftist’ into spineless preachers of a policy of proposed ‘constitutional’ are helping separatist and imperialist to provoke the majority Sri Lankan republicans-democratic, an into new battle that will be to this disadvantages sovereignty, territorial integrity, they are helping the US and Indian to draw us into snare.

    Today only a blind man could fail to see that we as nation have won war against LTTE Tamil terrorism ,but ongoing act of politics since 2015 January 9th beaten down and put down more than we have had time to count.

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      D.Nimal

      “Today only a blind man could fail to see that we as nation have won war against LTTE Tamil terrorism”

      Actually, it was VP, who won the war for MR, with great support from Hindia (including Raw).

      RAW also saved many members of JVP including Somawansa Amarasinghe, a practising racist by birth.

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    Is this historical ‘turning point’ of democratic constitution of our future Republic? Uyangoda and his University friends of Dons that asserted that if we missed proposed constitution attempting to deny this time we are in an impossible achieve democracy of secularism in an our Island.

    But that Friday Forum that very many knows the facts Uyangoda and his friends of Dons did assert this and that sowing such constitutional proposal an illusion they helped that USA, UK and Indian hegemonies; well hindered the growth of Sri Lankan democratic revolution overall ,which has now been weakened and undermined by the facts that Peoples Sovereignty of Sri Lankan Democratic Republic.

    On the question of whether it was permissible to sing so-called devolution package with annexations of proposed constitution ,if Tamils of TNA and LTTE Terrorist break off negotiations or present an ultimatum, only Friday forum of Uyangoda’s theses to be approved?

    Our pseudo-University -“Leftist’, in their efforts to dodge the facts of devolution against unitary character of democratic republic, the lessons to be derived from them WAR politics of TNA and LTTE and question of democratic responsibility are endeavouring to conceal from majority masses the recent ,quite fresh and historically important past and to gloss it over by reference US and Indian to distance and an important past of last 35 years war back and originated by superpowers vital interest of Indian Ocean hegemonies.

    The very inception War politics of Tamil Eealm or Separatism of that rough state that against our democratic foundation is more or less secular than Indian, US and UK advance democratic practices .

    Why does Friday forum recall the more recent past “constitutional illusions” that could be concluded with Neo-colonial politics of UNP, TNA and JVP conditions of the restoration of US and Indian political package?

    If the new terms of constitutional are worse ,more onerous and humiliating our People than bad onerous and humiliating of 1978 constitution terms ,it is our pseudo University dons of
    so-called ‘Leftist’, who are blame for this happening to Ours democratic Republic?

    It is fact Friday forum Dons of elites cannot escape wriggle as you will.

    You are (Dons of Leftist) offering worst terms of your proposals constitutional by blustering and swaggering ,which led worse conditions against People’s Sovereignty of an Island?
    That is fact. And your Friday Forum Dons of that so-called “Leftist” cannot absolve yourselves of the responsibility and accountability for it.

    These Dons of universities fell into trap of Tamil-Eealm of US and Indian set by UNP led comprador bourgeoisies who had to embroil our republic in the worst kind of anti-secular majority of war ,we could possibly become embroiled in.

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    Native Vedda…refer to comment

    No doubt that RAW has funded Billions of Rupees to many leading political parties and their leaders of Sri Lankan, as well as, which that including JVP of anarchist, LTTE Tamil Terrorist, separatist of TNA and other Tamil political outfits since late 1970 tees.

    The RAW of Big Bourgeois Intelligent Services sets itself the aim of helping to united all reactionary forces that Tamil political parties and UNP, TNA and JVP’s who equally oppose both advocated unitary character of sovereignty Sri lanka, the conclusion of a power devolution for so-called PEACE and Reconciliation that pave way moderate opportunist to so-called “good governance” of UNP and TNA.

    In the interest of Indian domination over Sri lanka that democracy ,
    we consider it expedient to accept the possibility of losing Sri Lankan sovereignty, which is now current UNP regime becoming purely formal and normal since 2015 January 9th.

    All main sources of funding for political parties in Sri Lankan that paid by poor 840 millions of Indians has to released of their money without liberated from the poverty level.

    For what is the aim of domination of Big Indian multi-nationals (MSN) of Indian rich bourgeoisie that vital interest of exploration of wealth of nation and plundering wealth of majority Indians.
    Only few rich Indian enjoy domination not that majority billion of People of India.

    Indian tax payers are losing hard earning money by act of ruling regime of BJP Hinduism -Extremism of anti-democratic political in international field that mismanagement of governance of India.

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