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Withdraw Support For Maithri If Manifesto Isn’t Amended: Prof. Kumar David

The originator and a figure who consistently lobbied for the Single Issue (abolition of the Executive Presidency ) Common Candidate concept – Professor Kumar David has called upon the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) and all others backing Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena to withdraw their support unless he amends the manifesto immediately to include the abolition of Executive Presidency.

Prof. Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

In an email, Professor David has condemned the absence of the promise to abolish Executive presidency in Sirisena’s election manifesto, which he has requested to be read at the NMSJ national conference that is due to be held on Tuesday (23).

“The people cannot and should not forget the treachery that they have been subjected to four times previously. I call upon the NMSJ and all others to withdraw support for Mr. Sirisena unless he amends the manifesto immediately. I strongly urge the public to accept no excuses for this betrayal,” he has written.

Meanwhile, Colombo Telegraph also learns that clashes and disagreements have erupted among those involved in the common Opposition movement over the wordings in Sirisena’s manifesto regarding the abolition of the Executive Presidency.

In the page 13 of the Maithripala’s manifesto says;

“It is the President who should provide the leadership to get the Constitutional Amendment approved by Parliament. I decided to contest the Presidential election as the common candidate of the people to complete that task.

We were unable to constitutionally change the Executive Presidential system that is in force since 1978 though we promised the people and the country to do so from 1994 up to date. Our inability to achieve that objective was a great failure on our part. It cannot be delayed any longer.

• Abolishing the Executive Presidential System with Unlimited Powers

The President needs the assistance of the Parliament to change the post of Executive President. That is because it is the Parliament which has the power to amend the Constitution. yet the Parliament was unable to effect this change for the last twenty years. It is the President who is the leader of the main party that should provide the leadership to pass the Constitutional Amendment with a two-thirds majority. For that the President should take the initiative to reach an accord among main political parties. It is to fulfil this task that I decided to come forward as the common candidate of all the people at this Presidential election.

I can obtain the support of the Members of Parliament of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party that has the majority in Parliament. Also the United National Party has signed an agreement with me to effect this amendment.

The Janatha Vimukti Peramuna has agreed with our Party to do so since 1994. The Jatika Hela Urumaya has signed an agreement with me to support this measure. Therefore I will discuss with other parties and pass this amendment without fail within hundred days.

In order to change the Executive Presidential System I am taking as background material agreements for abolishing the Executive Presidential system reached by the Movement for a Just Society headed by Venerable Maduluwave Sobhitha Thera as well as the proposals contained in the Draft 19th Amendment compiled by the Pivituru Hetak Jatika sabhava headed by Ven Atureliye Ratana Thera which proposed a Constitutional alliance of the President and the Prime Minister. I will also consider the changes proposed to these proposals by the United National Party.

The new Constitutional structure would be essentially an Executive allied with the Parliament through the Cabinet instead of the present autocratic Executive Presidential System. Under it the President would be equal with all other citizen before the law. I guarantee that in the proposed Constitutional Amendment I will not touch any Constitutional Article that could be changed only with the approval at a Referendum. I also ensure that I will not undertake any amendment that is detrimental to the stability, security and sovereignty of the country. My amendments will be only those that facilitate the stability, security and sovereignty of the country.”

Read the full manifesto here

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    Prof. Kumar David

    “The originator and a figure who consistently lobbied for the Single Issue (abolition of the Executive Presidency ) Common Candidate concept – Professor Kumar David has called upon the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) and all others backing Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena to withdraw their support unless he amends the manifesto immediately to include the abolition of Executive Presidency.”

    “The people cannot and should not forget the treachery that they have been subjected to four times previously. I call upon the NMSJ and all others to withdraw support for Mr. Sirisena unless he amends the manifesto immediately. I strongly urge the public to accept no excuses for this betrayal,” he has written.”

    Well done Professor. Yes. Confront.

    People do not want to replace one dictator with another one, using the executive presidency.

    No more dictators.

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      Come on now, Doctor,

      We don’t care what happens after 8 January. All we want is to see the back of Rajapakses whose sighte we detest because of their success.

      We don’t mind someone like Ranil or Chandrika becomes President, right?

      So keep your mouth shut until Jan8 Ple…ase.

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        Maka thamai appe aanduwa, deception, dastardly lies and death by mass murder are the norms of the rulers since independence.

        You can’t change the Sinhalese political culture!

        Jaya weva to appe aanduwa.

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          It must be Rajapakses’ plan to deisorient the Opposition (UNP, NMSJ, JVP, TNA,….).

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          Kumar David,

          This may look a far cry.
          Abolish all religion and keep it private- you would hit the nail on the head.

          Every loan that the politicians took from Foreign Banks carried a commission to the sihala Buddhist monkies- they cannot deny because they have not declared their assets.

          The diaspora would like the public to become cannibals and this election would be fought that way.

          citizens had the opportunity to protest when Cameron barged in to the north which was refused to the Yankees- kollo baaeee, not a martial race, just lying loin of pork not just lion.

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        Brilliant… mate..8/10

        Seasons greetings and a Happy New Year till at least 8 Jan..

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      Prof. Kumar David

      Yes. This is the Time to make Mr. Maitripla Sirisena commit, as he needs the support.

      Being a politician, I have my doubts, thay he will commit.

      Of Course, if he wins, we will not have the Medamulana MaRa and that is good, along with the other stuff. On the other hand, Rome was not built in a day. However, do not get distracted from the goal, Retiring Medamulana MaRa.

      See what MaRa Minister SM is saying.

      All state officials are ours, we can do anything with them – SB
      SATURDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2014 13:48

      “Agriculture officers, Samurdhi officers and Divi Neguma officers are ours. They have to work for us. We use the right we have on them,” says Minister of Higher education S.B. Dissanayaka. He said this in response to a question asked by a weekend newspaper regarding the arbitrary deployment of state official by the government in its election campaign violating election laws.

      Speaking further the Minister of Higher Education has said, “We gave them political appointments. They are our people. They have political rights. They work for us. It is not a violation of election laws. Teachers, agriculture offices, clerks development officers village development officers have political rights.”

      ‘Lankatruth’ revealed yesterday (19th) that the presidential election campaign of Mahinda faction has completely broken down and majority of the ministers and MPs avoid getting involved in the campaign. In such a situation state officials are forced to get involved in the election campaign and ministers like S.B. Dissanayaka, who is notorious for his foul mouth, are used to justify the vile acts point out political analysts.

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      Prof. Kumar David

      Yes, try to get it included…

      Also Citizen’s Rights and Accountability of State Officials and Politicians…

      The Law Applies equally to ALL Citizens and nobody is above the Law…

      Maithripala Sirisena’s 100 Day Work Programme

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/maithripala-sirisenas-100-day-work-programme-detailed-diary-description/

      Wednesday January 21

      The process will begin of abolishing the authoritarian executive presidential system and replacing it with an executive of a Cabinet of Ministers responsible to Parliament, and of repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution with legislation to establish strengthened and independent institutions, including a Judicial Services Commission, a Police Commission, a Public Service Commission, an Elections Commission, a Commission against Bribery and Corruption and a Human Rights Commission. This will be through a 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which will be presented to Parliament and passed as swiftly as possible.

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      Prof. Kumar David

      “No more dictators.”. but let’s get rid of the current one, without spoiling the Chances of retiring the current dictator, Medamulana MaRa and his gang.

      See how Medalulana Mara transacted with VP, another dictator in 2005.

      Tiran Alles in 2005 Said in a Statement that Rs 180 million was paid to VP. to help him by getting the Tamil People to abstain in voting, through Emil Kanthan, by Bail Rajapaksa, on behalf of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      Anyway, this question needs to be asked. Were you or anybody in the Forum paifd Rs. 180 million plus or minus Rs. X million to raised some of thse issues by the Medamulana MaRa Gang?

      Is it Tiran Alles behind this?

      One Wonders..

      Mahinda Rajapaksa gave money to LTTE – Mangala – P1

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

      Uploaded on Jan 24, 2010
      National organizer of the SLFP Mahajana Wing Tiran Alles has claimed that Basil Rajapaksa had personally handed over, at his office, Rs. 180 million to the then LTTE financial controller Emil Kanthan to ensure that the people of the north boycotted the 2005 presidential election.

      That deal had taken place at the request of the then presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr. Alles has alleged.

      Speaking to the media today (Jan. 24) at his Koswatte home that had come under a grenade attack couple of days ago, Mr. Alles said he first came to know Emil Kanthan, then an employee of the Ministry of Rehabilitation, in 2002 when MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena introduced him.

      Following a request by the then prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to introduce him to a person capable of doing a deal with the LTTE, Mr. Allas said he had introduced Emil Kanthan to Basil Rajapaksa.

      After Emil Kanthan was told that Basil Rajapaksa wanted to meet him on behalf of Mahinda Rajapkasa, a meeting was held, Mr. Alles said, at his office,

      After several such discussions between the two, one day Basil Rajapaksa wanted to know from Emil Kanthan what sort of support the LTTE wanted from the premier to strengthen their link.

      After consulting the LTTE leadership, Emil Kanthan had come back and said the outfit wanted Rs. 180 million to buy boats.

      Mr. Basil Rajapaksa said they only wanted the LTTE to get the people of the north boycott the presidential polls.

      The money sought by Emil Kanthan was handed over a few days later in dollar – given by a neighbouring country for the presidential campaign – and rupee notes, alleged the SLFP (M) national organizer.

      He said he had revealed all these in his statement to the TID in 2007 subsequent to his arrest by them, and as a result the attorney general had withdrawn all charges against him.

      Speaking further, Mr. Alles said he had informed president Rajapaksa on February 14, 2007 about all these through a sworn affidavit signed by Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera who supports the president.

      Mr. Alles said he was now compelled to expose Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s deal with the LTTE as the president and Mr. Basil Rajapaksa were attempting to kill him ? the first such attempt being the grenade attack on his home.

      Mr. Alles was flanked by SLFP (M) leader Mangala Samaraweera at the media briefing.

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      Prof. Kumar David

      “Currently the number of crossovers to the common Opposition from the UPFA has risen to a total of 14 and today alone, over 50 pradeshiya sabha members pledged their support to the common Opposition as well.”

      “Meanwhile, former parliamentarian and Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree has also pledged his support to Sirisena, local media reported.”

      Good that you let know the feelings about the Executive Presidency.

      Professor, be a pragmatist, realpolitik.

      The Goal is to retire MaRa.

      Prof. you are lost in the forest for the trees.

      Get real,

      TNA took a wise decision. Let the people decide. After all there are non-Muttals as well at TNA.

      Remember, any absent vote, is a vote for MaRa.

      Ask VP.

      Don’t try to be a Muutal Prof.

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    Did you actually expect it to be abolished?

    If politicians stuck to their promises it would have been abolished twice over, by CBK and Mahinda !

    CBK even gave a date of 15th July 1995 (the date maybe wrong) and ten years later……

    history has a tendency to repeat itself !

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      “history has a tendency to repeat itself !”

      Ha ha Domino Effect!

      except in so far as it is compelled by a third force.

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    Well done professor we should vote for MR and enjoy all the benefits like the others

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    KD – Don’t be a bull in a china shop.

    Didn’t you here everyone in the common platform singing it 24/7 that the only motive of the CC is to abolish the EP.

    One Dayan is enough for us, don’t be another pro Mara joker.
    Go and fly a kite.

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    Do we need one dictator to replace another.? Maybe we should stick to the one we have now. A known devil is better than the unknown.

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      can any devil go lower than this current devil?

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        sach

        “can any devil go lower than this current devil?”

        Yes you can.

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    Kumar, how did you allow this to pass scrutiny without being resolved? Are you blind? This as clear an indication of the mans character as anyone needs! Just look at what the cheap rat has done…http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/17238…and you want this for a president???

    Of course there are no perfect people. That is why transparency and checks and balances are required.

    Now see that he accepts his mistakes and apologizes and gives guarantees that he will ensure hat such practices are not allowed and prove his commitment by insisting that the law deal with his son and his sons friends.

    Let us hold him to our own south asian standards…http://www.hcmadras.tn.nic.in/ruleoflaw01022014.pdf

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    My3 has not presented a single issue manifesto. The so-called My3 manifesto is a verbose excuse or an explanation to delay abolishing the executive Presidency.

    It seems the hard work by Ven Sobitha, Professori David and et al have been clearly high jacked by the bandit queen and an insignificant duo of the Urumaya. Not to mention the apathetic UNPers. Leaving the vultures that aim for their share when thing get rotten, this presidential election is clearly a fight between blues to settle their own scores. That’s all.

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    I may seek a clarification on the following statement on page 14 of the Manifesto.
    “We were unable to constitutionally change the Executive Presidential System that is in force since 1978 though we promised the people and the country to do so from 1994 up to date. Our inability to achieve that objective was a great failure on our part. It cannot be delayed any longer.”

    What cannot be delayed any longer? The above said promise made to the people and the country since 1994. So he is going to abolish it. Due to a technicality he can’t say it direct. Subsequent to the above statement he explains the technicality of achieving his above will.

    Whatever the case is only civil society activism would ensure the abolition of executive presidency. Maithri might need their backing to change the mindset of parliamentarians. It was the civil society that change the UNP’s mindset about Presidential System. Such activism should continue even after he wins.
    Hema.

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      An extremely realistic analysis. We do need to trust Maithree.

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        In God (what ever that may be) We trust & Guts don’t lie.

        all politicians speak the truth but sandwich with lies.

        Lying Loins Lollipop!

        kabi kabi mere yademe…

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    Prof. Kumar David,

    All appreciation for, I believe being the first, in placing the thesis of a Single Issue Common Candidate at a public Forum. With parental concern you have nurtured the idea and skillfully steered it through to this level of acceptance. Your disappointment or chagrin is therefore understandable.

    If you had been a Russian a 100 years ago and been a central figure in the Revolution, would you have been happy to oppose Kaiser’s Train to Lenin? Still more crucial would you have withdrawn support in protest at Lenin’s NEP.

    The train was accepted because peace was all important. When Trotsky inquired about the dress appropriate for the Peace Conference, he replied “Go even in your petticoat if that would advance the cause of Peace”. Such was his neat arrangement of priorities. To him, NEP was one step backward, two steps forward. What discernment and what leadership!

    Today Sri Lanka is chafing for regime change and is struggling for a new regime. Withdrawing support to Maithri is an act of detraction, defeating a historic purpose on the threshold of victory.

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      Mr Sivathasan:
      Very well said Sir!

      Prof Kumar David:
      Time for you to stop blowing your trumpet and chiming in with “I was the first for CC..” etc., let your words/actions speak for themselves and accept the reality of having to concede a bit in order to get ahead.

      On a separate but inter-related issue, like many others, including Mr Sivathasan, I too see the pragmatism of not overtly associating with either the JVP or the TNA via ‘MOU-s’, allowing them to campaign freely for what they think is right (and as far as I can tell, they are doing that magnificently).

      This also has the benefit of these two parties being able to keep the future government ‘honest’ in their dealings with the people of the country.

      QED.

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      Mr Sivathasan,
      I don’t know much about Russian history and has doubt about its’ relevance to current situation in SL.

      Madulawe Sobitha started this campaign to abolish EC. MR and Rajapakse dynasty is not the problem, it is only a symptom,EC is the core issue. Executive Presidency has to be abolished.
      What Kumar David doing is very correct. Madulawe Sobitha has to interfere and fix this…

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      This Professor seems to be a bit different to the other Professors in Sira’s Intelligentsia cheer squad..

      He is a student of Gorbachev not old Trostky …

      And It is a Gravy Train… mate

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        “And It is a Gravy Train… mate”

        Yes mate that is what you are in Mate. keep hooting and keep moving.

        Oli oli edupu!

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      Sivathasan,

      Lenin’s event quoted cannot be compared to the current situation for the simple reason Sirisena is no Lenin. Kumar’s anger is understandable because the Manifesto gives one the impression that the minuscule JHU has already hijacked the common opposition! ( Incidentally, I wonder what Ranil and Chandrika are doing? Simply watching things from the wayside?)

      I wonder what Sirisena will tell the people in the North when he goes to campaign there? Will he talk only about good governance and wiping out corruption and mention nothing about the national question, just like his 54 page manifesto? We can understand if he doesn’t talk of 13A + But what about 13A in full measure at least? Or, will he say only 13A minus and the Tamils to be happy about it?

      My position still is that Tamils should participate in this election in full strength mainly to defeat Mahinda for the simple reason it is going to be the last chance for the survival of democracy in the country and the Tamils cannot miss this opportunity!

      But with the changing trends, how enthusiastic will the Tamils be to cast their votes? I can understand the TNA not rushing to announce its stand.

      Sengodan. Mj

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    My3 has not presented a single issue manifesto. The so-called My3 manifesto is a verbose excuse or an explanation to delay abolishing the executive Presidency. Hypothetical President MY3 will continue the job of the President as it is. Only Chindrika the late will be his chief advisor.

    It seems, the hard work by Ven Sobitha, Professori David and et al have been
    clearly high jacked by the bandit queen and an insignificant duo of the Urumaya. No need to mention the pathetic ride by the apathetic UNPers. Leave out the vultures that await for thing to get rot aside, this presidential election is clearly a fight between the blues to settle their own scores. That’s all.

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    It is too late to twist the scene – what is first required is to see the
    back of MR. The National Govt. will take up the follow-ups.

    A C.P.A. online survey from 12-16th Decem. among 1394 participants reveals a win for My3 by 76%. I wonder if the vernacular media can make
    a survey amongst their readers to getter a bigger picture?

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    Prof KD should read this before making these wild allegations: This is what is promised to be done on 21st of January in terms of the Calendar of CC:

    Wednesday January 21

    The process will begin of abolishing the authoritarian executive presidential system and replacing it with an executive of a Cabinet of Ministers responsible to Parliament, and of repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution with legislation to establish strengthened and independent institutions, including a Judicial Services Commission, a Police Commission, a Public Service Commission, an Elections Commission, a Commission against Bribery and Corruption and a Human Rights Commission. This will be through a 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which will be presented to Parliament and passed as swiftly as possible.

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    The most important thing is to defeat MR whose regime is the worst dictatorship we ever witnessed in this country.

    The people who is being reaping benefits falling out from the actions of current regime or enjoy the greener pasture outside Sri Lanka don’t really feel it, thus try to see every thing through high politics.

    The withdrawal of your support is not a problem for the people who sees the first thing in their agenda is defeating MR regime.

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      Aiyo, Aiyo buddu amme,

      you never should defeat your beloved king that you loved for 10 long years- defeating passa/goota king of kings is not sihala buddhism.

      Oink yourself and become cannibals like you were 2500 years heritage and live on trees. that is what the voting diaspora want- easy come easy go- easiest route financial dealings. who needs scumbags depota nayas patolayas??

      Become cannibal or leave for PNG islands there are 800 ethnicities there and the kangaroos will help you.
      2500 year sihala buddhist culture in the island.

      Sunday Sil…Monday Kill…Kill the Vedda…Rob the Budda…Blame the Sudda.

      Become Cannibal Don’t think Just Do It!! Buro Babuva Bandu!

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    Ayyo Sirisena!

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      This man has eye issue, Looks like he hasn’t read the manifesto, I have read the entire article.

      If you go to the page title with “A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
      GUARANTEEING DEMOCRACY” You’ll see there is mentions of abolition of executive presidency.

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      Aiyyyyyyyyyyyo. Rajapakshe…
      Why he could not see it beyond ? That is what people raise today. You born dimwits or ntwits will take even another decades to get it. simply pathetic :(

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      [Edited out]

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        sach

        “[Edited out]”

        Brilliant comment.

        Thanks.

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    Prof David,

    Getting rid of Rajapaksa is the priority now and once that is done bringing back the 17th amendment will resolve most of the issues with the executive presidency. The difficulty of abolishing the executive presidency is obvious and therefore clipping the powers of the president will suffice once Maithripala is elected.

    Your demand will ensure the reelection of the criminal and corrupt Rajapaksa family and that is something the people cannot afford. So, please be sensible and act with some responsibility at this crucial time when there is a real opportunity to change the course of the future of Sri Lanka. Surely you would not wish a Rajapaksa win!

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      Piranha

      We were told annihilating the LTTE was the priority. And many were willing to buy that propaganda.

      Now you want the war hero out of power and believe its a priority. Many people are not convinced or buying it.

      Every 10 years or so people are being sold priorities which have passed their sell by dates.

      Calm down think and through the process.

      It is a matter of urgency that people should make up their mind as how best to organise/restructure a state which believes in secularism and provide security, equal opportunity and guarantee their dignity.

      Its difficult but doable.

      The priority is restructuring the state not replacing one corrupt Sinhala/Buddhist war criminal with another.

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    I felt couple of times, after Obama took the seat, other than on the war initiatives, a president needs more authority to run the country efficiently. Further the American system of three prongs structure is big drag, on the day – to – day function of the President. (It may be a good check balance on the system-no denial of that either) As I am not a constitutional expert, I do not know if that handicapped-ness can be overcome by some other methods, without giving him more authority or more time period, which are the dangerous elements in many’s opinion.

    Further, Irrelevant of founder members of the SI CC’s dis-contention, the likelihood of the events in the show will go on. Even if the SI CC keeps his word up to the Election Day, thereafter there is no guarantee that he/she will deliver the promise.

    I earnestly believe that SI CC is not the way NMSJ can reach its objective that is elimination of EP. First I thought JVP had realized it and was about to go on educating the Sinhala mass with the hope of achieving it one day in one of the future election. But they too felt it is too sweet to miss not go for a short cut. Now there is a chance that the King’s regime will still keep “eliminating EP” as one of their promise, if they think that will give them upper hand on the election. If that happen, it may force JHU to go back to UPFA.

    I am not for elimination of EP. May not be against for it either. (not just because as I am a Tamil that this election is not for us). The truth is the Sinhala Intellectualism has to be fixed any good things to hold on, in Lanka. Just blaming EP or the Kings’ corrupted murderous behavior is only biting the tip of the grass. There is no need for any Tamils a lesson to understand how bad this government is. At the same time almost all of them feel all the Sinhala Intellectuals’ governments in the past too has been the same. It may be too late deliver any good for Tamils, but the learned people like Prof. Kumar should plan, educate and create different mentality with in the common crowd. They should not attempt to enact a change themselves on behalf of the mass. That will not last. In fact, the efforts they all put more than six months did not last even six weeks. This the story of the Mountain(eous) stomach pained to deliver a mouse! Even if Sirisena reverse his cause one more time and become SI CC again, the learned Sinhalese need to realize that there is need in their society for long term change and start to educate the people ready for it.

    Irrelevant of my position, Kumar David has done everything to hold to the respect he earned so far.
    He is standing with his dogma until it is proven right or wrong. I salute Prof. Kumar David.

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    Idiotic professor. Yes go ahead, and do what VP did in 2005.

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    It seems that KD has swallowed a handsome bribe from MR.

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    Although I dont agree with Kumar’s call, he has a point. What is promised in the manifesto is not abolition of EP. But see what happens here, the democracy movement has become so undemocratic and intolerant. No body could present alternative critical views. Shouted down and called names. So much for new democracy. in the name of sending MR home all are asked to be silent and vote for beloved Maithri. This is how we create dictators, then no point blaming the mara like dictators alone.

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    What maithri is trying to do here is to secure his job in the future.Now what is wrong with that?Don’t we all want a job or do we want to be jobless in future.He doesn’t want to be become the first used condom of the new regime of chandrika and ranil.

    Instead of a executive president he will be a president.Everyone is using him to win the election but they do not seem to care about what happens to him after that.They expect him to retire to polonnaruwa.

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    professor david looks like he has just woke up after a long slumber.

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    How much was this joker paid by Rajapakse or KP?

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    Prof.David should not break the butter milk pot when cheese is about to form. The objective must be to defeat Rajapaksa and bring to an end the dictatorial family rule. That is the first step we must take, Sirisena manifesto is no doubt vague on the question of abolition of the Executive Presidency. Is he going to abolish the office of the president or is he wants to abolish some of the powers of the president. I think it is the latter, because the abolition of the post of executive president requires a two third majority in parliament plus a referendum. Whatever it is let us concentrate on doing first things first. When the house catches fire, the first thing one should do is to escape from the inferno. Debating about the pros and cons of what to do after you escape from the fire is not only foolish, it is cost your lives also. Prof.David must use his head first and listen to his heart later.

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      “Prof.David should not break the butter milk pot when cheese is about to form”

      Thanga,you mean he should not disturb you when in the loo. Srilanka(at least the urban and semi urban srilanka is trying to deposit the rajapakshes when this man who looks like he has just got up from deep slumber and not even combed his hair or brushed his teeth,comes banging on the door shouting hora hora.Can’t even shit in peace in this country.

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    One simple question.

    Withdraw support from Maitri and support Mahinda? Will that achieve your goal?

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    Here we go again with KD. With many issues surrounding different candidates, to pick just this issue sounds hypocritical. But then, given the social class of origin of KD this is not surprising.

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    So the Joint Opposition Front is not a holy Alliance.

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      What is holy but holiday! rangoli, talaguli.

      badepu uru mas kallak nadde? (piece of fried pork- the holy pork)

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    The Fundamental issue or the Single issue of abolishing the EP,Lock,Stock and Barrel Hammer and Sickle has been compromised.This is the grouse of Prof.Kumar David.The question now is whether scrambled eggs can be unscrambled! Behind the common candidate there are Parties who have divergent views who have cohabited for a single PURPOSE.An amendment,at this stage can rock the boat.But if there is no Amendment it will also rock the boat

    bo.

    Your comment……..It seems that KD has swallowed a handsome bribe from MR.Frankly it will be easier for MR to win the Wimbledon championship than bribe Prof.AKD.

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    Dear Prof David

    Don’t you think you have overreacted to the absence of the promise to abolish Executive presidency in Sirisena’s election manifesto. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera has not criticized Sirisena’s manifesto. The only word missing in Sirisena’s manifesto is PROMISE. Otherwise he has very clearly said that the executive presidency will be abolished without using the word promise. Is it a reason to jump into conclusion that he is not going to abolish the presidency. We have to trust Maithripala Sirisena. He is not a Rajapaksa or a Bandaranayake(Kumarathunga) who promised to do away with the presidency but did not keep the promise.

    Wonder whether Prof David prefers Rajapaksa to continue as the president of this country and ruin it because of the missing word PROMISE in Sirisena’s manifesto. Prabhakaran also wanted Rajapaksa to win in 2005 and similarly now Kumar David is indirectly supporting Rajapaksa. When Rajapaksas can buy even the Pontiff why can’t they buy Kumar David.

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    Latest news:
    Kumar David prefers Rajapaksa over Sirisena.
    When Rajapaksas are able to buy even the Pontiff why can’t they buy Kumar David.

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    WELL SAID, IF MY3 COME TO POWER ,HE WON’T ABOLISH PRESIDENCY

    DANNA YAKA HODAI NODDANNA YAKATA WEDIYA

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