Instead of making an effort to unite the three main communities into one nation of Sri Lankans the country today under a pseudo Yahapalanaya, is facing disappearance as a United country with one nation under a separatist shadow cast by the Tamil Community, supported by the West, and giving into separatism through reconciliation, by a yahapalanaya government with ambivalent, uncertain national and cultural interest.
A nation in the world has an identity, with its own culture and a belief system, having an original people who would accommodate other communities, without loosing its original identity and remain recognised by its original identity, with a language of its own and a religion and a culture based on that religion.
It may accept and respect the religion and the culture of the resident minorities, without loosing its original identity despite the mixture of its population with the minorities. It is not bound to sacrifice its original identity in accepting any minority to live within its boundaries.
However the Tamil community despite its minority status being 13 percent of the population clamoured for equality with the majority Sinhala the original people of the country. Despite that unjust, incongruous demand of the Tamils, successive governments maintained the unity of the Communities in the country.
unitary status was under serious threat with a thirty year long terrorism, it was
stopped in May,2009 by the elimination of terrorism by the Armed Forces of the Government under the
political leadership of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Sri Lanka
Due to unceasing demands of the Tamils for separation the President Mahinda Rajapakse declared
free of Majority-Minority
division is a nation of Sri Lankans.
What should a people want more, but the Tamils being a people who can never be
satisfied will continue asking for the “ sun and the moon” as they have the
West to support them. Sri Lanka
Then by a false calculation or sheer bad karma, Mahinda Rajapakse was defeated at the January 2015 Presidential election, and the trusted Secretary General of the SLFP Maithripala Sirisena betrayed the trust bestowed upon him as the General Secretary of the SLFP, stole his way to the opposition to become the President.
Maithripala Sirisena did not only betray his political party, but he also departed from his rightful place in the SLFP with a heart burning with hatred towards the President of SLFP the President Mahinda Rajapakse.
A man whose mind is full of hatred can neither be a friend to himself, nor to others around him. Therefore when Maithripala Sirisena became the President his mind was not freed from his hatred, but it became many fold, and his heart full of hatred , desire for vengeance has no place for love, and compassion to give to the people of Sri Lanka as a whole, or love his country, his culture, and his religion, as a true patriotic President of Sri Lanka.
The hatred and anger in his heart is so much so, that overjoyed by being the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena swore in Ranil Wickramasinghe( the leader of UNP the Party against which he worked as the General Secretary of the SLFP for over 14 years and as a member of the SLFP for 47 years), as the Prime Minister, while there was still a Prime Minister whose government President Sirisena forgot to dissolve before swearing in Ranil Wickramasinghe as his Prime Minister.
Maithripala Sirisena began his carrier as the President of Sri Lanka, manifesting his anger, hatred and desire for vengeance against the former President Mahinda Rajapakse. Since then
had been continuously degenerating in
all its aspects social, administration, financial, cultural and communal unity.
For the first time since its independence the President Mahinda Rajapakse was able to bring not only peace and security to the country, but also a fantastic development process which raised the standard of living of the people and maintained a unity of the Communities, despite the political leaders of the Tamil and Muslim Communities creating dissention in an otherwise settle atmosphere of unity , peace, and security.
Maithripala Sirisena despite his political beginning with socialism and then with the SLFP, and also having a Sinhala Buddhist village background, lost his Buddhist cultural values such as gratitude, generosity, readiness to pardon the mistakes of others, and the common touch despite moving with the high and the powerful.
These are the Sinhala Buddhist qualities with which the former President Mahinda Rajapakse was well equipped and therefore won the hearts of every one he came in contact with, except of course with those who were either jealous of him or disregarded him for his village background, and is Sinhala attire.
The Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe as everyone knows is a pretended Sinhala Buddhist, not brought up in a Buddhist environment. He adopted a Buddhist attitude for political purpose. Therefore he is ready to sacrifice Sinhala Buddhist values for the sake of his political popularity.
Ranil Wickramasinghe is prepared to even write a new Constitution projecting
Sri Lanka as a multi-faith society, not giving special
recognition and protection to Buddhism, allowing the National Anthem to be sung
in any language, degrading the Buddhist priests manifesting against his
government’s actions which go against
historical, religious or cultural values of . Sri Lanka
The President Maithripala Sirisena could have changed Ranil Wickramsinghe’s excesses which are detrimental to the Sinhala Buddhist cultural background, which is the hallmark , the uniqueness of
. Sri Lanka
But unfortunately as mentioned above the President Maithripala Sirisena’s Buddhist values have been defiled through anger, jealousy, hatred and desire for vengeance. Therefore he cannot change the mental attitude of his Prime Minister and some of his Ministers to keep within the characteristics of the Sri Lankan culture and its uniqueness.
If both Maithripala Sirisena the President, and Ranil Wickramasinghe the Prime Minister had maintained undefiled mental attitudes when they took over the Government in January,2015,
would have been different from what it is today. Sri Lanka
Why and How could it have been different ?
Because, instead of the 100day programme the “opposition” prepared to undo what the former President Mahinda Rajapakse had been doing after the elimination of terrorism, if the the Sirisena –Ranil Government were to have continued with the programme of the former President Mahinda Rajapakse, situation today could have been different.
Maithripala Sirisena as the President should not have allowed the appointment of Ravi Karunanayake as the Minister of Finance, and Mangala Samaraweera as the Minister of Foreign Affaires. He should have kept those two ministries within the SLFP faction of the Government. The President Sirisena should not have allowed Ranil to set up the FCID.
The Sirisena-Ranil Government should not have made accusations against Mahinda Rajapakse, his family and his supporters its priority objective. It was done with a bad motive and all the activities it followed thereafter were as a result bound to fail. Sirisena- Ranil Government should not have given into the West and
all their cards on their support for the success of the Sirisena- Ranil a unity
If it would have been so , the
Colombo Port City
would not have been stopped and the relations with would not have been
negatively affected. Infrastructure work would have been carried out. China
The Sirisena –Ranil government should not have given the leadership of the opposition to the TNA. Relations with the former President should have been maintained consulting him on necessary matters.
The President Maithripala Sirisena would have been a successful President, if he had set up an advisory council without Chandrika Kumaratunga, but with Mahinda Rajapakse. He should have removed the 13th Amendment and prepared a new system of provincial government, with the Central Government keeping a strong hold on the Provincial Government System. No attempt should have been made to write a new Constitution. The 19th Amendment should have been amended to allow the dissolution of the Parliament if necessary before the end of its term of five years.
If Maithripala Sirisena as the President had taken such matters things would have been different today. This would have avoided the present threat to the government with the NPC becoming completely uncontrollable preparing the background to something similar to the thirty years of terrorism
so miserably went through. Sri Lanka
After being elected President, Maithripala Sirisena’s mind became saturated with defilements of anger, hatred, and desire for vengeance, therefore he is unable do what is right by the people.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s only way out is to rid himself of this hatred towards the former President Mahinda Rajapakse and start working with him for the betterment of the country and its people.