24 August, 2019

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The President Has A Better Option

By Jehan Perera

Jehan Perera

Once again the issue of the long postponed provincial council elections are coming into national focus. The problem, however, is that the focus is not on improving systems of governance as it should be, but on the forthcoming elections. It is being reported that President Maithripala Sirisena is seeking to ensure that provincial elections are held prior the presidential elections that are scheduled to be held by the end of this year. The president appears to be increasingly conscious that he needs to do something out of the ordinary, which others do not dare to do or do not want to do, to leave behind a legacy of greatness or obtain a second terms of presidency for himself. So far his plans have been unsuccessful. They range from the attempt he made in October 2018 to topple the government he came to power in alliance with, to winning the war against drugs and to re-imposing the death penalty, to lengthening his term in office.

It would be galling for the president to note that these strategies have not been successful so far. But there are other options he could consider. Ideally, the president would like to ensure that his term of office can be lengthened sufficiently for him to be able to dissolve parliament after it passes the four and a half year mark in February 2020. This is when he becomes constitutionally empowered to dissolve parliament even without its consent. The president would then be in a position to negotiate with the contesting political parties regarding his future if they are to obtain his blessings. He would then be in a position to offer the party that is prepared to work with him on his terms the wherewithal that accompanies the defense ministry and police department which are vested in him and which are powerful instruments of state that can be deployed if need be.

Unfortunately for the president it appears that his previous attempt to extend his term of office, which was done last year in January when he asked for a declaratory judgment from the Supreme Court, has worked to his detriment. On that occasion the Supreme Court ruled that the president was not entitled to a six year term in view of the 19th Amendment and his term commenced on the day he was sworn in as president on 9 January 2015 for five years till 9 January 2020. It also appears to be the case that his hope that his term of office only commenced running the day the Speaker signed the 19th Amendment into law, which was on 15 May 2015, thereby giving him a five year term till 15 May 2020 is likely to be unrealistic. It is in this context that an attempt is being made to hold the provincial council elections prior to the conclusion of the president’s term of office. This would once again give him an opportunity to negotiate with the political parties regarding his future in return for his support at those elections.

Quick Fixes

Only one of the nine provincial councils is still functioning with a democratically elected leadership. All others are under the control of governors appointed by the President as their terms have ended and fresh elections have not been held. They are barely functioning due to lack of resources and political leadership even though many of the public servants continue to do their best by the people they are expected to serve. Holding provincial elections would be a national priority from the perspective of electoral democracy. However, the electoral laws and problems regarding the equitable demarcations of electoral units has yet to be completed. It is unlikely this problem will be resolved in the short term as these are the subject of inter-party disputation.

There is a reason why the delay in provincial council elections has not agitated the general population is that most people see the provincial councils as unnecessary structures that are expensive to maintain and which add another layer of bureaucracy to their lives. This is not as it should be or was meant to be. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was brought in to solve the ethnic conflict and bring the war to an end with the support of the Indian government. The 13th Amendment partakes of features of the Indian model of devolution of power, which has empowered each of the Indian states so much so that the chief minister and state ministers become more important to the people than their central counterparts.

In Sri Lanka, on the other hand, the provincial councils are disempowered, both in terms of power and resources so that they can only meet their recurrent expenditures with difficulty and have little left over to do the development work that is the people’s priority. The blame comes to the provincial council rather than to the central authorities who have denuded the provincial council system of the power and resources they need to be effective agencies of development and problem solving. The only champions of devolution at the national level remain the Tamil political parties, who have for many decades been seeking more self-government for the ethnic minorities who predominate in the North and East of the country.

One of the overlooked national priorities at this time is to find a better solution to the problems of devolution of power that would give the ethnic minorities a greater sense of being in charge of their lives, rather than in being in subject to the political decisions of the representatives of the ethnic majority. This is the grievance that directly led to three decades of war. Now although the war is over a decade the grievance remains due to the lack of a solution to the problem of inter-ethnic power sharing that is equitable and reasonable. An option to reconsider at this time is the possibility of asymmetric devolution in which each of the provinces are able to negotiate the powers they believe they need. However, in the post-Easter Sunday context, the focus has totally moved to dealing with the fallout of those bombings, protecting the country from more such bombings and improving inter-community relations.

Rethinking Devolution 

In this context, the call for provincial council elections to be held before the presidential elections is not likely to gain much traction from the political parties which see the provincial councils as they are presently structured as the equivalent of white elephants. They are more focused on national structures of power rather than on provincial ones. They would prefer to have the presidential election first, as this is the election that would have a decisive impact on all the elections that follow. The psychological impact of winning the presidential election would be a tremendous morale booster to the political party or alliance of parties whose candidate wins the election. A victory at the presidential election would strengthen the winning parties in all the elections that follow, be they general or provincial elections.

Instead of seeking quick fixes to gain popularity and bargaining power, the president may wish to consider spending his final months in office dealing with the core issues that have been retarding the economic and political progress in the country for decades. This is particularly important in the context of the rise in inter-community suspicions and prejudice in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. The main ingredient would be to reassure all communities that they are stakeholders in the process and their views will be taken into consideration. Before the elections take place, the president can summon an all party conference to work out the basic principles they would commit themselves to whichever political party or coalition of parties wins the elections. Sri Lankans from all walks of life might then better face the future with confidence rather than despondency.

Despite being denuded of many of its most educated and intrepid citizens who have emigrated due to the perilous conditions within the country, Sri Lanka continues to have topmost human resources. This was seen vividly during the World Cup Cricket tournament that captivated the world for a month. The caliber of Sri Lankan born and Sri Lankan educated persons is so high that the World Cup tournament referee was a Sri Lankan, Ranjan Madugalle, and the chief tournament umpire was another Sri Lankan, Kumar Dharmasena, while the chairman of the most prestigious English club that hosted the finals was yet another Sri Lankan, Kumar Sangakkara who also performed a stellar role as a commentator for the international media. With human resources such as this at the disposal of the country, it is worthwhile for the president to reflect on where the political leaders have gone wrong and steer them, even at this late stage, to the correct path

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    “The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was brought in to solve the ethnic conflict and bring the war to an end with the support of the Indian government.”

    The 13th Amendment was not brought in to solve the ethnic problem. It was brought to prevent LTTE carving out a separate State in Sri Lanka which could be a threat to India.

    The 13th Amendment could not bring the war to an end with the support of the Indian government.The 13th Amendment gave the opportunity to IPKF to rape 3000 Demala women and produce lot of Indian bastards.

    So it is just a piece of sh*t. Let us throw it away because it is stinking.

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    “The President Has A Better Option”

    Yes, of course. Disappear from this planet ‘Earth’ for ever.

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      anonymous – or hang himself with a noose made from saffron robes and the kurrakan satakaya!

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    Dr Jehan has given us a nice analogy..

    Bombay Bookies are the puppet masters of most of our South Asian Teams specially in our Neck of the Woods..
    Do I have to say who the puppet masters of our Yahapalana Politikkas are, who are now desperate to win the Yahapalana Gold Cup…-

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      Sumane’
      We usually talk about Puppet Masters during Wesak festivities only but when it comes to politics, it is well known fact that almost all on your side are nothing but puppets run by M’mulana Masters.

      Forget the Yahapalana Gold cup; it will be decided not by a puppet Master. Instead, better worry about the already appointed puppet master on your side. May be he won’t be able to pull strings this time around the way he used to be. It appears that a guy from Matugama -from the fools village called Ovitigala, to be exact – is standing like an Odius Spectre!

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        Dee Pee,

        Do you mean the 70% poor Inhabitant population who are the Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Catholics.
        I am sure there are poor Catholic Tamil people too.
        But I am not at liberty to talk about them, because they have a whole host of Guardians including Ganeshan, Thondaman and Abraham who are all in one Camp at the Temple Trees with Sivajilingam and Sampathar..

        With that now fully united and integrated new Muslim Camp on the same grounds, adjacent to the Tamil Camp , Dr Ranil is in an unassailable position which he has never been before…

        In addition Dr Ranil has rolled out the Heavy artillery from both UNP male and Female Brigades, with Galleon Ravi firing in one direction and Miss Hiruni from the other….

        This I guess is only a preemptive strike to neutralize any vestiges of real Sinhala Buddhist influence in the UNP , which may pose a challenge to the UNP Elite, Anglican and Vellala Faction at the next election.

        Just imagine when those Heavy artillery is directed at our Medumulana Mama and his Sinhala Buddhist Majority , when the battle begins.

        Even Nandasena won’t be able to offer any help at least in defence tactics, to save the poor Sinhala Buddhist asses from Dr Ranil’s cannon balls, because Nandasen will be hauled in and out of Dr Ranil’s Express High Court by Thalatha and her Guards..even after the Election..

        Do you know whether Bombay Bookies have framed a market already.
        I want to pot a grand on Dr Ranil ..
        I know our Yahapalana Ruppiah is shit now a days.
        Wonder what the Hindian Ruppiah fetches ..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      It’s been 50 years since one small step for man became one giant leap for mankind. It was made possible by Americans.

      Please avoid your usual CRAB WALK and tell us what has been your one achievement that qualifies as a mammoth life changing contribution to humanity.

      You do not have to respond if you cannot remember one or if you haven’t got one.

      It is not Buddha’s steps on Sri Pada / Adam’s Peak that I am interested in.

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        Dear Native,

        Does your ” American Mankind” include Libyans, Iraqis, Syrians, and now Yemanis as well?..
        And Venuzualans next door?..

        I just sold my USD 750 Investment for USD 12.500…
        And it is going to supplement my Charity ,which supports several Dalit Kids in Areas where their Dads can’t afford Scotch Double Shots .
        And Moms wouldn’t know Shangria from Sanskrit….

        And Kids themselves I don’t think have ever licked their fingers after eating your Uncle Colonel’s Southern Fried Chooks..

        What have you done Mate, besides insulting the Sinhala Buddhists and singing hosannas to Dr Ranil and his Rainbow Boys. ?….

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          Please avoid your usual CRAB WALK and tell us what has been your one achievement that qualifies as a mammoth life changing contribution to humanity.

          You do not have to respond if you cannot remember one or if you haven’t got one.

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          “What have you done Mate, besides insulting the Sinhala Buddhists and singing hosannas to Dr Ranil and his Rainbow Boys. ?….”

          For a start I have not looted the island.
          I haven’t dragged the country back to dark ages.
          I am gainfully employed unlike b***s carrying you lot.
          Actually I believe in “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

          I also believe and practice what the awakened one said
          “Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances. Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion. Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real.”

          “Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”

          Don’t you think these are in themselves great achievements, unlike you lot.

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    Sira has no options other than to hold presidential election in November and go home. He could contest as the SLFP candidate but a humiliating defeat is a certainty. Out of office he is also likely to face legal action against his many transgressions of the constitution, obstruction of justice and cover ups, and for corruption. He’ll go down in history as the worst president who reversed the emerging trend towards resolving the ethnic issue and pushed the country’s political and economic development back by 50 years. His legacy will be that of providing a textbook example for posterity of a total fiasco of a presidency. Good job, Sira. Now get packing …. …..

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    nobody wants prov councils except the northern tamils and they have gained nothing by it
    they are the countrys biggest white elephants so they might do well at the kandy perahera
    prov councils should be abolished not given more powers
    the TNA should like the muslims and indian tamils join the central govermentso that devolution could be transferred to the centre and make future governments more national than they are now

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      Provincial Councils are white elephants because what is given by the right hand is is taken back by the left hand by the central government.. They are not given adequate funds to develop and a no facilities are provided to run independently. The northern provincial government is no given permission to obtain funds from diaspora for developments, even through proper channels. The governments do not like the North and East to to develop more than the south. There is a planted governor who can become a stumbling block on the instructions of the governments. If you can give similar powers like the Indian states, things would be better, but not adequate as there is interference from the central government. There too, if the party that govern the states are different to that of central government impediments are placed. Unless there is political sincerity from the centre, no provincial councils can do their duties satisfactorily. Invariably central ministers do not want to share their powers.

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    Provincial councils are a waste of tax payers’ money. The Rajapakse regime paved the way for the village thugs to become PC members, the first step for a career in politics & eventually become high ranking politicians. Of course it is SWRD, the biggest hypocrite in SL politics who has to take the blame for allowing uneducated village yobs into Parliament, the result, (60 years later) is the current President, a waste of space & a burden on the citizens of SL.

    Is there anybody in the civil society who can come forward & has the guts to abolish the Presidency & the ineffective PC system, as well as, the unfair perks of politicians, such as, duty free vehicles? I am sure, there are others who are not renowned cricketers that are capable leaders. In fact I disagree your general reference to cricketers as educated & able leaders, implying as good politicians but with apologies to Sangakkara, et all, I am sure you will agree that there are a few who have prostituted themselves instead of gracefully retiring with all the wealth they have acquired. God may have given them talent as cricketers & it’s best to stick with what they do best. Then again, it is said that greed has no limit.

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    The last sentence catches my eye. What leadership has His Ailing Axcellency got to steer political leaders to the correct path? The author should realize that people in a country must be living and to prevent murder, the elected representatives must cause to provide security the general population. A fellow who knows to pass the buck definitely cannot have any leadership that is worth talking leave alone steering political leaders to the correct path.

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    I am glad that Dr Jehan has finally got the gist of what I have been saying all along about this 13A which the Hindians slammed down the throats of our poor desperate Inhabitants ,to please Mr Pirahaparan and his backers in Colombo.

    Vellala Tamils who call the shots specially under Dr Ranil and My3 Sira’s Yahapalanaya have the people of good calibre like Judge Wiggy, Pira’s BIL Siva, and Gun Lawyer Abraham to pick from, to run their great Eelaam as a Mini Lanka with all Land , Taxation, Police and Economy under their Belt, totally independent from the Central Government. –

    Even before Easter Sunday, East had been already in the hands of the Wahabis lead by Bathtudeen, Assath Sally, and Hesbulla. although the Hindians thought the Vellala TNA will take charge of the Muslims.

    With Bathudeen already holding freehold titles to 3000 acres in Mannar and Kathankuddy becoming the new Capital, no way the Vellalas can lay their hands on Batticolao.

    UNP Elite Angican and Vellala Faction would have consolidated the power in their Homeland in the West with the Highest GDP income group.

    That would have left 6 provinces for our Dalits to share although they account for 70 of the inhabitant population
    Beside the lack of equitable access to our Natural resources which this 70% get because of the Hindians 13 A. survey plans , the Dalits picking pool of their Politikkas is also not that grouse either…

    If we are to believe what the UNP supporters say , Dalits have only Commission Agents, Rogues, Murderers, Rapists,and OL dropout to choose from.
    ,
    And Dr Ranil and his neo capitalist buddies , lead by Galleon Ravi have ensured that even the Sinhala Buddhist UNP Leaders who haven’t got OL passes although they went to Royal, are confined to the Dalits Homelands in the South..

    Dr Jehan, how about suggesting just one Homeland for our 70% ?.
    If you do that we will be grateful,

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Vellala Tamils who call the shots specially under Dr Ranil and My3 Sira’s Yahapalanaya have the people of good calibre like Judge Wiggy, Pira’s BIL Siva, and Gun Lawyer Abraham to pick from, to run their great Eelaam as a Mini Lanka with all Land , Taxation, Police and Economy under their Belt, totally independent from the Central Government. –”

      Why are you lying?
      When you don’t have any points to put across why do you resort to lying through your teeth and a**e, a tried and failed tactic?

      Try to remember what the awakened one taught his followers 2500 years ago which still remain valid only to the people who believe in truth, not to those crooks and their b***s carriers.

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    Don’t waste the Country’s wealth on the useless Provincial Council Election and have the Presidential Election as early as possible.
    Citizens should get an uncorrupted Educated Statesman to be elected at the next Presidential Election.

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    Jehan Perera should write to say who are benefiting from PCs. Sri lanka is poor still can not handle that many politicians. In the parliament the maintenance cost per parliamentarian is Rs 40 million. For PCs, their total income is negligible (total revenue is Rs 8 million,. Total cost is Rs 28 million) in comparison to what their maintenance cost if

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    A good advice. However, it will be like fiddling to a deaf elephant. I think that MY 3 is gone too far into a blind alley that it is too late for him turn back. All we can do is to save what is left of the political system & let him destruct himself alone. The better option is to get him out by an impeachment. I think that the SLPP must consider very seriously on this impeachment option b’cos it is quite clear that MY 3 is determined to blackmail either SLPP or UNP to get the nomination.

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    As for Good Sense, author’s last sentence catches my eyes too. The problem is how do we expect the one, who plays a major role in denuding the countries resources, to find out ways to fix it?

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    Ranil has to come back, he thinks, he has to count this time on Muslims, only. So he cleaned all criminal records of Hezbollah, Rishard, Hakeem……….et al. He gave time for Kalmunai three months for Sumanthiran. He did not mean Three months, but ” Sumanthiran wanted to have it proved with his own records he raised, that way ” to get the Buddhist Monks out of fasting. Now Ranil has said in Skandavarodaya College that the solution for Tamils is about in three years. Sumanthiran or Sampanthar cannot deny that like in all others, where whatever happened was in secret meetings with Ranil. Within two years, Resolution 40/1 will be ended. Within one year Ranil’s games will be over. To get the Yahapalanaya seated Sampanthar promised to Tamils 100 days. There is no chance Sampanthar returning. His electorate is populated with Muslims and Sinhalese. Tamils don’t believe him anymore. Ranil knows all these. But he gave this new Three year Plan because he wants Sampanthar keep supporting him in Budgets or NCMs, without any interruption for new negotiations and written promises. (Out of context: Ranil has changed his stand with West too; They are no longer imperialist as he lectured at Oxford University conversation; few days ago they have become, according to Ranil, real secular, democratic, free market economic countries – Because he once again need their blessing to win the coming two important elections) This is how he can keep offering to Muslim Ministers to please them. If Sampanthar open his mouth within three years, Ranil will sternly warn him “Then forget about the promise of Secret Solution with in three years”. I don’t want to be fooled by Sampanthar. We earnestly opposed, in Jan 2015, Sampanthar he supporting Yahapalanaya for “100 days Secret Solution”, it was only Sinhala Intellectuals Mirage. But I ask Ranil, is he honestly planning to give Tamils the Secret Solution even if Sampanthar oppose Ranil in NCMs, in future, provided he still win them?

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    Sumanthiran promised to quit politics if he is not getting Secret Solution Last Year. Then, After October, he said it is not coming, but he is not quitting because he will have it done before the government changes. Now, after three year years, we don’t know if Sumanthiran and Tamils will be alive to check his promise, in the way Tamils area getting colonized and Sinhalised. Even on the Three years deal, Ranil has put the condition that the Secret Solution should not affect the Muslims’ or Sinhalese wellbeing. It for the Muslims and Sinhalese well beings Tamils were chased out of South and kept under Rapist Army cordon without being able to do anything for themselves. So, what Ranil now promising in three years is a solution for Tamils or is it completely allocating the land for Sinhalese and Muslims?
    That is why Jehan PhD has written this new essay. Jehan PhD is bringing Ranil’s message here. All these time it was only Old King had appointed Nimal Siripala De Silva’s commission to abolish 13A. Jehan PhD is saying, it is the only useful thing Ranil too has to do. It is not just we, who the Tamil observers of TNA’s politics, but even ICG warned two years ago TNA that it is losing Tamils support by its blind folded political affiliation with UNP. After three years, for Sampanthar’s Secret Solution, Ranil will be sending his next extension letter to the cloud in the sky. Sampanthar was baby to believe Ranil when he first told that he will be going the solution but Sampanthar has to keep as secret to Sinhalese. If Sampanthar claims that he has any political experience, he should have had partnered with Joint Comedy Club and sent Ranil home, on that very day.

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      Mally, Sorry Buddy.

      It was not Three Years ..It is only Two Years.
      That is what Dr Ranil promised the Boys and Girls in the North.
      Quote ” I promise to give you a Solution to your Problems in Two Years”.

      This promise was made in a Town . I can’t remember the name.
      But it is close to Vaddkodai..

      Please don’t say bad words about Mr Sampathar.
      Poor fella. He even went to felicitate the UNP rainbow Kid Samare, who is the Campaign Manager of Keselwatta Kid the only Dude who has started campaigning for the Prez Gig…

      Did Sampathar make a Boo Boo by going to Matara?.. Did Sampathar back the Wrong Horse?..Or is it a Grey Hound after that Dude called us Dogs..-

      Has Dr Ranil pulled the rug under Sampathar to promise the Tamil Boys and Girls that they can have what they want in Two Years.
      I watched the video clip and I haven’t seen Dr Ranil having soo much Oomph and cockiness even before Easter Sunday.

      It makes me wonder whether Galleon Ravi the unofficial UNP Christian Faction Leader, and Dr Ranil’s new recruit, the Buddhist Beauty Hiruni from Koloonnawa have already finished off the Kid with their opening barrage which to me looked like a Hezbollas Bazooka Attack…

      Tell me something Mally.
      How can Dr Ranil be so cocky and promise a Deal in Two Years when his CA is as dead as a Dodo.
      And Dr Ranil’s 2/3 rd is in tatters.
      And the Parliamentary Elections are no where to be seen.
      Even Medumulana Mama. hasn’t said anything about it…

      Has this Promise got something to do with that 120,000 Acre Land deal with the MCC?..
      Will it still be a joined North and East Homeland for the TNA?…

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        Sumane,

        Dr. Batalanda said that he was willing to bring a solution to Tamils in two or three years. This is all about January 2015 all over again. Tamil media didn’t report as three years, conclusive. Your translation could be more precise. But I went with my interpretation of the upper limit, three years because Lankawe gave UNHRC two years’ time, in 2015, for a solution and investigation. Now it has been extended third time so it will be more than six years passed, but no action. When SJV brought down Sinhala Buddhist Government, Dudley negotiated with him. Sampanthar failed to do something like that to Dr. Batalanda. So Dr. Batalanda is saying he will follow Don Stephen in robbing citizenship of Tamils and take over their land through Mahaweli project to Sinhala Colonization.

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    Jehan(With due respect ) ,Even all the books you written with somuch painstaking do not have answers for a true peoples constitution as alternative that will make tender proceedings transparent , law & order independent , judiciary more independent and stronger , dignity& complete Independence to the police, bring all Provincial Ministers under the parliament including the president ( if abolishing not possible )

    Niether it has any solution how our natural resources should be regulated , farmers rights , fresh drinking water for all ,cheap electricity for all , import control after strict market survey , encourage export and Tourism , solution for housing , health care , education &encourage self employment .
    laws for crimes of all sorts including terrorism.
    .
    Everyone are inclined to write and promote what will benefits them in the end , not the whole Country or people.

    when facts are written even in comment forums they are neither appreciated, and ignored ,not approved or edited out .
    most do not want to hear the bitter truth and mainly do not have the heart to share.
    until such a constitution and fair practice is approved .
    no party or leader will be able to do true justice to This Country or the entire people.
    once you remove the Entire government Tender procedures and bring it under one Independent council , am more than certain there will be hardly any politicians willing to run for elections .
    .

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    Nothing in the world is going to save this President. His legacy will be the man who was unfit for the higher office , unintelligent , un intellectual and destroyed the good name of Sri Lanka. Of course he will be remembered for accumulation frequent flyer points. Sri Lanka should get rid of this rubbish sooner than later and be wary of electing on sentimentality. There are few good people currently in the political arena. Choose wisely and please build the nation. Look at the other countries similar to Sri Lanka, like Bangaladesh, Cambodia and Nepal doing well economically and otherwise. Please do not elect a joker or a autocrat.

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    Mega projects and all Government tenders , unregulated mining felling trees , unregulated and non market surveyed imports and many elections are big feasts for big fish and their mutual.benefiting wrasses
    .from every single religous , ethnic communities, Medias ,NGOS to all walks of life .

    So.The common man(WE the willing sheep) are now fully immune to live even with nothing .
    we are immune to toxic air we breathe , toxic water we drink , toxic veges&fruits & etc by paying never ending interest on borrowed money for basic needs , healthcare bare the curse of politicized hate of bigotry & racism , bullied by garbage collectors to.anyone and everyone until.we are put to rest .in our graves.

    This is reality of the Common man who is zero burden to the country and a silent suffering contributor to the country .
    .
    What we need is not a freaking row of elections which are a waste of funds that can feed , house , educate and give healthcare to the those are in desperate need.

    What we need is a Islandwide citizens referendum to scrap the anti people’s constitution and replace it with a 100% people approved one , people should come together& demand for it and not go to polls until they receive it , the voter base of the common man is the deciding factor.

    Will ever the people realise it ? or will ever a daring politician come forward to implement it?

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    Today due to the extreme mismanagement and self centred and fully corrupt governance our Island has been turn into a dumbing yard of commodities in excess both that are required and not and added to it Container loads of garbage are discreetly transported throughout the day not caring about traffic management .
    only a few containers of imported waste were caught, who knows how many were brought and dumbed into.our seas.

    People if you dont care we will pay bitterly one day

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    The most disgusting and frustrating experience is when you realize you have been screaming and tearing your heart apart for fellow man who are equal.victims in millions of this unjust system. practiced via a croocked constitution ,prefer to pretend to.be dumb ,deaf ,& bind.
    most prefer to believe and live in lies and illutions until.reality hits them.

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    The Lankan Elites sans Political Borders have this understanding to keep the language/religion-divide.
    This leads to exaggerating allegations against Kurunagala Hospital Dr Seigu Siyabdeen Mohommad Shaafi but presenting BBS-Buddhism founder/Leader Gnanasara Thera as an angel.
    .
    Jehan Perera’s {“The President Has A Better Option”} will not keep the ‘divide’ alive.

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      well said Pillai .

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