Remove 13 Amendment to stop India interfering into internal affairs of Sri Lanka.
Posted on June 20th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera

 Sri Lanka, despites its Independence in 1948, despite its breaking away from Colonial values in 1956, despite its single handed military operations against a ruthless group of terrorists and eliminating them, despite the new diplomatic relations and considerable development of the Island within 5 years after elimination of terrorism, is having its  Sovereignty  damaged by incessant interference of India over the Tamil issue having an indirect control over Sri Lanka because of the India Sri Lanka Pact under which a nefarious Amendment was forced into our constitution holding the then president under duress.

 The 13Amendment with its beginning in India is the only handle India has to dictate terms to Sri Lanka.  TNA the proxi terrorist party too gets revitalised through the 13Amendment to cross the border to meet its diaspora sponsors to championing the cause of Rudrakumaran and Father Emmanuel’s Global Tamil Forum  to divide Sri Lanka. 

 America too uses the 13Amendment to activate the TamilNadu against Sri Lanka and  ensure India performs  the role it had been allocated by USA to disrupt Sri Lanka’s unitary status.  A divided Sri Lanka would allow America to have a military base in Trincomalee to check the progress of China into the Indian Ocean.

Therefore the way to keep away these anti Sri Lanka forces is to withdraw the  13 Amendment  which would paralyze their anti Sri Lanka Activities.  It is the 13 Amendment which makes the unpatriotic separatist Tamil M.A.Sumanthiran of the TNA dare say to The Indian Express:

” India should take “measures” to ensure that the Sri Lankan government does not succeed in robbing provincial councils of certain powers under the 13th amendment and that they, hope that India will take measures to arrest the trend and reverse the process and hold Sri Lanka to its word (of going beyond the 13th amendment)”

And to add insult to injury the Indian External Affairs Ministry has issued a statement that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was “dismayed” at the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for trying to remove key powers of the provincial councils just before elections to the Tamil-majority northern provincial council in September “, and added that, “..such proposals raised “doubts” about the commitment made by the Sri Lankan government to India and international community of reaching a political settlement that would go beyond the 13th amendment.”

How could India dare address such a statement vis ƒÆ’†’  vis  Sri Lanka’s internal administration if not for the “handle’ the 13 Amendment  ?  India in reprimanding Sri Lanka invokes the intervention of the International Community.  The statement the President Mahinda Rajapakse is supposed to have made  about a political settlement that would go beyond the 13 Amendment could mean any thing, but that he will introduce the 13 Amendment fully and add some more privileges above and beyond what had been specified in the 13 Amendment. That is a misunderstanding by India and often repeated by the unpatriotic separatist proxi terrorist TNA MPs

Apparently UNP has asked for two weeks delay to nominate its members to the PSC and the TNA has not responded.  If the Government were to wait for them to nominate their participating members to hold the PSC it may take a long time, perhaps  even after the proposed PC elections in September.

Resorting to a delaying tactic is the possible way to stop the Parliamentary action against the removal of the 13Amendment, or passing an Amendment to reduce its effect.  The Government should therefore issue a final notice to UNP and TNA  giving them a day for the nomination of their members, after which the government should go ahead with the PSC sittings.

If the Government keeps on hesitating, next it will be Ban Ki Moon and Navineetham Pillai who will come into the seen followed by the Amnesty International , Human Rights Watch,  the International Crisis Group, and the American State Department with the “big mouthed” Robert O’Blake. 

If as usual the Government and the SLFP talks without taking action to make the issue urgent, it will be all talk without action.  Hence the Government should provide  means to go ahead with the repeal of the 13 Amendment  without any further delay.

6 Responses to “Remove 13 Amendment to stop India interfering into internal affairs of Sri Lanka.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Unpatriotic separatist Tamil racist M.A.Sumanthiran of the TNA is the BIGGEST ENEMY of SL.

    I don’t know how SL will survive with this type of parasites living within the body of SL. Worm treatment, anyone?

    Using my right of expression I dare say we need a patriotic vigilante group.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    My Comment on the Article below:

    As a Patriotic Sri Lankan, I second garawi’s comment.

    The average Sri Lankan enjoys a much higher standard of living and social equity than the average Indian citizen, despite a 30 year war against Tamil separatists, initiated, funded, and orchestrated by India. With similar cultures & economies at independence, one would have expected no difference today between the two countries; so why is there such a vast difference?

    The answer is SIMPLE: The Buddhist mindset of the Majority Community of Sri Lanka has supported and enabled progress in every area leading to the higher economic and social equity. Caste and sex discrimination has vanished, people have attained 95% literacy comparable to advanced Western nations, and enjoy good universal healthcare. Despite what the Eelamist Tamil separatists egged on by Tamil Nadu racists would have you believe, ethnic and religious discrimination has also largely vanished.

    An UNDYING DEDICATION to PRESERVING our Sovereignty remains undiminished!

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    Garawi’s Comment:

    While the India’s poor is starving the govenrment is meddling in Sri Lankan politics and trying to impose their power on her. It will be better to spent time and money to improve the condition at home before preaching to the others.

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    Poorest of poor survive on Rs 17 a day in villages: NSSO

    By PTI – NEW DELHI

    20th June 2013 05:05 PM

    Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office today.

    According to the data, which relates to 2011-12 (July-June), five per cent population on the bottom rung had an average monthly per capita expenditure (MCPE) of Rs 521.44 in rural areas and Rs 700.50 in urban areas.

    On the other end of the spectrum, top five per cent of the population had an MPCE of Rs 4,481 in rural areas and Rs 10,282 in urban areas.

    The National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO) 68th round of survey is based on samples consisting of 7,496 villages in rural India and 5,263 urban blocks except some remote areas, during July 2011June 2012, the release said.

    On an average on the all-India basis, MPCE was around Rs 1,430 for rural India and about Rs 2,630 for urban India.

    “Thus average urban MPCE was about 84 per cent higher than average rural MPCE for the country as a whole, though there were wide variations in this differential across states,” it said.

    For the average rural Indian, food accounted for 52.9 per cent of the value of consumption during 2011-12. This included 10.8 per cent for cereals and cereal substitutes, 8 per cent for milk and milk products, 7.9 per cent on beverages, refreshments and processed food, and 6.6 per cent on vegetables, the release said.

    Among non-food item categories, fuel and light for household purposes (excluding transportation) accounted for 8 per cent, clothing and footwear 7 per cent, medical expenses 6.7 per cent, education 3.5 per cent, conveyance 4.2 per cent, other consumer services (excluding conveyance) 4 per cent, and consumer durables 4.5 per cent.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    The statement by M.A.Sumanthiran of the TNA (Tiger Nominated Agents), to wit:

    “ India should take “measures” to ensure that the Sri Lankan government does not succeed in robbing provincial councils of certain powers under the 13th amendment and that they, hope that India will take measures to arrest the trend and reverse the process and hold Sri Lanka to its word (of going beyond the 13th amendment)”

    is a CLEAR CASE of HIGH TREASON by a Sri Lankan citizen, in that it INVITES INTERVENTION by a FOREIGN POWER in the INTERNAL AFFAIRS of Sri Lanka.

    In the US, such a statement by a US Citizen would be rewarded by ARREST, CONVICTION and IMPRISONMENT on the charge of HIGH TREASON. Many US citizens, including the “American Taliban” have found out to their great dismay that TREASON does not pay. Consequently, the number of such cases are VERY FEW; that is what RIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT to the FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW yields: DETERRENCE of others from fllowing the path of TREASON against one’s own country.

    That DETERRENCE OF TREASON is what is ABSENT in Sri Lanka today. This is NOT THE FIRST TIME that TNA leaders have committed TREASON. It started LONG AGO while their NOT-SO-ILLUSTRIOUS LEADER, the late unlamented self-styled SunGod, Velupillai Prabhakaran, who commanded their slavish obedience to TREACHERY, was waging terrorist WAR against their counttry.

    The GOSL MUST enforce the TREASON Laws already on the books, and STRENGTHEN THESE LAWS as the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) of Sri Lanka, under Dr. Nath Amerakone’s leadership, has DEMANDED.

    The GOSL will RUE THE DAY when they FAILED TO ENFORCE the TREASON Laws, when Separatist Traitors connive, plot and orchestrate the disintegration of Sri Lanka with Foreign Powers, with IMPUNITY and FREE OF ANY FEAR OF PUNISHMENT!

    Rise Up … O Patriots of Mother Lanka …. Rise Up to DEFEND and PROTECT your Nation and your People. REPEAL the 13th Amendment and DEMOLISH the Provincial Council System COMPLETELY without delay!

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    BanglaDesh, at least, knows how to PUNISH terrorists and murderers: DO UNTO AS DONE UNTO!

    EVEN BETTER would be to DO UNTO BEFORE BEING DONE UNTO!

    How many of the LTTE murderers captured at the end of the Eelam War have been put to DEATH for their crimes? ANSWER: NONE!

    And so, the FAILURE TO PUNISH continuing unabated in Sri Lanka, will encourage a New Generation of Terrorists to believe that they can kill with IMPUNITY!

    NO AMOUNT of Pious Pontifical Preaching or Human Compassion can Protect the People. Only the Terrible Majesty of Fair & Just Laws applied RIGOROUSLY without DELAY can Protect the innocents! VICTIMS rights MUST have higher priority over those of their TORMENTORS!

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    Ten Bangladesh militants are condemned to death

    BBC.co.uk
    June 20, 2013

    A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 10 Islamist militants to death for assisting a suicide bombing in 2005 which killed eight people near a courthouse in the town of Gazipur.

    Police at the time described it as the country’s first suicide bombing.

    The condemned men, all members of the banned JMB militant group, showed no remorse after a judge sentenced them in a crowded Dhaka courtroom.

    The JMB man who carried out the attack was also killed.

    Prosecutors say that he was dressed in a traditional lawyers’ gown which enabled him to enter a lawyers’ office office in Gazipur – just north of Dhaka – without creating suspicion. He then detonated his explosives.

    Special public prosecutor Rafiqul Islam told the AFP news agency that the condemned men assisted the bomber in making the bomb, providing him with information and planning.

    Judge Motaher Hossain, sitting in a fast-track court set up by the government, ordered the sentences to be carried out by hanging.

    The attack was one of several of blasts carried out by the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) in 2005, prompting concern that the moderate Muslim-majority nation was being subjected to an insurgency similar to that being waged by the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    On 17 August 2005 – three months before the Gazipur attack – more than 300 explosions took place simultaneously in 50 cities and towns across the country in one day, including the capital Dhaka.

    JMB head Abdur Rahman and his deputy Siddiqul Islam, known as Bangla Bhai, were among six JMB militants hanged in 2007 for orchestrating the attacks.

    During their trial, the two men said they had targeted the judiciary because it was run by secular rather than Sharia law.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    My Comment on the Following Article, albeit one year late:

    Sinhala regime has committed genocides? When has protecting one’s own people against Separatist Tamil terrorism initiated, funded, praised and orchestrated by India, killing 150,000 innocent citizens over 30 years become genocide?

    India is culpable for all the murder and mayhem their surrogates, the LTTE inflicted on our people. Our closest cousins became our worst enemies. Even today, we are still struggling against the Eelamist Diaspora, and the Poison Pill embedded in our Constitution at gunpoint by India (aka 13th Amendment) designed to Balkanize our Motherland into a Patchwork of Racist, Apartheid Bantustans.

    India, mired in a multitude of separatist wars and Naxalite terrorism, should mind its own business; it has no valid advice, or moral authority, to offer us when it cannot keep its own house in order.

    We will rebuild our country as ONE Indivisible Nation, of ONE Inseparable People, sharing One Indomitable destiny, free of ALL discrimination. India MUST BUTT OUT of Sri Lanka!

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    China gains edge in Sri Lanka

    By Jayadeva Ranade
    NewIndianExpress.com

    July 2, 2012

    Traditionally close Indo-Sri Lankan ties forged by shared culture and ethnicity and reinforced by history and legend, are showing signs of coming under strain. Partially caused by New Delhi’s failure to provide more forthcoming policy responses to Colombo’s requests, India’s diplomatic influence is now getting eroded. China stepped in to occupy the space and has, of late, begun expanding its presence in Sri Lanka. It is acquiring a meaningful presence in the political, commercial and cultural sectors. It is already influential in Sri Lanka’s defence establishment.

    The development assumes significance in the backdrop of China’s uncompromising efforts to secure global acceptance of its pre-eminence in the region, which coincides with India’s shrinking influence in its immediate neighbourhood. The latter could get accentuated following establishment of full diplomatic relations between China and Bhutan and imminent resolution of their boundary issue.

    In keeping with the practice followed by it in many countries, Beijing has sought to first exploit the economic and trade route. China’s investments in Sri Lanka, which till 2004, were estimated at under $250 million, increased sharply in the aftermath of the tsunami when Beijing extended assistance of $300 million. There was a noticeable spurt in Chinese lending after the defeat of the LTTE in 2009, with almost $6.5 billion being invested primarily in infrastructural projects. Bilateral trade similarly registered an increase and in the first six months of 2011, totalled $1.28 billion, or an increase of nearly 40 per cent over the previous year.

    Already burdened by domestic and external debt in excess of Sri Lankan Rupees 5.5 trillion, Sri Lanka is eager for loans for its projects. China’s loans to Sri Lanka, though, are neither at preferential rates and nor as grants-in-aid, but they do offer a grace period of 4-5 years for repayment. China is learnt to have been pressurising Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to increase government spending on infrastructure to at least 6.3 per cent of the GDP to enable Sri Lanka become a middle income nation. Sri Lanka recently announced that it would spend $21 billion in the period 2012-2015, or 6.5 per cent of the GDP each year. China is expected to contribute more than half this amount. Additionally, in 2011, the China Development Bank Corporation agreed to provide $1.5 billion over a three year period for roads, power plants and irrigation schemes.

    Chinese companies have so far bagged at least 14 major infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka, making China a major player in Sri Lanka’s development efforts. Chinese companies seem to have an edge and often bypass the tender process emerging suddenly as single bidders. The procedural opacity allows for high cost over-runs.

    For example, the project for construction of a 350-metre high transmission and communications tower, on seven and a half acres of prime property along the picturesque Beira waterfront in central Colombo, was awarded to a Chinese company without competition. Construction of the $108 million-tower is being funded by China’s Exim Bank. Apparently prompted by compulsions of ensuring occupancy of the tower and revenues for its owners, the Sri Lankan government has asked the three main telecommunications service providers — Airtel, Etilsat and Dialog — to move into the tower once it is completed. This will additionally facilitate security monitoring of all communications, including by the Chinese company. Interesting, albeit unrelated, is the scandal brewing in Pakistan of a Chinese telecommunications company also emerging suddenly as the sole candidate for supply of a telecommunications trunk system with integrated security-related software.

    The Hambantota Port Development project which, according to reliable inputs, was awarded to China while India was still in talks with Sri Lanka, is a prime example including of cost over-runs in projects. China lent $400 million for the first phase of the new port in Hambantota and China’s Exim bank lent $77 million for an oil bunkering facility. The cost of the first phase, originally estimated at $360 million, escalated by $40 million. The total cost of the port’s development, including the oil bunkering facility, is estimated at $600-750 million. It is assessed, however, that the cost would finally exceed $2 billion. High costs have made Hambantota port commercially unviable. To salvage the situation, the Sri Lankan authorities have directed, for a start, that all automobiles be imported only through Hambantota port, resulting in the addition of SL Rupees 40,000 to the cost price of each vehicle.

    Lanka IOC’s market share will be affected if China, which has strongly indicated a willingness to invest $2 billion in the Sapugaskanda Refinery Expansion and Modernisation (SOREM) project, is awarded the contract.

    Of long term significance are the inroads being made by China’s ‘soft power’. As a first step, China Radio International recently obtained a licence to operate a 24-hour FM Radio channel in Sri Lanka. It is presently broadcasting an hour-long programme in Sinhala each day directly from China via Sri Lanka’s ‘Youth FM’. China Central Television (CCTV) has also decided to telecast Chinese soaps and programmes with subtitles in Sinhalese in addition to the popular Chinese programmes telecast for the past three months by Sri Lanka’s state-owned ITN. An unbearably high rate of tax was simultaneously imposed on Sirisa TV, which used to show popular Indian tele-serials. China’s official news agency Xinhua has plans to expand its operations in the island. Beijing has also increased the number of scholarships for Sri Lankan students and an agreement was signed in October 2011, to establish Confucius Centres across Sri Lanka. The China Institute for Contemporary International Relations, affiliated with China’s intelligence establishment, has proposed a long-term partnership with the Bandaranayake Centre of International Studies.

    China’s extensive ties with the Sri Lankan armed forces are expanding. The Sri Lankan government recently signed an agreement with China for the purchase of six MA-60 aircraft at a cost of $105.4 million. China has also indicated interest in a $100 million project for construction of family accommodation for Sri Lanka’s military personnel in the north and east and separately announced a grant of $1.5 million for modernisation of the Defence Services College in Colombo.

    India needs to evolve steps to ensure that its influence in the region does not shrink, its foreign policy objectives and national aspirations are not compromised, and its interests are protected. It must, among other measures, capitalise on its inherent advantages and increase its lead as the largest source of tourism, direct foreign investment and export market for Sri Lanka.

    Jayadeva Ranade is a former additional secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    JAYAWEWA! This is something I had STRONGLY advocated in the past to PROTECT the native people of Sri Lanka from foreign predators.

    Given the huge DISPARITY IN WEALTH between Sri Lankan citizens and those in developed countries, there is a DISTINCT POSSIBILITY that Sri Lankans would be converted from landowners into renters … in their own Motherland … just like the Hawaiins today.

    Citizenship is MEANINGLESS if the land belongs to foreigners!

    Today they would be owner-investors, tomorrow they will DEMAND citizenship as well, creating another route to citizenship dispossessing the native people!

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    Sri Lanka bans sale of state or private lands to foreigners

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    June 22, Colombo: the Sri Lankan government will prepare legislation banning the further sale of state or private land to non-citizens.

    Sri Lanka President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning has forwarded a proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers seeking approval to instruct the Legal Draftsman to draft legislation to impose restrictions on transfer of lands to foreigners.

    Accordion to the President’s proposal, transfer of state or private land by way of a sale, donation, gift, or by any other disposition to a person who is not a citizen of Sri Lanka will be prohibited.

    Further a sale cannot be sold or transferred to a company incorporated in Sri Lanka where any foreign shareholding of such Company is 50 % or above to a Foreign Company, unless exemption is granted in terms of the proposed Act.

    Under the proposed act, the state or private lands could be leased out subject to stipulations to non-citizens for a maximum period of 99 years, instead of outright sale.

    The Cabinet has given its approval to the proposed legislation.

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