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Should The People Suffer In The Hands Of The Utterly Corrupt 1+225?

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole

Prof S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole

The 1+225 in the title refers to the President and the 225 Members of Parliament who rule us. They are all corrupt in some way, at least by abusing their authority if not the finances of the country and their political powers. 

Due to our ignorance, the majority of the citizenry in Sri Lanka believe that our supremacy lies in the hands of the Executive President  This is absolutely wrong. We are merely another democracy and after independence most rights vested in the people as in other democracies and recognised by the world community, have been incorporated into the Supreme Law of the Country, namely the Constitution of the Republic of Sri Lanka. 

The concept of sovereignty vested in the people has been recognised in Article 3 of our Constitution, and the realisation of that sovereignty or implementation of that sovereignty in the people has been incorporated into Article 4 of the Constitution. Both these provisions have been recognised as entrenched provisions; that is, provisions that cannot be varied in any manner without obtaining a mandate from the sovereign people at a referendum [Articles 82 and 83].

Provisions as set out in Article 4 are recognised as separation of powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary and all three organs are required by law to respect and honour the sovereignty in the people and their fundamental rights (Article 4 (d)).

The 1978 Constitution which recognised sovereignty in the people states that only the elected representatives of the people are entitled to occupy office as members in the legislature [Article 4(1)]. 

Yet, 10 years after enacting that Constitution, a new provision (Article 99A of the 14th amendment) has been enacted on 04 May 1988, permitting 29 members to be ‘elected’ as MPs by party secretaries – that is people not necessarily elected by the people. The then Prime Minister, Mr. Ranasinghe Premadasa proposed 14A which was the final report of the Select Committee on Franchise and Elections. That report was presented by him to the House. It clearly stated that 29 members proposed by 14A as National Members will only include those whose names are published in the gazette along with the nomination papers. The verbatim report of the PM’s speech addressing the house on 04 May 1988 states:  

‘… These 29 seats will be allocated to the different Parties contesting the election, in proportion to the votes received by each such party at the National level. Names of those Party nominees are known beforehand. In fact, their names are published in the Gazette immediately after closing of nominations. Therefore, the voters are aware of the identity of the candidates of different Parties who are to be elected as National Members…’ 

Such policy statements, even when not enacted, reveal the mind of Parliament in passing legislation, and therefore are used and of value in interpreting such legislation as is passed. The intention then was that every “National List” MP would have been from the list that voters would use to determine how they vote.

Some members in the house questioned the PM about a Bill circulated among the members which permitted even the defeated candidates to enter parliament through the National List and this is the answer given by the Prime Minister: 

‘… There has been a discussion of a fourteenth amendment, which I came to understand later, is different from the amendment of the Constitution which I speak of in this instance. The fourteenth amendment presented today is the result of deliberations of the Select Committee on Franchise and Elections. This Committee comprised all political parties represented in Parliament …

‘… Members are not to be appointed or nominated by the Party. When the people vote for the Party they will be aware that some candidates in the list are likely to be elected on the strength of such votes…’

Speakers false Certification of a Bill NOT passed by the Parliament 

This section reaffirms my position that 1+225 include many corrupt rulers. It also shows how the citizenry is laid back about our rights and by not objecting to brazen corruption show that we are comfortable with our corrupt rulers.

The 14th Amendment of the Constitution finally received the Speaker’s certification on 24 May 1988. The Bill certified by him was not the Bill passed by Parliament on 04 May 1988 and it contained a provision interpolated within brackets in the 4th paragraph of Article 99A that was never proposed or approved by Parliament at the Committee stage before it was passed on 04th May 1988. The fraudulently interpolated clause in brackets certified by the Speaker states as follows:

(being persons whose names are included in the list submitted to the Commissioner of Elections under this Article or in any nomination paper submitted in respect of any electoral district by such party or group at the election)

By allowing any person on the list, the law permits defeated candidates also to be nominated; that is, even people who did not receive the mandate of the people.

The 14th Amendment Bill was finally approved by Parliament with no amendment to Article 99A at Committee stage, and after the votes were counted the Speaker “confirmed” that the Bill had received a 2/3 majority. Yet, the 14th Amendment that clearly violated Article 4 (a) of the Constitution which only permitted elected representatives of the people was never put to the people for their approval at a referendum. Hence it cannot be safely taken to have been passed as a valid law with only 2/3 majority and hence Article 99A of the Constitution as it stands today is clearly unconstitutional.

Role of the Judiciary 

A bill that requires an amendment of the Constitution must adhere to the procedure as set out in Article 82(5) of the Constitution. That is the rule of law and if this due process has not been followed the Supreme Court that is entrusted with the sole and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the interpretation of the Constitution (Article 125), is required by law to declare that such a law enacted by illegal means shall not be deemed to amend, repeal or replace the Constitution or any part thereof [Article 82 (6)]. Yet, up until now this unlawfully enacted provision of law remains in the Constitution.

Amending the Constitution with an amendment to an ordinary Law  

It s unlawful to amend the Constitution with an amendment made to an ordinary piece of legislation. Yet, Article 99A of the Constitution has been further amended by an ordinary piece of legislation in 1988. To be precise, Act of Parliament No 35 of 1988, an amendment made to Parliamentary Election Act Section 64 (5), has made the following amendment to Article 99A of the Constitution by amending an ordinary piece of legislation:

‘… where the seat of a member of Parliament declared elected under Article 99A of the Constitution becomes vacant, the Secretary-General of Parliament shall inform the Commissioner who shall require the Secretary of the recognized political party or the group leader of the independent group to which the member who vacated the seat belonged, to nominate a member of such party or group to fill the vacancy. Upon receipt of such nomination, the Commissioner shall declare such person elected as a member of Parliament and cause the name of the member so declared to be published in the Gazette.

That is, a national list MP may now come from the party secretary rather than the “National List” that voters voted for. This provision of law that effectively permits political party secretaries to nominate any person disregarding the law as set out in Article 99A of the Constitution, is hence ab initio void. For, Article 82 (5) of the Constitution clearly spelt out how an amendment can be lawfully made to the Constitution. That procedure was not followed by our corrupt 1+225 who wanted to smuggle into parliament their friends and cronies who could not muster the votes necessary for coming into the successful top of the national list.

Remedial action available to the people under the Constitution 

As mentioned above, a Bill that requires an amendment of the Constitution must adhere to the procedure as set out in Article 82(5) of the Constitution and if this “due process” has not been followed to enact amendments to the Constitution, there exists a bounden duty devolved upon the Supreme Court to annul such amendments. The Supreme Court, thus far, has abjectly failed in that duty. We the People have been failed by the Court. 

The Court is entrusted with the sole and exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the interpretation of the Constitution (Article 125) and is required to declare that such a law enacted by illegal means shall not be deemed to amend, repeal or replace the Constitution or any part thereof [Article 82 (6)]. Yet, up until now this unlawfully enacted monstrous and unsightly provision of law demeaning our democracy remains an ugly part of our statute book and is being used to appoint party donors, drug dealers, and casino magnates as members of Parliament. 

Disclosure: The writer has filed SCFR 215 of 2022 asking for defeated candidates to be not allowed as MPs. Given the national importance of the case, a plea has been made by the writer for a fuller bench. The case is coming up at the Supreme Court on 20 June 2023. The writer thanks his Counsel Nagananda Kodituwakku for educating him on the laws relevant to this article.

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    “The 1+225 in the title refers to the President and the 225 Members of Parliament who rule us.”
    Hmmmm…. No exceptions this time, not even those who gave a helping hand!

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      Condemning all 225 is a spontaneous first reaction of many. It remains that way with many who don’t spend hours agonising over these issues.
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      The fine tuning from Jeevan will come later.
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      Have you listened to these eleven minutes in the best English you will hear in Lanka from Rohan Pethiyagoda?
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT46IXf83ys
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      SJ, may I make a request of you? Please tell other readers that Rohan P.’s is the perfect counter to the condemnation of all MPs. He’s not taken sides in politics. I have declared support for the NPP; I’ve actually handed over an application for membership Not all need do that!.
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      You have more credibility than me!
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      Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (NIC 483111444V) – mp aspiration to contest t any level, but getting to know the low-key prepqropms
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        Please excuse premature ejaculation of that previous comment. Happens sometimes on the computer. Old age!
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        Almost inactive in other contexts, nimal fernando. What to do?

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          Premature ejaculation from a mature man.

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            KV,
            Let the poor man have his chance. This is the very first sign I have seen of a sense of humour.

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            Mature ? A big question 🤔

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        APOLOGIES and CORRECTION:
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        A storm here in Badarawela; disruption of power, and I had given a wrong link.
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        To see the eleven minutes in which the admirable Rohan Pethiyagoda urges people to be more rational about errant MPs, please click here:
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xniPFC-rNY4&t=67s
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        This is in Rohan’s excellent English. He is a conscientious man (although very private, almost shy) who has been making many videos in Sinhalese, too. On many subjects. I suggest that readers explore his YouTube programmes further,
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        Most rewarding they are, and a-political.
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        Panini Edirisinhe

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          Good ol’ Prabakaran had the right idea …….. but outdated/outmoded methods. ……… Direct killing is old-fashioned these days.

          Ranil is an ultra-modern ………. gotta kill them with starvation, sickness, pestilence, hunger, taxes, excess of workless ministers, …….. you name it. ……. Save the bullets for a later date.

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          SM,
          Finally, finally you have posted a video that’s worth watching.
          Dr. Pethiyagoda exposes every charlatan “professional” in idiot Gota’s halls of power, from Padeniya the imbecile geologist, the experimental economists Lakshman and deZilwa to Channa Jayasumana., among many others. Despite what you claim, this is hardly “apolitical”, but a well-reasoned trashing of the worst regime in our modern history, albeit with a 2/3 majority.
          Perhaps even now you don’t understand who pulled us from the brink……

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            “Perhaps even now you don’t understand who pulled us from the brink…”.
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            Many incl. Him ll take a few more months.
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            JVP led NPP WILL be the Gota’ s second episode🤔

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        Thank you. I listened to that.
        More than anything else, it raises the questio of what Ranil is doing.

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        SJ, may I make a request of you?
        Don’t.
        I do not do any request programme here.

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          SJ,
          I believe you have the wrong address…

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      Thanks Prof Hoole for this excellent piece!

      The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was a fraud. Many provisions was smuggled into 99A of the 14th constitution was Smuggled into the amendment with the connivance of all ruling party members led by the speaker.

      Mr R.Premadas, Lalith Athulathmudali, Gamini Dissanaike, were the prominent, notable collaborators in that shameful plot. They are still held by some as model Statesmen.

      Definitely it could not be 1+225. It could be 1+40, just like Alibaba and 40 thieves! Apologies for degrading the thieves. These were later joined by some members of the judiciary and lawyers!

      All subsequent Parliaments made use of these smuggled provisions for their shameful conducts.

      Only a Systemic Changes could remedies these frauds!
      ..

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        Oh sorry! Ranil Wicramasinghe was also in that distinguished company!

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      We know very well how the 2020 parliamentary composition came about. Racism, infertility theories and all the lies misled the PUNNAKKU-drinking voters. Foreigners did not, but they were Sri Lankan Sinhalese. Why are the Sangha-JOKERs like Ratana, Jayasumana and others who set fire to this nation hiding from the media today?

      The author of the present article is one of the 3 powerful members of the then Election Commission who allegedly opposed the nomination of Gotabhaya as the presidential candidate, but confirms that nothing has been done against the fake nominations.
      So he himself is responsible for his apathetic nature. Can we take him as a brave person? That clearly proves the indifference of our authorities.

      Not only 225 and 1 but about 99% of Sri Lankan society is very corrupt and abusive. Today they are sharing consequences.. Sometimes suffering inevitably changes their mood. It will guide them to improve their wisdom so that they can mature to use their vote for good candidates next time.

      You can’t expect apples from a kohomba tree, and how can you expect good leaders from a country where there are so many people who go beyond the corrupt behavior we know, knowing that the entire society is corrupt?
      That is why I believe that elections cannot solve today’s problem in today’s context. God bless our nation !

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        LM,
        “So he himself is responsible for his apathetic nature. Can we take him as a brave person? That clearly proves the indifference of our authorities.”
        In this regard, the author opposed or voiced opposition to the Nomination, but was over-ruled by the Chairman!!! Deshapremies (Deshapriya) was bound to let it happen!!??
        Motive was to save Race, Religion, and Society from being decimated!!!??
        Also the EC decisions has to be by consensus (needs verification) and/or the 3rd member of the EC was not supportive of his view – opposition to the nomination of a citizen unable to prove he has ceased to be US citizen!!!??
        Due to that impasse he didn’t voice his views!!!??

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          Mahila, thank you.
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          In the same way, the so-called self-proclaimed unique JVP is blind to others. Those who keep saying “Akd saranang gachchami” should see why AKD was dumbed down at this point. If not AKD, what about NPP people? They all have the same blood, the same tainted blood, that is the reality.

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            Mahila,
            I mean even the leader of Janatha Vimukti Peramuna and the leader of the opposition did not act on that nomination paper. Remember? Their behaviours were not clear either.

            We CAN make our mind up if it came from others, but how dare JVPrs to behave like that ? They campaign to be out of ” human error” in their stage presentations. Is not that so ? They assure, to shoot if not agree.

            This is good old Sri Lanka, where the people and their party representatives are equally corrupt and apathetic.

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      ” …………. not even those who gave a helping hand!”

      The usual suspects, the foreign conspirators, the western capitalists, maybe Hindians, …. paranoid who makes others see ghost everywhere, …………….

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        Until, they get Rice and Dhal from ‘Toilet Nadu’ (Tamilnadu) and it tastes GOOD!!!
        Because, the rice and dhal tastes as good as the Leaves – ‘Kankung’, ‘Thampala’ and ‘Ponangkani’ leaves from the “keera kotttuwas” – located in Urugodawatte and Grandpass, fertilised by the Tankers emptying the sewerage from Colombo Homes!!! So Tasty!!! That is the basics of Colombo Lunch and lunch packets!!!
        JOKERS!!!??

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        How are you this morning?
        The ball is playing pucks it seems.
        Take care of your health, otherwise I may end up caring more about it than you are.

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    Without going into detail I think the writer has answered the question he has posed in the caption.
    In a democratic system the majority rules. In theory if the rule is the will of the majority then the ruling or governance would be in line with the majority population. It does not look that way. WHY?
    This is the question the writer has answered. The ignorance of the population.
    Majority: This card is played more often than not. When the Sinhalese want to undermine others and look for preferential treatment they shout this from the roof tops, when the Buddhists want preferential treatment to rob the minority communities and religions they do the same. When they realize that they are royally screwed then comes the line we are all Sri Lankans.
    No country with an ignorant and arrogant majority has ever had a government that served the people.
    I am sorry for the helpless minority.

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      Bert,
      Absolutely spot-on!!!?? Right on Money!!!??

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        Bert , I too agree. You’re absolutely right..

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    Now that we have provincial councils i feel 225 is far too much.Australia which has 26.5mln pop vs 22 for sri lanka ,but a much bigger country areawise as it is the 6th largest in the world has only 150 at the national parliament.We should cut the no of MP’s from225 to 100 immediately.Over to you IMF.

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      Dear shankar,
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      Most Lankans would agree that we have too many Members of Parliament. However, rectifying that problem is not easy. I will not elaborate; it won’t help. Each of us must sit down to THINK.
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      Your telling us that Australia is the 6th largest country in the world could confuse some. Most of the country is desert. Australia’s population is only a shade more than Sri Lanka’s.
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      A quite different observation by me: our population (about 22 million, and still increasing slowly) is too great for this relatively small island. At Independence it was only about 7 million.
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      No easy fix! Think of the ramifications of each supposed solution. If we ask each woman to have only one child (I hope you understand that she’s got to get help from a man to produce a child!) will lead to “an aging population”. That is to say, that in about forty years working age people will find that they have to support lots of old people.
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      You’re free to disagree, but I find your suggestions simplistic.
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      Panini Edirisinhe

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        S_M,
        “You’re telling us that Australia is the 6th largest country in the world could confuse some. Most of the country is desert. Australia’s population is only a shade more than Sri Lanka’s.”
        That is correct!!!?? Agreed. However remoteness and number of territories belonging to Australia is also more than SL, which makes the work of the member representing such electorates hard!!?? Be that as it may!?
        Our Neighbour India is 1.2 billion now from 850 million at Independence 1948!! Their population compared to ours is 55 times more NOW!!!?? As per your reasoning should they not have 275 X 55 = 15125 members of the Lokh Sabah????
        They had 500 Lokh Sabah Members at Independence and NOW (as per constitution 552 – ONLY twice the Number) of SL Parliament!!!
        Agree that delimitation is more complex, but SL has had no limits and very overreaching totally!!!
        Cut down MP’s to 105 elected + 25 Nominated (People of Eminence – i.e. if SL voters and leaders understand, what Eminence is!!) That’s is one big issue of expenditure needs to be curtailed and not soon, But NOW to salvage!!!??

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          Mahila,
          The reason why Australia and India don’t have huge national Parliaments is federalism. Both countries are run as a collection of separate states, with their own parliaments, police, etc. There is no need for hundreds or thousands of MPs at the Centre.
          The Indian state of Kerala, which has slightly more people than Australia, has 141 members in its legislature. That should do for us as well.

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            OC
            India is not really federal. It is a union of states. There is limited, but still substantial, autonomy for the states.
            As for the size of any legislature, beyond a point, size can be a liability.
            Yet the UK has approximately the same number of MPs per million population as Sri Lanka, and a much bigger upper house. (Germany is not far behind, but with a far small upper house.)
            What matters is what the parliament delivers.

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              SJ
              Our problem is that we have far too many politicians, in LG, PC’s , Parliament, all vying for their slice of the cake.

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            Mahila (thanks for your previous responses) and OC, take a look at today article in DM ” Govt yet to tackle bloated public sector; Defence still claims 50 % of state salaries “. According to Institute of South Asian studies (ISAS) 2021, SB Lanka military force is the 17th largest in the world , exceeding even that of U.K. In addition we have bloated Parliament, councils, PC, LC, security for rogue politicians , cabinet, departments, supporting staff ( apparently each Rajapaksas had hundreds of them ) , Ministers without Ministry ……….. . Apparently Minister Ali Sabry is planning to appoint yet another ( lost count) commission to find “nothing but truth”?????

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            Oc,
            Thank u .
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            U are spot on. The same is the case in Germany. Federalism has made things easier.
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            Our Donkeys constantly mix the Federalism with something . Good 👍 luck to our hell🤔.
            .what do NPP /JVP say about Federalism???????

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              Our Donkeys constantly mix the Federalism with something else. To them minorities are foreigners.
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              SADU SADU effect has ruined them forever.🤔

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            Oc,
            Thank u .
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            U are spot on. The same is the case in Germany. Federalism has made things easier.
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            . Good 👍 luck to our hell🤔.
            .what do NPP /JVP say about Federalism???????

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              LM
              “what do NPP /JVP say about Federalism???????”
              A foreign conspiracy?

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                OC,
                thanks.
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                There are thousands of puzzling questions that Janata Vimukti Peramuna led NPP has always deliberately avoided. Even SIMON and B’Wella Man don’t try to explain things to us. If the aforementioned supporters are really serious about NPP, they should improve our awareness.
                Listed below are some crucial questions that I struggle to gather the answers from JVPrs.
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                If they are the leaders how will they bring in the dollars?
                Can a now bankrupt nation be governed only by increased remittances once they are in power? The amount of money remitted annually by Sri Lankan workers is not even 10 billion Rps, however the amount of debt is believed to be more than 55 billion of dollars.
                How would they increase tourist arrivals ? Would they legalize prostitution as is the case in Thailand ?

                tbc

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                  cont.
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                  Would they murder LGBTQ once they take over the power?

                  How would they address minority issues ? Would they agree with FEDERAL STYLE rule ? If not why ?
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                  What is the biggest difference between NPP and Gota’s failed path?
                  What is the foreign policy of JVP after gaining power?
                  What are the JVP’s foreign counterparts, knowing that even China today does not seem to particularly respect them?

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    If this is correct, then the President could not have come into Parliament; and consequently could not have been elected to that position.

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      Are we to believe that incumbent president was such GOOD MACHIAVELLIAN POLITICIAN IN PLANNING HIS ADVENTURE INTO THE ‘POLITICAL WORLD’, that he COMMENCED IMPLEMENTING THE PROCESS AS FAR BACK AS 1989??? When Junius Richard, “the POLITICAL FOX AND HIS UNCLE WAS IN THE SADDLE”!!?? That’s surmounting the state of FANTASY!!!?? NO!!

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        M
        As you say, not liking an event is one thing. but to fantasize conspiracies is quite another.

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    The Parliament as well as the Supreme court and AG’s department are all in a sad state of affairs.
    What is needed is younger educated people be given the opportunity to take over all these dead beats and a new constitution with age and term limits to elected office.
    Without radical changes the future is very bleak indeed.

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    Should The People Suffer In The Hands Of The Utterly Corrupt 1+225? This is what President was telling before he was president now he can act and keep the election as he said before, Justice delayed is justice denied.Postpone today’s anger till tomorrow.

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    Prof. SRH, You rightly depend on constitution, which also can be violated. A non SLPP becomes an MP just like another defeated candidate. We will watch what you file having already seen numerous bombs in this nation

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    The constitutions made in 1972 and 1978 and the amendments made with the two third majority in parliament are politically made with the intention of increasing the power to exploit the norm and violating the rule of law and justice by power holders. The inclusion of buddhism in the constitution is to violate the rule of law by Religious Fundamentalists and to oppress other religious and races and communities by Buddhist Fundamentalists. The two-third majority increased the bribe culture and corruption in parliament we have seen that buying and selling of MPs in many cases including in seleting the current President by MPs. Now, Judiciary, Parliament all work for President, IMF and not for People. They tell us there is no money to have elections but enough money to visit death of British Queen and Coronation of British King. People wanted all 225+President to Go but the Constitution that made in 1972 and 1978 and amendments made after are the real barriers. People have lost their democratic rights.

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    ” A significant majority of the population lacks trust in elections and the political system” – says a statement issued by the PMD – President’s Media Division.

    What does it convey? and What is to be understood by it? How has the “PMD” found that “Majority” view?

    This is the “Lightening and Thunder” before the “Rain” and “Floods”.

    The PEOPLE are going to lose the “CONTROLS” – the only “TOOL” in hand – the “ELECTIONS” – to CHANGE – the “OPERATIVES” and – the “SYSTEMS”.

    Are we “READY” to EMBRACE – “SLAVERY” and live as “SLAVES”? If NOT – then WAKE UP.

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    Last regime bought the corrupt power of the judiciary to complete their Feudal Empire.

    Ranil has bought the corrupt power of the armed forces to further his outdated Ultra-Capitalist drive.

    Previous to these two regimes, the people were too stupid, or did not realize that a mad and evil giant-monster Parliament was emerging.

    The moment the people became intelligent and demanded System Change, water-knife-bombs, poison-gas, prison, torture, hopeless death were used against them. Time for a Huge Revolution!

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      ramona grandma therese fernando

      “Ranil has bought the corrupt power of the armed forces to further his outdated Ultra-Capitalist drive.”

      Look Nathasha Edirisooriya is in custody for dragging Sinhala/Buddhists in her latest routine. Let us wait and see what the charges are going to be if and when she is indicted.

      You have to be careful when you mention saffronistas and rana-virasus, who are bent on a joint mission to ruin Awaken ones teachings, Buddhism, the Buddhists, the country, the people, …………. set out to build Vihares in every inch of the land just to prove the island is Sinhala/Buddhist country. The way things are soon the island will become barren land, entire population will relocate/emigrate, …………………… be prepared your entire extended clan will land on the shores of USA soon.

      Please take care of yourself when you visit the island next.
      I don’t think old codger will here to protect you.
      He might go to Hindia.

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        Native Veddha,

        Wait…..What?!!! I never mentioned saffronistas and rana-virasus (what the heck are rana-virasus?). But it’s good to boost up them up a bit. After all, Jerome was making his religion look better than theirs and minting $$Billions out of it.

        Nathasha by herself would have been ok. I mean everybody laughs about religion. For me,, people look funny when they pray like mad….i mean, not all, but some people have a funny look…you know what I mean?……and those of comedian-like minds will take their chance….no devil there, just normal human spirit that can make us laugh….have you heard the Mohammadian jokes? Muslims too cuss and swear high to almighty Allah, but quickly say sorry of course. Can’t kill the human funny-bone, can we. We can give Natasha a warning and fine, but that’s all. Only reason she’s in trouble is because Jerome was making $$Billions with his message – creating alternate foreign monetary networks away from the tax money Lankans need to place for the Motherland’s sustenance.

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    Who can say that the President is not corrupt? When he was the PM the Central Bank robbery would not have happened without the President’s knowledge. Although it can be proved as within the law, it was a ‘tactical white collar robbery” to fund the UNP election. Even now, similar to the CB robbery, the President’s appointment of so many Ex-UNP MPs who were kicked out of the Parliament by the voters is also a “tactical robbery” as he is funding the war chest of UNP for the next election. Not a single person, including those strong UNPers will agree that Ranil is a sophisticated white-collar robber who can whitewash any crime with legal arguments.

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      Buddhist 1,
      “Although it can be proved as within the law, it was a ‘tactical white collar robbery” to fund the UNP election.”
      Really? Can we have some figures?

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        OC,
        All these are just media speculations in Sri Lanka where a sister of a man called “hithumanthe jewithe” was killed at will.

        -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKfEUlJxeQ

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ktd5YIg6dQ

        Of course, the woman is still alive.

        But RAJAPAKSHE led media thugs have time and time again misled and this nation AS NO OTHERs
        ..
        Recently I had to question again, if the bond scam is true, why on earth is the Singapore government keeping it sane, not even the Bandarawela guy and Simon answered from anyone; why ? I now say strongly, the bond scam is a story planted to victimize Ranil and UNP representatives.

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        OC,
        All these are just media speculations in Sri Lanka where a sister of a man called “hithumanthe jewithe” was killed at will.

        -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKfEUlJxeQ

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ktd5YIg6dQ

        Of course, the woman is still alive.

        But RAJAPAKSHE led media thugs have time and time again misled and this nation AS NO OTHERs
        ..
        Recently I had to question again, if the bond scam is true, why on earth is the Singapore government keeping it sane, not even the Bandarawela guy and Simon answered from anyone; why ? I now say strongly, the bond scam is a story planted to victimize Ranil and UNP representatives.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7SYLgeMJrQ

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