Only thing the President Mahinda Rajapakse did with determination, and with confidence to face the consequences was the elimination of Terrorists.
After that what happened to the President and his government’s determination to do what they think is right and what happened to their confidence to face the consequences of their acts which they believe is correct ?
After that the President became cautious. He acted to please the West, escape being accused for violation of human rights at the UNHuman Rights Council. He Suffers the indignities of a Navineetham Piilai a biased Tamil woman trying to take revenge for imagined violation of the human rights of our own Tamil people.
The President is unsure not of his actions but of how his opponents would react to his actions. He wanted to please India, and did not want to take any action to antagonise India. He allowed India to open a Consular Office in the North and in the South. He allowed USA to open a USCenter in the North.
He went all out to develop the North and East that had never seen the like of such developments before or after Independence. He was hoping the Tamils in the North and the East will show gratitude. But do they ? He should perhaps have slowed down the unparalleled development process in the North and East.
He said he would implement not only the 13 Amendment but give the 13 plus. TNA who took an oath of Allegiance to the constitution continuously acted in breach of the constitution which is punishable under law. But the Government has not reacted.
TNA on many occasion breached and continues to breach the Article 157 A of the constitution of Sri Lanka. Which reads, “ [157A. (1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.
(2) No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objects the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka….”
In view of the fact the Government stands inactive in the face of such evident violation of the constitution by the TNA, Jayantha Liyanage of Sinhala Jathika Peramuna filed a FR case against the TNA for the breach of the relevant article in the Constitution. But the Supreme court of Sri Lanka refused to hear the case.
The Honourable judge Shirani Tilakewardane before whom this case against the TNA was to be heard, did not take the trouble even to verify whether there was in fact a breach of the Constitution, but asked the Plaintiff to withdraw the case requesting him to live in peace with all communities, but the Judge Shirani Tillekewardena did not extend the same advice to the TNA the defendant. Why ?
Now the American Ambassador Michelle Sison is openly interfering in to the internal affairs of the Government and makes statements critical of Sri Lanka to the press. The Sri Lanka Foreign Minister has the right to call her and warn her against her undiplomatic activities she has started which hamper the reconciliation processes. The Diplomats in Sri Lanka should be requested to restrict themselves to their diplomatic activities and nothing else.
The President has his Executive powers which he has not so far utilised. He should perhaps use them to clamp down on rising evil in the country. Azath Salley should not have been released before making a complete investigation. President should go ahead with settlement of Sinhala IDPs in the North, and start new Sinhala Settlements. The Army Camps should not be disbanded or number of soldiers in the North and East should not be reduced to please the demands made by foreign governments and human rights activists.
The Muslims are our people but they are being manipulated by foreign religious fanatics. The President should issue orders for the Muslims to respect all religions while enjoying their freedom of observing their faith.
Thesavalamai is against reconciliation and that law should be removed.
There should be feasibility tests before undertaking a project. There was a report , “The Govt will seek US $ 2.5 billion or Rs.320 billion through another loan to set up a new oil refinery in Sri Lanka, Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa declared. “This will help us save monies spent on imported refined fuel,” he said. He said that the only refinery at Sapugaskanda is not suitable to refine some varieties of crude oil.”
The world is in an economic crisis therefore Sri Lanka should be cautious in undertaking new projects. It is better to hold up development for some time to assure that the financial situation improves and the interest payments on loans etc; will not have a detrimental effect on the economy.
The President should not hold the elections in the North until the situation with regard to the settlement of Sinhala IDPs and attitude of the TNA has changed. Perhaps it would not be a bad idea to ban all Political Parties with a Communal “label” and recognise only the Political Parties which are for all Communities, so that the Tamil, Sinhala, and Muslim will be either in the socialist Parties or the Capitalist Parties.