Normally the Opposition in a democratic system is “ a government in waiting “, to replace the government in place in case of its defeat in Parliament, or as an alternative at the next Parliamentary election. Is the opposition with Sampanthan as its leader and Anura Dissanayake the Chief Opposition Whip suitable for an alternative government ?
Bikkhus Ratana , Omalpe, (and Late Sobhita) are political monks, who were interested in the political aspect of the country , can they therefore be expected to look after the interest of Buddhism, because they helped Maitripala Sirisena and Rani Wickramasinghe mess up
Under the present government,
lost its independence. Whatever the President Maithripala Sirisena says about
an existing good governance, the people knows that Sri Lanka is unrecognisably changed from what it had been before. There is no governance at all where the
people could place their confidence. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
is being shaped into a “ banana State” of foreign
domination for the benefit of USA
, the West and . India
Sri Lanka is not being ruled according to the decisions taken by the Parliament of Sri Lanka, and its government, but according to the dictates of USA , the West, India and Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein. Ranil and Chandrika are the Agents representing the interests of the
and the West. USA
“However, mere days after the deal was reported…. the deal had been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation of the deal is revealing of current diplomatic dynamics in
Asia. According to the Indian Express, the Sri Lankan government,
led by President Maithripala Sirisena, cancelled its plans to purchase the
JF-17s after a “diplomatic missive” from New Delhi
should refrain from adding these aircraft to its fleet.” Colombo
It has already been reported by the Reuters that, an unidentified European Investor has agreed to park US$ one billion to help
sore up forex-reserves and defend its currency. Sri Lanka
sold to foreign interests ? Sri Lanka
has completely broken down, Maithripala
Siriseana acts in his own interest to boost his ego since he has already lost
his Presidential powers to Ranil. He releases
lands for the Tamils, and releases terrorists who had been imprisoned. He gives into the demands of the Tamil
politicians, Wigneshawaran, and the Tamil diaspora for devolution of political
power. Sri Lanka
Maithripala Sirisena who says that wearing a trouser or a white shirt does not make a gentleman, is not a gentleman himself, having stabbed his leader on the back to fulfil his political ambition and join a set of politicians completely opposed to the development of
Sri Lanka as an independent .
Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil and Chandrika are all self seeking individuals,
full of personality belief(sakkaya ditti).
Therefore, they cannot be depended as patriots who will act in the interest of the country. We cannot depend on them to preserve
Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist cultural tradition, which is what is
special about . It is what which distinguishes Sri Lanka Sri Lanka from , or a Muslim or a Christian Country. India
|how much is one of these old constitutions , I like to buy one inspire myself .|
It want be as expensive as the one you are writing Mr. Deputy. you see where they end up ?
The existing Constitution had served
The present government with Sirisena –Ranil and Chandrika at its head has one thing in its mind , which is to make the people of Sri Lanka forget what Sri Lanka was under Mahinda Rajapakse from 2005 to 2015 (a peaceful vibrant developing country)
It is only a popular government of the people which could write a new Constitution if it desires, but the present government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil wickramasinghe, is not a popular government. They have just managed to group together self interested, bought over political individuals from few other political parties and call themselves a national government.
President Maithripala Sirisena did not get the popular vote of the people of
whole. Sirisena was elected
President because the Tamils in the North and East, and the Muslims and
Catholics elsewhere voted en block for him, and Ranil formed his government
after the Parliamentary elections with
the TNA-which got the majority Tamil votes from the North and the East. Sri Lanka
Yahapalanaya government of Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasingha is not a popular government of the people, therefore this government has no mandate of the people to write a New Constitution to
The people of
has other hides to beat than think of a new Constitution. The cost of living is unbearably high, prices
of consumable articles have risen beyond the reach of the people, unemployment is soaring, there is dissatisfaction in the
hearts of the people, they do not want
the Yahapalanaya government any more, but they have no alternative and are therefore
forced to put up with it. Sri Lanka
Yet Maithripala has overlooked every thing to dump a new Constitution on the people.
A steering Committee has been named by the Prime Minister for the purpose of the preparation of the New Constitution. The members of the Committee had been selected by Ranil Wickramasinghe- the Prime Minister and they do not represent the political view of all sections of the people. There is doubt about the honesty of the man selected to write the Constitution Dr. Jayampati Wickramaratne. Abeyrata.com reported as follows:
“Will President’s Counsel Dr.Jayampathi Wickramaratne reveal to the public why he was suspended from
in the final
year (1972), just before he could sit for the Bachelor of Science Special
Degree in Chemistry? Wickramaratne is
the Presidential Advisor on Constitutional Affairs and also one of the
members of Yahapalana Sirisena’s much publicized “Special Commission
to Probe Corruption.” Apeyrata has reliably unearthed
Wickramaratne’s history: he allegedly has cheated at exams by illegally
obtaining question papers. Report says “Finally, he got caught and got
suspended”.Wickramaratne has been accused of conveniently erasing his entire
4 years at Peradeniya from his CV. “After being thrown out of Peradeniya,
he went to Peradeniya
University ” the report says. Did
he continue with his cheating ways at Law College
too? Did he buy question papers before the exams?We also ask: Is
someone who got suspended from the nation’s highest institution of education
for cheating fit to serve on such a commission or even get any type of
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/02/28/suspended-exam-cheat-is-on-sirisenas-special-commission-to-probe-corruption/comment-page-1/ Law College
If there are even rumours of the honesty of a man selected to write or be a member of a team to write the Constitution, should he be considered suitable to write the Constitution of
This government has appointed to important places people on whom people cannot place their confidence , such as the Governor of the Central Bank. The Yahapalanay Government falsely accuses the personnel of the previous government of Mahainda Rajapakse, without investigating the offenders on their side.
In the case of the Journalist Eknaligoda, army officers are being taken for questioning, when there are doubts of involvement of even one of the important Ministers of yahapalanaya about a letter written by Ekneligoda to lankaenews website on 8th December, 2009 exposing the Minister’s private life. Has the FCID investigated the issue ?
Both the President Sirisena and his Prime Minister RanilW gives much publicity that
was sidelined by the International
Community , has been brought back into its fold. Of course the International Community was
enemies of Sri Lanka
during the period of terrorism against
which the previous President Mahinda Rajapakse was fighting. Sri Lanka
But at what a cost did Maithripala Sirisena, and Ranil Wickramasinghe bring
back into the fold of the
International Community ? Sri Lanka
This is how they did it, first they started pacifying India giving it every thing it demanded, such as distancing Sri Lanka from China, allowing CEPA or ECTA agreement to extend Indian services employment sector to Sri Lanka, building a tunnel and a road to join Tamil Nadu to North of Sri Lanka, and very thankfully accepting USA and UNHRC Geneva Resolution to set up a hybrid court with foreign lawyers, judges, and prosecutors to try the Armed Forces for war crimes.
Under these circumstances, can this Government of Sirisena and Ranil still be trusted to write a new Constitution to
? Sri Lanka
It was the International Community which discouraged
under President Mahinda Rajapakse
from taking a military solution against terrorism, and demanded that the
government come to a peace settlement.
If Sri Lanka Government under President Mahind Rajapakse was bootliking
the Sri Lanka USA and the West, like
Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe and accepted the demand of the
West, we would have never been able to
eliminate terrorism from . Sri
Another fallacy the yahapalanaya government and its supporters, are vociferous about is the democratic right the journalists now have under yahpalanaya to write, say or criticise this government without fear of being killed or taken in a White Van. But the fact was that there was neither a white van culture, nor a censure of free speech in
President Mahinda Rajapakse, and if
there was one it cannot be put as imposed by Mahinda Rajapakse. Sri Lanka
So called democratic freedom to speak under yahapalanaya is utterly false. In the Parliament to-day the real opposition to government is the 53 Parliamentarians led by Dinesh Gunawardhana. But their right to speech is drastically reduced to about 8 minutes to each. They are unable to stand up and speak freely about this government’s undemocratic activities which have affected the Sovereignty of
. The Government of Maithripala Sirisena and
Ranil Wickramsinghe has become a Police State, though they keep saying that
there is democratic right to free speech
under yahapalanaya government. Sri Lanka
It seems even the speaker of the Parliament is not free to make an independent ruling in the House ? It is the Prime Minister who decides for him. As it is any Constitution written under the aegis of this government of Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe will not be a suitable Constitution acceptable to the people of
Therefore the writing of it has to be stopped. Sri Lanka
Ranil Wickramasinge speaking at the ceremony to mark the One year of Yahapalanaya, said “…. Parliament will convene tomorrow (9) to prepare a constitution for the creation of a Constitutional Assembly and that good governance will be confirmed from there onwards”.
He stated that there are those who oppose the proposal being brought tomorrow as well as those who agree with it. “I think it is an attitude difference.”
Tomorrow we have to decide whether we change our attitude to go forward in the path of good governance or whether we continue to remain stuck in the same old politics which was rejected by the public, he said. We who have come this far will not give up the fight.”
But where then is the democratic right of consulting other parties as to the wisdom of writing a Constitution now ?
It is in the interest of Sri Lanka that they- Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe “change attitude to go forward in the path of good governance”, because with a police force, a bribery commission and a Commission of Presidential Inquiry the country is not free and all those who had contributed to make this country what it was until the 8th January,2015, are being constantly put into embarrassment by being arrested and questioned on false charges, and the government since 8th January,2015 has not gone one inch forward on the path of progress and development.
Maithripala Sirisena the President says , if people want to keep the executive presidency because it helped to win the 26 year war, then what it means is that they expect another war. He has got it all wrong because the threat of terrorism raising its ugly head again cannot be ruled out under the present climate of the government surrendering all its rights to the North and East, and allowing the Tamil separatists to openly canvass for separation.
Sirisena cannot be assured of the Tamils giving up their demand for separation now, because he has reduced the military in the North and East and released lands to the Tamils and allowed former terrorists to leave the prison. C.V.K Sivagnanam the Chairman of the NPC has said in an interview, “….. as citizens of this country we want equal opportunity and on devolution, we should have particular rights to administer ourselves within our North and Eastern territory. Of course there are those who feel that the North and East cannot be merged and certainly they are entitled to say that. We are also on the other hand entitled to say that we want it” .
Ranil said referring to the former Government of President Mahinda Rajapakse , as rejected by the public, which is not true as it was only a small population of the Sinhala Buddhists along with the Sinhala block vote of UNP who voted for the yahapalanay, but the Maithripala Sirisena and UNP was really elected by the Tamil votes of the North and East and the Muslim votes.
Therefore, this Government is not a popular government of the people of
has no confidence of the people of Sri Lanka . Therefore Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil
Wickramasinghe have not the mandate of the people to write a new Constitution
to Sri Lanka .
They should stop it without adding further to the mess into which they have
pushed Sri Lanka . Sri Lanka