A Lesson for Cowardly Lankan Leaders from Nepal in Constitution Making
Posted on October 10th, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara

After eight (8) years of deliberations, the Nepali parliament has finally approved its Constitution. Going by modern democratic standards, it is a fairly progressive constitution. Indian ethnic groups that are minorities in Nepal protested against it. India also protested against it claiming it doesn’t represent the interests of minorities. These minority groups live in larger numbers in India.

Failing to make an impact, India made a strong protest with a dictate of seven (7) amendments. However, Nepal didn’t collapse under pressure as it stood its ground.

All must hail Nepali leaders’ courage, commitment to democracy and exercising Nepal’s right of self-determination. After all, they are elected to serve Nepali national interests, not Indian interests.

There is a crucially important lesson for cowardly Sri Lankan leaders who are unwilling to touch the Indian imposed 13A (13th amendment) to the Constitution. India imposed it under similar conditions claiming it is a ‘political solution’ to the problems facing the island nation’s Tamil minority numbering close to 3 million today. India is home to Tamils with over 72 million centralised in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

13A is a recipe for disintegration, Indianisation and ethnic polarisation of the Sri Lankan society. It imposes the Indian governance model, which is based on ethnic enclaves. In India, people of a particular ethnic group is concentrated in a state (a territory). It is not the case in Sri Lanka where most Tamils living outside the north and east. 13A has created friction and conflicting interests in governance. It also imposed the Tamil language as an official language of Sri Lanka. It is absurd to recognise Tamil as an official language of Sri Lanka with a Tamil population of just 3 million when India doesn’t recognise it as an official language despite its Tamil population of 72 million.

13A was imposed in 1987 and all executive presidents have lived through it. Yet none had the courage to repeal it. Jayawardana, Premadasa, Wijetunga, Kumaratunga, Rajapaksa and Sirisena ruled the country since then but crumbled under Indian threats. Time to time India dictates the Lankan government to fully implement 13A. Sri Lankan leaders comply. As a result, Sri Lanka continues facing the separatism threat and Indianisation threat constantly despite winning the war against Tamil terrorists. Most hilarious is some Lankan leaders calling themselves heroes!

Sri Lanka must learn a lesson from Nepal and change its constitution to meet national interests of Sri Lanka and its people as a whole. There should not be constitutional provisions to appease minorities.

If concerned of Indian ethnic communities in neighbouring countries, India should take them into India. Interfering in other nations ridicules India’s often-challenged claim to be the ‘world largest democracy’. In fact, it has conducted as the world’s largest dictatorship. Germany invaded neighbouring countries during WW2 ostensibly to protect their German minorities. The world has not taken kindly to such invasions.

Sri Lankans must act more decisively against India-appeasing leaders. None of them deserves to be called heroes.

27 Responses to “A Lesson for Cowardly Lankan Leaders from Nepal in Constitution Making”

  1. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Dilrook, Excellent, we Sir Lankans do not have such political leaders as Nepal. There is no Parliament in SL because MUSLIM OBAMA got the Election Commissioner to put Sirisena President and RANIL PUNK TO RUN The country without a Parliament. 13th can be removed only by the Parliament. Mr. Dilrook do you see the issue now?

  2. ranjit Says:

    You cannot find any heroes among our political elite yesterday,today or tomorrow but we can call a hero to the previous President as he was the only leader among several in the past who had guts and a backbone to stand up to the western bullies and LTTE murderers to finish the war on terror we had in our soil for thirty long years. It was an heroic thing because if he didn’t take those brave decisions on that day we would be still facing those blood thirsty killers and many innocents would have been killed by this time even those who are talking big now.

    Who ever rule this country now or later must remove 13 plus or A from the books in sake of the welfare of the Sri Lankan people. We are not under Occupation of any country.We are a sovereign state with a Democratic Govt. which serves only the people of Sri Lanka not Indian parasites. India cannot be treated as a friend. I will never agree to that because what they did to our country for thirty years cannot be just ignore or forget. They were the one who created the Monster Velupillai Prabakaran. They trained and Financed and gave shelter to this murderous group of terrorists. We should follow Nepal as Dilrook says because their rulers had the guts to ignore Indian demands and work only for the good of the Nepali people. Brave Nepalis we Salute you for your courage and fearless decisions.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Nepal is luckier than Sri Lanka. Nepal has no ports to call her own. Nepal has no Trinco. Nepal is land locked, unlike Sri Lanka. Nepal is not suitable for Cold War purposes.

    Sri Lanka will NEVER be a free country whilst there is a Cold War on ….. ? Democracy becomes a joke in Lanka whilst there is a Cold War on. The Dept of Silly Tricks cloaking Fascism will prevail over all in Lanka making a mockery of sane politics.

  4. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Sri Lanka’s government and Constitution should reflect that of a Buddhist Sinhalese government. Anything else is to appease the minorities and play puppet to India

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    As far as Lanka Laws are concerned, not only has the 13-A NOT been repealed, the following Laws have not been acted on or repealed either :

    * Even the 6-A has NEVER been implemented although there have been many occasions to do so.
    * The Vaddukoddai Resolution (1976) never officially removed.
    * The Tamil Language (Sp.Prov) Act of 1958 is also in place.

    As far as I know, no Nepalese leaders got assassinated due to Cold War politics or due to aspirations of Indian Dalits there, whereas in Lanka the UNP leadership got decimated by the LTTE (Lalith A., Gamini D., Pres Premadasa to name a few able UNP leaders).

    The present day problem for Nepal is probably due to China taking an interest in taking Buddhist countries under their wing (China announced this some months ago, if I recall right).

    As Nepal is a predominantly Buddhist country and a neighbor of Tibet which was taken over by China, India is bristling up egged on by you- know-who.

    Glad to know that Nepal prevailed. A friend of ours from Nepal met us about an year ago and even then complained of Indian interference in internal matters of Nepal.

    Should Lanka tie up with all the regional Buddhist countries for moral strength in times of dire need ?

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said Dilrook and Fran!

    We have been calling for SCRAPPING 13 amendment always. We showed NO let up.

    But some people said 13 amendment CANNOT be removed! How come?

    In this IMPERMANENT WORLD only 13 amendment is permanent!! Cannot be.

    I blame the “patriots” who SOFTENED their stand on 13 amendment.

    True patriots like GUNADASA AMARASEKARA never compromised on their demand to SCRAP 13 amendment. But they are OUT OF POWER.

  7. Independent Says:

    “There is a crucially important lesson for cowardly Sri Lankan leaders who are unwilling to touch the Indian imposed 13A (13th amendment) to the Constitution. ” -Dilrook Today

    Let us go back 2 years and see what our commentators said

    Fran Diaz Says:
    May 14th, 2013 at 5:19 am

    UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL ! Find ways to Remove the 13-A and don’t get side tracked by other issues. In removing the 13-A, each of us must ask ourselves ‘am I for removal for the 13-A’ ? Q&A yourself and stand by your decision. Our ‘enemies’ will try to find ways to divide us and use us.

    mario_perera Says:
    May 13th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    A comment on Sarath W’s opinion.

    “I believe the president’s attitude will change after the CHOGM.”
    That is like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Have you forgotten that the Northern elections are scheduled for September??

    “I think it is important to get those leaders to Sri Lanka and show them what the government has done for the people in the north ”
    Do you think they do not know? Their Embassies are not here ‘to scrape coconuts’
    It is not about building roads and maerial infrastructures, it is about dong as they are telling the government to do. That is what the two Geneva verdicts were all about.

    “Certainly a successful conference will attract more foreign investment and more tourist to the country.”
    That is what Sirima B thought about the Non Aligned conference. Just one year later she was thrown out lock stock and barrel.
    Politicians are not the investors. Investors have more brains.

    Charles Perera -Posted on May 12th, 2013 before being drugged

    “It is certainly wise to stop elections in the North until the Governments takes a definite decision to withdraw the 13 Amendment and bring in new Amendments to the Constitution, and issue a strong warning against communal political alliances formed to benefit one community against another.”

    Ben Silva Says:
    May 13th, 2013 at 4:23 am

    “Further, we need to question if it is correct to believe in Indian myths blindly and seek extinction and give up desires. I do not think any one in their right mind want to have such depressed beliefs. ”

    Senevirath Says:
    July 31st, 2013 at 11:32 am

    G.L.P AUSTINAND DAYAN ARE ALL TRAITORS

    DAYAN THREW AWAY THE BUDDHA STATUE IN THE FRENCH EMBASSY TO THE RECYCLE BIN AND IT WAS PICKED UP BY THE CARETAKER FRENCH LADY. U CAN NOW SEE IT IN HER OFFICE

    HE TOOK OUT THE PRESIDENTS PICTURE FROM WHERE IT WAS HANGING AND HUNG IT ON THE OTHER SIDE SO THAT NOBODY CAN SEE IT WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED——(covered by the opened door)

    MAHINDA WAS MISGUIDED BY G.L WHO APPOINTED DAYAN DE SILVA ALIAS JAYATILEKE
    STILL G.L IS A MINISTER SHAME

    Lorenzo Says:
    July 24th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Agree with Fran in the first part.

    It is NOT the fault of previous govt.s It is the fault of THIS govt.

    They messed it up. 13 amendment should have been scrapped in 2009.
    Sinhalese and Muslim displaced MUST have been resettled in the north BY NOW.

    They MAINLY served Tamils after winning the war and now they are going to pay for it BADLY.
    Rajiv did, Premathasa did, Chandirikka did. BR will.

    aloy Says:
    July 24th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    “Since we did not have a good leader after DS, we are destined to go on a bloody path over and over again. I foresee another one with JVP grabbing the opportunity. When MR came around we thought we had another one. But it appears, it is not going to be. Today crossovers and elections are more important than the sovereign nature of the nation to vast majority of Sinhalas . Everybody seems to be scared even to bat an eye lid thinking the same fate that befell on SF will pass on to them as well. Only a few in this forum express strong opposition. Where is JHU?. Where is BBS?.
    When Wigneswaran has openly said what he wants, is it right for our leaders to hand over the sword to him because of a CHOGM?.”

    S.Gonsalkorale Says:
    July 24th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    “Rudrapakse is unscrewing bolts attached by war heroes who sacrificed lives to bolt the pieces broken away by Ruin-ill the ballless looser. The way he is doing it is worse than Ruin-ill.
    Maha Sangha will not allow him to unscrew. They are calling for action right now.
    Endia is holding this bugger for ransom. He is shivering in fear.”

    Fran Diaz Says:
    July 22nd, 2013 at 11:23 am

    India is only interested in keeping Tamil Nadu in the Indian Union, plus keep a strong Hold on Sri Lanka. Using the 13-A to get Greater Tamil Nadu is the best bet for India to achieve both these objectives.

  8. Independent Says:

    To be fair, only Dilrook , Lorenzo and Ben Silva kkept saying the same thing. Others changed time to time and 3 months ago almost ALL agreed we should not even talk about 13A now because a certain Protector God would be affected.

  9. Independent Says:

    Sorry. Mario is and has been very consistent throughout , always for the country, not for Mythical Protector Gods in the parliament.

  10. Vijendra Says:

    I am sorry to say that, even though MR was a true patriot not to be swayed by the threats of the western warmongers, and continue with the firm determination to get rid of the LTTE, he was an idiot not to have taken swift action immediately after the war to scrap this Indian imposed cancer. He rather indulged in celebration of victory. Either his advisors never gave him proper advice or he was just plain stupid and arrogant not to listen to them. That was a time he had all the power to change the constitution, without any opposition even from the western warmongers or India, but Sri Lanka lost the best chance it had to get rid of this Indian 13A. As long as this is in place, SL will be a interfered with at every turn, and remain like a colony of India.

  11. Dilrook Says:

    Fran: Actually Sri Lanka is luckier than Nepal.

    Nepal is a landlocked country relying mostly on India for trade. Besides Nepal is severely influenced by India through cultural, religious and social aspects. Sri Lanka is immune for both. Nepal is a newbie into democracy but its consensus based constitution well discussed and brainstormed for 7 years shows the inclusive nature. All Sri Lankan constitutions and amendments were adhoc events hidden from the public.

    Hopefully Nepal will resist Indian action, further. Nepal is a role model for “Asia’s oldest democracy – Sri Lanka.”

    Sri Lanka lost its right of self determination starting in the 1970s and worsening in 1987. Continuing with the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord and 13A is continuing surrender of our sovereignty. As habitual violation of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by India is the norm, it leads to other intrusive actions such as hybrid courts, demilitarisation, not resettling Sinhala and Muslim displaced in the north and allowing Indians to trespass into Sri Lanka at will.

    While appreciating the very limited acts of heroism of our leaders, we cannot escape from the fact that they have been cowards all along. Now Sri Lanka cannot draft a new constitution for itself as India opposes “touching the 13A” in anyway. The false bravado of a “home grown solution” died just as it was introduced.

  12. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    MR had a vision for Sri Lanka. He stopped separatist terrorist in no time where UNPatriiotic party dragged its
    feet to let ltte kill more and more Buddhists. After winning the war MR developed the country at break neck speed. People
    saw motorways with their own eyes for real and even travelled on them. Those UNPatriotics couldn’t build an inch of motorways for the last 75 years let alone winning a war. That’s how their record was.

    MR aligned the country with the mighty Chinese. When Chinese around you nobody dares to hassle you. They are the most powerful country in the world today even though most countries reluctant to admit it. When you are with the Chinese all these us, british, indian, german, canadian etc. etc. etc. rashes stay away. So the Chinese IS THE BEST ANTI BIOTICS TO KEEP THOSE
    RASHES AWAY FROM SRI LANKA. But unpatriotic, ungrateful, empty-headed, full of themselves Sinhalese who can’t see any further than their nose voted in these bunch of rogues who are only good at murder (Buddhists only), corruption, lieying and mayhem.

    Sinhalese are doomed with so many ungrateful, unpatriotic lot amongst them.
    Voba kenda yema sandaha maruwa yeyi shoya!
    Maruwa yeyi shoya!
    How true!
    Mohideen gebba forresaw this many many years ago.

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dilrook,

    I do agree with you. However, Sri Lanka is a far more strategic spot than Nepal for foreign Cold War players and therefore more vulnerable and has paid a heavy price for it.

    It is not cowardice on the part of of our politicians – it is sheer survival in dire circumstances. Look at the number of political assassinations – probably the highest in SE Asia ?

    I think a benevolent Dictatorship as in S’pore may be the only way it will work for Lanka if Buddhism is to survive at all in Lanka.

    ——–

    Ancient Sinhalaya,

    You are right too !

  14. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Lets see how the 13th A can be nullified. First it was put by the Parliament. The only way it can be removed is by the Parliament. Do you have a Parliament today in SL? NO. What happened when Denash Gunawardena wanted to speak in the Parliament few days ago! THE SPEAKER closed the Parliament? MR came very close to nullifying it. Then came his Political advisors and changed the subject to “Palestine state recognition at the UN”. The solution I suggest is as follows: To get the Parliament open, people must raise against the Election Commissioner. They MUST block the entrance to his office once he gets there. Then throw rocks at the office break through the gates and CAPTURE the Election Commissioner. Hold him there until the Parliament is opened. This where MR has to come in and distribute bags of money to the MPs and get the 13th A nullifying vote. Do the second reading as well. Now it is in the HANSARD and it is the LAW. Dilrook, Independent, and Lorenzo has my suggestion any validity?

  15. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Thanks Fran. There was a very very simple choice for the Sinhalese at the general election. They had seen the
    end of the war which claimed 100,000+ (mainly Sinhalese Buddhists). They had seen the rapid development,
    rapid increase in living standards, rapid regeneration in towns, cities etc. etc. These had never been experienced
    by the people under any previous regime.

    Another 10 years of MR rule would’ve made Sri Lanka a Singapore or Hong Kong. But ungrateful, short-memoried,
    full of themselves, unpatriotic Sinhalese fell for these murderous thieves who has never done any thing for the country
    or the people in the last 75 years.

    When Sri Lanka with the Chinese, all over your rash india completely stay away. They are no match for mighty
    Chinese. Good example of this is when a fleet of Chinese submarines docked at the Colombo harbour, indians wet their
    pants. Why? Because they don’t have any submarine fleets. They have only one submarine, decommissioned from
    the British Navy. That’s how much the defence gap between the two countries. Chinese would’ve guaranteed the
    sovereinity of Sri Lanka for good by keeping these rashes away! Even these impotent UNHCR wouldn’t have hasselled
    Sri Lanka when the Chinese with you. Only one phone call would’ve silenced those human rights champions who bully
    only small countries!

    Israel no no (too powerful, need their presence in the middle east)

    syria no no (Russians in it)

    saudi no no (too many defence contracts for the British and US, can’t lose all that trade)

    Sri Lanka yes yes. Impotent? of course!

  16. Fran Diaz Says:

    Attempting to generate ideas re How to Govern :

    I am trying to think of some kind of S’pore style governance (benevolent ‘dictatorship’) for Lanka too. Since people in Lanka (Colombians & minorities) do not want to see a Top Figure such as MR in power over a long period of time, how about the Chinese style of a group of educated and savvy people governing the country, say, a Committee of 6-8 people, with 5 from the majority community ?

    Key areas to address :

    * Always strive for Self Sufficiency in every area

    * Democratic Socialist Republic status, always for Lanka

    * Law abiding & Loyal to Lanka; leadership & skills training (Sc&Tech) – key training for all students

    * Non-aligned stance unless the Ruling Committee decides otherwise in case of survival issues

    Any more ideas ?

  17. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Ceylon Today, “Denash Gunawardena states that the Parliament will be open on October 22nd and 23ed. Can the subject be discussed? No Speaker will stop it. UFPA is going to hold public meetings at Vharamaha Davi Park in Colombo, starting this week. They will hold such meetings all over SL. My suggestion is for MR to attend a meeting that should be held in Killinochchi and tell TAMILS that they are Sri Lankans and not INDIANS. Will MR staffers allow him to do this?
    1. Fran Diaz, I agree with you Don’t call it a benevolent Dictatorship please. it should be “Rehabilitation of the misguided and confused disinformation, SL to its feet again”.
    2.Senevirath, what made you resubmit July 31 20013 comments? The election commissioner gave you Kappan to distract the current issues? Where are the titles of books that you wrote some time ago about, then JVP (Killers). We need Photographic proof of Dayan, “threw the Buddha Statue in the French Embassy to the thrash bin”? or believe a comedy actor helping the Election Commissioner distract the attention away from todays issue of opening the Parliament for debate?

  18. Cerberus Says:

    I agree with Fran Diaz that a China style committee will work best in Sri Lanka instead of a Parliament with many parties all squabbling for goodies. The greed of Politicians is bottomless. Please see the attache link for an article by Harvey Perera for good ideas. I am listing his recommendations too.

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/03/slow-strangulation-of-sri-lanka-and-the-sinhalese/

    Possible solutions for Sri Lanka:

    -Set up an international independent group consisting of people from the Eastern countries as well as the West to look into the so called “grievances” of Tamils to see they are real and if their request for a separate state is justifiable in a small country like Sri Lanka.
    -Set up defense agreements with China and other countries friendly to Sri Lanka to act as a counter against India’s bullying.
    -Sign territorial agreements with India and also on repatriation of all the illegal migrants who came in during the last 30 years during LTTE rule of North and East.
    -Set up a National Military Service for all men and women between the ages of 18-40 years so that they receive training at least for a year and are then on call in case of need. This is what Switzerland, which is adjacent to Germany, France and Italy, have done to preserve their security. Our security is now very fragile. If India decides to invade as they did with the IPKF army there is little we can do.
    -Strengthen the Navy and patrol the shores to prevent illegal migration from India and other countries.
    -Repeal Tamil as a National Language and Official language. It was absurd for SWRD Bandaranaiyake to have given this since Tamils were only about 9%. In all countries where there is a minority they have to adapt to the majority not the other way around.
    -Repeal 13A and use Districts as the administrative unit instead of the Province.
    -Request reparations from India for the damage done by them to the country by their actions to date.
    -Request reparations from Britain for the damage they did to Sinhalese and the Buddha Sasana during the period they colonized the country and for abrogation of the treaty they signed with the Sinhala Chieftains.
    -Request reparations from Portugal for the damage done to Sri Lanka and the Buddha Sasana and the conversion of so many at the point of the sword.
    -Ban all forced conversions by use of inducements to prevent divide and rule happening in Sri Lanka.
    -Set minimum standards or education for all those who run for political office in Sri Lanka.

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    Independent,

    You praise anyone who comes close to your argument. Some said a year ago 13 amendment CANNOT be removed now due to “various reasons”. Trying to SUBTLY justify keeping it!!! I ALWAYS maintained 13 amendment MUST be scrapped. There is a difference between SEASONAL PATRIOTS and EVERGREEN PATRIOTS.

  20. Independent Says:

    Lorenzo,
    “You praise anyone who comes close to your argument. ”
    There is no “my argument” here. There is no argument at all. I remember there was time ALL agreed 13A should go. No one learned ANY GOOD of it after that. Removal of Chiefs Justice came at the height of it to dilute it. Even you dropped the main thing and got distracted.
    Dilrook was one who said that was a wrong move that time.

  21. Dilrook Says:

    Fran, addressing only the disagreements, our focus is different. I focus on survival of Sri Lanka the nation whereas you focus on (short term) survival of politicians (at the expense of the nation). The two are, at most times, contradictory. The nation cannot be saved by submitting into foreign demands (cowardice). The few instances of saving the nation (1956, 1990, 2009) came with definance in the face of foreign demands.

  22. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dilrook,

    I think some type of Joint Committee rule is the way to go to save BOTH the Nation as well as the few able politicians we now have.
    We have lost too many valuable lives in this pointless political farce that has gone on for a long time now. We have to think smart to survive and keep the country intact.

  23. Independent Says:

    Kit,
    First of all ask if MR agrees or not. We are just powerless commentators, I am the one with zero power, even to talk, others can say what they want.
    I bet he just want to keep whatever he achieved there without any harm , to hell with the country. Can you name someone else , even Dinesh OK with me I have some 1% hope, better than 0%.

  24. SA Kumar Says:

    Independent
    Sorry You missed out my comments (Let us go back 2 years ) 13A is untouchable !!!

  25. Fran Diaz Says:

    I am using the words ‘pointless political farce’ because the problem is in the vast numbers of Dalit Tamils (some 15 Million) in Tamil Nadu. In Sri Lanka, Tamils enjoy not having caste stamped on their birth certificates, thanks to the kindness of a Buddhist leadership and civilisation. I wonder what SWRD (the architect of help to Tamil Dalits) would say now, if he was here to witness the tragedy that may unfold if action by one and all is not taken to protect the country and the people.

    Re the Cold War counterpart of the problem, Lanka & India have always been with the west in critical times. So what’s the problem ? !

  26. Fran Diaz Says:

    Thank you Cerberus & Harvey Perera. The two of you have said it all !

  27. Independent Says:

    ජලය ඉල්ලා පාරට බැස්‌ස
    බඳගිරියේ ජනතාවට බඩ පිරෙන්නට ගුටි
    පොලිසියේ 3 ක්‌- ගම්වැසියෙක්‌ රෝහලේ

    චමින්ද සිල්වා

    පිරිසිදු පානීය ජලය ඉල්ලා ඊයේ (12 වැනිදා) පෙරවරුවේ තිස්‌ස, හම්බන්තොට මාර්ගය අවහිර කරමින් විරෝධතාවේ නිරත වූ පිරිස විසුරුවා හැරීමට ගිය පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරීන් සහ ගම්මුන් අතර ඇති වූ ගැටුමින් තුවාල ලැබූ පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරීන් තිදෙනකු සහ ගම්වැසියකු හම්බන්තොට රෝහලට ඇතුළත් කර ඇත.

    මෙම සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් සැකපිට පුද්ගලයන් 12 දෙනකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් බව කියමින් තංගල්ල කොට්‌ඨාස භාර ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ පොලිස්‌ අධිකාරි ටී. සී. ඒ. ධනපාල මහතා ‘දිවයින’ට පැවැසීය.

    තමන් බීමට ගන්නා හම්බන්තොට, බඳගිරිය වැවේ ජලය අපවිත්‍ර වී ඇති බව බඳගිරිය ප්‍රදේශවාසීන් විසින් මෙම විරෝධතාව දියත්කර තිබුණි.

    ප්‍රදේශවාසීන්ට ජලය ලබාදෙන ජල ව්‍යාපෘතිය ප්‍රජා ජල ව්‍යාපෘතියක්‌ බවත් මෙය රජයට අයත් නොවන නිසා සාකච්ඡා කර විසඳා ගැනීමට ගම්වාසීන් දිසාපතිවරයා හමුවට රැගෙන යැමට උත්සාහ කළත් එයට විරෝධය දක්‌වමින් පාර හරස්‌කර විරෝධතාව දැක්‌වීම නිසා ඔවුන් විසුරුවා හැරීමට පොලිසිය අවම බලය යෙදවූ බවත්, පොලිස්‌ අධිකාරිවරයා පැවසීය.

    මෙහිදී ගම්වාසීන් පොලිසියට ගල්මුල් ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කළ බවත් ඊට පොලිසියද ප්‍රතිචාර දක්‌වමින් උද්ඝෝෂකයන් විසුරුවා හැරීමට කටයුතු කළ බවත් හෙතෙම පැවැසීය.

    උද්ඝෝෂකයන් විසින් මාර්ගයේ ගමන් කළ ලංගම බස්‌ රථයක්‌ ඇතුළු වාහන කිහිපයකට පහරදී අලාභ හානි කර ඇතැයි පැවසූ ධනපාල මහතා අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් සැකකරුවන් පරීක්‍ෂණ සිදුකිරීමෙන් පසු යළි අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට කටයුතු කරන බව ද කීය.

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