JHU withdrawing from the PSC highlights danger of not removing13A .
Posted on September 9th, 2013

By Charles.S.Perera

Science and Technology Minister, Champika Ranawaka stated, that the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided not to participate at future sittings of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee to resolve the national question,  as the PSC  has failed to revise the 13th constitutional amendment before the upcoming elections.

We have to felicitate JHU for  its withdrawal  from the PSC to make the people understand the Government”‘s lethargy and hesitation to take a decision to remove the 13 Amendment or remove the provisions it had decided remove at a Cabinet meeting, when every right thinking citizen agrees that the 13A has no place in the Constitution of Sri Lanka. 

In the PSC delaying to take a decision  on the 13A the Government it has strengthened the hand of the TNA to continue to be bold as to publicly demand  the separation of North and East as a Tamil Homeland.  The President shouts from roof tops that he will not allow  any one to divide the country, but at the same time to please the Commonwealth and India preparing for an Election,  he turns a deaf ear to TNA defying the Constitution  in an absurd  election manifesto.

As time passes the situation in the North will be intolerable if there were to be  a TNA PC in place.  The TNA with its Manifesto has already brought Prabhakaran back into the Election fray making him a hero of the Tamil people.

 All these election rhetoric not allowing the country to be divided by any one  seems a camouflage fearing India”‘s boycott of the CHOMG on the grounds of the removal of the 13A.

If the Tamils in the North want to have the TNA elected to the PC  with what ever hardships they will bring to the people,  should be allowed for the Tamil people to decide. But even if the TNA were to be elected by the Tamil people of the North, TNA should not be allowed  to rely on the 13Amendment to ask for Land and Police Powers, annexartion of the  North and East, and the right of  self determination to set up a separate Eelam.

This can be assured if  a decision is taken to remove the 13A  before the PC elections in the North.  If not the removal of   the 13Amendment will have the opposition of the UN  and the International Community, and numerous other complications.

Some opposes the Bodu Bala Sena as an extremist Organisation, but the Bodu Bala Sena is the result of the extremism of the Tamil and Muslim Communities of Sri Lanka.  TNA asking for a separate state for Tamils calling them a special community of people, and the Muslims becoming aggressive entertaining Wahabism into their midst want the Buddhists to be silent and accept all their trespass in to the rights and privileges of the Sinhala people. 

It is in that light the rise of the Bodu Bala Sena should be viewed by all those who attack Buddhist extremism.  Bodu Bala Sena in the midst of Tamil extremism and Muslim Wahabism is an Organisation to defend and protect the rights and privileges of the Sinhala Buddhist. It is not Maduluwawe Sobhita Thero who will fight for the rights of the Sinhala Buddhists.

If the Government will not remove the 13Amenment from the Constitution no one  should expect Bodu BalaSena to lie low  while a TNA PC Council would take step by step action to separate the North and East of Sri Lanka,  demand the removal of the Armed Forces from the North, and not allow the Sinhala people to settle down in the North.

 By the Government not removing the 13Amendment it invites more support for  Sinhala Buddhist extremism.  Sinhala Buddhists had suffered under the colonial rulers and after them the Islamic religious fundamentalism, terrorism of the Tamils, and the claim of special privileges to the Tamil by the TNA.

 The people of Sri Lanka should be grateful to the Minister  Champika Ranawaka of the JHU for having had the courage to withdraw from the PSC to  demonstrate to the President and the Government the necessity to take an immediate decision on the removal of the 13A, even if it  were to stop India Participating in the CHOGM.

4 Responses to “JHU withdrawing from the PSC highlights danger of not removing13A .”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I believe the Colombo is being pragmatic. To deal with such a contentious issue before CHOGM may result in an overall negative reaction from those nations that the Nazi Tamil propaganda machine are now controlling. It could lead to an international stand off where several nations boycott a very important meeting that Sri Lanka is hosting for the first time since independence.

    To quote the article: “By the Government not removing the 13th Amendment it invites more support for Sinhala Buddhist extremism. Sinhala Buddhists had suffered under the colonial rulers and after them the Islamic religious fundamentalism, terrorism of the Tamils, and the claim of special privileges to the Tamil by the TNA.” and removing the 13th amendment could make the CHOGM meeting a laughing stock to the world and a critical win for the Tamil LITE Nazi supporters. Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi might simply get married over the scandal of a whole host of nations, including India boycotting Sri Lanka. The LITE supporting Tamils will win by de Facto.

    Let the CHOGM meeting take place and let the issue of the 13th amendment remain unambiguous. After the meeting the TNA can be defanged with the removal of the 13th amendment and may I add divide both the northern and eastern provinces so that it will take even a greater effort to realize a second try at Eelam.

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    JHU has done the right thing.

    The Law of the land is being mocked at through the 13-A.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    There is no sign of the government removing 13A; all signs point to continuation. All what the government is interested in is politicking. In such a context, the best approach is to show to the government it stands to lose, run into governance difficulties and severe disagreements by defeating the ruling party in the provinces. Only when the government faces actual difficulties will t realise the need to remove 13A. Until that happens, provincial councils will be seen as the sandpit of future politicians and home turfs of family members of parliamentarians.

    People must vote against the ruling UPFA at forthcoming elections. That is the only peaceful and democratic way to send out the signal. Northern Province is as good or bad as gone. UPFA is set to suffer reduction in its seats in North Western and Central Provinces. If sufficient to lose its power then and only then will the government look at removing 13A.

    UNHRC follow up sessions on its 2012 and 2013 resolutions will be held in March 2014. That means the government will not disrupt a TNA controlled Northern Provincial Council for at least six months no matter how dire the situation is. As legal luminaries, TNA seniors know this very well. They are likely to make the most of this small window of opportunity to get as many demands as they possibly can.

    Patriotic ruling coalition MPs (if any) should sit neutral in parliament. With only 2 years to go for the next presidential election, crossovers are likely weakening the coalition. That is a good pressure tactic for the patriotic few. It is a harmless early warning before a catastrophic defeat in 2015.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Looks like that the Tamil Caste Wars have been successfully transferred to Sri Lanka. Al that has happened in the past few decades show that post-Colonial Sri Lanka has been taken for a ride by the politicians & the legal eagles from the minorities !

    Time to reset the situation ! Wake up Sinhela/Buddhists ! Restructure the Law of the Land to protect the Land and the People on a forever basis. Follow through on the Laws or else lose it all.

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