Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse.
Posted on November 9th, 2014

 Charles.S.Perera

H.E.President Mahinda Rajapakse,
Temple Trees, Colombo.

Your Excellency Mr. President,

Some say they do not want you to present yourself for a Presidential election for the third time. Some  others say that you have no chance to win because the UNP Candidate Hiran Fernando getting  elected at the Badulla Provincial Council election, may be a sign the voters are coming back to UNP. Therefore it is likely that a UNP Presidential Candidate will win at the next election.  I do not see the logic in it but that is what they say.

There are yet other political groups  looking for a  common candidate as they do not want an Executive President any more. But what do the common people care about an Executive President.  They want a President and they are quite satisfied with President Mahinda Rajapakse,  executive or not.  But your antagonists seem to be at a  lost unable to find one  who would be a challenge to your evident victory.

It was nevertheless  heartening that some at least say that you are the best out of the worst and therefore they may vote for you.  There is a cross section of these critics  of you Mr. President– mainly in the diaspora, and some amoung  the Colombian  intelligentsia, in websites.  Some of them are influenced by the UNP or are in fact from the UNP and may vote for any UNP Candidate.

They ( not all-thankfully) describe you in very uncomplimentary terms –one of them says

MR and his government have stalked and devoured everything decent, moral , principled, constitutional and legitimate in this country and provided the worst governance we have ever seen, and insulted the peoples intelligence, tested their capacity to bear the cost of living, corruption, nepotism, injustice, lawlessness , pompousness, arrogance, unaccountability and extremely bad governance. This government is cheating the people and how the poor and the powerless are being handled, while the maggots of society are being empowered and molly coddled.”

Mr. President, in Sanskrit poetry one reads that the Swan can separate the milk from the water  and drink the milk leaving out the water.  Similarly wise  or intelligent people aught to be able to separate evil from  good, appreciating the latter,  while condemning  former.  But not these pretentious political analysts who see only bad  and overlook the good as absent”.  They are on a campaign to smear your good name.   Corruption Mr. President is a global phenomena.  We have confidence in you and believe you are not turning a blind eye to them, but abiding for the right moment to swoop to remove  corruption as you did with terrorism.

But these political maggots living on dirt, see only dirt and avoid looking at the  vast contribution you have made to Sri Lanka ever since you took office as the President of Sri Lanka.

I do not know where these  blind critics come from,  who see only the worst, and hear only evil.  Because Mr. President if people have eyes they will see what has taken place in Sri Lanka since 2005.  I have my doubts if any normal person in Sri Lanka will agree with these dark angels of doom, who unfortunately come from the so called educated class.  I heard some what similar statements made by Kiriella and Tissa Attanayake, and even Ranil Wickramasinghe to the shame of his Presidential ambitions. Some of these these inveterate critics may either be INGOs or in their payroll, like the man who wrote the Cage, or those from  the UK Channel 4.

Fortunately these critics are a separate category and do not fall amoung the majority of the people of Sri Lanka who accept you as a charismatic leader-one amoung them.  They do not doubt your patriotism, your devotion to Buddhism, your willingness to sacrifice your life for the welfare of them. You are not seeking popularity, because you are already a popular leader.  You are always there with the people in their suffering caused by  natural catastrophes, or  caused through human intolerance  or other exigencies, to pacify them and bring them peace and  comfort.

You can see some of your  critics,  like the devil quoting  the scriptures,  quote Buddhist terms to vilify you and bring  you shame  ignorant that when they look up and spit it falls on their own ugly faces.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake had said recently that  the President  Mahinda Rajapakse’s  third term presidency will turn the country into a pool of blood.”  Anura Kumar is not new to    pools of blood”  They had made  enough of such blood pools during JVP’s dark days of evil which they cannot make the people forget.  A relative of mine had his head severed and stuck on a pole and planted in front of his house for  his wife and children to see the gory remains in the morning. Hence, it is not strange that he talks of blood pools now.

Mr. President JVP became civilised only after joining the UPFA and helped in the formation of the Governments of Chandrika Kumaratunga and later your own government. But having dreamt of popularity after  having gained  a substantial  number of votes under UPFA decided to go on  their own. Thus  slipped away their then popularity as a meaningful political party of promising young politicians.

Now JVP has become a rebellious   political group misleading the young University students  with their  firebrand oratory taking them away from their lecture halls into streets making of them  worthless goons, and a problem for their parents , to the society and to the country.

It is also learnt Mr. President that the Leader of the JVP Anura K.Dissanayake is taking it on himself to interpret the Constitution to question your right to ask the opinion of the  SC whether you could present yourself as a Presidential candidate for a third term. It was a wise move Mr. President , but these goons blinded by power cannot understand the wisdom of it.

I think Dissanayake  is going a little too far in assuming that he is capable of challenging you, comparing  the votes JVP  received at Badulla and Moneragala PC elections; improving its  total votes to 4.67% from 2.36% in previous election  in Badulla and 6.61% from 2.82% in previous election in Moneragala.

Mr. President, JHU is also a party that saw popularity being in the UPFA. Champika Ranawaka turned out to be an extremely good Minister making every Ministry he took over a success.  But now  he,  led by Venerable Athureliya Ratana thero has become a threat to your Government. Perhaps Venerable Ratana thero is taking  Venerable Mdoluwawe Sobhita Thero for an example and become politically  ambitious dreaming of  becoming a possible Common Presidential candidate of the Opposition.

Minister Ranawake himself is taking up corruption as a serious  problem that has to be brought into the open before it  expands in to every aspect of government administration. He even published a book revealing some vital facts. It is by itself not a bad move , but we cannot understand why he waited until Minister Pavitra Wanniaaratchi pointed out a fraud of 150 million rupees in the CEB during his term of office as its Minister, to admit it.

He admitted that  he was aware of the coal traffic” but he had left it out from his book. He said  he  gave necessary instructions to stop it apparently without results.  He then stated that he has more information with regard to the mafia” behind corruption with senior administrators in the CEB who continue to serve different governments  in the same places and thus continue their fraudulent activities unchallenged.

He keeps saying that he will reveal the names but has not done so  yet.  But what is the use of complaining without making a clean breast of it and allow the government to put an end to the continuation of corruption ?

Neither the JVP nor the JHU is a threat to your re-election as the President for a third term.  All this commotion had been started by a retired Chief Justice and taken up by the JVP and  the UNP and your other antagonists, is merely to mislead and cast doubt to discourage you.

But you are a statesman led by your own philosophy of development, and not moved to  deviate from the set path of taking the country to progress for the sake of popularity.  We see what has happened to USA President Barrack Obama, who having no Chintanaya” to follow felt the pulse of  the people to take action to please them which finally led him to be rejected by the very people who he tried to please.

Mr.President the controversy over your third term is to mislead the people.  It will not work.

You were even criticised for the impeachment of the  former Chief Justice Bandaranayaka.  But that impeachment was quite in terms of the Constitution of Sri Lanka, and no right thinking person could make even an indirect accusation of that impeachment being irregular and not in terms of the Constitution.

Please  let me give my opinion Mr. President about the Sri Lanka Constitution your antagonists hoist to claim that you have no right to present yourself for a third term Presidential election.  Mr. President,   the Sri Lanka Constitution which was promulgated in 1978 has been Amended 18 times.  Today the Constitution we have is completely different from what it was in 1978.  The present Constitution should be read with all its Amendments, and not at all along with the Acts which have been removed by the Amendments.  The Acts which have been  removed by Amendments are not valid any more.

Therefore Mr.President the Constitution today allows you to contest the Presidential election  for  a third term.  When you present your nominations for the Presidential elections you will be doing so as Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse  just another citizen.  The Constitution is not concerned with what you had been, therefore there is no rule that bars you from presenting yourself as a Presidential Candidate.  That is what it is Mr.President, and no Supreme Court could make  a different judgement. It may be pretentious on my part, but that seems to me the hard fact.

Then there are those who complain why when you  have a two third majority you do not want to remove the 13 Amendment. I also believe that 13Amendment has no place in the Constitution of Sri Lanka.  Further more it was introduced into the Constitution of Sri Lanka on a bilateral contract at the behest  of India in return for which India was to disarm the terrorists.

But India left Sri Lanka without having disarmed the terrorists. Sri Lanka kept its part of the agreement to introduce the 13th Amendment to the Constitution but India failed to keep its part of the agreement to disarm the terrorists.  Therefore the agreement between Sri Lanka and India became null and void the day the Indian Peace Keeping Force left Sri Lanka.  Hence there is no necessity for us to keep the 13th Amendment any more in our Constitution.

But you may have your reasons for keeping the 13 Amendment, perhaps to remove it at the third term of your office. The PC System Mr.President has not given to Sri Lanka a national administrative system.  It should be substituted by a more effective village based system.  Such a system would also give us a greater independence as leaving the 13 Amendment in ourConstitution allows India to interfere in to  the internal affairs of Sri Lanka with its claim that  the 13 Amendment was introduced at their  demand.

Mr. President there is a lot of  activity not amoung the common people, but amoung  the Colombo professional crowd to see that you do not contest the Presidential elections for the third time as they know very well that no one has a chance against you if you present yourself for the Presidential elections.

The Foreign Embassies specially the UK and USA Embassies are already busy becoming very undiplomatic in their frenzy to change the regime.  British High Commissioner John Rankin visits even Veddhas and kicks protocol to dine with a UNP Provincial Councillor  completely over looking the Provincial Governor.

In 1957 UNP election campaign was financed by the American Embassy in Sri Lanka.  This time too it would not be surprising if the CIA Agents are already in place and influencing possible traitors to the country against  the President to  realise their objective of regime change.

It is in that light Mr. President it is  appropriate to ask what interest the BASL led by Upul Jayasuriya has in stopping you from presenting yourself for a third term.  The USA Embassy may perhaps be behind it  and  they may as well use the Opposition parties, the academics, and journalists against you.  It may perhaps be the reason why the British High Commissioner Ranking is even visiting the Veddhas perhaps to   enlist the villagers of Sri Lanka for the Western campaign of regime change.

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution is a boon for the ordinary masses of Sri Lanka as it is they who want you  to continue to lead the nation for a few more terms until Sri Lanka is well on its way to become a developed country.

The countries as people may have some influence of the law of Kamma, it may be why Sri Lanka has been blessed by a leader like you Mr. President.  In 1948 when we became independent the leaders who took over the leadership of the country were still with their colonial mentality and nothing effectively changed.  But it was only  in 1958 when SWRD Bandaranaike broke away from the UNP to form the SLFP that  Independence became meaningful. Our language our religion, our culture,  and our dress as well took a National colouring, abandoning the Colonial values.

You Mr.President  has taken over from that National leader SWRD Bandaranaike and took Sri Lanka further on the path to give Sri Lanka a  uniquely Sri Lankan identity.  Chandrika Bandaranaike did not have that nationalist patriotism, and was a failure.  She cannot give any thing new to Sri Lanka even if she were to be elected to the high office once again.

We Buddhists believe Mr. President that the four Guardian Gods of our motherland  keep a protective eye on our country and its people. A great leader like you that arises  only at intervals when the country needs revitalisation and taken on the correct direction of progress and development, is proof of that blessing cast on  Sri Lanka by the four guarding Gods.

May they protect you and prevail on the people to make the correct choice when it comes to choose a leader of the Nation for the third time, for the protection of  the teachings of the Buddha, and take the country progressively forward as a true independent Sovereign State chasing away the Western enemies  with their heathen beliefs, and misguided culture.

Mr. President  we are grateful to you for  all you have done for Sri Lanka and its people.  If the Tamils were more understanding and ready to extend their hands of fraternity  to the Sinhala people  and accepted your charismatic, non-discriminatory leadership, the people would have been united and Sri Lanka  would have been a peaceful happy Nation keeping away the enemies of the West without allowing them  to undermine our hard won peace.

We pray Mr. President  that  you continue to give Sri Lanka your able leadership for a third time and many more times to come.

Most respectfully, Mr. President

I remain hopeful of your return to give more  of your experience as a Asian Statesman for a further term,   to contribute more, with your brothers to help you,  to develop the country and unite the communities to make of them a great Nation of Sri Lankans.

Charles.S.Perera

47 Responses to “Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse.”

  1. Christie Says:

    “Some say they do not want you to present yourself for a Presidential election for the third time. Some others say that you have no chance to win because the UNP Candidate Hiran Fernando getting elected at the Badulla Provincial Council election, may be a sign the voters are coming back to UNP. Therefore it is likely that a UNP Presidential Candidate will win at the next election”.
    What I see is how the Tamils and other Indians manipulate elections in the island nation. President came to power in the first place when India made an error of judgment when it backed him instead of Ranil.

  2. stanley perera Says:

    No matter what others say, my belief is that MR will win by hook or by crook. RW is weak as water, unable to take a decision, does not take the responsibilty or put his signature to a document. I have my personal experience dealing with RW during his two year tern as the Prime minister. There is no one at present to challenge the strong personality of MR. I wish him all the best. If that rouge woman challenges MR she is sure to lose her deposit.If the woman comes forward I will challenge her with the waters edge deal and air lanka deal. Long live Mr, BR and GR.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    Dear Charles,

    Bandaranaikes had 4 terms of power after SWRD Bandaranaike because he was bold enough to repeal the illegal B-C Pact. Had he not done so, we would not have heard about Sirima, Anura or Chandrika. Unfortunately an even more powerful political clan had no such foresight. The extremely powerful Senanayake clan went politically extinct after it honoured the D-C Pact with ITAK. The Jayawardana clan went extinct after 13A and the Kumaratunga clan was drive to extinction after its devolution political Package (2000). The Wickramasinghe clan also went to extinction with the CFA.

    I don’t think the Rajapaksa clan will survive where bigger clans before him were routed. If his clan were to survive, 13A must be repealed immediately.

    Today one side of the electorate laments the ill effects of 13A while the other side complains it has no worth to them. Trying to please both sides, Mahinda has lost both camps.

    A Sinhala adage aptly describes his 2005-2010 term. නටපු පදයකුත් නැහැ බෙරේ පලුවකුත් නැහැ. Such will be the epitaph of the Rajapaksa clan (unless he substantially repeals 13A).

    (However, it doesn’t mean he is not entitled to a third term which is a different (legal, not political) issue.)

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    No need for any of these.

    Bring on the BEST LEADER EVER – GR. UPFA can rout the LTTE-ISIS losers for the n-th time.

  5. Nimal Says:

    Doubt there’s anyone capable enough to replace MR,unles GR is ready for the job.

  6. stanley perera Says:

    MR is unsinkable this time. I do not know what the situation is after this time. One thing is for sure nothing is permanent. MR must groom the next leader now.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Yes. MR should GROOM the next leader. Already TIGERS have hired those who PRETEND to be Sinhalese to INFILTRATE the country. MOD should mercilessly hunt down these scum before they assassinate MR.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    I predicted this LONG AGO! Govt. didn’t listen. Now MR stands to LOSE ALL the electorates along the northern railway line. VERY CRUCIAL electorates which he WON in 2005 and 2010.

    We DON’T HATE MR for this. We hate this RACISM.

    “No room for passengers in Anuradhapura to come to Colombo in Jaffna trains

    November 9, 2014 at 5:16 am | lanka C news

    It is reported that passengers who want to travel to Colombo from Anuradhapura in all the trains that come from North are packed to capacity and need to keep standing all the way through to Colombo.The two trains,Yaldevi which reaches Anuradhapura at 11.30 am and the night mail train that arrives at 11.20 pm,the deyata kirula intercity train which arrives at 2.00 pm and the intercity luxury train at 4.30 pm are all filled to capacity. As a result the passengers are terribly inconvenienced.”

  9. Senevirath Says:

    BUDHDHUISTS BELIEVE 4B G UARDIAN GODS BUT NOT THE FAKE BUDDHISTS WHO GOES TO KOVILS IN INDIA AND SRI LANKA

    GR MAY BE GOOD BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT HE THINK OF 13 A AND PALAATH SABHAA

  10. AnuD Says:

    What ever it is, we all know that the incumbent president failed massively in certain areas mostly in governing. If the person is good but it is the so much power that he has screwed up every thing, The best thing is to change that situation. But, on the other hand, it is the president who chose to even appoint even the ministry Secretary and to have micro management and to screw up the whole system. As long as the individual in the post chooses to screw up every thing with out any broader vision rules and laws can not help. Now, in at least some ministries, Ministry’s relative is the Secretary.

    So, how can we expect proper management or to be successful ?

    Who is responsible for creating this situation ?

    The other thing, every process is hidden and not transparent. Every where we see humongous cost over runs, failures, thefts etc., where is the system ?, where were ministers, president, their ministry or department secretaries when all these things happened. some time private citizens had managed to screw up the country and politicians were silent.

    Finally politicians should answer those. If they can not do that, they should leave and hand over to some one who can do that.

    Country should come first and not the individual.

  11. AnuD Says:

    We DON’T HATE MR for this. We hate this RACISM.

    “No room for passengers in Anuradhapura to come to Colombo in Jaffna trains.

    there is no RACISM there. IT is the failure of the RAILWAY MANAGEMENT to address needs. They should have add more trains from anuradhapura or more coaches from Anuradhapura.

    Management SHOULD BE DEAD BEATS.

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    AnuD,

    It is MORE than a RAILWAY issue.

    When crane went to fox’s house for a soup party, the fox gave soup in a flat plate so that the crane cannot have it!

    There should be trains for Sinhalese as well, not just Tamils.

  13. Marco Says:

    Anud,
    Read the Sunday Times article.

    Yal Devi runaway success, more trains on track.

    Raking in Rs. 10 million since its launch on October 13, the northern-bound Yal Devi has become the highest revenue earner for the Railways Department, which now wants to put on more trains.

    About 10,000 people are using the train for day-to-day activities, earning the department Rs. 600,000 daily.

    Given the increase of passengers travelling to the north, the department has decided to launch a second night mail train as well as local train services said Sri Lanka Railways General Manager V. Amaratunga.

  14. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Those who wanted Elam used any method to try and get it. Most of those methods were beyond the imagination of a pathological, Sociopathic, Psychotic genocidal lunatic. the same elements would do and say anything to remove any power that protects Sri Lanka’s integrity. Moral turpitude is an understatement in the tactics of those who criticize Rajapakse or the Buddhist Sanga. the most vile creatures on earth have more moral dignity than this abominations passing themselves off as the “voice of reason”

  15. Lorenzo Says:

    YARL DEVI should be STOPPED in Anuradhapura and ALL passengers must disembark and get on to a waiting train there AFTER checking for NARCOTICS, WEAPONS, TNA IDEOLOGY MATERIAL and UNHRC submission forms.

    Then it is fair for all. Otherwise mark my word, MR will LOSE all the electorates along the northern line. Millions of MR voters rely on trains for commuting. They will NOT put up with this nonsense.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    Well Said, BW!

    “Moral turpitude is an understatement in the tactics of those who criticize Rajapakse or the Buddhist Sanga. the most vile creatures on earth have more moral dignity than this abominations passing themselves off as the “voice of reason” ”

    Yup, The LUNATICS are running the “Voices of Reason” ASYLUM!

  17. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I think you are jumping the gun with your gloom and doom prediction on the issue the Yal Devi train crowded by Jaffna residents preventing use by Anuradhapura residents.

    It takes time for the passenger traffic patterns to become evident, ans the Railway Department underestimated the needs. I think the Railway Department will put in more trains, from Jaffna to Colombo, or from Anuradhapura to Colombo, to accommodate the increase in number of passengers beyond capacity on the latter leg of the trip.

    If the Northern Railway emerges as a benefit to travelers between the South and the North, I think that in the course of time it will accelerate the settlement of Southerners in the North, leading to accelerated INTEGRATION of the Northern Province into the rest of the country.

    That is what we want: ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE, ONE DESTINY confounding the now defunct plans of the late unlamented SunGod Velupillai Prabhakaran to isolate and sever the North from the nation into a separate state.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    The solution is this.

    YARL DEVI should be STOPPED in Anuradhapura and ALL passengers must disembark and get on to a waiting train there AFTER checking for NARCOTICS, WEAPONS, TNA IDEOLOGY MATERIAL and UNHRC submission forms.

    Then it is fair for all.

    The WORST thing is ethnic riots over this which is an UGLY BUT REAL possibility.

  19. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Furthermore, the proposed Northern Expressway will further accelerate the INTEGRATION of the North and South, by adding another mode of rapid, more flxible, transport between the North and South.

    That is why this INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, particularly in transportation systems, being undertaken at breakneck speed by the current GOSL is so important: It will be the principal, but not exclusive, means by which the different regions of the nation will be tightly integrated into ONE NATION of ONE PEOPLE sharing ONE DESTINY.

    When you can get around easily and quickly, people and businesses are more willing to relocate and settle in hitherto inconvenient and inaccessible, but much cheaper to live and do business, parts of the country.

    For example, have you recently visited the towns between Kandy and the East coast, like Wellawaya, Monaragala and Siyabalanduwa? They have grown to very substantial cities because of the new better roads serving them. All the modern amenities, like supermarkets, are there. If a new Eastern Expressway links them soon, that growth will accelerate even more extending settlements further towards the East coast. Currently this area is under served because travel on the direct road from Colombo through Ratnapura, Balangoda, Belihuloya, Haputale and Wellawaya (A4-B391-B477-B39-A2) is through hill country. It is too narrow, winding and slow, while the much longer but better from Ratnapura to Wellawaya (A4-B427-A18-A2) across the Uda-Walawe Reservoir dam avoids the hill country completely and is much faster.

    The Separatists of the Tiger Nominated Agents (TNA) recognize and realize the adverse impact on their separatist goals of TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT; that is why they are trying to move heaven and earth to HALT ALL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT in its TRACKS (pun intended!) !

  20. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo,

    OK. Agree with you the increased SECURITY arrangements, but I was addressing the issue of the bottleneck in train capacity. That can be solved simple by adding more trains to meet the demand.

  21. Ananda-USA Says:

    OOPS! CORRECTED VERSION:

    Lorenzo,

    OK. I agree with you on the increased SECURITY arrangements, but I was addressing the issue of the bottleneck in train capacity.

    That can be solved simply by adding more trains to meet the demand.

  22. Nanda Says:

    “No room for passengers in Anuradhapura to come to Colombo in Jaffna trains”

    – This was the same in 70’s when we were heading home after hard work for 1 month.

    But now people in the south did not have the problem for long time and suddenly will definitely blame MR.

  23. Nanda Says:

    Luckily for the country, Rajapakse is not reading this type of “Mervyn Silva” letters, he is reading astrological predictions only.

  24. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    MOD placed TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS to the north for GOOD reasons. Are you aware of that?

    With YARL DEVI without CHECKPOINTS, everyone bypasses these restrictions!! No checkpoints in Jaffna either!!

    Strange that ministry of trains working CONTRARY to the ministry of defence.

    This will have SEVERE consequences. Just adding more trains will NOT solve the problem. TRAINS should start from Anuradhapura and ALL passengers from northern trains MUST disembark in Anuradhapura.

  25. Raj Says:

    Ananda there are a lot of overgrown boys in this forum. Don’t you agree.

  26. Ananda-USA Says:

    “only Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu and M.I.M. Iyanullah had made submissions opposing the incumbent President contesting a third term in office”

    …………………….
    Full Bench of SC Judges to express opinion tomorrow on third term: 32 out of 34 submissions in favour of incumbent President

    by Dinesh Weerawansa
    SundayObserver.lk
    November 9, 2014

    More than 94 percent of the written submissions made to the Registrar of the Supreme Court on Friday, in respect of the two questions referred to the Supreme Court by President Mahinda Rajapaksa are reportedly to be in favour of the incumbent President contesting a third term under the provision of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

    Thirty-four written submissions were made to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, excluding the official submission by the Attorney General. It is learnt that 32 of the 34 submissions were in favour of the incumbent President contesting the next Presidential election to seek a third term in office.

    In terms of Article 129 (1) of the Constitution, the President sought the opinion of the Supreme Court earlier last week to ascertain whether there is any impediment for him to be elected for a further term in office as the incumbent President.

    For the first time in the country’s legal history, a full Bench was constituted with all Judges of the Supreme Court to give their opinion to the President. The Supreme Court decided to entertain written submissions on the matter and directed its Registrar to inform the members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), to make their written submissions by 3 pm on Friday.

    Accordingly, some leading legal luminaries such as Romesh de Silva PC (Past President of the Bar Association), Gamini Marapona PC, Nihal Jayamanne PC (Past President of the Bar Association), Faiz Musthapa PC (Past Deputy President of the Bar Association ), Ikram Mohamed PC (Past President of the Bar Association), Hemantha Warnakulasuriya PC (Past Deputy President and Secretary of the Bar Association), Palitha Fernando PC (former Attorney-General), Gomin Dayasiri, M.M. Zuhair PC, Dr. Jayathissa de Costa PC, W. Dayaratne PC (Past President of the Bar Association), Palitha Kumarasinghe PC, Manohara de Silva PC, D.P. Mendis PC, Anil Silva PC (Past Secretary of the Bar Association), Kushan de Alwis PC, Kuwera de Soyza PC, Ali Sabry PC (Past Treasurer of the Bar Association) and Chandana Liyanapatabendi PC are among those who made written submissions to the Supreme Court.

    It is reliably understood that in their submissions to the Supreme Court, they had said that the incumbent President is entitled in law after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of his second term in office as President on November 19, 2010, to declare by proclamation his intention of appealing to the people for a mandate to hold office by election, for a further term and that the President is entitled to be elected for a further term in office.

    It is reliably understood that only Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu and M.I.M. Iyanullah had made submissions opposing the incumbent President contesting a third term in office.

    Earlier last week, President Rajapaksa sought an opinion on the following questions from the Supreme Court under Article 129 of the Constitution;

    (a) Whether in terms of Article 31 (3A) (a)(i) of the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, His Excellency as the incumbent President, has any impediment, after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of the second term of office as the President on November 19, 2010, to declare by proclamation the intention of appealing to the people for a mandate to hold office as President by election, for a further term; and

    (b) Whether in terms of the provision of the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, His Excellency as the incumbent President, has any impediment to be elected as President for a further term in office.

    Chief Justice Mohan Peiris constituted a full member Bench comprising all Judges of the Supreme Court presided over by him to consider the said matter and express an opinion in respect of the two questions and entertained the written submissions of the members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka until last Friday.

  27. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo .. Charles! YOUR ELOQUENT WORDS ECHO MINE!

    Thank you for the HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS you have expressed, and may they give STRENGTH & ENCOURAGEMENT to our dear President.

    May the Hatarwaran Deviyo who bless and protect our Motherland take President Mahinda Rajapaksa from strength to strength to make my Motherland, your Motherland, his Motherland, our Motherland become an IMPREGNABLE FORTRESS and TRULY RESPLENDENT!

    Jayawewa, Sri Lanka … our Resplendent Motherland, our Ratna Deepa, our Janma Bhumi, our eternal Vijaya Bhumi, may you TRIUMPH ALWAYS over your enemies!

  28. Ananda-USA Says:

    MEANWHILE, Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is visiting HIS MOTHERLAND in Tamil Nadu, criticizing the DENIAL of opportunities and civil liberties in Sri Lanka!. I think he should MOVE TO and SETTLE DOWN in his Motherland of Tamil Nadu, instead of remaining as a disconsolate expat in Sri Lanka!

    Funnily, dear Old Wiggie “was unable to secure an appointment to meet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj”

    Ha! Ha! Why should PM Narendra Modi meet this reprobate who refused MR’s invitation to accompany him to Modi’s inauguration?

    Don’t you know that “What goes around comes around” dear old Wiggie? I think this will drum in that message deep into his thick head.

    ……………………………
    Sri Lanka’s Northern Province CM in Chennai to deliver lecture

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 09, Tiruchy: The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran is visiting India for the first time after taking oath as the Chief Minister.

    After arriving in Chennai on Friday, the Chief Minister, amid heavy security visited the Premananda Ashram in Fatima Nagar, about 20 km from Tiruchy.

    A huge contingent of policemen was deployed in and around the ashram and the bomb squad and sniffer dogs too were pressed into service, the Express News Service reported.

    The members of the ashram trust had welcomed the Chief Minister warmly and he has stayed in a cottage at the ashram Friday night.

    The Chief Minister is scheduled to deliver a lecture today on civil liberties in South Asia at an event organized by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in Chennai.

    Sources told Express News Service that he will not be visiting New Delhi at this time since he was unable to secure an appointment to meet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

    Earlier it was expected that the Chief Minister will visit New Delhi before going to Chennai to deliver the lecture as the PM is scheduled to leave for a three-nation tour.

  29. SA Kumar Says:

    Ananda there are a lot of overgrown boys in this forum. Don’t you agree.-agreed boys confused with security,racism, MR or GR,United etc….

    lets run separate trail ( Anurada Devi ) from Anurathapuram to colombo & virsa versa .

  30. Piyadigama Says:

    ආනන්ද සහ ලෝරන්ස්,

    අද අනුරාධපුර දුම්රිය පොළේ මිනිස්සු යාල්දේවීයට කියන්නේ යමපල්දේවී කියල.

    අම්මප මේක අපායෙන් එන කෝච්චියක්! මිනිස්සුන්ට ඉඳගන්නනම් හිතන්නත් බැහැ. කෝච්චියට ගොඩවෙන්න දෙන්නෙත් නැහැ අර කට්ටිය. අපේ මිනිස්සුන්ට මූනට කහිනවා , කෙල ගහනවා, ගැහැණුන්ගේ ඇඟේ ඇතිල්ලෙනවා, ඇනුම් පද කුණුහරුප කියනවා. දෙමල මිනිස්සු හොඳට ඉඳගෙන යනවා සිංහල මිනිස්සු පා පුවරුවේ එල්ලිලා යනවා. මේවා සහ ගහන අපරාධ!

    කරුණාකරලා අනුරාධපුර, කුරුණෑගල, මීරිගම ආදී පැතිවල ඉන්න ඔබගේ නෑදෑයන් ගෙන් අහල බලන්න ඇත්ත තත්ත්වය. පත්තර අඬන්නේ දෙමල අවනඩු වලට විතරනේ. සිංහල මිනිස්සුන්ගේ ප්‍රශ්න කියන්න ගියොත් ජාතිවාදියා කියල මරනවා.

    යමපල්දේවී දුම්රිය තව කොච්චර කල් සාමයෙන් දුවයිද මන්දා. පළාත් වගේ දෙමල මිනිස්සුන්ටයි සිංහල මිනිස්සුන්ටයි වෙනම කෝච්චි දාන්න වෙයි. හරිම ලැජ්ජයි. සහජීවනය කියන එක මුන් දන්නෙම නැහැ. ඔක්කොම උන්ට විතරයි කියල හිතන්නේ.

    Today Yal Devi train is called Yamapal Devi by the people in Anuradhapura, etc. This is a train from hell. Yamapal Devi means the queen of hell’s keepers. Sinhala people are subjected to various disgusting harassment by them. They cannot peacefully get into the train. Some opts to hang on the footboard whereas Tamils travel in comfort seated.

    Please ask your relatives about the true status of it if you have any in that train line. Some people simply don’t know how to share. They think everything should be for them only.

  31. Nanda Says:

    I have a feeling that Charles is an enemy of MR. If he think he will win without JHU, he will loose. May be that is why he is praising him so much.

  32. Nanda Says:

    Strange that ministry of trains working CONTRARY to the ministry of defence – TRUE
    These are Ministry of Crabs. They are playing in the pot swimming until it is hot. But the cheer leaders are dancing outside, half naked, cheering the crabs.

  33. SenaD Says:

    Charles,

    “They are on a campaign to smear your good name. Corruption Mr. President is a global phenomena. We have confidence in you and believe you are not turning a blind eye to them, but abiding for the right moment to swoop to remove corruption as you did with terrorism.”

    The way I see is that one has to choose priorities when all the problems are burning ones.

    The country cannot be developed without political stability in the country and one has to be in power for a continuous and long enough period to complete a planned programme of development, not forgetting having to deal with any other debacles natural or otherwise that comes along.

    The 18th amendment must be looked at in that light.

    “But you may have your reasons for keeping the 13 Amendment, perhaps to remove it at the third term of your office. The PC System Mr.President has not given to Sri Lanka a national administrative system. It should be substituted by a more effective village based system. Such a system would also give us a greater independence as leaving the 13 Amendment in our Constitution allows India to interfere in to the internal affairs of Sri Lanka with its claim that the 13 Amendment was introduced at their demand.”

    This is so, especially taking into account that it would be strenuously resisted unless appropriate measures have been put in place to counter them. However it has to be done and the current proportional voting system too must be changed at the same time.

    Again it is a question of priority.

    “The Foreign Embassies specially the UK and USA Embassies are already busy becoming very undiplomatic in their frenzy to change the regime. British High Commissioner John Rankin visits even Veddhas and kicks protocol to dine with a UNP Provincial Councillor completely over looking the Provincial Governor.
    In 1957 UNP election campaign was financed by the American Embassy in Sri Lanka. This time too it would not be surprising if the CIA Agents are already in place and influencing possible traitors to the country against the President to realise their objective of regime change.
    It is in that light Mr. President it is appropriate to ask what interest the BASL led by Upul Jayasuriya has in stopping you from presenting yourself for a third term. The USA Embassy may perhaps be behind it and they may as well use the Opposition parties, the academics, and journalists against you. It may perhaps be the reason why the British High Commissioner Ranking is even visiting the Veddhas perhaps to enlist the villagers of Sri Lanka for the Western campaign of regime change.”

    They appear to do it not so covertly in Sri Lanka unlike elsewhere.

    Lorenzo,

    “Bring on the BEST LEADER EVER – GR.”

    I think it is still too early, let him get on with the excellent role he is playing in relation to Defence and UDA.

  34. SA Kumar Says:

    Funnily, dear Old Wiggie “was unable to secure an appointment to meet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj”- We are prove to Hela demilaya (Eelath Thamilar) !
    We do not need Indian specialy North Indian that why we kicked out IPKF even though they offered NEP in gold plate.

  35. Ananda-USA Says:

    Piyadigama,

    Yes, I will ask my friends and relatives to travel on the Yal Devi and let me know whether Sinhala people are being systematically mistreated by Tamil travellers, as you contend. Better still, I will do that myself also when I visit Sri Lanka in the near future. My first reaction is that you are exaggerating this, but I will reserve final judgment until I get more evidence.

    However, I recall that in the past when I was a young man, I experienced some such behaviour myself. As soon as the train went beyond Anuradhapura, Tamil men changed out of trousers into vertis and started to bring their smelly feet onto the seat, not caring how other passengers felt about it. This was a common practice in the anti-Sri car license plate days. Whether it was a cultural defect or a deliberate affront to Sinhala passengers … I don’t really know.

    I was hoping that those bad old habits had disappeared now that a large number of Northern Tamils have sought refuge from war in Colombo area and adapted to the behavioural norms in the rest of the country.

    What I do know, is that most Tamil people I know are decent, cordial and courteous, so if what you are relating iis true, then it it is a systematic campaign of SABOTAGE designed to disrupt inter-community relations and national integration orchestrated by Tamil separatists, Then, that must be recognized, confronted and demolished, equally systematically.

  36. Ananda-USA Says:

    The process of groping for a “Common Candidate” by the “opposition” is now descending to deep and dark depths, as CBK who hurried to Sri Lanka to vie for that signal honor, has now become a serious contender!

    However, I caution the opposition gropers against groping below the waist line now that CBK is also in the ring, because this is no longer a gentlemen’s party game only, and very strange things may pop up from down there!

    …………………………………..
    CBK eclipses Karu; Quest for common candidate

    by Shamindra Ferdinando
    November 9, 2014

    Former UNP Deputy Leader and MP Karu Jayasuriya has received the backing of many political parties and groups looking for a common candidate at the forthcoming presidential election, but some influential players are of the view that twice-president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will be a better candidate.

    ….More

    Opposition groping in the dark for a candidate – President

    Nov 10 (DN) While the government having won 28 elections in a row is set to win its 29th, the Opposition is yet searching for a candidate, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

    …More

  37. Lorenzo Says:

    SenaD,

    GR can do it better as president. Look how other ministries are UNDERCUTTING national security! GR must become the defence minister and the COMMANDER IN CHIEF (president).

    He has shown he is a FANTASTIC administrator in CIVIL affairs.

    GR has built MORE housing units (WITH electricity, water, common facilities, etc.) in 5 years than Premathasan in his entire life. WITHOUT any major trumpeting.

    IF we can trust GR with MOD, UDA, NNDCB (where he EXCELLED) we can trust him for the country. Look what happened to HEROIN. Today it is VERY DIFFICULT to see a drug addict unlike 10 years ago when they were EVERYWHERE.

    GR should NOT confine himself to these NARROW portfolios. He must become president.

  38. Marco Says:

    SenaD
    You brought up some salient issues in your comment.
    If I may address them:
    It is a question of priority you say.

    “…abiding for the right moment to swoop to remove corruption as you did with terrorism.”

    “The country cannot be developed without political stability in the country and one has to be in power for a continuous and long enough period to complete a planned programme of development, not forgetting having to deal with any other debacles natural or otherwise that comes along.”

    MRGOSL has political stability with a 2/3rd majority in the legislative chamber. I’m not sure what right time is he waiting for to swoop down to remove corruption, introduction of proper governance and the practice of natural justice. (rule of law).

    The 18th Amendment consolidated his executive powers and had nothing to do with political stability. It took away from Legislature the few powers it had to the Executive. You would be right to say “Dictatorial” stability and not political stability with regards to the 18th.

    It would be fair to say the majority (in fact all) of Sri Lankans are against the 13th for various reasons. Even the terrorist LTTE were against the 13th.
    “But you may have your reasons for keeping the 13 Amendment, perhaps to remove it at the third term of your office”- we await with abated breath for that to happen.
    Th only person to keep the 13th (and wants to keep it) and benefit from it is President Rajapakse and all the PC members at great cost to the tax payer.
    We can debate this till the cows come home. MR will not get rid of the 13th because it benefits him the most.
    Like the 18th he would introduce powers to the Executive to circumvent the 13th.

    MR is more than likely to get a third term (it’s certainty) but he is very unlikely to get a 2/3rd majority in Parliament at a General Election. That’s when the fun begins.

    How is he going to rid of corruption, get rid of the 13th and all the “priorities” that one talks about.

    With regards to Regime change by Western Govt, many have fallen hook line and sinker to this mantra repeated by MRGOSL for political benefit. If any Western Govt was interested in over throwing the Govt they would have done it long ago. Sri Lanka, regretfully is a small pawn in a wider picture. Geopolitically, they would not dare do it at the doorstep of India.

  39. Ananda-USA Says:

    OUCH!

    Modi’s India RE-INFECTED by the same disease as Sri Lanka: Too many Ministerial cooks, stirring the National Governance soup!

    Now 66 Ministers strong … err, that is, 66 weak Ministers!
    …………………..
    Indian PM Narendra Modi expands cabinet with 21 new ministers

    BBC.com
    November 9, 2014

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his cabinet and reshuffled several ministers, five months after he led his BJP party to a landslide win.

    Twenty-one new ministers were sworn in on Sunday at the presidential palace in the capital, Delhi.

    The most crucial appointment is Manohar Parrikar, who quit as Goa chief minister, as the new defence minister.

    Other new ministers are Olympic shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore, former plumber Vijay Sampla and singer Babul Supriyo.

    The new appointments take the total strength of the council of ministers to 66.

    In May, Mr Modi appointed a 45-member ministry, promising that he would head a lean government. But in recent months there has been criticism that many ministers were overburdened, slowing the economic reform agenda.

    More than six ministers were given more than one portfolio, including Arun Jaitley, who held the key ministries of finance and defence.

    Mr Parrikar’s appointment frees Arun Jaitley to concentrate on finance. Mr Jaitley has not been in good health recently – he was admitted to hospital for several weeks in August and September.

    Earlier this year, the BJP won the biggest victory by any party in India for 30 years, gaining a majority in parliament and trouncing the outgoing Congress Party.

  40. SenaD Says:

    Marco,
    You have read my comments referring to Charles’ points incorrectly.

    All the text within quotation marks after “Charles,” are those of Charles and those text after “Lorenzo,” are those of Lorenzo.

    Perhaps my failure to begin each quote with a “Re.” made you to read the way you have done. I will remember not to miss the “Re.” it in the future.

    So, even though it does not make much sense without the text to which my comments apply my previous contribution would read:

    The way I see is that one has to choose priorities when all the problems are burning ones.
    The country cannot be developed without political stability in the country and one has to be in power for a continuous and long enough period to complete a planned programme of development, not forgetting having to deal with any other debacles natural or otherwise that comes along.

    The 18th amendment must be looked at in that light.

    This is so, especially taking into account that it would be strenuously resisted unless appropriate measures have been put in place to counter them. However it has to be done and the current proportional voting system too must be changed at the same time.
    Again it is a question of priority.

    They appear to do it not so covertly in Sri Lanka unlike elsewhere.

    Lorenzo,

    I think it is still too early, let him get on with the excellent role he is playing in relation to Defence and UDA.

  41. Marco Says:

    SenaD,
    My apologies.
    I did read Charles article “quick read”. I did not find anything new or worthy to comment with no disrespect to Charles.

    Nevertheless, my points on my comment still stands having re-read the Articles.

    In Sri Lankan politics today’s priorities are not the same tomorrows.

  42. ranjit Says:

    Charles you are correct MR should come back to continue his good work how much his critics criticize unnecessarily. Only the blind cannot see what he has done to our nation in a short time. No country has done to it’s people after a war like we had for thirty long years. Thirty years was not a small period of time. The Government must show the public and remind them what those LTTE murderers and the Opposition traitors did to our nation during those dark days. 700 policemen was killed brutally in cold blood. UNP gave half of the country to those barbarians without a fight and were teasing the Government when they were winning the fight. Why can’t our stupid Sinhalese cannot remember all those events in the past? Why anyone waste his valuable vote for such traitors to come to power again. All the Gay boys in the opposition should be kept away for another 100 years from power until another DS or Dudley like person was born.

    Corruption is there all over the world not only in Sri Lanka. What Opposition did and doing now cannot be accepted.They are real traitors to our Motherland. Buddhist priests has no place in politics. They should stay in their temples and preach Buddhism not politics to the public without acting like rowdies in public places. They can advise for good governance but cannot lead political parties in my view. These corrupt priests were given money by NGO’s and they are trying to create unnecessary scenes in my country before the Presidential elections. Our people must act wisely and should not believe these traitors. Rajapaksa’s are the best for our future although corruption are in rampart in every corner of Governance.

  43. SA Kumar Says:

    MR should come back to continue his good work ! Agreed until 2020 !
    MR’s 3 goals since 18th may 2009 to unit mother Lanka.

    1) NP (Saiva TE) election – Done
    2) Yaldevi to Colombo – Done
    3) Mahaveli to Irana madu kulam – to be completed 2020.

    MR deserve 3rd team in his office even though we all know 18A become law of land after his 2nd team election so it is illegal him to stand 3rd team election ( he will pay for it later as JRJ striped Mrs Srima B citizenship) .

    So All Tamil should vote for MR for his 3rd team illegal election .

  44. Ananda-USA Says:

    CBK elects not to be groped in the search for a “Common Candidate”! Thank God for small mercies!

    ……………………
    Former Sri Lankan President rules out contesting for presidency again

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has ruled out a return to contest for the presidency at an election expected to be held in January.

    The former President has reportedly rejected an invitation from several main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians to be the common opposition candidate to contest at the presidential election.

    Several UNP MPs, including Chairman Kabir Hashim and media head Mangala Samaraweera have met Kumaratunga last week and requested her to contest as the common opposition candidate, local media reported.

    Ms. Kumaratunga has declined the invitation, party sources said. However, she has assured that she will support the common opposition candidate and will work towards getting the support of some members of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) that her father founded.

  45. Ananda-USA Says:

    No impediment for Sri Lanka President running for a third time, Supreme Court decides

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has unanimously determined that incumbent president can run for a third term and therefore Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has no legal impediment to contest for the upcoming presidential election, Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva stated in the parliament today (11).

    A full bench of Supreme Court has made a unanimous decision and their was delivered to the President Monday night at the Temple Trees.

    President Rajapaksa consulted the Supreme Court on his eligibility to run for the top post for a third term as per the article 129 (1) of the Constitution. He requested the apex court to opinionate on whether a presidential election could be held before 4 years of his term has completed and whether the incumbent president could come forward for a third term if such an election is held.

    The Supreme Court Bench comprised Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Justice K. Sripavan, Justice Chandra Ekanayake, Justice Priyasath Dep, Justice Eva Wanasundera, Justice Rohini Marasinghe, Justice B.P. Aluvihara, Justice Sisira de Abrew, Justice Sarath de Abrew and Justice Priyantha Jayawardena.

    Earlier, the President submitted a series of questions to the Supreme Court for its consideration asking the apex court to submit its opinion on to him before November 10.

    President Rajapaksa, who was elected in January 2010 for a second term in office, asked the Supreme Court whether the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, will allow him to declare his intention to contest for presidency after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of his second term of office as President on 19th November 2010.

    The President made the request in terms of provision 129 (I) of the Constitution.

    The Apex Court informed the Bar Association of Sri Lanka of the President’s request and asked them to submit any points they have in writing to the Registry of the Supreme Court by Friday, November 7.

    Interested parties submitted 38 petitions to the court both in favor and against the President’s inquiry. The Bar weighed in on behalf of the President and the majority of submissions were in his favor.

    The matter was taken up for consideration on Wednesday by a full bench of judges presided over by Chief Justice Mohan Peiris PC.

    The two questions President referred to the Supreme Court were as follows:

    “(a). Whether in terms of Article 31 (3A)(a)(i) of the Constitution, as amended by tne-18th Amendment, I, as the incumbent President, serving my second term of office as President, have any impediment, after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of my second term of office as President on 19th November 2010, to declare by Proclamation my intention of appealing to the People for a mandate to hold office as President by election, for a further term; and

    (b). Whether in terms of the provisions of the Constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, I, as the incumbent President, serving my second term of office as President, and was functioning as such on the date the 18th Amendment was enacted, have any impediment to be elected for a further term of office.”

  46. Ananda-USA Says:

    REPEAL the 13th Amendment NOW! NO ONE except India wants it!

    Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, now visiting HIS MOTHERLAND of Tamil Nadu, URGES 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamil “refugees” in India to return to Sri Lanka … to increase the number of Tamils in SL …. and STRENGTHEN his hand in his quest for EELAM!

    Old Wiggie, who benefited mightily from every opportunity Sri Lanka gave him in full measure, now feels “discriminated against” and wants MORE DEVOLVED POWERS to give him greater access to more benefits than 13A, 13A+, or 13A++ …. OFFERS!

    THEREFORE, NOTHING will satisfy this AVOWED SEPARATIST short of a completely sovereign state of EELAM carved out our Motherland of of Sri Lanka.

    He wants India to get it for him, and is canvassing SUPPORT for it in HIS TRUE MOTHERLAND of Tamil Nadu in India!

    If INVITING FOREIGN COUNTRIES to DIVIDE & DISMANTLE the country of one’s own citizenship, is NOT TREASON, what is TREASON?

    Oliver Cromwell cut off King Charles’s head in jolly old England for precisely the SAME TREASON of inviting an Irish Army to invade England to restore England’s crown to him.

    Now, Old Wiggie feels the need for a TRUE CROWN of a Sovereign State of EELAM to rest on his balding head, and is terminally unconsolable serving just as a common garden-variety Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province!

    We must put him out of his UNBEARABLE MISERY … REPEAL the 13th Amendment completely, ABOLISH the Provincial Councils, and CONVICT and EXECUTE this TRAITOR!

    ARREST him, PROSECUTE him, and CONVICT him of TREASON, and CUT OFF his head, just as King Charles did to pay for his TREASON against his country!

    We need to STOP Sri Lankan political leaders from going to other countries and COMMITTING TREASON!
    Spare the Rod and Spoil the Ministers.
    Make EXAMPLES of them to COMPEL others to CEASE & DESIST.

    Start at the TOP, NOW!

    Start with Old Wiggie … As a former Supreme Court Justice, he should know that CRIME MERITS PUNISHMENT better than anyone else, having meted it out PUNISHMENT to scores of others!

    ……………………………….
    Return Home,Wigneswaran Tells Refugees

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 11 (ENS) CHENNAI- Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran on Monday made an impassioned appeal to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India to return to their homeland to strengthen the hands of his government.

    Accusing the Lankan establishment of changing the demography of the Tamil majority areas by settling Sinhalese outsiders, he said that return of refugees would increase the bargaining power of the Tamil community as a whole.

    At a press conference, Wigneswaran was asked for his opinion on a recent survey that said a substantial number of refugees preferred to stay back in Tamil Nadu. “The Tamil Nadu government and the Central government are taking care of one lakh of our people. Some of them may feel like they do not want to come back. But I ask them to understand that all their lands are being taken over by the (Sri Lankan) Army,” he said.

    “We also need their support back home, to ensure we have a proper devolution of powers. If all of them come back, it would also help increase our presence in the Parliament,” Wigneswaran added. He repeated a number of points he had made a day earlier, as part of a lecture arranged by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), and said no political solution could be reached in Sri Lanka without India’s involvement. He also stressed on the need to ban trawl fishing in the Palk Bay, as a key method of resolving the problems faced by fishermen of both sides.

    Wigneswaran clarified that while the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution was a critical aim, neither it nor any of its other proposed forms (such as 13+ or the more recent 13++) would prove an actual solution. “We have been saying since 1987 that the 13th Amendment is not in the entire spirit of the India – Sri Lanka Accord. No matter whether it is plus or plus-plus, it can only be a stepping stone towards true devolution of powers,” he said.

  47. Lorenzo Says:

    If Endians invade SL pretending to be SLs they should be manhandled and sent back to their MOTHERLAND Tamil Nadu along with their cousins in SL.

    They have NO right to “return” to SL when SL kept its promise of keeping Endians. If they come, Endians in SL GO.

    At least now SCRAP 13 amendment. Each day we keep the damn 13 amendment, it brings new problems.

    Hats off the GOSL for prosecuting Endian fishermen with DEATH PENALTY. Perfect timing. Tamil Amma is in jail and Tamils are without a leader now. Next push for scarping 13 amendment. Everyone will vote for MR.

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