Need no referendum to abolish 13 A!
Posted on October 22nd, 2012

By citizen mahinda

“13 A is nothing other than a panacea to the sectors with vital interests of divisive politics and other ulterior motives behind, the former is an ideal catalyst and a perfect candidate to the latter.”

While appreciating and hailing the commendable, courageous call from Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakshe to abolish the 13A, there are others who suggests going for a referendum for the same, which we should vehemently refuse yet another colossal waste of money for a matter that is not worthy or relevant to us at all.

First of all, when the monstrous 13 A was forcibly enforced and enacted, it was never referred to a referendum, nor given opportunity for the public to express their decision in any means, instead it brutally crushed the opposition to the same from the mass who opposed it that was lead by JVP became a popular slogan, but with the wrongful and mishandling by the then UNP govt. and it’s rulers to crush by mass killing of Sinhela youths. Therefore there is no absolute need for any kind of acceptance to the 13A which we never asked for, thus a referendum is not needed.

Who needs the 13A in force are those who are anti Sinhela and promoting stinky Multiculturalism and extremist minority politicians who are using the Minority issue as a bait and winning ground to gather votes from minorities and arousing them against the Sinhela people the owners of this land.

On the other hand, including the LTTE Rump, the International Community together with Neo-Cons that wants to divide and rule and infringe in the Sri Lankan affairs are able to impose various demands, advises and remarks as long as the 13 A is enacted within our legislature system and all of the above forces are taking this provision as granted to torment the Sri Lanka and it’s political leadership for their petty political business. If not for the 13 A, how and why should they cry and demand for what ?

13 A is nothing other than a panacea to the sectors with vital interests of divisive politics and other ulterior motives behind, the former is an ideal catalyst and a perfect candidate to the latter.

Regardless of what situation under which the then govt. (UNP) was compelled to accept the Indian pressure and disregard public consensus in Sri Lanka when enacting the 13 A under the Indian advocacy and pressure, the situations that prevailed in 1987 and beyond both Sri Lanka, India and International is null and void and no longer exists sine after 18th may 2009 specifically in Sri Lanka, after the day that the brutal LTTE was annihilated within Sri Lanka, therefore having the 13 A in force is also automatically null and void, thus there is no need to spend colossal amount of money and time to holds a referendum and give unnecessary prominence or an attention to the 13 A, instead it should be scrapped, trampled, dumped in the garbage yard and set ablaze with minimum costs and troubles to the Sri Lanka and its people. 

If necessary impose Curfew, suspend the parliament during the process, just as when JRJ did it to us!

What all these days created was havoc from 13A after the Provincial Council system came in to effect wasting billions of public money with no progress, creating third class political culture, bringing rapists of Women and Child, Fraudsters and Thugs, wasting public money.

In simple term, we need no Anglo-Indian rule or divisions in our homeland!

5 Responses to “Need no referendum to abolish 13 A!”

  1. nandimitra Says:

    whose problems does amendment 13 address. Not the Tamils,not the sinhalese or muslims. It addresses the divide and rule policy of India. It is quite true that the provincial council is nothing more than an instrument for corrupt politicians to earn money and subjugate the citizens. The country need s good governance that is clearly lacking, not the 13th amendment.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Defence Secretary repeats call for abolition of 13-A

    By Shamindra Ferdinando
    Island.lk
    October 21, 2012

    Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday reiterated that post-war political strategy of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) left him with no alternative but to strongly recommend the abolition of the 13th Amendment. He urged the government, the Opposition as well as the international community to examine the conduct of the one-time mouthpiece of the LTTE.

    It was up to Parliament to decide on the 13th Amendment, the Defence Secretary said, adding that the eradication of the LTTE conventional military capability shouldn’t be a reason for the government to be complacent.

    The Defence Secretary was responding to a TNA delegation making representations to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo in a bid to block the on-going Chinese assistance to construct bases for security forces deployed in the Northern Province. The TNA was causing unnecessary friction, he said, adding that nothing could be as foolish as the TNA’s assertion that security forces were constructing bases on in Tamil areas.

    The TNA couldn’t be allowed to dictate terms to the State as regards the deployment of security forces during war or peace time, the Defence Secretary said, noting that it was the sole prerogative of the government. He said the 13th Amendment was nothing but a springboard for those seeking to accomplish what the LTTE had failed achieve through terrorism.

    The Defence Secretary said that that the government should realise the consequences of the TNA’s efforts to undermine GoSL’s relations with friendly countries. The TNA had never so much as issued a message of condolence when the LTTE killed Chinese nationals twice in separate attacks during the conflict, the Defence Secretary said. The TNA should be held accountable for its role during the 2001-May 2009 period, he, recalling that TNA leader R. Sampanthan’s had declared in the run-up to Dec 2001 parliamentary polls that the LTTE was the sole representative of Tamil speaking people.

    Commenting on persistent TNA allegations that outsiders were being settled in Tamil areas since the end of the conflict, the Defence Secretary said that the main Tamil party was making an attempt to trigger ethnic tensions. “First of all let me tell you there is absolutely no necessity for the government to move outsiders to Northern and eastern Provinces. But people must have the right to live in any part of the country. There cannot be different sets of rules for Tamil speaking people and others.” He said people from the North and the East had moved to Colombo and its suburbs during the conflict and were living there peacefully. Likewise, other people, too, should have a right to live in any part of the country without being troubled by political parties or politicians, he added.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    According to the Constitution, the 13-A needs to be abolished by a Referendum. Also, an added fact in favor of abolishing the 13-A is that it was added to the Constitution of Sri Lanka under Duress, which makes it Null & Void in any court of Law in the world.

  4. aloy Says:

    Let us first do it according to our constitution; it was approved by our parliament and we should follow the same route. As for any threats from india, our leaders should stand firm. The whole country should be behind them. There is no point living as citizens of a vasal state of any other nation. The world situation today is different to what it was in 1987 when JRJ bucklelled down. China is strong, Pakistan is also there for any help. Our leaders should get some assurances from them. I think there was some assurance from China’s military leader some time ago.

  5. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    President Mahinda is the minister of defence. Let him bring a motion in parliament to abolish 13 or 13A if he can do so. Further secy. of defence is over stepping and the results of this kind of staments will do mor harm than good!

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