The Left Center has called upon Sri Lankans to support the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena and ensure his victory at the upcoming presidential polls, in a resolution that was passed at its inaugural meeting held a few days ago.
The movement has appealed to the people of Sri Lanka to work towards the victory of Mr. Sirisena as he has made a commitment to change the present constitution and abolish the Executive Presidency with the objective of restoring democracy in Sri Lanka.
Among the resolutions that had been unanimously passed by the Left Center, they have also disapproved the decision made by the LSSP and the Community Party of Sri Lanka to support President Rajapaksa as it is contrary to the position taken by the Left on the Executive Presidential system, which was to oppose it since its inception.
They have noted that the major reason behind the breakdown of democracy, rule of law, increasing corruption and decline of social values and morals and the development of a deformed political culture is the present constitution and the Executive Presidential system established by it.
“It is the foremost task today to lift the country from its present abuse and create a democratic space,” the Left Center adds.
Furthermore, it has stated that their long term goal is to move further and to create an environment in which social justice will be sustained and established. The Left Center has also resolved to play a leading role in gathering all progressive sections while drawing lessons from international and local experiences and to act as a platform that brings together the intelligentsia and social activists from various fields in the pursuit of that goal
Abe / November 29, 2014
Rats Jumping Ship?
While welcoming the move of these leftists to support the common candidate, I must also note that these fellows were quite happy to support President Rajapaksa while he was murdering Tamils by the tens of thousands. Not even a word of protest. They all see their ship sinking and want to be on the winning side despite their unstinted support for Rajapaksa all these years. Even Maithripala Sirisena who backed Rajapakse is saying he will safeguard all the murdering soldiers. In his words as reported in the Island: “”I’ll protect all members of Rajapaksa family and war heroes on my watch.” There will be no punishment for killing Tamils. Obviously there will be no respite for Tamils from all that evil that has been visited upon them.
Are these leftists going to work for justice for the sake of justice? Or are they shifting allegiances to keep their privileges from the Sinhalese state? Like rats jumping out of a sinking ship?
Is there any point in Tamils voting for Sirisena as the Left Center wants? What are his credentials in promoting justice? Has he not already told us where he stands?
Amarasiri / November 29, 2014
Rats and pigs jumping ship, if it helps to defeat MaRa of Medamulana, is acceptable.
See what the Rats and pigs whave NOT jumped ship are doing.[Edited out]
Vanda / November 30, 2014
So all 15 or so members of Wame Kandaya are going to support My3pala?
Rajapaksa would be really worried!
Dom / November 30, 2014
Maithri said that he would only “protect” MR and his family, But he will allow the investigators to the country for the crimes that MR committed. However this protection will not be lasted forever and the protection basis is temporary, Once the UN’s ICC calls for the extradition of MR to the Netherlands Maithri has to handover him to the Criminal Courts. Therefore Maithri knows the risks if he had refused because he knows that the world will put huge pressures on him even the country will face the sanctions.
Furthermore jumping to Maithri’s ship will help to restore the democracy as well the economy will be returned to the stable. However abolishment of the Executive President is also another benefit for the parliament and it’s the cabinet.
I believe the Tamils would get the justice and peace for sure under Maithri’s Govt. There is nothing to be panic under Maithri’s govt and everyone within the Island deserved to be treated with peace and love, No one is deserved to be abused.
Amarasiri / December 2, 2014
Handing over MaRa is a small price to pay for a country and its people,
See what the Italians did to Musoolini
Rabok / December 6, 2014
Yes Rats are jumping – unfortunately they are jumping to the sea filled with sharks – within minutes they will be eaten and forgotten – we only can say ” Sorry” – however when the ship unload unwanted cargo the ship will start floating back and will sail again smoothly – Regarding the killing of tamils were you there in the war field counting each everybody killed by SL Army – I can assure you one thing I can show you very accurate figures of innocent Sinhalese , tamils , Muslims killed by LTTE goons just for living in their proposed territory in N – North and East – I do not see any Tamilian shedding tears for them – are they not human beings – What justice are you talking
Native Vedda / December 6, 2014
“What justice are you talking”
Sinhala/Buddhist justice of courrse.
Sunday sil Monday kill variety.
Or Kill the Veddah, Rob the Buddha and Blame the Vellala variety.
Did you cry for Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims who were killed through no fault of their own over the past 50 years?
Probably you would have cried when the war stopped, brought to an end by Hindians and IC.
“Yes Rats are jumping – unfortunately they are jumping to the sea filled with sharks – within minutes they will be eaten and forgotten – we only can say ” Sorry”
I never heard of Sharks eating rats. In this island I only know loan sharks eating human.
“however when the ship unload unwanted cargo the ship will start floating back and will sail again smoothly”
Even the ship with cargo or without it already heading towards rocks to be destroyed and sunk.
“Regarding the killing of tamils were you there in the war field counting each everybody killed by SL Army”
Were you there investigating each and every dead body? No you were not there either. Probably you were there burying and wipe cleaning the crime scene. The armed forces did count the bodies and the details have already been known to many in the know.
“I do not see any Tamilian shedding tears for them”
You were focused on VP’s bum not on Tamil people hence his fat bum obstructed your view.
Did you shed tear when innocent Sinhala people were killed in thousands by JVP terrorists and state terrorists? Did you shed tear when IPKF killed, raped and maimed innocent Tamils in the North East?
Its not too late still you could shed some crocodile tears for them.
Rabok try and reboot your selective memory.
punchinilame / November 29, 2014
To the group of prominent leftists: Lal Wijenayake, Raja Uswetakeiyawa, Prof. Vijay Kumar, Wimal Rodrigo, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Dr. Micheal Fernando, Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, Chandrapala Kumarage, Dr. Kumudu Kusum Kumara, T.M.R. Rasideen and Chameera Perera. Here is a practical suggestion:-
Your academical stand is insufficient if it were to remain within CT and the vociferous Comments off and on – it needs broadcasting in the vernacular in todays technology for a very wider audience in the hinterland where Voters are dumfounded. FB will be banned shortly.
I seriously suggest that the University staff undertake a scheme where they produce a CD / DVD in a format that is most common usage, depiciting in digital graphgics the CRIMES OF THE REGIME with comical skits etc. which will teach the Voter better than words – in pictures: for example – the beautification of Colombo contrasted with ruination of areas in villages of the opposing politician, the Airport at H-tota with the falling down schools, the Nos. that were closed etc. Time is limited. Political parties may have gone into this venture secretively, if they have guts. (RW pl. take note)
Amarasiri has added: “This could be put into flash drives, and as a bonus can include the Digital Version of the Common Sense Sri Lanka 2014. Only a short time left. Time is of essence”
Amarasiri / November 30, 2014
To:To the group of prominent leftists: Lal Wijenayake, Raja Uswetakeiyawa, Prof. Vijay Kumar, Wimal Rodrigo, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Dr. Micheal Fernando, Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, Chandrapala Kumarage, Dr. Kumudu Kusum Kumara, T.M.R. Rasideen and Chameera Perera. Here is a practical suggestion:-
“Amarasiri has added: “This could be put into flash drives, and as a bonus can include the Digital Version of the Common Sense Sri Lanka 2014. Only a short time left. Time is of essence”
Dear Group. Amarasiri is Just one Person. You are a group. The Medamulamna MaRa coming back to power being Reelected will have a greater negative impact on your lives, carriers, students, your family and the People of Sri Lanka than on Amarasiri.
Amarasiri is doing this for altruistic reasons.
Amrasiri is trying to takes the horses to thew water.
It is up to the horses to drink the water or die of dehydration…
The choice is yours…Just talk will not get there.. Talk to JVP they are doing more taking to the populace..Need to be in Sinhala, Tamil and English in the same pamphlet so that the Sinhala and Tamil students can improve their English as well
The word needs to get out to the people, fast and quick. It needs to be in simple vernacular language so that people will understand..That is what Thomas Paine did for the Americans..
You can get a Free Copy Pdf of the Common sense by Rhomas Paine here..
The Life of Thomas Paine, Author of Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason, With Critical and Explanatory Observations of His Writings
Anpu / November 29, 2014
Wish you all the best Centre Left (CL) to throw the Rajapkse family, extended family, friends out of the govt.
The LSSP and the Community Party of Sri Lanka – what is their position?
Centre right? Far right of the left?……
“The movement has appealed to the people of Sri Lanka to work towards the victory of Mr. Sirisena as he has made a commitment to change the present constitution and abolish the Executive Presidency with the objective of restoring democracy in Sri Lanka”
CL – what do you expect Mr. Sirisena to do after restoring the democracy to Sinhalese?
Amarasiri / November 29, 2014
Dear Prof. Vijay Kumar,
RE: The Left Center Urges Sri Lankans To Support Maithripala
“The Left Center has called upon Sri Lankans to support the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena and ensure his victory at the upcoming presidential polls, in a resolution that was passed at its inaugural meeting held a few days ago.”
“The movement has appealed to the people of Sri Lanka to work towards the victory of Mr. Sirisena as he has made a commitment to change the present constitution and abolish the Executive Presidency with the objective of restoring democracy in Sri Lanka.”
Thank you. Spread the Word,
Also write, print and distribute the Common sense Pamphlet. Time is of essence. Elections Jan 8, based on the incorrect Geocentric Model of Astrology.
The populace need to know.
Common Sense (pamphlet) Sri Lanka 2014. Are there any writers?
Write, Print and distribute.
Printed and electronic, on DVD, on Flash drives, pdf files etc. Distribute widely. Discuss in Taverns, Busses, cars, streets everywhere and get the word out to stop the MaRa Medamulana Dynasty.
Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.
Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people. He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.
Vishaka / November 30, 2014
Left, Right, or Center. This is the time for all Sri Lankans to put their petty differences aside, unite, and vote this corrupt, self serving regime, out of office. This is time and moment. It will too late later on.
Native Vedda / December 6, 2014
“This is the time for all Sri Lankans to put their petty differences aside, unite, and vote this corrupt, self serving regime, out of office.”
Then start infighting, rioting against the minorities, killing innocent people, buying and selling corrupt favours, …….. continue as nothing has changed, …
The business of governance as usual….
Maithiri has already suggested many opt out closes for abolishing the Executive Presidency.
This is what he said:
“I’ll protect all members of Rajapaksa family and war heroes on my watch,” he said, adding however Sri Lanka did not sign for any conventions.
28 November 2014
“I am a longstanding member of the SLFP and will continue to be so. Upon my re-election I hope to bring the Bandaranaike policies envisioned in the SLFP back to life.”
23 November 2014
Common Opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena will relinquish the powers of the Executive Presidency after his election, but will have Provincial Councils retain their executive powers under the Constitution.
06 December 2014
Make up your mind.
Guerrillero Heroico / November 30, 2014
This wama kendraya is neither wama nor a kendraya. These pseudo intellectuals are various dropouts from old leftist parties who feed on NGOs of the capitalist countries. They have no ‘kendraya’ or organization. They represent a loose group of people who get together from time to time to have refreshments provided by NGOs and issue statements against popular governments. They are not ‘leftists’. This is evident from their support for the so-called common candidate who is fed by most ruthless capitalist parties in Sri Lanka and from American Imperialists. This kendraya is a disgrace to the old left, by supporting Sirisena who represents the most backward strata of feudal Rajarata. Sirisena is a representative of the rice merchants of Rajarata who exploit peasants of Rajarata and get their products cheaply by using thuggery and then sell these to workers in towns at exorbitant prices. These Wama Kendra individuals are against Mahinda not because latter is a dictator but because he does not care for these people as these pseudo intellectuals have no followers among people.
D.Nimal / December 2, 2014
The center Left that group elites that not belongs Left, but an key to link with Right by Trotskyist school political class.
Majority even their are Ex-Trotskyist, that they serve for anti-people’s movement. NOT that present that Center-Left majority Trotskyist by anti-Marxist.
Mao said… “Unite with them in the common fight against Imperialism and support all their anti-imperialism words and deeds, while waging an appropriate struggle against their reactionary , anti-working class and anti-communist words and deeds. ……….Towards the national bourgeoisie a policy of ‘both unity and struggle’ should be adopted.
It is wrong to be one-sided ;struggle without is a ‘left’ deviationist mistake and unity without struggle is a right-deviationist mistake.”
The so-called left-that right-oriented Elites has no knowledge of understand our urgent task of National Independence and sovereignty struggle of Sri lanka.
MS and his alliance has moving towards to undermine Indepencace, Peace, Stability and Security after the end of War 2009 May.